August 18, 2019

5 Minute Minimal Makeup with First Aid Beauty!

Summer in the city means quick and easy makeup that won't slide around! For those of us with oily or combination skin type, this can feel like an impossible ask. Luckily, First Aid Beauty has come up with a tinted moisturizer that seriously fits the bill! I'm really excited about this product, and even more excited that I found this bad boy at Marshall's for a huge discount.

For the quickest and easiest out-the-door makeup, I present : this video! Are you a fan of the minimal look?

products mentioned:
L' Oreal Infallible Matte-lock primer
First Aid Beauty Tinted Moisturizer in Fair
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact in Fair
Marc Jacobs Omega Bronze
Becca MASSIVE brush
Pat McGrath Fetish Eyes mascara
Blistex medicated lip balm

August 12, 2019

Balzac et les fleurs d'été : Madewell and Balzac Paris make for the perfect summer-casual work outfit!

Since starting my new job as head librarian, I have felt the need to update my look a bit. I wear longer skirts and dresses, more tailored tops, and way less makeup. Except for that last point, I never wore anything too far in the other direction. But! I find myself saying goodbye to the days of jeans, leggings and anything sweatshirt material. I ended up finding my new wardrobe more comfortable and more me than anything I'd worn before, but it's still a big change from college-me who lived in fandom t-shirts and cut off shorts over tights and leather leggings galore!

This outfit right here is actually a bit of a mix between my past-comfy and current-comfy! It's a bit shorter than my more recent purchases, but I think it still feels profesh thanks to the long sleeves, subtle tailoring around the v-neck and the waist. I picked it up on sale at Madewell last spring and feel like the green really brings out the color of my eyes! In addition to going super well with the flowers on the dress, these sunwashed pink suede sneakers are my favorite casual addition to an outfit. They're from my favorite French brand, Balzac Paris (video to come soon!). The velcro makes me feel like I'm in pre-k in the best possible way.

^this is what I mean when I say less makeup- hello freckles! I still love makeup, but my approach is a lot more enhancing features I love, rather than "full-glam." Plussss, I look all of 16 without any makeup on, which is not great for a professional environment. 

What are your favorite ways to mix classic and casual? 

August 11, 2019

No Foundation MOTD : Skincare and Minimal Makeup Routines for Summer!

Name that video! in which video have we seen this before? 😊

This feels like a bit of an old school skincare and makeup video! I figured I'd keep it simple with the filming/editing for this foundation-less makeup day!

My skincare in this video is anything but simple, but I had a bunch of time on my hands and figured I'd indulge (especially with my gua sha stone *heart eyes*). How many steps do you usually put into your skincare?

Let me know if you have any questions about products used in this video!