Hello, friends! How was your Thanksgiving? I am still somehow so sick… whatever this is hit me hard. But we were able to enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving with my family. We spent the rest of the weekend watching movies. I’ve probably never relaxed this much in my life. I actually just turned on my computer late Saturday night. It was such a lovely break.
Don’t forget the Christmas Cookie Exchange with Brittany and I this Friday! I can’t wait to see (and try) all of your recipes!
Apologies for the dark pictures; it rained all weekend!
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte: I am always on the lookout for the perfect shimmery nude shadow, and I think I’ve finally found it! I love how smooth it is, and it stays in place perfectly!
ColourPop Lippie Stix in Silk: deep, matte burgundy. Perfect for the holidays!
ColourPop Highlighter in Stole the Show: I own more highlighters than any beauty product and am not sure why it took me so long to shop the ColourPop brand! This is a creamy highlighter with pops of gold, silver, and pink. I love it!
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme: I purchased this during the brand’s 25% off sale, and it was worth it. I’m on a never-ending search for a good, full-coverage base, and this gets it. You can wear this without foundation because it covers so well!
KingMas Foundation Brush: I shared this brush before and really wanted to share a tutorial today, but this sickness is not pretty. I am working on a video, though! This is definitely my new go-to foundation brush. Goodbye, Beauty Blender. This is my new love.
Aside from the It Cosmetics product, all of my monthly favorites were under $10!
I also have a couple of treats for you:
Kels from The Blonder Side of Life is here today! She hosts The Secret Blogger Club link-up every Thursday, gives tips on grad school, and shares thoughts on life and blogging. She’s unpretentious and a breath of fresh air. You’ll love her, too!
Give us your elevator speech and tell us about your blog!
The Blonder Side of Life is almost exactly what it sounds like. While I do have blonde hair, it’s not about being ditsy or bad at virtually everything (blonde jokes anyone?) but about embracing the “blonder” side of life. A laid-back, comical take on life and being able to find the humor in even the roughest of times.
What makes your blog unique?
It’s unique in that I write almost everything with a touch of sarcasm and humor. Even when I try to write posts that are “solving a problem” or whatever they tell us bloggers we’re suppsoed to do to be successful I can’t seem to help myself.
What is your must-have beauty or skincare product?
Oh gosh, mascara otherwise you can’t see my eyelashes. Just a swipe of mascara makes me feel 10x better even when I’m not leaving the house. Also ALL the lotion, ain’t nobody got time for ashy elbows!
What is your favorite memory?
I’m gonna go all sappy on you and say my favorite memory is Summer 2011. That’s the summer JB and I met and I still get all nostalgic and dreamy when I think about it. I even made a scrapbook about it because I’m a psycho like that.
Do you have any blog projects in the works? Care to share?
I’m always working on making The Secret Blogger Club bigger and better! It already has a weekly linkup (Thursdays) and Group Pinterest Board, so my next goal is to institute the #SecretBloggerClub hashtag. Whoops, looks like I just did, use it!
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