my EASY beauty routine!

While I am no pro at all things beauty, the entire topic has been top of mind lately.  I'm no spring chicken and I also don't have all the time in the world to look great.  A lot of days I go without makeup, but when I do actually put some effort into my face this is my easy everyday makeup routine.

A lot of people have asked on Instagram stories so I thought it would be fun to lay it all out here. I am the biggest dummy with makeup. I have no idea how to contour, I don't know how to do eyeshadow except to swipe it across my eyelid, and while I sometimes do some highlighting... I'm usually too lazy.  Even this eyeliner I only do when I'm feeling snazzy or have somewhere besides the grocery store to be (and even then not always).


Not always in this order, but these are my daily beauty steps...

I start with this BB Cream from Andalou, it's easy to use and gives a great glowy look with light to medium coverage and a good SPF.

My all time favorite mascara is the Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara from Bare Minerals, I've tried so many and keep coming back to this one.  Pro tip: always curl your eyelashes first to get them ready to go long with mascara. 

Liquid eyeliner can be tricky, but it's my current favorite (in a few months I'll probably switch back to pencil, I always seem to waffle on it).  This Lancome Artliner is easy to use and stays on all day without flaking or irritating my eyes (which liquid eyeliner can do sometimes).

I started growing my brows out last summer and it's the longest most annoying experience ever. I only tweeze the crazy outliers, if the new growth is by my existing browline I let them grow in, so this brow pencil helps cover the awkward area. It's easy to use and wipes off with a fingertip or Qtip if you make a mistake. 

Well Rested is one of my favorite products of all time.  It's a creamy undereye highlighter/concealer that makes my face look bright and awake. It doesn't have a ton of coverage, but instead is a nice natural looking touch to an otherwise usually tired face. 

This blush combo is a forever favorite from Beautycounter, I used to be a rep, but even though I no longer am I still love and use this product religiously. 

So that's it! That's my super easy daily makeup routine!


my EASY beauty routine!

While I am no pro at all things beauty, the entire topic has been top of mind lately.  I'm no spring chicken and I also don't have all the time in the world to look great.  A lot of days I go without makeup, but when I do actually put some effort into my face this is my easy everyday makeup routine.

A lot of people have asked on Instagram stories so I thought it would be fun to lay it all out here. I am the biggest dummy with makeup. I have no idea how to contour, I don't know how to do eyeshadow except to swipe it across my eyelid, and while I sometimes do some highlighting... I'm usually too lazy.  Even this eyeliner I only do when I'm feeling snazzy or have somewhere besides the grocery store to be (and even then not always).


Not always in this order, but these are my daily beauty steps...

I start with this BB Cream from Andalou, it's easy to use and gives a great glowy look with light to medium coverage and a good SPF.

My all time favorite mascara is the Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara from Bare Minerals, I've tried so many and keep coming back to this one.  Pro tip: always curl your eyelashes first to get them ready to go long with mascara. 

Liquid eyeliner can be tricky, but it's my current favorite (in a few months I'll probably switch back to pencil, I always seem to waffle on it).  This Lancome Artliner is easy to use and stays on all day without flaking or irritating my eyes (which liquid eyeliner can do sometimes).

I started growing my brows out last summer and it's the longest most annoying experience ever. I only tweeze the crazy outliers, if the new growth is by my existing browline I let them grow in, so this brow pencil helps cover the awkward area. It's easy to use and wipes off with a fingertip or Qtip if you make a mistake. 

Well Rested is one of my favorite products of all time.  It's a creamy undereye highlighter/concealer that makes my face look bright and awake. It doesn't have a ton of coverage, but instead is a nice natural looking touch to an otherwise usually tired face. 

This blush combo is a forever favorite from Beautycounter, I used to be a rep, but even though I no longer am I still love and use this product religiously. 

So that's it! That's my super easy daily makeup routine!


nordstrom sale beauty favorites!

The beauty exclusives during the Nordstrom Sale are some of the most highly sought after products in the sale... every year beauty gurus and regular gals alike flock to the sale to snag amazing beauty deals. I have said it a million times and I will say it a million more, I have ZERO skills in the beauty department. I go for no-nonsense items that are easy to use (or really: that I can't mess up).  Here are my top picks for the beauty deals this year... if you are more of a pro - you can see the full selection here!

top row: 1. Mario Badescu Icons set - the drying lotion is amazing for blemishes! 2. eyes & cheek set 3. brush set 4. dry bar trio - I'm so in love with the "triple sec" 5. fresh sugar lip duo - basically two for one and these have SPF!

middle row: 6. OUAI hair kit - I have heard amazing things about this dry shampoo foam! 7. mini candle set - only $16, great to have on hand for house warming/hostess gifts! 8. evian facial water spray set - do I need these? No. Are they too cute to pass up? Yes. 9. eyelash conditioner - it seems like so many bloggers are raving about this! 10. Elizabeth & James Black set - another scent I love! 11. Supergoop Rosemary Defense face spray - I am OBSESSED with this stuff, two perfect sizes... one for your beach bag and one for your purse! 12. Atelier Cologne set - these scents are so indulgent and decadent! I have the Vanille and I don't usually love vanilla scents but this one is SO SO good.  I would love to try all these! 13. Clarisonic Mia - I just need to bite the bullet on one of these already!