Posts Tagged ‘Blush’

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

7-Minute Makeup Routine (Yes, I Timed It)

I know you all think I plop myself down in front of my vanity every morning and spend a good hour putting on my face — using several different concealers to camouflage my puffy eyes, carefully sculpting the perfect winged eye, prepping and painting on the perfect statement lip — ok that’s me on a big night out, but not during the week. I mean come on, I live in crunchy Northern California now so I’ve kind of been forced to embrace the “Fresh Face Look”. The good news? I found that I can actually look surprisingly good after dedicated  5-7 minutes to my makeup routine. And for those of you mommies and worker bees who don’t have more than a few minutes to slap on your makeup in the morning, you are going to love me forever:

5 Minute Makeup Routine

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What’s Better than Binging for a Great Cause?

Unless you’ve been hiding all month in a secluded cabin without television or internet (which by the way wouldn’t be terrible if it was perhaps at a luxury spa), even your husband can tell you (since all the NFL players and coaches have incorporated bright pink accessories into their uniforms) that it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  As ladies, it is imperative we support this cause and what better way to do it than buy some delicious beauty products?  I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite products that are giving back with every purchase this month:

Murad Hydrate For Hope Set ($49.50):  This is the perfect set to prep your skin for the cold weather ahead! You get full-sizes of the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (retails for $65.00) and Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes (retails for $60.00), both which will protect even the most sensitive skin from the bitter cold! When you buy this limited-edition set, Murad is donating 10% from the sale of each set sold to retailers to the City of Hope’s women’s cancer programs.

TATCHA’s Limited Edition BCA Moisture Rich Silk Cream ($150):  This is one of my favorite new luxury skincare lines (which I intend to write about more in-depth in a future Sunday Splurge) for its delicious ingredients and results for calming my drama queen skin. The gel-cream consistency of this cream gives a surprisingly big hydrating punch. TATCHA is donating $25 of each sale to

M. Steves RHSO Power-Packed Ultra-Nourishing Boost ($64):   This dry-finish oil helps improve the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tone. Along with Rose Hip Seed Oil, this boost contains essential fatty acids, an antioxidant (vitamin C), and a natural retinol (vitamin A) to help hydrate and brighten skin.  The best way to incorporate this oil into your skin regimen is to add a drop to your daily moisturizer and apply.  To help support the fight against breast cancer, M. Steves skincare is donating a portion of proceeds from the RHSO Power-Packed Ultra-Nourishing Boost purchased during October to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Bobbi Brown ‘Pink Peony’ Illuminating Bronzer ($45): This is one of those magical powders that you would never guess would look amazing on your skin.  You will throw your NARS Orgasm to the waste side when you see how flattering and long-lasting this “illuminating bronzer” is, giving every skin color a warm “just blushed” glow.   Bobbi Brown is donating $10 of every sale of this set during the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.



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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Splurge: CHANEL Spring 2012 Makeup Collection

Yes, I want the entire HARMONIE DE PRINTEMPS collection. I started out with just mooning over the LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYE SHADOW ECLOSION.   The collection was inspired by the Spring “light of dawn.”  I love the peachy nail polish and the soft reds and corals.

I probably won’t go terribly crazy and buy the entire collection (I do have some self-control).  I do think it would be a crime though not to buy the LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYE SHADOW ECLOSION.  The quality of Chanel’s eyeshadows are impeccable.  They work both wet and dry, and they blend well with other brands.  I also want to buy the BLUSH HORIZON DE CHANEL for it’s soft  sun-kissed spectrum, and obviously the peachy nail polish in JUNE.
Do I need all this makeup? Well, no. But, what I do need in the middle of February is to bathe my face in Spring sunshine.  Buying this collection is a lot cheaper than a beach vacation.
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