Thursday, April 19, 2018

About Face

Four makeup products that are rocking my world...

NYX Control Freak Brow Gel
I know I rave about a lot of favorites here BUT this stuff has made a world of difference in my brow game. Paired with a pencil to fill in some color, this stuff keeps my normally out of control brows right where they should be all day. The wand is literally the perfect size and holds the exact amount of product. No scrapping the sides of the tube needed. One brush through and they stay all day.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
Great coverage, great color options, and great lasting power. Unlucky for me, my dark under eye circles are here to fight for their lives. They want to be seen all hours of the day. Lucky for me, this concealer wins the fight.

Bare Minerals Blush
The color options are lovely and give such a nice glow. With buildable color, you can go for a subtle flush or a deep saturated look. It stays vibrant throughout the work day and into evening activities without looking faded. Bonus points for being made with great ingredients. Vintage peach is my current fav shade.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish
You know something is good when I blog about it several times. Buxom lippies continue to be some of my favorites. The color Lindsey (shown above) was my staple when I traveled for Spring Break last month. It's bright, glossy look is exactly what I think of when I think of summer makeup trends.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sun Care Intervention


Hear ye! Hear ye! It's time for an intervention. Out of those rays and into the shade despite your apprehension. We need to chat about protecting your skin because there's a common misconception. I'm talking about ingredients - zinc oxide or titanioum dioxide is really the correction. Because they reflect the rays instead of absorbing, they are ideal for sensitive skin. When they are paired with Helioplex, it's a double win! Helioplex actually absorbs harmful UVA rays which causes aging damage. And after all the things I do to prevent aging, this is one less thing to manage.

Here we've rounded up the best of the best; these really are my favs. I'm not alone in my thinking, just check out the review raves. From lips to body, with and without coverage, to after sun hydration - this curation will cure all your sun care frustration.

lips | face | body | eyes | coverage | hydration | hat

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Trekking in Taste

There's only one way to trek and that's with taste. The journey is half the adventure, so don't just move in haste. Comfort and style is the perfect combination. Plane, boat, or car, however you migrate to your vacation- feel good about yourself before you reach your destination.

tshirt | jacket | joggers | sneakers | tote

Friday, April 6, 2018

Spring Questions

Good morning, guys and happy FRIDAY! Today I'm doing something a little different and fun and doing a link up (albeit late to the party) with The Blended Blog who has a monthly Q&A series. For April it was all about spring, and the questions were fun, so I thought I'd play along!
three colors that remind me of spring | any pastels, but especially lavender, yellow, and seafoam

add to your wardrobe | sandals - release the toes!!

remove from your wardrobe | that winter coat!

who handles yard maintenance | yes, that stud is my lawn boy - who, fortunately for me, also happens to be my huz.

spring where I live | we get ALLL the weather here. a little bit of sun, some rain and thunderstorms, and even snow occasionally.

best part about spring | the growth! everything blooming and coming back to life

spring cleaning? | I'm as lazy as they come when it comes to cleaning, but I do get the urge to do things that are annual cleaning like baseboards, back of the fridge, and window sills. we have lots of transom windows along the south side of our house and KJB loves to keep those sparkling all spring and summer.

baseball fan? | definitely. I love how baseball is pretty low key where you don't have to be watching intently the entire time and it's a good social activity. I route for the Atlanta Braves.

tulips or daffodils? | I have both planted in my yard, so I love both, but I do love tulips as cut flowers in the house.

spring activity | when the farmers market reopens, it's like the best activity for the weekend. shopping local, getting out early to beat the crowd, and just wandering around is my fav.

flowers in the ground or in pots? | in the spring, I keep it to my perennials, which are planted in the ground. it's still fairly cold here so I don't bring out potted annuals til summer.

favorite bird? | maybe it's because it's the mascot of my alma mater, but I love a cardinal. I especially love female cardinals because they are pretty taupe color with just a touch of red on their wings.

car wash or at home wash? | did you miss the note above about me being lazy? ya girl is lazy. if I can drive through and my car is done in under 5 minutes - I'm about that life.

when do you pull out the sandals? | as soon as the snow melts, I get my one pedi of the year (I absolutely despise getting a pedicure) and break out the open-toed shoes.


Be sure to check out a bunch of other bloggers who answered these same questions and linked up on TBB.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018