Beauty & Hair

I’m a girly girl at heart and usually feel my best when I’ve at least but on a couple coats of mascara! Most days I do a quick 7-minute makeup routine and put my hair in a topknot.  Here you’ll find my beauty and hair posts including my over-40 skincare routine, my experience with microblading (wish I’d done it sooner) and lash extensions (took them off but miss them), and my easy hair curling tutorial for loose waves.

 

 

Summer Hair

Summer Hair

Hi friends!  Did you have a great weekend? Brian and I spent the weekend in Galveston and it was such a nice getaway.  Galveston is just about an hour south of Houston, so it’s easy to get to, but you feel like you’re a world away.  It was really good to get my man all to myself for a couple of days- and the weather was perfect!

I have a Q&A going up on Stories today, and I’ll be answering more of your questions about him there if you want to join!  You can read my most recent Q&A post here.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Best of Hair, Beauty, Home & …

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Best of Hair, Beauty, Home & Gifts

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a fantastic week!  I’m so glad y’all enjoyed joining me and Ali-Shaun in the dressing room.  If you missed it, I shared the behind-the-scenes on Stories and saved them to an Instagram “NSale” Highlight.

I’m working on Part 2 of our dressing room shenanigans to share with you on Friday, when all Nordstrom cardholders can shop!  Sign up here so you get my post as soon as it goes live.

Your Top NSale Faves So Far

I always like to see what you like,

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Amazon Prime Day | Most Loved Beauty Items of …

Amazon Prime Day | Most Loved Beauty Items of All Time

Hi friends!  I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!  And Happy Father’s Day!  Our kids wouldn’t be who they are without him and we’re so very grateful!  The day is always bittersweet for me since my own dad passed way too young.  We miss him terribly and it feels sad that he didn’t get to meet two of his grandchildren.  We keep his memory alive though, and talk about ‘grandpa’ all the time. If you’re missing your own dad right now, I’m with you. ♥

On another note, I’ve been a busy little bee packing, organizing and cleaning, and getting ready for our trip to Florida. 

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Get Ready With Me & Makeup Sale

Get Ready With Me & Makeup Sale

Hi friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I had a super busy Monday, starting with my favorite workout class and followed by trying to get all.the.things done, and squeeze in a doctor’s appointment!  Remind me not to make doctor’s appointments on a Monday please!

Today, I’m inviting you to get ready with me and I’m sharing my everyday makeup routine, plus a Tarte Makeup Sale!  Many of the products I use daily to pretty myself up are from Tarte, and I feel good knowing that their brand is female founded and their products are always cruelty-free.

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4-Minute Morning & Evening Skincare Routine

4-Minute Morning & Evening Skincare Routine

Hi friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  I really appreciated all of your feedback on yesterday’s home decor post.  I’m excited to see that you enjoy home decor, organization, productivity, fitness and things like that.  Those are my interests too!

Sometimes I feel like you’ve already seen most of my home decor since I haven’t done any major room makeovers in a long time.  But, I can still share how I’m organizing everything, and little changes here and there.  I have ahome tour here if you’re interested.

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Full Evening Beauty Routine

Full Evening Beauty Routine

Just a hop skip and a jump to the weekend now! Every other weekend when I have some extra time to myself I like to do a leisurely evening beauty routine.  

Most days are so busy and my night routine is as quick as possible- just wash, apply a night serum, moisturizer, lash & lip serum, and hit the sack!  But Sunday’s I prefer to be slow and intentional.  It’s wonderfully indulgent to take time to pamper your face and body and nurture yourself. 

In this post, I’m going to share my full evening beauty routine,

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How to Get that Bronzed Glow at Home | …

How to Get that Bronzed Glow at Home | Face & Body

Hi friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine kicked off early on Thursday with a girls’ birthday celebration for Tarah at Backstreet Cafe, then a couples dinner on Friday at A’Bouzy, and Saturday night we ate at Bombay Brasserie.  I’m crazy for their Chicken Tikka Masala, and after eating Indian food in Mexico, was continuing to crave it at home!

I usually meal prep and eat my meals at home, but Houston has some amazing restaurants and it’s fun to get dressed and go out once in awhile!  I will have some new healthy meal prep ideas for you tomorrow,

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Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

Hi friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  The Monday after Spring Break was a rough one, but we made it!  And I think we’ve finally adjusted to the time change.  I love when it stays lighter later- we were able to go on a family bike ride after dinner yesterday- so nice!

Today, I’m sharing some beauty faves that I use and thought you might be interested in too.  If you try just three things here, I’d recommend the hair & body spray, SPF moisturizer, and the new ‘creamy’

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New Skincare, Haircare, Body Butters & BOGO 50% Sale

New Skincare, Haircare, Body Butters & BOGO 50% Sale

Hi friends!  I blinked and we’re almost at the end of the week!  With Spring Break, this whole week has felt like the weekend, and coming home yesterday on a Wednesday threw me off track!  We ate the best Mexican food in San Antonio, and had double scoops of ice cream (Bluebell coffee and salted caramel in a waffle cone for me!)  Sooo good!

And, to get back on track, I ordered groceries right before we left and already have my fridge stocked with healthy groceries again! That feels like a great start?? to the week!

Today,

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Amazon Beauty

Amazon Beauty

Hi friends!  Welcome to a fresh, new week!  Did you have a good Valentine’s Day?  Brian gave me the most beautiful red roses I’ve ever seen. ♥ They are so big and fully opened and just gorgeous.  He had them delivered and I was so surprised!  Usually when my doorbell rings, it’s cardboard boxes or a bunch of kiddos. 🙂

I gave him a heart-shaped box of chocolate caramels and wrote him a card.  It was our first Valentine’s Day together and so lovely to just be in each other’s lives.  I hope you had a wonderful day and felt the love.

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My 2-Ingredient Cocktail for Dry Skin

My 2-Ingredient Cocktail for Dry Skin

Hi friends! I’m popping in with a quick winter skincare saver tip for you today!  Our typical hot and humid Houston weather has turned cold and dry and my skin isn’t used to it.  I’ve noticed that my skin been much drier and flaky, especially at my cheeks and on forehead.  It tends to feel tight in those areas too.  Whenever I need a boost of hydration to my skin, I make a ‘cocktail’ with just two ingredients.

MY 2-INGREDIENT COCKTAIL FOR DRY SKIN

At night, after cleansing my face and patting almost dry, I apply my skincare cocktail. 

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BEST of 2020 | BEAUTY & HAIR

BEST of 2020 | BEAUTY & HAIR

Hi friends!  Just a hop, skip and a jump to the weekend now!  I’m ready for it! We have nothing on the agenda, and that’s fine by me!  If the weather cooperates, we’ll walk to the park and get some fresh air, and have a Friday night movie night!

We’ve been recapping 2020, and when I look back, it’s crazy to think of all the posts we’ve done – 218!  That’s just here on the blog, not counting all the Facebook, Instagram, and Stories! Plus, the LikeToKnow.It posts in the app! 

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Let’s Talk Hair | My Cut, Color & Style

Let’s Talk Hair | My Cut, Color & Style

Hi friends!  I’m excited for today’s post because I’m hoping it will answer a lot of your hair questions all in one spot!  I know lots of us have a love/hate relationship with our hair, myself included.

Some days it looks great, many days it’s a hot mess.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to care for my hair, how to style it, and how to go longer in between washes so I don’t have to take so much time getting ready.  I’m happy to share all my tips and tricks with you! 

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The Six Skincare Products I Buy on Repeat

The Six Skincare Products I Buy on Repeat

Hi friends!  Just a hop, skip and a jump to the weekend now!  That’s how Thursdays always feel- they’re my busiest day of the week, trying to get all the things done for Friday and prepare for the weekend.  Usually such a whirlwind trying to fit it all in!

Tonight, I’m looking forward to a fun date night at a new Houston restaurant, Bludorn.  It took weeks to get a reservation, so I’m super excited to try it!  If you’re there and see me, I’d love to say hi! And a special hello to Gillian, who I met at Mutiny a few weeks ago! 

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NSale 2020 | Best of Hair & Beauty & Colleen Rothschild Giveaway!

NSale 2020 | Best of Hair & Beauty & Colleen Rothschild Giveaway!

Hello friends! How’s your week going? I seriously hit the wall yesterday and was so tired!  I think I pushed myself too hard over the weekend and paid for it on Monday.  I was so happy to go to bed with Jordan at her bedtime!  I woke up feeling so much better!

Today, I’m sharing my top picks for Beauty & Hair in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale AND I’m excited to bring you a Colleen Rothschild GIVEAWAY!  I’ll choose 2 winners that can pick 3 of their favorite products!!

All you have to do to enter is follow @ColleenRothschild on Instagram and subscribe to my blog

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What Order To Apply Your Skincare Products

What Order To Apply Your Skincare Products

Good morning friends! Welcome back to my blog!  I’m super pumped for today’s post because it involves one of my passions – skincare!  I truly believe that how our skin looks affects more than just our appearance, it can affect how we feel about ourselves.

When my face was breaking out and I had a lot of hyperpigmentation, I felt very self conscious.  Once my acne cleared up and my dark spots faded, I felt so much more confident in my skin!  And trust me, I didn’t really start taking good care of my skin until I turned 40,

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June Beauty Haul

June Beauty Haul

Hi friends! I hope you dominated Monday and your week is off to a great start!  My Monday was super busy, catching up on chores like laundry and grocery shopping that I didn’t get done during the weekend.  And I’m also looking forward to sprucing up the landscaping around my house.  Two bushes right by my front door have died and I want to plant flowers to bring some life to the front yard.  The backyard is also in need of maintenance and weed pulling!

JUNE BEAUTY HAUL

I’m happy y’all have been enjoying the beauty posts lately.

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May Beauty Haul

May Beauty Haul

Good morning friends! I feel like yesterday was the most productive day I’ve had in a long time! A long weekend always throws me off! But I was determined to GSD yesterday, so I made myself get out of bed at 6:30, went for a run, got goodies for the end-of-year teacher gifts, and picked up groceries all by mid-morning! I’ll count that a win!

Today is shaping up to be just as busy!  I’ll be finishing up tomorrow’s Dressing Room post with new styles from Nordstrom and Old Navy.  But first, I wanted to let you know that the Colleen Rothschild Moisturizer Sale is LIVE NOW!

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