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Bare Minerals Spotlight ft. Baby Bohemian


Today’s post is a rave review of my favorite product from the brand Bare Minerals. It is excitingly also in collaboration with Leah from Baby Bohemian, one of my favorite bloggers. She has great taste in staple products that are all natural, and somehow I always learn about something new from her posts even though she keeps everything so uncomplicated and classic (what I strive for but don’t pull off all that well.)  Her blog introduced me to Hylamide Low Molecular HA Re-Hydration Booster (I use it daily now) and THE FILE among other things. Her post will also be on her picks from Bare Minerals.


Bare Minerals have been around forever so they aren’t the most hyped up products in the release- happy beauty community.  They never fail me though, and their powder products and lip glosses (Buxom is also owned by them) are some of the products I have repurchased most.


My favorite product from them is definitely Well Rested concealer. It is an ultra pigmented loose powder concealer. It has a little bit of yellow, but not as much as many of the other banana colored powders out there. It is more of a pale cream shade that somehow works for me at my tannest and palest.


This brightens up under eyes so well. I like to use it over liquid concealers or even on its own if I am doing a really quick light face of makeup. “Well Rested” is the perfect description for making dark under eyes disappear and make my face look as bright and awake as possible. I can barely do my makeup without this powder.  It feels and looks lighter than pressed under eye powders, so I always reach for it over anything else I have.  


I am probably on my sixth or seventh jar of this product by now, and I’m not planning on being without it any time soon. If you like that bright eyed look, this is a must have.  It is not hyped up too much in the beauty community so sometimes I feel like it’s my secret weapon.   Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out Baby Bohemian’s post on her Bare Minerals picks- she has bomb taste.





MAC Berry Lipsticks


Clockwise: Pink Plaid, Up The Amp, D for Danger, Flat Out Fabulous, All Fired Up

While they don’t get as much use as they should, berry lipsticks have a special space in my heart. I find them more wearable than a red, but more daring than nudes obviously.

 I don’t feel like berry colored lips are a huge trend right now unfortunately.  It was bigger a couple years ago until the 90s brown lip/ Kylie Jenner MAC Whirl trend took over.  Before this, everyone I knew was obsessed with MAC Rebel. I never bought it because I had a drugstore one I really loved- Maybelline Blissful Berry.  Wet n’ Wild dupes for MAC lipsticks were all the rage too… that was my favorite era of makeup youtube videos!

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Nordstrom Beauty Staples Haul

I’m never sure if I should do big collective hauls or little one offs like this. Sometimes when I write a post talking about 8 or 9 items I get lost in a ton of words so I personally prefer these smaller quality over quantity hauls. I made an order on Nordstrom a couple weeks ago and kind of fell in love with the products already.  I DESPISE going to department store beauty counters- let me browse and swatch leave me alone.  Thank God for online shopping.  Here’s what I picked up:

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May 2017 Favorites

Every time June comes around I feel weird about it because it means I need to accept the fact that summer is here. I’m a cold weather person so I’m not really into it- I prefer to tan by foam rather than by pool, so I struggle to get excited about summer and higher temperatures. Thankfully I live in Oregon and I currently am writing this on a rainy day. Here are all the products I’ve been using to cope with the hotter season coming.

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Lip Combo I Love | WEARABLE Brown Lipstick

Do you have lipsticks in your collection that you’re intimidated by but love all the same? That’s my relationship with Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton liquid lipstick. I’ve had it for about 6 months now and sadly haven’t worn it out of the house yet. Whenever I see someone else wearing it it looks beautiful, but when I put it on it always seemed to ruin every look. It was too dark even when I was at my tannest. I was trying to get out of my comfort zone playing with makeup the other day and I finally made it work! When it first goes on, it looks DARK. Like a latte with two tablespoons of creamer. *Artsy description I know* jk but it definitely went on too dark again when I applied it. HOWEVER, before I had the chance to wipe it off and try something else, it dried down to the most beautiful sienna brown. It wasn’t too dark at all, but the perfect brown. I was kind of stunned. 

ABH Ashton liquid lipstick

Koko Queen B lashes, MUFE 3C liner, Anastasia Ashton

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Lightweight Foundations for Oily Skin

Light weight foundations oily skin foundation

With the weather heating up, I find myself leaning toward lighter coverage foundations. I’ve mentioned before that I think one of the prettiest looks is “model” skin.  I try to achieve this look with an almost- transparent foundation that evens out my skintone and doesn’t look dull or cakey.


After I put a lightweight foundation on, I still add concealer, setting powder, under eye powders, bronzer, contour, blush, highlight, etc.  The end result still ends up looking quite full coverage.  There are also days where I just do a sheer base, mascara, lip gloss, and I’m done. The following foundations work for both looks.  I am very oily so even my lightweight foundations need to do some work to stay on my skin.

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2017 Birthday Beauty Wishlist

This is my birthday wishlist. I’m extremely early (July 2nd is my 26th bday), but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared right? I’m not expecting to get any/ all of this stuff, but coming up with a list in the first place is half the fun for me. I’ll start with palettes. As a makeup obsessed person, I have way too many palettes and eyeshadow colors, but I always want more.  

2017 birthday wishlist

Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette / I am so curious about how the formula of these perform, and I like the color combination. I’ve heard you can’t beat the purple in this, and I get a ton of use out of oranges.

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Wishlist Wednesday: GUCCI

gg wishlist

So I’m more on an Asos budget than a Gucci one at the moment, but I can dream! These are some of the items on my wishlist:


Belt $420 / So many fashion bloggers have this beautiful belt. I’m definitely jealous and can’t justify that. If I ever find a dupe I will share it here! I absolutely love the G’s that look like this from the brand.

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April 2017 Favorites

Happy May! April was full of goodies for me. I think I’m mentioning like four pairs of shoes, so don’t read the Style section if you are trying to save money. 🙂 Sorry for not posting much last week, I had a little medical emergency where my thumb got in the way of a kitchen knife at the beginning of the week, then I headed out on vacation.



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My Sephora Sale Haul | SPRING 2017

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It’s that time of year! For this post I’m breaking down each item that I purchased during the bi-annual 15% off Sephora VIB rouge sale. There are some things I have been waiting for this sale to purchase and some that were more like irresponsible off the cuff splurge decisions.



MAKE UP FOR EVER Brow Liner / I picked this up in the color Brown 30 after seeing it recommended by Polina (PBBunny) on Youtube. I can already say it is fabulous. It’s literally a liquid liner to do your brows with, which sounds terrifying, but works. It makes perfect hair brush strokes and blends out well with a spoolie.

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