Summer Beauty Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

This summer has been the hottest one in a few years in Ohio.  I'm so glad for the heat because we set up the pool, and we've been using it almost every day.  One thing that I don't like about summer is that it wrecks havoc on my beauty routine.  The humidity makes my hair puffy, and the hot temperatures make it harder to keep my makeup looking good.  Today I'll share with you some of my summer beauty tips for keeping your makeup looking good all day.

Dollar General helps me save money on my summer beauty essentials.

Get the Look: Summer Beachy Waves on Short Hair with Sally Beauty

Although I don't live anywhere near the beach, I still rock the beachy hair look in the summer.  I've let my hair grow out a little for summer just so I can add the waves.  My hair is still above my shoulders, so I consider it short.  Since it's not long enough to braid and use a flat iron to heat it in the braid, I use my flat iron to create the waves.  It's really easy and just takes a few minutes to get a great look.

Sharing My Other Side

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

You probably don't know everything about me.  True, I share tid bits of my life here and on my social media, but if you just read my blog, you might not know all there is to know about me.  I have a beauty blog, so I must be all about makeup, fashion, and living the high life, right?  Beauty bloggers are supposed to be worldly women who live in a big city full of energy, right?  
Wrong.  I'm a farm girl living in the middle of Amish country, Ohio.  Where I live couldn't be further from New York City or Los Angeles.  Today, I'll share some of my other side with you, including some adorable pictures.

Pineapple and Cornmeal Face Mask for Oily Skin

My skin has changed as I've aged.  It used to be extremely oily to the point that I had to use oil blotting sheets a few times a day.  Yuck!  Now it's more combination, but my T-zone can get really oily, especially in the summer.  I love this face mask for oily skin because it cuts through the grease without being too harsh for my skin.

I love it when I can use ingredients from my kitchen to make beauty recipes because I don't have to wait to go to the store before I can make it.  This easy DIY face mask for oily skin has just a few ingredients, but they work wonderfully together to combat excess oil on your face.

This pineapple and cornmeal face mask is great for oily or combination skin, but don't use it on dry skin because it can dry out your skin too much and cause irritation.

This easy face mask for oily skin uses common ingredients to exfoliate and remove excess oil.

Receutics Active Skin Care Review

This post was sponsored on behalf of Receutics. All opinions stated are my own.

My skin has changed so much in the few years.  It used to be oily and large pores were my only skin concern.  Now that I'm in my 30s, I have combination skin, large pores, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and sensitive skin.  I recently tried the Receutics Active Skin Repair line for a month.  They have a few different lines of products, but I tried Anti-Aging products and the therapeutic cleanser for my sensitive skin.