Friday, October 3, 2014

My Starting Lineup

Being a mom to an (almost) one year old, means I have 5.2 minutes to myself to get ready in the morning...if I'm lucky!  I've had to streamline my morning makeup routine to make it as quick and easy as possible - - while using products that really get the job done.  

Here's an update on my favorite products of the moment - some of which are the
 BEST I've ever used! 

bareMinerals Bareskin // I've blogged about this before and I'm still loving it!  Great coverage but still feels like my skin can breathe.  I will be repurchasing this when I'm out (which I rarely do with foundations).  I'm the shade Bare Buff.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes // This concealer has a zillion benefits (reduces puffiness, fine lines, firms, hydrates...) but all in all, it works to cover dark circles in just one application and looks great all day long! I'm the shade Light.  

Revlon Photoready Powder // Super light weight and really controls shine. It has a slight sparkle to it (weird, I know) but it leaves you looking more illuminated than powdery.  And it's under $10!  I wear the shade Light/Medium. 

Nars Bronzer in Laguna // I've used a ridiculous amount of bronzers but keep coming back to this one because I can't find another one that can compete. I'm officially done trying now and will be using this for life! 

Mally Beauty Blush in Pink Glow // I love Mally products.  They are such a great quality and this blush is no exception.  It's the perfect flushed pink (with a slight gold sparkle).  Similar to Nars Orgasm but more rose colored than peach.  Perfect for fall! 

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil // I blogged about my love for this awhile back too and I'm still obsessed. This, like the Nars bronzer, will be a product for life.  If they ever discontinue this, I might have to finally get my brows tattooed! I'm the shade Light Brunette. 

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liner //  If you've never used a liquid liner, please try this one! It's a best seller at Sephora for good reason.  I have oily lids and this sets in place seconds after applying and NEVER moves, fades, smudges until you take it off.  I use the Jet Black color daily.

Make Up Forever Smoky Lash Mascara // I received a sample of this in a BirchBox and have already bought two replacements because I love it so much.  Thickens and lengthens!  I know, I know EVERY mascara says it does that - but this one really does - trust me :) 

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss // NYX makes some great lip products.  If lipstick is more your thing, they make an excellent matte lipstick.  You can try them all on at your local Ulta. My favorite is the mega shine lipgloss in Beige -- which is actually a light rosey pink!





Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Finds

...and just like that, it's fall - my favorite time of the year! As an avid blog reader, I love seeing all the bloggers break out their boots, scarves and sweaters and create fun, new laying combinations.  I saw this camel coat on Harper's Bazaar's "Must Have Items" for fall 2014...but with a price tag of $3,895 it inspired me to find an inexpensive look-a-like!


                                                                           
Total outfit price // $5,751

Total outfit price  // $481

*Ann Taylor leggings are 50% thru 9/14 using code ANNT3CD