Beauty

Makeup

I’m definitely not a pro, but more so a realistic gal trying to improve my makeup skills on the reg. I love learning about makeup and sharing tips, products, and mistakes as I go.

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My Favorite Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Balm

When it comes to makeup, I consider myself a minimalist. You can see my current everyday makeup routine here. Basically, I find the makeup I like, use that every day, and then randomly try out new products when they interest me. Recently, I discovered Jill Stuart… and let me tell you, I’m loving it. This brand actually creates makeup, skincare, and fragrances, but I’ve been obsessed with their lip balm lately.…

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The Current Go-To Cream Blush I Can’t Quit

Y’all, I don’t know how I didn’t try cream blush until I was in my 30s but holy cow. I’ve been missing OUT. I’ve always used powder blush, and there are still several powder blushes I really love, but I am here for the cream blush these days. The first cream blush I tried was the ILIA multi-stick, which can be used as a lip, cheek, and eye tint. I personally…

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My Easy Everyday Makeup Routine

When it comes to my everyday makeup routine, I need something that’s simple and reliable with products I love. While I do like to try out new products from time to time, I also have my tried and trues that I know won’t let me down. Currently, my makeup routine is made up of my favorite staples with a few new products that I’ve recently discovered and am loving. I thought…

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Artis Makeup Brushes Review

Happy Monday, y’all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had a good friend come in town this weekend to visit — and it was SUCH a blast. We did so many fun things like enjoy dinner at RH Rooftop (I’d actually never been to the Dallas location and it’s amazing!), had brunch at rise, and just spent a lot of time catching up and lounging around the house. It…

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Tula’s Filter Primer

If you follow me, then you *know* my obsession with Tula runs deep. Truthfully, there are several Tula products I can’t live without, but today’s post is dedicated to one of my ride-or-die items during Summer – their “Filter Primer“. It’s essentially the only product I wear on my skin these days except for when I really feel like getting dressed up, which has been rare for me lately! I’ve…

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How I’m Transitioning My Beauty for Spring

Sometime over the last five years or so I learned the importance of switching up your beauty routine based on the season. Now, I definitely do not consider myself a skincare/makeup/hair expert, but I try a lot of products for my job and also I just really love playing around with my beauty stuff in general. So expert or not, I have picked up a thing or two over the…

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The Skincare Products You Need in Your Life for Summer

I’m no skin expert (definitely not a beauty blogger over here!) but I will say that by working with brands and experimenting more lately, I have gotten more knowledgeable about skincare. I used to know literally NOTHING and now I’m at least interested in ingredients, a routine, and switching up my beauty products season by season – which is what I wanted to talk about with y’all today! The weather…

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Sephora Spring Favorites

The Sephora Spring Beauty Insider Sale is officially happening and if you are looking to stock up on skincare, makeup and beauty tools – NOW is the time! Depending on your status as a Beauty Insider at Sephora, you will have access to the sale at different times and different discounts. VIB Rouge Members (spend up to $1000 annually at Sephora) Access sale April 26 – May 6, 2019 Discount:…

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One Foundation I’m Keeping as I Purge My Bathroom

If y’all have seen my IG stories over the last week or so, you know I’m doing a MAJOR bathroom cleanout. I was actually kind of embarrassed to put it out for the world because I know it’s out of control and excessive, but y’all have to remember that a lot of it is for work. I’m constantly being sent or buying new products to try them out, and then…

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13 Products I Love From the Sephora Sale

The annual Sephora sale is here and honestly my favorites are still the same with a few additions. Why change up your routine if it’s working, ya know what I mean? These items are my tried and true picks though and I do use them every time I get ready so I can vouch for them 100%. Starting today ’til the 12th, take 20% if you’re a VIB member with…

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Why I’m Obsessed with Mascara Primer & How it Changed My Lash Game

OK y’all, you know I like to share the goods with you when I stumble across something good, and today that involves mascara primer. It’s not something I’ve used until the last few months, and now I’m straight HOOKED. I’ve known about face primer for years and love it, but honestly, it’s nothing in comparison to mascara primer. Let me break down how it changed my lash game for ya.…

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The Makeup Routine I Rarely Leave the House Without

Even though we talk a lot about beauty on BTD and I’m a Southern girl who loves to get all dolled up on occasion, honestly, I’m pretty low maintenance with my routine. Rarely am I into something that takes more than 20 minutes or makes me look unnatural. I’m much more into easy, effortless beauty routines or products. Because as you probably know, I’m constantly running 20 minutes behind, ha!

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Everyday Makeup Routine: Complexion Essentials

Y’all have probably picked up that though I talk about beauty here and there on the site, I’m not one of those girls who lives and dies by makeup. Some girls love getting done up everyday or wearing heavy makeup, and I’m just not one of them. Much like my style, I’m all about everyday looks that can translate from a meeting, to church, to hanging with friends – and…

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How To Perfect Your Pout

Who doesn’t want super kissable lips? I don’t know about y’all, but in the winter months (and summer too!) my lips are just a disaster – they get dried out and crack so easily. I’ve never been one to take care of my lips (ha that sounds funny), but I’ve been doing little things to make an effort lately and it’s been making a difference for me! So I thought…

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Bronzers, Self-Tanners, & Makeup Review

With summer in full bloom, I wanted to do a post totally dedicated to all my favorite bronzers on the market - from long-lasting products to wash-away after the day makeup. I mentioned it on instagram a few weeks back, but I've finally finished putting this together and am excited to share the results. I've tried each and every one of these products mentioned, which is probably why it took me so long to get this post up! Let me know your thoughts and if you've tried any of these! OR did I miss any MUST-try products?! PLEASE do share!

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How To Pull Off Beach Makeup

Swimsuit I’m wearing above:: La Blanca Spruce it Up Twist Front Suit Hey y’all! I’m currently in Rosemary Beach, FL with my fam, so this post seemed fitting – been wanting to write it for a while. I wanted to share my tips and products for pulling off a beach makeup look – without trying to hard or spending an hour on your face. In general, when it comes to…

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What You Need To Know About Your Makeup Brushes

Having a variety of quality makeup brushes is sooo important for your beauty routine. Agreed? You’d be surprised at how different brushes can change the way your makeup is applied - and in the end, how you look! Here are some of the most common makeup brushes - and everything you need to know about using and caring for them:

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How to Make Your Makeup Last All Day

Hi y'all! Today, I want to talk about makeup. More specifically, getting it to actually last. Because there's nothing worse than spending a bunch of time on a serious face of makeup only to find it completely missing a couple hours later. Right?? Ughh, the struggle is real. Also, the post on getting curls to stay had great feedback from y'all, so I thought doing a similar post - but this time on long-lasting makeup tips - would be fun.