Everyday Neutral Makeup Look

Butter London Palette

If you are a regular viewer of my YouTube channel, then you may remember a video I did last month featuring the new Dermablend Smooth Camo Foundation.  I had so many requests to recreate the eye makeup from that video, so I did just that, plus I went on to give a more in-depth review about the foundation. In a nutshell-it’s great for oily skin and for anyone with any skin type having to suffer through humid, hot weather.

The star product of the look is a palette I go to over and over-the Butter London Natural Charm palette.  Butter London has a second palette called the Pretty Proper palette that leans toward more cooler tones, but is equally wearable and versatile. Both palettes are full of soft neutrals that are easily bendable and can give you a variety of looks, but nothing is going to be over the top.  I also love the size of the palette-it fits in the palm of my hand!  And one cool feature of the palette that I wish other brands would adopt is that you can pop out the individual shades and swap them out with something you’d rather wear!! It’s ingenious!

You can watch the video here to see me go step-by-step through the full face of makeup, or have a scroll through the products I used to achieve it below.

Face Products

Eye Products

Is there a particular look or a specific eyeshadow palette you’d like me to use in my next tutorial?  Please let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to honor your requests!

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 4.44.03 PMA patriotic weekend THIRTEEN years ago!!

For most Americans, the last weekend in May is a three-day weekend filled with family, friends, picnics, trips to the beach or lake and, of course, some great sales.  I plan to relax with my little family and enjoy having the kids home from school for a few days.  I also plan to spend some time in front of my computer surfing the sales in the peace and air-conditioned quiet of my own home.  But before I get to all the fun, I do want to take a moment to remember why we all have the freedom to do these things.  This freedom came at the ultimate price for so many, and we should all take a moment to remember them and what they gave up to give us so much.

This is just a brief list of the sales going on at some of my favorite sites.  If you know of any other sales that we should all know about, please list them in the comments!  Have a great weekend!

ANN TAYLOR
50% Off Full-Price Purchase & Extra 40% Off Sale Styles
CODE: SUMMER50
DATES: 5/26 – 5/31

ANTHROPOLOGIE
Additional 30% off all sale items, in stores and online
DATES: 5/26-5/30

BANANA REPUBLIC
Extra 40% Off
CODE: BRTAKE40
DATES: Now – 5/30

BLOOMINGDALES
Take an extra 20% off select sale & clearance items for savings up to 65% off
CODE: BROWNBAG
DATES: 5/26 – 5/30

DRESSBARN
Buy One, Get One 50% off on all dresses, shorts, tanks & capris
DATES: 5/26 – 5/30

EXPRESS
15% Off your Purchase
CODE: 9492 (enter at checkout)
DATES: Now – 5/31

J. CREW
30% Off Your Purchase
CODE: WEEKEND
DATES: Now – 5/31

JCPENNEY
15% Off
CODE: JPSAV15
DATES: Now – 6/1

JOE’S JEANS
25% Off Sitewide
DATES: Now – 5/30

LOFT
60% Off Summer Faves & All Sale Styles + 40% Off New Arrivals
DATES: Now – 5/31

MACY’S
Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + Free Shipping at $50
CODE: MEMDAY
DATES: Now – 5/30

MINTED
15% Off All Wedding and Kids’ Essentials
CODE: MEMORIAL16
DATES: 5/27 – 5/31

MOON & LOLA
20% Off Your Full-Priced Order
CODE: RSCHARM20
DATES: Now – 6/6

NORDSTROM
Up to 40% Off
DATES: 5/26 – 6/7

OLD NAVY
Extra 50% Off Select Styles
DATES: Now – 5/30

POTTERY BARN
Up to 25% Off
CODE: SAVEMORE
DATES: Now-5/30

QVC
Save 25-50% Off the QVC Price for Select Items
DATES: 5/26 – 5/30

SUPERGOOP
30% Off All Orders
CODE: SUNSCREEN
DATES: 5/27-5/28

TOO FACED COSMETICS
20% Off Any Purchase + Free Shipping
CODE: SUMMER20
DATES: Now-5/30

****JUST ADDED (5/27)****

GiGi New York
20% Off Any Purchase + Free Shipping + GWP over $200
DATES: Now-5/30

Tarte Cosmetics
20% Off Everything
CODE: TARTEWKND
DATES: Now-5/30

Have a wonderful weekend filled with friends, family and fun-and stay safe!!

BaubleBar Haul & Private Sale

BaubleBar HaulLast week BaubleBar had a major up to 30% off sale, and I went a little crazy.  It could have been worse..a few of the things that I had in my cart (you can see my wish list here) were sold out by the time that I jumped online to shop.  I still managed to pick up a few things though!  I walk you through each purchase and show you them up close in personal in this video, or you can scroll through the images below.  Read to the end to learn about my own private (and permanent) BaubleBar Sale! [Read more…]