July 10, 2018

5 Minute Summer Make Up

Eric and I spent the last week at my parent's lake house in Ohio with my family.  The house is on a tiny little lake in the middle of no where.  My parents have had the lake since I was nine years old so I grew up waterskiing, tubing and playing wiffle ball with my brothers every single summer weekend.  There is no wifi or cable, we actually didn't even have a TV up there for the longest time! My brothers and their families were all in and out throughout the week but I got to spend the week there helping my mom host everyone and enjoy some quiet time in-between people coming in and out. It was unbelievably relaxing and I loved being a bit disconnected from everything.  Now that we are home, I am getting back into the swing of things- there is a whole bunch of newness on No.14's sales floor (& some newness online too) and my inbox is ALMOST handled. *shout out to those that like to keep their inbox at zero*

Anyway, every time I go to the lake,whether it be my parent's or Eric's parent's lake, you guys always ask me about my skincare routine while I'm there.  If you frequent JGB or my instagram, you know I am so careful about my skin and that I've wrestled with bad skin for a long time.  I am adamant about protecting my face from the sunshine and I am always trying new things to see what works best.

When I work from home I like to be somewhat put together because otherwise, I feel sloppy and don't get very much done.  I like to feel like I got ready for my day a little bit and am at least presentable.  When I am at the lake, I want to be presentable and I want to be sure that I am protecting my skin.  This is my summer skincare routine that I've been using when I am at the lake or when I am just working from home and don't want to be wearing a full face of makeup.

CC Cream (SPF 40)- I use this everyday at the lake and any day I'm just working from home or running errands and don't need a full face of make up.  It is lightweight coverage, but gets the job done in covering redness etc.  I use this brush to apply (I also use this brush to apply my regular daily foundation).  I love that it has SPF because I am adamant about protecting my skin.  I actually have both shades of this and probably won't be repurchasing the lighter color because it is just too light.  I have pretty fair skin (I use self tanner alll the time) but once you apply this to your skin, it spreads out and becomes lighter.

Mascara- sooo, I don't really mess with waterproof mascara.  A lot of you messaged me asking which waterproof mascara I've been using and I don't have an answer for ya.  I just can't stand how it sticks to your lashes and is soo hard to get off at the end of the day.   So, I use my regular mascara at the lake- I honestly soak in the water a lot and don't dunk my head unless we are skiing or something- and I just wipe it off if it runs.  I don't do my entire big bold lashes 'recipe' like I do for my daily make up- I just do a few swipes of this Bobbi Brown mascara and this MILK mascara and it gives me dark and subtle lashes.

SPF Setting Spray: Last year I was using this Kate Somerville setting spray with SPF and while it got the job done, it got in my eyes and stung so badly! Such an odd thing.  Needless to say, that one kicked the bucket for me.  Before we went to the lake for the week I ordered the Coola and Supergoop setting sprays to try both out.  I honestly can't say which I prefer because they're both amazing and both smell incredible.  I would say the only advantage one has over the other would be the Supergoop being SPF 50 and Coola being only SPF30- but I reapply throughout the day and can't say the difference was a deal breaker. If/when I go to reorder, I'll probably just do the Supergoop because it is a bit less expensive and has a higher SPF?

Eyebrows- This is the easiest damn eyebrow wand you'll own.  My lord.  One swipe, your eyebrows have some structure and depth- you're done.  I am not a huge brow person- I get kinda lost with all of all of the 'instagram brows' and just want something that will help shape my face.  Will forever be re purchasing this product.

Bobbi Trio- I take this everywhere with me.  Literally anytime I travel, I am like #blessed that this thing exists. Highlighter, blush, and bronzer all in one.  When I'm at the lake i'll just do a quick swipe of bronzer from my temples to my lip line, a little dab of blush on my cheeks and I usually skip the highlighter (but always use the highlighter for a full makeup routine) This palette is always in my travel bag and I love it on buying trips too.


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