Makeup Tip Monday #2

Gals, the most amazing package just arrived at my house, it's almost too good to be true. It's my new moisturizer by Jouer. I know what you're thinking, what's so exciting about moisturizer? Well, I'll tell you. It has a matte finish. Yes, that's right. Matte. I know that sounds like a contradiction, I assure you, it's real. I don't know how it works but I'm pretty sure it's magic. I tend to get pretty shiny throughout the day but this is the one product that has really helped combat that. I found out about this miracle product last month when my birchbox arrived. Skeptical at first, the powdery finish and light coverage totally sold me. It's lightweight and has SPF 15. You can even wear it by itself. You know, just in case you're running behind and your super handsome boyfriend is early picking you up for a date and you realize that you don't have time to do your makeup routine. I mean, that's never happened to me of course but it's good to know I have a backup plan ;) Here's a link to the best moisturizer ever. 

Which moisturizers have you tried and loved? Which have you hated?



I'm obsessed.

With nail polish. And glitter. Seriously. There's nothing better than sending an email with a glittery manicure. It's the little things. Thanks to pinterest, I was inspired to paint my nails and then add loose glitter for some extra flair..Here are a couple of my favorite 'Glitta-cures' (glitter+manicure) that I've done so far.. This first one is "Christmas eve party meets first snowfall". I call it "Mistletoe Mishap"

This next one is affectionately named "unicorn". The kittens were added later with my favorite app of all time CATPAINT (you can add CATS to any photo!).

I know what you're thinking. That has to take 6 hours to do! And you're right. It does. Just kidding. You can do it in no time at all. Here's how:

You'll need your favorite polish/glitter color combo, I chose Sally Hansen's "Without a Stitch" and fine silver glitter. You'll also need a paintbrush for applying the glitter and a good topcoat to finish.

Apply two coats. Then the fun part..dip your paintbrush in the glitter..

Lightly press the glitter onto your nail (while the polish is still wet)

You'll get glitter everywhere. It's awesome.

Disclaimer: it's really hard to apply the glitter and take a photo with your iPhone at the same time. Don't try that at home. I was literally holding the paintbrush in my teeth.

Tada! This one is called "Champagne and Ballet Slippers". It's my favorite.

Love you forever.