Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tutorial | No-Makeup Makeup Look

Excuse the beautiful pony tail in the pictures below.  Let's talk about makeup here, guys. :-) I want to share with you one of my go-to looks.  This is the perfect look for when you wake up late, need to run a few errands on the weekend, or a quick clean up after the gym.  I can easily put all of this on within 5-10 minutes, and it never looks too much, which lets be honest, I can easily have on too much. ;-)

Bobbi Brown BB Cream | Burberry Fresh Glow | Laura Mercier Cream Bronzer | Sephora Airbrush Foundation | YSL Babydoll Mascara | Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe | Stila All Day Liquid Liner in Brown | Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara | Nars Lipgloss in Orgasm

1. Mix the BB cream and liquid illuminator into your fingertips and then apply to your face.  Blend well with your fingers so there are no streaks.

2. Apply a cream bronzer onto a small dense brush.  Dab and press the bronzer into your face, so that it's even and not blotchy.  Bring that bronzer up your cheek bones and onto your temples.  

3. Fill in those brows with your favorite brow product! I like the Anastasia Brow Wiz because the point is super tiny and you can actually create streaks that look like tiny brow hairs.  Brush out with a spooley to blend any harsh spots.  If you have unruly brows, set with a clear brow gel.  

4. Apply a brown liquid liner, or a pencil liner to your upper lash line.  Create a small flick at the end.  Curl those lashes, then apply mascara to the top and bottom.  

5.  Apply a sheer, shimmery gloss.  All done! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review | Kate Somerville Nourish Moisturizer

(I know you notice Essie's licking marks on the window - obviously I clean well.  Hey, I'm human.)

Rarely do I buy the same moisturizer (or other skin care products) twice.  I'm usually up for trying something new just for the sake of it--there are endless products out there!!  But, I have fallen for the Kate Somerville Nourish moisturizer, and when the day comes that I've ran out of it--I will be very sad. Why? Because you have to take out a small loan to buy it.  Can you tell I'm bitter? ANYways... 

This cream is lightweight, but moisturizing - which is IDEAL for me since i'm dry and dehydrated but also struggle with breakouts.  It does have a scent - somewhat herbally.  I like it though, and typically I don't like herbally scents.  This one isn't like Origins where you literally feel like you're putting trees on your face, it's more natural smelling.  I love how nourishing (ha) the product is.  It sinks immediately into the skin, and you are left with baby soft skin that actually feels smoother after a few uses (It is considered to be anti-aging as well, so it slowly exfoliates over time).  If this moisturizer wasn't so expensive I would keep buying it. However, it's just too much in my opinion for how long it lasted.  Granted, I did use this day and night.  It lasts about 2 months.  I'm trying out a new moisturizer now that's $20 less and just as great.  I'll let you guys know what it is soon. :) 

This is definitely a winner in my book if you have dehydrated skin and struggle with breakouts.  Would I repurchase though?  Maybe during the Sephora 20% off VIB Rouge sale. ;)

I'm all about some smiley's today.
What have you fallen in love with recently?

xoxo, Molly