- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Congrats on the new vanity! I have a dressing table that belonged to my Great Great Grandmother. I’ve had it since I was a little girl, and I love having a spot to sit and do my thing. Makes me feel all girly and stuff. 🙂
As for acquiring products, just go wander around Sephora and Ulta. You’ll be fully stocked (and broke) in no time. haha It would help to know a bit about what you want to add, what skin type you have, and any quirks/preferences/dislikes you have, etc. to point you in the right direction. How long do you spend in front of the mirror every day? How long are you willing to spend? Or are you looking more for special-occasion products?
My 20 minute routine for a normal workday is:
Hair- scrunch with Deva Light Curl Gel (I have fine, naturally curly hair)
Face moisturizer- CeraVe (normal-dry skin)
Body moisturizer- Curel
Make-up- Smashbox CC Cream (thought I think I’m switching back to their BB cream after I finish this tube), Amazing Concealer (for blemishes), Benefit Fake Up concealer (for my dark under eye circles), NARS blush and contour powder, Smashbox highlighter, Urban Decay Naked Basics eye shadow pallette, NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner, a quick curl of my lashes, a swipe of lipstick (favorites from Tarte, Stila, and Clinique), and seal with a few sprays of Urban Decay All Nighter (Tarte’s Amazonian Clay setting powder is too drying for my winter skin, but is my go-to in the warmer months)
If I’m having a lazy day, I skip the contour powder, highlighter, eye shadow, and eye liner. Oh, and I am on the prowl for the perfect mascara. The Bee just suggested I give Maybelline and Benefit mascaras a chance, so I went out and bought 2 mascaras yesterday that I will be trying over the next few weeks. I need one that doesn’t flake or give me racoon eyes by noon.