Cream Blush: Why It Should Be Your New BFF

My favorite beauty You Tuber, Lisa Eldridge, posted a new video last week with a makeup tutorial on a luminous, glow-from-within blush technique requested by her audience. (The video also had genius guidance on how to conceal a pimple that’s sprouted up in the middle of your cheek when wearing blush that’s super helpful.) This video inspired me to dig into my gel and cream blush stash, as well as my liquid highlighters. It’s an especially good time to be looking at cream blush with summer well on its way (and that Sephora sale looming). Continue reading “Cream Blush: Why It Should Be Your New BFF”

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My favorite things from elf are their makeup brushes; they are a much better quality than the price suggests. And during elf free shipping, you can get just one or two and not have to worry about paying as much in freight as you do in brushes.

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My favorite (and well used) e.l.f. kabuki brush

Their eye primer is good too, pretty similar to the Urban Decay ones.

**NOTE: If you are shipping to an APO/FPO address, elf ships via slooooow boat. You won’t get your shit for 6-8 weeks. If you’re in a rush, you might need to mail to family and have them forward the package to you.**

What’s your favorite thing from elf Cosmetics?

Sephora Spring VIB Sale: Shopping List

Sephora has a store-wide sale exactly two times a year; once a bit after Black Friday, and once … SOON! (They haven’t released the dates yet, but rumor is Rouge sale starts the 18th and other tiers will follow). They roll out the sale in a hierarchy fashion, offering the sale prices first to their high rollers in their loyalty program, and then to their mid-tier, and finally to everyone. Given the higher prices of everything they sell, these two sale periods are excellent times to pick up staples you know you will be repurchasing, and can be a good opportunity to try out a higher-priced item you otherwise may not have budgeted for. If you’re a junkie like me, you likely have been writing and re-working your wish list for the sale almost since the end of the last sale. So here it is, my personal spring VIB sale shopping list (which is still … a work in progress. I CAN’T DECIDE!). Continue reading “Sephora Spring VIB Sale: Shopping List”

Sports Skincare: Part Three, Getting Your Face Clean and Shiny Again

Don’t be sad, but today we’re wrapping up my three-part series on sports skincare. If you missed them, I covered smart sun protection in the first installment and looking like a beauty while training like a beast in the second. Today … today is the last cog in the wheel, the last essential: how to properly clean your face after all of your sweaty pursuits. All the sunscreen, any cosmetics you may have applied, layers of sweat, salt, mud, sand, sandwiched on by more layers of sunblock … your skin was a battlefield out there, yo, and now it’s time to take care of it. Continue reading “Sports Skincare: Part Three, Getting Your Face Clean and Shiny Again”

Sports Skincare, Part Two: Looking Amazing While Kicking Ass

Yes, hold onto your hats; today is part two of my three part series on sports skincare. If you missed it, check out part one, which covered smart skin protection for outdoor athletes. This post though, is the most frivolous (and arguably the most fun) part of the series, or, how to look good while sweating your ass off. Continue reading “Sports Skincare, Part Two: Looking Amazing While Kicking Ass”