Everyday Beauty Tip: The Perfect Bronzer Application

I love this baked bronzer (Figi) from Julie Page Makeup. It's my go to bronzer this winter for a bit of color that I'm not getting from the sun. It really does brighten my face up.

I love this baked bronzer (Figi) from Julie Page Makeup. It’s my go to bronzer this winter for a bit of color that I’m not getting from the sun. It really does brighten my face up.

After yesterday’s long and serious post on mental toughness, I thought it was time for an awesomely cool how-to video for the ladies (sorry guys, but the hubby is working on something just for you).  My weight loss make-over guru Julie has a new post and video to help you beat the winter blues with the perfect bronzer application!

I have Julie Page’s baked bronzer powder in Figi and I love it. It’s become my go to bronzer this winter.

It’s a great tutorial. Check it out below.


Everyday Beauty: Unexpected Field Trip To Sephora!

One of my new favorite shops, Sephora called to me yesterday after I met my husband for lunch.

One of my new favorite shops, Sephora called to me yesterday after I met my husband for lunch.

I met my husband for lunch yesterday and as luck would have it, the restaurant was across the street from one of my favorite new stores, Sephora. I wasn’t planning on buying any make-up. But as I started to walking past Sephora, I swore I heard it calling to me.

It couldn’t hurt to take a quick look around, right? Plus I needed a new sharpener for my lip and eyeliner pencils. My current sharpener was crap and I desperately needed to replace it. Easy peasy and quick, right? Eh….not so much.

About one hour and $170 130 dollars (yea online coupons!) later I finally started heading towards my car.

Do I feel guilty about spending the money? Sure, but everything I got is so pretty and is perfect for summer (or so I tell myself).

I love Urban Decay's Naked 3 (top) pink tinted neutral colors. And I can't wait to play with Too Faced's cocoa scented chocolate bar palette (bottom).

I love Urban Decay’s Naked 3 (top) pink-tinted neutral colors. And I can’t wait to play with Too Faced’s cocoa scented chocolate bar palette (bottom).

Urban Decay & Too Faced Eyeshadows
I wanted some neutral colors and just love Urban Decay’s Naked 3 color palette. These neutrals have a rosy tint with great shades and finishes. Playing with it yesterday I found that the colors were real easy to blend and had a velvety feel. Of the 12 colors, I love Nooner, Mugshot and Darkside the best.

I also picked up Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar Eye Palette to add a little more color variety. I haven’t played with the palette yet, but it smells delicious! Why? It’s scented with real chocolate. Yep, you read that right. This palette’s infused with 100% cocoa powder. This is one you have to keep away from the kids as they will want to eat it. Trust me on this. My salivating husband couldn’t put it down.

NARS' blush bronzer duo was exactly what I needed for summer.

NARS’ blush/bronzer duo was exactly what I needed for summer.

NARS Orgasm-Laguna Blush-Bronzer Duo
This NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo is great. I love the blush’s coral color. I tried it on without wearing my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and it was a little too soft for my rosy cheeks. But lo and behold, when I put on the tinted moisturizer, then added the blush, it looked amazing.

The Laguna Bronzer is a little lighter than my current bronzer. But it’s perfect for the summer as I don’t actively go out and tan. Sure I’m outside hiking, running, walking and biking, but I always wear sunscreen and a hat now. I really don’t like looking overly tan so I keep my tanning to a minimum. The bronzer should be a nice complement to what the sun does naturally to my face. I will say that the shimmer is very subtle compared to my current bronzer. That’s a big plus.

These Sephora lip stains offer the perfect colors for summer fun.

These Sephora lip stains offer the perfect colors for summer fun.

Lips: Stains, Liners And Brushes, Oh My!
I needed more lipsticks in my arsenal. But my problem is finding something that got some staying power. So I went with two stains. The first is Sephora’s Rogue Infusion Lip Stain. Since it’s a stain, it should last longer than regular lipstick, right? Well, we’ll see. I just liked the color – Pink Essence. Perfect for summer.

I also picked up Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain. The Infinite Rose – Satin Golden Peach color is soooo pretty. I was wearing my coral dress when I tried out the golden peach. Wow, a perfect match.

In addition to the stains, I picked up some lip liner and a new lip brush.

Now I’m all set for summer. Sweet.