Last night I was in my happy place big time…a large glass of wine and the new September issue of Vogue.  We are approaching the end of August which means it’s that time of year when all of the encyclopedia sized September issues start rolling in.  This is the one month of the year that I insist on sitting down with a cup of coffee (or wine) and devour every page of all of the fashion magazines.  I love the over the top fashion spreads and trend forecasting but I always flip straight to the beauty section to see if the editors are loving any of my favorites.  As a busy mom and business owner, I definitely have my 5 minute face that I count on but whenever the seasons change I find myself wanting to test out new products.  I love just roaming around Sephora or Nordstrom with the top of my hand covered in shades of glosses and shadows that I’m testing out.  Scroll down for a few of my current beauty essentials and why they are so fabulous including Living Proof’s revolutionary new Instant Texture Mist that I promise you cannot live without!

I’m curious…do you like to switch up your beauty routine each season or stick with the basics?


Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner:  If you are still too timid to try a cat eye then this is the beauty tool for you.  I call it a tool because it’s a tool and product in one.  It’s a gel liner pen that pushes gel through the rubber application tip.  You wont need much and it’s so precise that you can go really subtle with the line or load it up for extra drama for a special occasion.

NARS Lip Gloss in Sixties Fan:  Berry stained lips are HUGE for fall and this gloss looks dark but goes on really sheer.  It isn’t too sticky and will give even your t-shirt and jeans that instant Fall feel.

Estee Lauder Long Lasting Nail Lacquer:  The bottles alone are display and Instagram worthy but the colors are to die for.  My favorites are this berry pink color called “Fallen Angel” and my go to grey for fall is “Caviar”.  If your nails need a little luxury then treat yourself!

Living Proof Instant Texture Mist:  You know that perfectly un-perfect hair that looks like you just left the beach or rolled out of bed?  Basically the look that every client in my hair begs for.  This product is all you need to achieve that look.  You can use it on wet or dry hair and it does exactly what it says…creates instant texture!  It’s not sticky, dulling or drying so your hair will thank you and you can revive your look for up to 48 hours.  Stay tuned for another post on all of the ways you can use this incredible new product!

Nars “The Multiple” in “Orgasm”:  These magical little sticks by Nars are so amazing.  You can use them on your face, cheeks, lips and body and have the most subtle shimmer that they give you that dewy glow.  Perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up when your makeup starts to drag, this product will keep you feeling sun kissed well into the winter months.

They’re Real! Makeup Remover:  I mentioned the gel liner earlier.  One of the best parts is that it stays put but that also means it REALLY stays put.  I absolutely LOVE this eye makeup remover, it’s created to get waterproof makeup off and I love that you don’t have to rub that delicate skin around your eyes.  Simply dab a small amount on a cotton pad to remove all of your eye makeup before cleansing your face at night!


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