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Favorite Products for Everyday Makeup

Happy almost end-of-the-week, y’all! I hope everyone’s week has been amazing so far! This post all about daily makeup has been requested quite a bit. One of the main products asked about most consistently is: Foundation. After getting introduced to it by my friend, Callie (who is super fabulous and A LOT better at makeup than I am – check out her tutorial videos here), I became so hooked on the benefits of using this everyday. It’s a lot healthier for your skin, and has a greater amount of pigment than your typical foundations – meaning more coverage that blends naturally WITHOUT irritation or crazy breakouts. uhm. YAS. I’ve linked that and all of my other favorite products I use daily below. If you have any questions feel free to comment them at the end of this post or on my Instagram here.

…by the way, if you’re wondering how I get all the “gunk” out of these brushes, check out this other post here for the simple routine I follow.

Eyes & Brows

Marc Jacobs Velvet Mascara | Kat von D Eyeliner | Anastasia Brow Wiz (in blonde)

Face

YSL Primer | Limelight Foundation (in Gena Beige) | Kat von D Contour Kit & Lock-it Setting Powder | Bobbi Brown Blush (in Rose)

Lips

Chanel Rouge COCO Shine (in Reveuse) 

Tools

Gold Vanity Mirror, Kat von D Foundation Brush, Powder Brush, Dual Eyeshadow Brush

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Blogging Lessons Part 1

Before launching Blonde Boss Babe, I had no idea how many technical skills I would need to learn to start and maintain a successful blog. This November will mark one year since I migrated platforms from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, which I recently realized I didn’t even do 100% correctly. LOLZ. How did it take me this long to find out? Well, all of the images from my posts pre-November 2016 disappeared from public view but would show when I was logged in working on the site. Ironically, this little bit of a nightmare has come with a lot of blessing mixed into the mess. Manually re-inserting the images into each post has provided an opportunity for me to look back on how much the blog has progressed, clean up/delete less than ideal content, and reminisce on some favorite projects. Of the 20+ posts affected, here are the few that made the cut (click the image to be taken to the post): 

  

 While I still have so many more things to learn about this crazy complex – yet super fun platform, in a post soon-to-come, I will be sharing with y’all some of the key steps that would have GREATLY simplified this process. So, if you have any blogging questions about launching a site, working with companies, or even designing a logo – feel free to comment them below this post or contact me here. I will try to answer as many as possible in the posts to come on this topic. 

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Twist Back Bridal Hair Q&A

Happy weekend, y’all! As August draws to an end, we are now entering into wedding season round 3 – my personal favorite: the fall season. J and I will be going to about 5 weddings in the next two months, and I am so excited for all of the beautiful autumn wedding celebrations.

To kick off this fun time of the year, I am answering some of the recurring questions I have received throughout the past year, after sharing my Top 5 Reasons to do Your Own Wedding Hair & Makeup about what products and tools I used for this twisty pulled-back look I did for our wedding:

Q. What type of curling iron did you use?

A. The Conair 3/4″. Instead of twisting the hair, I wrap it around the curling iron. 

Q. Did you use any type of prep product before styling it?

A. Yes! After showering I always apply Oribe Balm to protect my hair when I know I will be styling it with heat. Then, immediately before I curl a section of hair, I spray it with Oribe Heat Styling Hair Spray – typically I don’t need finishing hair spray when using this product as it holds so well.  

Q. Where did you get your hairpiece from?

A. It actually came from a headband I saw one afternoon at Francesca’s (similar one linked here). I cut the rubber sides off the headband then measured how much of the lacy design I would need to have it fit between the twists. Bobby pins were all I used to secure it. I loved that it was super light and didn’t interfere with my veil! 

 

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June Instagram Roundup

Blonde Boss Babe June 2017 Instagram roundup

 

 Console Table | Chair

 

Office Chair | Leopard print Throw | Rug

 

Mercury Glass | Console Table | Lamp Dupe

 

Leaning Shelves | Pink Heels | Black Heels | Nude Heels | Blue Heels 

 

Tie-up Espadrille Wedges | Rug 

 

Diptyque Candle | Gold Paperclips

 

Diptyque Candle | Chanel Perfume | Marble & Gold Vanity Tray

 

Faux Garland | Pink Accent Roses | White Accent Rose Sprays

 

Metallic Gold & White Leopard Pillow | Leaning Shelves 

 

DIY lace floral teepee

 

Porcelain Plate Set Dupe | Porcelain Pitcher Dupe

 

Goodness gracious, y’all, with a new month came a new round of crazy schedules – funny how we always hope that the summer season will bring more rest than busyness but usually the opposite is true! In this post I’ve linked up all the details from the most popular/asked about Instagram posts from the month of June – as always, if there’s something I’ve missed that you would like more information on, feel free to comment below and I’ll add the related info to this post! July Instagram roundup coming in the next few days! 

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