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skin foundation stick– I recently picked up some of this to try… My skin has been super dry and red lately, so I wanted to switch to something moisturizing with slightly more coverage.  I’ve only used it once thus far, but I like it!

ruffle pullover – super obsessed with all things ruffled lately.  I like this cute take on a classic black sweater.

cutaway bootie – so cute and sweet!  The perforated detail and cutaway style make these booties super femme.  They come in black, brown, green, grey, and pink.

Aj’s obsessions

Vila Wide Leg Velvet pants. These are AMAZING for the holidays! Velvet is always a good idea- especially in a dark emerald green- and I’m all about some fancy pants to a party instead of the traditional party dress!

Lace Up Sweater. Super cute detailing on this sweater! Plus, it’s only $50!

Bow Heels. I mean- are these not the cutest!? Plus, I could stand all night long at a party in this heel height! Oh, and they are only $64.

makeup bag essentials

I am no makeup artist- and I honestly hate anything that takes too long or too many products to perfect BUT, I thought I would share what is in my makeup bag and why I love it.IMG_3745.JPGI don’t use any fancy creams, or face washes- I honestly rarely wash my face (insert your squealing eww here) other than just the soap that hits my face in the shower. My skin is super sensitive and I’ve found the less I baby it- the better it behaves.

So, on that note: my makeup bag:

Buxom Luminizer 

I spread this quickly all over my face with just my fingers

Smashbox concealer

For those dark circles under my eyes, and just around my mouth to keep lipstick/glosses from getting weird smudge marks

Bronzer

I have two in my bag- either this Mac one or this Anastasia one. Use it under the cheekbones, jaw line, and any other place you want.

Anastasia Eyebrow pencil

Until I can get in to get my microblading done- this has been my go to.

BareMinerals Eyeshadows

These are the only ones my sensitive eyes can handle. I have them in a few different colors and love them

BareMinerals Eyeliner

Love it. Again, only one that doesn’t seem to break my eyelid out into a weird rash and swell up. My favorite is the plum color but it is hard to find…

Eyelash curler

They don’t sell mine anymore so I’m holding on to it for as long as I can. I’ve heard good things about this one though…

Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

I love this mascara- and yes, I wear waterproof everyday. It is the only way my stick straight eyelashes will hold any curl.

Lipgloss/Lipstick

As for lip glosses, I love these, and this one. As for lipsticks, you can’t go wrong with these or these.

let me know if you have any questions!

xox

aj

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Ash’s obsessions

Endless Rose blouse.  Feminine and flirty.  How I wish I could fit into this right now.

BareMinerals Bareskin.  I have 2 different concealers in my makeup arsenal these days, and this is one of them.  It’s perfect for a lighter coverage, particularly under eyes and around the nose.

Starla flats.  In love with the little stars and metallic leather.  Yasss!!!

Aj’s obsessions

See by Chloe Espadrilles. I’m loving these for spring. I’m craving all things sun, sand, and beach related- and these take me right to that positive space!

Free People top. I love Free People. They will forever be one of my favorites. This top is perfect in so many ways- especially the I’m about to eat way too much at dinner and don’t want to suck it in look 😉

Carrie Tie-waist Dress. Love this flirty, fun colored dress! Perfect for spring!

glossier product review

glossier

If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve likely seen an ad or two (or more) for Glossier.  I have zero willpower so I was tempted into ordering several of the products.  After trying them out for a week plus, here are the 3 that won me over –

Haloscope highlighter.  It comes in 3 shades, but the ‘Quartz’ is my fave.  It has a moisturizing balm to keep it from getting cakey, and it gives a fabulous dewy glow.

Rose balm.  The balm also comes in multiple flavors, but the ‘Rose’ reminds me so much of Smith’s Rosebud Salve (which I also love) AND the packaging is more user friendly IMO. I have a feeling the Glossier Rose Balm will be a staple in my bag from now on.

Rosewater mist.  If you haven’t tried misting your made-up face yet, do it.  It’s a great way to refresh and rehydrate your skin and makeup, and it helps to create that dewy glow from a dry and cakey mess.  I love this Rosewater mist because of the light floral smell and the fine mist.  I’ve had several face mists in the past that I’ve had to pitch because the spray came out in spitty drops instead of a fine mist.  This Glossier Rosewater Mist is a keeper!

xoxo
-ash

 

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Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstick in Oxblood No. 437   I am in love with Burberry’s Lip Velvet formula, and the Oxblood color is perfect as we transition to fall.

Ray Ban ‘Erika’ sunglasses I have been looking for a chic pair of mirrored sunglasses and I stumbled upon these over the weekend.  LOVE.  I don’t own them yet, but hope to soon!

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara in Glam Black  I needed some black mascara in a pinch and picked up this gem during a quick Target run.  It delivered!

Aj’s Obsessions

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Mirabelle Tee  I bought this top during the last sale at Anthropologie and it quickly became one of my favorites. It is now on sale, PLUS an extra 25% off AND free shipping!

adidas Originals Trefoil Cap  Baseball hats are a staple in my closet, and this one has been added to the rotation. Dirty hair? Rushing to pick up my kids? Soccer Game? Baseball hat. Love the throw back to the original adidas logo.

Rupa Legging (Gray) I was introduced to this company this weekend while in San Francisco. I met the founder/owner and had a good chat with him about his new company, Evolve- Love in Action. What they are doing by giving back,  I love. I live in workout clothes, so I had to give them a try. I’m sold. More to come on these pants, my review, and this company, soon!

gifts for mom

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner so get that gift ordered stat!  Let’s be honest… these are really things that I’m currently wanting, but I think they’d make great gifts for moms too!

Gold Confetti Tumblers – set of 2 for $20 from Paper Source.  Whether she drinks Diet Dr. Pepper or whiskey straight, it will taste better sipping from these glasses.  Obviously.

Tom Ford lip color – $52 at Nordstrom.  The Sable Smoke, Spanish Pink, and Bare Peach colors are my top picks… but really they’re all lovely!  A bit pricey for a lipstick, but a luxurious splurge for any mom!

Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle – $28 at Anthropologie.  I’m particularly fond of the “Volcano” scent, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them.

Aldalora Throw – $128 at Anthropologie.  Can’t get over the cozy.  Pair this throw with a good book and if you’re not mom’s favorite already, you will be.

Jo Malone ‘Nectarine Blossom & Honey’ Body Crème – $75 at Nordstrom.  I own a couple Jo Malone products, but I don’t yet have the Nectarine Blossom scent and I’m craving it for Spring/Summer.  Simply divine.

MUMM Napa Brut Reserve Rose – $39   Mumm for the Mum!  Because it’s pink, and bubbly, and yummy.  Happiness in a bottle.

Jo Malone ‘Nectarine Blossom & Honey’ Cologne (1oz) – $65 at Nordstrom.  Last time I quizzed the sales clerk, the Nectarine Blossom scent was the best selling Jo Malone fragrance in the U.S.  So there’s a good chance your mom will love it too.

Cashmere Travel Wrap by White and Warren – $298 at Anthropologie.  Mom a traveler?  There nothing more practical and posh than a cashmere wrap.

The perfect card.  There are so many great ones to choose from at Paper Source!  Prices range from $3.50-$8.

 

xoxo