A Simple Everyday Makeup Look That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

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I gotta hand it to these products… Just a quick reminder that makeup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. 🙂 I did this look with makeup that I could quite literally carry in the palm of one hand! It’s non-fussy, natural-looking makeup that I wore to go to dinner and […]

Monochromatic Makeup With the MAC Loud and Clear Collection and Glow Play Blush: Coral Lids, Lips and Cheeks

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Captain Obvious here, but I am a fervent fan / enthusiastic adherent of monochromatic makeup, and that’s because I only have so many brain cells, and I like not having to expend them all thinking too deeply about matching my lids, lips and cheeks. I’d rather conserve a little more […]

All Star Products for 3-Minute, No-Makeup Makeup

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Some days you have 20 minutes to put on your makeup…and some days you only have three. Yesterday was a “three” day for me. I had to drop off Connor at preschool in the morning before heading to the bakery, as usual, but because I was running late (I’d just […]

Smokey Eyes, Smudged Sparkly Eyeliner, and Why Clean Tapered Blending Brushes Are Your BFF

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Back in my happy place! Can I get a whoop-whoop from all my kindred spirits out there? — the makeup lovers who love rubbing freshly washed air-dried brushes ever-so-gently across their face, and love the fresh scent of those baby soft bristles? (Side note: If this describes you, I bet […]

A Triple Threat! — Blue Wings, Purple Waterlines and Peachy Glitter Eyes

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A new look in one, two, three! Do I miss the days when I had hours and hours to whisk my eyeshadows into clouds of fluffy color? Yes and no. Yes, because I’m in awe of myself — literally in awe — for ever having the patience to do elaborate […]

Aubergine Eyes and Berry Lips

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I did my eye makeup with just an eyeliner. Your fun fact for the day about eggplant: While commonly thought of as a vegetable in cooking circles, eggplant (also known as aubergine), is technically a fruit — specifically, a berry. And now you’re ready to conquer the botany stage on […]

Ringing in the New Year With Warm Browns and a Splash of Blue on the Waterline

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There’s a 100% chance I’m wearing pajamas right now. First, hello and welcome to 2020, my friend! 😊 Hope you’re having a happy new year so far! Second, I know there must be a scientifically explainable reason why warm orange browns look sooooo good with blues (is it because orange […]

Behind the Scenes at the Bakery…and a Chocolate Smoky Eye

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Powered by chocolate cake Since I started moonlighting as a professional (still novice!) cupcake baker last October, and have been working in the back of the house at a local bakery, I’ve been exploring ways to merge the wonderful worlds of cupcakes, and cookies, and cakes, and other kinds of […]

A Face Full of MAC Classics

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Sometimes you gotta go with the classics. 👍 As a makeup hoarding enthusiast, I’ll be the first to admit that the thrill of the hunt — the quest itself — to find new makeup to fall in love with, is one of the motivating factors for why I like makeup […]

Product Spotlight: MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow, and Bronzed Purple Smoky Eyes

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What the world needs now is love, sweet, love…and it also needs all the women who hoard love makeup to shop their stashes, because when you dig into what you actually have, you find gold! Case in point: I was knockin’ around my makeup collection to find something to recreate […]