Rebecca Lately

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Makeup

Today, I wanted to share simple and classy makeup look for Valentine's Day.  This is something that you could easily recreate with your own makeup collection for this weekend!  I hope you enjoy watch it, and I'd love to know what you think.

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Valentine's Day Date Outfit

Last month, I shared a date outfit featuring my custom skirt from Rita & Phill.  So, of course, I had to share my Valentine's Day date night outfit this week!  I absolutely love this skirt.  I've worn it many different ways, from work to church, and it always makes me feel like a million bucks.  The print is gorgeous and interesting, but it's a neutral gray so it can be mixed and matched with many different colors and pieces.  This time I paired it with my favorite light chambray button-up.  This could easily be worn to work, but I would switch out my clutch for a work bag.  For now, it's perfect for Valentine's Day!

What skirt from Rita & Phill has caught your eye?

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Top: Old Navy // Skirt: Rita & Phill c/o // Necklace: Altar'd (similar-ish)
Clutch: BMC (old, similar) // Wedges: Madden Girl
Photos: Em Grey

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Purse Essentials for Glowing Skin

Skincare and makeup are very important to me.  Being that I live in a humid climate, I like to keep products in my purse that help my skin looking naturally glowy.  If you keep a makeup pouch in your purse, I have a few suggestions of products to keep your complexion fresh and glowing no matter where you are!

Purse Essentials for Glowing Skin

Blotting Tissues

I have been using the Boscia Pink Peppermint Blotting Linens, and they're amazing.  At lunch time, I blot my skin to get rid of excess oil.  Boscia's blotting linens take away the oil without disturbing my makeup.  They are a must for my purse!


One of my favorite affordable powders is the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder.  I have it in my purse, and I apply it to my t-zone midday if my face is getting shiny.  After I've blotted away the oil, the powder makes my face look brand new.

Facial Mist

This is a great, refreshing product to have in your purse during the day.  If my powder ends up looking too powdery, a quick spritz of a hydrating mist like Glossier Soothing Face Mist takes care of it.  The rose and aloe scent is perfect for making you relaxed and revitalized for the afternoon.

Cream Blush & Cream Highlighter

No, I don't keep my entire makeup collection in my purse, but I do have a couple of makeup essentials in case I need more than powder and facial spray.  The Becca Beach Tints are tiny and perfect for the hand bag.  A little dab will do you, and your cheeks will be looking radiant again. Same with the Benefit High Beam.  You'll look as fresh as you were when you got to work.

Lip Balm

If you're lips are feeling parched, a little moisture will go a long way.  A quick swipe of the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick (I have Sweet Watermelon), leaves you with hydrated lips and a little natural color.  Any tinted lip balm will do, so pick your fave and throw it in your bag.  Personally, I want to try the Glossier Balm Dotcom (how cool is the name?).


Quick tip: if your lashes look droopy during the day, keep a small mascara sample in your makeup pouch.  A quick retouch midday will have your peepers looking wide awake again, and it only takes a few seconds.  Right now I have Benefit's They're Real in my pouch, but I rotate through mascaras quite often.

How do you keep your complexion looking naturally radiant during the day?

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Suggestions: For Your Friends

Our friends need love on Valentine's Day, too!  I think buying gifts for friends is so much fun for V-Day, because it's slightly unexpected.  There's nothing better than surprising someone with a little thoughtful gift!

For the stationery lover: Desk Pad // Journal // Boxed Cards
For the book lover: Pride & Prejudice // Humans of New York // Taste