My most reached-for makeup products: Face {part 1}


My most-reached for makeup products: Face

It’s been way too long since I’ve shared the makeup products in my daily rotation. And seriously, there is SO MUCH wrong with that sentence. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you might know that I tend to fall into makeup ruts- you know, those phases when you reach for nearly the same products every day (out of convenience? preference? who knows), and you start to not really care about switching it up. I will always be a firm believer in the power of neutrals, so it can be hard to break away!

Since I started my first full-time, “big girl” job, I’ve found that many areas in my life are falling into routine. I eat the same things most days, work out at the same time each night, and yep, you guessed it, gravitate toward many of the same makeup products each morning! That said, I thought it might be fun to share my most-reached for makeup products with you guys. I’ll be breaking up these posts into product categories, starting today with face products.

Please keep reading to see what’s in my daily face rotation!

My most-reached for makeup products: Face

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Valentine’s Day date night essential: the Little Black Dress


I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a sucker for all things Valentine’s Day (no matter how silly it makes me look- I’ll admit it). “Hallmark holiday” and all, I’m a very stereotypical girl when it comes to February 14th, and quite honestly I’ve gotten to the point where I’m not even ashamed of it. You’d think my boyfriend and I were going out for the occasion, right? It’s actually the opposite… we’re spending the day cooking yummy food and sipping fancy drinks. I’m stoked.

Anyway, many of my friends are actually going out into the world and doing fun things, which makes me ponder: what are YOU planning to wear for Valentine’s Day? In case you’re still looking for inspiration, it’s the perfect time to pull out your favorite little black dress.

The Little Black Dress by DAILYLOOKI was recently inspired by DAILYLOOK to style a look around a little black dress using their StyleSets tool (I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re a fellow fashionista- it’s pretty fun!).

It was <3 at first sight with this SAYLOR x DAILYLOOK Piper Floral Lace dress, so I knew I had to live vicariously through this StyleSet and design my dream Valentine’s Day outfit. To balance out the femininity of the dress, I decided to pair it with a pair of cut-out lace booties and a slightly edgy, structured jacket. This rosette clutch seemed spot on for the occasion (I just adore the pop of neutral color), and to top off the look, a crystal beaded bracelet for a touch of elegance. A girl can dream!

While many of these specific pieces are out of my budget, I think a little inspiration can go a long way to help us find new outfit ideas in our own closets. I’m definitely considering getting dressed up, even if I’m not going out anywhere. :)

Are you pulling out your favorite LBD this Valentine’s Day?

Whether you have a date or not, I’d love to know your plans for the day! Having a girl’s night or relaxing with a box of chocolates counts, BTW. :)

Disclosure: I am in no way affiliated with or being compensated by DAILYLOOK for this post. All thoughts and opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Get the look: chic low chignon hairstyle


Get the look: chic low chignon hairstyle

As someone who pretty much loathes doing her hair, there is nothing better than a simple, fuss-free updo. Hair is just so much effort, you know? Don’t get me wrong: I love having longer hair, but sometimes I really just want it off of my face. :) That’s why I have a few go-to hairstyles for when I just. can’t. deal.

Today we’re talking about one of my favorites, this chic low chignon hairstyle that you can literally recreate in about 5 minutes. All it takes is two budget-friendly styling products, a few hair ties and VERY minimal skills and you’re set with an awesomely pulled together look. If you’re interested in trying out this look for yourself, please keep reading for more details!

Get the look: chic low chignon hairstyle


Mystery mascara sneak peek! {UPDATED}


Updated 2/4/15: And the mystery mascara is….

Benefit Roller Lash mascaraBenefit Roller Lash!

Turns out that the rumors circulating around social media were true after all! Just an FYI- I’ll definitely have my full review posted well before this launches on February 27. My thoughts have gone back and forth several times since I first tried it last week, so please stay tuned. :)

POPSUGAR Mystery Mascara

POPSUGAR Mystery Mascara


Why I live to curl my lashes | Mia Adora eyelash curler review


Mia Adora eyelash curler review

Sometimes I think about how A-M-A-Z-I-N-G it would be to have naturally full, curled, super thick lashes. I mean, my mascara *routine* wouldn’t even be a routine anymore- it’d be, “ok, here’s my one quick coat, now I’m ready!” Instead, it’s more like, “how many coats can I safely apply without looking like I have spider lashes?” But for those of us that aren’t blessed with deep and defined eyes, mascara and eyeliner is a serious business.

That being said, applying coat after coat of mascara doesn’t have the same effect if you have stick-straight lashes. I’m attached at the hip to my eyelash curler, and I’m sure many of you are, too!

I’ve been in the market for a new eyelash curler for quite some time now (for years I had used ELF’s eyelash curler), so when I was approached to share my review of this Mia Adora eyelash curler, I jumped at the chance. If you’re also looking for a budget-friendly curling option, please keep reading to see my thoughts!

Mia Adora eyelash curler reviewMia Adora eyelash curler review


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