Hi, my name is Hannah and I have a blue mascara addiction.
It all started when I was 12 years old and wanted to start wearing makeup. My mom bought me my first tube of mascara, which happened to be Great Lash Royal Blue. I’m not sure if she felt like wearing blue mascara was more youthful than black, or if maybe she was hoping for an 80s throwback, but I loved it. I loved it so much, in fact, that I wore it nearly every day for 16 years of my life. And even when I stopped wearing it, it wasn’t by choice. It wasn’t until Great Lash discontinued their Royal Blue mascara that I was forced to start branching out. I tried brand after brand and I could never find the right shade of blue or the right formula.
The past few weeks we have been so spoiled with gorgeous warm spring weather! We have been spending our afternoons with the kids in the backyard (when Veda isn’t melting down because of flies!) and enjoying every breath of fresh air. Yesterday however, it started raining and it has been chilly and dreary ever since. I decided to pull a few of my bright spring favorites out of my makeup bag to keep the spring feeling despite the weather! Do you need a spring beauty pick me up?? Read on to learn more about these beautiful bright and happy products!
Concealer is my one true love. Aside from my husband…and my kids…and food. It really is is one of the makeup products that I just can’t live without! I still have acne, and now I’m a super tired mom (HELLO dark circles!) so I’m sure you can image why I need it so much in my life.
Have you ever been to a favorite things party? I have ALWAYS wanted to go to one! So, when my cute friend Dani invited me to her Favorite Things Party I was so excited!! Dani and I met in cosmetology school years and years ago. I always say that hair school friends are like sisters. They have seen you at your worst, you have been through it all together (including every hair color), and you most likely have ruined each others hair and/or nails at one time or another. I can go years without seeing my girls and we can always pick up right where we left off!
AHHHH the many glorious powers of Pepto Bismol. We all remember the jingle “nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach……….” but did you know that we can add large pores, acne, redness, and dull skin to the list? It’s true!!! Using Pepto Bismol can reduce the size of your pores, clear acne, reduce redness AND make your skin glow!
Is it just me or are you really sick of winter too? I am from Utah, and it has been DUMPING snow here for the past few days, or months really. Don’t get me wrong, I love living in a place where I can enjoy all four seasons, but snow is for Christmas. And then it should go away. It probably has something to do with the fact that I am a mom and there are far fewer activities that I can do with the kids during the winter. Also, it’s cold and I fall almost every day walking from my door to the end of the driveway to get Veda off the bus. Not cool! We are getting cabin fever up in here!
I regularly get asked what hair products I use to make my hair so long and thick. I do admit, I have really great genes in the hair department. My mom has the thickest hair I have ever seen! But I have put my hair through the ringer throughout my life and I have to rely on amazing products to maintain the integrity of my hair.
I just found the most incredible deal on MAC Brush Kits! Honestly, I’m dying over it! Every holiday season MAC comes out with special edition makeup and brush kits and this year was the Nutcracker Sweet Collection. I love their holiday brush kits because you get a killer deal on a collection of must have brushes. When the Nutcracker Sweet Brush Kits came out, I died. The packaging is SO cute and totally universal. As in, they totally don’t look like a special edition holiday set. There are 3 different kits so you have lots of brush combination options!
If there is something I love more than chocolate, it is quality beauty products that I can conveniently buy from my drugstore (or Amazon!) for under $10. Talk about beauty on a budget!