Category: makeup

Foundation Match: more than just the correct color, part 2

Foundation Match: more than just the correct color, part 2

Did you know that your skin type is a huge factor in determining what foundation you should be wearing? Certain foundations are geared towards certain skin types. Unique formulations help to combat any problems you have due to your skin type as well. In this installment in our foundation series, we’re going to be discussing how skin type plays a role in what foundation you should be wearing. We’ll learn about what buzz words you should look for to help you find the best foundation for your skin type. And if you don’t know your skin type, don’t worry – […]


Curating Your Eyeshadow Collection

Curating Your Eyeshadow Collection

When it comes to makeup purchases, I’d say that eyeshadow palettes are probably one of the biggest blackholes for people. Eyeshadow palettes are fun and exciting, and, because of smart marketing, we start to imagine all of the fun looks we could create with them! But in reality, it’s just more money wasted on makeup that’s just collecting dust. In this post I’m going to teach you about how I critically examine eyeshadow palettes. I’ll give you some easy tips on toward curating your eyeshadow collection.


Foundation Match: more than just the correct color, part 1

Foundation Match: more than just the correct color, part 1

Probably one of the most confusing products within the beauty industry is foundation. It is so personal and particular to your skin, and there’s so many different brands out there. And don’t even get me started on selecting the correct color! But it is possible to find your perfect foundation match, and I don’t just mean a perfect shade match! So we’re going to go over undertones, skin type, coverage, and different ways you can customize your foundation to suit your unique needs. Undertones Did you know it’s not enough to just match your skin tone when it comes to […]


Beauty Budget 101

Beauty Budget 101

All right mamas, I’m so stupidly excited to bring you this new Beauty Budget 101 series. This is 10,000% inspired by Whitney Hedrick. I highly recommend you follow her on Instagram and YouTube to learn more about her movement. She’s all about looking critically at the beauty industry and unpacking some of the messages it is sending us. She also speaks a lot about financial health when it comes to the beauty industry. As most of you know, I’m a stay at home mom and my husband is a teacher. Over the last 3 years my beauty budget has been […]


Keep Your Lashes Curled

Keep Your Lashes Curled

The eyes are the window to the soul, right? So it makes sense that beautiful lashes can really set off a makeup look. However, not all of us want to fuss with false lashes everyday for a myriad of reasons. So instead I’ve developed these tips to keep your lashes curled all day long. 1) Get a good lash curler Say it with me: not all lash curlers are created equal. It seems silly to get a more expensive one, but they totally do make a difference! I have this one from Shiseido and it’s awesome! And if you have […]


Transform Your Matte Foundation

Transform Your Matte Foundation

Matte foundations are a thing of beauty, right? They’re (usually) full coverage and provide stay-all-day wear. And they’re a must-have for us oily girls. However, sometimes the super matte, a little flat look isn’t always so flattering. Healthy skin isn’t perfectly matte. So how can we transform the finish while still maintaining the integrity of the foundation? Keep reading to learn how to transform your matte foundation! The beauty of matte foundations… Matte foundations are a necessity to some of us… ummm… oilier women. It helps to control our oils so we aren’t a greasy mess by the end of […]


How to Clear Acne: 5 Tips from Mandi Mohr

How to Clear Acne: 5 Tips from Mandi Mohr

I’m so excited to bring you this blog post! Mandi Mohr is a new blogging friend I’ve made, and she has this incredible post on how to clear acne prone skin. This is something I resonate with because, as some of you know, I’ve struggled with acne for most of my life. It used to make me want to run and hide away. It’s a terrible burden that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Plus, I love that these tips are also affordable! You can find more from Mandi over on her blog at MandiMohr.com. And be sure to follow her […]


What’s New at Ulta

What’s New at Ulta

Is it just me or are brands releasing new products every week?? You guys… I’m heavily involved in the makeup community and sometimes it makes my head spin. I thought it might be helpful to give you guys a run down of what’s new at Ulta and give some recommendations for them. Why Ulta and not Sephora? Honestly, I’m not super impressed with Sephora. Like, yeah it’s a makeup store so I automatically love it a little, but when I realllllyyy think about it – I prefer Ulta. Not only does Ulta also offer affordable makeup, but their reward system […]


7 Summer Makeup Tips and Tricks

7 Summer Makeup Tips and Tricks

Wearing makeup during the summer can be tricky at best and disastrous at worst. Nothing feels worse than makeup melting from your complexion! And I live in Phoenix, Arizona, so that can quite literally happen fairly easily. For summer, I like to keep it light, fresh, glowy, and quick! Here are some tricks and hacks I like to use for summer to keep my makeup looking good. 1. Skip complexion products if you’re going to be swimming. Yupp, I said it! I know that there are waterproof products on the market, but I fully believe in skipping it all together […]


3 Ways to Add Color to your Eyeshadow Looks

3 Ways to Add Color to your Eyeshadow Looks

I think one of the most compliments I get about my makeup is the fact that I’m confident enough to wear color. I always get comments about how people love it but feel too intimidated to do it themselves. I thought I should fix that for you! Here’s 3 different ways you can easily add color into your eyeshadow looks! Easily being the key word – I know that most women don’t want to make it complicated. So these are simple techniques that you can easily do yourself! 1. A colorful inner corner highlight This is a great one if […]