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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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Make Your Home Cozier with these 3 Books

Even though it’s still August, the fall season is (thankfully) quickly approaching! While most people are looking forward to pumpkin spice everything, I’m over here grabbing as many throws and pillows as humanly possible (hehe sorry J). Whenever we transition into a new season, I love to reevaluate, purge, and refresh our home before adding more decor into the mix. These 3 books are my favorite go-to’s for interiors in general, but especially for seasonal transitions. Whether you want to create a more welcoming space for your guests, increase the joy in your home for you and your family, or just want to learn some basic yet very effective styling/arranging tips, the following will definitely help to make your home look and feel cozier this fall: 1. The Little Book of Hygge; 2. The Lifegiving Home; 3. Elements of Style

The Little Book of Hygge

Denmark is consistently rated as one of the happiest nations in the world. Ever wonder why? Meet hygge – essentially the cozy factor. Featured in The Little Book of Hygge are tons of helpful pointers on how to incorporate hygge into all spaces and aspects of your home during every season and event. 

The Lifegiving Home 

Perfect for creating a welcoming space that you and your guests will enjoy. Homes are safe havens, and The Lifegiving Home fully explains that concept while providing practical, encouraging, and easy to implement tips. 

Elements of Style 

Often we can get bogged down by decor and how to rearrange things in order to move with the seasons. The best place to start is with a clean slate, so always go back to Elements of Style in between each season to adjust the arranging of the core pieces of our home (main pieces of furniture, etc.) to refresh the space before adding in new seasonal touches. 

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