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Merry Merry Merry Christmas!

I didn’t make a Christmas card this year. I made one last year…but never actually sent it.
I might need a life coach.
At any rate:
Here’s a Merry Christmas all the way from 2011 to NOW!

I really hope you all have the most magical beautiful and wonderful Christmas ever!
This year you have brightened my days and put a smile on my face more times than I can count.
Your messages, comments and emails have made me laugh so hard, tear up, get the chills, shake my head and everything in between.
When I first started blogging I was preparing myself for the rude comments I have seen unhappy people leave over the internet blogosphere. I figured it was inevitable and maybe it is but to date I have honestly not received one unkind comment on this blog.
A couple youtubers have told my on a few occasions how ugh I look without makeup on (which I actually take as a huge compliment cause it means I must be pretty good at makeup. Being born hot isn’t really a talent anyway right?)
But even that was on youtube, not this blog.
The fewย criticismsย I have gotten have been constructive and greatly appreciated.
Anyway, I don’t want to get all blubbery and cheesed out on you I just want to say.

You are marvelous.
Here’s to another fun filled year!

Thank you a million times.

(Also I apologize for not getting more posts up before Christmas, Christian got really sick which got me sick and then BAM I haven’t wrapped anything…You know the deal. I have some goodies on the burner though for after Christmas!)

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    December 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Adorable Christmas card! I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog as you have excellent make-up and hair advice. I wish you lived on the East Coast because I’m in constant need of beauty advice! Lol. I hope you and your son have a Happy Holiday (and feel better soon).

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    December 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    you are so precious!!! i have followed you for awhile now and i have followed your instruction like a disciple! haha! thank you for all of your helpful hints and tips! as a single mom i don’t have a ton of time on my hands but thanks to you i now have some helpful shortcuts to help give me that extra -oomph! so i have one christmas wish from you-can u please post some easy little workout tips for the new year including how i can do some at home or even in my car hahaha!!!

    thanks chica!

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    December 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I’ve only recently started following your blog after seeing it many times on Pinterest. Your tutorials are great. You make things so simple to follow. Thanks for all your help making us look pretty. Merry Christmas!

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    Melissa Harrison
    December 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I don’t know you personally but from following your blog you seem and must be just the sweetest thing ever. Your emails are always uplifting and I love receiving them. I just started following you. Have an amazing Christmas ! Keep up the good work everyday! Best wishes to you and your family ๐Ÿ™‚

    Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    December 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Merry Christmas to you! Adorable Christmas card! Thank you for all your tips and positivity! All your posts are great for making people enhance their beauty, but also to have the confidence on the inside. Thanks for being real and so sweet! You are truly beautiful!

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    December 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Have a Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. Cant wait for the New Year of your amazing blogs..!

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    December 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    That picture is adorable!

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    December 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Cara, I just wanted to thank you for being consistent with keeping this blog up. I know it takes a huge chunk of time out of your day. I discovered your blog a couple of months ago and ,already loving makeup, it gave me a whole new approach to doing it and it has made my routine so much better! I You’re a beauty genius! And I love that you’re so down to earth too. Never feel bad for focusing on your family more that this blog. You definitely have your priorities in order.

    Merry Christmas !!

    p.s. your son is beautiful:)


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    December 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Hope you and your beautiful family have a great Christmas! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into helping us girls look hot! Your tips have greatly improved my makeup routine and I look forward to learning more from you in a future! Can’t wait for your next post and videos ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tracy Baziuj
    December 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for all the great blogs! I look forward to each and everyone that I get! Thank you and don’t stop!! Merry Christmas and all the best for a happy and prosperous New Year!

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    December 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    That cracks me up! I didn’t get cards out either, even with the best of intentions. Oh well! The sickness is still in the process of making it through our house. My mom, my husband, my 2 sons and me. What a mess. Somehow Christmas will still happen!

    Thank you for your fabulous blog and happy holidays to you and yours!

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    December 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I just found your blog not to long ago and I love it! It is very nicely put together and you are very talented. Merry Christmas!
    Oh and we never get Christmas cards out either!

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    Christy ramey
    December 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm


    I have been a follower for a really long time on both blog and youtube. I love reading your posts (ive spoken of your videos and posts only my blog before) and watching your videos. You have inspired me in so many ways and have given me to many tips on make up. I adore you! Any person that would even think or speak negative is just an unhappy individual and only wants that for everyone around them. I hope you and uour adorable little family have a wonderful Christmas!


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    December 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I am glad you are taking time this Christmas to be with your family… planned or unplanned. I LOVE your blog and look forward to every new post but I really think we all should pause this time of year to tune in to Christmas and it’s impact. Thanks for being the best and most relevant blogger on beauty! You could never be ugg! How silly are they??? Merry Christmas!
    P.S. im so glad to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t get the cards out on time!

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    December 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I love you! You have inspired me. Merry merry Christmas!

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    wendy cline
    December 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    You’re wonderful! I look forward to your blogs! Have a great Christmas!

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    December 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    absolutely beautiful picture! you are such a genuine person, never change.

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    December 24, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Love your blog – thanks for being so inspiring! And i love how you’re not scared to show ‘before’ shots – good for you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 24, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I can’t believe someone would say you look ugly without makeup. I would love to look like you makeup-less! If I were you, I wouldn’t even wear it. No wonder we have such self-esteem problems in boys and girls (especially). It’s like nothing is ever good enough. No one wakes up looking like a Victoria’s Secret model – not even the models themselves!

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    December 24, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Wish you a very merry Christmas, as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just discovered your blog recently, but you have something very special beyond your talent with makeup — you have a fantastic attitude and great outlook on life. As much as I like learning about how to make my face purdy, I think I enjoy your upbeat writing and goofiness even more. Have a great holiday! ๐Ÿ˜€


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    December 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

    He is just too cute for words!! Have a Merry Christmas!!

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    December 24, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Merry Christmas, Cara! You have impacted so many through your blog, including me. I love all of your tips and use them every day. You are so beautiful inside and out. Wishing you a year of nothing but pure bliss! Thank you for what you do!

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    December 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Well it’s hard to be negative when you are so fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas!!

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    December 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Two weeks ago my sister in law sent me the link to HAC Yourself Flawless. Since then I have steadily worked my way backwards through all your blogs reading every single one and watching most of the videos. Even my husband has sat down to watch a couple clips (including the man brow advice) and my three year old daughter has been curious why, all of a sudden, I’m glued to my laptop (sorry baby).

    After about day 7 of reading I spent $140 on brushes and new makeup that I hadn’t intended on spending this month. Iโ€™m a budget nut so this is significant. All this to say I enjoy what youโ€™re doing and hope you keep it up because as of two weeks ago, youโ€™re the only blog I follow (not to insinuate I donโ€™t read but in about every case aside from this one I prefer books to computers).

    Happy Christmas to you and your little family.

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    December 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Hope you have a very merry Christmas and New year!!
    Don’t pay any mind to negative comments, you are beautiful with or without makeup!! And your son is the cutest!! I am so grateful to have found your blog… As embarrassing as this sounds, I have spent years trying to figure out how to apply makeup in the most flattering way and I found myself getting frustrated and feeling hopeless. After watching your videos about which products your recommend, HAC, or even the mommy look (I am no where near being a mother yet) but each video has something useful for any type of day or mood. Thanks to your blog, i feel much more confident and actually excited about using makeup. Thank you for taking time to share your tutorials/pics/vids/words! They do not go unappreciated!! Looking forward to the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

    That was verry sweet thank you. I’m a new follower of yours and I’m looking forward to watching & learning from your make up tutorials. You have really inspired me to get the contouring down, & I love your mommy make up. I’m even in the process of getting a make up vanity in my room to have a place to sit & do my make up & watch your great tutorials.. Thank you again.

    Merry Christmas to you & your family.

    Jessica =)

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    December 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Cara,
    First I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there! It takes a strong and caring girl to put herself out there and with not make-up! (which btw you look angelic and beautiful without it!!) I am a make-up artist is Scottsdale and use to live in st George;) I tell all the new girls that we train to subscribe to your blog. Saves me training lol. But really your work is simple quick easy and beautiful. I love that it isn’t about the brushes or the high end expensive make-up and down to basics that truly work. I’m rambling now, but wanted you to know you are very much appreciated you help girls feel beautiful inside and out and you are an inspiration for me to do the same everyday! Hope Christmas was good to you! Have a wonderful New Year!!

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    December 27, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Love your blog Cara!!! I follow it so closely, each post is interesting and helpful.

    I really like this card – do you do know what font you used for the “Merry Christmas” type?

    All my best,

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    December 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I just wanted to say that your post on not saving happiness just might have changed my life….and thanks to you, you have completely changed my eyebrow and now I have cheekbones ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I love your blog, I really truly do! Keep up the good work Cara!

    your friend cate

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    December 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Discovered your blog and I have been devouring your videos on youtube! Two questions for you. 1.) How often do you wash your makeup brushes? and 2.) Do you reuse your false lashes and if so how many uses do you get from them? Thanks! P.S. Love you as a blonde but you’re a dead ringer for Kim K.! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    December 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Cara, I am a new follower of your blog and I already absolutely love it! I was just wondering what younwould recommend for long lasting makeup. I’ve tried Revlon, Covergirl, Maybelline, Victorias Secret. I have yet to find a favorite!

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    December 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Cara! I met you the other day when you brought your son into our office. I hope he is doing better! It was so nice to meet you. You are so beautiful and I just LOVE all of your posts and tutorials. You are such an inspiration! I hope you have a happy new year!

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    December 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I’m a life coach!!!! The card, sent or not physically, is positively adorable! Hope that you had a fabulous Christmas!

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