My daily makeup routine

On any given weekday, I am likely to use the same spread of products for a quick look – and by quick look, I mean “I have 5 minutes to throw all of these items on my face.” And now that my daughter is in school every day, there is so much else to get done that I feel I have even less time than I used to. But I feel that it is important I get myself ready for the day, because it is part of taking care of myself. Continue reading “My daily makeup routine”

Tuesday Favorites

A little Tuesday roundup of some of my faves and on my list to grab:

  • MKZara Body Curve jeggings – the best part about these jeans is how comfortable they are and the second best part is the price.  At $39.95 you can’t go wrong.
  • Michael Kors ‘Josephine’ wedge – I own other Michael Kors shoes and absolutely adore them.  I hear this wedge is the most comfortable one around.
  • Alex and Ani stackable charm bangle.  I own two of these (starfish and butterfly), and they are my go-to for day and night.  Hopefully, I’ll be adding this feather bangle to my collection soon.

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Monday Mantra

My mantra lately:

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I need to practice what I preach this week!  It’s been long days lately – I think summertime messes with routines a bit.  Plus more daylight means longer days I guess?  Oh, and it doesn’t help my 3-year-old is fighting the nap lately – nooo!  The dreaded dropping of the nap!!  I have wondered and worried when that would come to fruition.

I went to Michael’s over the weekend with my family to get some supplies for a few fun projects around the house.  I’ve been feeling the itch to get a few things hung and some projects accomplished.  I think that will help me to get my creative juices flowing.  I plan to involve my daughter for one of them, which will be a fun thing to do together.

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I was able to get to Nordstrom for their anniversary sale last week and purchased a few fun things – the best one being this ‘Pale Pink’ blush by, of course, Bobbi Brown:

photoThe MM and L girls have always recommended it and give a great tutorial in this video – along with Bobbi’s Shimmer Brick in bronze which I love too!

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Summer Lovin’

Summer has me lovin’ lots of fun beauty and clothing items – here are a few standouts!

Bobbi Brown blush in Apricot – it was love at first sight!  I adore how the color brightens up my face. Definitely my new favorite.

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Okay, this mascara is hands down the best.  I don’t know why it took me so long to try it.  The girl at the Benefit counter at Macy’s told me it’s the number one mascara in the world and they sell one every five seconds.  SOLD.  She was right – this mascara coupled with my eyelash curler is a-ma-zing.  Finally, a mascara that delivers.

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Bobbi Brown BB Cream.  Of all the makeup products I own, Bobbi definitely dominates the bunch.  Love her BB Cream – it goes on easily, offers great coverage, and is comparable in price to other BB Creams.

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Franco Sarto ‘Divine’ wedges – I have been on the hunt for a classic black wedge for some time.  These are not only adorable, but they’re a great price and sooo comfortable.  And I hardly ever wear heels so that’s saying something.

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St. Tropez  Self Tan Mousse.  A friend turned me onto this last summer.  It distributes pretty evenly, covers well and the color lasts a few days.  I feel so much better with a little color on my skin!

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NYX Matte Lipstick in Hippy Chic – I love, love, love this color!  I’ve been into NYX lipsticks for awhile…they’re affordable at $6 apiece and they’re super moisturizing with good pigment.  This is such a fun summer color!

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