OH HEY! yes, I am still alive. These past months have been crazy busy for me. From weddings, best friends, traveling every other week to just life I’ve been all over the place. I’m finally getting back into the groove of things and why not start with my favorite type of post.. FAVORITES! Here’s what I’ve been loving lately during these summer days and what I can’t stop using….
2015 went by incredibly fast I really can’t believe its 2016. This has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding years I’ve had in a while and I have a lot of positive and exciting things to look forward to for 2016. Now that I have a clean slate for the new year of fresh ideas for twenty five sundays I thought I would start off with my top 15 of 2015 that were thoroughly loved and repurchased throughout the year.
(Urban Decay- Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette)
When I wake up in the morning I look forward to putting my makeup on. But sometimes my bed wins and traps me for 10 more minutes so I have less time to do my morning routine. I figured out a fool proof 5 minute face that I can do and rush out the door without looking like a sleepy head.
Packing makeup to travel with stresses me out a bit. One of the main reasons is because I want to bring my whole vanity. I’ve learned that I need to pack smart (not light because let’s be honest that’s not gonna happen.) AND it gives me the opportunity to use all the mini little cute beauty products I have hoarded over time to put to good use! Since I am going to Hawaii in a few days I thought I would pack a bit early and share with you guys what I bring with me when traveling to hot/humid island areas. (Lanikai Beach | Photo by ME.)
Liquid lipsticks are having a moment right now in the beauty world and I absolutely love it. I’ve actually had these products for a while but thought it was the perfect time to share my thoughts about them since a lot are good color choices for fall!
This was definitely an impulse buy. I would think of any reason not to buy this palette because I have a million and one but once I saw it sold out on Sephora.com and Ulta.com I panicked and bought it on Nordstrom.com
Each month I plan on sharing a list of products I have my eye on (old/new products) which I probably don’t need but that never stopped me anyways 😉
I’m the type of person to not really touch up my makeup throughout the day. When I put my makeup on in the beginning of the day I intend for it to stay put of course 🙂 The only thing I touch up would be my bottom eye liner and lips. And since this is my makeup bag that I take to work it has a lot of easy basic grab n go items.
Not a lot of makeup show events come to the Bay Area so when I found out The Makeup Show Pop-up was coming to town there was no question I had to stop by! It was basically like a mini IMATS which was great since I’ve never been to one yet. It was super crowded but definitely worth it! I’m very proud of myself for not going too crazy… Thank god I made lists! (Picture above via: @themakeupshow on IG) Here’s a quick overview of what I got: