Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Daily Routine

After a few people asking me about my skin care routine on twitter and facebook or in person, and finally Morghen asking me on instagram- I decided I'd finally share what I do to my skin to get it the way it is...

I say finally because I needed an excuse to update this thing :)

Soooo if you've ever been curious what I wash up with or what make up I wear... Here goes! I will explain the make up routine for "important events" (going out, parties, meetings), and day-to-day routine... which is usually NO make up but if I do then it's the drug store kind :)

no make up post would be complete without a before and after... 

**I've linked them all up to Amazon where you can find anything, but I'm not affiliated with Amazon nor do I receive any compensation if you buy anything- it's not a referral, just the easiest way to show y'all**

1.) I just sweep on some Maybelline bronzer with a Kabuki brush
2.) Stila Mascara: Forever Your Curl


1.) I will VersaSpa my face the night before 
2.) Then just smear on some Smashbox Creamy Blush. LOVE THIS STUFF! 

1.) I "prime" my face with this Stila One Step Correct (miracle in a bottle). Basically, it evens out your skin tone but I noticed this helps me the most because SOME days I'm red (so the green helps), some times I have a yellow under tone, so the purple ribbon helps... But combined- it COMPLETELY changes all the discoloration in my face. I can't believe I ever lived without it. This and my tinted foundation (coming up next) will never leave my make up bag. 

2.) Dr. Dennis Gross All in One Tinted Moisturizer (I get this from Sephora, and because it's a little pricey, I'd ask them for a sample. They give you a squirt in a jar and you can try it first). I LOVE this stuff because it truly makes my skin glow. I feel like it makes my face look flawless. All it takes is a half squirt and you're golden. literally. 

3.) I use a kabuki brush to apply... 

4.) My Bare Minerals, Bare Escentials Warmth bronzer. 

5.) More smearing of some cream blush... (link above)

6.) and finally this amazing mascara from Tarte... It makes my lashes so full in three swipes. 

7.) A little wipe of Mac Nymphette (light pink makes me look tan)

1.) I didn't know where this one belongs... because it's REALLY my refresher "toner" I usually put it on before I put make up because I feel like it "wakes me up". But sometimes, I use it to get my eye make up off at nights because it's kind of oily and helps. 

2.) Then I put some good ole Cetaphil 

3.) on my LOVELY CLARISSA! My Clarisonic MIA

4.) and put some Crest 3D White Toothpaste

5.) on my Sonicare!  (Side-note: My teeth have gotten significantly whiter since I've gotten my sonicare... I SWEAR. It really helps you brush better!) This one is affordable and totally worth it. 

6.) Ok, this is my absolute favorrrrrite part of the night. This is what my dad brings me every time he goes to Sweden. Last time I was lucky enough to get 7 but after my step-mom stole one and my sister the other (they wanted in on this goodness too), I ended up running low. But dad went back last week and we're good now! I didn't realize I could get it off Amazon... but now I know! 

7.) If you use this at nights... you will wake up to the softttesttt lips ever. I can't not use this. double negative. I know. but it's that serious. 


Any questions? Truth be told... my favorite thing to do is: get a tan and not wear anything but mascara and lip gloss. But in an effort to be open with whatever I do WHEN I do something (make up related)... I have posted this to help, so hope it helps! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bridal Shower #1

I am SO sorry for the lack of updates (*ahem, Kim...) I told myself I would NOT let myself go to bed tonight with at least a SHORT update of what is going on! I just assume everyone follows me on twitter and knows how close I am to nervous breakdowns with the wedding being SIX weeks away... wha??!?! I feel like I JUST GOT ENGAGED!!!

Since my update tonight is playing catch up with my life- it would only be fair to let you know that my weekends consist of wedding showers and wedding planning. I work 20 hours at the court house and go to school the rest of the time. I have Fri/Sat/Sun to call vendors, make appointments, find suits at every Macy's in the continental United States, and manage to put mascara on and attend my own showers!

Yep, showers. I am the luckiest girl because every weekend in February is full of showers! The first shower that I'm updating on (because I haven't gotten pics from the most recent one this past Saturday yet) was the one that the bridesmaids threw me. It was absolutely stunning. I can't believe how full time students/wives/nurses/moms/employees put together something that came straight out of pinterest!!! I had NOTHING to do with the shower and was completely surprised when I walked in! Enough chatter, here are some pics so you can see what I mean!

Drink Station!

The "caterer" of the event- one of my talented BM

My sister has a gift for party planning! 

Would you look at this cake?!?!  

2/5 BM- the busy worker bees!!! I can't thank them enough!!! 

My weakness- cookie dough dip... thanks, Emmy!!! 

Cutest girl ever, Kat- so so talented too! 

the spread!

i hate stand alone pics- forgive the awkwardness!

More awkwardness

how cute are the wedding dress favors emily did?!?! 

tea cabinet where the girls chose their china for tea! 

emily and her delish cookies

Bridesmaid, groomsmaid, bridesmaid 

groom's maid? Bride's man? Man of honor? 

the cake was pretty AND delicious

Ordy came at the end to load up the truck and thank everyone (and snag some yummy food!) 
We are so blessed and lucky to call everyone who came friends!!!!! We can't wait for the big day and to be able to enjoy the night with EVERYONE!