Saturday, August 20, 2016

Everyday Makeup Routine | August 2016

It has been a hot second since I've shared my everyday favorite makeup products. If you've noticed, I've stopped posting as much about makeup items over the past year. The reason behind this, is because I truly am not as "obsessed" with makeup as I used to be. I am so confident and comfortable in my own skin, that I've found products that work well and so I don't see any reason to try anything new. I have been using the same makeup routine for about 6 months now, only adding about one or two new products along the way. So when I share my favorites below, please note that these are truly my FAVORITES and they are working so well for my skin. Let's go!

The first product that really transformed my makeup journey was the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream. I usually love switching up my foundation options, but ever since I discovered this, I haven't switched back to anything else. As you can see, I have two colors below. I normally am the shade "light" but ever since I got back from Mexico and have prolonged that tan through summer, I have to mix "light" and "tan". This product is technically a CC cream, so it doesn't offer 100% full coverage like a foundation, but that is why I love it. This evens out my skin tone, provides a healthy glow, and covers the majority of any imperfections all while looking INSANELY natural. I'd highly recommend this product.
Purchase here: It Cosmetics CC+ Cream (I use color "Light" and mix with "Tan" when I'm tan)

Let's talk about this tragedy. I dropped this product and I still haven't really recovered from it... I have been using this translucent powder for longer than I've been using the CC Cream, but the combination of the two are a match made in heaven. They are from the same company, so that's not a huge surprise to me! It is translucent, so it isn't going to add any color or coverage to your skin, it is just going to take the shine off of your skin. I run combination/oily so a setting powder is essential. I have already repurchased this product, I love it!
Purchase here: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores

After my foundation/powder application, I always wear bronzer. If I'm a hurry, I will throw on bronzer and skip all other face products (that I will still show below) but I always wear bronzer. I have been using this bronzer for well over two years now, it works perfectly with my skin tone. Warm bronzers pull really orange on my skin, so this cool-toned bronzer looks the perfect shade on my skin, adds warmth but doesn't turn me orange. I apply it with a duo fiber brush, mine is from Sedona Lace.
Purchase here: Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Matte Bronzer (I'm in the shade medium)
Purchase here: Sedona Lace Duo Fiber Brush 813

I definitenly don't wear blush every day, just depending on time. If I do have the time to wear blush, I've been loving this blush for a very long time. It does have a little bit of a sheen to it but it isn't obnoxious on the cheek. It is a really great peachy/pink color that really works well with my skin tone. I apply this with an angled blush brush. If I don't want a shimmery blush, my other go-to is a blush from Mac in the shade "Melba"
Purchase here: Sedona Lace Blush Brush

 Since getting eyelash extensions (full blog post about those here) my eye makeup routine has been SO easy. I swipe this cream shadow on my lid daily, and that's it. If I have extra time I will put liner and mascara on my bottom lashes (I'll share those below) but if I'm in a hurry I just throw this on and walk out the door. It is a really pretty rose-gold color that adds some color but isn't overly noticeable. I love this so much! I already know that I will repurchase it when it runs out.
Purchase here: MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection

So if I am wanting my eyes to look a little darker and put together, I will throw liner and mascara to my bottom lashes. Since I don't do this often, I've found to stick to some great drugstore options for these products since it is just my bottom lash line. I picked up an extremely basic liner and mascara, and love them together!
Purchase here: CoverGirl Professional Super Thick Mascara
Purchase here: Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil

So those are my everyday products! Some of them I don't use everyday, but I basically use the CC Cream + Powder, bronzer, and the cream eyeshadow everyday. I have really been loving these products and haven't had the desire to purchase anything new or every try anything new. I love these products and truly can recommend them to anyone! They're great. Please let me know if you have any questions about the products above, and I'd love for you to leave your everyday products in the comments below!

As always, thanks for reading.
xoxo, Jaimie

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stitch Fix #5

Whoa, I'm already on my FIFTH Stitch Fix!? This is crazy, but I have grown to love this company and love every piece that I've received. If you are curious about what this company is about and the main premise, I would recommend checking out my previous Stitch Fix blog posts, as I go into extreme detail and answer a lot of frequently asked questions. If you have missed any of my previous Stitch Fix posts, you can find them here:

Stitch Fix #1
Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #3
Stitch Fix #4

Let's get right into what I received this time around!

Padilla Racerback Top >> $48.00
When I opened my box, this is the first thing that I saw. I immediately thought I would hate this, as the colors are just oddly together and I'm not a huge fan of slinky spaghetti strap tops. I tried it on (that's the beauty of Stitch Fix, it's at home, so the lest you can do it try it on!) and I ended up loving this. I paired it with a few different things in my closet and this is an adorable top. I've already worn it twice, once with cut off shorts and a gray long cardigan, and another time with a leather jacket and jeans. It is a win in my book!
Verdict: Kept! 

Shalley Split Neck Blouse >> $48.00
This was another piece that I thought I was going to hate. It is SO bright and obnoxious, but also very unique and I could almost guarantee that I'm not going to see someone walking down the school hallway in the same top as me. I tried this on and it feels so high-quality and is really flattering. There are two small cut-outs toward the collarbone (I tried to show a picture of this) and it adds a unique detail to the piece that I love. I think this would be cute paired with baby blue or pale pink pants. It would also look cute with light jeans I think! I haven't worn this yet but I'm looking forward to trying to style this.
Verdict: Kept! 

Lucy Sheer Yoke Knit Tank >> $44.00
This is a very basic peach/pink tank top, that I could see being paired with a lot of different pieces. This piece didn't blow me out of the water, but it is definitely something that I can see myself wearing often. It is very soft and great quality, like all Stitch Fix pieces are!
Verdict: Kept!

Edgewater Knit Top >> $48.00
I love this top! It is very thin and soft, and extremely comfortable to wear. I haven't worn this yet but can't wait. I barely even needed to try this on to discover that I was in love with this. Anyone who knows me personally knows that this is totally right up my alley. I have paired this with an army green vest and it looks really cute. I can't wait to transition this into the fall with some fun scarfs also.
Verdict: Kept! 

Lagio Mixed Material Top >> $58.00
This is a great blouse that I actually wore today to work! It looks great with slacks, and the flower pattern is bright but not too bright. It is very comfortable, and covers my bottom if I wanted to pair this with leggings and boots in the fall. The top is lace which adds a fun and unique detail. I usually ask for pieces that I can wear to work (business-casual) as well as in my personal life, and this is a great example of that.
Verdict: Kept! 

Okay, notice a trend? I kept all five items...again... 
This is my third box in a row where I kept all five items. You get a pretty big discount for keeping all of the items, so I'm glad that my stylist has really began to learn my style and has sent AMAZING pieces that I seriously love. 

A few notes: 
- I specifically request blouses/tops. Stitch Fix offers shoes, purses, jewelry, dresses, bottoms, skirts, jackets, etc. I really like unique tops to pair with basic accessories, so I specifically ask for blouses and tops. 
- It is really important to leave detailed feedback on your "exit survey" when you pay for your items. Even if you are keeping items, you want to tell them the reasons that you are keeping it. I spend a lot of time with my exit survey making sure to leave great feedback, because your stylist will look at this information when they style you a new box!
- I had some referral credit, which is the $55 that got removed from my price below. I want to say THANK YOU to those of you who have signed up below me. Blogging takes some serious hard work and I appreciate when you guys sign up under me and it definitely gives back, so I can keep offering posts like this for you! Thanks again! My referral link is here, if you'd like to sign up. 

Price Breakdown:
Here is a screenshot of my actual receipt from Stitch Fix, let me know if you have any questions!

Please let me know if you have any questions! I already can't wait to schedule my next fix!

As always, thanks for reading.
xoxo, Jaimie