Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Collection

It’s not always a terrible thing when you forget your lip products at home, even if you love all of them.  On Saturday, I was out with my mom and my daughters. We had picked up a bite for breakfast, and after, I went to grab some lip goodies from my bag.  Gasp!  They were all MIA!  I had applied balm before I had left but never placed it into my bag, and my lipsticks and glosses tend to float around the house (blogger hazard haha).  Well, I am one of those people who always needs at least balm on her lips, so how convenient was it that the first boutique I came to had an amazing array of cosmetics and clothing?  Thank goodness the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Collection  jumped off the display to greet me!bare minerals marvelous moxie in show off read more


8 Drugstore Makeup Products Worth Repurchasing

I purchase the bulk of my makeup from drugstores or places like Target or Walmart.  I am in those places very often, so drugstore makeup is very accessible for me.  Also, I have found so many good products from drugstores (or drugstore-like department stores).  I want the world to hear about these necessities, so I am sharing 8 drugstore makeup products worth repurchasing.  I have been repurchasing some of these for over 10 years!

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For the face:

L'oreal True Match Super Blendable Blush

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This blush is so amazing that I used it on my wedding day over 9 years ago!  And If I can’t my favorite shade- Spiced Plum- in the store, I go store-to-store until I find it.  I usually have luck at Walmart, but I see Ulta also carries it.  But like I said, I am not in specialty stores like Ulta and Sephora on a regular basis.  Although, I wish I could be! read more


Currently Crazy About: Makeup Edition

My makeup favorites are forever evolving.  I like to switch up certain products like lipstick and eyeshadow all the time, while I often stick with the same mascara and foundation for longer periods of time.  I’ve recently encountered some awesome new makeup gems to freshen up my makeup bag.  Today, I am going to share some makeup products I am currently crazy about and using on a regular basis!currently-crazy-about-makeup-eyeshadow-pinterest

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream

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Favorite Festive Lipstick Shades for the Holiday Season

I usually love a nude lip, but I get more daring with my lipstick color choices when colder temperatures arrive.  This fall and winter, I’m loving berry and plum lipstick shades.  They are hard to resist while I am out browsing the aisles of Target, any drugstore, or department store.  It seems as though beautiful rich shades of lip color are everywhere I turn!  I’m sharing (and reviewing) my favorite festive lipstick shades for the holiday season!

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Festive lipstick shades are the perfect toppers to any holiday look!

Fall and winter holidays beg for darker, spicier colors.  Our home décor, candles, clothing, and nail polish are all a little darker and richer throughout the winter months, and our makeup should be, too!  If your outfits become a little more festive during the holiday season, your look will be incomplete without a bolder lip color.  ‘Tis the season! read more


Fall Skincare Products for Combination Skin

I’ve received a few inquiries from you lovely readers regarding my favorite skincare products.  My skin behaves differently throughout the change of seasons.  Since we are in the thick of the beautiful fall season, I thought it might be helpful to share with you the skincare products I am using on my combination skin this fall.

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Fall Cleansers & Makeup Removers for Combination Skin

Biore Baking Soda Liquid Pore Cleanser

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Because I have combination skin, it tends to be dry at times and in certain places and more oily around my T-Zone.  When I am feeling extra oily, I like to use this Biore cleanser in the morning, when my skin is makeup-free.  It’s great for my fall skincare routine because it doesn’t seem to dry out my skin.  It exfoliates leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean, not tight or dry.  Exfoliation is an important element of my skincare regime during any season, because it’s necessary in removing dead cells from the skin’s surface.  Exfoliated skin looks radiant and healthy, and this cleanser is perfect for my skin.  Plus, it’s hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, and it is under $7 here! read more


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable. #stayCHIComfy

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