A few things may have contributed to this 'tude change:
a. Wonderful and thoughtful comments from dear friends.
b. A phone call with my momma.
c. A tough personal decision I made last night, that made me feel like an empowered woman.
Also, the sun is shining, and that always is a good thing.
On another note, as I've been pondering I've been thinking about giving myself a top to bottom makeover. This is not a good time to do this, as I need to save, save, save! However, what better time to look & feel your best than right before your wedding? Yep, it's happening.
Here are some recent finds that have gotten me excited to get this thing going, as well as some of my beauty products that I will never stray from.
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The most important thing to me is making sure that my skin looks good. I used to have really bad acne on my cheeks, and still have some remaining scarring and bumps, so I need that COVERED. I love, love, LOVE L'Oreal's foundation. I use their True Match foundation mixed with a tiny bit of moisturizer to give me a good color and enough moisture to not dry out. I get really dry skin very easily, especially during the winter.
I also use their compact makeup two shades darker as a bronzer. Lately, I haven't been bronzing quite as much, just along the forehead and the sides of my nose. I use this powder foundation instead of a bronzer because I hate feeling like a vamp from the Twilight series. No glittery face here, please!
The blush I use and will ALWAYS use, is Wet N Wild's Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink. It's perfect for my skin. I've been going a little heavier with the blush lately, and Trevor is always commenting on how he loves the way I've been doing my makeup. It makes me feel glamorous.
As far as eyes go, I will always apply my eyeshadow first. I like to put the darker color into the crease first, then apply a more neutral color to the rest of the lid. I know that's backwards from how most people do it, but I find it easier to blend that way with my lack of skills. This pallet is one I am planning on buying, but I do have an Almay pallet right now and I really like how it goes on. Use E.L.F.'s lid primer ($1 at Target), and you will be set.
Liquid liner, please! Currently I think I am using some Maybelline liquid liner, but I'm going to be purchasing the Almay liner pen in black. I used to use it, and regret switching. It's the best, and the tip is pretty stiff so you'll have more control.
Lastly, I will usually throw on some natural looking falsies on the weekends. If you put your eyeliner on first, then get them close enough to your lashline, nobody will even notice they were $3 lashes from Walmart.
I would have added a mascara, but to be honest, most mascaras work fine for me. I'm currently using Maybelline's Colossal Lash mascara, but I'm always just buying whatever's on sale.
And that, my friends, is my daily makeup routine. It probably doesn't mean much to you, because I don't have too many personal photos on the blog at the moment, but I feel like that's a good start to my makeover motivation.