Fresh in Fifteen 003
August Beauty Favorites
I’ve got a very simple #freshinfifteen video where I somehow managed to have oh pleeeeeeenty of time and then didn’t have time for lip color at the end. Help me.
This round was all about dealing with slept on hair. I used a shampoo and conditioner the day before that I hated so my hair felt both weighed down AND dry–a strange combination. So up it went as I knew I wouldn’t be able to handle it for one more second touching my neck.
Bottoms up folks.
The “fresh” look for running errands and having a laid back Sunday:
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Love this kind of videos! Learning so much!!
By the way, that t-shirt color looks great on you!! Makes you more awake!!
I feel like I do fresh in 15 everyday. Hair always goes up, a little make up goes on, and I’m out the door. I’ve always been too plain to put much time or effort into my look, but since I turned 30 I feel like trying a bit more. I even bought a Mac lipstick over the summer!
Anyways, my question is when you wash your hair at night before bed, do you sleep on a towel or something so your pillow doesn’t get all wet? Or it your hair mostly dry by the time you go to bed?
I blow dry my hair before I go to bed! Enjoy your Mac lipstick!
I so hear you on the postpartum lash situation! I was thinking maybe lash extensions? Is that silly? I would totally be down to try Lattise…but I remember being scared of the warning about it darkening/changing your eye color? Maybe that’s not a thing anymore 🙂
Have you heard of Mary Kay’s Lash Serum? It’s basically Latisse without the side effects. Check it out!
Oh I just love these and how nervous you get in the beginning. I don’t blame you! It’s a high pressure situation!
Alyssa | Glitter and Grey
Oh I just love these and how nervous you get in the beginning. I don’t blame you! It’s a high pressure situation!
Alyssa | Glitter and Grey
Love these videos! Thanks for posting!
Love the video!! My question is, did you comb or brush your hair all out before pulling it up for this video?
I’m wondering about latisse, but I’m afraid it’ll change my eye color! Wasn’t a potential side effect changing blue eyes into brown? I got trial lash extensions for my wedding and I haaated them. I’m not sure if it was just the person who put mine on, or how they all are, but they were heavy and pinched the skin and were constantly in my eye view. I’m currently trying castor oil (because I’ll literally try anything!) and haven’t noticed a huge difference, but maybe I just need to keep it up?
Julia have you tried a Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Lavender Oil? You can add a drop or two to your mascara tube and/or mix 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil with 2-4 drops lavender essential oil and use your finger or a cotton swab to apply it along your eyelash roots down to the ends of your eyelashes. Plus it smells awesome 🙂
I use lavender in my mascara too! I first tried it to moisten out the ends of an old tube I had (which was a great way to extend the product) and then I used it in a new tube and it works amazingly well! I haven’t tried your tip about putting it on my eyes at the end of the night, but I’ll do that next! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the tip!! I’m going out and getting some tonight!
This is interesting about the lavender oil, have you had any problems with it irritating your eyes??
Mary Kay also has a Lash Serum. Basically it’s Latisse without the side effects. I’ve tried it & loved it.
A mix of coconut oil and castor oil works great and it’s cheap!
Hi Kate, which BB cream did you use in this video? Is it nice for days when you don’t need a lot of makeup but like coverage? Great post!
She used Estee Lauder BB cream (I think she said it was double wear)…
Love these videos! You need to try grande lash md off of amazon. Cheaper than Latisse, works great (my eyelashes practically FELL OUT during my third trimester with my daughter…I was a disaster! I used this after I had her and still use a few times a week for maintenance)!
Love these videos! Your hair is amazing! What’s your favorite kind of coffee? I wish I knew how to put my hair in a messy bun! People make it look so easy but I can never do it. Is there a trick?
Have you watched her tutorials? She’s got tons of ’em–super helpful.
Love her tutorials but I’m referring to the one she does in the video where you just throw it up in like 2 seconds.
US a drop of lavender essential oil in your mascara. You will have longer thicker lashes in a few weeks. I personally couldn’t live without adding it to mine. Also always swirl mascara.
You look great! I’ve been trying to cut down my morning make up time! Your hair looks great too- I love the braid into the bun!
Mary Kay has a lash and brow building serum that is said to be safer and just as effective as latisse
I second the use of Lavender Oil in your mascara works wonders! This was another great video, thank you for sharing. I wish I could fly out and get a lesson from you I’m such a dummy when it comes to getting myself ready in morning.
I cancelled my Birchbox for exactly that reason! I don’t have a lot of time to play with new stuff and when I’m not excited about them they just sit in a drawer.
I really love these videos! I had been saving getting showered and dressed for during that wonderful double nap in the afternoon (??☺️) but my son started going to preschool two days a week and I’m not loving dropping him off and running errands with a cheerio filled pony tail and oatmeal crusted yoga pants. Your videos are the motivation I needed to set aside a little time for myself in the mornings, I will let you know how it goes!
cheerio filled ponytail ahhahhaha!
Oooooh the Cheerios. They are the glitter of the Little Ones…
You are one of my favourite people! Your hilarious comments during filming crack me up… “I like big buns.” “Bad choice Kate.” I have serious hair envy – the length and colour are on point! You are gorgeous and love all your tips and tricks.
amazing! Haha that bottoms up on coffee is pretty much my life today! Great look
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Love these videos! So fun!
For the post partum lashes have you tried adding lavender essential oil to your mascara? I add 2 drops of young living essential lavender oil to a new tube of mascara (you can add to one that’s already open). it helps keep your mascara From drying out as well. It’s done wonders for me as far as keeping my lashes healthy and from falling out. plus it’s super cheap and easy since you only need to add it in once.
Love, love your videos!! Seriously, I love your personality and totally feel like one of your friends getting ready with you in the morning. You give great advice on hair and makeup – I just wish you could do my hair sometime here in Nashville! 🙂
Keep up the great work! I always look forward to reading your blog – a highlight of my day. 🙂
Kate – your blog is my FAVORITE! Literally, my husband just walked through and saw the video on my computer and said, “What are you watching?” I said, “Oh, my favorite hair girl!”
I have used Latisse with NO SIDE EFFECTS (other than crazy awesome, long, thick lashes) for 2+ years now. I interrogated my Dermatologist PA about Latisse and the side effects, and she assured me it was safe. I have blue eyes with blonde lashes that need a little oomph. Like I said, no change in the color of my eyes AT ALL. There can be some itching/redness on the eyelid while the product dries, but nothing I can’t handle. My PA gave the insider’s hint NOT to use the disposable brushes that come with it. Just use a clean, fine eyeliner brush and wash after each use. I leave it out to dry overnight. This makes the (very expensive) Latisse lash longer. (I can use one 5 ml bottle for a whole year.) I get mine filled at Costco, they have the cheapest price.
I have tried other “lash serums” with some success, but nothing close to the Latisse! WORTH EVERY PENNY!
I’ve been using LATISSE for almost three months. I’ve noticed a huge change in the length. My friend began using it at the same time and noticed a huge change in the amount of lashes. I’m really happy with it, even though I didn’t see much difference until week 4. I wear contacts and noticed some stinging the first week but now I don’t experience anything like that. I also don’t use it every night any more – just every other night. I did notice some darkening at the upper eyelid right above my lash line that looked like a persistent mascara smudge, but that has lessened quite a bit. I have grey eyes and haven’t noticed any eye darkening. 🙂 I’m 34 and have a 9 mo baby and had massive hair loss during the 3rd Tri and the first six months postpartum…
Kate, are you going to share what shampoo/conditioner you hated?
LATISSE is UNREAL!!! Do it! Takes 16 weeks, so be patient. My lashes are so long, they sometimes touch my glasses and I have to be really careful that my mascara doesn’t smudgy my upper eye before it drys. Super long! Would never go without Latisse. Get it online for the cheapest price. Do i for 16 weeks, then it’s like 2-3x a week for maintenance.
I’ve used Latisse for about two years. It definitely works for me and I haven’t had any adverse effects. It’s pricey, though. Now, I use it about three days a week for maintenance.
I just really hate that the 3d+ doesn’t work for you. I use it daily and love it. I never have fall out even when applying and I have found that LESS is more with the gel. I HATE really wet mascara and I can only put on one coat as a starting point. Also the new gel recommends NOT putting on a base mascara so maybe there was just too much product. I saw a huge clump fall off your wand and that has also never happened to me. I think you just have too much product on the wands when using it. Also not finishing with the younique wand may be an issue too because the new wand combs through the lashes to give a good non clumpy final result. Oh well though. Different strokes for different folks. Love fresh in fifteen!!
Loving this series! Your hair do in this video is super cute!
#bigbuns totally made my day!!!
I have long lashes, blessed I know, so I’ve never considered the fiber mascaras. They seem like so much work.
Thank you for always showing us great tips to get ready quickly, products that we should think about/invest in, hello Kenra 25!!!, and being honest about being a mommy. You rock, Kate!
This is off the subject, but it looks like Camp Patton has been made private! What’s the deal? I found Graces blog through you and was hoping you could give a little insight;-)
You probably already know about this because you are a beauty goddess, but Sephora is launching a beauty subscription box! They are just in testing phases now and have limited subscriptions available but I just signed up for the waitlist. Really curious about what they will offer & might end up canceling my Ipsy in favor of the Sephora box. Love the blawg and your snaps! Would love more cat snaps please – the people want to see what Grits is up to! 🙂
I did NOT KNOW THAT!!!!!!
I noticed camp Patton was private, or something was up. It’s been a blog I’ve be following for a couple weeks now, and when I went to look at it yesterday I noticed it said log in. Hmmmm… not sure what’s up. I was looking forward to seeing her 21 day fix before\after pictures if she decides to post them. 🙂 great video Kate! You’re always great!
Can you post what cami you are wearing in your Fresh in 15 003. It’s very subtle and I like the scoop neck.
Wow you seriously look great for getting ready in only 15 min! There is no way I can accomplish that!! Haha
So, you were talking about your lashes in this video. I believe you use Young Living Essential Oils. If you have Lavender at your home, put 3 drops in your mascara. It will help you lashed grow!!
I use to have really short lashes and now they are long and full!!!
It will also help keep the bacteria out of your macara. They only thing you really have to be careful with is if you are really tired and poke yourself in the eye! I did and the lavender burned for about 45 seconds. I did not have any issues after so all is well. Just be careful lol
I love your videos!! Post them more often!!!
Thanks for another fresh in fifteen video! I love them!!! I have really been trying to this because here lately after going to gym in the morning and being at work at 7 equals a crazy morning for me. Thanks so much!
Hi Kate! Love love your tutorials! Just wanted to ask, have you tried using coconut oil on your lashes at night to see if it helps with growth? I’ve heard coconut oil works wonders for lashes and eyebrows!
Try the Mary Kay lash & brow serum if you’re considering Latisse. My sister had a nervous habit of pulling out her eyebrows and eyelashes and they were completely gone. She used the serum for about 6 months and they were back to normal. I have used it as well and I love it!
I am loving fresh in fifteen!!!!! You may have inspired me to give this a try! What products do you use to style your hair before bed? Also, I’d love to know what your favorite dry shampoo is and if you’ve tried Kevin Murphy’s? i have never had great results with dry shampoo but it may be user error?? (My salon suggested Kevin Murphy) And I love wearing my hair curly but am really struggling now as a mom finding time to style it everyday. Help a sista out! I love your blog, thanks for keeping things real!
Hey Kate, just a warning…I’m one of those “coconut oil fixes everything” people….but about 4 months ago I started using it as an eye make-up remover. Which, it works amazingly! And it doesn’t sting my eyes like most other products I’ve used in the past. But recently Ive noticed, just as a bonus side effect I guess, that my lashes are actually longer and fuller than they used to be…and I don’t really have anything else to credit for it because nothing else has changed….so if you want a cheaper more natural option than Latisse….idk…give it a try. I highly recommend it!
Hey! I was just wondering what kind of eye brow filler you use?
Thanks so much
Wonderful! Thanks again for another Fresh in 15, Kate. Love these!!! 🙂
These videos crack me up because of how stressed you get trying to get it all done and you always do a great job.
Here is my blog with what I was able to do in 15 minutes (no twitter or instagram for me, sorry).
I am wondering why you don’t put anything on your under eye or bottom lashes? Also, I know someone asked above, but what is a favorite dry shampoo??
She used the tarte maracuja crease less concealer under/on her eyes. ?
I mean she used no mascara or eyeliner on her lower lashes. Wondered why?
I think because it was a casual saturday look. I think normally she does wear mascara on her lower lashes.
Love your hair in this! You look fab! Great post 🙂 Thanks
You look so much better than I do after 30 minutes of trying. I think I’d rather take your postpartum lash loss over my postpartum hair loss. My bangs have come in and they look like a first grader did my hair cut before picture day (or maybe that’s just my childhood story).
I would love to see a video of you trying out falsies. I’ve never been a fan of younique, and a lot of beauty youtubers use falsies, so,nI would love to see you with some on. I bet it would cover your thinner lashes. If you have any tips on how to cover my baby bangs, I would love to hear them. Thanks for always putting yourself out there.
Lash extensions! Seriously, you should consider them if you’re really into full long lashes. I always resisted getting them because it seems really high maintenance, but they were a total game changer for me and not as difficult or expensive as I imagined they’d be. For the first time in my life I have felt like I can go out with little to no makeup and not look homeless (I’m blonde, too). Also, shortly after getting them there were multiple random people who stopped to tell me I am “so pretty” etc. (eesh, that sounds grossly braggy). This has never really happened to me before and the only thing that had changed was the lash extensions. Perhaps it was a coincidence, but I’m telling you – I love them. It also saves a lot of time with makeup because I no longer need mascara or eyeliner (I used to never leave the house without either). Phew. That was long. I promise I don’t belong to the lash extension cult on a mission to convert everyone, but it seems like something you’d like.
I loved Latisse when I used it. The only down side for me is that the effects don’t seem to be lasting. Once I quit using it the fullness of my lashes went down almost immediately.
i love your fresh in fifteen videos! Your makeup and hair always looks so great, so it’s awesome to see it can still be done in a timely manner!
Kate! I loved this because it was REAL! This is what everyone wants to see, a real woman going through the reality of trying to put yourself together in a short amount of time. Loved it!
I would’ve totally poked my eye out doing liner so effortlessly! My vision has changed a lot in the past year (age 44) and I’m having difficulty seeing my lash line, plus all these little creases have appeared. Any tips?
I LOVED how you did your messy bun!!! I have a new haircut though where I have some bangs on one side and more layers and some thinning. I had had a haircoloring incident. I am more gray hairs just at the very top of my head. (How weird!) So I feel like I HAVE to color my hair. Plus I wanted to go a more dark auburn for fall. I have blue eyes with freckles and my friend who has cut my hair for years says my hair looks really good that color. Well, she has been busy with her first grandbaby. So I decided to do it myself. I could not find an “auburn” color that I liked because my hair already has the red tint to it. So I bought two boxes of dark brown. Well had a blunder and ended up with black hair just around my face and dark reddish brown everywhere else. BLAH!! So I HAD to go in and get someone to fix it. Now it is a cinnamon color. I like wearing it up on the days when I’m home and not going to see anyone. I have 3 kinds of arthritis and 2 autoimmune diseases so I need hairstyles I can do easily. I can send you pics of my new cut but I don’t know how to attach pics on here. If you will explain to me how I would be more than happy to. Thank you for all that you do with these videos. I really enjoy. And I really enjoy hearing about your family. I was a teacher for 25 years and I miss dealing with kids and their families. Hope you are enjoying the beginnings of Autumn. Even though it is warmer here I still love the Fall!!! Oh by the way the Makeup Forever White HD Finishing Powder that you put under your eyes to keep the lash fibers from sticking, Pixi has a dupe for that. Just FYI. Worth checking out. I like it okay.
I love your fresh in 15 videos! They are so fun to watch! And you always look great after. That bun is perfection! #bigbuns
My $0.02 on Latisse: I am a pharmacist, so I have seen patients on it and the glaucoma version (i.e. little old ladies who have glaucoma who also have beautiful lashes; glaucoma is what it was originally used for). If you see the side effect of darker eyes written somewhere – it can happen, but it’s much more likely for the people using it for glaucoma. It will NOT be covered by insurance, and it will be expensive (likely more than $100 a month). And if you stop using it, the effects will wear off. All that to say — it will work. Depends on how important that is to you, and how much you are willing to pay.
p.s. When you said “I like big buns” the first thing that came to my head was…”I like big buns and I cannot lie…all you other brothers” – you get the jist : P
p.p.s. if you do get Latisse, you might get “hypotrichosis” added to your problem list. It’s the medial term for “not enough lashes”
You look great!
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I love these videos so much! My goal this year is to up my “looking put together” game. I leave for work by 630 every morning & don’t have much time (kids and whatnot), and I used to consistently look a mess. I’m still using pretty minimal makeup, but these videos give me hope & ideas!
I wish I could have casual conversation while french braiding my hair… I can’t braid anything. I’m sad it’s the trend and I suck at it.
You always look great! I’ve been pondering the idea of showering at night so I can do more with my hair in the morning – I get ready (shower to waking baby) in about 25 minutes. Try and beat that! It could be ‘alive in 25’ …. or just don’t. 🙂
You look great!
I used Latisse for many years. Yes, your lashes grow & get thicker noticeably within 4 weeks & keep growing. Yes, if you stop, your lashes get back to normal, due to the natural process of shedding. Finally, if you would start using every other day after you achieved a longer & thicker lash, the new lashes don’t grow in as fast. Moral of this story is if you start, don’t stop. Why would you…..your lashes look FABULOUS !!!!
P.S. My eyelids did redden a little bit but my makeup covered it. I was also more sensitive to the sun. I’m now trying extensions in which I like them too (wanted to take a break from the Latisse).
Can you list all the products you used? I’m interested in the brow pencil, but it was hard to catch the brand. Great video! Thanks!
Yes, I’d love to know what brand the eye pencil is too. Great video and fun to watch.
I love these videos!
That was a fun video! I feel you on the “oh I totally have plenty of time” and then OMG IM TOTALLY GOING TO BE LATE FOR WORK!!!
By the way…the color top you’re wearing really brings out your eyes and flatters your skin tones!
At first glance I thought your post was titled “Freshman Fifteen!” Ha!!! Cute hair….I can never get mine to look good like yours. Always looks like a limp donut hanging down!
An addendum to my Latisse reply yesterday: Be sure to get it online and get the big bottle for more savings. This big bottle will last you MONTHS. Here’s how. Ditch ALL of the stupid brushes they include with your Latisse. Worthless. I’m sure you have an angled eyeliner brush…well, get one like that. Then, put ONE drop of Latisse in the lid of the bottle and use that ONE drop for both eyelash lines each night. This makes your product last a very very long time and makes Latisee a very cost-effective way to have lush, long, and full lashes.
Love this, as another commenter said, I feel like I do this everyday. Rush Rush. I wish I had more time to “play” but when I do, I often check out your video’s. Thanks for sharing.
Also, I don’t use latisse, however I’ve been using Rapid Lash from Costco and so far I really like it! I saw results after a few weeks! I would read the reviews on Costco’s website to see if you’d like it too 🙂
I love the braid/messy bun! I am going to have to try that. You are lucky that you didn’t have postpartum hair loss, it is for the birds. The regrowth is the worst part, think baby chick hair.
I have STUBS for lashes and I asked my eye doctor about Latisse. He said it works for sure but the minute you stop, it stops working. I can’t afford to keep that up.
tarte concealor. It’s my favorite and has been for years. I use the little sponge thingy they recommend and love it. I use “light” but I use medium in their foundation in the summer and light in the winter.
I got the tarte fibers and they look great but I feel like someone is stabbing me in the eyes the whole time I wear them. Good times.
For real, Kate, I have to figure out why I do my makeup in a totally backwards order as you. You are the expert! The order I was taught: SPF face cream, foundation, concealer, setting powder, eye shadow, eye liner, eye lashes, blush, bronzer, brows, lips
P.S. I love reading your blog comments.
P.P. S. #bigbuns
Kate! I have very long hair red hair…how can I do a messy bun without it looking stupid?! SOS, maggie
Hey Kate!! So I read an article (http://www.bloominginbedlam.com/?p=1178) about how essential oils helped this woman’s beauty routine, and in the post she mentioned that she puts lavender essential oil in her mascara tube every time she gets a new tube. She said it made them longer, stronger, and thicker! I thought I’d mention it to you in case you wanted to check it out.
I love these videos! I’ll try to record one this weekend…I heat my eye lash curler every time I curl my lashes…it doesn’t work otherwise. Fun!
I, too, have had a couple of Birchbox fails the past few months. grrrrrr….
p.s. I know you didn’t use it in this video, but mentioned it recently – I LOVE Revlon Lip Butter & have been using it for years! I have found that Walmart has a HUGE selection of it with the most colors I have see anywhere.
Hi Kate, I was wondering what nail polish you were wearing in the video…it’s a lovely fall neutral colour.
This braid is my new go to hairstyle! Most days I don’t want to take that much time to do my hair if I’m just around the house or running errands so this is so quick and easy and it makes it look like I actually did think about my hair!
Wondering what polish color you have on in This video?also looking for advice, just hat major surgey yesterday and will be laid up for weeks, i have super thick natural curly hair and need some quick easy go to for makeup (on major budget also because we ate staring a dave ramsey financial institutions course and need to. Adjust my spending habits)and easy ways to decent while healing! Thanks so much!
Kate, I just want to thank you for your blog! I’m learning so much. Love the hair tutorials and have just started with the fresh in fifteens. Question on the lash fibers. I have just started using them and love them but I find they are kind of hard to remove. What product do you use? Also, the Tarte mascara, do you use waterproof or non waterproof? Most of my family is celiac so we are trying to use gluten free products. Are there other Tarte products you use/like? Again, thank you!
Do we all look a bit alike without makeup, or what? (Refreshing to see the before/after, as are your ideas). Cute kiddo pix — love them! (Kiss those little kid cheeks as long as you can. Our boys are 21 and 19: obviously can’t do that anymore!)
I love chocolate (and, sorry to inform you, most things pumpkin).
Q: just got “Unite Boing” and really like it. Had been using only “It’s a 10.” Do you have an opinion re “It’s a 10” v. “Unite 7 Seconds Leave-in spray conditioner,” and if it is necessary to even use one of the latter in addition to “Boing?”
I love Fresh in Fifteen and hair up do`s…. please post more!
I’m a mum to a three year old and have a full time job so NEVER have enough time!!
Love your blog and look forward to every new post
Love your tutorials so much!! Where do you buy the eye brow pencil?