Category: makeup

Dare to Create Palette by Morphe | Review + 5 Different Looks

Dare to Create Palette by Morphe | Review + 5 Different Looks

This Christmas I had no plans of asking for any makeup, but my poor mother-in-law loves to shop for girls, so when she asked for gift ideas for me, I polled one of my favorite Facebook makeup groups and the Morphe Dare to Create palette was suggested.  #longestrunonsentenceever Click here to see what else I got for Christmas!   The color scheme and layout intrigued me enough, but was it good? Now, I have two other Morphe palettes: The Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette from back in the day and the Jaclyn Hill palette that released in 2017. I love and […]


What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

I’m honestly slightly in shock that Christmas is over. Like… what?! I feel like I always build up such anticipation and forget that it’s just a single day – it has the same 24 hours as every other day of the year. And fun times with family seem to make it go by quicker, ya know? This was an exciting Christmas for us. Having a kid sort of brings back the Christmas magic that you lose as you get older. Ya know what I mean? And while Clementine was fun last year, she didn’t really know what was going on. She […]


Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

As if chapped lips and static cling weren’t bad enough, winter is also a time of changes to your skin. Lots of women report either dry or dehydrated skin. And yes, there is a difference. Quite a significant one, actually, even though it can be tricky to decipher between the two. And it’s important to know the difference because they are not treated the same way. So let’s dive into what exactly dry and dehydrated skin is and how you can treat it. Dry Skin: The Cause and Symptoms Firstly, dry skin is a skin type that is related to oil […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 3 Cool Tones

Holiday Makeup Look | 3 Cool Tones

Before we get into the makeup look, I just wanna share a couple links to my favorite Christmas flash mobs. I honestly have no idea why I love flash mobs, specifically Christmas ones, so much, but I do. I think they’re so fun and spontaneous and the performers had to muster up so much courage to do it. And it just makes me so emotional to see the audience signing along. This first one literally brings me to tears every time. It has over 6 million views and I’m pretty sure I’m responsible for a quarter of them because I’ve […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

After starting to go live on Facebook for my Halloween looks, I got tagged in so many candy cane eye liner videos on Facebook. And it’s finally that time of year! Before we get started… I’d like to offer a word of advice. This is definitely one of those looks that you can get wrapped up in and obsess over. You can literally spend an hour going over it again and again to get the lines perfect. And then you’re running late for your party because it took you three times as long as you thought it would. My advice: don’t sacrifice […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 1 Silver Glitter and Red Lips

Holiday Makeup Look | 1 Silver Glitter and Red Lips

Christmas is right around the corner and that means Christmas parties! Especially if you belong to a church! Man, do we really like to celebrate Christmas for some reason 😉 And the holidays are a great time to get glam! Think sparkle, shimmer, glitter, and red lipstick 💄 That was the inspiration for this look! I wanted something pretty and extra but still simple to do. I went with timeless winged liner, a pearly highlight, and contoured cheeks. And while my (overdrawn) lips are obviously eye catching, the real fun is in the glittery silver eyeshadow! To achieve this look, […]


The Cost of my Daily Makeup Routine

The Cost of my Daily Makeup Routine

  Disclaimer: All links go to Ulta.com. Mary Kay products are linked to my Facebook group, should you be so interested to purchase. If you already work with a beauty consultant, please reach out to them to make any purchases. I’ve seen this blog post and YouTube video circulating for a bit and thought it would be fun to do! Basically I’m going to give a quick tutorial on my everyday makeup look and then break down the cost. I think this will be really interesting to see – I’ve never calculated the cost before! First, I started off by […]


Mary Kay Makeup Must-Haves | Brand Loyalty

Mary Kay Makeup Must-Haves | Brand Loyalty

All righty, let’s talk about something that often goes hand-in-hand with direct sales companies: brand loyalty. Brand loyalty is a simple concept: it means that you only use products from that brand. All network marketing companies encourage brand loyalty, and some representatives will tell you it’s a must. Brand loyalty shows that you’re confident enough in your product to use it yourself on the daily. It’s also a great lead in. For example, if someone compliments you on an item from your line because you’re wearing it, it’s easy to strike up a conversation about it. Let’s just get it out […]


My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes

While the quality of a product matters a great deal, the quality of the tool being used to work with the product matters a great deal more. That’s basically a complicated way of saying that if your brushes suck, so will the way your eyeshadow looks. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with luxury eyeshadows, crappy brushes will destroy your look – guaranteed. But the good news is that quality brushes don’t have to be expensive! There are lots of affordable brushes out there that perform very well, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today. Brushes that rock […]


Review: Mary Kay Blending Sponge – A Firmer, Better Blender

Review: Mary Kay Blending Sponge – A Firmer, Better Blender

Lots of things exist on a spectrum. Beauty sponges do not. Beauty sponges are either good or horrid. There is no in between. If you’re a makeup junkie (#guilty), you know this. The two main stand outs are the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (the one I used to use). However, almost every other brand has released a beauty sponge, and I was excited when Mary Kay announced they were going to be releasing one!