Five Minute Makeup Routine

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I like having a few different makeup looks that I know I can count on when I am in a hurry. I have one for when I only have three minutes to spare that you can find HERE, but sometimes I am in a hurry and have a little more time than that. On those days, I want to have a little more makeup on my face so that I can feel like I am done up for the day and can have the confidence that my makeup looks great all day long.

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Perfect Mascara Application for Gorgeous Lashes

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You know you have seen that girl. The one with the spiders on her eyes? Oh wait! Those spiders are just her eyelashes! Yep. It is a serious issue and it is one of my biggest pet peeves ever! You have probably also seen that girl who wears false lashes or eyelash extensions that look totally fake. I am not against false lashes or eyelash extensions as long as they still look natural. The problem is a lot of times, they don’t look natural at all! Women go to all lengths to take their lashes to new lengths! They want the perfect lashes but can’t seem to find the perfect mascara to do the job for them. Well, guess what? There isn’t a perfect mascara to do the job! There are a few simple steps you can follow to create perfectly flawless lashes that are natural! You don’t need to be a makeup artist to be able to perfect your mascara application. All you need to do is follow these easy steps.

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You will need…

*Mascara with small, fine wand (I like to use the Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara)

*Mascara with rubber wand (I use the Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara)

*Mascara that is for fullness or volume (I currently am loving the Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara)

*Full size eyelash curler (I use the Elf Studio one)

*Small eyelash curler (I use the Elf  Studio one)

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First, you want to curl your eyelashes with the full sized eyelash curler. You want to start at the base and curl and then come out a little and curl again and again a little further out so the curl comes out naturally instead of just having one crease at the base. Go back with the small eyelash curler and curl the inside and outside lashes to really make them pop.

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Now, put a really thin coat of the mascara with the fine wand. Only put this on your top lashes. Let the mascara dry completely before moving onto the next step. It takes about 2-3 minutes to dry. I suggest moving onto a different part of your makeup routine while you let it try. If you don’t let your mascara dry completely in between coats, it can become very clumpy.

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Apply another thin coat of mascara on your top eyelashes. This time you will be applying the mascara with the rubber wand. Make sure that you are only applying a very thin coat. Let your mascara dry completely before moving onto the next step.

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Now for your final type of mascara! The mascara for volume should be used last because you can be slightly more generous with the coat that you put on your lashes. Apply a coat of this mascara on your top lashes.

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Then apply a coat of the same mascara on your bottom lashes. They only need one coat of mascara.

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Now you have gorgeous lashes! This may seem like a little bit of work, but I promise it doesn’t take long when you are doing other things between each coat of mascara. The results are TOTALLY worth it!

Since I know you loved this beauty post so much, you need to check out these other great makeup posts too!

3 Minute Face

Holiday Makeup Look

Zoey Deschanel Inspired Makeup

Easy Summer Makeup Tips

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I am all about making life sweet and simple during the summer. That includes my makeup look. I am way too busy creating awesome memories with my family to fuss too much about my makeup. Summer beauty should be about simplicity that doesn’t have to be touched up much throughout the day. I put together a simple makeup look that is chock full of my favorite makeup tips that you can rock everyday this summer.

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Remember how I said simple? Most days, I use only about five beauty items.

*Foundation

*Sunscreen

*Lip color

*Mascara

*Eyebrow color

Here is how I use each of those items to create my perfect summer look…

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The first thing I do, is start with a light sunscreen. This Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen is just the right texture. I mix the sunscreen with my liquid foundation. Depending on how my skin is, I mix more or less foundation with my sunscreen to give the DIY tinted moisturizer more or less coverage. I put my tinted moisturizer all over my face. Then, I fill in my eyebrows. Don’t ever skip filling in your eyebrows!

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Next comes the mascara. For me, summertime means water fun. Not that I am lounging by the pool or anything, but I tend to get wet a lot during the summer. Most of the time it is just getting sprinkled at a splash park, or sprayed in the face by a sprinkler I am trying to move on my lawn. I use nothing but waterproof mascara during the summer. I have learned to really love this Revlon Lash Potion mascara. It helps your lashes grow while you wear it!

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Lastly, comes the lip color. I decided to try the Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain. Instead of a lipstick, this is a lip stain that adds color to your lips that won’t wear off like lipstick does. I am pretty much obsessed with this stuff! The color is fantastic.

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Right now is just the right time to stock up on all of your summer beauty must haves! Walgreens has some seriously killer deals happening right now including a coupon for a free travel-size makeup brush set with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase! You can get that coupon HERE. This offer runs through August 30.

Now it is your turn to spill your secrets! What are your summer beauty essentials?

Fresh Makeup for Allergy Face®

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It is time for puffy eyes, runny noses, and nonstop sneezing again! That is what allergy season brings on for me. Thankfully I can find a solution to my problem by taking Zyrtec® to relieve my allergy symptoms. One problem that I come across still is that I suffer from the heaven forbidden “Allergy Face®”. My face gets red and sometimes chapped. My eyes get puffy and red. My nose runs nonstop. It makes for a pretty nasty canvas when it comes to doing my makeup.

Zyrtec® teamed up with with celebrity makeup artist, Jamie Greenberg to come up with six perfect makeup looks and tips to help combat Allergy Face®! I have tried a few of the looks and have absolutely loved all of them! You can find her looks and tips HERE. The look Jamie Greenberg created that I love the most is, Barest Beauty.

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It adds just enough makeup to my face that I feel beautiful, but I don’t feel like my face is totally covered in makeup. It enhances the areas not affected as badly by allergies and hides all of my Allergy Face® symptoms.

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Enjoy this fun video that Jamie Greenberg made to introduce her looks and tips!

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My Makeup Dreams Came True

Makeup is such a huge part of my life. It always has been. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I was 12 years old, but I wanted to wear it so badly before then that I would sneak and find eyeshadow samples in magazines and put them on when I got to school. There are probably far worse things that I could have been sneaking, but I felt like I was being quite rebellious as I wiped on that light blue eyeshadow onto my eyelids as a 6th grader. I now look at my daughter and see the role that makeup is already having in her life. Although she doesn’t wear makeup yet, her favorite thing to do is get out her little makeup kit I made full of old makeup brushes, lip gloss, and pretend eyeshadow and put on her makeup while I apply my makeup each day. I appreciate those little moments that we get to share together each day while we do our makeup together. I realize how much she really looks up to me as she watches my every move and does exactly what I do too. She likes to ask exactly what I am doing and she will repeat the steps as she does it too. She had lots of questions when I started using something new in my makeup routine. She got used to it quickly when I started using it everyday. It is a good thing she got used to it, because this product is here to stay in my makeup routine!

BareMinerals BareSkin Foundation

I finally found the perfect foundation for my skin. My poor skin has gone through a lot lately. I have had breakouts galore! Did you know that your pH levels change every 7 years? That is why you need to switch up the makeup you use, the medicine you take, and the different lotions you put on every once and a while because your body is always changing! I have experienced that first hand lately. My breakouts have been much worse than they ever were in middle school. I realized that a lot of it was because I was also trying to find the perfect liquid foundation. My skin didn’t like any of the foundations I was trying.

I used to use the bareMinerals mineral powder foundation all of the time, but decided that I needed something with a little more coverage. That is why when I was approached by bareMinerals to try out their new bareMinerals bareSkin Serum Foundation, I knew I needed to team up with them!  I knew I needed to get my hands on it!

BareMinerals BareSkin Liquid Foundation

This foundation is amazing. They researched for 20 years before releasing a liquid foundation because they knew that most liquid foundations were full of harsh chemicals they didn’t want to include in their product. They finally came up with the perfect formulation and it is a match made in heaven for my skin. To use it, you shake up the bottle really well and put a few dots in the center of the brush. It only takes about 5 drops of foundation to cover my entire face with full coverage. This foundation has incredible coverage! I have been really impressed with how easy it is to blend it into my skin too. I don’t feel like it rubs right off of my face either.

BareMinerals Pure Liquid Foundation

Although my skin is still trying to get over the major breakouts I suffered through, you can’t even tell that I ever had them when I wear this makeup. An added bonus too is that it has SPF so I don’t have to worry about adding another step to my makeup routine while I am trying to wrestle a 2 year old who is trying to get into all of my makeup too!

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Zoey Deschanel Inspired Makeup Look

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Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? It’s Kenz! I am obsessed with New Girl. I think every girl who watches that show somehow feels a connection to Zoey Deschanel’s character, Jessica Day. Inside we are all a little quirky and awkward just like Jess. Although Zoey Deschanel plays such an awkward character, there is nothing awkward about how absolutely gorgeous she is. She has the greatest style in and out of character in every show she is on. I always love her makeup, so I created a tutorial for a makeup look inspired by her.

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I always love the makeup that Zoey wears. I like that it isn’t totally polished and that it looks a little messy sometimes. That makes it more realistic. The two things that always stand out to me with Zoey Deschanel is her flawless, porcelain like skin and her gorgeous eyelashes that frame her blue eyes. I knew that teaming up with Rimmel for this look would be perfect because of their Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and Stay Matte Foundation. Drugstore mascara usually gets a bad reputation, but I absolutely love the Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara! It makes lashes fan out perfectly, while giving them plenty of volume too. Drugstore foundation has an even worse reputation. I can honestly say that the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation was the first drugstore foundation that I have really loved! It totally perfected the flaws on my face, while still letting my face feel like it could breathe.

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You can find both of those Rimmel products at Walmart, in the makeup section. Rimmel is also celebrating their 180 year anniversary and will be putting a $1 off coupon in the Sunday newspaper for each of these two products so make sure to grab your coupon before you head to Walmart to buy your makeup!

Now for the fun part. How YOU can create a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look of your own. You need…

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 *Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara

*Blush

*Cream colored eye shadow

*Plum colored eye shadow

*Rose shimmer eye shadow

*Dark brown colored eye shadow

*Eyebrow makeup

*Bright colored lipstick

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1. Apply foundation on your face with a sponge.

2. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

3. Brush rose shimmer eye shadow to your eyelid, from crease to lash line.

4. Brush dark brown colored eye shadow in crease and edge of eyelid.

5. Brush cream colored eyelid from eyebrow down to crease, blending the other colors together.

6. Smudge rose shimmer eye shadow into the bottom lash line.

7. Line upper lash line with plum colored eye shadow. Use an angled eyeliner brush and smudge it into the lash line.

8. Fill in eyebrows using the eyebrow makeup of your choice.

9. Apply bright colored lipstick.

Bam! You have officially created a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look!

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Robert Jones Beauty Academy Review: Part 1

Remember when I told you I was going to start taking online classes to become a certified makeup artist through the Robert Jones Beauty Academy? Well, it is happening now! I am going to keep all of you posted on my progress throughout the entire journey. I can’t wait to keep you in the loop!

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I have only been a legitimate student of the Robert Jones Beauty Academy for a week now and I already feel like I learned so much from the first video! In the first video, he did makeup on a model while he explained how he did it and why he did what he did. He didn’t go into major detail because those videos are coming up, but even just watching him work was so informative for me. I took 2 1/2 pages of notes as I watched that 30 minute video. I tried some of his techniques the next day when I did my makeup. I love how fresh and natural it looks while still highlighting the good parts!

Robert Jones Makeup

I can’t wait to continue to learn from Robert Jones and to bring you all with me throughout the journey. Be sure to check back to see more of my reviews about the Robert Jones Beauty Academy. If you are interested in becoming a certified makeup artist through the Robert Jones Beauty Academy, you can find more details HERE. If you are interested in getting makeup tips from Robert Jones, you can sign up for those HERE.

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Words can’t even describe how excited I am to share this news with you today! Dreams really do come true!

A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to go listen to Robert Jones speak. If you don’t know who Robert Jones is, you are missing out. Just because you don’t know his name, doesn’t mean you haven’t seen his work. He is a celebrity makeup artist who has done makeup for celebrities like Selena Gomez and Cindy Crawford. He has also done the makeup for many makeup ads, especially mascara!

 Robert Jones Beauty and Girl Loves Glam Collab

Robert was charming, funny, and crazy talented. He reminded all of us that it is okay to be a perfectionist! It is actually good to be a perfectionist. I also loved that he pointed out that it is beneficial to do your hair before doing your makeup. I am a strong believer in that! Don’t melt your makeup off with your hot tools, ladies!

Well, here is the exciting part! Robert Jones has started his very own Robert Jones Beauty Academy! Let me explain to you what that means. It means, that up until now, if you want to become a makeup artist, you were pretty much self taught. Many makeup artists have gone to special effects makeup school, cosmetology school, or gotten a degree in some sort of art. Robert Jones created an online course to teach people how to be makeup artists without having to go to school for something they aren’t interested in. It is amazing! You have to test out of each level in order to move up in the system, so you know you are becoming a real pro as you learn more. To attend the Robert Jones Beauty Academy, it is only $24.95 a month, or $299 a year (it is actually on a special for $249 right now)! Amazing, right? I am going to be starting as a student in his academy next month and I can’t wait to tell you all about my experience! I will keep you updated. If you are interested in becoming a makeup artist through the Robert Jones Beauty Academy, you can find more info HERE.

Robert Jones Beauty Makeup Kit

This is the makeup that Robert brought to teach one class. It was out of control amazing!

But what if you don’t want to be a makeup artist? What if you just want to learn how to do your own makeup? Robert Jones has an option for you too! He is offering 7 days of free lessons for real girls like you! Learn about your face shape, your eye shape, and how to customize your makeup to who you are! You can sign up for free, HERE.

Who’s excited to join me in my Robert Jones Beauty Academy journey?!

Holiday Party Makeup Look

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Let the holiday parties begin! It is fun to dress up a little for holiday parties and it is time to have a perfect makeup look to go with your gorgeous holiday look! Adding the perfect makeup can bring your entire look to the next level. It can make you feel fabulously confident so you don’t have to worry about anything but enjoying your holiday fun!

I was given some Younique makeup to create this holiday makeup look by cute AnnieMarie of Cozy Couture Boutique. I am obsessed with these products! They are really high quality and they are jam packed with pigments so the color turned out just as vibrantly as I hoped they would. The makeup also stayed on all day long with the help of the amazing primer too!

Younique makeup Holiday Look

I used…

Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Moonstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Infatuated, Heartbroken, Curious, and Gorgeous

Moonstruck Minerals Blusher in Seductive

The Moonstruck Glorious Face and Eye Primer

Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lovesick

I am totally obsessed with these products! I can’t tell you enough how impressed I am by the quality of these Younique products. For the price, they are completely affordable and are a great deal! When I created my holiday look, I used my own foundation, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, and an additional red lipstick color that is totally optional depending on how bright you want your lips to be.

Now for creating the look…

For your facial makeup:

1. Apply moisturizer

2. Apply primer to your entire face. I used the Younique Glorious Face and Eye Primer. It’s totally amazing.

3. Put your foundation on.

4. Put blush on the apples of your cheeks. I used the Younique Minerals Blusher in Seductive. For this look, I didn’t do any other facial contouring because I like to keep the face looking more naturally colored during the winter. Because there isn’t much sunlight to get tan, I stayed away from the bronzer. I wanted it to look like my cheeks had gotten a little rosy from the cold weather. When you use the Younique blush, be sure to put a little on your brush and then tap most of it off onto your hand. The pigments are so powerful, you can get too much on your brush pretty easily.

5. Pencil in your eyebrows.

For the eyes:

Holiday Party Eye Makeup

1. Apply eye primer to the entire eyelid. I used the Younique Glorious Face and Eye Primer.

2. Brush the dark brown eye shadow in the crease of your eyelid from the outside edge of your eye in about halfway across your eye. I used the Younique Infatuated color.

3. Brush the reddish pink colored eye shadow below the dark brown eye shadow. Brush it from the crease down to the lash line. I used the Younique Heartbroken color. This is one color you won’t find anywhere else. I’m obsessed with this color!

4. Brush the gold colored eye shadow from the inside edge of the eye into the previous two colors. Brush from the crease down to the lash line. I used the Younique Gorgeous color. This is another color I haven’t really seen before. It is SO gold. It is really beautiful!

5. Brush the gold colored eye shadow under the bottom eyelashes along the lash line.

6. Apply cream or white eye shadow from the crease up to the eyebrow. Brush into the previous colors just a little bit so you can blend them together. I used the Younique Curious color.

7. Apply a thick line of dark eyeliner. come out a little past your eyelid so you can create a small cat eye effect.

8. Finish of the eyes with some mascara. I used the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. This isn’t just any mascara! This is kind of like wearing false eyelashes, without all of the hassle of applying false eyelashes. It is just two different tubes that look like mascara tubes that you use to create the perfect eyelashes.

For the lips:

1. Put some pink or red lipstick. This is optional depending on how bright you want your lips to be. I used a red Kat Von D lipstick and then kissed most of it off onto a tissue. I just wanted to add a bright color, but didn’t want it to be overwhelming.

2. Apply lip gloss on top of the lipstick. I used the Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lovesick. Adding the lip gloss helps make your lips look fuller and more glamorous for your party!

Easy Holiday Party Makeup Look

Now it is time to go knock the socks off of all of those party goers!

Be sure to go like Cozy Couture Boutique on Facebook to get more details about ordering these Younique products and to see all of the other cute stuff AnnaMarie has! She has some great deals going on right now! The Younique eye shadow pigments are $10 each or 4 for $35! These pigments will last you a very long time too! The pigment is so high in them that you don’t have to use very much each time you apply it. She is also offering free boot socks with any purchase over $20! Holla! Perfect Christmas gifts!

Don’t forget to get my book, The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup for your Christmas gifts too!

I was compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I really do love these products!

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup BOOK! HUGE Giveaway too!

The book is finally here! Can you even believe it? I have to keep thinking to myself, “Is this real life?” when I think of the fact that I just wrote a freaking book. After many days of dreaming up makeup tutorials, many more days of doing my makeup and making my husband take pictures of me, endless nights of photo editing, and more of those endless nights of writing and formatting, it is DONE!

The Busy Girl's Guide to Makeup book

Doing your makeup doesn’t have to be scary, time consuming, or a total chore anymore. This book is full of great tips and tutorials to help you with your basic makeup needs at any age. It is the perfect book to keep next to your makeup bag, or keep on your phone, iPad, or Kindle as a quick reference for those busy days that you need some inspiration.

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup is available in both paperback and Kindle versions.

You can purchase the paperback version for $13.99 here. It will also be available on Amazon starting next week.

You can purchase the Kindle version for &7.99 here.

No matter how many times I read it, re read it, and re read it some more, I will always have things to pick apart and always find a few errors. That part freaks me out and makes me want to never sleep again until it is absolutely perfect. That is basically why I haven’t slept for an entire month. Luckily, I have a totally sane and supportive husband who wrote a book earlier this year. He has helped me A LOT! He also assures me that even professionally written and edited books have errors in them. That makes me feel better. Although, I do know that there will probably be a dozen editions of this book released! Ha!

I also am blessed to have some of the greatest bloggers in the entire world that I get to call my friends. They have all be SO supportive of this entire crazy idea of mine. As a fun way to officially launch the book, we decided to do a GIVEAWAY!

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There will be FIVE winners of this giveaway!

Grand Prize (one winner)- $200 Sephora gift card, $25 gift certificate to The Ribbon Retreat, 14 piece makeup brush set, and paperback copy of The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup!

Second Prize (three winners)- 14 piece makeup brush set and a paperback copy of The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup!

Third Prize (one winner)- Paperback copy of The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup

Aren’t those some pretty fabulous prizes?! To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Winners will have 24 hours to respond to emails once the giveaway is done. Good luck!

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Thanks again to everyone who has supported this project! I would love to see your makeup after you do it with these tutorials!