Gouldylox Beauty Bootcamp 101 : How To Get Your Own Before and After

Regular readers know how I feel about sulfates, why I refuse to take baths and how the shelves at Sephora are my happy place. However, it's you lurkers that I'm talking to. You know who you are. The ones who don't leave comments and instead, email me that you are too nervous to walk into Sephora on your own, don't know where to begin when it comes to skincare and haven't changed your hair since you graduated from middle school.

Since I get so many questions privately, I thought I would do a series of posts that cover the girly basics. Not the nitty-gritty that is covered by the mavens on chat boards or the fashionistas....but real information for the women out there who don't live and breathe this stuff. Consider me your older sister who wants you to love the skin your in.

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to do a series on the basics of all things beauty. It's meant to be a simple guide to help you get the best out of your hair, skin and makeup. It's not meant to be super complicated, trendy or expensive. It's meant to help you lurkers be the best you can be and get what you want out of your routine. I'll cover everything from skincare, haircare and makeup applications. I'll give you inexpensive options, pricier options and my favorites as suggested products to help you find your way. I'm also up for answering any of your questions, so send them my way!

This is my own before and after.

Looking your best means feeling your best. Who doesn't want that? I've learned a lot about hair, skincare, makeup and techniques, and because of that journey, my appearance has changed a lot since I've begun blogging. It's been a fun adventure and if you've ever wanted your very own before and after, break out of that rut and let's get started!

Be sure to subscribe, follow me on facebook and check in daily for everything you ever wanted to know about makeup, beauty and haircare. And while I LOVE comments, keep sending me emails and let me know what you are too afraid to ask in public. I won't bust you and will do my best to answer your questions.

Beauty Bootcamp will start next week with a primer on getting and keeping great skin. While I have a plan of what I'll write about, tell me if there is something specific that you don't quite understand and I'll make you an expert in no time! Take your before photo now get ready for a great after!

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  1. I've been reading for at least a couple of years- can't wait to read your new series!

  2. It took me about a year of reading beauty blogs before I felt comfortable walking into Sephora. Even so, high end products still intimidate me; the stakes seem so much higher. I appreciate the work and service you and others provide to help us all know what's out there!

  3. This is going to be a great series. I look forward to taking the journey.

  4. Very excited about this! Thank you.


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