• Makeup of the day


    Shopping My Beauty Stash

    Holiday beauty items are upon us and I am a big fan of all the cute and beautiful limited edition holiday items. But before we go all crazy with holiday beauty, I thought I’d “shop my stash”. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s when you use items you already own and haven’t used in a while so it’s like you’re shopping your own stash. In the early days of the blog I used to share my makeup basket of the week. If you’ve been following me on here for that long you may remember. I would share at the start of each week (along with an ootd) what items…

  • Alaska Travel Makeup Bag - Lips


    What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag: Alaska

    If you got a chance to read my blog post this morning then you know I’m on my way to Alaska today for a land & cruise vacation. If you didn’t, well then now you know! I always like reading posts about what makeup items people bring with them on vacation and I’ve shared my own travel makeup bags in the past. Click (here) to see the one from my trip to Arizona last summer. Base Products Benefit Porefessional Primer Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation BareMinerals Well Rested BareMinerals Mineral Veil Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder Randoms NYX HD Concealer IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye NYX HD Eye Shadow Base…

  • Smashbox Shape Matters


    Prom [Chaperone] FOTD

    This past Thursday, I chaperoned my 5th prom! I can’t believe I’ve been to that many proms. I thought it would be fun to post a FOTD and show some of the products I used. I used Sephora’s Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation as my foundation and Benefit‘s Porefessional as my primer (not pictured) to create a flawless base. Next, I used Smashbox’s #ShapeMatters palette for my eyeshadow, contour, and highlight. There are also brow powders included, but I continued using my IT Cosmetics pencil that I’ve been using. This palette is so comprehensive, but surprisingly does not contain a blush which is a shame because this could totally be an all-in-one palette! I…