As a mom, I completely understand that makeup may not be a top priority for many moms. Sometimes a daily makeup routine just gets lost in the chaos of motherhood. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Makeup is not as complicated as it seems. Sometimes all it takes is an extra 5 minutes and you can have a fresh face that will help you feel good about yourself and help you feel a little more put together.Read more
Back in my teenage years and early ’20s having a tan was everything. Growing up in Michigan, there was nothing better than coming back to school after a long vacation week with a golden tan to show off during the winter months. It meant you went somewhere fun and sunny. It was the best souvenir you could get. I spent my summers laying out at the pool with my friends, only using a tanning oil with 8 SPF in it. In the winter, I’d get a tanning package and lay in the tanning bed a couple times a week. Winter was much more bearable when you had a nice tan. After college, in my mid-20’s, I started to worry about the effects my skin might have from all those years of tanning. I started to slow up on my sun exposure and test out spray tans. Around the time of my wedding and some of my friend’s weddings, I got a few spray tans for the big events. Unfortunately, those tans always left me looking orange and blotchy. We’ve all seen the spray tanning episode of Friends and seen what happened to Ross. That’s something I needed to avoid.
I’m always wondering what kind of makeup other people are using. That’s why I love to share my favorite beauty products that I’m currently using. Recently my makeup collection has been getting a little upgrade. Nothing too crazy, but I have been trying out a few higher-end brands. I figure I’m getting older and there are some items that I’ve been wanting to try out, so why not?
Here are all my favorite current beauty products that I’ve been using daily.
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You guys must know by now that I’m a huge fan of budget makeup. I do most of my makeup shopping at the grocery store because that’s what is convenient for me and they have the best prices. Well, every once in a while I get the itch to treat myself to some higher-end makeup. I recently won a $25 gift card to Sephora through one of my voxbox campaigns I participated in with Influenster. I was so excited because I haven’t shopped at Sephora in years! I love Sephora, but my budget (and my husband) have kept me out of that store. Getting a gift card was such a treat.
*This post is sponsored by Douglas J. Aveda Institute. All opinions are 100% my own.
Last week, I was invited to the Douglas J. Aveda Institute in downtown Grand Rapids for a complimentary spa and salon day. I was absolutely thrilled about this invite because as you know I’m new to the Grand Rapids area. After a stressful move across the country, a relaxing day at the salon sounded amazing.