Such a random post for this Monday holiday night.  We spent all day with family…eating, laughing and playing games.  So much fun.  Now everyone’s in bed and Josh Kelley and myself are posted up in our living room watching the Predators play in game 1 of the Stanley Cup!!!  Go Preds!!!!  This is serious Nashville business people.  There are viewing parties everywhere and the local Pittsburg fish markets are carding people who want to purchase catfish 🙂  Nashville does not play around with our loyalties.

Anyways, one of my goals for the New Year was to try and take better care of my body…including my face.  I’ve been really happy with a new face regimen I’ve been using, but was curious about makeups.  I am so so basic when it comes to my makeup and don’t really want to add a bunch of stuff, but would love to hear if you have something you really love and recommend.  I’d like to keep things pretty simple still.

Right now my current little makeup bag has the following:

bareMinerals MATTE foundation powder in light

bareMinerals All-Over Face Color warmth

Covergirl Lashblast Volume black

Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil dark brown

Benefit Black Eyeliner pencil

I know, I know, I know…no eyeshadow or lipstick.  I’m just not good at using them so I never do.  Am I to the point in life where it’s just time to own up and make it happen?!?!?!  Sigh.

The only other thing in my makeup bag besides a pencil sharpener and a few random q-tips are my brushes:

bareMinerals Max Coverage Concealer Brush

bareMinerals Flawless Face Brush

bareMinerals Full Flawless Face Brush

Here’s the other deal…I’m a major creature of habit.  I have used most of this…minus the mascara and brow pencil which I just started using due to recommendations from friends…since 2011!!!  Insert shocked emoji face.

SIDENOTE:  I love this mascara and brow pencil so much!!!  I have been a hardcore Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in that old school bubble gum pink tube since I started wearing makeup!!!  Insert another shocked face emoji.  It was hard to change, but my friend Ashley showed me the way.  Then my friend Jessica Instagram storied about this brow pencil and how to use it and it changed my life.  I told Josh Kelley when I die to make sure someone does my brows.  He said he’d sharpie them in.  Alas.  End SIDENOTE.

I’ve had the same brushes the entire time too…minus one I had to replace when baby Amon threw it in a toilet full of morning pee.  Insert yet another shocked face emoji.  So I don’t handle change well, but I’m open to recommendations.

So please share if you have something great you love.  I would love to hear it.

Happy Memorial Day!!!

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  1. Jen averitt says:

    Too faced mascara is AMAZING. It’s actually called ‘better than sex’. Not gonna lie, it’s close. Haha. But seriously.

  2. Check out Au Naturale makeup. It’s awesome and made by a friend of mine in Green Bay!

  3. Just a little side note about the Predators. My neice-in-law was the marketing director for the predators at the time she was engaged. She and her husband (my nephew) were married during the half-time of a game and rode the zambonis after the service. Their reception was in one of the side rooms. It was certainly a unique service and one the couple enjoyed very much!!

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