Let’s take a break from furniture for a hot minute. When I first started this blog I decided I was going to write about whatever I wanted.. whatever I was feeling, liking, doing.. anything my little heart desired. Although I LOVE furniture, I am also passionate about so many other things; baking, cooking, fashion, makeup, music, art – just to name a few. I get asked questions about my makeup every day. The question I hear most is “what kind of mascara do you use?”. With the holidays right around the corner, I decided to let you in on some of my beauty secrets. I know we all want to look like Santa’s sexy mistress while attending Christmas festivities. Christmas is a time for sparkle, glam, and beauty. Usually I’m either working at the bar – or I’m working at home, covered in paint and sweat. Whenever I get to leave my house and do something non-work related.. I like to get all dolled up. I love makeup – and I love dressing up. (Just because I never get the time to do so anymore).
So…. I’m going to give you the lowdown on some of my favorite beauty products. Even if you’re not the girly type, these would make great Christmas gifts for someone who is. I know this post has nothing to do with furniture – but… I DON’T CARE.
First things first. Lets scrub that dirty face. Before a night out, I always use Apricot Scrub by St. Ives on my face. It scrubs away all of the
sin dead and dry skin, freshens my complexion, and gives me baby-butt-soft skin. I absolutely love this scrub, I swear by it. After using it, my makeup goes on smooth – like butta. I usually buy it at CVS… but you can also find it on Amazon.
Next… I always apply lotion before my makeup. Make sure to use an oil-free face lotion. Trust me. If not, your face will feel heavy and greasy all day long.
I tend to get dark circles under my eyes – because I get no sleep – but that’s okay because I can just cover them up. I use Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer in fair to cover dark circles, blemishes, and any other imperfections. I put some under my eye in a v shape and pat it until blended. It does the trick – makes me look well rested. I don’t really like to cake on a lot of foundation, and I never use liquid foundation. It just feels so heavy on my face. So I use Covergirl Simply Powder Foundation. It’s a lightweight powder that covers like a liquid foundation. I have worn the same foundation for years now, and I can’t find anything that comes close. It covers so well and looks so natural. I find both of these at CVS as well.
I LOVE EYE SHADOW. I collect it. I can’t get enough – same with nail polish. I have tried all different brands of eye shadow – from super cheap to outrageously expensive. Don’t waste your money on expensive eye shadow. The best bang for your buck is e.l.f. (eyeslipsface) eyeshadow. IM OBSESSED with their mineral eye shadow pots. Color shows up well, stays all day, and even has some shimmer to it. I swear by their products and have every shade of eye shadow they offer. My favorite two are Smoldering and Royal. Royal is a shade of purple, and Smoldering is a grayish color. Perfect shadow to give you a pretty smokey eye and make everyone want to sleep with you. Check out all of their products here!
Okay.. now this next product is my favorite. I rarely tell anyone about this because I want to keep it all for myself – so don’t ever say I never gave you anything. Physicians Formula Eyebrightener is the best shit ever. Use it on your lid and then put a darker color in your crease. Also use this magic pretty powder under your eyebrow and in the corner of your eyes. BAM! professional looking makeup. Brightens those lazy eyes right up. So easy to use, and worth every penny. I often get asked about the shadow under my eyebrows – and I often lie… until now. I used to buy this stuff at CVS, and now I can’t find it there. But Amazon carries it – thank God.
Now… time for the most serious part of this post. LASHES. I have a slight obsession with falsies. Although I never admit it in public, I wear falsies a lot. The absolute best affordable lashes are Revlon lashes – my favorite style is called “Intensifying”. Guuuuurl, seriously go get some. They look so natural and pretty. Not like other lashes that look like black fuzzy caterpillars humping your eyelids. No one can ever tell that I’m even wearing lashes (big dummies). They are also so easy to put on. If you’re beauty challenged they come with sticky strips – so you literally just stick them on like stickers. No glue needed. It doesn’t get any easier. And you guessed it.. you can find these at CVS.
Obviously my favorite store for beauty products is CVS. I love Ulta and Sephora for the occasional shopping trip.. but I never really found the point in buying overpriced makeup. There are so many affordable products out there that offer the same effect as the expensive ones – why waste the money?
BABY LIPS. BUY SOME (at CVS, duh.) That’s all I have to say about that.
You’re about to go to a work Christmas party.. you have this sassy little red lace dress you want to wear… the cute guy from accounting will be there and you want to look extra hot.. You put on that dress, and MOTHER EFFER.. your legs are so white and gross that you could blind a whole city. What do you do? Don’t grab those pants… grab some Airbrush Legs by Sally Hanson. Sounds silly… SO AWESOME. I use this magic spray anytime I wear a dress. Automatically makes your legs look tan, sleek, and sexy. Perfect for those winter months when your legs don’t see the sun.
So there you have it. These are just a few of my favorite beauty products. Get some, try them out, go to that Christmas party feeling like the hot bombshell you are. Seriously, try some of these out and send me pictures. I’ll share them on my page. Maybe you have some favorite products that I should try – let me know!!
Until next time…