My Summer Beauty Routine!

Summer Beauty Routine
Summer Beauty Routine
Hey everyone! Well I couldn’t let summer by without doing my warmer weather makeup “routine” here on the blog! Some things remain constant like the order my makeup goes on, but in terms of beauty products…well, I don’t stick to just one thing religiously, but have certain items I tend to use more often in a summer rotation.

I also like to use summer as a time to retry the makeup I haven’t worn in a while to see how I feel about it. Not that I don’t do that all year anyway, but since I’m not heading off to work I feel even more freedom to play with certain products I haven’t really touched. This summer I’m also focusing on using up products that are nearly finished so I can minimize/update my stash if needed. So let’s go through what I’ve been doing and using in each area!
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What I’ve Learned after a Year of Blogging!

A Year of Blogging
A Year of Blogging
Hi everyone! Before I do another beauty review, empties post or general ramble, I had to acknowledge that it’s been one year since I started BeautyLifeMom. I didn’t know exactly what to expect after a year or what I thought I’d accomplish in that time, but here we are! Now that I have a year under my belt, I can talk a little more extensively about what I’ve learned, some things I’ve experienced, and areas where I’d like to grow.
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June 2017 Empties and Toss-Outs

June Empties
June Empties

Hey everyone! Happy July! So I’m within a reasonable window to post last month’s empties, usually I’m 2-3 weeks behind. If that makes me feel like I’m kind of on top of things these days, I’ll take it. I’ve been a bit lax on blogging and just life lately and I really don’t have any real excuse. Just that I’ve been lazy and tired starting off this summer break! It’s weird how much more tired I get now that I’m off.

If I seem a little negative in this post regarding a lot of the products this time around, I apologize! I have to be real though. Let’s get started!
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Even Deeper Cleansing Oil by International Face Station

International Face Station Even Deeper Cleansing Oil
International Face Station Even Deeper Cleansing Oil
Hey Friends! Summer has officially started and I’m back to my blogging ways! Teaching is over for a bit and though you’d think I’d welcome days off with open arms, it does take a few days for me to get into the summer rhythm. I’m sure I’ll get over it though!

Disclosure: This product was sent to me for free. All opinions are my own.

I’m reviewing the Even Deeper Cleansing Oil by International Face Station. I’ve always been a little weary of using oils on my face even though they’re supposed to be OK for different skin types (I get oily for the record). I’ve tried different brands before and stopped just because I didn’t see any benefits but who knows if I was even using them correctly. Since receiving this, I’ve become more interested in how they are actually used. Cleansing oils can be used alone or in conjunction with another cleanser of your choice (double-cleansing I guess is the official term).  Anyway, here are details about the product:
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May 2017 Empties!

May 2017 Empties
May 2017 Empties

Hey everyone! Here we are in the middle of June with last month’s empties. It only took two weeks but better late than never I guess! Mainly skincare empties but I have a mascara and blush thrown in this time as well (though one wasn’t exactly an empty, just needed to let it go). Enjoy!
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The Influenster Daisy VoxBox (My First!)

Daisy VoxBox
Daisy VoxBox
Greetings, Friends! Today I want to share with you my first VoxBox! I joined Influenster not too long ago and was excited to receive the Dasiy Voxbox  shortly after.  Of course I have to disclaim that I received all of these products free for testing purposes-all my own opinion (I’m an honest gal after all)-So let’s go through the products!

Daisy VoxBox
Daisy VoxBox
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Wish List/On-My-Radar Product Reviews!

On-My-Radar Product Reviews
On-My-Radar Product Reviews

Hey friends! I was able to get my hands on the four products I’ve been wanting from my last On My Radar post. I didn’t get all of these at once but over the course of the last two months. Most of these are higher-end except for the Milani. I don’t frequently buy more expensive items but have no problem dropping more if I personally think I’ll like something or just want that luxury feel here and there! I’ve had these for a little now, so at this point I wanted to follow up and share my thoughts!
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Current Favorite Brow Products!

My current favorite brow products
Favorite Brow Products
Hey guys! April and May have been pretty inconsistent for my blog-I have been zoning in at work, mom stuff-baby boy just turned 3 so we had a little party for him, and…who really knows?! Life.

But back to the topic- brows. I didn’t always do my brows as part of my makeup routine unless it was for special events, but now I can’t imagine NOT doing them! Brows have become part of my daily routine. I’ve mainly used pencils in the past but have wanted to try different forms of brow products (pomade, brow gel/tint, powders…I love to play after all!) and I wanted to share current brow products that I’ve been enjoying so far and a little about how I use each. This post will focus on the colored brow products I use most.
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NYX Pro Foundation Mixer (White)

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in White
NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in White

Hey everyone! So l recently decided that some of my foundations were just a tad too warm for this time of year- not by much, but could be a little lighter. I’m no stranger to mixing foundations together to get to the shade I need, even if they’re different brands. But I usually do this in the summer when I need it darker and not the other way around. Instead of buying a lighter foundation this time, I wanted to try drops or mixers that would adjust my foundation. This seemed like more of a straight shot and less guesswork, the idea of using something more concentrated that would work with most liquids.

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Liebster Award Part 2!

 

Liebster Award

Hey everyone! I had done the Liebster Award tag last September and recently was tagged again by three awesome bloggers, Alexandra, Jonia, and Enyiie– Thanks so much ladies! I’m doing it again because heck, nothing wrong with an update. Plus their questions were too good so I couldn’t pass them up (I did all 3 sets).

I’m going to break some rules here and instead of tagging people this time around (or who knows, maybe I will), I’m going to invite anyone who hasn’t gotten a chance to do this to do it. Or even if you already did the Liebster and feel like doing an update, go for it! I really love reading facts about anyone so definitely let me know if you do this tag! 
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