i’m still anticipating the “glowing skin” portion of pregnancy, but while i twiddle my thumbs awaiting that miracle i have found a gorgeous foundation to get me through.
lately, i’ve been feeling like my favorite cc cream has started to fall a little flat. on my hunt for a perfect replacement that will look like second skin while covering imperfections, i’ve been reminded that medium-to-full coverage options tend to look thick and mask-y and those that look natural fail to cover my blemishes and scars. where’s the happy medium? well, turns out that it’s in this silver-trimmed tube from buxom.
after a test run with a deluxe sample from sephora* i am happy to report that buxom’s new show some skin weightless foundation blends flawlessly onto skin and it feels feather weight on application. once on, it’s practically imperceptible and truly looks like second skin. since it is a light-to-medium coverage option, those with uneven skin tone and spots will be thrilled to hear that it’s easy to build coverage by applying more in your trouble areas. once applied, it wears all day long and it doesn’t leave me greasy mid-afternoon. best of all, there is a radiance to it which imparts the glow that i’ve been missing.
in short, this foundation looks like a dream on me and delivers natural, glowing skin. beauties with skin that tends to be irritable and dry will find good things in this foundation. i’m feeling pretty confident that show me some skin will take me straight through spring and summer. (or at least until that mama bear glow arrives, at which point i will be milking that for all its worth.)
note: if you don’t take advantage of sephora’s generous sampling policy, you should! you can have anything in the store made into a sample (in this case, i took home three days worth of foundation to play with) at no cost.
name: olivia hayward internet home: olivia is the talented designer + entrepreneuress behind mane message she says: crazy that all of these lip products are constantly with me! i feel like some of these rotate in and out, but a few are true staples. number of products: 9 the bomb:
now, i have never met olivia but i know that we would be fast friends. i have loved and adored this girl since discovering her impeccably designed and incredibly well edited line of bracelet hair ties two years ago. she started her successful e-commerce and wholesale brand in her college dorm room and it has developed into something that’s been recognized by some of the industry greats. it has been amazing to watch her grow!
a true beauty addict, her #lipbomb is impressive for two reasons: 1) olivia obviously plays favorites – nars, buxom, and revlon are each represented multiple times (meaning she clearly believes in those brands, i love the loyalty) and 2) she’s got some limited edition shades in the mix that are no longer available (a girl after my own heart).
this is definitely not the last that we will be seeing of olivia or mane message on this here blog – i’m so thrilled to feature her #lipbomb today!
now this is a lip bomb. the almost-empty tube that you can’t give up, the packages with lettering rubbed off, the hair tie wrapped around the lip gloss – beauty ain’t always pretty, ladies! send your #lipbomb to firstname.lastname@example.org.
sporadic posting on this here blog can only mean one thing: it’s the time of year when i’m hustling back and forth between nyc and dc twice monthly. don’t get me wrong, i love the city and the fact that i have a dozen or so reasons to be there annually, but the travel (and the packing) starts to wear on a girl! more than ever i am seeking out travel-friendly options for my toiletries and cosmetics. i’m finding that it’s not completely necessary to pack up my entire routine and take it with me every time, especially with options like this pretty palette from buxom on the market.
the patent leather zip around case holds a pink blush (with brush) that’s perfect for perking up tired skin; four eyeshadows to mix, match, blend; buxom lash mascara (lengthens, volumizes, defines, thickens, doesn’t clump); and a plumping peach lip polish – all for $49.
if you’re a gal on the move and these are your colors, i would encourage you to snap this up quickly. i love the cute case and the way that the shades work together – all you need is your fav foundation or tinted moisturizer, maybe a lash curler, and you’re good to go.
buxom passport collection the jetsetter edition for eyes, lips & cheeks is available at sephora.
would this simplify your your travel routine? how do you pack your beauty products?
i think we all know that i’m eyeshadow challenged, so i’m always on the hunt for something that will give me an easy to achieve eye look in one palette or quad. i’m happy to report that the new color choreography eyeshadow from buxom really fits the bill! take a peek:
these palettes are generously sized (nearly as big as my palm) and house a variety of color coordinating shades and textures. this one is swing and it’s my personal favorite because of its novice-friendly neutrals. the shades included:
top left: jive, a shimmery peach pink
top right: flip, a soft matte brown
center: shag, a shimmery pink-beige
bottom left: toss, a matte buttercream
bottom right: jitterbug, a deep glittery brown with gold sparkle
each shade swatches true to its appearance in the pan and the whole group blends together beautifully to create tons of different looks. as an added bonus and pleasant surprise, i’m also enjoying the brush in this palette collection (normally thrown away without a second thought) – one side is flat for shading, and the other side is angled for lining. it makes applying and blending a breeze, especially when traveling.
so, what do you think of these fabulous little fivesomes? think you’ll pick one up? there are six show-stopping color runs available for $36. find them at sephora!
my friend hadley owns the cutest boutique in chapel hill, north carolina. she has a keen eye for high fashion at a moderate price point and really exceptional taste. while her boutique was coming together, she started blogging her fashion finds around the same time that the glossarie was born. now, her business is booming and hadley continues to blog all of the beautiful pieces that land in her store.
today, i’m over at the hadley emerson blog sharing my thoughts on spring beauty trends with six ways to wake up your makeup in the warmer months. come click on over to see what all the fuss is about and you just might discover a new product obsession (or two!) for spring.