Navy Eyes

I posted this photo on my Instagram stories.

One day I’ll be brave enough to wear navy eyeshadow on my whole eyelid.

But for now I’ll keep it lighter with a little soft white.

I’ve been experimenting with the cool side of this palette.

Moonstone across the whole eye. Pewter in the crease. Lapis in the outer corners. Onyx on the lash line as eyeliner.

I feel pretty good about the end result.

You can’t really tell in the photos that the colors are in the blue family. But I’m always nervous when applying it (especially before work) that I’ll end up looking like MiMi off The Drew Carey Show.

Thankfully, I squeaked by yet again.

What are your go-to eyeshadow colors?

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The Eyes Have It

Let me tell you a quick story.

Once upon a time when I was in six grade, I started wearing eyeshadow. And not just any eyeshadow, but a platinum silver eyeshadow. That was basically white. And I didn’t wear mascara. And my eyelashes were blonde. And dusted with white eyeshadow.

Basically, what I’m saying is it wasn’t pretty or cute. It was very sad.

Thankfully, I’ve graduated from those platinum eyeshadow days. And I’ve learned how to apply eyeshadow tastefully.

The Winter Jewels Palette from the Beautycounter Holiday Collection is absolutely gorgeous.

I’m so in love with the Rose Gold eyeshadow.

I put the rose gold on my eyelids. Swept a little garnet shadow in the crease. Lined my eyes with topaz. And put a little moonstone near my brow line and in the corners of my eyes.

I also swept a little sandstone and amber on my cheeks. And I always use the new Volumizing Mascara because it’s the best ever.

You can get the Winter Jewels Palette here.

It’s one special edition palette you want to have in your collection.

Friday Favorites

This week’s Friday Favorites will be in photos.

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This chips are my life. My absolute favorite. They are grain free and dairy free and kind of spicy. I love them.

The Flawless in Five Makeup routine is my morning jam. Six products. Five minutes. Done. Heart eyes for days.

My latest Book of the Month Club read.

What are your favorites? Share them in the comments.

Transparency

My skin has always been an issue for me. Hormones reeked havoc on me from pre-teendom and well into my twenties.

I tried everything. I used the soaps recommended by dermatologists. I took medicine. I used creams. I have all the acne scars to prove I have it my best shot.

But nothing worked.

My Sephora makeup couldn’t cover up the blemishes on my face. I was super self conscious about my skin, and I never went bare faced in public.

And then my friend Heather started sharing her story about joining a beauty company that was different. They didn’t use harmful chemicals. They didn’t use known irritants. They didn’t use carcinogens. They didn’t use fake fragrance.

They worked to eliminate those things in their production of skin care and beauty products. And they advocate and lobby for better beauty and more transparency in the industry.

It sounded so good to me. And I trusted Heather. She wouldn’t be doing something that she didn’t absolutely believe in.

So I took a chance on a black bar of soap, a cream cleanser and a fragrance free moisturizer. And the rest was history for me.

Beautycounter has changed my life. It’s overhauled my skin. And it’s given me the confidence to be the person I know I am.

This business is more than skin care and makeup and product launches and sales numbers.

It’s a movement. A movement to get safer products to everyone. Everyone deserve high-performing skin care that is safe.

I made the choice to join this movement. I believe it’s important, good work to do.

This business isn’t for everyone, but it could be the perfect one for you.

If you want more financial stability, you can have it.

If you want to spend more time with your family, you can have it.

If you want amazing products at a discount, you can have it.

If you want to be a part of an amazing group of like-minded people, you can have it.

If you want to run your own business, it’s yours.

All you have to do is say yes.

Join my team.