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My "Day Off" Makeup Tips with Neutrogena


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#AllDayLook Day Off Makeup with Neutrogena #shop


#AllDayLook Day Off Makeup with Neutrogena #shop

I don't know about you, but when I have a day off I don't want to look like I'm taking a day off.  Our weekends are just as busy as our week days.  I want to look put together but not overdone.  This past weekend I documented my weekend makeup look to share with you all!  These are my #AllDayLook makeup tips, featuring some of my favorite Neutrogena products.


#AllDayLook Day Off Makeup with Neutrogena #shop


#AllDayLook Day Off Makeup with Neutrogena #shop

Although day off looks tend to be casual, there are some day off "rules" that I go by.  My hair has to look good, my skin needs to look even and glowing, my eyelashes need to stand out, and my lips need to be moisturized.  Color is optional, but my lips do look better when I have a little color on them.


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I put my hair through a lot, so on the weekends I heavily moisturize my ends.  The Neutrogena Triple Repair Hair Care line is amazing.  It feels like a special hair treatment, but takes half the time of an actual treatment. In the time it takes me to shampoo and condition, my hair is back to looking shiny and feeling healthy.  At the weekends, I also try and take a break from heat styling.  I was running late this weekend, so I needed to blow dry.  Otherwise, I would have let my hair air dry!


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For my makeup, I start off with my Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup.  I wear the lightest shade, and it contains SPF 20.  This is super convenient for the weekend, as I don't have to add a separate facial sunscreen.


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Foundation done!


#AllDayLook Day Off Makeup with Neutrogena #shop

Next, a quick swipe of concealer under my eyes and on some spots. And a little bit of powder goes a long way with this look! I don't want to look too matte, this is just to set everything.

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I don't go a day without filling in my eyebrows. It instantly wakes up my face!

#AllDayLook Day Off Makeup with Neutrogena #shop

Next, I perk up my cheeks with the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blend. Please excuse my much loved, kind of broken packaging. This blush is seriously loved. It is the most natural blush that gives you the perfect glow.

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I like to accentuate my lash line just a bit.

#AllDayLook Day Off Makeup with Neutrogena #shop

When I wear casual looks, I like my eyelashes to take center stage. The Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara is so perfect. It volumizes without clumping. And, I have a little tip for you to really build up the volume on your lashes. Between each coat of mascara, take a disposable spoolie and come through the ends of your lashes. It keeps everything smooth and defined.

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Last but not least, the lips! I like my lips to be moisturized and look healthy. So, basically tons of moisture with a little bit of color. The Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick is perfect for a day off (or any day, for that matter). I have the shade Sweet Watermelon. Side note: it also smells amazing!

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And with that, my day off look is done! I love this look, because it lasts all day and it looks natural.

You probably noticed, but I purchase my Neutrogena products at Target.  Not only do they have a cartwheel coupon for Neutrogena products (20% off until August 30!!!), but Target and Neutrogena have teamed up to bring a Target Beauty Concierge event at select Target stores around the country this month! The event begins August 24th.  Limited quantities are available.  Check with your local Target store for Beauty Concierge day and times.

If you're looking for more "day off" inspiration, checkout Hayden's look below.



Makeup Monday: Beauty Box 5 August 2014


Beauty Box 5 August 2014 2

This month's Beauty Box 5 was really good, so I just had to share it here (along with my unboxing and review on my Youtube channel).

Beauty Box 5 August 2014 1

Novex Hair Food

This is an intense Brazilian Keratin hair treatment.  I got two uses out of this packet.  And let me tell you, this is amazing!  My hair is usually dry and frizzy.  It's also very fine, so it looks fluffy most of the time (but not in a good way).  This treatment made my hair felt so strong and smooth.  It was also very easy to straighten it the next day.

La Fresh Travel Lite Oil Free Makeup Wipes

You all know I don't like makeup wipes very much, but all the La Fresh wipes I've tried have been so nice. I don't feel the need to wash my face after I use it, although I do a second wash anyways.  The scent is so pleasant.  It's fresh and floral.

Style Essentials Nail Polish (Touch of Teals Collection)

As I explained in my review video, I haven't had a chance to fully paint my nails with this.  I can't comment on its lasting power.  However, I did paint one nail to test the formulation.  I would say it's on par, if not better, than Essie.  This is nearly opaque with one coat.  In fact, I would say 1 1/2 coats would be perfect.  I also love the color I got, because it's bright but not so bright I'm limited to what I can pair with it.

Nanacoco Lip Gloss (Popular)

I was so excited when I heard a full size lip gloss would be included in this month's box!  This lip gloss is so nice and unlike the usual lip glosses I wear.  It feels thick, as if it's a liquid lipstick.  It goes on so smoothly and stays put for a long time.  It is a tad sticky, and my hair stuck to it a couple times when I was outside. I actually kept this in my desk drawer, I love it so much!

Pur-lisse Pur-Protect 30 SPF

Sunscreen is so important, and I'm always on the hung for the next best one.  I really, really like this formulation.  It's not greasy and feels great under makeup.  However, the price is not affordable for me.  I just can't justify $55 on a sun screen, when I have quite a few affordable options that I love.

This month's box was really, really great!  I love the lip gloss, nail polish, and hair treatment the most.  The makeup wipes will be super handy for travel.

What did you get this month?

p.s. I receive this box every month for review.  All opinions are 100% my own.


Sunday Best

Sunday Best


Of all the bright colors in the world, I love me some bright pink.  I featured this dress in my (end of) summer dress round up.  I love the floral pattern.  It feels kind of 90's, only updated.  

What do you think about it?

Stella & Dot These or Those

Stella & Dot These or Those

Aqua is one of my favorite colors!  When I saw this on Stella & Dots website, I knew this would go with a ton of outfits.  The only question?  What earrings to wear?!

Would you wear studs for chandelier earrings?  I am partial to the studs.

Don't forget to check out the Facebook group that my Stella & Dot rep created for us.

Weekending: Summer Dress

The best summer dresses

Left to right: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Following my post from yesterday, I wanted to round up some summer dresses that I've noticed online.  I love, love, love a good summer dress.  All of these dresses are calling my name!

And I apologize for a few of these dresses being from an UK site.  I must gravitate toward UK fashion, because I like a lot of the brands from across the pond.

Is it the end of summer?


Summer Casual Fashion

Summer Casual Fashion

Summer Casual Fashion

Summer Casual Fashion

Summer Casual Fashion

Top: Zara (sold out, similar) // Jeans: Old Navy (similar) // Shoes: Nicole // Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Photos: Em Grey

This might be premature, but do you feel like it's closing in on the end of summer?  I do, and it's kind of making me sad.

I feel like we haven't done so many things.  We haven't gotten out the pool enough.  We haven't had enough homemade hamburgers.  We haven't even gone to the splash pad yet.

That last one is just blasphemy, really.

To make myself feel better, I'm taking the boys to our local water park next week.  And then the next week school starts, and I will officially be the mother of a 2nd grader and a 1st grader!  I really need to soak up these last days of summer.

Don't get me wrong, I love autumn just as dutifully as any other blogger (ha).  But, summer... there's just something about summer!

What are your plans for these last weeks of summer?

Stitch Fix August 2014


Stitch Fix August 2014

Oh, yeah!  It's time for another Stitch Fix!  To recap from last month, I got my first fix.  I loved it.  I kept a shirt.  I immediately ordered my next fix.

Okay, let's get started on this month's.  I was overall very happy with my first fix.  There were basically just fit issues, but there wasn't anything that was repulsive.  My stylist did a great job of understanding my style. For this month, I clarified how I want things to fit and aside from one item (sad face) my stylist got it right. At this time, I'm not looking for specific items.  I'm open to suggestions from my stylist and just want to have fun.

Here is what I got!


Stitch Fix August 2014

Stitch Fix August 2014

Pixley Stacey Scallop Hem Cut-Out Detail Skirt, size L, $64

Ugh, can we just look at this skirt for a bit? It's so pretty, but it sadly didn't fit. I would have kept it, had I been able to zip it. #truestory

Stitch Fix August 2014

Loveappella Denise Stripe & Dot Print Dolman Top, size M, $28 

Something else that didn't fit ... quite right. Well, it fit. I'm obviously wearing it. But, it felt too short. I sent this back.

Stitch Fix August 2014

Chris & Carol Wilam Zig-Zag Print Top, size M, $44
41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan, size M, $48

 Double yes! I love the pattern and colors of the top. The cardigan is super soft and fits perfectly. I've been wearing cardigans to work, because it's so cold in our office. Bonus! They look perfect together. I kept both of these.

Stitch Fix August 2014

Emperia Clarita Messenger Bag, $68

I really, really liked this purse. It's my favorite color, it converts to a cross body, and it's very roomy. Sadly, I didn't keep it because I already have a bag in this color.  I did love it, though.

So, this month I spent a total of $92 on two items that I will wear over and over again to work.  Of course, I did schedule my next fix.  I've asked my stylist to find a light grey purse for me.  I've been wanting one for a while, and when I got sent a purse I thought to ask for one.  Other than a purse, I'm not looking for anything other than awesome pieces that will add value to my wardrobe.

You can find out more about Stitch Fix here.

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