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.
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 things like the undertone of skin, skin type, coverage, and different ways you can customize your foundation to suit your unique needs in this master foundation series! Undertone of skin Did you know it’s […]
The first step in getting your beauty budget under control is to decide what your relationship with makeup is. And this comes down to how functional you find makeup in your everyday life.
Here’s a couple questions you can ask yourself to determine what your relationship with makeup is.
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 […]
The eyes are the window to the soul, right? So it makes sense that beautiful lashes can really set off a makeup look. However, even though false eyelashes are more popular than ever, not all of us want to fuss with them everyday for a myriad of reasons. So instead I’ve developed these tips on how to use an eyelash curler + some things you can do to keep them curled! How to use an eyelash curler. 1) Get a good lash curler Say it with me: not all lash curlers are created equal. It seems silly to get a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I think one of the most compliments I get about my makeup is the fact that I’m confident enough to wear a colorful eyeshadow look. 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! Anyone can wear a colorful eyeshadow look! The most […]