We were out for brunch, a typical start to our Sunday, when I decided to pop into Sephora! I have heard wonderful things about Clinique’s new line of matte lipstick with a built-in primer. I will admit that I keep things pretty typical and natural with my makeup and I don’t tend to shy away from the norm. I saw this color, Blushing Pop, and knew that it was just soft enough to add to my everyday makeup routine.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so if you are looking for some gift inspiration, you have come to the right place! As most of my readers know by now, I am a gift giving fanatic! I have always loved to put a lot of effort and thought into gifts for my friends and family – something that gives it that extra touch to really make it feel special.
This list is filled with a whole lot of red and pink, because why not be festive? I am a true believer in giving gifts year round, and still believe the best gifts are given as surprises and out-of-the-blue. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I have rounded up an eclectic list of some dreamy gift ideas that most ladies would love to receive this holiday.
As I continue to tell my readers over and over again, it is so important to me to use beauty products that are light, airy, and oil free! Outside of my daily beauty routine, I don’t spend much time pampering myself with as many spa facials and masks as I would like. I tend to keep my beauty regimen pretty simple, making sure I wash my face every morning and every night and do my best to wear lots of moisturizer too.
When I was introduced to evian® Facial Spray I was excited for the chance to use a lightweight moisturizer that has as few ingredients as it gets, water and minerals. Yes, you read that right, and yes, I know evian® is most famous for their French Alps drinking water, but they are stepping up their game with this mineral water facial spray. I use the spray every morning or night after I get out of the shower to help set in the moisture, so you could say it has become my #AnytimeSpa. It has improved the redness in my skin and has balanced out the oily vs. dry skin battle that I am going through right now, as we transition from season to season.
I have always been a huge fan of all bareMinerals products. I first started using their products two years ago during Christmas time. As someone who has struggled with an oily face, large pores, and acne for most of my teen and adult life, I finally found a natural makeup line that improved my skin.
For the past two years I have been using this foundation which has done wonders for my skin and always gave me a luminous finish! I was smitten to find a foundation that I could wear that actually improved my skin, covered my imperfections, while not causing more breakouts. I am sure this has so much to do with the entire line of bareMinerals makeup remaining completely natural and organic!
With fall quickly approaching in San Francisco, I decided to step-up my beauty regimen and shy away from the dewy summer-glow look, and try for a more matte look for fall. I recently purchased the new matte foundation in Fairly Medium and it comes in the form of a loose powder just like the original foundation.
One of the best ways to kickoff your summer style is to stock up on neutral staples that you can wear time and time again all season long! As I looked through my closet this weekend, I tried to decide what staple pieces I could add to wear for different events, parties, and trips this summer. I am a neutral gal and I have always been drawn to whites, grays, blues, light hues, and everyone’s favorite color – black.
Even though my home is styled in neutral tones throughout, my closet doesn’t appear to reflect my deep love for what most consider “boring” colors. I have rounded up a few beautiful trends that are fresh and funky and seem to be on every fashionista’s Instagram, Pinterest, and blog right now.