For all the years I’ve been experimenting with makeup, my lack of quality brushes is actually surprising. I’ve been living off a couple of generic brush kits that I ordered from amazon a few years ago. It was only recently that I decided it was time to get myself some nicer brushes. I chose to order some Morphe brushes because they are much more affordable than some other similar brands, but are also very high quality. Again, my skinny wallet keeps reminding me that I’m on a budget, so I only ordered five brushes I knew I could use just about every day.
I’m not exactly sure what I did . . . but the last few months my face has hated me. I’ve never had a problem with breakouts, even throughout my teenage years when my hormones were going crazy. Now, all of a sudden, my pores have decided to become clogged and I’ve had some pretty regular breakouts. Nothing serious, but definitely annoying. It seems as though once one breakout goes away, along comes another one to replace it. I used to call each new blemish that appeared on my face my new “friend,” but now I’ve started to call them “family” as it seems they are here to stay . . . [Read more…]
Lately, in this bitter cold VT weather, I’ve been struggling to find motivation to even step outside . . . let alone actually be productive while I’m out there. Whether its a day full of classes, a morning of work, or hours of running errands, we all have those days where we just want to come home and de-stress.
Here are 6 simple ways to relax after a stressful day.
I have been looking for the perfect light pink nude nail polish forever. All the ones I’ve tried were either too beige or too barbie pink, until now. Essie’s Ballet Slippers polish is my new fav. It looks so fresh and clean on the nails and I think it is a perfect all-season color. It would also look beautiful on brides. I don’t see myself putting down this polish anytime soon.
Um . . . helllllloooo, can we talk about it?! Jaclyn Hill’s collaboration with Becca Cosmetics resulted in pure magic. Champagne Pop is a creamy highlight that is perfect for so many skin tones and I have been obsessed with it ever since it was released.
I have to admit, I used to live for lazy Sundays. I would watch movies in my pjs all day and not do a single productive thing. It all seemed lovely until . . . Monday arrived and I was totally unprepared for the week. Not to mention, Mondays are hard enough to tackle as is, but when they follow a lazy Sunday, they are even more difficult to endure. It was time for me to make a change to my Sunday routines and I’m beyond glad I did. If you are interested in setting yourself up for a successful week, follow my routine and adjust it to fit your schedule and needs and I believe your week will go very smoothly.
Let’s face it. . . we’ve all had those mornings when the snooze button gets the best of us. Usually these days consist of me quickly throwing my hair on top of my head in a messy bun and praying for the best.
As for my makeup, I need the bare essentials to make myself look presentable in under five minutes.
Here are the 5 Products That’ll Get You Ready In Under 5 Minutes.
Let the countdown begin.
How To Stay Moisturized This Winter
As we are in the midst of New England’s brutal winter months, it becomes almost nearly impossible for my skin to stay moisturized. My hands, legs, and lips especially, need a ton of extra moisture during this season. Here are the products I use to help avoid winter dryness.
This year I’ve come to discover the only two products I need to control my oily skin. I will say, in the winter my skin tends to be dryer, but in the summer time, I’m a greasy mess. These two products combine to keep my face looking matte all day long.
Ipsy Glam Bag and Birch Box – My favorite time of the month
It’s my favorite time of the month again! There’s nothing like coming home from a long day of work to see two packages sticking out of my mailbox. I always rush inside and unwrap my goodies as soon as I walk in the door. The Ipsy Glam Bag and Birchbox subscriptions are only $10 a month. Each subscription sends you five samples each month to try out. This is a great way to test out samples of new products without having to purchase the full size. I love discovering new brands in every bag.