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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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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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Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like a Pro

how to deep clean your makeup brushes and prevent breakouts

Oh goodness, sometimes nothing is worse than waking up with a fresh breakout or ending your day with two new “friends” on your cheek (UGH). While blemishes on the skin can be caused by a number of issues, one easy fix that is often forgotten is simply deep cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis. I definitely don’t mind being the first to admit that I don’t deep clean mine nearly as often as I should, so I totally understand a crazy schedule getting in the way of consistency here. Thankfully though, these 3 steps take literally less than five minutes, and if completed in the afternoon (aka after work, school, gym, etc.) your brushes will be fresh, dry, and ready-to-go by the next morning. 

For super clean brushes, I always recommend using the Daily Clarifying Shampoo by Suave, because it’s formulated in such a way that it’s gentle enough for contact with skin yet powerful enough for cleansing oily hair; essentially the perfect combo for delicate brushes covered in makeup and other unmentionable gunk. Ideally, these steps should be completed once a week, but if all else fails, at least try to use a daily cleanse spray. The one I like to use by bareMinerals is linked here

To deep clean your makeup brushes, I recommend:

Daily Clarifying Suave Shampoo

 Makeup Cleaner Silicon Finger-Glove

Tower Tree Standing Dryer

Let’s get clean!

how to really deep clean your makeup brushes

clean your makeup brushes like a pro

 

Step 1: Squirt the Daily Clarifying Suave Shampoo directly onto the silicon finger glove. Turn on the faucet & with the brush angled downwards, begin gently scrubbing the bristles against the glove’s ridges. For smaller brushes, focus the bristles more on the compact round ridges than the larger linear ones. 

 

clean your makeup brushes like a pro

 

Step 2: Add more shampoo if needed & continue gently scrubbing until run-off water is clear. Squeeze out excess water from bristles and place brush into the tower tree holder to dry. 

 

 

Step 3: Repeat steps 1-2 for remaining brushes & allow  at least 2 hours for the brushes to dry (as mentioned earlier, it’s usually best to clean your brushes in the evening so they have enough time to fully dry out before you need them again the next day) 

 

 

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The Best Pre-Summer Sale You Won’t Want to Miss!

EEK we are so close to summer y’all! With Memorial Day weekend celebrations, warm weather, bare feet, and fireflies at night, I can barely take the anticipation! Yet, even though I love this season so much, I am definitely a “Fall wardrobe” kind of girl – meaning my closet is bursting with sweaters and skinny jeans, but not necessarily summer wedges, shorts, and dresses. Thankfully, Nordstrom is having an AMAZING sale right now through June 4 that helps anyone stock up on summer essentials, AND snag a great Father’s Day gift!

After stocking up my shopping cart, and my wish list, I thought I would share with y’all my top selections  from this sale! (Click any image to shop!)

Dresses

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  • This first dress I am obsessed with! Off-the-shoulder is a huge trend right now and these colors are gorgeous on any and every skin tone.
  • This second dress, the One-Shoulder Ruffle by BP is equally fun and flattering and is a total steal for less than $30!

Tops

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  • First, this flowy Lush tunic is perfect for even the most humid of summer days – comfortable, breezy, and flattering – I’m in love.
  • Another major trend this season is the cold shoulder look! This featured Lush Cold Shoulder Top  (less than $22!) is one I love. It shows enough skin to enjoy the summery season, yet is totally appropriate for a variety of settings and events.
  • Last but not least, Satin yes please –  gimme all of it! Sometimes it’s way too hot in the evening for a normal cardigan but you just want something on your arms, and this Hinge Satin Kimono Jacket is perfect for exactly that (seriously counting down the seconds till mine arrives).

Shoes & Accessories

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 Home Decor

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What are some of your favorite looks? I’d love to see!

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