Hi Guys! Today I am sharing some of my favorite make up products. I was with some girlfriends last night telling stories and people laughed out loud when I informed them that I was a total tomboy growing up. Especially when I showed them the picture of me in the 5th grade in my hockey uniform, bull-cut in full force. How did that kid turn out to be SO girly?!
I LOVE make up. Period. Being able to change how I look each day and for different occasions is so much fun. Plus make up helps me feel put together.
I don’t wear a ton each day. I work with toddlers and spend a lot of time writing at home and exercising and playing with the dogs. There’s no use for it there. But I love wearing “day” makeup if I’m meeting people on the weekend, or putting on “night eyes” for a dinner downtown.
The first thing I put on my face after hopping out of the shower is actually coconut oil! I love the feeling of it on my skin. I feel like my pores open up and soak it in. I let it dry and apply my makeup primer to keep my products on all day long. Then I apply my concealer (my absolute favorite product as I tend to have darker circles under my eyes than most) & foundation. I think the products you put on your skin before your eye make up is the most important. It blends everything together.
I use ‘Natural Eye’ shadows to keep myself from looking too done up. But I will put on a darker color for the ‘night eye’ look…
My favorite make up trick is actually the cat-eye! You drag your liner out to the side of your eye just a tad and it gives your eyes a little bit of a lift. Then you put on your mascara and voila! You’re a mega babe. Wahooooooo :)
We are eagerly awaiting sweater weather here in Austin! It has been unusually hot with temps in the high 90s last week. Yowza. Our Santa Fe trip was a perfect escape from the heat and opportunity for me to break out my favorite seasonal attire!
I love gray on gray. And I love chunky scarves. So cozy and warm. And the little booties I purchased a couple of years ago for my engagement shoot have quickly become my favorite shoes. They go with so many outfits and are the perfect touch on a casual outfit to doll it up a bit.
I am also in love with hats & the look of a fedora. They’re such a fabulous accessory and can be worn all year round. The Aztec style sweater I got from Evereve last winter was such a fun find. And super chic. It goes nicely with a white tee underneath and black or denim jeans!
I get a lot of my sweaters from Loft & the J Crew Outlet. Yup- gotta love those outlet prices! As I mentioned above, Evereve is another favorite of mine. It was formally ‘Hot Mama’ and targeted at moms wanting to be chic. But gosh, that store is dynamite. So much to look through and definitely doesn’t speak to just moms. It’s probably a good thing there isn’t a physical store located here in Austin (or Texas for that matter). That would be dangerous…
Thumbs up for cooler weather approaching us soon! The best part of Texas weather is that after fall ends, I can wear my favorite attire all through winter :)
Cheers to that.