Mood Board: Ready to Shine

There’s something about a rainy day that makes me want to wear lots of sparkle. I’m sporting this today and it has me adding lots of sparkle to my wish list.

ready to shine

And the good news is that the majority of these pretties are under $100. Extra bonus: you can snag this and this on sale for 40% off right now by becoming a LOFT insider.

 

 

 

Rock the Vote

Today’s post is inspired by what I threw on today but the outfit pictures I took didn’t come out so instead, I thought I’d recreate my election inspired look with one week to go until the big day. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all political on you. My political opinions have no place on this little folly, but I will encourage everyone to go out and vote. Seriously, they only ask your opinion on who you want to lead our country every four years. It’s the least you can do to go and check off some boxes and share your two cents.

{Stepping off soap box.} Back to the outfit.  Since it’s November I don’t think anyone wants to break out a full red, white & blue look but adding a little gray to the patriotic colors gives it a fall feel. If it’s too cold for flats where you are, just swap these out for boots and you’re good to go.

 

Beauty Basics: Out the Door in Six Steps

We made it to Friday!
 
Today was one of those mornings when I just wanted to get out the door as quickly as possible. So days I stand in front of my makeup and take advantage of the dozens of products to chose from but other days, days like today, I head straight to my go-to routine.

 

beauty basics

 

1. I am obsessed with these L’Oreal Primers. The pink bottle is an Anti-Dull Skin Primer and the white is the Lumi Primer. Adding them in a one-two punch sets the tone for the rest of my make-up and brightens up my skin in the morning.
 
2. At the IFB Conference I received a sample of the new Bare Minerals Ready Foundation and this awesome brush. I didn’t think I would like a powdered foundation but the color matches really well (I feel like my skin tone is straight out of The Simpson’s – seriously yellow) and the brush may have changed my routine forever.
 
3. I love Benefit and while I used to be a Benetint disciple, I’ve now become addicted to PosieTint. I love the hint of rosy color it gives you without being too powdery or flat. And with it’s nail polish brush applicator, it’s super easy to get on in a hurry.
 
4. This Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer has a hint of glow in it so I regularly use it as a highlighter because it’s subtle enough to just give you the right amount of light in the areas you want. But since it’s a tinted moisturizer, it’s also great for those low-key weekends when you don’t want to go through your entire routine but need a little evening out.
 
5. Everyone has their favorite mascara and this one is mine. One sweep is perfect for day time and then at night, I run the wand at the very base of my eyelashes, wiggle it around and then coat the ends a couple times for a more dramatic look.
 
6. And last but not least, a little bit of lip color. I have a handful of Revlon Color Burst lipsticks because the color is a little more subtle (I look like a clown with too much lipstick). I’m digging the touch of burgundy in Berry Smoothie right now for fall.
 
 


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