My Vanity + My Current Makeup Routine

My makeup routine changes depending on my mood obviously, and if my skin is more dry than normal. Plus, with the different seasons I like to change things up! Today I want to share what I am currently using, and finally show you my vanity area! 

My primer is 99% of the time my Sisley Double Tenseur, but I also like the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer. I always spritz my face with MAC Fix+ before my primer!

Right now, I am rotating my foundations. La Mer Soft Fluid (shade Natural 12), Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (Shade 4.5), and Dior Diorskin Forever (shade 020). After my Armani Power Fabric fiasco, I've decided to wait two weeks until I give my honest review of the Luminous Silk. 3 days in, and so far so good. Not dry, great everyday coverage without being too full. My La Mer foundation has skincare benefits, so I reach for that when I feel my skin needs it. If I want more full coverage, I'll go for my Dior Forever.

Concealer is still the same right now, going strong with my Tarte Shape Tape in shade "light neutral".

Setting powder is still my Laura Mercier Translucent, but I've added Givenchy Prisme Libre in shade 7. I apply this mat-finish enhanced radiance loose powder after I am completely done with my makeup, just before setting spray. I love the light scent, and how it brings everything together so beautifully. Definitely adds a lot of radiance. I love it!

For bronzer I have been using my Tom Ford ultimate bronzer in the shade "Terra". This is seriously such a gorgeous shade and wears all day.

My blush I've been using a lot lately is Marc Jacobs in "Kinks and Kisses".

Highlighter is my absolute favorite from Becca Cosmetics in shade "Champagne Pop".

Let's talk eyeliner real quick! I used to hate myself with eyeliner. Like, LOATHE. I'm not kidding. Now, I can't go without it. Not sure if this is a phase or what, but I feel I look so much better with a cat eye. My lashes look thicker with the black background, and I feel it opens my eyes! Recently picked up Stila stay all day and love it.

Mascara is typically It Cosmetics Superhero, but I also really like L'oreal Lash Paradise, and Cover Girl Peacock Flare.

For brows, I always use my It Cosmetics Brow power in "Universal Taupe".

The YSL Liquid Matte Lip Stain I'm applying in these photos are my new favorite. Last so long, and as the stain comes off its even rather than patchy and gross. If that makes sense?! ha ha. Anyways, for a true red, I have #12 and a perfect everyday nude/pink I have #7.

Last but certainly not least, I love Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray with Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.


Now, Let's talk about this stunning vanity desk. I am so grateful that the Frontage team sent this over. It holds all of my makeup, with room to spare, and adds a touch of elegant glam to our room. Due to the quality and style, I would highly recommend regardless of the fact that this was gifted to me. I am in no way shape or form required to speak highly of this piece unless I truly feel that way!



Cardigan in color "Silver" (SO soft and amazing!) \\ Good American denim (size down) \\ Double Scoop Tank top (I wear these so much I have 5 black and 5 white LOL) \\

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Gift Guide for the Homebody

I think this gift guide is going to be the easiest one for me. Chris and I are both the biggest homebodies you will ever meet, and we love it. Neither of us have ever been much for going out, or partying. Staying cozy at home is my thing, and Netflix and chill is our weekend motto.

First things first, soft loungewear. In the winter, I LOVE cozy socks and slippers. A nice blanket, or even this sleeping bag looks like heaven. I would throw that on the couch, climb in, and never leave again. Seriously! ha ha! I just bought these adorable pajamas... I couldn't help myself.

These sets from Sugarfina are so perfect. Come on, don't play with me like you don't enjoy good candy. You can't fool me! Chances are who you are gifting will love some too! It's one of those things that you don't really think to buy yourself, but freaking love getting it as a gift. Sugarfina is my sweet spot that makes me weak in the knees. Ooooh, if you haven't tried something from Sugarfina, you are missing out. Definitely brownie points for the cozy homebody that wants something sweet late at night.... or anytime of the day if you're like me.

I recently discovered bluetooth speakers, like this one from Bose. It's perfect to bring in the kitchen when your cooking, or outside on the porch with the kids, and even just relaxing on the couch. Not everyone has a surround sound system in their house, so this is perfect. My brother even uses his in the bathroom while he showers.

Candles are not just great for the scent, but for ambiance. Nothing better than lighting candles, turning down the lights, and relaxing. This Holiday scent from Nest smells amazing!

If you're a true homebody, this backrest pillow will speak to you on a spiritual level. I think it's also one of those gifts you don't want to purchase for yourself, but would get so much use out of and really enjoy.

Good headphones might not be something you think of, but after watching Chris with his Bose headphones being able to listen to music, or watch videos and movies without disturbing the rest of the house has turned me into a fan. I even got myself a pair!

Last but certainly not least, butter socks + this Barefoot Dreams cardigan = LIFE. I'm so serious when I tell you that every woman you gift either of these to will LOVE you! Your mom, sister, best friend, sister in law, grandmother.. the list goes on. Once you feel this cardigan in person, you will know what I'm talking about. Currently sitting in mine as I type this.

These socks are the perfect stocking stuffer or gift topper, and you can get 3 for $19. So, one for you and two for your friends! Perfect in your winter boots, or instead of slippers at home. I just picked myself up a pair after my friend at Nordstrom told me about them, and I can't believe I lived life without these.


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Sephora VIB Sale : What I Bought/ Would Buy

Giorgio Armani Power Fabric foundation is a new purchase, and so far I like it a lot. You all know that I love my La Mer foundation, and love it the best out of all three. Dior Forever is what I used in my recent Instagram makeup video - I also really like this foundation a lot. I think when deciding, there are different factors that you need to think about when deciding what is right for your skin type. If you have dry skin like me, La mer will be amazing for you! I love that each product has tons of information listed on Sephora! ***UPDATE*** The Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation did not end up working for me. If you have oily skin, it might work for you. I looked like a hot ass mess with this, and it totally separated from my skin, and made me look super dry and crusty along with highlighting all of my imperfections!

Tom Ford Ultimate bronzer in "Terra" is such a stunning color. This is pricey, but splurge worthy for sure. Lasts all day, blends beautifully, and the compact is great to have a mirror with you when you need it. The other two colors are very warm toned, so be careful unless you have darker skin tone/tan! You don't want to look like a Cheeto puff LOL.

Fenty Beauty Gloss bomb- Go ahead and try this on to be amazed! I LOVE a good gloss, and this did not disappoint. Thick without being sticky, and lasts longer than my other glosses. Great neutral color that would work on every skin tone. I also really like the light scent and taste.

YSL Liquid Matte Lip Stain #7 and #12 - This is a true red, and beautiful neutral pink for everyday wear. Feels like nothing on your lips, and lasts so long! I was very impressed with this.

SKII Facial Treatment Essence - This is not a new buy for me, but something I highly recommend. Along with the sheet masks!

Slip silk pillowcase - I bought this last Christmas and it's one of those things that you don't realize you need until you have it. When we were recently staying in Georgia, I forgot this and noticed a HUGE difference not only in my skin, but my hair. My products didn't absorb into my skin as well, and my hair was greasy quicker than ever! Highly recommend and also makes for a great gift.

YSL Touche Eclat blur primer and Too Faced Hangover primer -  On Wednesday, I asked on Instagram Stories for you all to recommend your favorite primers. YSL blur won first place, and Too Faced Hangover won second... so I bought both to try! Although my first and one true love will always be my Sisley primer, it's not realistic to keep repurchasing for $200 each time. I'll be sure to keep y'all updated when I decide which primer I end up liking the best!

Marc Jacobs Air Blush in "Kinks and Kisses" - Love this color and how beautifully this blends out. Also gives a nice glow! Was feature in my recent Instagram video here.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist - OBSESSED. If you want hydration and to look super glowing and dewy, you'll love this.

Sunday Riley Good Genes - You can read why I like this in my skincare post here.

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream - I first saw this in the chekout line a Sephora and laughed at the name. Ended up buying it after seeing it on one of my favorite beauty Youtubers video. Love this and love that the scent matches perfectly with my Donna Karen Cashmere Mist deodorant, Tom Ford Soleil Blanc, and Ralph Lauren Woman perfume.

It Cosmetics Superhero mascara- This is my secret weapon. Two coats and my lashes are huge!

I honestly have so many great products to recommend! Everything else is linked in the widget below! 

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Cozy by the Fire

If you're new here, I'm a cozy girl for life. If you've been with me for a while, you feel me, right? I'm pretty sure we're on the same page. I think my favorite part of Christmas and the colder weather, is the fact that I can get even more cozy. 

At home, I wear slippers everyday. Even if we didn't have tile throughout, I would still wear them daily! It's to the point now that I feel naked when I don't wear them. Typically, I'll purchase a cheaper pair a couple times throughout the year because I've worn them down, but I saw this adorable pair from UGG and saw the bottoms and immediately knew they would last me a long time. Not only are they super cute and cozy, they are durable. Yes, girl... YES! 

I know it's a little early for some of you to start thinking about Christmas, but in my recent poll I was shocked that SO many of you are ready and don't mind Holiday content and ideas this early. See, I knew we could be best friends in real life. 

Christmas to me is a huge deal. You all know that I typically start early with my tree, because I like to enjoy this season as long as I possibly can. For now, I'll start with gift ideas. What woman do you know that wouldn't be elated to get a pair of these under the tree? If you ask me, give me something cozy that I will actually wear and use! 

Bloomingdales has the cutest selection of winter accessories, so you know I couldn't pass up ordering this pom knit beanie and scarf. I'm actually headed over to Bloomingdales today to spend my $50 BMoney. You guys, I am not paid to tell you how much I love shopping here. Yes, I am beyond grateful that I get to partner with such an amazing brand, but you know I'm always honest with you. I have never shopped anywhere that rewards customers like Bloomingdales does. That's just my 2 cents! 

Anyways, I hope you all have had an amazing week so far! As always, thank you for reading! Love y'all! 


Thank you to Bloomingdales for partnering on this post.
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Fall Sweater for $39

Hey! We are back home in Florida, but had the best two weeks visiting my parents in GA where I used to live. The weather was amazing, and come on... look at these fall colors!! You don't get that down here. It's just palm trees and humidity. 

While away, I found so many amazing pieces for such great prices. One of them being this adorable bell sleeve sweater for only $39. This would be such a cute outfit for Thanksgiving, and you can wear it all the way into Christmas, and right into winter. Plus, it comes in 5 different colors. 

I'll be sharing my favorite affordable fall looks that you can mix and match on the blog tomorrow! 


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All About My Skincare

Let me start by saying that my skin tends to be dry, and sensitive.

Before I was able to balance my skin with the help of Tula, I was pretty much bouncing around from product to product. Don't get me wrong, I still love trying new things, but I now have a set routine that I know will always work for me. Especially if I do try something and my skin reacts negatively, I know that in just a short amount of time it will all go away if I go back to my usual routine.

Cleanse - I always cleanse twice. Once with my hands and then again with my clarisonic. If i'm wearing more eye makeup, or just more makeup in general that day I'll use micellar water before my first cleanse to get as much off as I can. This Tula purifying cleanser is the first wash that I've used that will clean everything off my face, leave it feeling clean, but not super dry and feeling like I've just stripped my natural oils right out of my skin. You know that feeling? I hate that! This is by far the best cleanser I've ever used.

In the morning, I'll use my Tula Kefir cleansing oil which I feel is super light and gets all of my serums and night creams off. If I didn't do an intense routine the night before, then I won't wash my face the next morning. Which is crazy, because I used to never be able to do that. My skin would always be so dry the next morning that I absolutely needed to basically start over and apply oils and moisturizer in the morning regardless of what I used the night before. Now, my skin is balanced and does not require as much work.

Tone - My absolute favorite I've ever used, surprise surprise is from you guessed it, Tula. The Pro-Glycolic Resurfacing Gel on a cotton pad is what I use before my serums. This toner is alcohol free, and uses probiotics and glycolic acid to balance your skins PH level. I really can't live without this. I noticed a huge difference in my skins hydration, and surface - it makes your face SO soft and smooth. I use this every morning and night.

After my toner, I use SKII Facial Treatment Essence. This is basically miracle water. There isn't a scent, and its super lightweight. You won't feel it on your skin, but it does wonders. Brightens, hydrates, smooths, evens skin tone, and stimulates the skin's natural renewal process. Powerful anti aging and hydrating properties. I use this every morning and night.

Serums / Anti-Aging - 

Tula Illuminating Serum - Love this lightweight serum that targets dark spots, hyper pigmentation, and dull skin. I use this morning and night, everyday.

Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme Night Oil - This is such an amazing product because it doesn't dry out my skin like my retinol cream does! There are nine plant based oils in this to replenish moisture and prevent irritation and flaking from the retinol. I definitely wake up with radiant skin when I use this.

Sunday Riley Good Genes - I tried this on the back of my hand in Sephora one day and was amazed. I can literally tell a difference in my skin the minute after I apply this. For me, this clarifies my skin, and smoothes fine lines while dramatically brightening and makes me glow like crazy. The dark spots on my cheeks are almost gone already from continued use! I use this on the nights that I do not use my retinol. About 3 nights a week.

Skin Ceuticals Retinol Refining Night Cream - My favorite retinol cream that I've tried. I only use once a week. If I want to use less of my CR retinol supreme night oil, I'll use this 2 nights a week instead. I like to be extra careful and not use too much retinol in my routine.

Moisture - 

Tula Hydrating Day & Night cream - First moisturizer to not break me out, and actually keep me hydrated without having to reapply multiple times. I use this every day.

La Mer moisturizing soft cream - This is very rich for my skin, so I only use a few times a week. Whenever I want that extra hydration, or before my primer when I'm applying makeup. I love the way it makes my skin look radiant and glow.

Goop Replenishing Night Cream - This cream is absolutely amazing. I remember the first night I tried it, and when I woke up my skin was super bright, hydrated, and plump. I'll use this every other night/ as needed throughout the week!

Eyes - 

Multi-Spectrum Eye Renewal Serum - I love the applicator for this, it feels really nice and cold. De-puffs my eyes, and makes my under eyes nice and smooth. I like to use this every morning, and a little bit before my eye cream at night.

Tula revitalizing eye cream - This is rich, but not greasy and does not break my sensitive eye area out at all. I have had such a problem with finding an eye cream that will hydrate my skin, but everything else I've used has left me with small little bumps around the eye area. This cream has helped so much with my dark circles and keeping the area moisturized to prevent wrinkles.

Blemishes -

The best spot control I've ever used, and cannot live without is from Evolue Skincare. The Clear Spot Control is amazing, and I use at the first sign of a blemish whether its under the skin or not, until the blemish disappears. I personally apply this onto my blemish every 3 hours during the day (give or take) and then once more before bed. I've had a huge blemish under the skin disappear in 2 days without ever turning into a scab or scar.

[[ I need to quickly say, what I share will not work for everyone. Your skin is not the exact same as mine. I can only share what I love and have found to work for me and my skin type, but please do not hold anyone at fault if any of these products do not work for you. ]]

There it is, my friends! My skincare routine finally revealed. I'll be sharing a post on my favorite face masks next. Let me know your thoughts or questions down below!

Don't forget to use code LITTLEBLONDE for 20% off skincare from Tula, and LITTLEBLONDE15 for 15% off supplements. 


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