My 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

My 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine
My 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

I sometimes get questions from my friends asking me how I do my makeup, and I often laugh because I’ve never considered myself an “expert” in the beauty world. My mom taught me everything I know when it comes to applying makeup—she always said “less is more” and I’ve carried that with me throughout my entire life. The only time that rule didn’t apply was when she did my makeup for my dance recitals and made my eyeshadow darker and really piled on the blush! I’ve never shared my everyday makeup routine here on the blog, so I thought it would be fun to share my process—it only takes 10 minutes, which is great if you’re rushing in the mornings like me and need something quick and easy!

My 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine
My 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

Step 1: I start with clean skin and apply BB cream with SPF by Jane Iredale (I use shade Bb3) using a Beauty Blender.

Step 2: I apply a bronzer/blush powder by Amy Nadine which my mom gave to me. I can’t find her products online but this Bobbi Brown duo is very similar to the colors I use. I do a couple swipes on my cheekbones to add a bit of color.

Step 3: All about eyes! I use a MAC Paint Pot in ‘Vintage Selection’ as my all-over eyelid base—it’s the perfect amount of shimmer without being super sparkly. Then I apply a slightly darker shade in the crease of my eyelid with Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Color in ‘Amethyst’. It’s more of a taupe shade and sometimes I’ll add a bit beneath my lower lash line as well. If I’m doing more of an evening look, I’ll use the same product in ‘Plum’ which is a gorgeous deep purple—I love the way it plays off of my hazel eyes! To finish it off with mascara, I use my favorite Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara. I love the size of the applicator brush and it really adds volume to my lashes—’Eye Opening’ is definitely an appropriate name!

Step 4: For the lips I use Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in ‘Spice’, but this moisturizing lip color comes in so many beautiful shades! I first discovered this brand in my Sephora birthday gift last year and I’m totally smitten! The formula doesn’t dry out my lips and has such a buttery smooth texture—I don’t know if I’ll ever find a lipstick that I love more!

Step 5: Last but not least, I set my look with the refreshing and hydrating Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray. I was introduced to this spray by a co-worker a few years ago and haven’t stopped using it since! It’s my absolute favorite $7 beauty product that I can’t get enough of! A bottle usually lasts me about 6 months, and I rotate between the Rosewater spray for morning/daytime and the Lavender before bed.

There you have it, my 5-step, 10 minute, no fuss morning makeup routine! Are there any products that I mentioned that you’re interested in trying out? I’d love to hear what your favorite beauty products are in the comments! Happy Monday friends! xo

My 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Every few months or so, I love trying out new beauty products to see if I love something enough to add it into my permanent routine. Growing up, my best friend and I loved making beauty potions and concoctions for fun, so I guess you could say I’ve always enjoyed testing out new products! During this time of year, the weather starts to warm up immensely, with temperatures creeping up into the high 90s. Add that on top of our year-round dry air, and my hair starts to feel pretty frail and brittle! When it comes to switching up my hair products, shampoo and conditioner is usually the first place I start.

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

This isn’t the first time I’ve switched up my shampoo and conditioners—I’ve tried Kristen Ess’ line, Purology, and Head & Shoulders for dandruff control. Purology was my favorite out of those 3, which I used mainly when I was color treating my hair, but I ultimately always went back to Biologe—what I have been using for most of my adult life. I decided to start looking for a more nourishing shampoo and conditioner that didn’t have sulfates, and focused on promoting hair growth. I read several online articles that reviewed tons of different brands, and that’s when I stumbled upon ArtNaturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner which has over 3,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. You could say that definitely peaked my interest! I was excited to learn that this shampoo and conditioner set has no parabens or sulfates, and it’s infused with Argan Oil and Keratin, which helps to restore, enhance and grow your hair! Plus, I was incredibly surprised (in the best way) by the price—only $26 for the set. I’ve been using it for 2 months now and am so pleased with the results so far! I typically wash my hair 3-4 times per week, and I try to use a hair mask at least once a week. ArtNaturals also sells a matching hair mask that I really want to try!

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Similar to a hair mask, I recently bought this scalp scrub from Nexxus that I have been loving! It also doesn’t have any sulfates or parabens, and it feels so nourishing on the scalp, removing any product build-up as it slightly foams while you massage it in. I use this scrub 1-2 times per week, and it’s the first thing I use to exfoliate my scalp so that the Keratin and Argan Oil in my shampoo can really soak in. Plus, it smells so good—as any great hair product should!

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

On the off days when I don’t wash my hair, I’ve been using this Dry Shampoo Foam and Dry Texture Finishing Spray. A little bit goes a long way with the dry shampoo (it foams up very quickly!) and it also provides great volume! After I massage the dry shampoo into my scalp, I curl my hair and complete my look with the finishing spray to help hold my curls in place. And perhaps the best part about these Nexxus products I’ve shared is that you can get them at your local Target! I love when I discover new beauty products on my Target runs, because then I know that I can easily and conveniently replenish when I run out.