Welcome to the first favorites of 2020! I sure hope this post finds you well.
I just survived over 26 hours doing makeup during the Iowa Caucus, shuffling between 2 media outlets, in the middle of the night and wee morning hours.
Don’t worry; I’m only talking politics as it pertains to my job. It was an exciting experience a true privilege to be a part of it all. I hope to share some of the behind the scenes with you in a video soon so stay tuned if you’re curious about what it’s like to be a makeup artist in an election year.
As you’ll see below, the new year is already the year of lashes and brows.
The fact that Ulta gives you a full size product as a birthday gift just further reinforces that Sephora’s Beauty Insider program is steadily declining. Seriously, y’all playing us Sephora. That’s a story for another day. I love the separation Tarte Maneater gives. It just cleanly defines each lash and gives you beautiful, fanned out fringe. I can apply this mascara without having to be too careful because it doesn’t clump. Also, remember this song?
I haven’t even used this for 3 months, at which you can expect to see full results, and my lashes are already absolutely unbelievable. This is the longest and prettiest they’ve ever been.
GrandeLash is easy to incorporate into my nighttime skin routine, doesn’t cause any irritation-no stinging, no itching, no change in eyelid or eye color.
Ok, not to sound like a braggy bitch but my brows are really good right now. That is thanks to hairy genetics and GrandeBrow MD. Yes, like the lash serum mentioned above but for brows!
My brows are so good and full that all I need is a tinted brow gel. I still love Glossier Boy Brow forever but I have really enjoyed this too. The color is great and it applies just the right amount of product to the brow hairs, without any sort of crunchy, dry feeling whatsoever.
My husband gave me this book for Christmas and it has quickly become my favorite gift. It’s basically 642 drawing prompts, ranging from things like “beneficial bacteria” to a corkscrew. I grew up drawing, obsessively, but don’t sit down and do it much now. Thanks to this book, I am, and I’m loving it. I appreciate the range of subjects it suggests, organic rounded shapes, architectural sharp edges and everything in between. If you used to draw, but haven’t picked up a pencil in a while, this book might be the jumpstart you need too.
Sabra Hummus with Lemon Twist
If you love hummus, you have to try this one. It sounds so simple but the lemon makes it so much better. You’ll want to eat it with a spoon! I do sometimes but also with the Almond Thins crackers.
In the wake of the corona virus, this was a fascinating watch. While scary, it’s important to know about what could happen in the instance of a pandemic flu. I learned a lot, gaining even more appreciation for the scientists, doctors and researchers working on a worldwide flu vaccine.