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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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Just sharing a little progress from my dining room. I feel like this space has really come together! I'm sure I will tweak and change things here and there, but overall this is one of the spaces in my home that I am the most happy with right now. So, I'm excited to share it with you. But first let's take a walk down ol' memory lane... Guys, I apologize... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at A Beautiful Mess
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Want a fun challenge for yourself? Try making your favorite braid while upside down, or at least with your head flipped upside down. Bonus: the challenge will also yield a cute new hairstyle and twist on your favorite top knot or ballerina bun. Or at least that is what I kept telling myself as I tried to learn this hairstyle with all the blood rushing to my head and my... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Beautiful Mess
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Although I know we still have plenty of warm days left where I live, I can't help but feel that summer is winding down. Mainly I know this because all my friends who work at schools are starting back within the next few weeks. Where did the time go?! Instead of lamenting the end of the season, I thought I'd rather put together an end of the summer bucket list... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Beautiful Mess
Thanks for the clarification Kim. You are right and I still have so much to learn regarding what terms to use and what ingredients are harmful and why. That said, you don't actually think I'm trying to mislead people, do you? And you understand that I'm just trying to eliminate harmful ingredients where I can, right? I'm trying very hard to be accurate in everything I share. So if you see something specific that you feel is inaccurate, maybe it would be more helpful to point that out rather than kind of just putting down my whole attempt? Thanks! Elsie
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Summer can be a bit tricky with hairstyles. It's too hot to have all your hair down and in your face, but you're tired of keeping it all up everyday. So what's a girl to do? How about a half-up-half-down option to the rescue?! I just learned how to do a reverse French braid (aka inside out braid, boxer braid, Dutch braid), and it's been my go to move to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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Great idea! :) Laura
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Marble Shelving DIY at A Beautiful Mess
The linked lot is actually for 10 tiles so you could make 5 shelves with it or find other tiles you like locally that will let you buy a smaller quantity. My shelves were about $40 per shelf with the linked products :) Laura
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Marble Shelving DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Yep, Aida is correct! The linked lot is for 10 tiles so you could make 5 shelves with it or find other tiles you like locally that will let you buy a smaller quantity. My shelves were about $40 per shelf with the linked products :) Laura
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Marble Shelving DIY at A Beautiful Mess
I totally get that! I am trying really hard to include affordable products and things you can find at regular stores like Target as much as possible. :)) xoxo- Elsie
I'm so sorry if it comes off as a lecture! Before I started switching products I wasn't interested myself, so I get that. Feel free to skip over these posts if you are not into it. I, however, am SUPER into it and excited to share. So there will be more to come. Hide your eyes! :)) -Elsie
Yes! I am loving the facial cleanser and day and night cream by Acure. You can get them at Target. :) I also love Herbivore! xx- Elsie
I haven't tried their makeup, but I have some of their cleaning products and yes they are definitely better than most things sold at Target. :) I buy almost everything on Amazon, so no worries there! They have SO much. :) xx- Elsie
True, but when you have the choice between two equally good products and one has potentially harmful toxins and one does not- why not choose the clean one? :) Elsie
I'm coming from a health perspective, but from what I understand it tends to go hand-in-hand with environmental concerns a lot of the time! So, "Toxic" can mean different things. In the Think Dirty App it breaks it down between "Carcinogenicity", "Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity" and "Allergies & Immunotoxicities". If you are interested I HIGHLY recommend the book "Skin Cleanse" it's really what inspired me to start replacing product in my home and beauty routine! I am still in the learning phase as well! xx- Elsie
Hi Jolie! It's available now, for versions 5.0 and newer. :) -Jacki
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First, let's point out the obvious. I have VERY fair skin. I don't/can't tan... and tried numerous things in high school to get that glowy tanned look to no avail. Over the years, I've learned to really embrace and love my skin for what it is... instead, focusing on how I can naturally enhance what I have. While I won't be the one with a tan during the summertime, I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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One of my favorite things about DIY projects is that you can make things that look a lot more expensive than they are. I have been eyeing some marble and brass shelving online for a small nook in our bathroom, but they were a bit too pricey (especially when I was wanting a two shelf situation), so I thought I would MacGyver up a situation of my own instead! The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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Try the peach color! xx- elsie
Yes, I have seen that happen. As a back up plan you can always check each ingredient to be completely sure. Personally, I use the Think Dirty app more because it has a much larger registry of products! :) xx- Elsie
Hobby Lobby! Laura :)
I don't remember the exact size but I think they are just from Hobby Lobby :) They are the next size up from a 13x19 Laura
Yes, that's the way to go! Laura :)
It does! Laura :)
Will do! Laura
Awesome! I've been looking for a sunless tanner! Thanks- Elsie