Must Have Eye Make-Up Products

 

Eyeliner MAC– I am a huge fan of the MAC ‘Pro Long” Eyeliner. It is easy to apply and has a creamy feel to it. This is what I typically wear on a day to day basis.

Brushes MAC– I’ve learned that brushes are an investment. They are one of the makeup tools that go hand in hand with, ‘what you pay for is what you get’. Over the years I have stocked up on my brushes but they are something I use almost everyday! I recommend the MAC ones because they are great quality, have tremendous bristles, are easy to clean, and very reliable!

Mascara Mary Kay– I’ve been a Mary Kay mascara fan for about eight years now! I am convinced that I will never find another mascara that I love more than this one! Sometimes I believe that it’s not so much about the mascara but it’s more about the brush you use to apply it. We all have different eyelashes and styles, but for me this is my go-to! I always recommend the Lash Love because it’s not water proof (easily comes off without damaging your lashes), it doesn’t clump, and it has wonderful volume!


Eyelash Curler Sephora– I have been on the hunt for years now for a good eyelash curler. I use to use a Mary Kay one and when it broke I couldn’t find any that worked quite as well.

Beige Shimmer Brow Enhancer Sephora – I use this to make a distinct line between my eyebrows and eyelashes. Since I typically wear shimmer eye shadows I chose the beige shimmer color. When applying it be careful not to press too firmly. You want the line to be minimal and not too noticeable.

Eyebrow Gel Cream Lancome– I walked into Sephora and asked, “what’s the best thing I can use to make my eyebrows look fuller, yet still natural?” she led me to this Lacome product and I am officially obsessed! I went with the ‘Taupe’ that’s about one shade darker than my natural eyebrow. This color gives me a little more definition and adds a little more drama to my eyes! I love it!

Eyebrow Brush Anastasia– This brush was recommend by someone at Sephora and it is wonderful! There are two different style tips. I use one of the ends to apply my gel cream. The bristles are thin which creates small strokes of the gel giving you a very natural look!  The other end I use to brush my eyebrows. It use to seem silly to me why anyone would brush their eyebrows then a makeup artists once asked me, “would you leave your house without brushing your hair?” That really stuck with me and ever since then I’m a believer in taming those eyebrows! Snag this brush to apply your eyebrow gel and brush, brush, brush!

Brushstroke Liner MAC– Trade your liquid eyeliner in for this brushstroke liner and you won’t regret it! I use this product for applying my eyeliner on my top lid. It has a brush tip that makes precision easier when applying the eyeliner. I’ve also noticed this liner dries quicker than other ones I have tried before! That’s a feature I really like since I am always in a hurry!

*** May the wings of your eyeliner always be even and the only drama you enjoy is in your lashes!***

xoxo, T

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Nighttime Skin Routine with Enza Essentials

Today, for the first time ever, I am going to be discussing my skin care routine! I know I normally chat with y’all about clothes, fashion, and jewelry so this a little outside of my norm! However, I’ve received a couple questions about this topic over the past couple of months so I figured it was time to share! I am going to try to answer all the questions y’all have had and please let me know if you have any more.

Over the past year I have been trying to take better care of my skin. In my new years resolution post and the college letter I wrote to myself (blog post) I said, “I wish I took better care of my skin!”  Now, with Enza Essentials, I am feeling better than ever about my skin, especially around my facial area! I started using the Complete Sustaining System regimenabout a month ago and have slowly started seeing great results! I am going to take you all through a step-by-step night time routine. This way you can see what products I use, how I apply them, and what areas they target.

Step 1: Sustaining Cleanser 

This cleanser is a lightweight gel that lifts away the makeup and dirt from your skin. It helps maintain a natural level of moisture and softens the skin. I noticed after using this my skin is more smooth and feels very nourished.

Step 2: Fine Facial Polish

I use this product twice a week since it is a scrub. It contains rice bran that absorbs oil from your skin. The salicylic acid in the polish also helps exfoliate your pores. They say you can use this product as a mask but I haven’t yet! I bet it would be great to leave on a for a bit then scrub off!

Step 3: Cool Sustaining Toner

I highly recommend using a toner! This is a product that will help tone and texture your skin! It replenishes, brightens, and revitalizes your skin. I want smooth, blemish-free skin, so I use this constantly. I’ve noticed it helps balance my coloring, sun spots, and softens some scarring I have.

Step 4: Glycol Serum

The second to last steps helps offer a mild exfoliation. The serum includes aloe vera, vitamin A, and vitamin E. It works to refine your skin and hydrate it.

Step 5: Sustaining Glow Creme

I’ve heard so many myths about applying moisturizer to your skin after using a regimen. “Don’t use that it will clog your pores.” “The heavy lotion will just cause more breakouts.” I got to the point where I actually started listening to the reviews and my skin suffered.  Ladies, it’s so important to use a creme in the morning and night. Your skin needs hydration! It’s important to find the right creme for your skin and apply it correctly.

I also have a morning routine that I use with the Enza Essential products. It consists of 4 steps (sustaining cleanser, cool sustaining toner, vitamin C serum, and advanced SPF protection). Applying the Vitamin C serum helps hydrate my skin and the SPF is a skin protector. My dermatologist once told me if their is any product I should apply in the morning it should be SPF. We never realize how damaging the sun can keep and what times we are exposed. Just driving down the road in your car can cause sun exposure and you probably don’t even realize it! My tip to y’all – wear the sunscreen!


You can shop the Enza Essential collections at their website, www.enza.com. When you receive your regimen you will also get a folder that contains everything you need to know! I found the product sheets and information very helpful! It shares what ingredients are in each product, the purpose of them, and the benefits you are receiving!

If y’all have any more questions about today’s post please send them my way or comment below!

Have a great weekend!

T

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Instagram Posts

Denim Dress

DRESS: Tobi   SANDALS: Jack Rogers  HAT: ASOS

DRESS: Lush (still available in other colors and sizes) WALLET: Tory Burch

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DRESS: Red Dress Boutique

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ACCESSORIES: Baublebar — Link Bracelet  /  Morse Code Bracelet  /  Ring

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ROMPER: Zaful  CARD HOLDER: Kate Spade

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EARRINGS: Baublebar  NECKLACE: Kate Spade (linking another initial one)

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DRESS: Bloomingdale’s  SHOES: Steve Madden  BRACELETS: Bourbon And Boweties

PLANNER: Sugar Paper  MOUSE: Apple  MOUSEPAD: Threshold  STAPLER: Nate Berkus  SCISSORS: Sullivans  TAPE DISPENSER: Kate Spade (similar one)  PENCIL CUP: Kate Spade  BALLOON DOG: Interior Illusions

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DRESS: SheIn  PURSE: Rebecca Minkoff  BRACELET: Cara Couture

PERFUME: Funny by Moschino

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PHONE CASE: Urban Outfitters  SUNGLASSES: Le Specs

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COUNTOURING FLAT BRUSH: NARS  BLUSH: MAC  BRONZING POWDER: MAC

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SHOES: Jack Rogers

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SWIMSUIT: Kandy Couture  CUP: United Monograms

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BRUSH: DryBar  LIPSTICK: MAC 

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PLATFORM CLOGS: Sam Edelman

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SHIRT: Trevor James

TUMBLR: Teami

MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY: Urban Decay (& 1.0 oz bottle)  BRACELETS: David Yurman / Pandora  RING: David Yurman

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RAD Soap

Shop the RAD SOAPS Collection HERE

Rad Soaps is a small, family owned business run by two brothers & their mother, in upstate New York. All their products are crafted by hand, all-natural, non GMO, gluten free, vegan friendly, and made in the U.S.A.! When making their soaps the use a new process called, “The Rad Process”, which is a combination of a hot/cold process that allows them to create bars of soap within 24 hours!  They have recently partnered with Death Wish Coffee and currently hold the world’s most caffeinated body-care!! how cool, right!?  they also won the Intuit Quickbooks Super Bowl Ad beating out 15,000 small businesses!!

I have truly loved each of these products and highly suggest giving them a try!! They can also make for great gift boxes for any occasion!!

Emerald City Shuga-Bubs

This may now very well be my all time favorite scrub! For starters, the smell is so so fresh!! and the aroma fills my bathroom leaving a trace of cucumber- which I love 😉  The exfoliating beads in the soap are also great– love the moisturizing touch! also, did I mention it has Japanese matcha tea infused in it!!!  pour on those antioxidants and heel your skin!!

American Beauty Youth Preserving Cream

I received this RAD soap box last week & have used this youth cream twice! It’s going to be my goal to keep it in my weekly routine as a full moisturizer! it’s ingredients are all natural and the blend helps aid in promoting healthy skin!

Chaga Antioxidant Natural Body Bar

So I after I shot this blog post I left this bar of soap sitting on the counter.. no joke, when I got back home it had my bathroom smelling the best it’s ever smelt!  the citrus scent is addicting and you won’t be able to get enough of this bar!! It’s an all around great cleansing soap!

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Eye Makeup

Anastasia Brow Gel  |  Anastasia Brow Wiz

For all you eyebrow lovers out there, these 2 things need to be your next purchase!  I apply the brow wiz pencil first, which is great for coloring in your brows! It gives you the perfect color, definition, and brings details to your eyes!! Brush first with one end, then color with the other! After that I use the tinted brow gel to add fullness and highlights to my brow hair! I never used this product before but after this week I never want to walk out of the house without it!! It does a great job filling in brow hairs & shapes them perfectly!

MAC Eyeliner 

ever since I started wearing eyeliner, in like 8th grade, I’ve been committed to the MAC brand. I just love the pixel look it leaves on my eyes, the creamy texture of it, how it lasts all day, and is averrable in so many colors!

MAC Eye Brushes 

It’s so important to use the right brush when it comes to applying eyeshadows or eye makeup.  To get the look you want, blend perfectly, and mix & match your colors, make sure you read up on what brush to use and when.  I know over the past couple of years I have been lazy when applying my shadows, but just recently I was taught by a makeup artist on how to use various brushes.  It really does make a world of difference!

Glamour Volume Boosting Lashes

Want fuller lashes!? Want your eyes to pop!? try boosting eye lashes!!!! I love, love, love, love them! the extra length and definition can really bring attention to your eyes! and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to look into beautiful eyes!  &&& these photograph so well!  If you have any big events coming up, these are your go to!

 

 

Let me know if you have any questions!! Shoot me an email, comment below, or dm me on instagram! happy to help with all the “eye” tips I can give (or try to haha)

Happy Tuesday!!! xoxo, T

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Lip colors, Lip Shades, Lipsticks

Gold Lipstick Stand

repeat after me.. “I can never have too many lipsticks.. the more options, the better” & I whole heartedly believe that.. I am a sucker for new lip colors, lipsticks, lip pencils, and lip gloss.. it takes me a while to go through each tube, but I get bored wearing the same ones over & over again… so I always end up buying more & convincing myself it’s a good thing because I like switching it up!  Below are some of my all time favorites & ones that I highly recommend!

MAC Favorites

Sephora Favorites

  • Rouge Cream Lipstick — I am a sucker for the color Magnetism! it’s the perfect dark brown shade, with a hint of sheer/sparkle! I wore it all winter long, but still looks great with summer outfits if you want a dramatic look!
  • Cream Lip Stain – want a long lasting look?? try this!!! for real though.. I wear my red lip stain at work & will stay one for the whole duration of our shoots.. it’s impressive!
  • Marc Jacobs Lip Creme Lipstick 
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Younique Product Review

shop these products at www.yourlashdoctor.com

Woodstruck 3DFiber Lashes 
my mom has always told me never leave the house with two things, your lip gloss & your mascara… (cause let’s be honest, we never really know when we might need it) & if you are like me, living on the go, constantly.. then this mascara is your go to!! first and foremost, I am little obsessive when it comes to my eyelashes. the first thing i notice about people are their eyes, because its where we first look upon a conversation.. so I have this fettish with keeping my eyelashes in check! Since I have brownish/blondish hair, I like dark mascara that has a WOW factor. These lashes have just that. this lash formula is enhanced, the new brush is perfect, and it keeps my lashes looking voluminous! and the more volume the better!!

Stiff Upper Lip Stain
when I am working I probably change my lip color 15 times.. and when I am shooting blog posts I am normally in a hurry, throwing on my makeup, and applying my lip wear in the car.. so this upper lip stain has been a savior! It is easy to apply, immediately stains, and keeps a budge-free, tinted, long-lasting look on your lips!

Woodstruck Precision Brow Liner
my eyebrows have a blonde tint to them and wear I a lot of eye makeup, they kinda get lost. So when Rachel reached out to me and asked what products I wanted to try, I knew this was a definite yes.  I have the light shade and love it because it keeps my eyebrows looking very natural and it matches my hair color.  This liner also gives more shape and definition to my eyebrows, which also adds more attention to my eyes.  I think everyone should give it a shot, no matter what style, length, or color eyebrows you may have.

Splurge Cream Shadow
the first step in my makeup routine is applying a cream that keeps my eyeshadow in tact. I have always used MAC, but the color of this plunge cream is so fun, I never want to take it off. The color is “extravagant” which reflects a musty gold, orange to it! I think it’s going to be great to wear this fall and into the holidays, with or without eyeshadow on top of it!

If you have any questions, please feel free to send them my way.
& remember to follow @mrsmmudbug on instagram & check out her website! she is a strong promoter of younique products & can hook you up with any of your needs!
Happy Wednesday :))  & Happy Makeup 🙂

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MAKEUP Monday!

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Monday morning comes way too early for me & I am sure I am not the only one!

When I woke up today I went over my to do list in my head– make it to work on time, start my summer class, start packing for the weekend, go to the grocery, finish laundry, get my nails done (with my roomie- it’s our weekly date), and etc.

But first things first.. Getting ready in the AM!!!
My make-up desk is where my day starts, so today I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite products that are my everyday game-changers & some of my favorite tips that might come in handy for you!

***Links will take you directly to the site! (Adding a new feature ;))
1. Tory Burch Lipstick/gloss Bag
2. Eyelash Curler- Mary Kay (I have never found a better one than this!! It gets the job done!)
3. Lipsticks- My favorite ones are MAC, but MaryKay also has a great selection!! My favorite lip pencil is from MAC, called Pro Long Wear
4. MAC Bronzing Powder (apply this very last after my base & powder)
5. MAC Mineralize Powder– (apply this after base) Leaves my skin finish looking very natural!
6. MAC Powder Blush– I am trying a new one called Fleur Power but Blush Baby is my fav!
7. Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara– I must have tried over a million mascaras before I discovered this one!! Now I am never going back!
8. Mary Kay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover– whoever invented this is a genius!
9. Sephora Brush Cleaner– I clean my brushes once a week. It can make all the difference!
10. Amazing Cosmetics Concealer– There is nothing worse than when I get a blemish on my face.. this stuff is my savior!! covers literally ANYTHING up!!! I encourage everyone to invest in a tube of this!
11. MAC Pro longwear Paint Pot– I put this on before I apply my eyeshadow. It helps keep my eye makeup fresh throughout the day & allows it to stay on longer. I use the paint pot called BARE STUDY. It’s a perfect neutral color!
12. MAC Eyeshadows
13. MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation – I use this brush to apply – Duo Fibre Foundation Brush
14. MAC Brushes
15. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Contour (Lightscapade)– After applying my face make up (foundation, powder, blush), I use this for contouring (above my cheekbones) & it highlights my face perfectly- it is my new FAVORITE MAC product!
16. Makeup Beauty Storage (Pottery Barn Teen) this can make for a great graduation gift!
17. MAC Eyeliner – My favorite eyeliners are Fascinating White (I apply this to the bottom inside of my eye, right above my bottom lashes– I think it helps your eyes POP), Bountiful Brown, & Engraved Black.

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