The Foundation Tag


Earlier this week, I created a video called “The Foundation Tag”. I included 10 questions about foundation collections, favorites, likes, dislikes, etc. Want to join in and do the tag in a video, blog or social? Here are the questions:
1. First foundation you ever bought?
2. Favorite coverage?
3. Favorite foundation in cold weather?
4. Favorite foundation in warm weather?
5. Favorite anytime go to foundation?
6. Favorite foundation primer?
7. Foundation(s) that didn’t work for you?
8. Foundation wishlist?
9. Favorite foundation combination?
10. How do you like to apply foundation: Sponges or brushes?

Foundations mentioned

Real techniques makeup expert face brush

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF30

M·A·C ‘Studio Fix’ Fluid Foundation SPF 15

MAC Studio Tech Foundation NC50

MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body Liquid Makeup #44

MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin’ Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme

MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation

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30+ Last Minute Gifts for Makeup Lovers

Christmas is next week. I can’t even believe it. But you know what? There’s still time to get gifts for the makeup lover (or beginner) in your life! Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Laura Mercier ‘Almond Coconut Milk’ Honey Bath • Laura Mercier • $40.50
Bobbi Brown Mini Lip & Eye Palette (Limited Edition) • Bobbi Brown • $27.00
Lancôme ‘Beauty Box – Chic Neutrals Warm’ Purchase with Purchase ($304 Value) • Lancôme • $53.55
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Yves Saint Laurent ‘Wildly Gold’ Palette (Limited Edition) • Yves Saint Laurent • $85.50
Smashbox ‘Double Exposure’ Palette • Smashbox • $52.00
Mario Badescu ‘Be Flawless’ Set (Limited Edition) ($40 Value) • Mario Badescu • $30.00
CLARISONIC ‘Mia 3 – White’ Sonic Skin Cleansing System • clarisonic • $179.10
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Yves Saint Laurent ‘Ombrés 5 Lumieres’ Palette • Yves Saint Laurent • $58.00
NARS ‘Laced with Edge – Modern Future’ Roman Holiday Lip, Cheek & Nail Set (Limited Edition) ($66 Value) • NARS • $44.10
stila ‘eyes are the windowTM – mind’ eyeshadow palette • Stila • $49.00
Laura Mercier ‘Pout Perfection – Matte Reds’ Lip Set • Laura Mercier • $34.20
Deborah Lippmann ‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’ 15th Anniversary Set (Limited Edition) ($72 Value) • Deborah Lippmann • $34.00
philosophy ‘glowing days ahead’ set (Limited Edition) ($136 Value) • philosophy • $89.00
Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Tamanna’ Palette (Limited Edition) ($85 Value) • Anastasia • $26.10
Dior Deluxe Holiday Palette (Limited Edition) • Christian Dior • $76.50
Stila ‘magnificent Metals’ Eye Duo • Stila • $32.00
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Set (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($97 Value) • Bobbi Brown • $48.00
Urban Decay ‘Naked3′ Palette • Urban Decay • $54.00
theBalm® theBalm ‘Nude’tude®’ Eyeshadow Palette • TheBalm • $36.00
M·A·C ‘Keepsakes – Plum Eyes’ Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) • M·A·C • $39.50
Essie ‘Winter 2014′ Mini Four-Pack • Essie • $17.00
Bobbi Brown ‘Scotch on the Rocks – Warm Glow’ Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) • Bobbi Brown • $67.50
Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer Brush • $80.00
L’Occitane ‘Beautiful Hands’ Set (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($36 Value) • L’Occitane • $28.00
LORAC ‘PRO’ Palette ($111 Value) • LORAC • $42.00
Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Lip Palette • Bobbi Brown • $72.00
CLARISONIC Sonic Radiance Brightening Solutions Set ($314 Value) • clarisonic • $224.10
Stila ‘in The Know’ Eyeshadow Palette • Stila • $39.00
Essie Spring Collection • Essie • $8.50
Anastasia Beverly Hills Premiere Contour & Highlight Palette • Anastasia • $40.00
Clinique Almost Lipstick • Clinique • $14.40
Christian Louboutin Beaute Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour • Christian Louboutin • $50.00
Urban Decay ‘Naked on the Run’ Palette (Limited Edition) • Urban Decay • $54.00
M·A·C Lipstick • M·A·C • $16.00
Urban Decay ‘Naked’ Palette • Urban Decay • $54.00

20 Ways to Be A Successful Blogger While Working Full Time (Part 4)


Here’s the last installment of blog tips for working full time. Check out part one, two and three here. Got any tips to share? Leave a comment!

Create “events” on your calendar

I’ve recently started using my Google calendar as an editorial calendar. All of my videos and blog posts are scheduled there ahead of time, so I can see what I need to be doing during the week. I also schedule time (an hour here or there) to work on the blog, and that is set up like any other appointment or obligation.

Always keep a running to do list

This kind of goes back to the Google Docs idea. Create a list of blog post topics, layout changes, or tweets to share. Whenever you need inspiration or have time to knock out some things, take a look at that list. You’ll be surprised how many small gems you’ll find there over time!

Revisit some things until later down the road

Don’t force certain topics. Did you draw a blank or are running out of ideas? Give it time, let your brain focus on other things, then come back to it later down the road. I’m telling you, people will be able to notice when your posting just for the sake of getting content up.

Don’t compare yourself

There really isn’t a win for doing this. It gets you nowhere. Trust me, I have spent years wondering “why didn’t I get that opportunity” or “How does she have so many followers?”. What a gigantic waste of time.

Get ahead

Wouldn’t it be great to know that you have posts set up for every Monday of the next month? It can happen! Spend a span of work time scheduling a particular series. Once you’ve written all the copy, schedule the posts for the appropriate times.

My Newest Skin Score: Glamglow Holiday Set

GlamGlow Holiday Set

After scoping out dozens of makeup and beauty sales for the Black Friday-Cyber Monday week, I only ended up getting this dream team of masques from GlamGlow. Naturally, I didn’t get this set on sale either. GlamGlow had exactly seven holiday sets to choose from. It still makes me a little weak to consider paying $70 for a full sized mask, and since I didn’t know which masque worked best for my skin, I settled on this set. I haven’t really tried any of the new items yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to share!

Like most beauty sites now days, I was able to choose two freebies, which are the packets you see at the bottom of the picture. Since I signed up for an account, I also received a promo code for another mini.

Glam Glow Holiday Vs. Regular Size

Earlier this year, I purchased a 2013 GlamGlow set, half of it was hard and defective, but at least I got to play around with the Supermud. It’s one of the best masques I’ve ever used. My skin feels cleaner and smoother, and doesn’t feel dried out. This is basically just a comparison shot, so you can see the size I bought this year.

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Current Home Project: Dining Room Gallery Wall

Planning Our Gallery Wall

It takes me a really, really, really long time to make changes around the house. It’s hard for me to commit to furniture, new color, drapes –basically anything. Earlier this Summer, we got the whole first floor painted, took out our ratty carpet and refinished the beautiful floors that hid underneath, had an unsightly magnolia tree cut down and a few other things. But the house still needs more personality. It needs to look like us. So two weeks ago, my husband Josh said “Bailey, when the heck are we going to get this stack of frames off the floor?”. I’ve had pictures ready to be hung for over six months. It’s time to get down to it. I went over to Pinterest.

Overall, I realized that some people used different frames, others used the same frame. I kind of did a mixture of both, using various black frames, including the Ribba line from Ikea, and a bunch of Room Essentials frames from Target. My friend Amy even gave us a wooden plaque for a wedding gift, and it finally found a home on the gallery wall.

The hardest part was coming up with a pattern that I liked. Once that was set, I decided to work on filling the empty spaces. I framed a few sheets of fine paper from Paper Source.  It’s a really simple way to add temporary art around the house! Since Sunday is my free day, I’m spending time looking through my photo library and picking out a few new pictures. We want to incorporate family as much as possible. I’m still looking for a fun way to add the photo booth strips from the wedding, but they’ll chill on the shelf for now.

When this project (and a few others) are finally complete, it’ll be time for a home tour!

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