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February 26, 2016

 

Drugstore Picks: Foundation

 

"Ok ladies now let's get in foundation...." I've never been prouder of these words that just came out of my husband's mouth. A Beyonce-lyric-pun about my favorite makeup product ever created?!? My heart could burst.

 

We have taken a long ro...

February 18, 2016

Drugstore Picks: Powder

 

Love it, or hate it, powder is necessary for many. Some use it for oil-blotting to make sure their face doesn't evolve into a Shine-Monster, some HAAAATE liquid foundation so they opt for a powder foundation instead  and some OUGHT to use it for...

February 26, 2015

There seems to be every possible option for lips in a drugstore. Thousands of shades, tons and tons of different brands and formulas…Matte, sheer, gloss, stains, HOW DO WE CHOSE?!

I poked around, used 5 or 6 and wanted to highlight a few. Ultimately, I think we could pr...

February 9, 2015

I live by verrrrry minimal makeup-rules. Rules often get you stuck in a spot that makes it hard to try new things and products which is right where I DON'T want to be. 

 

But. This is one that I FULLY subscribe to: YOU NEED BLUSH. 

 

No really. You NEED blush. Even if...

March 26, 2014

What you need to know right up front: 

 

1. I love the look of lipstick; Dark, light or in-between.

2. I like looking alive. 

3. I HATE having to maintain a strong lip-color when I commit to one. 

 

Now that we're clear...you'll understand why these babies SPEAK MY LANG...

March 22, 2014

Did you know that the second you put your blush on, it starts to disappear? You know what I'm talking about. You apply your full-face at 7am, head to work and check a mirror around 1pm only to think, "Where the blank did my face go?!" Phantom blush is normal for most o...

February 22, 2014

Bronzer applied the wrong way = Jersey Shore

Bronzer applied the right way = Thinner cheeks, skinnier nose, lots of dimension. 

 

Bronzer is one of those funny products that is USUALLY used the wrong way right out of the gate. The misconception is that it's sole purpose i...

February 20, 2014

I was scarred by powder when I was in High School. Back in the days of non-digital cameras... (YES, I am a dinosaur,) we could only rely on disposable cameras to capture all of our memories at dances like Prom or Homecoming. I would be SO excited to get to Target a day...

February 11, 2014

Stop what you're doing. Scrolling? Stop. Eating? Hurry it up. Driving? Pull-over. Or better yet...drive to a drugstore right now. If you've got $2 and some change, you can pick up one of my favorite long wear lipsticks of all time.

 

Never in my WILDEST dreams would I gu...

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