Farewell Favorites 2014

I have majorly slacked off in my posting for December! Between visiting family out-of-town and all the sickness that’s been going around, it’s been a busy month but, nearly fictional in existence considering how fast it’s flown by. However, I’m … Continue reading

Summer Essentials 2014

Happy Monday, all! As I’ve hinted at in other posts, these last few months especially, I have been very emotional and not really prone to blogging as much as I’d like. With the move to a new house (yes, we … Continue reading

October 2013 Favorites!

October Favorites

My October favorites are coming right on time this month and I feel like, although my list is simple, I picked some reliable tidbits to share with you ūüôā So let’s get started, shall we?

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What’s In My Bag?

Hi guys!! I am so, so, so busy today getting ready for our big travel day tomorrow to NYC and I may be a bit sporadic posting this week but, before the plane takes off, I wanted to give you … Continue reading

Full-On

I don’t have much time to post today as I am headed out to a very anxiety-inducing doctor’s appointment. However, I wanted to share with you guys my first full-on vamp makeup look with the darkest lipstick I have ever owned.

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I went for a satin finish on my eyes and a winged out, black eyeliner. I didn’t want to get too gothic with the look so I skipped applying any eyeliner on my waterline and instead used a bit of the Urban Decay color “Smog” under my bottom lashes. I also used a purplish, light colored blush to balance out my face and bring color too my cheeks without over powering the main focus of the makeup– the lipstick!

I picked up this shade the other day. It is part if the Revlon Super Lustrous line (which you guys know I love) in the color “Black Cherry”. This is my first time wearing it out and, although bold, I think it gives the perfect complement to the overall look. If it were summer I’d just put on a semi-sheer gloss and run out but, since it’s fall (even though today is another 80 degrees) I incorporated the darker color to set the mood.

In order to tone up my face and seem more “approachable” while wearing this eccentric color, I paired it with a white oxford button up, dark boot cut denims, and wedges.

Hope you guys like it! Have a great day and leave any comments or questions below– I love hearing from you!

Manic Monday: 3 Easy Steps to a Fresh Face

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These three products started my day off right! Here’s how…

Last night we were out running some errands and I decided, as usual, to “wonder” over to the cosmetics department to see what I could see. I swatched a number of different products and didn’t really find anything that struck my fancy enough to buy it, until… I came across the Revelon Photoready BB Cream. I had run out of the previous BB cream I was using and after testing this one out on the back of my hand, I knew it was the one for me. I picked it up in the color Light/Medium. I was surprised to find that the consistency was quite creamy and thick but, it spread on smoothly and felt very light!

Then, I remembered that I wanted to go check out the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder¬†that I have read so many blog posts about. Also, you guys know that I talk about Tanya Burr¬†and her tutorials¬†¬†¬†24/7 because I think she is pretty much the next best thing since sliced bread, and so do many of the UK tabloids. She swears by this powder and she has never let me down in one of her product reviews yet so, I thought “what the heck!” and let her influence guide me once again; and, once again, she was right. I bought this pressed powder in (004) ‘Sandstorm’ and adore it. It’s silky, subtle, and remarkably¬†NOT¬†cakey.

This morning, I woke up late (as usual) and had very little time to get ready before I had to take my son to the doctor for his check-up. I grabbed these two products, first applying the BB cream. It instantly perfected my skin and made me seem to “glow”. I looked like I got the best 8 hours of sleep ever! On top, I applied a light layer of the Stay Matte powder & immediately looked like someone airbrushed my skin. It was noticeably soft and flawless looking. I haven’t been as proud of a “no makeup” look in quite a long time!

For a bit of color, I decided to use my old standby L’Oreal True Match Blush¬†in (N5-6) ‘Apricot Kiss’. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel undone or like I needed more than these three products. It was a nice laid back, “I didn’t try too hard, but still look presentable” face to put forward. For added benefit, you could apply your favorite concealer and/or mascara.

This will definitely be my new fresh face, hurried makeup routine and I hope you’ll try it too!

Have a great day! ūüėČ And don’t forget to like, comment, & follow/subscribe!