The Best Form of Makeup

Want to know the secret to great makeup? It's great skin! Kids, life, environment, age can call take a toll on looking refreshed but not anymore!Is great skin. 

I’m no spring chicken anymore and two kids will take a toll on your look. Some things can be hidden with the wonders of stellar foundation matched with amazing cover-up but even then, there are no promises. Having a quality skin care routine is just like having a great exercise plan–both will ultimately make you look good in your clothes (or make up) but isn’t the ultimate goal to look good naked? Yes. Yes, it is.

Want to know the secret to great makeup? It's great skin! Kids, life, environment, age can call take a toll on looking refreshed but not anymore!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Swamped isn’t even the word to describe why I haven’t been able to get a blog post up. Yeesh! Between The Makeup Show NYC and then the epic event that was the Disney’s Social Media Moms Celebration, yours truly is beyond exhausted. But my heart is full and I’m grateful. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my beautiful mamas and I’m especially sending love and light to those who have angel babies and to those who have lost their mothers. 

Catch up on these links…

My Newest Addiction – The Viseart Theory Palettes are kind of a big deal right now and Laura is professing her love for Cashmere via her review and swatches.

Nouveau Cheap – Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, and if you’re scrambling for a last-minute gift idea or you’re reading this after the 8th and just want to treat mom (or yourself), I have some great suggestions for every budget!

Olive & Ivy – I’m hopping on the anti-aging bandwagon with this super hydrating night cream… I only wish I had found it sooner!

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Beauty Lovin’ Mama in Your Life

This guest post is by Tiffany! She’s a beauty loving wife and mama, who enjoys romantic strolls down the aisles of Ulta and Target. When not writing about beauty, she’s writing about food cuz this girl loves to eat! Follow her at @dairylesscious for more ramblings!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th! Have you done all your shopping? Looking for just one more thing to get? Either way, I have some ideas for the beauty loving mama your life! Buttttt, if you just want to get yourself a lil somethin’ somethin’ that’s ok too, I won’t judge!

Since the day is drawing near, head over to your local Ulta or Sephora to grab these goodies!

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The Makeup Show NYC 2016 – I’ll be there!

The Makeup Show NYC

Eeeek! I can’t believe it. I’ve gotten out of my nerves and now I’m ready to go! I haven’t been to TMS NYC is yearsssss and I’m thrilled to return to the Big Apple for one of the most iconic beauty shows in the industry. I went to the Orlando show and had a ball. Since I’ll be without my Bub this time, I can get my networking game on. I plan on meeting up with fellow bloggers, sitting in on a few sessions and getting up and close with some brands. The brands on my list?

  • AJ Crimson Beauty
  • Magnolia Makeup
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • Mario Badescu 
  • Sephora
  • Zuca
  • Kat Von D Beauty
  • Shea Moisture

And as far as speakers? I can’t wait to hear Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay Cosmetics tell the story of how she got to where she is in the cosmetics world. Posts will be slow but if you don’t already, follow me on Instagram and Twitter please do so as I’ll be live-tweeting and posting pictures like a mad woman. I may even try a go at Facebook Live so make sure you’re signed up to be notified each time I update the page.

Sound good? Sweeeeet!! 

I’m Terrified To Do it So…I’ll Do It

I feel like a punk, y’all. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I used to be fearless. Here I am at 31 years old and I get all anxious and nerve rack’y over doing something SO simple. Something that I’ve done a gajillion times before. Why am I freaking out over this? 

The Makeup Show NYC is coming up and I very impulsively booked a flight to go. I used to go to this show regularly and that whole  kid life + limited personal days due to work things put a damper on all of that. But now I’m self-employed and I’ve got a husband with a super flexible schedule who took the time off so that he could take care of home while I travel. I get to hang out with friends and brands, run up and down those New York City streets, eat fancy food and sleep. I get to sleep! I haven’t slept a good 4 hours straight in monthsssss. Leaving mommy duties and the babies at home means I can get interrupted sleep. This is exciting, right? 

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My Favorite Purple Makeup Product

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Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Gouldylox – Someone convinced me to see if I could do my makeup after celebrating 420. Never one to ignore a challenge, I gave it my all…

My Beauty Bunny – I love the spring! Not just for the flowers and sunshine, but for the MAKEUP. Check out my Spring 2016 Cruelty Free Beauty Faves.

My Newest Addiction – Exfoliation is a big deal around this time of year when everyone is baring their skin for Spring and Summer. Laura is sharing some of her favorite Natural Facial Exfoliants!

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Love at First Drive in the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

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You know it’s love when you name a car. I’ve named all of my cars. Yes, I realize this sounds crazy but I harbor a serious emotional attachment to my cars, man. The same can be said for cars that I review. Some are fun to drive and I enjoy ripping and running in something fancier than my own car and when they leave, whatever. Life moves on.

And some cars touch me. Some have me at hello and it takes everything in me to NOT want to return the keys back. That’s how I felt about the Ford Explorer Platinum.

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Naked Bar Soap Company – A Lovely Gem in Orlando

Naked Bar Soap Company Orlando

Let me tell you about the College Park area in Orlando, Florida. It’s a quaint little part of town where you won’t find many tourists. Locals move up and down the streets drinking coffee at Credo, getting facials at T-Secret and visiting The Spa. The best pasta dishes are served at Trevi Pasta and The Cookie Cousins get an A+ from me in the cookie department.

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