I can name 5 of my favorite blushes off the top of my head- & Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed will always be one of them. For many, MANY years I thought it was impossible to find a neutral blush that didn’t lean extremely plum/pink. I’m so fair & anything yellow-based or too warm really make me look sallow. But not Tarte Exposed! So when Tarte released their famous Amaizonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes in a Naughty Nudes collection plus an Exposed Highlight…I knew I had to jump on it! [Read more…]
I’ve really been missing sharing my favorites! As some of you may remember, I used to post youtube videos. Then I stopped. I’m still getting ready to get back into videos & I’m hoping to be ready for 2017! In the meantime I’ve really wanted to start sharing my favorites again. I’ve done lots of reviews & tutorials lately but favorites let me share updates & seasonal discoveries. I have a ton because I have finally started feeling more like myself this month! Keep reading to check them out! [Read more…]
Because eyeshadow palettes are life right? No but really- eye palettes are my favorite makeup item to seek out season after season. Red lipsticks make me smile. A gorgeous highlight makes me swoon. But an eye palette make my world turn. Today I’m sharing 9 limited edition options you can get your hands on right now. With gifting & sales around, now is the time to make your list. I apologize in advance if I make yours longer…just kidding I have zero shame which it comes to makeup enabling. [Read more…]
When a new season comes around the bend, most people change things up. Lip colors for summer? Bright & warm! Fall lip colors? Vampy & sultry! Now I’m not saying you have to go with the crowd because if you feel like rocking a coral blush in the middle of autumn- have at it! What I will say is it isn’t only my color cosmetics I switch out- it is everything! My skincare, hair care, foundations, & concealers all get a new blend as well. For autumn I tend to go for a lighter shade (goodbye self tanner!) & something a bit more comfortable. Keep reading to check out my picks & how I use them! [Read more…]
Luxury lip products aren’t always perfect but I’ve come up with some of my absolute favorites that I think are definitely worth the splurge! As I’ve been going through my stash to move I’ve been coming up on some lippies that I love & others that just weren’t right for me. Nothing hurts worse then throwing away money on something you just couldn’t get to be a favorite.Now you won’t have to! Keep reading to see my top picks! [Read more…]
Last week was definitely a struggle- just one of those weeks where nothing seemed to go right. I was still swollen from dental surgery, tired, & just generally blah. That’s when you need an effortless palette like the Tarte Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette to do all the heavy lifting. No muss or fuss & you’re left with an uncomplicated eyeshadow look? Sign me up! I’ve also been trying out the Tarte Precision Longwear Eyeliner in Brown which fits in perfectly- check out my thoughts, swatches, & finished look below! [Read more…]
Matte lip products are still having a serious moment. I’ve been promising a big matte lipstick post for some time now but I just wasn’t quite ready yet. & now I am! Basically I wanted this post to be BIG. I’m talking huge. Because I love me some matte lips! My lips tend to be more dry so the list I’ve compiled tends to have really comfortable, creamy, & gorgeous shades that don’t tug the lips. I’ve gathered up my absolute favorite formulas & brands here to share with you- keep reading to check them all out including both lipstick & lip cream options! [Read more…]
Each year when I pull together my January Beauty Favorites they are mainly about ease of use. Because IMATS LA has been in January the past few years most of my products are geared towards travel! This year, however, I spent half my month there & nearly half my January back here at home. Sick as a dog. Like so sick. It was awful. So prepare yourself for a mix of travel-friendly items & I’m-so-sick-why-is-this-happening products as well! [Read more…]
November was a pretty exciting month for me I must admit. We found out we finally get to move onto our next base- & it was one we wanted! I’m prepping to travel to California in January for both IMATS & quality family time. It has been bitterly cold but lacking snow- less work for us! I’ve also come upon some awesome new products, some older favorites, & just lots of beauty finds all around.
I’m a big fan of changing up my look which can be seen all over the blog. I tend to bounce from rainbow eyes to neutral & back again. Everything is pretty so why not give it a shot right? With the recent 20% off beauty sales & such I’ve also picked up some new items. & there are way more I haven’t even shared on the blog yet- so that is something to look forward to! Besides the lip colors, I wouldn’t say these items scream fall which is fine with me. [Read more…]
Today I wanted to take a break from holiday posts just for a moment to bring in a post I’ve had waiting in the wings since before I even cut my hair. I took these photos when I realized I was using some of my favorite products in my collection & realized this would probably be helpful to share. My collection is pretty vast so the go-to items are really important to me. & some have been around for ages. I just love favorites don’t you?
Have you ever picked up a lipstick & thought “I could wear this with everything…”? It is rare for me. I really do switch out lip colors seasonally & quite often so it is a pretty big deal. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now then you likely know I grew up raiding my mother’s Lancome stash. It was a pretty big deal. Although I know for a fact I’ve been using this lipstick for 5 years at a minimum…it is likely more like 10. I think it was 3-5 years ago that my mom & I randomly started a conversation talking about our favorite purse lipstick…& it was the same one. The one I’m wearing above is Lancome Color Design Lipstick in Love It! which is probably the best thing ever. I mean- that name? Was it not meant to be a favorite? This is the perfect, creamy pink & you’ll find it in my purse at all times. [Read more…]