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.

 

 

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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How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated & Moisturized

How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated & Moisturized

Good morning friends! I hope you enjoyed a nice, long weekend! Ours was lovely, slow paced with rain showers sprinkled in.  Sometimes those chill weekends are just what the doctor ordered!

This is the last week of school before summer break officially starts and I’m so ready!  I’m sure the kids are too.  On one hand, I like having some structure to the day, but on the other hand, it’s been pretty stressful encouraging James to keep working and making sure all of his assignments got done.  I have even more respect and love for our teachers after this!

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Tips for a Natural Self Tan at Home

Tips for a Natural Self Tan at Home

Hi friends!  Thanks so much for the love on Jordan’s big girl room!  I’ve been loving sharing more home content with you- you saw Jordan’s playroom here and our backyard and patio here.

If you’re looking for some organization projects, my pantry is still all neat and tidy, our organized holiday storage closet helped so much when I went to pull out the Spring Decor.

With the kids home all day, I’ve been working mostly in the dining room while James does schoolwork,

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How to Get a Perfect Gel Manicure at …

How to Get a Perfect Gel Manicure at Home (Without UV Light)

Hi friends!  How is your week going?  I’m literally forgetting what day/week of ‘at home’ we’re on, but it’s definitely become our new normal.  I know we have at least three more weeks of this and I’m okay with it, I just wish there wasn’t so much anxiousness in the air.

And I miss my friends and family.  Really bad.  My amazing group of Mom friends always gets together for birthdays and we have two special ones this month. We’ve been plotting virtual parties, but I wish I could hug their necks and get together in person!

How are you doing??

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MY SKINCARE ESSENTIALS – ON SALE

MY SKINCARE ESSENTIALS – ON SALE

Good morning friends! Welcome to a new week!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was lovely and very slow.  I got to sleep in, which felt amazing.  Then, I cleaned the house, did a bunch of laundry and worked on my blog.  I wanted this skincare post to be very informative, so I took my time writing it and I hope it’s helpful for you!

Most of my skincare products are by Colleen Rothschild and her Bestsellers Sale ends today!  Use code BESTSKIN25 to get 25% off.  You also get FREE shipping on orders over $49.

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Sephora Haul & Just (the best) Sales

Sephora Haul & Just (the best) Sales

Good morning friends! Midway through the week and I’m feeling good!  It’s amazing what seeing all those little checkmarks on the chart can do for your motivation and energy!  Did you print it out and hang it on your fridge?  I’d love you to tag me @honeywerehome when you share your progress.  And, if you want me to make a blank one so you can customize it your own specific goals, let me know in the comments.

Today’s post is a double good one for you!  Along with Just the Best Sales, I’m sharing the results of my recent trip to Sephora,

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