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Barefoot BlondeCOAT: James Perse // TOP: Helmut Lang (similar here) // NECKLACE: Balenciage via the Outnet // ROBE: Victoria’s Secret // EYELINER: Lancome Artliner // BLUSH: Bobbi Brown // CONCEALER: Estee Lauder // FACE CREAM: La Mer // LIPSTICK: Bobbi Brown

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Barefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeEven though this Valentine’s will include a highchair I am still planning to get all fancy 🙂 I have my dress ordered but wanted some new makeup. I always get stuck in ruts with makeup… I mean I have used the exact same foundation for 3 years, same mascara for at least 8 years, same blush for 2 years, etc. … I find something I love and won’t use anything else until I find something AMAZING to replace it with. I am still going strong with my foundation, mascara, and eyeliner but I headed to Nordstrom to talk to the beauty girls about new things I needed to try.

I am all about a simple eye (not much eyeshadow if any), a good cat eye (always), full coverage face, and LASHES! I also think the key to a good ‘full coverage’ face is moisturizing so I was on the hunt for a new moisturizer that can easily go under make up. I was having a really hard time with my concealer because like I have said, I got melasma while I was pregnant and while my concealer was covering it, it was creating creases under my eyes which was driving me bonkers!!!! I also needed to branch out on blush AND and new blush brush since mine is literally ratchet and so old. So I spent hours at Nordstrom picking out some new things to help me feel pretty for Valentines and here is what I ended up with.. (I could not be happier! So don’t be surprised if you see these products in my everyday routine for the next…… 3 years hahah)

Lancome Artliner – my favorite eyeliner I have used for years

Bobbi Brown Blush – a new addition that I LOVE!

Estee Lauder Concealer – its buildable and the best I have used

La Mer Cream – amazing under make up!

Bobbi Brown Matte Lipstick – I always go with MAC and so happy I branched out and tried something new, I have worn it every day this week!

Trish McEvoy ‘Mistake Proof’ Blush Brush – makes your blush go on so airy and light! I wonder how I ever applied it before this brush.

I also got some MAC false lashes since I had to stop using Latisse due to pregnancy and breastfeeding and my lashes need some help! I also loaded up on my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and a Estee Lauder Lightening Serum that will hopefully help with my melasma! And I feel like a new woman!!!

THIS TIME LAST YEAR

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  1. Wife’s anniversary. Had to log onto her Pinterest. She loves that beige overcoat. Where did you get that please and thank you

  2. I’ve been hunting everywhere for those shoes!!! where are they from???

  3. Hey Girl!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!
    Your photos are truly ones to be treasured. I have a 3 month old son and get so excited when I see your photos. It inspires me to get behind the camera more! You should definitely post about the cameras and editing techniques you have used over the years. I would love to know which lenses you currently use and specifics of iPhoto (I tinkered, but nothing came close). Gives you an excuse for a fun photo shoot with ‘A’! YAY!

    Keep doing what you’re doing and sharing your story with everyone. HUGS!

  4. absolutely LOVE the first braid in this post… pretty please do a tutorial on it! 🙂

  5. Hi! Loving your blog — became a regular visitor quickly 🙂 In this post you didn’t mention a mascara, and in an older post you had been using the same drugstore brand I’ve sworn by for years.. Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion. Have you found a higher end brand that has won you over yet? I’ve been searching with no luck. Nothing compares!

  6. Hi! I was wondering what the name of your lipstick on the counter was as well as the one you’re wearing in the photo with the beige coat and gorgeous heels!!! 😉 thx

  7. makeup is SO fun to buy and try out! i just ordered this gorgeous orangey-red lipstick from MAC for v-day and I’m counting down the hours till it gets here! 😉

    xoxo hails.
    haileyanela.blogspot.com

  8. Both outfits are equally gorgeous and chic (but those heels…omg), and I’m taking note of your new makeup purchases (need to try Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder)! I’m so exciting that you’re incorporating a little more makeup into your blog, and this post was so so cute!

    Jacy
    http://www.lovelenore.com

  9. I love your blog! I would also like to recommend Younique’s 3d Fiber Mascara if you have never tried it. It’s a MUST HAVE for every makeup mascara lover it there. It gives you the look of fake lashes without the hassle and washes off just like regular mascara! Visit my site and check it out! Have a great day! http://www.byouniquewithb.com

  10. I will definitely get false lashes from MAC again. I used to have them some time ago but stopped using them…Now I am going back to false eye lashes again! Thank you for sharing your picks!
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  11. Hey I loved the whole look! Your face always look flawless, I would like to see a video for your daily makeup!

  12. You look amazing, as always! I was wondering which Canon camera body and lens you used for these photos – my lens is too big to take around shopping, etc. <3

  13. Braid envy once again! I would love to try that liner – I’ve been HOOKED on Blacktrack gel liner from MAC for the past 8 years or so but my last batch dried up so quickly!

    Regarding melasma: I work for a plastic surgery practice that also does skin care. Latisse rocks! I’m totally guilty of forgetting to apply it most nights because of all the other steps. We treat a lot of melasma with lasers and certain peels that work really well! Our office uses treatments with the Sciton laser.

  14. Love all your purchases! Was wondering what the name of the bobbi brown lipstick is? I absolutely love everything MAC and Bobbi Brown! Very loyal fan 🙂

  15. I’m the exact same way with makeup! When I find something I love, I stick with it! I use Bobbi Brown foundation and LOVE it so much. I’ll have to try the Bobbi Brown blush as well 🙂 Hope you three have an amazing Valentine’s Day! Mine will include a high chair too, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
    XO Kelly
    http://www.dettecakes.com

  16. You should do a video of your daily make up routine!! I love all your hair videos and your blog!!

  17. I’m the same…I have used the same kind of mascara for the last 4/5 years (wow has it really been that long?)! I love both the coats you were wearing. The one you wore to Nordstrom looks so comfy and warm 🙂

    emmasbeginning.blogspot.com

    1. Have you tried Rodan + Fields reverse regimen for your melasma? It comes with 60 day, empty bottle, money back guarantee. You can return it for a full refund if you’re not seeing results. I can help answer any questions about ingredients and have before and after pics I can share as well.

  18. OMG! My favorite post! Love to talk makeup and see what you like and your reviews – going to get most of your choices…….btw I purchased the JCREW necklace you posted recently – the jeweled chocker beauty – omg love. Have a great day! btw- you look stunning in the last photo 🙂

    1. Hi! I was wondering if there’s a way to find out the name of the bobbi brown lipstick? I click on the link but it just sends me to all of the lipsticks. Would you by any chance know what it is? Thanks!

  19. Beautiful choices! I also got melasma while pregnant so I’ve been anxiously awaiting your review on something that will help fade them (my daughter is 3 months old and these spots aren’t budging!). What bronzer do you use to contour?

    1. Have you tried Rodan + Fields reverse regimen for your melasma? It comes with 60 day, empty bottle, money back guarantee. You can return it for a full refund if you’re not seeing results. I can help answer any questions about ingredients and have before and after pics I can share as well.

  20. Both outfits are absolutely gorgeous! First one is so laid-back and that chunky cardigan is fantastic, whilst
    the 2nd outfit is perfect for a night out!
    I’m also using La Mer moisturising cream and Estee Lauder’s serum and couldn’t imagine any good
    make up “do” without them!