3 Unexpected Beauty Lessons I Learned This Week

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Things I learned this crazy week! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend! My goodness, it has been a week. The run-up to Valentine’s Day at the bakery was cray! Yesterday, I made frosting for 4 hours in the biggest mixer we have. Simply put, I was buttercreamed out by the end […]

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 […]

Easy Makeup Look Idea: Olive Eyeliner, Warm Brown Eyeshadow and Matte Fuchsia Lipstick

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Someone turns four this March! (No, not me.) Some mornings are for blending six shadows on your lids, and other mornings are not. Those are the mornings made for large quantities of coffee…and for cuddles…and for easy makeup. Initially, when I set out to do this post, I planned to […]

The MAC 240S: My Preferred Brush for Precise Face Powder Placement

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The MAC 240 S! I use it every day. Generally, I try to wear the bare minimum amount of face powder I can get away with because when I pile it on, I think it makes me look older. *Le sigh* But even though I don’t wear a ton, I […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursdays: Bright Blue Inner Corners and Ice Skating!

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I got all the nostalgic feels with this late ’90s-inspired look with bright blue inner corners (thanks, MAC Tilt). Was anybody else obsessed with blazingly bright inner corner highlights way back when? I most certainly was. I usually rocked MAC Vex around the tear ducts. (Side note: normally accompanied by […]

Layering Bronze Eyeshadow on Top of Black Liner To Correct Wonky Liner

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Oh, my hooded lid ladies… I know you can feel me on this. There are days when my upper lash liner turns out perfectly…but then there are those other days when it does not. 😬 And those days are baaaaad. You know how it is. One minute, you’re applying your […]