I was so excited when I found out today's prompt last week. I have always loved makeup and beauty products. I started learning how to apply makeup around age 12. I was performing with my ballet schools' company and my mom wasn't always there to help me out. So I had to learn to do stage makeup on my own with some help from friends and some of the older girls.
I also remember when Walmart sold Jane Cosmetics. They had these little pamphlets with makeup tips. I actually learned a lot from those!
My makeup/beauty routine also became really important after I had my children. Our gym had childcare and I would workout daily and save some time to shower and get myself together. Having that time to spend on myself as a "woman" not a "mommy" was so important.
I keep a similar routine today. I definitely don't think you HAVE to wear makeup to be beautiful, but there is something to be said for a routine that makes you feel like a woman again and not someone who might have syrup on her shirt or spit-up in her hair.
One of the focuses of my blog is beauty because I feel it is important for women/moms to feel gorgeous no matter what stage of life they are in. Particularly in the infant/toddler/preschool stages of our child's lives when they depend on us so much for everything.
Sooo...all that to say, stay lovely and here are my beauty must-haves :)
BH Cosmetics Foundation Primer
BH Cosmetics Duo Fiber Foundation Brush
Revlon Photoready Eye Brightener/Primer
Sephora Primal Instincts Palette
Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss
NYX Brow Kit
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