The blended blog asks – beauty edition

Happy Monday y’all! Did you have a good weekend. Ours was WA-CKY. Saturday we had a HAIL storm. We were out running some errands and when we got home we could see there had been a significant amount of hail. This is the first time in our 5 years of living in California we had experienced that.

It was also really weird because it was much more concentrated in one part of the neighborhood. We drove around and were just checking things out and came across these 3 babies in another part of the neighborhood. This community we live in has about 1000 homes, so it’s a pretty big place as you can imagine.

Anyway, that was the most exciting part of the weekend. Now it’s the first Monday of March and time to link up with the girls over at The Blended Blog for The Blended Blog Asks. This months theme is beauty, so let’s see what everyone has to say, starting with me…LOL.

TBB ASKS MARCH BEAUTY 

1. Eyelash Curler Yes or No?
Oh heck yeah!
First let me just tell you that I kid you not when I tell you I’ve have spent the majority of my life wishing I had long beautiful eyelashes. Enter Rodan + Fields Lash Boost. I started using this product about 16 months ago and it has completely changed my lashes. I now HAVE lashes and I’m totally in love with them. When even your husband is coming over to you and looking at your eyes in amazement, you know a product is legit!
These are my actual results and they’ve continued to improve and look even better today than they do in this last picture taken in February of 2017. If you’re interested, I’d love to help you get the best lashes of your life.
2. Favorite Nail Shade?
That depends on the season. I have worn French Nails for long periods of time in the last 12ish years, but in October before our trip to Hawaii, my nail girl convinced me to try dipped nails which I now love. I’ve talked about them here and here.  Since starting this type of nails I’ve been getting different colors, but I stick to more mainstream colors like taupey gray, dark burgundy or my favorite a neutral blush which is called Millenial Pink and I’ve been told it’s being discontinued. Of course! Why wouldn’t it?😜
3. Favorite Lipstick Shade?
Once upon a time I wore the same shade of lipstick all the time. Clinique Honey Gloss. Oh how I loved that lipstick, but as we’ve probably all experienced, we fall in love with a product and they quit making it. Insert all the sad emoji’s here.
Last year I got a Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick in bold fuchsia in one of my Sephora Play boxes. I took one look at it and though, “yeah, right”. Well I tried it layered under a Loreal lighter pink lipstick and loved it. It’s really is long wearing and I can just reapply the pink throughout the day to touch it up.
Lately I’ve been wearing another product I got in my latest subscription box from Ipsy. It’s a matte color which I’m not accustomed to wearing, but I actually have been liking it.
4. Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair?
Oh heavens yes. Nobody wants to see my mane air dried, it’s not a pretty sight.
5. Artificial Nails: Yes or No?
See question #2
6. Foundation: Yes or No?
I’m not a liquid foundation kinda gal, but I do like a powder. Once again for years I used the Lancome Dual Finish powder and loved it, but in the last year I’ve switched over to the Mineral Peptides powder from Rodan + Fields. Shocking, I know.😉 They give me a little coverage and an SPF of 20 so it’s winner-winner for me.
7. Hair Up or Hair Down?
97% off the time my hair is down, at least in public. That’s pretty specific wouldn’t you say. HA! I do sleep with it in a ponytail though because I can’t stand it down on my neck.
8. Bar Soap or Body Wash?
YES! I use both
9. Bath or Shower? 
Shower for sure. We have this huge tub in our bathroom that is basically a giant dust bowl.
10. Favorite Body lotion?
I don’t have a favorite, but always have some kind of body lotion from Bath and Body Works under my bathroom sink.
11. Do you wear perfume? Is so, favorite scent?
Yes, I love to smell pretty. My current favorites are Miss Dior and Coco Chanel. I like a floral scent with citrus undertones.
12. Do you shave your legs everyday? 
Do I really have to answer that? Okay, full transparency here friends. In the winter 2x a week tops. In the summer, maybe every other day. Being blonde is a real advantage in this department. The hair on my legs is soft and blonde so I can squeak by a lot easier than most.
13. Favorite Lip Balm? 
 Green Apple Chapstick. I put this on when I crawl into bed every night.
14. How old were you when you first started wearing make-up? 
Old…LOL
My mom was a stickler on wearing makeup. All of my friends were wearing it and I wasn’t allowed to. Finally in 8th grade I was able to wear a teeny tiny amount of eyeliner & mascara. Maybe this is why I’ve never been a huge fan of the raccoon eye look. Sorry girls. Even now I prefer a more natural look. Less is sometimes more😉
Okay friends, that’s it for today. We woke up to frost and it’s c-o-l-d. I’m so ready for spring and warm temps. For a girl who spent 3 loooong winters in Minnesota with the ground completely covered in snow for what felt like half the year, I’ve sure become desensitized and wimpy about the cold.
Have a wonderful week!
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