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Fashion, Lifestyle, Healthy, Product Review, Travel, Style, How ToCrystal JacksonComment
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Since I’ve been staying at a lake in Northern California, I’ve made it a point to focus on overall health and connecting deeper to my surroundings. Slow drives through the mountains, walks at sunset and sunrise, stargazing at night and examining the beauty in nature are what most of my past few days have been like for me. Health is my number one priority and I’m not just talking about diet and exercise. Now more than ever I am putting my mental, spiritual and physical health at the top of my priority list.

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With that being said I’ve been paying close attention to making sure I’m getting enough exercise, eating whole fruits and vegetables, hydrating my skin and protecting it from the sun. The air in Northern California is so clean compared to Houston and the UV rays sear right through it. Not only do I use an SPF veil broad spectrum beauty fluid (you can read more about that product in last week’s post) but I also hydrate with our YOU•OLOGY Day Moisturizer and my favorite BB Cream.

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I’ve been harping so much about skincare lately and it’s more important to me than ever before now that I’m closer to forty than twenty-one! The main key with skincare is to be as consistent as possible. Ensure you cleanse, tone, treat and moisturize daily to allow your skin cells to regenerate. Another BIG step I’ve added is regularly exfoliating. I love our YOU•OLOGY Brightening Mask because it treats the skin to a brighter appearance and lightly exfoliates.

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Recently I earned a certification in our YOU•OLOGY skincare product line. If you are not sure where to start to improve your skincare regimen then I’m all ears! Reach out to me at threeheelclicksblog@gmail.com or submit your email below! I’d love to set up a brief consultation online and discuss your best options for your skin!

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Tips for Staying Sane on a Long Road Trip

DIY, How To, Packing, Lifestyle, Style, TravelCrystal JacksonComment
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Finally I’m back at you with a few new travel posts! Feels like it’s been a while since I last shared anything travel related. We are currently en route to a lake house in Northern California where we will be staying for a few weeks. Instead of flying out this time, we decided to load up the car and drive from Houston to San Diego, CA then up to Sacramento after a few days of play. Now being a child who moved every few years on average, I know a few things about road trips. However, it’s much different when you grow up and have to take care of every body else! Here are a few ways we managed to survive 25 hours of straight travel.

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What to Pack and Bring

Leave early evening and drive through the night

A lot of people choose to leave in the middle of the night or early morning to get a head start. We actually drive a lot through the night because there is little traffic and hardly anyone on the road. Instead of waking everyone up in the middle of the night for a 3 or 4am departure, we load the car at sunset and then hit the road. If you have two adults capable of driving then you can switch off. If it’s just a single driver, you can always pull over at rest stops. We left for California at 8pm and arrived in San Diego the following night around 9pm. Driving through the night had us arrive about halfway in El Paso the following morning which was the longest, most boring stretch of the ride. West Texas has some beautiful parts, but it’s pretty bleak for miles on end.

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Rest Stops are Your New Spot

Rest stops don’t get so much credit these days, but they are an integral part of long term travel. They allow a safe place for you to grab something out of your luggage. Most come with picnic tables and rest rooms. As we entered California the rest stops became so much more elaborate. Not kidding, some of the cleanest restrooms I’ve ever seen! Rest stops are pet friendly so if you brought your pup along you’ll be able to give her a good walk from time to time. Plot a few out along your journey and then look for road signs so if you need to stop quickly you can. The other benefit is they are a quick and easy get on and off the highway.

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Bring a mini cooler to save on breakfast, snacks and drinks

Take a quick survey before you leave and load up with everyone’s favorite snacks and beverages. The fewer stops you have to make the earlier arrival time you’ll experience. Also, instead of packing tons of bottles, give everyone a refillable bottle and buy a few beverages in bulk. If you do decide to stop for something to eat, take time and enjoy a local spot along the way. We ended up having the BEST fish tacos in San Diego unexpectedly while we were at a gas station. Look at using YELP or TripAdvisor for recommendations. The key is to keep everyone fed and happy so you can enjoy the trip!

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Dress in Easy to Remove Layers

One of the best things you can do for your family and yourself is to have everyone dress in layers. Start with soft pants like leggings and a tank or a tee. Then, add a hoodie and easy to remove shoes instead of ones that require socks and lacing up. Being able to jump in and out of the car along the way without having to get your shoes on as an ordeal makes the trip seamless. Also, while we are on the note of getting out of the car - encourage every person traveling at every stop to get out and move around no matter what! It’s good for the legs and will help keep everyone from being restless!

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Don’t Forget Your Sunblock and Moisturizer

Being trapped behind a windshield in the middle of the desert means you are getting tons of unwanted UV rays. I like wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap so I can let my hair down without worrying how it looks. But I also like those items to shield me from the scorching sun. Remember, when you change climates your skin will need to adapt. Bring lots of lip balm, SPF, moisturizer and of course hydrate with water. You’ll end up feeling so much more refreshed upon arrival. You can also use car time as spa time by doing a mask!

Tips for Staying Sane on a Long Road Trip

Protect your face from UV rays

Well, there you have it! If you have kiddos consider renting a vehicle with a DVD player unless you already have one. You can also rent a car to save on wear and tear or to get a larger vehicle than you may own. Bring lots of road games or have a list on your phone of things you can do and spot along the way. Last but not least, enjoy this time! Remember it’s the journey not just the destination!

What are some of your favorite road trip tips and tricks?

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Saturday Shopping: 20% Off All Makeup and Beauty Collections in August

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20% Off All Makeup and Beauty Collections in August

Back to school shopping is officially in full swing right now! Everyone is running the best sales across retailers and YOUNIQUE is on board! Released on August 1 all collections (which are discounted already) receive an ADDITIONAL 20% off!The best part about our collections is that you get so much more bang for your buck! The collections are carefully curated to help you make an easy decision when purchasing new makeup. We have a total of six Be YOUNIQUE collections with customizable colors for a variety of skin tones. Our collections group complimentary products together and bring them to you at a discount of up to 40% savings!

Today I'll be sharing about our BE YOUNIQUE Blessing in Disguise kit featured in each photograph. The Blessing in Disguise kit comes with an interchangeable quad eye shadow palette, mascara of your choice, a brow pencil, liner and foundation of your choice. It's only $93.00 and has five full size items inside of our signature purple satin cross body. This color is just as beautiful in real life as it is in the photographs in today's post.

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BE YOUNIQUE Collection

Six collections at a deep discount!


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Style your YOUNIQUE crossbody with a flirty white dress and statement earrings

Not always do I receive a kit or collection and love the bag that comes along with the products inside. I can tell you that numerous times those bags end up getting used to tote groceries. Not with YOUNIQUE! They actually make quality purses and satchels with our collections to allow our presenters and customers to incorporate them into outfits. I wore mine with a flirty white dress, white pumps and statement earrings. It’s such a simple outfit but definitely a head turner. I’ve rounded up a few dresses that have a similar knotted front in a variety of styles.



Use a matte powder or liquid foundation for soft even skin

The Blessing in Disguise kit comes with your choice of one of three foundations. I personally love our TOUCH liquid mineral foundation for smooth coverage from a liquid drying to powder formula. I layered it over our primer and then added a little bronzer on top! Smooth and flawless looking skin doesn’t require makeup to be caked on. Using our liquid foundation will help even skin tone and it feels like you are wearing nothing!

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Create a romantic eye building soft layers of eye shadow, liner and then 4D mascara

Start by using the quad palette in soft tones to create a shimmery warm toned eye. Then, use the pencil liner to line the tops of your lids. I like to smudge afterwards with a small angled brush or cotton swab. Finish it off with two coats of our 4D mascara. Gone are the days of fibers flaking on to your skin as soon as you put the mascara on! This one blows the orgininal MOODSTRUCK EPIC 3D 2 -step mascara system out of the park. Now, simply layer the new 4D mascara over your lashes in a single step to create unbelievable lashes!

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Quad Custom Eye Shadow Palette

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Finish this romantic look with a pretty pale pink pout

When I do such a dramatic eye I tend to leave my face and lips more neutral. Swipe on a pale pink creamy lipstick for a more natural look leaving your eyes center stage. Romantic makeup is best when you focus on just one feature so today it was all about the eyes. Our lipsticks come in 19 shades so if you prefer a bolder lip and neutral eyes you can customize your palette to best suit your needs.

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MOODSTRUCK OPULENCE LIPSTICK IN SUBTLE

Longwear formula allows for all-day wear.

One of the biggest questions I get asked is how durable are YOUNIQUE’s products. I am pleased to tell you that after wearing a plethora of skincare and makeup products YOUNIQUE’s work. They last 8-12 hours and withstand hot humid summer days. I love layering any of the makeup I wear over a primer for a lasting finish and then setting it with either a spray or powder.

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The LOVE IT Guarantee

YOUNIQUE products are backed with a 30 day money back guarantee because we know you’ll love it. Yep, for any reason if you don’t like a product you can send it back. That’s us putting our money where our mouth is. It’s risk free - which doesn’t happen often this day in age. I challenge you to try it for yourself and let the results shout out to the world!


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How to Save the Most Money During Summer Clearances and Sales

Fashion, How To, Petite Style, Style, ShoppingCrystal JacksonComment
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One of the things I try to do at the end of the season is scour quality clearance items for deep discounts on my favorite pieces. Oftentimes, I create a wish list and then wait for sale season to actually purchase! It's so easy to stay organized that way since Nordstrom, Target and Amazon offer the wish list feature. When you decide to shop clearance the most important thing to remember is to buy pieces you love and will know you will wear. Although I run a fashion blog, I try to be responsible about spending. I try not to buy just because something because it is cheap. Instead pick items that are within your color palette and can mix and match with what you own already. Also, buy layering pieces like tees and tanks. They can be worn all year round to add extra warmth under sweaters and blazers.

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Sundresses and Shirtdresses

Soft cotton stripes and linen prints are HUGE during Spring and Summer. I love grabbing a few discounted dresses in solids and classic prints like gingham or stripes. Stick to colors that you love or that are on the more neutral side. You'll find selections of yellows, pastels, brights, whites and tans. Navy and white are always in style so I also stock up on those pieces.

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Lightweight Athleisure

Need new lightweight joggers, capri leggings, shorts or sports bras? This is a GREAT time to pick those up on clearance. Companies usually release these items towards the end of Winter to prepare people for outdoor activities during the warmer months. You'll probably be able to find really great tops or tanks with built in support this time of year. Again, make sure you buy things you love and solid colors are usually worn more often than prints. If you are a golfer or tennis player, you'll find plenty of options for those items too!

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Beauty Tip: Add a bold liquid lipstick for a punch of color



Swimwear and Beach Totes

This is pretty obvious, but swimwear is the most seasonal of all of the summer garments. Pick up a bathing suit in stripes, gingham, solids and polka dots. All of these choice remain tried and true season after season. Beach accessories are also on clearance so don't forget to parouse canvas totes, towels, and

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Slides, Sandals and Wedges

Have you been eyeing a pair of embellished jack rogers or tory burch slides all summer? Definitely on clearance right now. How about those beautiful Castaner wedges in a variety of bold hues? Yep, those too! Do a quick inventory of the shoes you wore the most this season. Then, check and see if they need replacing. Replace as needed so you spend less for the following summer.

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Sun Hats and Baseball caps

As isles are clearing the way for Winter's felt, wool and knit hats you'll find that straw hats and baseball caps are a great deal! The classic boater has made a comeback over the past few years and you really can't go wrong with a baseball cap for those messy hair days on the weekends.

Well, there you have it! A simple strategy for shopping this season's summer clearances and sales. If you are looking for patio furniture or a new grill these are usually on sale, too! I am curious, would you guys like a post on home goods for clearance sales? If so, submit your answer using the button below!

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What are you looking to add or replace to your closet for next year?

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Don’t forget those lashes!



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Saturday Shopping: 4D Mascara that Doubles Your Lash Length and Volume

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4D Mascara that Doubles Lash Length and Volume

Who doesn’t love beautiful full long voluminous lashes? I know I do! Last week I shared with you how our MOODSTRUCK EPIC Mascara is the perfect mascara to wear everyday, but what if you are looking for drama? Well, gotcha covered there! Our MOODSTRUCK EPIC 4D Mascara is made to wear over your mascara to create length, volume and drama! It’s one of those products that sold out as soon as it was released and we just restocked! Seriously this stuff is like crack - it sold out within 3 hours of it’s release! I don’t know many products with that high of demand and this one did for good reason. Read on for a few benefits and how to order yours today!

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MOODSTRUCK EPIC 4D Mascara

Double your volume and length using this layering product!


One coat provides intense volume, dramatic length, and intense lift.

In the video above I share how one coat makes a dramatic difference on my own eyes! It’s pretty unbelievable how this mascara uses patented technology to deliver the best in results. I have a love/hate relationship with most mascaras and have tried some of the most popular ones available. This particular mascara allows me to wear all day long (or all night long) with no smudging!

Brush’s rounded and flat sides pack nylon fibers onto lashes.

It’s not just the actual formula that makes this sucker stand out! The brush has innovative technology, too! It uses specially shaped bristles to help lock in fibers. Gone are the days of fibers flaking on to your skin as soon as you put the mascara on! This one blows the orgininal MOODSTRUCK EPIC 3D 2 -step mascara system out of the park. Now, simply layer the new 4D mascara over your lashes in a single step to create unbelievable lashes!

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Left Eye has 4D Mascara, Right eye is wearing regular mascara

Vitamin E and rice bran condition lashes.

I’m not just about the look of a product, but also interested in how it affects my body. YOUNIQUE makes products that are good for your body! It’s cruelty-free and non-toxic! It also contains all of the good stuff to condition those lashes so that you don’t end up with breakage! Not only does

Longwear formula allows for all-day wear.

Launch your most fully charged lashes yet with MOODSTRUCK EPIC 4D one-step fiber mascara. A specially designed two-sided brush interlocks Y-shaped fibers to deliver the ultimate in lash volume, length, and lift. Just one coat provides an intense effect that rivals any false lashes look—without the hassle.


The LOVE IT Guarantee

YOUNIQUE products are backed with a 30 day money back guarantee because we know you’ll love it. Yep, for any reason if you don’t like a product you can send it back. That’s us putting our money where our mouth is. It’s risk free - which doesn’t happen often this day in age. I challenge you to try it for yourself and let the results shout out to the world!

So that’s the basics of our mascara. I hope you guys found this inspiring and informational. I only share products I love on Three Heel Clicks and this is one of those I will never switch away from. If you have tried MOODSTRUCK EPIC Mascara let me know! I love feedback and real life stories!

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