Natural and Glowing Everyday Makeup Routine





Okay guys, I have nailed down my favorite routine that I think I have ever done. It's what I wear 99% of the time when I do my makeup, and its SO GLOWY AND DEWY. If you know me, then you know I LIVE for a glow.

First, I like to prime my skin with Sisley Instant Glow Primer. This stuff is amazing! Too Faced Hangover is also really great.

[[** Using a damp beauty blender, spray Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skinmist onto your blender before applying your foundation and concealer! **]]

For foundation, I have so many favorites. BUT, I am here for the Tarte Shape Tape Foundation. Like, living for, and bowing down to this damn foundation. If you saw my Instagram Stories today, you know whats up! Flawless coverage, not sticky, not too heavy, blends out easily and evenly, and makes you GLOW baby. I'm shade "Light Neutral", and I use the hydrating formula. If you are oily, try the matte formula!

Conceal my under eyes with It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under-eye. I use shade light! This hides my dark circles like a champ without drying out, creasing or caking my under eye area. I used to use the Tarte Shape Tape concealer but my eyes were not loving it anymore. I've got too dry of skin, so I need something hydrating.

Next, I set with Lancome Absolue Radiant Smoothing Powder in "Absolute Peche". Use the damp beauty blender that you used to apply your foundation and concealer without making it more damp. It should feel mostly damp inside now, and not wet. Lightly stipple (don't rub!) the powder all over your face and watch the magic happen. It's heaven, I know.

For blush, I am currently using Nars Highlighting Blush in "Free Soul". I believe this is limited, so grab it while it's available. You guys, it's gorgeous!

For bronzer, I'm still using my Tom Ford Ultimate Bronzer in shade "Terra", but my MAC bronzer is pretty great too! I use medium/dark in that one.

Using my beauty blender, I blend my Becca highlighter in shade "Champagne Pop". Someone suggest a highlighter that's better or just as good and I'll try it! I just haven't found another one yet!

For my brows, I love the Hourglass Volumizing Arch Brow gel in "Soft Brunette". This is a new-to-me product that I instantly fell in love with.

For my shadow - I'm still getting tons of questions pretty regularly, and here is your answer my darlings.... Laura Mercier eye stick in "Au Natural" is my everyday color. You just swipe it on your lids and gently tap to blend. SO easy.

For eyeliner, I love IT Cosmetics Superhero liner. Its the best Ive tried in terms of application and longevity. You already know my favorite mascara is the Superhero mascara, also from IT Cosmetics.

Set with Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist to plump you up and glow, girl. I also love my Urban Decay setting spray, but I am keeping this one from Dermalogica in my purse from now on!

Finish everything off with Bare Minerals Buttercream Lip Gloss in shade "Totally". The perfect everyday nude! 

I hope this is helpful and can answer your questions! If not, leave me your questions, comments, concerns below :) Love y'all! 

xx



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Band Tee









Not long ago, I mentioned in my Instagram Stories that I was tired of feeling like I had to change how I dressed after becoming a mother. It felt like an unwritten rule to me, that I had to ditch my more bohemian tendencies and go with something more girly, and "appropriate". After having so many of you reach out afterwards to thank me for talking about it, I actually felt better know I was not alone in those feelings. I'll remind you again right here and now, to never change who you are and always do what you love no matter what. Your children will love you regardless, and people are going to judge you no matter what. It's unfortunately human nature, so if they aren't judging you based on your clothing choices, it will be something else. Might as well be happy and do you!

Anyways, It's been a constant struggle for me to stick with one style. I gravitate towards so many things. That might be a hot pink pair of flats, a floral dress, a band tee, ripped denim, or a flouncy skirt. If I'm attracted to it, I'll probably wear it. Remember when I went through my dress phase this past spring/summer? I was super inspired by West Palm Beach and it was ridiculously hot in South Florida. That was me. This is still me.

While I admire bloggers or non/bloggers out there that can stick to one sense of style, it's OK to love many different styles and change things up.

If you are feeling like you want to try something new, GO FOR IT.

Love you guys!!

xx

Rolling Stones tee \\ Theory cardigan (sold out) [ Just ordered this one! ] \\ L'Agence denim (obsessed, can't take them off! Ran big for me) \\ Isabel Marant booties, similar option for less here , also love this option for spring! \\ Rag & Bone hat \\ St. Eve Jewelry hoop earrings



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So Basic













Not sure if it's obvious yet or not, but I wear a lot of the same items repeatedly. Like, A LOT.  For starters, I reach for this pair of Good American denim 99% of the time. They fit like a glove (size down one size) and do not stretch out. The only reason I would have to wash them is if they are dirty.. which is a plus for me. I hate when my pants stretch out and look saggy in the ass. Not cute.

I also really love my 7 For All Mankind B air denim. I love the fit, black color, and slight distressing. Its not too much, but just enough. The ankle length is also great for booties, flats and sneakers!

I purchased this oversized cardigan back in October or November and wore it SO much. Surprisingly, it has held up really well, and only $69 doll hairs.

This babydoll henley top is a new purchase and quickly became a favorite. I love that it's slightly longer in the back and the material weight is perfect, which means it drapes beautifully! I took my normal size.

I'm going to go ahead and link the rest of my favorite basics in the widget bar below to keep this from becoming a novel!

xx



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My Babies First Snow









Well, I finally got my wish! Chris woke me up early this morning and told me it had really snowed. Half asleep, I rolled over and fell back to sleep. Not long after, it had finally registered what he said, and I leaped out of bed like the inner 6 year old on Christmas morning I am. Ah, you guys! It was SO beautiful. Granted, we didn't get tons of it, but it was fun to see everything covered in a fresh, white blanket! 

We were outside almost all day, in and out of the house as frequently as possible. Too cold, with a frigid wind chill to stay out continuously, so we were in and out of the house just long enough to warm up and head back out. From using the blow dryer to warm the kids little red, frozen hands to making hot soup and snuggling all day... it was the best.

Originally, I had intended to dress up all cute in my faux fur coat and ripped denim, but the lazy hit me and I just wanted my leggings and what would truly keep me warm. #cozygirlforlifey'all 

Much to my surprise, these Frye boots really impressed me today. I obviously bought them for the style, but had no idea they would keep my feet warm, and dry without getting ruined in the snow. Winning. Be sure to size up at least a half size if you need a cute "hiker" style boot!

Anyways, I'm off to cook my famous potatoes and sip some wine. Did you have a snow day today too? Or was it just a regular ole Wednesday?? 

xx



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Swim Too Deep














Potentially photo overload here, but I was LIVING for the sunshine. It was SO beautiful yesterday, so I finally got my ass out of the house (just a few feet from the house but you get it). This has been the sweater of the season, and for good reason. You'll literally live in it!
If you see me out and about, I'm probably wearing this outfit, or something similar just with leggings instead of denim. 

Anyways, I've been extremely inspired by the outdoors as of late, and have been busy planning some fun blog ideas. Do you think Spring fashion would be something interesting to see? I'm totally still bundling up as winter is not yet over, but I'm freaking out over all of the new spring arrivals and craving the summertime here in Georgia. I can't wait to go out on the boat at the lake, and show my babies where I grew up! 

What about you? Are you feeling Spring yet? Or are you still interested in winter fashion?? Let ya girl know! 

xx

Swim Too Deep Pullover (Wearing size small, definitely could have gone with an XS too!)  \\ Mother Denim (I've had these for years and they are still a staple!!)  \\ Rag & Bone hat ( I have both colors and this is my absolute favorite hat I own)  \\ Isabel Marant boots 

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Dining and Living Room Before
















Today I wanted to start with our dining room and living area before photos. So you can follow along on the progress, and see all of the changes. Especially with the different seasons and holidays! Don't worry, I'll have kitchen photos next. Our hot water heater is currently frozen, so I can't wash the dirty dishes in the sink LOL. Otherwise, I would have added those into this post as an entire "first floor before". I suppose a Kitchen and laundry room duo will have to be together next time!


I'm obsessed with all of the bright, natural light we have in this home. It gives me more energy, and allows us to skip the lamps during the day. The white walls make me super happy, so I decided to carry that through to the living room. It was a mint/pale/light blue when we moved in. 

I also love how all of my furniture finally "belongs" somewhere. Makes my heart SO happy! 


Dining Room Sources 

Reclaimed Dining Table c/o Joss and Main [ This is a very heavy, and absolutely stunning table! Unsealed so you will need to seal before use or use table cloth when eating!] \\ Dining Chairs  \\ Anthropologie mirror [size XS] \\ Console Table purchased from Home Goods \\ Wood beads purchased from Sugarboo & Co , purchase a similar one online here \\ Bonjour wire script 


Living Room Sources

Coffee Table \\ Lattice Flokati Rug [size 8 x 10] \\ Couch from City Furniture \\ Ikea Farlov chair \\ Home Goods wood side table \\ Ballard Designs lamp \\ Home Goods picture frames \\ Faux fur throw \\ Floral pillow \\ Shag Puff pillows \\ Tray and basket on coffee table both from Home Goods \\ Mirrored media cabinet purchased from Home Goods




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