Everyday Makeup Tutorial- Instagram Stories


EVERYDAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL-IG STORIES

Over on Instagram stories I shared a quick tutorial on how I do my makeup everyday. You can head here to see the tutorials just look for the highlight “Makeup Tutorial” and watch away! Below are the products I used.

Primer:
I use the Super Serum + CBD from Hora which is super moisturizing but helps leave a nice natural glow look. (Use Code: Mika at checkout for FREE SHIPPING) This is something I also use at night as as serum it helps with acne.

Foundation:
The foundation I use is a medium/ full coverage but I honestly do not feel as if it is “full coverage” it is light and the more you add to your face it will become full coverage. I throw this on practically everyday and it does not feel thick at all. (Color- Creme)

Concealer:
I LOVE Tarte’s tape shape and I use the shade “Light”. This has to be my go- to and my favorite concealer of all time. Some may say it a little heavy but I have naturally dark circles so I have found that this is what works best for me!

Setting Powder:
I apply the translucent powder under my eyes and in the problem areas that need to “bake” meaning to settle the makeup a little longer so it does not come off. The translucent powder also leaves a nice matte finish on the areas you highlight with it. I use this after I am finished to set my makeup.

Eyeshadow:
Lately this palette has been my go- to. I have hazel eyes and I really feel like it makes my eyes pop and I love all the blush tones.

Eyeliner: 
I have used this eyeliner I think since I was in 8th grade- NO LIE. It is from the drugstore and has a price that is hard to beat and is super easy to apply with the tip is has.

Eyebrows:
Recently I have been working on growing out my eyebrows and the product I have been using to fill them in has worked like a charm. I use the color (blonde) This is a drugstore product that has a good price on it as well.

Mascara: I have very sensitive eyes when it comes to mascara so this mascara has been a go-to that has really lasted all day without flaking.

Blush: I recently started exploring this brand and really have enjoyed the consistency and the quality. The price is worth it for sure!

Highlighter: This highlighter is my on the go buddy!

Lips: 
I love a good lip color and this Matte color and brand is a good one because it is priced well and long lasting for me! (Color- Lover)

 

 

#NationalPizzaDay

Happy #NationalPizzaDay friends! If there is one Drew and I can agree on the most it is our LOVE for pizza.

I recently had a vision of wanting a session with a few of my favorite things, Andrew, pizza, wine and RANCH! So I reached out to Jill a local KC photographer who is such an amazing  photographer- she trusted my vision along with her ideas and we made it happen!

FUN FACT: If you have followed me on my social media you will see that no matter the circumstances if Ranch is needed- I have it. Literally I carry it with me practically everywhere if I know there will be pizza.


There is just something about Hidden Valley ranch that is hard to beat!

When we were delivered these photos Jill titled it “Love is in the Ranch” I laughed out loud because it could not have been a better description!

Happy #NationalPizza day, go out and get your favorite and be sure to tag me today I love when people share their pizza love 🙂

Pizza- 1889
Space- Market Studio KC
Wine- Josh Cellars
RANCH- Hidden Valley
Photographer- Jill Caren Photo

Why We Take Christmas Photos- Happy Holiday’s

You aren’t married… you don’t have kids… blah blah. I get asked here and there why Andrew and I take Christmas photos. I wanted to share with you reasons why we do Christmas photos and also the perfect excuse to show you all theses amazing photos shot my the talented Beth Grimm!


Family and Friends- Since Andrew was born and raised in Michigan we do not see his family and friends as often. In general life gets crazy even when we do go home we do not get to see everyone, so we thought it would be a great way to check in with family and friends.


Memories– I love looking back on the past few years and how much we have changed and grown. Whether you’re married, not married, have kids or simply have a dog. It is so fun to look back each year and see how much has changed.

(Just caught that I was clearly flipping the camera off LOL)

Chance to dress up– I feel like the older we get the less opportunities we have to “dress up” so I always try to plan our outfits and pick a spot that is different than the year before.

Discovering new photographers– I love switching up photographers for all types of occasions. Everyone has their own style but yet I try to pick a photographer that has a similar esthetic that overall compliments my style and social media.

Focus on us- Photos are a good time to just be in the moment and not worry about anything else. When we worked with Beth that is exactly how she made us feel. I don’t think we have laughed that hard in a while.


Happy Holiday’s from my little family to yours.

 

Gifts for your Homebody Friend- GIFT GUIDE

 

Okay if anyone can love a good gift guide it is me. You all requested ALOT this year so I am going to do my best to help you all out! First as an avid homebody I was very excited about this gift guide. Whether you are shopping for your best friend, sister or mom! If they are a homebody there is something on this gift guide for them!

01// Slippers 02// Cozy Cardigian 03// True Roots 04// Coco Rose 05// Watermelon Glow Mask 06// All The Jingle Ladies 07// Cozy Blanket 08// Homebody Book 09// Uplift Nurse Jamie Roll 10// Mini Capri Blue Candle 11// Hydra Gel Eye Patches 12// Vitruvi Diffuser

 

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