I had to turn the warmth down about a BILLION notches in order to elminate the oompa loompa look that was happening in this photo...for some reason my phone camera would NOT adjust properly! So if the coloring looks weird... it is. Very weird.
I think I have an upgrade ready, this thing has been getting tweakier by the day! Granted it's been going strong for a while. This is my husband's old phone since I destroyed mine in a single drop to the tile floor a few months ago.
Here is my birthday makeup 😅
I wanted to share this photo because it's just me. No editing (as per usual), no hiding behind the fuzzy front facing camera which was tempting, no makeup mask (only eyebrows 😉), just me. Giant pores you don't need to zoom in to see, blemishes, redness, scarring, dark circles. This is my 30 year old face 99% of the time.
I've learned a lot in 30 years. More than I could possibly share. But one of those things is that you are incredible as you are, as a raw, honest, unedited human being. It may take a while to realize, months, years, decades even...but it's worth realizing. Don't change for other people. Don't hide the unique parts about yourself in order to fit in. There are already dozens of dimes out there. Have pride in your true self. Constantly work on building your confidence as you deserve to be confident as the unique individual you are. It can be very difficult to live that way given today's harsh culture but in hindsight, you will discover it's the truth.
I'm so grateful to have been given these years to experience, and the opportunity to continue living and learning is the best birthday gift of all. I hope you all have a fantastic evening ❤
I've always been a drugstore girl at heart. That's where I started. I didn't even know high end makeup existed for a long while. There are so many drugstore gems out there, and the quality of many affordable items has really improved over the years. I'm also very frugal and especially in recent years, very particular and thoughtful about what I buy. I don't want a massive overwhelming collection of stuff, I just want good products that I love. And even better and more rewarding when products are affordable! (Although now that I'm older I do enjoy saving up and splurging on nice high quality products I can enjoy for a long time!) So when I, miss frugal-smart-and-thoughtful-with-her-money, tell myself I would buy more of these @narsissist Velvet Matte Lip Pencils which are almost $30, that's a really big deal 😉 This pencil (Cruella) is so pigmented, matte, and incredibly comfortable. Ugh I love it!
Happy Saturday friends! Hope everyone is having a great weekend, always goes too fast huh?? Wanted to do something simple tonight, but also a little something different. I'd really like to enhance my creativity and try to start doing some more creative looks ❤
Used the #soniakashuk Matte Palette (I'm sure you're sick of seeing this by now!) @sugarpill Love+ and @narsissist Cruella
A little late in the day but I hope everyone is having a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day!! 🍀
Tonight I used @urbandecaycosmetics Deluxe Shadow Box, @sugarpill Midori Eyeshadow, the #soniakashuk Matte Palette, @toofaced Your Love Is King Blush, @anastasiabeverlyhills Lucky Clover Highlight (how fitting 😉) and @litcosmetics Magic Dragon Glitter!
You guys, I'm a mess. I'm dressed like a schlub 95% of my life (proof in many of my photos.) My hair is a train wreck 99% of my life (proof in many of my photos.) Clothes and hair courtesy of the gym and errands this MORNING. I can't tell you how many times I had to fix and touch up that pointy inner corner. I'm too lazy for false lashes. My real lashes are barely there. I changed lip colors 17 times. This eye makeup is so underwhelming that I didn't feel the need to take a closeup picture! I always go to bed too late because I'm up typing captions and washing my face before bed.
For whatever reason you stick around my page, just know I appreciate you and send you much love always 😙