Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hello Glow

I need to apologize for being MIA for weeks!! I got really busy at work the end of August/beginning of September (working 6 to 7 long days a week). Once that ended, it took a little bit to get back into my blogging routine. So, here we go!
Oh highlighters, I love everything you do! That glow that they give is that perfect extra step in my routine that makes me feel complete. They accent cheekbones in a "I'm glowing from within" way that's unbeatable. They also do wonders for the inner corner of your eyes, the brow bone, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid's bow! There's so many different ones out there, so I thought I'd share a few of my current favorites with you.
L-R: Watts Up, Mary-Lou Manizer, Shimmering Facial Whip
My all time favorite highlighter for my cheekbones is Benefit's Watt's Up. This champagne highlighter is a cream so it blends really well and lasts for hours. I prefer to use this one for my cheekbones and nose.

The newest highlighter in my collection is theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer. A little bit goes a long way with this honey-toned powder highlighter and it looks amazing in the inner corners of the eyes and the brow bone.

Last up, is e.l.f. shimmering facial whip- it's super affordable (it's only $1!!) and packs a punch! This one has a definite pink coloring to it and blends really well. Because of the texture and tone, I prefer to use this one on my cheeks and cupids bow. 

What are your favorite highlighters? I'm always looking for new one's to try!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Red Lip

Lips: Rimmel Lip Liner in Red Diva, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 111 Kiss of Life

I've never been much of a bold lipstick kind of gal. Sometimes it feels a bit too "Hello, Sailor!" for me, but every girl needs that lip color that she can just throw on and feel powerful. A red lip to me screams confidence and I've finally found a shade that I feel I can (hopefully) pull off. I'm in love with this bright red matte lip for a night out, or if I'm just in a fearless mood for the day. What is your favorite lipstick when you're feeling daring?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Electric Tropics

Tropical Print Bomber Jacket - Target (similar here, here, and here)
T-Shirt - Target
Jeans - LC Lauren Conrad (similar here)
Shoes - Converse

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dry Lips Rescue

I'd been battling with dry, chapped lips for weeks with no end in sight. I tried Chap Stick (terrible), Maybelline Baby Lips (so-so), and even a Jack Black balm from the men's section of Ulta that was supposed to be great for healing the driest of lips. All of which did pretty much nothing (and I'm convinced that Chap Stick made them more dry than they already were).

I quickly realized that barely drinking any water all day was a large part of my problem, so I upped my water intake and started to notice a slight improvement in not only the dryness of my lips, but in the overall health of my skin. Drink more water! One of those tips that I always read but don't strictly abide by. Not anymore.

Next up, I decided to make my own sugar scrub for my lips with equal parts brown sugar, olive oil, and honey. I put it in a little container in the bathroom and used it once a day or every other day to gently scrub off any dryness on and around my lips. Noticeable difference after every use- seriously. This was a big help in the healing process.

So now after my numerous lip balm fails, water chugging, and DIY scrub, these lips of mine still were looking pretty wrecked. And I was getting so frustrated...until my loving husband suggested something that I am now completely converted to. Vaseline!!! So simple, cheap, and wonderful! I bought the large "original" tub, plus a couple of the little Vaseline lip therapy pots and gave it a go. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I slathered that stuff all over my mouth and within a couple of days of using it saw my lips completely healed!!! I'm absolutely in love with this stuff and probably will never buy a different lip balm again.
If you're in need of a dry lips rescue I would highly recommend picking up some good, ol' Vaseline. Trust me, you won't regret it!