Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Vanity and Makeup Favorites...

Vanity: Ikea, Stool: Ikea, Rug: Ikea, Pouf: LuLu and Georgia c/o, Makeup Brush holders: Ikea, Candle: Ikea, Picture frame: Bed bath and beyond

My vanity is probably one of my favorite things in my house. I really love it so much! It has the perfect amount of storage between the 2 drawers on top and the one long drawer underneath. I keep all of my lipsticks and lip glosses in the two drawers on top. And all of my makeup that I use everyday in the big drawer. I love that the big drawer comes with three dividers in it, so it is easy to keep things organized. 

The bench is also from Ikea. I couldn't find it online. It does not come with the vanity. I don't really shop at ikea all that much just because we think it is such a pain to put together the furniture. Matt literally hates doing it. But this vanity is so worth it. I think it is a great price and a great quality and I really recommend it. 

Now onto my makeup... (sorry this post is so long)

1: Mac studio fix fluid (NC 20), 2: Channel concealer (shade 10), 3: Nars concealer (chantilly), 4: MAC prep and prime highlighter (light boost), 5: Banana Luxury Powder, 6: Mac mineralize skin finish (light plus), 7: Mac Emphasize (sold at pro stores), 8: Tarte amazonian clay

Okay these are my favorite face products. Some are new and some are old. I don't use all of these together but these are all my favorites that I rotate between. The Mac foundation is my all time favorite that I have been using forever. I use the channel concealer on my cheeks on a few scars and the nars foundation under my eyes to highlight and conceal. I set my foundation either with number 6 or 8 and I use number 5 or 7 to set my concealer. I number 4 to highlight my forehead nose and chin. 

1: Coastal scents blush palette, 2: Hourglass ambiant lighting powder (luminous light), 3: Perricone MD bronzer, 4: Tarte amazonian clay blush (exposed), 5: Nars Bronzer (laguna)

These are my favorite blushes, Bronzers and highlighting powder. I use either number 3 or 5 to contour my face after I am done with my foundation. Then I put on my blush and then I go over the highlighted areas with number 2 to give them a little more of the highlighted affect. This powder is great because it is not to shimmery. Again I don't use all of these at  the same time its just what I am in the mood for that day!

1: Sigma, 2: Ulta, 3: Mac large bronzer brush (no longer available), 4: Coastal scents large kabuki, 5: Sigma, 6: Sigma, 7: Tarte

These are my favorite brushes for all of the products I listed above. Number 7 is THE best brush for applying my liquid foundation. It makes it go on so smooth and so fast. Number 6 is literally The best brush for applying under eye concealer. I don't know what I did before I had that brush. I use 4 to apply my blush and 5 to contour my face. 

1) Mac eyeshadow palette that I made, 2: Makeup Geek palette and makeup geek eyeshadows, 3: Loreal, 4: Urban Decay (perversion), 5: Cover girl, 6: Loreal

These are my 2 favorite eyeshadow palettes that I created myself. These are the colors that I use most often. Number 3 is what I use on the on my top eyelid and number 4 I use to line my water line. I prime my eyelashes with number 6 and then coat them with number 5. I have been using this mascara forever and Its is my favorite of all the mascaras I have tried. 

1: Sigma, 2: Mac (old), 3: Mac (also old), 4: random brand, 5: Mac, 6: Mac soar lip pencil, 7: Mac Angel lipstick, 8: Mac nymphette lipgloss

These are my favorite eyeshadow brushes. I just really started doing more eye makeup. I never really used to mess with putting on to much eye shadow. But since I have been wearing a lighter lipstick I have been ore into doing my eyes. I like to do one or the other. Either a bold lip or eye. I feel like if I do both it is to much.  This lip combo has been what I have been wearing everyday! 

Sorry this post was so long. I just wanted to share all of my favorite makeup products. I don't do this routine everyday by any means. But these are the products that I find work best for me. My skin is on the dryer side and I am really prone to hormonal breakouts. I also have been using this Clarisonic brush and it has really been helping my skin. I think I was the last person to get a clarisonic! But it is so worth the money. It really helps with my breakouts. I just use it with Neutrogena visibly even cleanser.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy hump day...


  1. I've always dreamt of having my own vanity/dressing table!
    This is gorgeous and your make up picks are on point, perfect for blondes!

    chloe xx

  2. Love your vanity! I was looking at the same one from Ikea the other day. You've styled it so pretty it's making me want to go back and get it :)

  3. This is such a pretty vanity and you're using some amazing make up products!
    I gotta write some of them down and try them out, I got very interested.

  4. I was looking for a vanity too. This one is perfect<3

  5. I love how clean and feminine your vanity area is, so pretty! And JS's Fancy Girl is my favorite scent this summer :)

  6. LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing! Your vanity set up is gorgeous!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  7. That vanity is great! Never would've guessed it's from Ikea. XO


  8. Great products! And your vanity setup is perfection.

  9. Looks like I have some new products to try!! In love with your vanity! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Afternoon Espresso

  10. Oh my gosh this vanity is dreamy!!!
    I love it!
    I wish my bedroom was large enough to add another piece of furniture! :)
    -Adrienne. xo

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  11. Love this post! Your vanity is beautiful.

    Heidi D.

  12. Love the vanity! I've been conveting your lip liner/lip stick combo as of late so I'm excited to know what you're using! :)

    Stylin' Iowan Blog

  13. Where did you get the trays on your vanity and the J block letter?

  14. Love this post! I am always excited to see what other bloggers use for their go-to products. I too love my vanity, its in my closet room and its my little slice of heaven in a loud and noisy house with a 3 year old boy :)

    Christina, Esq.

  15. Thanks for sharing all your product faves! I'd love to see a tutorial in a future post as well!


  16. You have an amazing collection! And I also really love your set up :)
    XO Janina

  17. This is making me want to clean out and organize my vanity! Great post. I love seeing other people's makeup...

  18. This was awesome, thanks for sharing! I used to use that L'oreal mascara all the time, I found it really did work wonders however I think it was discontinued! I haven't been able to find it for about 6 months now in any store, have you?

    Emily at Style Cubby

  19. wow you have the prettiest vanity!

  20. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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