My Make-Up Bag Essentials

I have mentioned that I love make-up before.  I think I started wearing it when I was 12…..but really remember at about five-years-old sneaking into my moms make-up bag and making myself ‘pretty’ with blue eye shadow (thank you 1980’s)! My look had refined a little since then…..and after wearing it for more then 20 years, I have figured out a few products that are truly timeless and I will probably wear for the next 20 years.

Some of my favorite products are high end, but some of my all-time favorites are from the drug store and under $10! Some might be under $5! It is all about figuring out what works best for you and your lifestyle.

Most days my make-up routine can be done in about four minutes and does not include lipstick. I try to keep it simple. Here is what you can usually find in my make-up bag!

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L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black, 0.26 Fluid Ounce

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Elf Baked Eye shadow Trio

Cover Girl Perfect Point PLUS Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Wear Even Finish Foundation

 

Mac Studio Finish Concealer

Mac Powder Blush

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Last Minute Gift Guide For The Women In Your Life

I’m sure by this time of the year you have finished shopping for the kiddos….but did you forget about some of the most important women in your life? Mom? Best friend? Work colleague? Don’t worry! You’re not alone! Here are a few of my favorite things.  Best part? Everything on here is under $25.00 and will be shipped for free within three business day! So, don’t delay! {Affiliate Links}

MOM

DO NOT….I repeat DO NOT forget this person.  This is the person who has and will do anything for you.  This is my mom’s favorite perfume brand.  It looks and smells luxurious.

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BEST FRIEND

She is the girl you tell anything! You can vent and complain….and she still thinks you are awesome.  Show her some love with this sweet nail polish set. I love these colors for the holidays and beyond (classic red is always in).

 

nail-polish

 

FAVORITE WORK FRIEND

Do you have someone at work that you sneak away with for coffee? She will help you out in a pinch? I have never tried bath salts before these…..but these are one of my favorite go-to’s for relaxing! She might need it after working late (helping you meet your deadline).

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MOMMY-BESTIE

We all have one, right? We can show up at her house with your kiddos and no make-up. She will feed you coffee and not judge you for suggesting you turn on the long Mickey Mouse episode so you can take a break from your kids.  She needs one too. She will need this body scrub to brighten her up and hide the fact that she didn’t get any sleep last night either.
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YOUR BABYSITTER

This person is often overlooked….and she is such an important woman (or young woman) in your life! Don’t take her for granted! If your kids love her, you should love her too. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on her, but show her that you appreciate her.  I love this lip gloss kit.

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