4.17.2014

My Everyday "No Make Up" Make Up


Good afternoon my loves.

I wanted to post today even though I'm crazy busy packing away our entire life in this home we've been in the last year plus. I took a break from the crazy and went to the gym, then decided to come home to shower & get ready to meet with our home lending agent. I decided it would be best not to smell of sweat meeting her, so I did what I do most every single day, my easy no make up make-up.

It's simple really. All you need is:

  • Your favorite dewy finish foundation, for the day to day I use L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation in N 1-2.
  • Your favorite brow product, for simple brows I use the Hourglass Arch Sculpting Pencil in Blonde, with a little matte brown shadow run over that to lock it in place.
  • A light, airy pink blush. I like to use Smashbox's Blush Rush in Flush.
  • Some lengthening mascara that works well with your lashes. I use L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Blackest Black.
  • Last but not least, a nice light lip color. For me, that usually means my go to MAC lipstick in Hue.
What about you, do you like to look polished up a bit when you've got a thousand things on your to do list?

Hope you've enjoyed this post! I'm off to pack more boxes and to leave soon to meet with our lender!

Much love,
Heather Lee

4.14.2014

Motivational Mondays: We're Just Gonna Keep Having Faith


It seems that this year is just going to continue to be a year that pushes & shapes us. I was so stoked to finish up my girly room, start getting back into fashion and a good beauty routine... & what do you know. This past week we get a letter from a real estate agent informing us that our landlords have decided to sell the home we've been in for the last year or two. Well ok then! So it looks like we've got some serious changes ahead for us. We're going to be speaking with some lenders, and start the process of looking into purchasing our first home. It's all just pretty crazy and very unexpected! So we're just going to hope, pray, and have faith that this is just what we needed to take the next big step. I'd like to bring you guys along with me in this process. We've both got drastically different wants in our first home, so it will be interesting to see where our happy medium lies. I currently want an old home with great bones that we could remodel together, the dear boyfriend wants land and no neighbors. So we will just have to wait and see. It's our first home, and we're very aware it's probably not our forever home, so we're fine finding the best of both worlds in our forever home. Ahh. My head is spinning, my house is a mess, we have a ton of things to pack and a ton of things to Goodwill, and then we've got to me with the agent who's selling our current residence to set up times to show it since he can't just bring strangers in while we're gone with 3 pitbulls in the house. Pretty hectic stuff. Wish us luck!!! If my posts are sporadic, as you all know, I do apologize, but this is a big step and it might take up a lot of my mental & physical strength to get through it!

Much love,
Heather Lee

4.07.2014

Motivational Mondays & A New Routine


Sitting in the sun room with the dogs, drinking my iced mocha, and listening to Frozen in the background, I can't help but be fully in love with my morning right now. Not only is it Monday and the start of a new week, it's also the start of a new routine in my life. As of yesterday, we no longer have roommates in our home, and as of today, my babe starts a new job. Which means, I get my mornings/afternoons to myself in the house, well, myself and the dogs. I couldn't be more excited. The part that bums me out, is that I'll be having to go to the gym solo in the mornings, but, that's ok. I can live with that. I can also, finally have a quiet house to start filming, have some alone time to focus on my writing, and get organized. All in all, I think that these changes are going to be great for us! Not seeing my man 3 nights a week is healthy for our relationship too. We talk on the phone or through messages every day, but a little bit of absence is good at keeping us missing each other and looking forward to the time we get together. Which after a year and a half, I'm really glad that we can't get through a day without needing to say hi, or I love you, before noon. Life was rough the last 5 months with the babe not working, but we're both extremely excited for all the changes that this new chapter is going to bring. Bring on a good schedule & extra money in the bank so I can get back to my passion of decorating the home and trying out products for the blog.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Do any of you have any plans for a new routine any time soon?
Do you look forward to it or dread it?

Much love,
Heather Lee

4.06.2014

My Current Obsession | A Candle


I don't know about you guys, but my favorite candle / scent from Bath & Body Works is without hesitation, Mahogany Teakwood. That manly, sexy, sultry smell... that kind of smells like the mens side of an Abercrombie store but as strong, it drives me nuts. All of the wallflowers in my house rock the scent, my car has the oil vent holder that rocks the scent, and when the candles are 2 for $20, I stock up.

This candle, which I have found at TJ Maxx multiple times, is also a nice sized 3 wick candle, and it has that same manly, cologne scent to it. I thought it looked cool being an all black candle, so decided to give it a whiff, and it was love at first smell. I've bought multiples since then, and they seem to always have a few on the shelves. Another great part, they're only $7.99 each!

So like I said if you're a fan of Mahogany Teakwood like I, then head to your nearest TJ Maxx and see if they have any of these bad boys in stock because they are SO amazing!

Do you have a favorite candle you've found for a portion of the prices as BBW?

Much love,
Heather Lee

4.05.2014

So I Ordered From Sephora


It seems I shop less often these days, however, I've been working a ton of hours lately and I figured it was time I treat myself to a couple nice things. Of course that instantly leads me to Sephora's website. Sorry, not sorry? I didn't go too crazy, but I did pick up a couple of things I've been wanting.

First & foremost, I had to get First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream, because I'm on the hunt for a good new face moisturizer. My skin is going NUTS with this shift from winter to spring and it's flakey and patchy like nobody's business. I'm really hoping this one is everything I've been looking for, but I'll keep you guys updated. Next up, I picked up Anastasia's Brow Wis pencil in Dark Brown. Since dying my hair darker my dip brow hasn't been cutting it in the color department so I figured this would be a good time to give a new product a try, & everyone seems to worship this one so hopefully I do too. Lastly, I bought the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium Matte Bronzer, and WOW, does it smell like chocolate! It's the craziest thing, and surprisingly//thankfully doesn't really bother me at all.

The bag you see above with the 4 little goodies in front of it, is the first time I have ever felt the urge to use any of my points at Sephora. It was a 500 points gift which contained a little black bag which is a perfect day time size for your purse. A sample of Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, which I've been dying to try, a sample of Balenciaga's Rosabotanica perfume, which I think I like but I'm not positive on yet. A nice glass bottle'd sample of Hourglass's Veil Mineral Primer. & lastly a good sized sample of Bite Beauty's High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranite. Wow, that's a fun looking color that I'm super stoked to try!

So there you have it, my small, but pleasing Sephora order! Hope you enjoyed it!

Do you have anything at Sephora that you're currently dying to try? I know my list is still QUITE long!

Much love,
Heather Lee