Happy Friday, friends! I'm linking up with Andrea from Momfessionals for this blog post.
It's been such a great week, but it's gone by so fast. If you know me at all, you know that I always dread my birthday because when it arrives on the fourteenth of this month, that means December is almost over and that Christmas day is quickly approaching. You also should know that it's not the actual day of Christmas that I love, but the entire season and I really would love if time would just hover right here in these days before Christmas. Truth be told, I'm always a little sad on Christmas day.
Well, having said all that, here are a few of my favorite things from this week. I thought I'd start with actual items that I love right now and that I use in my daily makeup routine.
I'll start with the Cerave moisturizer. Here is a link for it on Amazon, but we buy it at Costco in a pack that comes with two. I use this stuff first thing every morning and last thing every night after I've washed my face.
That leads me to what I use to wash my face with these days, this Jojoba oil I also bought on Amazon. It was something recommended by my Amazon purchases and when I first got it, I wasn't too sure about it—but now I love it and use it all the time. I wash my face with it at night and use about four drops in my hand, then I rub it all over my entire face (even my lips) and I wash it off with a hot washcloth. In the morning, I use another two drops of it and mix it in with this illuminating face primer by the Elf brand (but it never costs that much, it's usually less than $6) and a drop of my foundation, which is Fit Me foundation by Maybelline. I rub that in just using my hands, then I use this blush by Mellani. (It's the best blush I've ever used.) Using the jojoba oil has helped my dry skin so much, which is why I use it twice a day now.
I set that with the Laura Mercier transluscent powder that my sister gave me as a gift when I was with her in Colorado back in October, and it is my new favorite powder. Eyes are next and I use two palettes everyday, one for eyeshadow, one for eyeliner and eyebrows and then mascara is the last thing I put on. This seems like a lot of makeup, but it really isn't— and all of this only takes me five minutes. I believe that for every expensive brand of makeup, there is an inexpensive brand that is equivalent. I'm no beauty blogger, that is for sure, this is just my humble opinion.
Moving on, now...
I saw some of my favorite people this week, including their sweet Mommy!