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the one with a two minute face

Lately, I’ve been just too busy and too tired to worry about makeup. So I’ve perfected the two minute face. Everything I need to look alive, awake, alert, and sometimes even glamorous in just two minutes. All you need are these 5 products – or your favorite brands of the same sorts of things.

two minute face

L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream, Light  – I’m a firm believer that some type of foundation or tinted moisturizer is needed to protect your skin. It’s just an added benefit that they even your skin tone.

Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer by BeneFit Cosmetics Light 3.5g – The tiredness means I need some sort of concealer for the under eyes. But that’s all I cover-up these days.

NARS Blush, Orgasm – Once you’ve got a fairly even skin tone you have to something to add a little color and brighten things up. Nars is a great brand, and I do love everyone’s favorite color.

Revlon Color Burst Matte Lip Balm, 250 Standout, 0.095 Ounce – Even though it’s a two minute face you can be a little glam with a bold lip 🙂 or just a soft gloss for a neutral face.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black, 0.26 Fluid Ounce – I think mascara is every woman’s choice of the one makeup item you have to have so this needs no explanation.

the one about bridesmaid makeup

My best friend is getting married this month. Ya’ll I’m so excited. AND I have a couple weeks worth of bridesmaid posts for you, so you should be excited too. The first one is all about bridesmaid makeup.

I’ve been in several weddings, and I’ve done my makeup for each and everyone (even my own). I’ve had it done professionally, and every time I’m just a little disappointed so I gave up. But I’ve never been in a glamorous winter wedding so I decided to practice a little for this one.


That’s how we ended up. I like it. I didn’t use too, too many products, and I got it all done in 15 minutes. To get started I fixed up my eyebrows. I learned this trick from Michelle Phan. Your eyebrows frame your face so starting there gives you the full frame you’ll be working in. I used a Jouer Brow Definer and anastasia brow gel.


Once that’s all done use your favorite foundation, concealer, and setting powder to give yourself an even complexion. What I’m currently using is tarte 12 hr full coverage foundation, fake up crease control concealer, and tarte smooth operator finishing powder.


I wanted to have dramatic eyes, but nothing too dramatic. So after I primed them with e.l.f. Primer, I covered the lid in Mary Kay Cream Eye Color ~ Pale Blush, and put mary kay mineral eye shadow in granite in the crease. To finish off I did a kitten eye with benefit they’re real! eyeliner, and several coats of my favorite mascara.

I did a simple pink cheek with stila Custom Color Blush, Pink, and then to finish up the look I used a light coat of Mary Kay Crème Lip Stick Red. The lip is a dramatic color, but I didn’t want a completely bright red lip so one coat with some clear gloss over the top was perfect!


All done! Have you been in a glamourous winter wedding? I’d love to hear your tips!

the one with carry on makeup

It’s become a rule in our house that we do not check luggage unless it simply cannot be helped. Week long trips home or to another beach, aren’t reason for more than a small carry on and a big purse.

That limits the beauty products I bring with me to the essentials (and under 3 oz.). I also have an irrational fear (one of many) that I will loose all my makeup while I’m gone. So all the makeup I take with me is from the drugstore. easily and cheaply replaced.


Since I trip home is quickly approaching I though I’d share what I bring . . .

ALMAY Clear Complexion – for when you need a good, full base

Olay BB Cream 

Sephora correcting concealer – not my favorite by any means, but it works for under the eyes

Almay intense Liquid Liner 

Anastasia Brow Gel Clear – amazon has travel size for drug store prices 🙂


NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow – great by itself or as a primer! 

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush


similar maybelline eyeshadow pallet – mine is actually quite old, but this is what I’m assuming they’ve updated to based on colors.


What do you take on vacation for your beauty needs?