Category: makeup

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 […]


The Product that Cured my Oily Skin

The Product that Cured my Oily Skin

I’ve had oily skin for as long as I can remember. Like, not the cute, dewy oily skin either. Like, the bad, acne-prone, greasy oily skin. It’s plagued me since I was 12 years old. Acne followed me up until high school when I went on Accutane. Even so, years later, I continued to have oily skin and struggle with break outs. It was maddening and discouraging being in your mid-20’s and still struggling with acne! And then along came keto! The ketogenic diet pretty much healed my acne. I was shocked, because I grew up always being told that […]


5 Skincare Tips That Cost $0

5 Skincare Tips That Cost $0

Do you know what I love? I love having great skin! You know what I don’t love? The price tag that sometimes comes along with that. I believe skincare isn’t something you should skimp out on – after all, makeup can only look as good as the canvas it is applied on.  But still! That doesn’t mean everyone can just reach into their wallets and fork out some money. I get it! So here’s 5 skincare tips that don’t cost you a dime. 1. Cleanse your face AFTER you wash and condition your hair. Most women I know cleanse their […]


Unpopular Makeup Techniques and Opinions

Unpopular Makeup Techniques and Opinions

Last week I watched a video on YouTube by Emily on this subject and thought I would give it a go! This post is basically all about unpopular or uncommon makeup techniques and opinions. If you spend anytime in the beauty community on social media, you’ll notice that certain techniques and certain products can dominate the scene. But every woman is different! So here are my unpopular techniques and opinions – both good and bad! 1) I avoid high end complexion products. I purposefully avoid more expensive complexion products, such as: primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, and setting spray. I’m doing […]


5 Facebook Groups That Helped Me Survive the First Year of Motherhood

5 Facebook Groups That Helped Me Survive the First Year of Motherhood

If you’re a mom and aren’t taking advantage of Facebook groups, then what are you even doing?? Facebook groups are a great way to connect with other moms and troubleshoot. And as a first time mom, Facebook groups can be a wealth of knowledge for you. The great thing about groups is that lots of different moms are in these groups, so you’ll get answers, tips, and suggestions from all types of moms. Here’s 5 different groups that helped me survive/navigate the first year of being a mom. 1) Respectful Sleep Training/Learning When I think of groups that made the […]


L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara | Review

If there’s something L’Oreal does right, it’s mascara! They have so many cult favorites, including their Lash Paradise, Telescopic, and Voluminous Carbon Black – just to name a few. But when you search L’Oreal mascaras on Ulta, you get 33 results. Thirty-three different mascaras is an impressive selection! In fact, they have a lot I haven’t heard much about, including their Voluminous Million Lashes (of course, I got mine in waterproof). Keep reading to see how to use this mascara for best results! The saying goes that your lashes will look like the wand… Well, if my lashes can look […]