Lately my beauty "routine" has been more hurried than ever. In fact, I've just about mastered applying everything with just one hand! The rushed, paired down makeup situation has nothing to do with being busy trying to sell the house, or even with having two kids--the issue is Mallory. Good lord that child gets into EVERYTHING lately! Seriously, a one man wrecking crew. She seems to go particularly buck wild in my make-up drawers/bathroom. The best solution I've come up with so far is to simply hold her while I'm getting ready. Sounds fun, right? No. No, it's not.
What was I really going to talking about? Oh! Beauty products. Anyway, just because getting ready has become a little more chaotic doesn't mean I haven't still enjoyed trying new products. (Even if it means using them after Mallory has gone to bed for the night. Ha! Hey, this stuff is just supposed to be fun, right?)
Now, on to the goods!!
Dr. MarVey "Nail It" || I literally stumbled upon this stuff by happenstance at our PX. I wasn't even looking for nail stuff, swear! Anyway, it claims to offer the hardness of artificial nails without the damage. It can be used on its own or as the base coat for a regular nail color. The price was right so this baby made its way into my shopping cart. After using this stuff several times, I can safely say I won't be doing my nails without it anytime soon! It gives me at least two additional days when I use it with regular polish and makes my nails look so healthy and strong on its own. I'd never heard of this brand until now, so I went online and poked around...so many things I want to try!
Borghese Eclissare ColorRise Blush in "Flight" || This is 10000% not a blush shade I would reach for at the beauty counter. So when I got it in the mail I kind of just pushed it to the side and forgot about it. That is until one morning we were running late and I was doing the "toss my quick and easy make up in my purse on the way out the door to do in the car" number. I saw this and thought "hmm bronzer/cheek color in one? Coming with me!" It wasn't until I caught a glimpse of my face in the mirror later in the day that I was intrigued. I think it totally works on my fair skin! I don't contour when I wear it or anything like that, just a dab on the cheeks, forehead and nose -- done! Plus, the little shimmer effect it has it perfect for summer and just makes you look awake and alive!
Cover Girl Super Sizer Mascara || Normally I'm a waterproof mascara kind of girl. I guess I have oily eyelids or something because regular mascara seems to find my underage area in a hurry! Lately though I've been trying to be a little easier on my lashes since I'm using a DIY eyelash serum. (Random, I know.) This wand is so cool! It allows you to apply a decent amount of product to the lash line and corners without being messy. I'm also amazed with how the formula wears. It wears like waterproof mascara but comes off like a regular formula would. Thats a win/win in my book!
Ok, that's all I've got! What have you tried and loved recently?
disclosure : I received both the blush and mascara free of charge. A review was not asked for nor expected. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.