Starting the year growing lashes and eating hummus

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. It was an exciting experience a true privilege to be a part of it all.

As you’ll see below, the new year is already the year of lashes and brows.

Tarte Maneater Mascara

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?

GrandeLash

I haven’t even used this lash growth serum 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.

I wholeheartedly recommend GrandeLash because it 100% works. At $65, it’s also more affordable than some of the alternatives. I can’t think of anything bad to say about it.

Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

Ok, not to sound like a braggy bitch but my brows are really good right now. That is thanks to hairy genetics and GrandeBrow. 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.

Non-Beauty Faves

642 Things to Draw

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.

Pandemic on Netflix

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.

How will I know I’m hiring a sanitary makeup artist?

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