Sunday, October 28, 2012

Beauty Review: best foundation for my oily skin

Y'all, my skin is an oil slick. Gross, yes. But terribly true. 
So it came as a surprise when I read about this miracle foundation that keeps oily skin at bay. The second shock came when I found out who made it. 

Enter Kat Von D's lock-it longwear foundation
(yes, yes, that Kat Von D)

I was skeptical at first, but after using two samples from Sephora, I had to run out and buy it for my wedding day, and I have been using it ever since. 

Here's what it claims:
Full Coverage
24 Hour Wear
Transfer Resistant
Matte Finish
Oil Free

I would highly recommend this to anyone who has to constantly touch up her makeup during the day in order for her face to appear semi normal, i.e. not an oil slick. But first, a couple of things I've noticed:

y'all have to put this stuff on sets almost instantly
one to one and a half pumps covers my whole face..and the fact that it's a pump is an added bonus
I'm not really prone to breakouts but it is heavy, so I would test it out first just to be sure
I set it with e.l.f.'s HD powder and may have to touchup around my nose sometime after lunch
(and that for me is a miracle in of itself) 

**side foundation isn't really that dark..I could only wish I was that tan. Currently I am wearing Medium 54

Are there any other foundations I need to know about? How do you make your makeup last?


Friday, October 12, 2012

polka dots

Am I the only one who wants a brand new wardrobe when you begin a new job?
Here is one of my newest staples...on the cheap too, my friends.
I want to wear this with everythinggggg.
 Why Target decided to put this blazer hidden in the back racks of the store is beyond me.
Although I do believe that had they had it sectioned up front, I would not be the owner of it as they would have all sold out. That's just my kinda luck.
The print obviously drew me in. I'm in love with polka dots. 
And the $24 price tag didn't hurt either. 

I would take photos and show you but dropping my phone in water has turned my camera into crap. 
(Reminder: get new phone.)
Just take my word for it and go get it. 
It comes in turquoise and a basic black as well. 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Here's what you need to know in case you missed it

photo via Studio MJW

Cory and I got married on Saturday..WHAT!
I now live in Alabama and work for Brighton Collectibles as a traveling rep.
 Which I started my first day by flying out to LA for a sales meeting on Monday.
Yep, you followed that right..I started a brand spanking new job a whole 48 hours after getting hitched.
No, we didn't have a honeymoon (not yet at least!), and I just might be crazy.
Right now, I'm in Houston beginning my training. 
And Friday night, I'll be reunited with my husband.
 (gosh, just having the word synonymous with Cory makes me giddy) 

So, let's recap:
Monday..First Day of Work
Friday..HONEY, I'M HOME!! 

In conclusion..yes, I'm crazy.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

If you are reading this right now... means I'm officially a married woman!!!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

a pop of peony

Sometimes, the best finds come around when you least expect them. 

Case in point, I ran by Anthropologie the other day to swap out some of our "fine china" that Cory and I received in abundance for some others pieces we were lacking. Once all my china was in check, I turned around and there it was, all in it's sweet, little cream and gold packaged glory. The perfect lipstick color. 

As much as I would love to be, I'm not really a lipstick kinda gal. Truth be told, I have a gathered assortment of bright pinks to soft reds that I will occasionally bust out for fun, but not any great everyday shades. 

I knew I would need a soft color for the wedding, because, Lord knows, Cory would kill me if I get lipstick on him for our close up. I also needed something to give my invisible lips color, but I didn't want it to completely scream, "LOOK AT ME! I'M WEARING OBNOXIOUS POWDER PINK LIPSTICK." 

Thankfully, this peony shade fit the bill. 
Plus the gold metal tube it comes in makes me feel like I'm wearing this retro lipstick fashioned of the past.
And I'm a sucker for packaging. :)

As a side note, I know a lot of brides choose to have their makeup professionally done for the big day, whether it was for stress relief or just as a fun splurge. Hopefully I will not be eating my words in a week, but I've decided to do my own makeup. Fingers crossed I don't somehow screw that up. ;) 

Tell me, any last minute makeup tricks I need to know about??