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”

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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Bronze Beautifying

Last month, a girlfriend and I went to a Nordstrom makeup event, where we received hour-long makeovers by Bobbi Brown artists.  I love stopping by their counter from time to time to get some good tips, but this was even better, in that it was an hour long!  Plus, the cocktails and girl conversation we got to have beforehand made the day so fun!  I had plans that night to go to a fancy restaurant, and having my face done by a professional made getting ready so easy.

I purchased a few Bobbi products that day, but my bronze Shimmer Brick compact is by far my favorite.  Especially for summer, I love the glow it adds to my face.  I was still a little bit unsure on how to use it, but this awesome MM&L video gave me the perfect tutorial.  If you haven’t subscribed to the MM&L channel on youtube, don’t wait!  These girls’ videos on mostly makeup and hair are so addicting and help people like me who are pretty clueless when it comes to these things.

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Also, I noticed that Shimmer Brick is on sale at Nordstrom right now!  It’s the perfect addition to your summer makeup routine.