I’m a foundation snob and generally think that if it isn’t expensive, it doesn’t work (my poor husband’s wallet) - UNTIL I found out about Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup. I read multiple reviews of bloggers who also used expensive foundation and discovered this gem. My face is a little darker in the summer, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a new foundation (baby on the way!), so I knew I had to try it out. I love it. Seriously. Not cakey or thick, but still has a nice buildable coverage. If you’re looking for a new, inexpensive foundation, give this a try!
I am LOVING Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow. Super easy application (I use my fingers) and it lives up to its name - it lasts all day. I use “Tough as Taupe” as a base color and “Pomegranate Pink” in the crease. At $6.99, they’re a little too easy to buy (I usually sneak one of these bad boys into my grocery cart when my husband isn’t looking).
(Yes - the weird face was necessary)
(10 delicious colors)
a variation of the tutorial seen here. i wasn’t a fan of the side bun, so i wrapped the end of the braid into a circle and pinned it. voila!
yes - i AM trying out hairdos for when i give birth to my sweet baby. pretty sure i found the winner.
this style keeps the bangs out of my face, and the side braid (tutorial courtesy of thebeautydepartment.com seen here) won’t annoy the back of my head if i’m laying down.
I love pinterest (what girl doesn’t?!) and ESPECIALLY the hair tutorial section. The braided headband tutorial originally posted here.
I also got my hands on Skin79 Super BB Cream…PERFECT for the lazy day (or in my case, weekdays). No primer needed and it evens out your skin tone. At $22, it’s also cheaper then most foundations. Picture below (no editing, but I’m sure my camera settings were a bit off, since my hair isn’t normally this red).
this is one of my favorite work-week hairstyles. you twist your hair rather than braiding (i haven’t quite mastered that, yet).
original tutorial found here: http://goo.gl/KAZ9G
mine is a bit different than hers - i like to have bigger twists to add some height since i have a five head (not a forehead - get it?!)
i start at the hairline by my right ear and work my way over…it looks better to have a side ponytail rather than a messy bun. i curl the ends of my hair and voila! done!
I never wear lipstick. Ever. I eat ALL throughout the day, so I never see the point in reapplying.
That being said, I read/watched so many positive reviews of the Revlon Lip Butters that I HAD to try one out, and I loved it so much I went back and bought 5 more! CVS is having a buy one, get one 50% off, so if you want to try one, now is the time. It has such a silky smooth feeling to them and not at all cakey. At $7.99 a stick, it’s also very affordable.
Pictures of the lip butters:
(left to right: Candy Apple, Tutti Frutti, Pink Truffle, Cotton Candy, Strawberry Shortcake and Sugar Frosting)
Pictures of me wearing the lip butters (my lips were kind of chapped…it IS winter):
Candy Apple (had to do a kissy face for this sassy red). Perfect for New Years Eve!
Cotton Candy - fun and girly!
Pink Truffle - might be my favorite.
Strawberry Shortcake - too bubble gum pink for my taste.
Sugar Frosting - a nice, muted lip (even though it doesn’t look like it in the tube).
Tutti Frutti - orange lipstick is fun to play around with!