Pool or Beach Makeup Essentials

Since summer is around the corner (well it’s kicked in for us in WI already), I wanted to write a post on some tips and makeup products you can wear to the pool or beach without having the caked on feeling. I dislike wearing a lot of makeup in the summer because my skin gets so oily and sweaty fast from the hot weather, so if I’m going to wear anything in the summer as far as makeup I want to wear to products that are going to be great for a hot day. Plus wearing your everyday makeup routine won’t cut it for them hot summer days.

Makeup Mistakes

  Makeup mistakes. Let’s be real we’ve all done something with our makeup that was a big no-no! I know I have. Throughout the years of learning how to apply makeup and looking back at my old pictures, I’m just like “yikes” when I see them.  Well today that’s what this post is all about and honestly I’m still seeing it around on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail

Welcome back to another week of Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail. This week I have 3 girls that are also on YouTube! Be sure to check these lovely beauties out.  Ashleigh Blog: Trucks and Ruffles | Instagram: @Ashleighharrison2  What is your favorite skincare product and why? My favorite skin care product is a moisturizer because it leaves my skin feeling so refreshed and hydrated. What is your current favorite makeup product? My current favorite makeup product is the Too Faced sweet peach palette.

Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail

  Welcome back to Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail part II today we have three other beauty bloggers that I truly adore and follow on social media. You definitely need to check them out.  Lindsay Blog: Bourbon, Lipstick, and Stilettos | Instagram: @allatimer | Twitter: @allatimer What is your favorite skincare product and why? Currently it’s L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil. It’s so hydrating and works well under makeup. What is your current favorite makeup product? Highlighter! Loving Benefit’s High Beam and MAC’s Skinfinish.

Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail

I’m happy to announce that I have a new series on my blog called Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail! This series will feature beauty bloggers, their holy grail, tips and advice on beauty. This will be a great way for you to get to know other beauty bloggers.  Chelsie Blog: Hey There, Chelsie | Instagram: @heytherechelsie | Twitter: @heytherechelsie What is your favorite skincare product and why? I’m currently obsessed with the boscia luminizing black mask. It is kind of a pain to put on and peel off, but the results are almost immediate. It minimizes my pores and gives me a beautiful glow! What is your current favorite makeup product? That’s a tough one. Right now I am OBSESSED with my Makeup Forever HD Foundation Stick. The coverage is so full, but it sits SO beautifully on my skin and looks so natural and it lasts all. day. long. It was well worth the money!

Products I Use to Wash My Makeup Brushes

Today I’ll be sharing with you “Products to Use to Wash Your Makeup Brushes” Ever since I wrote my post on “Why It’s Important to Wash Your Makeup Brushes” I’ve gotten so many questions what products I use to wash my brushes or how I wash them. To be honest I love that I get asked these questions because I love helping others get more knowledge are great ways to keep those fancy brushes clean. I’ll be sharing with you my favorite products when it comes to washing my brushes.

When Does Makeup Expire

  How many of you have makeup in your drawer and not sure when you got it? I know I do.  Did you know that makeup expires? I didn’t know that before I started to really get into makeup. It’s really important to make sure you throw away the makeup that expires and today I’m telling you when makeup expires. Mascara Good for: 2-3 months.  When should you toss it? As soon as you start to notice that its getting clumpy or even smells weird. TOSS IT.  Foundation & Concealer (liquid) Good for: 6-12 months When should you toss it? If it has separated into layers or the color has lightened, it’s time to buy a new one! Tip: Keep it out of the sunlight. The sun UV rays can destroy the preservatives.  Lipstick & Lipgloss:  Good for: 2 years for Lipstick & 1 year for Lip Gloss.  When should you toss it? If you notice that your lipstick has gone dry or your lip gloss is extra sticky, they’ve gone bad.  Powder, Eyeshadows & Blush:  Good for: 2 years When should you toss it? Expired powders tend to be more dry and flaky than new ones.  There you have it. Please be sure…

Why It’s Important to Wash Brushes

I have so many makeup brushes but some of them I use daily or on other people when I do their makeup. I wash my brushes at least twice a week. I can’t stand seeing my brushes dirty. It’s so important to wash your makeup brushes at least once or twice a week.  Here’s why it’s important to wash your brushes…. Acne // Putting bacteria and germs back onto your face with a sticky, dusty makeup brush can aggravate underlying skin conditions like acne. If you have an open sore, pore or cracked skin, bacteria can start an infection. You’ll be swapping the infection back and forth creating a never-ending cycle of breakouts.  Changes of Color // If your makeup brushes are dirty, the intended shade will not appear on your skin as its true color. Also, blending and contouring your makeup for those dramatic effects will be difficult. You want your makeup to apply to your skin as smooth as a porcelain. Dirty makeup brushes will leave your skin spotty. Not cute.  Destroy Makeup Brushes // You may not think that leaving your brushes unclean will be bad but it is. It can destroy the bristles on your brush. Washing them leaves your brushes smooth and soft. You don’t…