Thursday, February 20, 2014

Third Thursday - Beauty



When Bri announced that this month's theme was beauty, I was like "huh - I don't really do that!"  I mostly just look the way I look and then wear clothes!  My hair and make-up routine is pretty minimal.  In fact, I did a post about it back in 2012, if you are interested.  The only change for my hair is that I switched to using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, and I use a deep-conditioner about once a week.  I also add some leave-in conditioner before I slather on the mousse.  I pretty much have 3 hairstyles - down, ponytail, and bun.  Sometimes, I will do a braid (or two).  But it's usually just down and curly!    

I don't paint my nails very often, because I am notorious for picking at any little bump.  So if the nails are perfect, I won't mess with them, but if there is even a tiny smudge, I will destroy the whole thing within a couple of days.  I should really exercise more self-control with that, because painted nails are pretty!

As you can see, I was sort of stumped, and then Bri mentioned lipstick.  Last summer, I bought some lip-stain and I really liked it, but I always forget to put it on.  So, I made sure to remember to paint my lips pink for this day!  I'm not a fan of actual lipstick, but I love the lip-stain, because the color goes on easily, and then you can add glossiness with the balm.

Anyway, maybe I'll pick up some tips from the other ladies who link up!            

Top: Gap
Cardigan, Skirt, Tights, Necklace: Old Navy
Belt: Chinese Laundry
Shoes: J.Crew Factory
Lip color: Revlon Just Bitten Lip-stain in Victorian

7 comments:

  1. The lipstain looks pretty on you and really brightens up your face! If I had to pick one beauty product it would be lipstick/gloss/stain, whatever. Even if you have no other make up on, a little dash of lipstick makes you look instantly pulled together! Loving your bow top too. So cute!

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  2. The lipstain looks great on you, especially with your top! Lipstick is something I only put on once a day on my way to work. I just keep it in my purse otherwise I forget. Have you noticed a difference when you switched to sulfate free?

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  3. One of the first things I noticed was your lip color! I'm with you, I feel like lipstick is a waste because it comes right off. But lipstain is amazing! What brand do you use?

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  4. I'm a lipstain girl too. Have you try gel nail polish. You might like it better then regular polish.

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  5. It looks SOOOOO good on you. I still can't get over the pic you posted on Instagram yesterday. At work us girls try to wear lipstick on Fridays - you should join us :)

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  6. You look great, Andi! I'll have to figure out what beauty thing I can incorporate for this link-up, too. I don't branch out with hair/make-up as often as I should! Love the blouse too. Happy Friday!!

    ♥ perfectly PRIYA

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  7. Ooh, nice! I really like the lip stain, Andi! I'm never good at beauty stuff either - I am the WORST at makeup, I never paint my fingernails, I kind of wing it with my hair...so I didn't link up this month. I probably should become a grown up one of these days and actually learn how to do my makeup...

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