December Favorites

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It’s December and I rounded up a bunch of my favorite products from the past month or so in today’s video!

Products mentioned:

Cuyana Nesting Pouches

Hyaluronic Acid Body Gel

Peter Thomas Roth Get Drenched Kit

Kerastase Cement Thermique Anti-Breakage Resurfacing Strengthening Milk

Alterna Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist Spray Volumizer

Olay Ultimate Hydration Essence Mist

Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist

Essie’s Last Nightie Gel Couture

Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation

Becca Glow Glaze Stick

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Mac Sweet Enough Blush

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer

 

p.s. Looking for some winter makeup ideas?  You can find some here.

3 Festive Drugstore Lip Colors

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I couldn’t help myself and grabbed 3 super pigmented festive holiday lip colors at Ulta the other day. This my very first time trying out the fantastically priced Colour Pop and I’m very impressed with the lipsticks! They felt like butter, had a great color pay off, and looked rich and shiny on the lips!

These 3 lipsticks may look very similar in the photo, and they are, but red lipsticks can be kind of hard to choose so I wanted to break down a few things that make each of them different.

Lipstick #1: Colour Pop “What If”

This looks almost pink in the tube but wears much more red. It’s a bright, pink toned red that was certainly a statement. I’d reach for a cool pink blush and make sure you kick up the bronzer with this shade.

Lipstick #2: Colour Pop “On Display”

A very classic red both in the bullet and on the lips. It has more of that “fire engine” red than the first lipstick (above) but isn’t too orange or warm. I loved this one.

Lipstick #3: Revlon “Love That Red”.

This was very similar to the second lipstick but I found it to be a touch warmer. It felt great to apply, slid right on without dragging at the outside of my lips, and had a really nice finish! It wasn’t as shiny as the former two lipsticks I mentioned above, but it certainly wasn’t matte either.

So if you are going to rock a red lip this season, here a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. Have a light hand when applying blush and choose soft, neutral eyeshadows. Let the lipstick be the star of the show, and it will be, so don’t make your other makeup choices compete.
  2. The best way to apply red lipstick to last is to apply it, let it set for a few minutes, then add a translucent setting powder on top, finally apply the red lip again. If you want to be really extra you can use a lip brush and liner, but I usually keep it simple and apply it straight from the bullet.
  3. Check your teeth. Smile, talk, laugh all while looking in the mirror and make sure none of the lipstick transfers onto your teeth! You can even stick your finger, wrapped in a makeup wipe into your mouth, close your lips around it like a straw, then pull it out. That shoudl grab any of the color leftover that could possibly hit your teeth.

It’s fun to dress up a bit around the holidays and there is nothing that screams festive quite like a bright red lip!

My favorite places to buy Emily’s clothes

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When I had boys I always heard about how boring it is to shop for boys and how fun it is to shop for girls. Since I was only shopping for boys I actually found it to be pretty fun and easy. I actually looked at the girls clothes that were full of tulle and sparkles and it didn’t look very comfortable.

I’m not really into dressing my kids stylish at the cost of comfort, especially with two boys who love to jump and wrestle and generally MOVE.

When Emily was born and we learned she was a girl I was immediately so excited to buy her clothes! My mom and sister took a trip to Target while we were still in the hospital to get her some basics and I loved every single thing. I found it so fun to dress her up!

I still look for comfort, though, and find more often than not that I’m leaving her in footie sleepers during the day since it’s gotten so chill outside. She’s at the stage where she yanks her socks off so I don’t want to mess with lost socks and cold toes!

I rounded up a few of my favorite items for her above. Like the boys, I try to stay within smaller color palette so I can mix and match everything and naturally that color palette is PINK!

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