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I was recently tagged by my good blogging buddy Isaya to do this 10 things tag, where you list 10 things you love and 10 things you hate (or strongly dislike). Thanks for the tag, and let's get into it! Btw, I'm gonna start with the dislikes so we can end this post on a positive note. :)

10 things I dislike

1. Popping gum.

When I hear someone popping their gum, it drives me absolutely insane. It's so bad, I'm actually a little concerned about how much it bothers me.

2. Getting cut off in traffic

3. When your polish chips right after painting your nails

4. When your bangs don't cooperate

5. Procrastination

I do it all the time, and it sucks. Why, me?

6. When there's no wifi

7. When people interrupt you

8. People who can't make a joke without being a jerk

If you can't be funny without being an asshole, you're not funny.

9. People who aren't willing to change their minds

10. Being hangry

It's very real.

10 things I love

1. Fall

I feel like everyone says it, but I truly come alive in fall. Watch out, world.

2. Animals

3. Makeup


4. Tori Kelly

I was listening to hear while making this list, so naturally she's included.

5. The smell of honeysuckle

Aka the best smell in the world.

6. When you get a great parking spot

7. Words

Quotes, writing, reading .... words are powerful.

8. Photography

9. Being with my friends

10. Being by myself



I’ve decided to start doing a new thing on my blog called “Beauty Mishaps,” where I single out one specific area of makeup application and create a list of mistakes that people typically make when working in that area, and I wanted to start with foundation/skin because that’s one of the biggest things I see with makeup. So here are a few mistakes you might be making with your skin routine, and some methods to keep those in check!

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1. You're applying your foundation right after moisturizing.

We're always told to moisturize before we start applying our foundation, but what we're not always reminded of is that it's crucial to give your moisturizer a good 5 minutes or so to sink into the skin pre-foundation.

Why is this so important? Because if you go straight in with foundation after moisturizing, your moisturizer will create a slippery barrier, causing your foundation to melt off throughout the day.

You don't have to use a primer if you don't want to, but it also helps tremendously to use after moisturizer. The best thing to do is to apply your moisturizer, wait about 5 minutes, apply your primer (don't rub it into the skin, just pat it gently and apply a small amount), wait another 5 minutes, then go into your foundation routine.

Quick tip: If you're in a hurry and just don't have time to sit and wait for your moisturizer/primer to sink in, wash and moisturize your face as soon as you wake up, then go ahead and fix your hair, brush your teeth, get dressed or whatever else you have to do to get ready. That way you know you're not wasting any time!

2. You're applying concealer before foundation.

If you're a big makeup person you already know this is a no-no, but you'd be amazed at how many people out there are applying concealer beforehand. What's wrong with this is that after applying concealer, when you go in with your foundation you essentially wipe away most of the work you just did. Unless you go in with a stippling brush to apply foundation, you're going to end up having to reapply concealer because you wiped away your work, which can only result in major cake-face.

The best thing to do is to apply your foundation and then go in either with a beauty sponge or a small brush and conceal any blemishes. That way you end up using less product, but getting more out of what you do use!

3. You're rubbing your foundation into your skin.

While I personally prefer using a beauty sponge to apply my foundation, sometimes the easiest and most efficient way to apply product is by using your fingers. It's great when you're in a hurry or when you want a more natural effect. However, one mistake a lot of people make is rubbing their foundation into their skin vigorously.

This isn't a great technique because, the thing is, you're creating a layer over your face. Foundation isn't meant to be buffed in so harshly. Not only will it irritate your skin, but it'll also make it more difficult to get good coverage or a good even layer.

If you choose to stick with using your fingers to apply foundation, try applying it in dots all over your face and start with the heaviest amount of coverage at the middle of your face. Gently blend and make sure you get a good even amount of coverage all over.

4. You're not setting your foundation.

I know my dry-skin readers won't agree, but hear me out - I'm a fellow dry-skin girl, but I CANNOT leave my face completely powder free. It's especially important if you use a more dewy foundation and use a lot of cream products.

The thing is, all liquids need to be set, whether it's a liquid eyeliner or a liquid foundation.

If you don't like using powder all over your face (which, honestly, isn't really ever a great idea), make sure to use a light translucent powder over your T-zone, and use patting motions instead of buffing. If you buff powder into your skin, you'll end up ruining all the work you just did on your foundation.

5. You're applying too much foundation.

This is probably the number 1 problem I see most often with makeup wearers. Now, don't get me wrong - I love a full coverage look. I have problematic, acne-prone skin, so I like to use fairly thick foundations.

The problem is that a lot of people expect their foundation to act the same way as a concealer does, which isn't the case.

Foundation is meant to even our the skintone - it's NOT meant to cover every blemish and spot on your skin. That's what concealer is for! If you apply 3 layers of foundation with the intention of covering up every spot, you're going to end up with an obscene amount of product that just looks cakey.

What you need to do instead is apply just enough foundation to get an even skintone, THEN go in with your concealer and spot-conceal any areas you want to cover.

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I'm planning on making a few more beauty mistake related posts, so let me know in the comments what beauty mistakes you most often see (or commit!)

- Kelsey


For awhile now, I've been wanting to write a post about insecurity. Insecurity is something I've struggled with my entire life - I can't really remember a time when I didn't feel at least a little insecure. 

When I got to college, my insecurities faded away a bit. I mean, they always kind of sit around with you in the back of your mind, but for me, I was able to explore and figure out who I wanted to be in school, and therefore I got to feel more comfortable in my own skin.

Lately, post-college me has been a little bit insecure. I could give you many reasons why, but for the sake of privacy and not making this post a thousand words long, I'll leave it at that. I've just not been feeling myself lately. And I think we can all relate to that.

I have many methods of dealing with insecurity, but I recently tried something new that I actually found to be super beneficial, and I wanted to share it with you guys.

This probably won't work if you're super young and are devastatingly insecure, but you might want to give it a shot anyway!

What I decided to do was sit down and make a list of all the things I'm insecure about currently or don't like about myself.

Yeah, I'm aware of how horrible of an idea that sounds. But trust me!

Anyway, I made my list and I reviewed them. Then, I made a separate list with ways I could cope with or change each thing on my other list. 

You know what I found? That every little thing I'm insecure about or don't like, I can change. I'm in complete control of those things. And I don't know about you, but that makes me feel a hell of a lot better. (I promise I'm not a control freak ... all the time)

And since then, I've been implementing some of those methods I came across and I've been feeling much better. I'm not 100% yet, but I think I'm on the right track.

I'm not gonna lie - I mostly want to share this for my own wellbeing. If I put this out into the universe, it'll help keep me on track. But I'm hoping that someone reading this might find some benefits to this also. 

I honestly could write novels about this, but I want to keep this short and sweet because I have plans for upcoming insecurity-related posts, and I just can't give away all my insight and surpassing knowledge, right?

Anyway, let me know what you think and if you try it out, let me know if it works for you. If it doesn't, well, don't hold me accountable. :)

- Kelsey

I've become OBSESSED with the dewy skin look here lately (along with everyone else, let's be honest here). Gone are the days of matte skin - now, everybody's highlight has to be en pointe and if your skin doesn't look wet, you aren't doing it right.

Anyway, I decided to try out this skin mist after watching a YouTube video of Jaclyn Hill's (love her) where she used it. Apparently, Kim Kardashian's makeup artist uses this on her skin to get that perfect dewy look. And as much as I hate to admit liking something that Kim K does, let's be real ... no one pulls off a dewy face like she does (case in point below)

I decided to purchase the travel size of this product because it's a bit on the expensive side if you buy the full-size version. That's just not a commitment I can make until I know it's perfect, you know?


First of all, I like the packaging for this skin mist. It's pretty and it makes me want to put it on my face, so there you go.

This skin mist isn't like anything else I've used before. It's got this almost milky texture (and it sprays perfectly out of the bottle - bless Tatcha for having a decent nozzle!) 

Let's get to the point here - I'm in love! 

If you have dry skin, you're going to absolutely love this product. If you're oily, don't even think about it! 

What I like about this product is that it doesn't take too long to dry on your face, either. When I'm using other skin mists, I have to sit there for at least five minutes fanning myself so it dries, but that's never an issue with this mist. 

What I also really love about it is that it actually keeps my skin moisturized and dewy without weighing down my skin or feeling super oily all day. I've used other mists that can actually be drying if you use them incorrectly or don't pat your face after using them, and others can make your face feel wet during the day.

I'm happy I gave this product a shot, because I'm definitely going to be re-purchasing in the future (which probably won't be long from now, because I'm so obsessed I keep using it every. day.)

Anyway, if you guys try this out or have any other skin mists you're obsessed with, let me know in the comments!

- Kelsey

I feel like after being away for so long, I shouldn't even bother with your typical "sorry I was gone, blah blah blah" spiel, but you can't really jump back into blogging without some kind of intro, I guess.

If you've kept up with my blog for awhile, you might remember I got a job and moved to a new city. Needless to say, it's kept me pretty busy. I've spent the past few months trying to get settled and figure out a routine for myself, and blogging just wasn't going to happen while I was doing that.

And honestly, I haven't really felt compelled to write during this time. It's not some sad reason or anything, I just haven't had much to talk about and really just wanted to focus on myself for awhile. 

But I've realized that I haven't been doing the things I love for awhile now, and I really should be. And writing/blogging is one of those things. Plus, I've bought so many new makeup products lately that I feel it would be an abomination to not share them with you guys!

So this week, I'm getting back into the swing of things. I'm not sure if I'll have a particular schedule, but I'll try to post something almost every day this week.

This week, you can expect a few makeup reviews and probably a couple mental health-related posts, because I've been spending a lot of time reflecting lately and have some insights I'd like to share. But we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Anyway, that was a little spiel-y, but I'm cool with that. See you guys with a new post tomorrow!

- Kelsey
So I recently got in touch with this awesome girl who has an online jewelry/accessory shop and I purchased a few items of hers. Because I liked what I got so much, I decided to do a little haul/review of what I got and team up with her to host a giveaway for one of her pieces! Check out what I got for myself below, and then be sure to enter to win a gorgeous necklace!

(If you want to check out her shop, click here!)

- Disclaimer: Although these items were discounted, everything was purchased by me. 

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Andrea/Baked Boutique

First of all, I really like the way she packages her jewelry for delivery. I love cute little baggies like this because I can keep them and re-use them for carrying jewelry on trips or storing small items that can easily get lost.

This is probably my favorite necklace I got from her store! It's really vibrant and really pops against a dark shirt.

I also got this awesome wolf fang necklace and I love it! It's super cool and unique.

This is another favorite of the items I got. As soon as I saw this spiked evil eye necklace on her shop, I HAD to have it. I wore it the other night and got lots of compliments on it!

I also got this pretty three-layered turquoise necklace. I tried to take a decent photo of it while I was wearing it, but it really doesn't show off how pretty the necklace is so I included the pic from her shop as well. I love necklaces like this because it adds a lot of interest to a look without being overwhelming.


Honestly, I really love these pieces I got and I definitely plan on getting some more in the future. They're reasonably priced, SUPER cute and unique.

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One person will win this gorgeous necklace that Andrea made. This necklace measures about 13 inches around and has a beautiful stone that sparkles way more than the photo gives credit. 


For the time being, I can only do a giveaway for U.S. entries (sorry, international readers!)

This contest will run for two weeks and has entries that can be entered on a daily basis, so be sure to take advantage of every opportunity to win! I'll be randomly selecting a winner through Rafflecopter at the conclusion of the giveaway and will contact the winner individually, as well as sharing on my social media platforms. 

Be sure to follow me on my platforms so you'll be reminded when the contest ends!

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Recently I decided to do something I haven't done in years - I decided to try a new eyebrow product.

I'm kind of ashamed to admit it, but I've been using the SAME. EXACT. brow pencil since 8th or 9th grade. It's a light-medium brown/taupe shade my Covergirl, and it's worn down to a couple inches of a nub. 

I figured since I'm practically an actual almost-adult-like kind of person now, I should probably level up on my brow game. Something like that.

However, here's the thing I didn't expect - I was actually nervous to try anything else. How bizarre is that? It's just a brow product! But when you've used one thing that works really well for so long, it's hard to imagine using anything else!

I did some researching and after reading reviews and hearing opinions from friends, I decided to try out this dipbrow pomade. It seemed like a great option, but it was way out of the box for me. I couldn't imagine using anything other than a pencil, but I decided to just go for it.

When I made my trip to Sephora, I had to ask for help from one of the employees because I realized that I had no earthly idea what shade to try. The color they had for those with auburn hair seemed way too dark, but the other lighter shades just looked weird to me. The woman who helped me suggested I try the shade caramel and let me see what the product looked like. It seemed like a great fit, so I took the plunge.


Let me just admit that when I first used this stuff, it was kind of a disaster. If you're a pencil person like me and you try a pomade or cream product for the first time, beware - it's gonna get messy and it's not cute. At least the first time, anyway. (Or five times .... whichever.)

Also, my brows are totally blonde, so it's hard for me to fill in a shape when I can't even really see them, so that made it significantly more difficult. However, I was persistent and determined to make my brows look flawless.

And it happened.

Guys, this stuff is fantastic. Once you get used to the consistency of it, it's amazing. It gives you a lot of control and precision.

It's got a great consistency that's nice and smooth, but it lasts so long! Especially when you lock it in with a brow gel, which I always do. (I use the ABH brow gel as well!)

Also, this shade is way more flattering on me than my previous brow pencil. It's a light, taupe-y brown shade that works well with my hair color and doesn't overwhelm my face.

The product costs $18, which is a great price if you ask me. I expected it to be more expensive than that, for sure! I picked it up at my local Sephora.


If you decide to try this stuff out, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. It's super easy to pile on too much of this onto your brush, so keep it light and remember that it's always easier to add more than to take away.

Also, if you've got blonde brows like I do, try starting out the front of your brow with a pencil and filling in the rest with the pomade. It helps give you a guideline for where to start and keeps you from ending up with horribly uneven brows.

I use the brush that ABH created to use with the pomade, but I'm sure you can find one that works just as well and is probably cheaper. This one is $18, which might be a little much to some people, but it was reasonable for me and it also was really convenient to just pick it up while I purchased the pomade. Maybe I'm lazy, but I digress. It's a great brush!

Hi everyone! It's been quite a hiatus for me with the blog, seeing as I haven't posted in about a month now. I didn't anticipate taking such a long break from blogging, but I got caught up with work/life and to be honest, I hit a major rut with writing. I didn't feel inspired to write anything, and in my opinion, it's worse to write uninspired posts that have no depth or value in them rather than write nothing at all. 

But I'm back, full of ideas and ready to share them!

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Today's post is actually a collaboration with one of my closest blogging buddies, Isaya. She told me she had an idea for a blog post about change and wanted me to put my two cents in. 

If you want to read her post about her experiences with change and advice on how to deal with it, click here! I love her blog and definitely recommend that you check her out.

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I've always had a love/hate relationship with change. There have been many times in my life where I have fully welcomed change with open arms, and I've definitely grown to learn that change - while sometimes painful - is always a good thing.

But I've also experienced particular changes that have been pretty rough on me. Graduating college was one of those experiences.

My years in college were some of the best in my life, if not the best overall. I made lots of friends, got involved, and went through some of the biggest changes of my life there. And when the time came for me to leave, I didn't quite feel ready to let go yet. All of a sudden, everything in my life changed. My living situation changed, my proximity to friends changed, my everyday life changed, and even my relationships with some of my friends changed. Pretty much every aspect of my life was the opposite of what it had been for four years, and it hit me hard. It also took me a long time to get accustomed to. 

If you're one of those people who struggle with change, I totally get it. It's scary, and it's even worse when you don't see it coming. 

I think the most important thing to keep in mind is perspective. 

The main thing that tends to hold a lot of us back is staying in this mindset of, "Everything is changing all at once, there's nothing I can do about it, and I have no idea how to handle this." And then we freak out and shut down.

While it's okay to allow yourself some good old freak-out time, it's important to keep this in mind: Everything is temporary. The way you feel about it right now will change in time, and the circumstances will change. 

You'll find your own way to adapt and deal with the changes going on in your life, and you know what the best part is? You're not on a time crunch here. Everyone adapts at their own pace, and your pace is no better or worse than anyone else's.

Another thing to consider is that you are in control of a lot more than you think you are. And even if you can't control the circumstances specifically, you can absolutely control how you react to it.


"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

- Jimmy Dean

I was recently tagged by Emsy over at Being Emsy for this award (thanks, girl!) and I'm pretty honored! I'm glad to know that someone regards me as a versatile blogger, because that's what I hope to be! If you want to check out her answers, click here!

Basically, this is just a little tag to get to know some random things about me. I'm supposed to list 7 random facts about me, then tag 15 other bloggers. That seems a little excessive if you ask me, so I'm just going to leave this tag open for anyone who wants to do it!

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1. My favorite type of food is Mexican food. I can't honestly say that I've ever gotten tired of it. I could eat nachos all day, every day.

2. I'm 5'3.

3. I have a problem with buying too many books, beauty products and pairs of shoes.

4. I dyed my hair brown in high school and everyone pretty much hated it. Apparently dyeing red hair is a sin!

5. I take a bath almost every day.

6. I'm really accident prone, but somehow I've managed to never break a bone.

7. I can't trust people who don't enjoy The Golden Girls.

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I hope you guys enjoy these types of random fact tags like this. It's fun to do things like this once in awhile, and I think it's a nice break from more formal (as if any of my posts are formal ...) blog posts.

As usual, if you do this tag feel free to tweet me and let me know so I can read your answers!

As a treat for myself, I picked up this palette at my local Ulta a couple of weeks ago. As usual, I had a hard time deciding which palette to choose .... story of my life. Today, I'll be sharing my thoughts on it!

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First of all, the packaging is great for this palette. I think it's a nice sleek, compact design and it's fun without being over-the-top. 

Also, these shadows are stunning. The colors are vibrant and they each have a bit of sparkle (but don't transfer as overly sparkly on the skin, which is nice). 

What I like about this is the diversity of colors. Whether I want to go for a bold colored look or something more simple for daytime looks, I can achieve it with these shadows.


These photos probably don't do the shadows justice, but I think they show up beautifully. These were taken without using a primer as well, which I think is nice because it shows how pigmented they are even without priming.

The black shade shows up kind of weird on my arm (which kind of makes sense, I think ...), so don't let that swatch fool you. This black shadow is really one of the most opaque and pigmented black shadows I've ever used. Most black shadows I have are more sparkly, and this one is completely matte. It's perfect for using in replacement of regular eyeliner!

From left to right: Sin, Indo, Bordello, Tornado, Smog, Blackout

From left to right: Lash, Mushroom, Lost, Freelove, Moonshadow, Baked Cowboy


Basically, this palette is fantastic.

What I really love is the nice texture of the shadows and how easy they are to blend. One of the main problems with using bolder shades is that they can be tricky to apply and blend evenly, especially if they have a lot of fallout. I haven't experienced much fallout with these shades, personally. 

If you're in the market for a new U.D. palette, this one is definitely worth a try!

If you read my post on Wednesday, then you already know what this post is all about! (If not, check it out here!)

Basically, I'm doing a two-part topic in which I'm telling you guys what I do to transition from work to night, appearance-wise. My first post was all about what I do to amp up my makeup when I'm headed out with friends after work, and in this post, I'll be sharing what I do to update my outfit! 

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Unless you like keeping random articles of clothing in your car at all times, you really only have the option to plan ahead when it comes to your outfit. If you end up making plans at the last minute at the end of your day, you likely will just have to stick with wearing your work outfit.

There are two major aspects of my outfit that I like to switch up before heading out for the night after work: my shoes and top. 

My work allows me to be flexible and pretty casual with my work attire, so it's a little easier for me to transition. So I can't really speak for what works for everyone, because your work outfit could be totally appropriate for going out in, or it could be a stiff suit. This is just what I do, personally!

Basically, I make a point to wear whatever pants I want to wear out, to work. I'll usually throw on a tank top and a cardigan, and pair it with some flats or other simple, comfy shoes.

I'll bring a cool jacket or blazer and a cuter pair of shoes with me in the car, then switch into them in my car before heading out! 

Old Navy boots
Old Navy blazer; Hot Topic necklace


If you have a basic blazer, cardigan or pair of shoes that you only wear when going out, I'd totally leave them in my car if I were you so that transitioning from work to nighttime looks isn't difficult. I think this idea would be the best if you go out a lot and don't tend to make set plans days in advance.

I also like to bring a few pieces of jewelry in my bag to throw on - a long necklace, maybe a different pair of earrings, etc.

If anything, just rely on a pair of shoes to switch up your look. You'd be amazed at what a pair of heels can do to a seemingly boring outfit!

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I recently had this product sent to me for review from Barbie Ritzman, owner & editor-in-chief of Barbie's Beauty Bits, and I'm super excited for this opportunity! 

I was really looking forward to trying out the Makeup Eraser beforehand, as I've read multiple blog posts about it and heard great things. So thanks to Barbie for giving me this awesome chance!

Let's get on with the review!

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Before I get into reviewing the product, I want to share a few key things about it:

The Makeup Eraser is made of a special blend of polyester that is friendly on your face (it's not made of microfiber).  

This eco-friendly cloth is reusable, so there is no need to buy and throw-away cotton balls, 1 time use makeup remover wipes and expensive makeup remover. 

Plus, no more ruining washcloths- simply throw it in the wash and no stains remain.

The Makeup Eraser is also:



Honestly, this product couldn't have arrived at a better time, because I had just run out of makeup remover wipes the day before I received it.

When I tried it out, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well it works.

I was happy to find that I didn't have to scrub my face too hard to remove my makeup, and it also removed every trace of my mascara, which was pretty great. I always have trouble removing every bit of mascara and sometimes wake up to find a bit around my eyes.

There are two sides to the makeup eraser: the actual makeup removing side and the "exfoliating" side. The texture is different for each.

While I thought the makeup removing side was great, I didn't get much out of the exfoliating side. It felt nice on my face, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it exfoliates much. I didn't feel a major difference in my skin. 

However, because it removes makeup so well (which is really the main aspect of this product, right?), I didn't care all that much.

I hate having to constantly buy makeup wipes personally - they're great, but the cost can add up when you wear makeup practically every day.

I definitely look forward to continuing to use the makeup eraser!

If you want to purchase your own or one for a friend, click here

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Now that I've made my review of the product, it's giveaway time!

One winner will be chosen within less than a month from now. Be sure to take as many steps to enter as possible to improve your chances of winning! 

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One of the main types of beauty/fashion posts I enjoy reading lately is how to easily transition from work to going out looks without having to go home and fully get ready again.

I get off work later in the evening than some people do, so if I want to go out with some friends after work I don't really the option to go home and change, since I'll lose roughly an hour of time just commuting back home (about 15 minutes) and then getting ready. It's just not worth it!

I'm going to make this a two-part post: This post is all about transiting to nighttime makeup/hair after work, and Friday's post will be about transiting to nighttime fashion. Stay tuned!

Let's get on with it!

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To help cut down the amount of time it'll take me to transition to a night look once I get off work, there are a few things I like to do before I head to work. 

(If I've made plans in advance, this is what I do - I'll include what I do when I have spur-of-the-moment plans at the bottom of this post!)


The first thing I do is make sure I wash my hair the day I have made plans to go out after work.

I usually like to wear my hair down when I go out and prefer to have it freshly washed, but that's just a personal preference.

I'll do any kind of styling that morning that I want when I get off work, whether it's a straightened look or a curled one. But I also make sure that I don't do anything crazy to my hair (like massive voluminous curls or crimping) because it's not really appropriate for my work. But that's up to you, of course. I just like to keep it simple.


With my makeup, I like to put more effort into three aspects of my look to make it easier on myself to transition later: skin, brows and eyes.

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The key to making your makeup easy to transition is to create a look that's easily layered. 
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Skin: On days when I know I'll be going out after work, I usually do a heavier foundation/concealer application.

Brows: I also make sure my brows look great so I don't have to worry about them looking rough when I get off work.

Eyes: Likewise, I do a little more with my eyes to cut down on transition time as well. I'll usually go for a subtle cat-eye liner and a light wash of brown eyeshadow in the crease. 

There are key items I'll carry in my bag with me to work to touch up my makeup before going out:

1. Pressed powder
2. Bronzer
3. Lipstick
4. A dark eyeshadow

(Below are my go-to products!)
Almay pressed powder; NYX Matte Lipstick in shade Alabama
Ulta bronzer; Ulta black eyeshadow

When I get off work, I'll touch up using these products when I'm in the car. 

I'll apply a little pressed powder to my t-zone to get rid of any shiny areas on my skin, sweep some bronzer on the hollows of my cheeks to contour, apply a bold lip and blend a little of the dark eyeshadow in the outer corners of my eyes for some added drama.

TIP: If you don't want to carry extra products with you, try using a multi-use item for eyes and cheeks. I sometimes will use my bronzer to add some depth to my eyes, which keeps me from having to carry an eyeshadow with me!


If you often have a friend call you up when you get off work, you'll want to be prepared ahead of time to make things easy on yourself.

The items needed don't change, but you'll want to try to keep these items in your bag at all times so you'll be prepared. If anything, at least keep a lipstick with you!


It really comes in handy to have these items with you as well, but it's totally up to you!

Hair ties
Mini bottle of dry shampoo
Blotting papers

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What do you do to transition from work to play? Let me know!