A few weeks ago I was discussing lipstick and my ongoing issues with it. On one hand I love how lipstick looks, a bold lip can really make an outfit pop. On the other hand I hate how messy it can be. Lipstick comes off on everything from my glass to my cheek. That was when Tiffany reached out and asked me if I wanted to try out LipSense. I had heard about LipSense and was very intrigued by the idea of a lipstick that stays all day long. Not only does it stay but it doesn’t come off on anything.
A new season is about to come and that means time to reevaluate my beauty routine. Every spring I deep clean my house so why not deep clean my face. Meijer sent me a box of new beauty products to try out and I definitely fell in love with a few of them. Let’s start with face masks. L’Oreal has come out with some fabulous face masks, I tried two of them out the L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask Detox + Brighten made of 3 pure clays and charcoal and the L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate and Refine Pores made of 3 pure clays and red algae.
Do you ever see a photo of a woman in bright red lipstick and she looks amazing so you think I am going to wear red lipstick. Then you do it and you feel like a clown? Yeah me too. At least that was how I felt with any lipstick for years. For years I seriously only wore nude lip colors, I just felt so awkward with bold color on my lips.
I am not altogether sure what changed, maybe it was just me becoming more comfortable in my own skin but eventually lip stick and I became friends. Even though we are now friends I still reserve lipstick for special occasions (and photo shoots of course) but I still want color everyday.
This is a sponsored post written for Neutrogena. I was compensated and provided complimentary products for this post. All opinions are my own.
The gifts of winter… chapped hands, dry throat and frizzy hair! Every year I battle all 3 and while I can never fully get away from them I can manage these beauty burdens. As a mom, I feel like the chapped hands are so much worse than ever before. I wash my hands 2-3 times more often as a mom and all that harsh soap and water really does a number on my hands. Just the other day I realized I had not been using lotion regularly and my hands were so chapped they hurt.
Every woman has a beauty routine that they follow, products they love and use every day. When I travel, I want to take all my favorite beauty products with me, in an orderly and pretty way. Tartan+ Twine cosmetic bags are not only functional they are fashionable. I fell in love with the Gwynn Check print, it comes on a wide variety of cosmetic bags including the fabulous Weekender, a must have cosmetic bag for women who travel.