Links to Love

I'm feeling a little makeup obsessed right now, so I've got quite a few beauty themed links for you guys. 

What makeup should you probably throw away?
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I'm sure we're all guilty of this - keeping makeup that you don't use way past its sell by date. I actually just did a massive makeup drawer clean out, though, and I'm really happy. Old eyeshadows, sample sizes of things that I have no interest in using, six year old lipsticks that would probably give me a cold sore if I ever used them again, all deposited right in the trash. It definitely makes getting ready in the morning much easier.
How to create a Dolce&Gabbana-Inspired floral chain
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Sooooo preeeeeeetty. I might have to give this a try for Halloween.
Hear me out: I don't hate looking kind of goth in the fall
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Given how gothy my personal beauty ideals are, I definitely don't mind looking kind of goth any time of the year. I think she's got a point, though - there's nothing wrong with looking a little dark and witchy in the cooler months, when everyone is gravitating towards dark lipstick and smoky eyes anyway. There can be something really beautiful about that, and it's kind of a shame that so many people want to fight against it.
8 Beauty rules that are sexist, racist, and dumb
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I didn't even know that most of these were a thing. Mascara on your lower lashes is slutty? Who came up with that one? I like the only two rules that she suggests, which are to wear makeup that makes you happy and to blend well. Words to live by.
The best skincare products for getting redness under control, no matter what you're willing to spend
I was really happy when this article popped up, because my skin's been going a little nuts lately. I don't know if it's the weather or hormones or what, but my skin is back to doing this weird thing where it's simultaneously flaky and oil, and I'm having some acne issues, and my cheeks have decided that being red and uneven is way more fun than being skin colored. Booo-urns. I'm seriously considering picking up some of this stuff, just to see if it would help.