Face Must Haves!!!!

Hey Ladies! Here is the second part of a three part series about my makeup must haves! Today I am talking about my favorite concealers, foundations, moisturizers and more! I have tried a ton of different products over the years and finally feel like I’ve found some great products! Younique!!!  I love all of these items below!!!!

1. Primer, Concealer, Foundation, Powder, Bronzer!!!
These are my favorites! I use all of them for different reasons.  These products give me the matted coverage that I LOVE!
(From left to right.)
Glorious Face and Eye Primer
This stuff is amazing! I’ve never understood the purpose of a primer and never felt the need to use one. I use this when I’m really getting ready. Like for Date Night, or Girls Night Out, something where I am actually putting energy into getting ready. LOL Which is not a daily occurrence for me (or most stay-at-home moms, right?!). I always pair this with my Mineral Touch foundation (linked below). This primer just smoothes out your face and makes everything silky smooth.
 Mineral Touch Foundation
This foundation is beautiful! Seriously the best. I get so many comments about my “smooth skin” when I’m wearing this foundation. But it isn’t really that my skin is super smooth. It’s just the magical combination of the above primer and this foundation that does the trick! BOOM!! I have rosy cheeks and splotchy areas (not to mention some scars from acne! UGH) and sometimes I like my rosy cheeks to be exposed, and sometimes I like to cover it up for a clear, clean face.
This is full coverage concealer. I wear this to cover up dark spots, acne, etc. I really like this full coverage concealer because it’s still very creamy and easy to apply. I HATE when concealers are thick and hard to rub in.
Mineral Touch Cream Foundation
I love this cream foundation because it actually covers little blemishes and hides uneven skin tones. I don’t like powders that are super light because I’m like, “what’s the point?!” and then I’m reapplying it 5 times a day. I love this product and wear it under my beachfront bronzer everyday and never feel the need to reapply.
Beachfront Bronzer
I love this bronzer! I have to be careful with bronzer because I can get overly excited about it and apply too much. Leaving my face looking kinda “muddy”. Which is not the look I’m going for! LOL I’m not big into contouring (but Younique’s new Contouring Set is a must have!!!) but if I want to add a little color to my neck or cheek (especially when I’m ghost-white), I use this bronzer.
Younique also is your one stop shop for all your makeup application tools!!!  The blending bulbs and brush sets are my FAVORITES!!!!!
Would love to know your favorite products! Let me know if you try any of these out and what you think. Makeup is so much fun! I kinda can’t wait for Brylee to steal my makeup 😉


We go from one extreme to the next in this house!!!  Yesterday baby girl playing in red tulips…Today dirt and worms….yes on the kitchen table!!  His excitement for this worms is amazing and he loves dirt, bugs, and worms LOL


This Face…Kills me!!  Makes my heart melt!


Too funny not to share with you all!!!  Total BOY and Total GIRL!!!!  I’m in love!!!


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Before & After Pics

I wanted to show you what my face looked like before and after using the new Eye Serum!!  I did’t wear any makeup on my face so you can see the redness, discoloration, and my CROWS FEET YUCK!!!  I’m a chick who looks much better with makeup on so here’s your warning!!



Clean your face and apply 4-5 pumps of the AD Night Cream while your face is still damp for maximum absorption!  Do this at night and leave on the entire night!  In the morning wash face and then apply the day cream in the same fashion!  You will also apply your eye cream both morning and night!!!


First Impression:

I first used the night cream & applied it on a clean, damp skin exactly as suggested.  Once dry my skin felt tight and a little gritty, but not in a bad way…it just had a slight texture to it.  I noticed that later in the night this “grit” diminishes but the tightness remains.  I have sensitive skin so I was curious  if my skin would react negatively to this, as it has numerous times with other products, but it didn’t with this one.  I had no negative reaction at all!!!    Day Cream: The day cream also makes your skin feel tight instantly, which is one of the things I really like about this!  I apply this then the eye cream and follow with the rest of my makeup!


MY TAGLINE, as you know, is to have it all without spending all you have and I take pride in finding great deals whenever possible.  That being said, there are certain things that I’m willing to pay a little more for, skincare being one of them!  We only have one face, we have to take care of it!


This is the month to be a Nerium Preferred Customer!!!  You will be locked in to receive FREE shipping and 10% off each month on your orders after that!! This applies to past, present and new customers!!!  We thank you for your loyalty and LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!!

Please let me know how I can help you all to try these amazing products!!!


XOXO ~ Katie


BryBry experienced our beautiful red tulips for the first time today!!! She loved them and was so content sitting in the garden soaking it all in and feeling the flowers and the dirt in her fingers!  She is going to LOVE her fresh flowers that’s for sure!!  Best baby girl ever!!!  And those cheeks…

#adorable #bowbaby #chubbybabygirl #adventure #coloradocutie


And those toes…. she uses her toes and movements to show when she is happy!!!



Makeup Must Haves

So excited for my first beauty blog! This is the first of a three part series I’m doing. I will start with eyes today and focusing on my current favorites.
I have to start by saying that I am not a makeup artist! So take everything with a grain of salt. These are all products I love. I have so much fun with makeup and trying new things to find what works for me.
I really like shopping online through Younique and Nerium!!  I also love some things at Ulta, however I love to support my other stay at home mommies and their companies!!   I trust their advice and will always ask  for help if I have any questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! And don’t feel pressure to buy something just because they recommend it. You are the only who is paying for it and has to wear it!primer
1. Eyeshadow Primer
I apply this before I apply my eyeshadow to keep my eyelids from getting creases or smudging throughout the day. I rarely skip this step because I do feel like it makes a big difference in keeping my shadow in place!
Younique-Eye Primer
This is a neutral color and I apply this with my pinky finger
2. Eyebrows
This is a must for blondes! My eyebrows are so light and adding some color to get them to be seen is something I never skip. I am obsessed with eyebrows! LOL I think having great brows totally changes the way a face looks. If you’ve never colored your eyebrows before, I highly recommend it! You don’t have to go crazy and make them really dark. I actually have a fear of looking like the “lady in red” chick from Dodgeball. Ha!!
Younique- April Kudos Set!!!  This is an AMAZING DEAL!!!
3. Eyeliner + Mascara
I use a lot of different liners, but these two are my go-to choices! Also, I have tried soo many different mascaras and this one is by FAR my fav.
Younique- 3D MASCARA!!!  Need I Say More??!!!
4. Eyeshadow
I have an obsession with eyeshadow kits! I have been loving this one because it’s great for everyday use.
Hope you guys are having a great day! Would love to know if you try any of these out and if you like it or not! Or if you have any favorites, I’d love to hear!
XOXO ~ Katie