A while back I found the perfect foundation. I love the color and how it stays on all day but there is one huge problem! The spatula built in to the lid doesn’t reach the sides or bottom of the bottle! The foundation formula is so thick that you can’t turn the bottle upside down to get it out. Trust me I tried like a maniac. It was a huge bummer and made me start thinking about finding a different foundation. And then a little piece of plastic fixed everything! A makeup spatula! Consider my mind blown!
*I’m partnering with Aveeno® to share tips on how to refresh yourself and find happiness, doing things you love, as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars. Happy skin looks better (that’s not scientific but I’d argue the point). Happy wife, happy life. We’ve all heard it, but it’s totally true. If you don’t stop and do something for yourself once in a while, you end up running on empty and not being your best self. In this culture of “busy” it’s cool to let your kids see you stop, and put yourself first. Here is how to destress by doing 5 things you enjoy.
I’m partnering with Aveeno® to share how to promote healthy skin, from the inside out, as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars. #AveenoTurns out you get more health benefits from a smoothie than from toaster pastries! I’ve spent my life trying to ignore that fact, but the truth is, eating natural foods, really does help promote a healthier body. The right diet, paired with the right skin care products, can get you beautiful, healthy skin. This blackberry smoothie recipe is delicious and will help your skin, from the inside out.
Working from home has its benefits. Right now, I’m sitting on the couch working while watching Home and Family. And while some stay-at-home and work-at-home moms get a bad wrap for wearing workout clothes or sweat pants, I am not one of those moms. Even though I like to dress comfortably, I try to keep myself looking pulled together. I wear makeup every day but like to keep it super simple. These neutral eye shadows are versatile and perfect for a quick day look or layering for a bolder night-time eye. This Girlactik Shadow in Skin is the perfect matte brown and a great base color for the lower lid. Sometimes when I’m feeling really lazy, just a quick swipe of this shadow, a little bit of mascara and I’m done. But most days I follow this up with that dark brown color from the Stila shadow set above in Bronze Gold. I use this crease brush to put a little in the outer crease. Then I take the bdellium blending brush (pictured) and blend the lid so that there are no harsh lines. And that’s my everyday look. I can add more layers of the brown for more drama. I can also use the rosey color over the Girlactik for a little extra shimmer. And that shimmery off-white is perfect for highlighting the brow bow bone and add some sparkle to your look for night-time. I generally don’t walk my kids to school sparkling my head off…
These are real easy colors to use and get right every time. If you like to keep it easy, these eye shadows are for you! Want more simple beauty? Check out this post on the best concealer and foundation, and perfect brows for blonde.
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I’m getting my skin ready for winter with Aveeno® and sharing my tips with you as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars. #AveenoHot Cocoa! Scarfs! Yeah! Cooler weather means a few things. It’s time to break out those super cute sweaters and boots. But it also brings super dry, dull skin. Today I’m sharing five tips on how to keep your skin hydrated this winter.
I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #AveenoGrowing up, skin care was never something I spent a lot of time on. I used the same soap my grandmother used to use to wash her face (never mind the fact that there was a HUGE age gap there or that our skin probably needed different things out of a beauty routine). And when my face broke out, I used tea tree oil. Done. That lack of a routine served me pretty well for most of my life. But a few big life changes have happened within the last few years and I’ve been needing a little more in the way of skin care. And if I’m being honest, I’m 40 adjacent and pretty solidly in middle age status. WTF. And yes, my dressing gown DOES remind you of Mrs. Roper. (middle-aged TV reference if any young whippersnappers are reading).