Sunday, February 12, 2017
Something that I thought would be interesting to bring onto my blog is monthly makeup uniforms. To some this may sound so incredibly boring, however, for someone who has an ever changing and growing makeup collection, this is a way to document what products have been getting more use than others in order to keep a rotation going.
Here's what I've been loving lately.
Let me preface this by saying that I literally HATE BB Creams. I have never found a brand that offered a shade to suit my skin or offer any coverage, whatsoever. That being said, I gave this one the benefit of the doubt, because it was in a shade the matched my skin, and I was completely surprised. This BB cream offers some pretty stellar coverage and the shade range is quite good. It has a really nice luminous finish that lasts throughout the day.
I recently pick up this new highlighter from Wet n Wild. These came out a while ago but they were always sold out or not available in my area. When I found this one, I scooped it up to give it a try. I picked it up in the shade Precious Petals and was shocked to see it's a dead on match for BECCA's Opal highlight. It gives a really nice reflective finish and was well worth the $4.99 I paid for it.
I haven't been doing too much in terms of eyeshadows but when I want to feel a little more glam I have been reaching for these little gems from Physicians Formula. These Gel Creme Shadow and Liners come in a set of three and they are so cute and have some awesome shimmer. I've got them in the Nude shade. I like to pop these on my lids when I want to add something special to a look.
For mascara I must say I have been reaching for this one most days. I think the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara is one of those products you either love...or you hate. My sister hated this mascara so much, but I think it's great! Not only is the packaging amazing, it is super black and gives me super fluffy lashes.
I love a light pink mani! I recently picked up a set of Essie polishes and it is all I have been wearing on my nails. Ballet Slippers is just the perfect milky pink color for girls like me that don't want any sort of obtrusive nail color, and this Gel Setter top coat is great! It's a super thick one so it gives my nails a gel like look and they color lasts so much longer!
What products have you been loving this month?
This magazine is more than just that. It has been a source of inspiration for both me and Matthew. The perfectly styled images, the amazing recipes, and the thick stock of the pages make this magazine more like a journal or book of sorts. On the very first page Joanna's Letter from the Editor cultivated imagery in my mind and I was immediate ready to soak in every last page in this book.
Throughout the journal you'll find tips for simplicity, the importance of fruitful friendships, and inspiring stories of heroic people. But something on the very last page struck a chord with me. The Magnolia Manifesto is one of the most beautiful, well written, to-the-point. pieces I have ever read.
"We believe that newer isn't always better and there is something inherently good in hard work. We believe that friends who feel like family are the best kind of friends and that nothing matters more than family. We believe that today is a gift and that every day miracles are scattered about if only we have eyes to see them.
We believe in seeking the balance between hustle and rest and striving to be passionate about both: a leisurely cup of coffee to start the day mindfully and then at day's end not clocking out from a job till you're proud. We believe that failure needn't be a negative thing; rather, we learn from our mistakes and fail smarter next time. We believe in doing work that we love and, in choosing that, nudging others toward doing what they love.
We believe in courage, in cartwheeling past our comfort zones and trying something a little bit scary every day. We believe that it's time for the pendulum of trend to swing back to the basics, We believe in subtle beauty, the kind that doesn't deteriorate with age or wear. And of all heroic pursuits large or small, we believe there may be none greater than a life well loved"