I’m currently channeling my super girl powers here in Louisiana. I am so relaxed and it is hard to put on makeup. I am having a blast hanging out with family, but I plan on putting on my face at least once before the husband arrives. In honor of Paris and this time of thanks I will be wearing Votre Vu’s Eiffel Power Mascara. Votre Vu is on of my favorite French brands and I am excited to finally try their mascara. I need a little pick-me-up and usually beauty does that. Being in the home where I spent a lot of my childhood with Mama Dear and her makeup counter makes me nostalgic for those good ‘ole days. I know she is looking down on me and telling me to apply another coat of mascara. Yes ma’am I will.
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La Mer’s The Lip Balm is currently on my nightstand next to a pile of magazines and books. It is my go-to lip balm before bed and is part of my bedtime ritual. The ritual includes hand cream, reading, and aptly applying The Lip Balm. I didn’t believe the hype regarding this lip balm, but after using it I see why people love it. It is hydrating, moisturizing, and you wake up with super duper soft lips. I don’t carry it around because I have this weird thing where I only use lip balms in pots at home. It’s weird, I know, but I’ve been doing it forever and I embrace my weirdness. This lip balm will have you questioning your sanity because of the cost, but the results are priceless. La Mer really does make some good beauty.
I decided to start a new skincare routine with my Clarisonic. I normally use a creamy cleanser, but I wanted to try it with a foaming cleanser. I have been working out like crazy and all that sweating has produced tiny bumps on my forehead and sides of the face. I realized that my super gentle cleanser was not cutting it. I needed a little something, something. Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser to the rescue with my Clarisonic. I used Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque afterwards and my face has been saying a huge thank you. This masque makes my face tight. I thought it was just me until I asked le husband did he notice a difference and said “tight” was well. Let’s hear it for the boy.
This Sunday routine is a keeper until the fall when I change with the season.
As I type this I’m thinking where has my summer gone. I’m headed back out of town in less than two weeks and I need many more nights of sitting on my patio, reading, and sipping wine. I know people are looking forward to fall, but I’m not. I want more hot days, so I can have more beach days. Beach days mean tanned skin, dewy, and limited makeup.
I was on the lookout for a new travel SPF and I found it. I knew I needed a few things – it needed to be in a tube and feel lightweight. I was perusing one of my favorite beauty websites and their she was. I needed enough SPF to survive the sun in Hawaii and that was easily accessible in a carry-on. I am not checking a bag and the majority of my sunscreen products are well over the size limit. Chantecaille Ultra-Sun Protection is just what I need. They also have a gel bronzer that I have my eye on, but I am trying to be good. We will see what happens.
Have a very happy weekend.
It’s no secret I have a huge girl crush on Aerin Lauder. It goes back to loving Estee Lauder since childhood. Mama Dear turned me on to Estee at a very young age. Now Aerin has stepped out with a few of her own beauty products and essentials that are right up my alley for fall. They are the perfect compliment to to her understated and sophisticated elegance that I have grown to watch over the years. Seriously, look at the photo above. I need that big gold chunky necklace in my lifestyle.
I have my beauty eye on the following products: Rose Lip Conditioner, Weekend Fall Style Palette, lipstick in Pout for Weekday, and lip gloss in Perfect Nude for Weekday. I cannot wait to rock them weekday or weekend.
Love this girl!
I want to personally thank my friend Susie for bringing the Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer to my life. I knew about the Jouer brand because I’m a fan of their lip sheers. But I didn’t plan on buying the balm. Well, on the train ride from Paris to Provence my girl Susie pulled it out on the train. Susie and I had been seeing each other at yoga, but we really didn’t know each other. Well after the train rides, yoga, subsequent art journal time, and hanging out – I have a little sister. This girl is hysterical and she’s a beauty junkie so we really hit it off.
I love the weight of this lip balm for summer. It’s moisturizing, but lightweight at the same time. I have been using it underneath lipsticks and lip glosses. I can’t get enough.
Red lipstick has been my 2012 thing. I am now trying, testing, swiping, and applying them every week. Some are better than others and Dolce & Gabbana’s Monica Lipstick Collection is one of the best. I love creme lipsticks. Metallics are okay, but a good creamy lipstick will always make my day. I have also ventured into other colors – hot pinks and oranges. The craze that is the bold lip is still hot and heavy and I can’t get enough. It is one trend I hope never goes away. It is fun and adds variety to my normal beauty routine. I have reverting back to my teenage beauty days – nail polish changes multiple times a week and lipstick changes hourly. It is so much fun being a girl.
I’m wearing Italian Monica and my stylist Monica is wearing Attractive Monica .
There’ is a new red lipstick in my collection and it is courtesy of Target and Poppy King. The sheer loveliness of Boots No 7 Poppy King Lipstick in History is great for spring. It is not as intense a red that one might think. It glides on easily and leaves a perfect red hue to my lips. I have a few Lipstick Queen lipsticks, but I usually wear them in the fall since they are highly-pigmented. This is just enough pigment to be noticed and light enough that my lips don’t feel super heavy. I have also come to the conclusion that I can never have enough lip color. I wear lipstick to yoga ladies. Yep, I do. I suggest you order it now. It is just that lovely.
If you haven’t read her book Lessons of a Lipstick Queen please do so. It is a great book on believing in something, working hard, and seeing your hard work pay off.
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