Full Face Friday

While traveling internationally, I am forced into bringing only my essential makeup items because we don’t check bags in order to ensure we never lose them. It’s a tough task, but my desire to bring multiple foundations, primers, etc. is overpowered by my strong desire not to lose all of my clothes! So, below is what I will be taking when we travel from Minneapolis to Prague and Vienna! Details: πŸ”˜ Primer: @smashboxcosmetics Photo Finish Primerizer πŸ”˜ Foundation: @supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream in Light πŸ”˜ Concealer: @tartecosmetics Shape Tape Concealer πŸ”˜ Powder: @toofaced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder πŸ”˜ … Continue reading Full Face Friday

Thursday Thoughts – @solostove Yukon Fire Pit

One of the first things I imagined @silsetham and I doing at our new house was sitting in the backyard, beverages in hand, bonfire crackling. So, when he came upon @solostove Yukon Fire Pit, he thought it was a perfect plan for the time being, up until we were able to build the built-in fire pit of our dreams. What it claims: πŸ”˜ At over two feet wide, the SOLO STOVE YUKON is an absolute beast πŸ”˜ Just toss in those big pieces of firewood and ignite the night πŸ”˜ More flame, more fun, way less smoke: your YUKON is … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts – @solostove Yukon Fire Pit

Wear Test Wednesday – @orlynails Bonder Rubberized Basecoat

Ever since I decided doing my nails at home was the economical path I should take more often, I have been on the hunt for the perfect base and top coats to make my time and effort last as long as possible. As you may have seen in my last @ultabeauty haul, I picked up the @orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat ($10 at @ultabeauty) to see if it was the answer to my prayers! What it claims: πŸ”˜ Grips nail lacquer to the nail surface for lasting adhesion πŸ”˜ Unique formula delivers a cutting edge resin technology to improve lacquer adhesion … Continue reading Wear Test Wednesday – @orlynails Bonder Rubberized Basecoat

Try Out Tuesday – @yesto Coconut Energizing Coffee 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick

Another item that I picked up with my last 20% off @ultabeauty coupon was the @yesto Coconut Energizing Coffee 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick ($9.99 for 2.5 ounces). I love facial scrubs and the smell of coffee, so I added it to my cart as soon as I saw it! What it claims: πŸ”˜ Formulated with coffee to energize and enhance skin tone and coconut for much needed moisture πŸ”˜ You’ll cleanse and exfoliate, washing away dirt and grime with this quick, on-the-go cleansing stick My experience: πŸ‘πŸ» The product itself is much larger than I was expecting and that’s … Continue reading Try Out Tuesday – @yesto Coconut Energizing Coffee 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick

Mani Monday – @opi Dancing Keeps Me on My Toes

I don’t normally wear neutral (yes, I consider this a neutral) nail polish on my fingernails unless I am doing so because of a work function. This time, there was no work function – I just was so drawn to @opi’s Dancing Keeps Me on My Toes ($10.50 on the @opi website)! What it claims: πŸ”˜ OPI and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Collection offers offers 12 limited edition nail polish colors and three perfectly coordinating glitter shades for every holiday event and wish list πŸ”˜ Soft, shimmering snowflake perfect for any Snow Queen πŸ”˜ Wear this beautiful … Continue reading Mani Monday – @opi Dancing Keeps Me on My Toes

Sponge Sunday – The Super Sponge

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried. I just can’t, on a daily basis, use a brush to apply my foundation. Normally, no matter what I do, I won’t get nearly the same flawless blend that I do with a sponge. So, when I see a YouTuber I trust, @glamlifeguru, rave about a new take on the beauty sponge, I take notice and order almost immediately. I have been testing the @thesupersponge out for a couple of weeks and below are my thoughts! What it claims: πŸ”˜ Coating infuses with the sponge, adhering to all of the micro-pores and enhancing the … Continue reading Sponge Sunday – The Super Sponge