June 3, 2011

Loving Right Now

This week went by so fast (since we had a long weekend) and I seriously can't believe it is Friday.  My days are all mixed up still from the Holiday.  Maybe I should get a calender or something.  Do people even have non-digital day planers and calenders anymore?  Hmmm...just wondering.  I really do use my calender on my phone, but I use it only for important reminders and alerts like "time for Sonic Happy Hour" and "Tivo Modern Family".  You know, really important things that just can't be missed.

So, anyhoo...since it is Friday and all, it is time for my "Loving Right Now" weekly post.  BUT, I thought I would shake it up a bit {I like to do that from time-to-time}.  Instead of my usual weekly link list, of things I find totally and so very fabulous, I thought I would share the Summer makeup I am loving right now.

I don't know about you, but my personal preference is the "less is more" approach to makeup during the  Summer.  I am a mom (aka very little time to get ready) and I live wear it is scorching, so light on the makeup works best for me.  UNLESS, I am going on a hot date with my baby daddy (hubs), then I do like to vamp it up a bit more.

So, here is my "Loving Right Now" 5 min face that I have been defaulting to lately.  I am loving the simplicity, ease, and pretty-ness (another made up word?) of these products as of late.  Enjoy and I hope your weekend is AH-MAZ-IN!  XoX

5 min face for Summer:

* Bare Minerals Matte SPF15 Foundation

* Benefit One Hot Minute Bronzer

* Benefit BadGal Mascara (in Rich Black)

* Anastasia Brow Gel (in clear)

* Benefit Magic Ink, Liquid Liner (in Jet-Black)

* Nars Blush (in Orgasam)

* Tarte Lipstain in Amused
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* Bare Minerals goes on first.
* Then I like to keep the eyes very simple with just a thin line (make a small cat eye in the outer corner) of the liquid liner, then two coats of mascara.
* Tame and shape your brows with some brow gel.
* Apply some blush to the Apples of your cheeks, then Bronzer all around.
* Swipe on some lip stain and it's done.  Love the lip stain in bright Pink, since the eyes and everything else are so simple, the bright color really pops and it makes me feel more "done" (and makes me look like I got more than 5 hrs of sleep).

5 min flat.  Done and ready.  Boo-ya.

P.S. All products can be purchased at sephora.com.


Alexa said...

Ah great picks and I'm always for looking like I got more sleep...especially now that I have a baby!

Jennifer said...

BM and Benefit make me smile =) I love all of these!!!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kelly said...

I have been wanting to try that lip stain! I should just go pick some up. :) And I still USE my Paper Calendar! I am not a digital planner user.. maybe cause I dont have a smart phone. So i am old skool. :) Have a fab weekend.

Tucker said...

we are twinnies!
i use the matte Bare Minerals.
nars orgasm
and own the badgal lash!!

Tucker said...

oh and totally agree- less is more.

Brooklyn said...

I have been a fan of the lipstain forever now! Especially since i usually never do eyes. Justin STIL uses a paper calenda, and his blackberry. HAHA. XOXO

Linh said...

Changing things up eh? I like that...keeping us on our toes. Great picks. I cannot live without bronzer since my face is SUPER pale and my body is tan so I can't wait to try this. :)

Jess @ polka dots, Paris and paint said...

I thought I had every benefit product, but I don't have that bronzer! I'll have to give it a try. :)

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Yes, I still use a regular paper calendar I like to keep things old school

Steinepreis Family said...

Important things like Sonic Happy Hour and Modern Family....love it, soul sista. Great seeing you today, as always. xo

Ashley said...

That blush looks great, and I've been looking for a bronzer! (That's what my post is about today:) xx

Val said...

I just stumbled on your blog and it's fabulous! I'm your newest follower =)))