Monthly Archives: October 2015

face favs

Oct 28 2015

It’s that time of the year to change out your makeup drawers!  Since Sephora is offering 20% off (did you get the coupon???), I thought it would be perfect timing to share some of my favorite items in my personal makeup drawer.

Up first… the face!  I’ll blog cheeks, eyes, illuminator powders and finishing sprays later this week.

What are your favs?!

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Foundation: I’m not big on primers (on my skin), especially since I’ve been using Make Up For Ever’s Mat Velvet+ foundation (color #30).  I go back and forth on foundations… this summer I was using Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – but since my skin coloring is changing, I don’t like the lighter shade on my skin.  I was also using Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, but again, not loving it for the winter months.  I’ve always loved Mat Velvet+ by Make Up For Ever and I also use this foundation on certain skin types for clients.  Color #30 (that I use on myself) is also one of the top used colors that I use on my clients.

Primer + Illuminator: I know I just said that I’m not a fan of primers on my skin (which is true), but I do love NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  Since it does have SPF, I don’t use this on clients, but I LOVE the way this wears underneath my foundation!  It’s a personal fav for sure!  If you’re looking for a little more shimmer, again, I love NARS Illuminator.  I put this on PRIOR to foundation.  That’s how I’ve found that it works the best.  When I put it onto of my foundations, it pulls the foundation.

Foundation Brushes: Okay, these aren’t from Sephora… but I can’t live without my Sigma 3DHD Kabuki ($24) and Sigma Round Kabuki ($24).  Makes your foundation appear as butter on your skin!  You don’t need both, in fact, my favorite is the 3DHD and at $24, you can’t go wrong!

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Concealer: I go between NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer + Bare Mineral Stroke of Light.  Nars is a little heavier, but I LOVE it… I normally start by blending with the Sigma Precision bush and then blend it in again with a mini beauty blender. It’s a beautiful seamless finish.  Stoke of Light is a little more sheer and radiant.

Contouring: I’m not a big fan of contouring… but when I do, I keep it simple and easy!  Love this Smashbox Contouring Trio.

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Powder: NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder, love love love love this powder.  Also, using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and loving the banana powder for concealer setting.  Another fav by NARS is their bronzing powder.  It’s a good one to give your skin a little warmth throughout the winter months. 

Brushes: Sigma Angled Kabuki, soft-dense fibers truly create the most flawless finish.  I also love the Sigma Tapered Kabuki, which has the same soft-dense fibers, and glides super easy over the face and into the contours of the face.

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wedding day beauty

Oct 26 2015

So excited to share this beautiful bride that I had the opportunity of beautifying on her wedding day.  Her gorgeous wedding photographed by Allison Kuhn Photography and planned/ designed by Love & Honey and featured on Grey Likes Weddings!  So much fun to see clients published.

Rebekah was married back in August at Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery and her images from her big day are just dreamy!   You can view more pictures from her at the Grey Likes Wedding site.  Absolutely lovely wedding!

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skin & hair

Oct 19 2015

For those who know me, you know my motto… I’d rather invest $$$ in skincare products than anything else!

All about the lotions and potions over here…. especially ones that preserve the youth of the skin!  I’ve been snap-chatting and instagramming a lot about these inexpensive sheet masks that I’ve been using lately!  They are $5-$10 per mask and my skin feels so refershing, plus they are so incredibly relaxing!  It’s like bringing the spa to your home!

Anyways, I’m sharing some products that I’ve scored ‘over the counter’.  These items also make great gifts!

Happy Monday!

DSC_0517About These Items:

Brightening Cleansing Cloths – and they smell like orange!  Sometimes I’ll use these prior to makeup application for an extra glow!

Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser – I was given a sample of this and then had to go back for the entire bottle.  I use it 3x per week as my wash and then the other 4 days I use this.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – the best dry shampoo and smells like heaven!

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil – I was hooked on Aveda’s oil until I tried this one!  Amaze!

Dior Hair Mist – I haven’t used this yet, but I saw it and it’s now in my basket!

Josie Maran Body Sugar Scrub – I got hooked on sugar scrubs when I was preggo with Henry.  I’m 5′-2″ and gained 45 whopping pounds when I was preggo!  I truly believe it was bc of all the exfoliating, oils and lotions I used on the daily!  This one is divine!  Only need a dime size amount.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Lotion – Obsessed with this brand of lotions!

++++ ok… now moving on to the fabulous sheet masks!  I’ve used all of the ones shown in this blog post! 

Sephora Sheet Face Mask – $6 mask.  I’ve tried the “anti-age”, “perfecting & brightening” and “moisturizing & brightening”

Sephora Eye Mask – $5 OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

Egg Cream Mask – $6 hydrates for a bright and radiant complexion.

Dr. Jart+ Wrinkles Solutions – $9  body heat thermosensitive cellulose gel mask that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin texture.

Foreo Luna Mini – Have y’all tried this????  OMG… a three-zone brush is suitable for all skin types, with thicker touch-points on the reverse side designed to deeply cleanse oilier skin, particularly on the T-zone. The thinner touch-points gently channel pulsations and are best used for sensitive or dry skin. This powerful device gently removes dead skin cells, and unclogs pores of dirt, oil, and makeup residue. It enhances the absorption of skincare products and delivers visibly brighter, more radiant skin.

++++ I’m also a candle lover!  These fancy candles make my ‘at-home-spa’ experience that much better!

Diptyque ‘Mimosa’ Scented Candle

Voluspa ‘Japonica – French Cade Lavender’ Large Embossed Jar Candle – a big jar for $24

Jo Malone Lip Conditioner – anything and everything Jo Malone!  Love this lip treatment for the winter months when your lippies are dry and flaky!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment Mini – If you follow me on snap-chat then you probably recognize this bottle!  I used it on Saturday night!  A dual-action exfoliation method that seemingly smooths away years in as little as two minutes.

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