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Holiday Makeup Look Using the NEW Fresh & Festive Set

Holiday Makeup Look Using the NEW Fresh & Festive Set

In years past my skin would have it's own extra special meltdown this time of year. I would pack on layers and layers of chemical and filler laden makeup every time I had an event, and then have to strip is all off afterwards. Now, I say no more! But, I still want to look glam and glowing, right?

Beauté Minerals has saved the day with their brand new Fresh & Festive Holiday 2018 Set, and I just had to play with all of the goodies. Thankfully my friend Elizabeth was willing to recreate the look for you all with a step by step guide!

Black Friday is Almost Here!

Black Friday is Almost Here!
    Happy Thanksgiving, lovelies!! The parade is on, the turkey is in the oven, and I am snuggled up on the couch with a warm mug and thanking my l...

Fall Date Night Makeup Look

Fall Date Night Makeup Look
I have been incredibly jealous of all the fall leaves I keep seeing on instagram (c'mon, Florida, palm trees can change colors too, right?). While I can't enjoy typical fall weather, why not recreate that feeling on my face? And so, this beautiful fall glam/date night/Thanksgiving makeup look was born! In this tutorial, my good friend Elizabeth takes you step by step in recreating this fabulous look that showcases all of the copper and gold hues I wish I could see. 

In-Flight Beauty Essentials

In-Flight Beauty Essentials
We are well into the holiday swing, and with those holidays I generally have to fly all over kingdom come, visiting this family member and that one. Hopping on and off flights, running through airports, waking up at the crack of dawn to catch a flight or being forced to take an overnight, aka one on which I am guaranteed not to sleep. Between all of that crazy travel, how on earth do you find the time (or the carry-on room) to make sure you’re looking bright and bushy-tailed for all of those family photos Aunt June will inevitably post all over Facebook?

Exposed: The Dark Side of Cosmetics

Exposed: The Dark Side of Cosmetics
Many cosmetics companies focus solely on how their makeup makes your skin look and don’t take into consideration how their makeup makes your skin feel. They end up adding fillers and other cheap additives as a shortcut to achieve the desired effect and increase their bottom line. Not only can these synthetic additives irritate your skin and clog your pores, they can also contain very harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, and octinoxate (more on those nasty things later).

Makeup Tutorial: So-Easy-It's-Spooky Halloween Look

Makeup Tutorial: So-Easy-It's-Spooky Halloween Look
Hello ghouls and witches! 
Are you ready for the FIRST EVER Beauté makeup tutorial?!? I personally am beyond pumped because our lovely Social Media Manager, Elizabeth, came up with this so-easy-it's-spooky look just in time for the office Halloween party. Can you say, 'bad witches' y'all? 
Get ready to go from fresh faced to frightfully flawless in a few easy steps! Let's go!

5 Makeup Brushes Every Woman Needs

5 Makeup Brushes Every Woman Needs

So how do you choose out of the hundreds, if not thousands, of different brushes out there? And how do you know what really works for you? I recommend starting with a base set of 5 versatile brushes that are great for pretty much any task you can throw at them. The brushes from Beauté Minerals are affordable, quality tools made from soft animal hair (cruelty-free, of course). These brushes will ensure that you make the most of your makeup and will last you for years to come.

10 Minute Day to Night Look

10 Minute Day to Night Look

If you’re like me, or like 99.99% of the modern adult population, you are busy. You’re rushing through the day, running to the office, running errands, running around the house, running around in circles sometimes. Every once in a blue moon, you actually find an evening when you can let your hair down and enjoy a night on the town with your closest friends. But why waste your precious time sitting in front of a mirror when you could be sitting at a table actually enjoying yourself?

3 Essential Mineral Makeup Tips for Beginners

3 Essential Mineral Makeup Tips for Beginners

After being so disappointed with my usual choices, what did I have to lose? I was an instant convert. My flaws were covered. My skin could breath. I glowed. This was everything I was looking for in a foundation, and my selfies never turned out better. However, this was a process of trial and error. There were times I could not get the product to stick to my face. There were times I could not get it to stay on my brush. There were times I got WAY too much on my brush. And in a misguided effort to make sure all my bases were covered, I purchased SO many products that now sit barely touched on my already cluttered vanity. 

Basically, I made all the mistakes so you don't have to.