Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hair and Beauty Bag

hair and beauty, short hairstyle, shadowed root, balayage highlights, beauty on a budget

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a great start to your week! The first day of school was a success and today is going to be great. Olivia doesn't go to school today since the other half of her kindergarten class starts today. So instead, she got to plan a day of fun for the two of us. I told her we could do anything she wanted and guess what she picked?! She asked to go to Target and eat at Chipotle for lunch. Haha and I'm excited about her picks!

Today, I'm sharing what's currently on rotation in my beauty bag and details about my current cut/color! 

1. Cream Lip Stain | I shared this lip color in my last Currently Loving post. I discovered this product from a sample that Sephora sent me in the mail. I've worn it several times in my Instagram stories and I always get asked what color I'm wearing. The color is called Pink Tea and it looks fairly brown in the container but the color when it's applied is the prettiest neutral. It also lasts all day! 

2. Powder Foundation | I have been using this powder for over a year and I still love it. I discovered it from an Influenster box and have continued to purchase it. I use a layer of it on top of my BB Cream and it leaves my skin looking flawless. Such a great product and a great price!

3. Mascara | I reviewed this mascara at the beginning of the summer and it's the only one I use now. Products that you go have to change out often (like mascara), I don't like to spend a ton of money on so I am so excited that I love this affordable option. Read more of my review here.

4. BB Cream | I have also reviewed this BB Cream before in this post and I am still absolutely loving it! It evens out my skin tone and makes my sun spots magically disappear. Magic in a tube and it's under $10.

5. Eye Shadow | Like I mentioned above, I don't splurge on items that I go through quickly or need to replace often. However, I do splurge on eye shadow palettes because they seem to last forever. This is my all time favorite palette and definitely worth splurging on!

6. Bronzer, Highlighter, and Blush Palette | This palette is also one of my splurges but it's also worth the price. I brush the bronzer on my cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead then I add the blush to my cheeks and finish off with the highlighter on my eye lids, nose, cheeks, and chin. This palette gives me just enough color and I love it!

7. Makeup Remover Wipes | I love this makeup remover wipes and they are so cheap! The wipe is thick and they don't dry out easily. 

8. Eyeliner | I have been using this eyeliner literally for over ten years. When I was in college, I started experimenting with eyeliner and I have been using the same one ever since. I usually wear the black onyx color. Also another great beauty product that's budget friendly.

I also wanted to share my most recent cut, color, and style by the amazing Kahli Markham at Renew.   I have to get my hair colored on an eight week schedule because I've had some gray hair since I was 18. Not fun and it seems like I have even more gray hair every time. I really hope that is not going to be the norm for me! My hair is naturally pretty dark and she does the best job lightening it up for me to get the look I want. She also does a shadowed root so that my regrowth looks more natural and also did balayage highlights. I love how my color turned out! My cut is an angled bob (that she just trimmed up because I'm letting my hair grow out) and she curled it with a 1.25 inch curling iron. I wish she could come to my house and style my hair for me every day. If you are looking for a new stylist, she will be accepting new clients starting in January.

hair and beauty, short hairstyle, shadowed root, balayage highlights, beauty on a budget

hair and beauty, short hairstyle, shadowed root, balayage highlights, beauty on a budget

hair and beauty, short hairstyle, shadowed root, balayage highlights, beauty on a budget

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great day!



  1. Your hair color is so beautiful! I also love that mascara!

  2. These are all great picks!! Love the Naked palette! And your hair looks amazing!! I've been wanting to color my hair again. Where is your colorist located? XO ~Anna www.pepperedinstyle.com

  3. oh wow your hair looks so fab!! I love it.

    Chloe xx

  4. The Sephora Lip Cream is one of my favorite formulas!

  5. Love this cut and style on you, so perfect! Also, I'm obsessed with that Naked palette, it's the perfect smokey eye collection.

    Emily B. | TheTravelingBlonde.com