August 2, 2011

Beauty Essentials

I frequently get asked about my make up routine.  I'm by no means an expert, but I know what works for me.  I like to keep my look glowy and natural looking.  I love experimenting with make up and trying new products so I thought I'd share just a few of my favorites.  What are your make up must haves?

  • Bare Escentuals "Medium Beige" Foundation
  • Nars "Laguna" Bronzer 
  • Colorescience Skin Brightening Primer with SPF 20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in shade "SC-2"
  • Nars "Orgasm" Blush 

  • Mally Volumizing Mascara in "Black" - Hands down, THE BEST mascara out there.  I have very short lashes and have tried everything from Cover Girl to Dior....I can't live without my Mally mascara
  • Chanel "Demure" Eye Shadow Quad 
  • Mally "Twilight" Eye Shadow Stick
  • Urban Decay "Sin" Eye Primer 
  • Shu Umera Eye Lash Curler
  • Bare Escentuals "Bare Skin" Eye Shadow 
  • Mally "Onyx" Eyeliner

There's nothing worse than super sticky lip gloss.  I'm always on the hunt for lip glosses that have high shine, rich, natural color and are not sticky.  These are just a few that I love:
  • Smith's Rosebud Salve - makes for a great lip base and keeps lip hydrated
  • Nars "Supervixen" Gloss 
  • Bobbi Brown "Rum Raisin" Lipstick
  • Chantecaille "Charm" Gloss
  • Benefit "So Frisk Me" Gloss
  • Bobbi Brown Lip Palette - I mix all of the colors


  1. Really nice photos, and your sense of style is amazing.
    Great post tough, I looked at whole blog
    and it's adorable! :D

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  2. The eyeshadows are amazing!And the lipstick as well!
    Your blog is beautiful:)

    I follow you now both on Bloglovin and Google, I would love it if you followed me back!

    Stories and Sequins

  3. I like this post! I LOVE Nars "Orgasm" blush and I use it daily.. and I would be absolutely lost without Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer. It's sheer so my freckles show through, but it's concealing enough to cover my red spots.

    I love anything for lips - gloss, balm, color, nude. I know what you mean about sticky gloss - I can't stand it when my hair is constantly getting caught up on my lips :D

  4. I love all your essentials! Nars is one of my favorite brands as well..I love their cream blush!

  5. love your mix of products
    love this!
    you've got such a great blog, keep it up!


  6. This post is great!It'salways nice to read about beauty products!You sort oflook in somebody's make up bag;))NICE!



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  7. PS,

    Of course I'm following your lovely blog!:))



  8. LOVE these products!!!
    GREAT post ;)

  9. Aw :( We don´t have any of these products where I live! But i would love to try some.

  10. Nice post, i'm not that much a make-up type of girl because my skin hates it :(..

  11. Great post, all the products look amazing, I've never heard of Mally, I don't think it's available in England. Really useful tips on the lip gloss, I've been on the same hunt recently and now I can go test these out for myself! :)

    I'm following and I'll definitely be keeping up to date


  12. Amazing post,lovely!
    Thanks for sharing
    I just found your blog,it's so cute!I added to your followers:)
    See you soon

  13. I love seeing the products other people use, this is great! xo