My Everyday Hair & Makeup

everyday make-up, itsy bitsy indulgences

In the past month I’ve received several questions regarding my make-up and hair routine. I’ve never considered myself a “beauty” expert… as I usually find a certain hairstyle or make-up routine and stick to it religiously… for several years (rigid much??). I’m not saying I don’t try anything new, I’m just saying that for my everyday look, I have that pretty much nailed down to the point I could do it with my eyes closed. Having used the same routine for a while now, it has allowed me to become an expert in my own way of doing “simple.” So, I thought I would share with you the products I use to achieve that look.

{Product Details || Foundation: Chanel | Tinted Moisturizer: Aveeno | Concealor: Laura Mercier | Blush: Laura Mercier | Bronzer: Bobbie Brown | Illuminating Powder: Bobbie Brown | Finishing Powder: Laura Mercier | Brown Pencil/Highlighter: NYX | Gel Eyeliner: Sonia Kashuk | Eye Liner: Sonia Kashuk | Eyeshadow: M.A.C- Naked Lunch | Mascara: Cover Girl | Curling Iron: Conair | Robe: Plum Pretty Sugar}


Foundation: I use Chanel’s Vitalumiere and absolutely love it! It leaves my face with a more “dewey” than matte finish, which is what I prefer for my everyday look. I mix this with Aveeno CC Cream (since it has SPF) and then rub the mixture onto my face evenly. If I’m feeling fancy I use a foundation brush… most of the time it’s my fingers.

everyday make-up, itsy bitsy indulgences

itsy bitsy indulgences

Concealer: I recently switched to Laura Mercier. This one, in particular, is creamy and provides excellent coverage for my under-eye circles and facial blemishes. I love that it is moisturizing and doesn’t dry out my face.

Bronzer: After I’ve applied the above, I add a little bit of bronzer (and here I emphasize little as I don’t want to look like an oompaloompa). I brush it across my forehead, down my nose, under my cheek bones, and along my jaw line.

itsy bitsy indulgences

itsy bitsy indulgences

itsy bitsy indulgences

Blush: I’ve been using this rose colored blush (called pink petal) for the past two years… and while I have tried other colors, I always end up returning to it. I love the pigment… and a little bit goes a long ways!

Finishing Powder: After all of the above have been applied, I use this loose powder. It’s light and holds my make-up for most of the day. I love that it doesn’t leave me looking cake-y… because who wants that?

Illuminating Powder: To top off the look, I add a touch of the illuminating powder to the tops of my cheeks. It adds just the right amount of sun-kissed glow.


Brow Pencil/Highlighter: I swear by this one, especially the highlighter portion. I add it under my brow, in the corner of my eye, and in the corner underneath my eye to give it some brightness… and let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a little extra brightness in the morning??

Eyeliner: I use my eyeliner pencil to line the inside rim of my eyes, on both the lower and upper lash lines. I love the creamy texture of this one.

Eye Shadow: For a neutral and natural look, I use M.A.C.’s Naked Lunch… and I think I’ve used it for the past 8 years!

Gel Eyeliner: I opt for a gel eyeliner to line my upper eye… I find it to be a little more forgiving if I make a mistake.

Mascara: I might be switching soon because I’ve discovered a new mascara that I want to try… but for the past several years I have been using this option. I find it makes my lashes look fuller than they probably are… and that’s always a win!

itsy bitsy indulgences

everyday makeup itsy bitsy indulgences


For my hair, I prefer soft waves and curls. I use a 1 inch curling iron. I separate my hair into sections. Starting with the bottom portion I grab the curling iron in the opposite hand of the side I am curling. I then point the barrel so it is facing down, open the clamp, and wrap my hair around the front of the barrel, holding onto the end of my hair. I don’t ever close the clamp. Hold for 10-15 seconds (depending on how tight you want your curls) and then release the piece you are holding. I repeat on the other side, but I am sure to switch the direction by holding the curling iron in the opposite hand. At the end I lightly run my hands through the curls to fluff and separate.

everyday hair, itsy bitsy indulgences

itsy bitsy indulgences

soft waves, itsy bitsy indulgences

soft waves, itsy bitsy indulgences

soft waves, itsy bitsy indulgences

itsy bitsy indulgences


To round it all out, I like to choose a simple outfit on the weekends. One that is comfortable, yet chic. I opt for simple pieces like this top, vest, leggings, and sneaker combo.


pumpkin patch, itsy bitsy indulgences


  1. Rachel says:

    Where is your robe from? So cute!

  2. Do you use the black gel eyeliner or the brown get eyeliner?? 🙂 love the look!!!

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