December 23, 2016

Five Minute Makeup Look

Hello!!! Today I thought I'd give you a short Five Minute Makeup Look for those of you who need a quick step by step guide on how to get your makeup done on the go. I like to apply eye and face moisturizer first and let that absorb before applying the following, in the following order:

  1. Concealer
  2. Eyebrows
  3. Mascara
  4. Bronzer (or Blush)
  5. Any eyeshadow
Here are the products I used and the links to purchase:

Check out the video above! The products I used are listed below in the notes. Hope you enjoy!

December 22, 2016

Holiday Look 2016


Here's a makeup tutorial just in time for your holiday parties for an fun, pretty look. I used gold and purple eyeshadow and topped it off with some gold glitter. 

Here are a list of the products, their cost and their links below:

Foundation- Lancome Tient Miracle in Bisque 5C 330 ($47.00)

Concealer- Make Up For Ever Full Cover in 5 ($34.00)

Eyeshadow- EM by Michelle Phan palette in "Shanghai Lavendars" ($28.00)

                      NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in "Mink" ($6.00)

Glitter- MAC Brilliants in "Reflects Gold" ($22.00)

Bronzer- Hoola by Benefit ($29.00) and Tarte "Park Ave Princess"($30.00)

Eyebrow- Anastasia Dip Brow in "Soft Brown" ($18.00) & Mary Kay Eyebrow Gel ($10.00)

Liner- NYX Matte Liquid Liner in "Black" ($15.00) & Kohl Black Liner

Lip- NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in "Natural" (No longer carried by NYX) 

Hope you enjoyed watching!!! Wishing you and your families a very SAFE and BLESSED Holiday!

December 19, 2016

Eyebrow Tutorial

Hi there!! Today I did a quick eyebrow tutorial using a cream based makeup so you can see how I fill things in. This is more a natural look that I did using Anastasia's Dip Brow ($18) and Makeup Brush #12 ($18). 

Leave comments below and let me know if you have any questions! Hope you enjoy!

December 15, 2016

First Beauty Vlog

Hi Everyone!! I though I'd give a shot to Beauty Vlogging since that is still a pretty popular way to put your passion for makeup and skincare out into the world. I uploaded it to YouTube and am still in the process of working on my Channel but I hope you enjoy! The video is too large to upload here but check it out on YouTube at this link: My First Beauty Vlog

December 12, 2016

Beauty Blogging and Motherhood

Nothing in the world could have prepared me for motherhood. Not even listening to family members with great insight and stories. When you're pregnant you hear a million warnings before you welcome a baby into the world but it's not until you experience it personally until you understand how much your whole world changes. The one thing I will say is while it changes dramatically, it changes for the better. The love you experience really is all consuming and unlike anything I've ever experienced. It's the greatest thing in the world.

I was flipping through family photos since having the baby and the one thing I noticed is how tired my husband and I look in the early months after Adrian was born. I barely wore makeup because there are a lot of days that go by where it's just unnecessary or there wasn't time in between cleaning up diapers or spit up to put it on. It just wasn't important, nor should it have been. I looked at our Mother's Day and Father's Day family photos and can't help think like, "Gosh, we look so tired, but we really look happy." There was a shift in everything the second our son came home. Every single thing that seemed important before, no longer existed. 

I started this blog originally because of how much of a fun hobby it is for me to research makeup, makeup trends and try new and fun things with it. As Adrian gets older I've found a little more time to get slowly back into my passion for makeup and skincare but it's been hard to find a balance between it all. What's most important to me now is being a good mommy. It's hard to figure out how to redefine that passion now that I've changed so much. As we approach the New Year this is a goal of mine as to how to figure out how to move forward with trying to merge both things, being a good mommy and having something on the side for myself that I'm passionate about. I realize this will take time and lots of brainstorming but it's something that is important to me.

For all my followers that have kept up with me from the beginning of this blog 5 years ago, thank you! You guys have been a great support and your encouragement has meant so much to me. It's very inspiring to know that this has been something others have enjoyed. As I redefine what this new chapter means, I hope you'll join me on this ride!