Spring 5 Makeup Must Haves

Feb 13 2017



Happy Monday, ladies!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend – us southern ladies can’t complain!  The weather here this weekend was almost 80 degrees and so pretty!

As we (almost) step into spring, I thought I’d share some of my 5 makeup must haves!

Time to change up the makeup bags… tomorrow, I’m sharing my 5 skincare must haves!


Powder:  (I wear color”Nude”).  Nude Finish Illuminating Powder is a subtle, natural, ultrasoft, translucent pressed powder that instantly gives skin a lit-from-within glow with a natural blend of skin-brightening botanicals and light-reflecting powders.  Features varying levels of pearlescent pigments in skin tone correct shades for a naturally luminous effect. Plus, it’s formulated with a skin-brightening blend of mulberry, grape and scutellaria extracts as well as moisture-magnet sodium hyaluronate.

Concealer:  (I use “vanilla” and most of my clients are that color as well).  Buildable, blendable, brilliant.  Coveted by artists for its luxurious texture and luminous finish, new Radiant Creamy Concealer evens skin with lightweight, medium-to-high, buildable coverage. Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light-diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue.  *I always go into Sephora to find the newest and BEST products on the market.  Three (THREE) of their artists, when I asked, what the best concealer on the market was all directed me towards this one!  I’ve been a firm believer for years, but it’s nice to hear that it’s still the best!

Liquid Brozer/ Foundation: (I use this product as just foundation when my skin is in good condition (broken out)).  Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer gives your face the most believable bronze. The smoothing effects and lightweight, buildable texture can be applied on bare skin or over foundation for a shimmerless, sunkissed glow. Apply the universal shade on any skintone for a sheer, seamless, natural-looking tan.

Mascara:  A mascara inspired by hair rollers, this super-curling and lifting mascara gives a sexy, wide-eyed look. Its patent-pending Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush features tiny custom-designed hooks to catch, lift, and curl even short and straight lashes.  Roller Lash not only lifts and super-curls, but this instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours, is easy to remove, and contains provitamin B5 and serine, known for their lash-conditioning benefits.

Lipstick:  (I love color “sweetie” by MAC).  A lipstick formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips.  Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright, full color with a soft and supple shine.


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Facial Masks

Feb 12 2017

Hi ladies!

Most of you know that I’m a ‘sucker’ for skincare, but let me preface this by saying – I am not an esthetician.  I love learning about products, treatments, injections… anything and everything that preserves the youth of your skin.

I am 100% a lotions and potions kind of girl.  If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s researching products and putting products to good use.  Here’s a few masks that are staples in my skincare routine and the days of the week that I use each specific mask.  I pretty much use a mask daily, if not, every other day.

Comment below with masks that you use!  I’m especially curious if there’s an eye mask that you’re loving?  I’m a tired mama these days and the dark circles have got to go.

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Sunday + Wednesday | Tata Harper 

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: This award-winning beta-hydroxy mask works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. Delivers instant glow, helps minimize the appearance of pores, and improves texture for smooth, radiant skin. Formulated to purify and remove surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.

Monday + Thursday | Revision

Revision Black Mask ($25): This intensive mask with a moist after-feel deep cleans the skin, ridding it of impurities and excess sebum.  Purifies and soothes skin with unique properties of Silt derived from European freshwater lakes.  Contains the highest quality earth clays to unclog pores and absorb excess oil.  Leaves skin looking polished and smooth.  Helps to noticeably refine the appearance of pores

Tuesday + Friday | Cauladie 

Cauladie Glycol Peel: A glycolic peel is a peel treatment that tightens pores, reduces oils, renews skin texture and provides an immediate burst of radiance to your complexion.  It’s formulated with Viniferine, which fights dark spots while promoting radiance, and papaya enzymes, which give you immediate radiance and glycolic acid to prevent irritation.

Saturday | Colleen Rothschild

Colleen Rothschild Clarifying Detox Mask: Skin will breathe a sigh of relief as the Clarifying Detox Mask removes trapped dirt and debris.  Activated charcoal and French Kaolin clay go straight to work detoxing pores and leaving behind a more balanced complexion, while pure micronized silver helps keep bacteria at bay. A blend of vitamin C and Willowherb extract brighten and soothe inflamed skin.

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Monday, Wednesday + Friday Morning Masks | Fresh

Fresh Rose Face Mask: It’s unique, cooling gel formula is infused with real rose petals that melt into the skin, while pure rosewater works to soothe and tone the complexion and cucumber extract and aloe vera gel help calm skin with an immediate cooling effect. It is further enriched with porphyridium cruentum, a smart algae that delivers optimum moisture, and antioxidant-rich green tea that helps brighten and protect.

Sephora Eye Mask Avocado ($5):  Offers intense nutrition for a supple, soothed, and comforted eye contour.

Sephora Eye Mask Pomegranate ($5): Reduces signs of fatigue and tones the eye contour for a rested, energetic look.



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Makeup Favorites & Nordstrom $600 Giveaway!

Feb 07 2017

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush: Three perfect swatches of ultraflattering blush allow you to either swirl the colors together and apply or use more of one shade for a custom flush or highlight.  With a baked color formula – the same technology that allows it to truly work on all skin tones – the blush can be applied as a beautiful buildable finish.  I personally LOVE this blush because of all the sparkle… like a barely there sparkle.  If you have happy wrinkles like ME (!!!), the shimmer does not set into the fine lines.

Benefit Dew The Hoola:  A soft-matte liquid bronzer for the face.  How I use this???  I use one pump and mix it in with my foundation.  Basically, it adds a little dewiness to the foundation (makes it look less matte) and really warms the face.  I can’t go a day without this product.  Love it for the summer… I’ll wear it alone (most days instead of foundation) and still apply my concealer under my eyes, finishing powder and blush.  It gives your face a believable bronze and it’s buildable.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss:  Color, “Butterscotch” (neutral peachy beige).  This is probably the ONLY nude lipgloss that works for my skin tone!  I have this in my Be Pretty kit and use it on several of my clients as well.  It’s a highly pigmented, ultra-smooth lip gloss has the intensity of a stain with the mirror-like shine of a gloss.



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