Fabulous, no? What would you do! Hope this marks the beginning of a terrific weekend.
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Approximately 500 years ago Meredith was nice enough to ask me to contribute a "What's on your Vanity?" post to her blog, but because I do not actually have a vanity, I dragged my feet on this until I realized I could just dump out my make up bag, arrange the contents neatly, and take a picture of it. So, without further delay, here are my most treasured cosmetic items that I would most definitely put on my vanity if I had one.
Armani Lasting Silk Foundation: Looking at this entire collection, I guess I spend wayyyyyy more than I realize on cosmetics. But I'm worth it, right? Anyway, this foundation and my Cle de Peau concealer are the two things that I think are most worth spending money on. My skin is oily and acne prone and this covers everything up nicely, lasts a long time, and looks natural.Cle de Peau & Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat : I've started doing this weird but brilliant thing where I use the brush from the YSL to brush on the Cle de Peau. The two formulas mix together and form this perfectly thin yet very 'concealing' concealer. If it's a good day acne-wise, I'll skip foundation and just use this under my eyes and on any noticeable spots. The Cle de Peau lasts a super long time. Years, in fact, which is a probably dermatological no-no, but I mean, come on... it's only life.Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot: This stuff is really not what I'd consider "apricot" at all, but rather BRIGHT PINK, and it mimics the look of a real flush or sunburn - in a good way.Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Nude: I've had this forever, and I only use it once in a while. I don't really know a lot about eyeshadow, but this adds a little definition when I feel like I "should" be wearing more make up.Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude and Eyeliner in Espresso: This was a "Merry Christmas to me" splurge and I'm pretty sure I would not spend the extra $$$ on lip liner and eye liner again. The colors and formulas are nice, but I think drugstore brands make suitable counterparts. However, I do love to see the teeny tiny little splash of Chanel peeking up at me from my make up bag every morning.Brushes from Bare Minerals: I've never had much luck with Bare Minerals makeup, but I think the brushes are the absolute best and are relatively well-priced.Mason Pearson Brush: Super spendy for a hairbrush, but I've had this since college, and my daughter uses it also. It's basically a magic wand.Supergoop Sunscreen Serum: I cannot be without this stuff. It's the first and only sunscreen I've found that leaves no trace of chalkiness or greasiness after you put it on. It's far and away the best thing I've gotten from Birchbox.Jo Malone Grapefruit: Did you know they stopped making Honeysuckle Jasmine? I did not know this. This made me very sad. I used to combine honeysuckle with grapefruit, but now I just wear grapefruit. It smells clean. I alternate it with Fracas by Jean Patou and, once-in-a-blue-moon, a VERY small spritz of COCO by Chanel.Essie Mademoiselle: In an effort to save money, I've been skipping manicures and just painting three coats of this every Friday. Does the trick.
Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Beige: These are those little pastel colored pearls that look like candy. I'm pretty sure that my younger daughter thinks they really are candy because it seems like I don't have as many of them as I used to. This is like a soft-focus lens for your face. I have even insisted that my husband wear a little bit of this for family pictures because it makes your face un-shiny without looking like you're wearing makeup. Shhhhhhhh....
ICover Girl Lip Gloss in Tulip: The best for last. This is the most perfect light pink/ shimmery/ not gloppy/ not smelly/ not sticky makes-every lipstick-look-good lip gloss. And it's like $5.Not pictured: Lancome Mascara & Shu Umeura Eyelash Curler. I'm not very brand-loyal when it comes to mascara, I think the key is to get a new one every three months because they get old, dry out quickly, and stop being awesome. I buy new pads for the curler from the drugstore and replace them in the metal part.
|Donuts and birthdays are synonymous in my mind. I always eat donuts on my birthday.|
This was the first post I ever wrote, and I wrote it four days after I turned 29. So, I thought it might be time to recap on how I did this year on my to-do list.1. Pay off credit card debt.
2. Get pregnant! (Exclamation point warranted.)
3. Finish my novel.
4. Keep a blog. (That means regular posting, lady.)
5. Take a class in interior design.
6. Work out. (And actually push myself.)
7. Stop obsessing. (Impossible, but hey, why not put it on the list?)
8. Turn my shopping obsession into something productive or profitable (What would this thing be? I have no idea.) (By the way, do I actually have a shopping addiction? If so, get treatment.)
I am thrilled to show you what's on my vanity right now...
Thank you, Hollie. I feel the same way about bronzer, I may have to go back to the Orgasm blush I used in yesteryear, and I am excited to try that foundation. Sephora, here I come!1. Make Up For Ever HD Foundation - I have been a fan of this foundation ever since I used it for my wedding. I love the coverage and look it provides in photos. It also lasts a long time! I even spotted Kyle from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills using it on the show!2. Palmer's Coco Butter Lotion - This is a fairly new addition to my vanity. Since I have been pregnant I have been using this lotion to help ensure there are no stretch marks coming with the baby.3. Essie Nail Polish - I have always been a fan of Essie nail polish, but I am loving this Tangerine color for Spring. It looks great on your hands or feet.4. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Tonic - Ahhhh! I love this product. It feels so good to put on and smells like a trip to the spa. I am not sure if it does anything for my skin, but it is an immediate mood booster in the mornings.5. Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser - I recently started using this face wash, and I like how light and gentle it feels.6. NARS Blush in Orgasm- I know this is a popular one, but I like the peachy pink color this gives.7. AVEDA damage repair serum- I was talked into buying this at my last haircut, and I like it. Being Aveda, of course it smells incredible, and it is not heavy on my hair.8. Too Faced Bronzer - The thing I like so much about this bronzer is it doesn't have glitter or sparkles in it. I love to wear it everyday and I don't want my face looking like I am ready to party. It is brown, not orange and is made with coco powder so it smells divine.9. Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Masque- Along with pregnancy came breakouts. UHHH! Unfortunately, there are not a lot of products out there you can use while pregnant. I found this sulfur masque and have loved using it at home. My face feels so tight when I take it off, and I do think it is helping dry up those unwanted blemishes.Thanks for having me!
|Catherine - Sean - Lindsey|
In contrast to the eye candy that is New York's street fauna, flora-loving San Francisco serves up eye Tofurkey. Why must every cubicle dweller in town be clad in technical outerwear, as if eternally prepared for a camping emergency? And ladies, what is this devotion to Lululemon? Must a girl always be ready to bend over the moment someone barks out "downward dog?" And I can't even fathom what's going on with the hipster crowd. Unlike the Brooklyn variety, Mission dwellers dress as if they were trying to look ugly. Show me a guy or girl in the Mission wearing a thoroughly considered ensemble, and I'll show you the black Uber car that transported them from the Marina.My husband wears technical outerwear almost everyday to work. If I ever have a camping emergency, he's my go-to guy.