Mini Makeup Haul

Favorite sephora makeup productsHi guys! Ah, I know I am little MIA lately on the blog. But I do usually try to post consistently on IG so feel free to follow me there for more regular updates, @blameitonbarneys. And, if you do already follow me there you probably saw my mini Sephora haul awhile back on my IG Stories! I went to return an item and left with a handful of new items to try- always happens! Some are tried and true products that I know and love and others I was trying for the first time or giving a second chance. Thought I would take to the blog to let you know what I thought of everything!

Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 35- Color 020 Light Beige

Let me start with saying I am not someone who really wears foundation. But 22978 hours of breastfeeding later I kinda got hooked to YouTube makeup tutorials and a lot of people were LOVING this stuff so I wanted to give it a try! I have always been self conscious about my skin (as far as pore size, unevenness etc.) so this was definitely something I was hoping would work as it is supposed to have a ‘pore-refining effet’. I can honestly say that YES it did seem to make my pores look a tad smaller, and really made my face look smoother overall. One thing I wasn’t crazy about is this has a matte finish. I typically use the IT Cosmetics CC cream which leaves much more of a dewy look which I love so going to something with a matte look is a little different for me, not gonna lie. I do feel it made my skin look much more flawless though, which of course I loved! And the best part it literally lasts all day long. Let’s just say, I have been using it a lot since going back to work last week! As for the matte finish I found if I add a touch of face oil (this one is my FAVORITE multi purpose oil) and mix it in with the foundation it give me that dewy look I am used to!

Becca Mineral Blush Color ‘Flowerchild’

First of all, I LOVE Becca products. I have had one of their highlighters (champagne pop was the shade I had which I really considering re-ordering) which I loved until I broke it to pieces and now can’t really use it – ugh! Sidenote – if anyone knows how to fix this let me know! Anyhow, back to the blush! I wanted to try this because it has so many good reviews and I wasn’t disappointed! It is a peachy pink tone which I love for spring – not TOO pink like some blushes can be. It adds that touch of rosy cheeks you are looking for without going overboard. I also love that if I DO want more color I can build this product nicely.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow DefinerColor ‘Taupe’

Okay this is one I have tried previously and wanted to try it again (thank you YouTube tutorials haha!)… anyhow I guess what I didn’t like about it before I still don’t like about it. I mean don’t get me wrong, this is a GREAT product but for me it just isn’t the best. I usually use their Brow Wiz pencil which works better for me because it is a lot more precise, the tip is super tiny compared to the brow definer which is an angled tip. I have pretty scarce eyebrows so I think this could have something to do with it. I like having the tiny tip that I can add little strokes to make it resemble hair more. I think I am going to keep it just because, but in the future I am going back to the brow wiz.

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip LacquerColor ‘Pretty Thing’

This was the item I went to return, I had previously purchased it in the color ‘sugar sugar’ which is a GORGEOUS nude. But, I am no makeup guru and couldn’t figure out how to get that shade to look good on my skin tone. Anyone who has tips on how to rock a nude with fairly pale skin please let me know! So, I exchanged it for something with a little more pigment, which is the shade ‘pretty thing’. I LOVE this shade. It is referred to as a ‘muted rose’ color on the sephora site. I feel like this shade blends better with my natural lip color (they are pretty pigmented already) and looks natural but pretty! I have also been layering it over my Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in ‘stoned rose’ and am OBSESSED!

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Glow Kit

This is a highlighting palette so you get not one, but FOUR highlighters! Again, the reviews on this online were pretty amazing so I wanted to give it a try since I was in need of a new highlighter. The colors this comes with are Bronzed, Tourmaline, Summer, & Moonstone. My favorite is tourmaline – it is a little darker than summer and moonstone but I love the way it looks! I like that I am able to mix different highlighting shades with this palette to create a custom highlight! Definitely recommend this for any ladies who like to highlight!! Also, the shades are much more shimmery in person than on the Sephora website!

Drybar DETOX Dry Shampoo

I am that girl who actually prefers baby powder as her dry shampoo of choice. It doesn’t hurt that my hair is blonde either because if I am being really real – baby powder actually makes my hair look lighter when it is looking dull! However, I thought I should venture out and try an actual dry shampoo and since I have heard so many good things about this one I wanted to try it! I actually LOVE this stuff. It has a scent which I kind of love because it makes you feel fresher. My main problem with most dry shampoos is that they usually make my hair super stiff and not manageable. I don’t get that from this one – I am still able to smoothly brush through my hair without it feeling super hard and dry. Def will be re-purchasing this stuff when it runs out which will probably be soon due to the fact I have been using it everyday lol!

Some of my other beauty favs:

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara – This stuff seriously makes your lashes look SUPER long and thick. Have been using for over a year now and it’s my absolute favorite. You seriously need this.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – I have also been using this one for over a year. Perfect to cover up under eye circles, blemishes, etc. Doesn’t look cake-y or thick, makes you look super natural still.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in ‘Champagne Pop’ – Absolutely LOVE this stuff. As I mentioned above mine broke but I have to repurchase this because I just love the color and how it applies to the skin. Update – I recently receive their highlighter sample in OPAL and absolutely love this shade too!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer – I recently bought this stuff and it gives you that natural bronze – not that orange color some bronzers give. I love that it isn’t shimmery either – it gives the right amount of color and allows you to build if you want.

What are your guys’ favorite or go-to makeup products?

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Roses are Red

I pretty much lived in this outfit all weekend – or some variation of it anyhow. My rose t-shirt is only $12 you guys! I will definitely be rocking this all summer long!

Added the cutest bow choker to this look for a little contrast against the white t-shirt!I always have to have a black cardigan in my closet – like always! I love this one because it has a little dip ‘v’ in the top back which is a cute detail and it is lightweight enough to layer over clothes for warmer weather.

I am also obsessed with these jeans and wear them all the time! I got them last year and recommend sizing down if you don’t want them too baggy. The denim is so soft and movable though which I absolutely love!

Well, I am off to work! Today is my first day back since starting my maternity leave – I can’t believe it has been 5 months already! Hope you all have a fabulous week!

xx

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Friday Favorites

FranckProvostSome of you might remember awhile back I was doing ‘Friday Finds‘ featuring some of my favorite things of the moment. This week I am bringing it back as Friday Favorites – because I want to share a round up of my favorite things each week. It can be anything from my favorite beauty products, an awesome sale going on, a new brand, or even a trendy style I am loving! Let me know what you guys want to see more of in the comments below! Now let’s get to it!

J’Aime My hair care created by Franck Provost of Paris

This is my newest hair product obsession guys! Franck Provost of Paris has created this line of products based on the products used in their salons across the globe and I am in LOVE. Right now I am using the Blond shine & highlight shampoo + conditioner to keep the brassy tones out of my hair. Any of you out there with blonde hair know the struggle! A purple shampoo is a must! This one actually leaves your hair super silky soft too. I have also been putting in their CC cream after I get out of the shower which helps protect hair from UV rays which is so important to keep your hair healthy & young looking. My favorite thing about this line is that is actually affordable! Check out some of the other products of theirs below – I have tried all of these!

The ‘Panama‘ hat 

You may have seen me wear this here and here and thats because I am obsessed with this style of hat for spring and summer, which is essentially just a straw hat. It definitely gives off summery vibes and pulls together a look that just needs a little extra oomph. I prefer a white or black one over a tan color but that is just personal preference. I am lusting over this Janessa Leone one in all black that also happens to be on sale right now – I seriously might have to snag this one up! Shop some of my favorite Panama style hats below.

 

Denim Mini Skirts

Okay, so I pretty much thought I would not see the day that these came back around but lo and behold – I am loving them again! Of course when something comes ‘back around’ it usually has a new way of being styled to look fresh and new. For instance, when I used to wear a denim mini it was with a tight t-shirt from Hollister or A & F and some flip flops (yes, seriously! haha). Now, I might style my cut off denim mini with some cute mules and a chunky knit or sweatshirt half tucked…and of course a panama hat (obsessed – see?!). I am loving how they styled this white denim skirt with a white denim jacket – ugh so perfect for summer. Need that whole ensemble! Check out my favorite denim skirts below!

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Vacay Mode


Does anyone have any fun vacations coming up!? I am dreaming of a fun vacation but not sure if that is in the plans right now. I think having a 4 month old and going back to work next week pretty much means I don’t have a vacation coming up anytime soon! I am thinking of planning a trip to Italy for next spring though! I have never been and definitely want to go before having any more little ones.

Click on the items in the photo above to shop some of my favorite vacation essentials or scroll through below!

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Spring Refresher

This year I have been loving spring clothing & accessories so much more than I typically do! I normally find myself waiting for fall to come around because I LOVE chunky knits, OTK boots, and moto jackets…however there is something refreshing about a spring look sometimes! I ordered this sweatshirt from the Victoria Beckham for Target collection – it shows it is currently sold out and I am not too sure if they are restocking or not. However, I layered it over my FAVORITE tank from Free People and love the feminine silhouette it created! I am definitely going to be trying this with other sweaters!

These sunglasses are by far my most worn sunglasses this year! I have SO many sunglasses but somehow I seem to always grab these! I think they look good on almost any face shape as well. Loving the hexagon shaped ones too – super similar with a subtle angular change to the round shape.

These shoes are mostly sold out because they are from last spring but they have few colors and sizes left here and are on super sale!

Can’t go wrong with a panama hat for spring or summer! I grabbed mine from Zara a few weeks back but this Madewell one is adorable and I know their hats are usually made really well! Also this J.Crew Factory one is only $21… such a good deal!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week so far!!

xx

Bag: Chloe | Sweater: Victoria Beckham For Target | Jeans: Zara (old) [Similar Here & Here] | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Hat: Zara [Similar Here] | Aqua Crystal Ring: Erin Fader | White Howlite Triangle Ring: Love Tatum | Watch: Larsson & Jennings

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Olive Juice

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If you guys are following me on Instagram then you’ve probably already seen me post this outfit! I also wanted to post this look on the blog for you guys because I found this jacket on SALE! I’ve also been wearing this Adidas t-shirt non-stop! It is the perfect boyfriend tee – super soft and slinky! It is made to fit loosely and looks super cute if you tie it up in the front or the back too! FullSizeRender copy

Obsessed with hats like this for spring! Mine is from Zara but I love this Madewell one right now too!

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I mentioned this in my most recent IG post but I am OBSESSED with these jeans! They are a little on the pricey side for torn denim but I have been wearing them for well over a year and they still fit amazing and are still BLACK (not faded washed out kinda black). They also have a little stretch which I love and are really long for all you tall girls out there – I have to roll mine up at the bottom which I don’t mind at all. I could get them tailored but I’m lazy haha!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week – tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!

Random sentimental/romantic thought:

The color of the jacket I am wearing is called ‘olive juice’. My then boyfriend, now husband, used to randomly whisper ‘olive juice’ to me…which sounds like ‘I love you’ if you say it a certain way. This was before we officially said it so I always think of those times when I hear or see the words ‘olive juice’. 

xx

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