Everyday Beauty Favorites

If I am being honest, I had zero content for today. Initially I thought I had a backlog of photos in my folders, but alas I had none! 

And if I am being even more honest with you, I had no desire to run out with the family to snap some photos of today’s outfit. There was time, but with it being windy and a twelve degrees, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it! 

I asked my Instagram followers to give me content ideas (because sometimes you just draw a blank), and I got some great ones- let’s just say I have content-other than outfit posts-covered for a bit, so thank you!

One of my most frequently asked questions is what is my eye shadow. I typically wear the same every day. I also get asked what makeup I use in general. So with those in mind, and with prompting from some of you, I decided to share my daily makeup favorites with you all! 

I have shared my love for Belle Beauty by Kim Gravel Kisser Fixer Lip Kit before. I had met Kim back in August when I was in NYC for the Redbook/Today Show appearance and she graciously sent me a couple of the lip kits. I fell in love, guys! It lasts, I don’t have to worry about reapplying repeatedly throughout the day and the colors are subtle but give you color! 

Umberto Dry Texture Spray is something that truly gets used every day. I use it in combo with my dry shampoo (which changes a lot). I love that it gives my hair a little girt…makes it easier to manipulate when I am curling! The smell is pretty great, too!

I don’t share it much, but I am a consultant for Rodan + Fields. I am not the best at it, to be honest…definitely could be better. But, I do love their products and have been using them for years, longer than I have been a consultant for them. This Unblemish Oil Control Lotion is perfect for those that may have combination to oily skin. This sort of sucks the excess oil out without over drying your skin. I do this as the last step in my skincare process. 

Gals, I have been singing the praises of Cover Girl Lash Blast for years. Literally, years. I started using it just after Ella was born (she is 9 now). I have tried others, both expensive and drug store, but I always go back to this amazing orange tube. I can’t tell you how awesome it is! There are different kinds of Lash Blast, but the orange tube is the best one!

I get asked pretty frequently about my lashes. I even have customers ask me where I get my lash extensions done-no where! My lashes are real. I have been using Rodan + Fields Lash Boost lash serum for a little over a year and I can’t say how awesome it is and how my lashes have never looked better. Using this combined with my Lash Blast mascara give me my dream lashes! 

Carmex. I.love.Carmex. I did a sponsored post for Carmex a few months ago, but I have been using it since jr. high. I always, always need to have a little tub of this goodness available. I tend to get cold sores from time to time and it seems to be the only thing that helps. Plus, I am constantly biting my lips, which then makes them chapped-Carmex always does the trick. Fun fact-more often than not, when someone asks me what lipstick I am wearing in a photo its  Carmex a lot of the time-LOL!

My go-to foundation for quite some time has been L’Oreal Infallibe Pro-Matte. I had been on the hunt for a good drug store foundation. After trying several (I even did a YouTube video about it), I landed on this one. I feel like it gives me great coverage but is still breathable. Plus you can’t beat the price!

Oh my love for Young Living Essential Oils! I have been using them for a couple of years now. I’ve always used them, but more recently have really started to immerse myself in them even more. Stress Away is a daily must for me. While I am not sure if I would file this under ‘beauty’ I use it every day. It really does help with stress! I can’t live without it! I have been contemplating a post on essential oils, so let me know if you are interested in something like that! 

e.l.f. Brown Bonanza is my daily eye shadow. I would say once or twice a day I get a message asking what my eye shadow is. Everyone is always surprised to hear that is is so inexpensive. I love the pigment, it applies so well, and it lasts all day long. 

Tarte Shape Tape is probably the most expensive item in my makeup bag, but it is worth every penny. I have really dark circles under my eyes-I always have, and this really does a great job covering them up! It applies easily, doesn’t feel like it’s caked on, and also lasts throughout the day!


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