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BEAUTY TRIO

BEAUTY TRIO

To say my life has been challenging lately would be an understatement. Actually, it has been going like this for awhile.  2015 has turned out to be a real doozy. 

I have not posted as much I wanted.  I have a lists of content ideas and partially done posts, but the time and energy to complete them - well . . . that has not been as available.

So what does this have to do with the make up photos??  Probably nothing, just sharing. One day recently I realized I reallllllly let my minimal make up regimen become even more minimal. If I ran out of something or misplaced it (happened so often) this year, I would forget to replenish it and since I keep things pretty pared down anyway, just loosing 2 or 3 from my arsenal left me with the anemic routine of tinted sunscreen, brow powder and maybe a little slide of liner.  

With the change of seasons, came the realization that I actually missed the ritual of applying make up.  Those few extra minutes standing in the streaming sunlight with my morning tea making an effort to show my best self had a meditative quality that I felt odd without....I decided to snap out of  my 'rut'  (for lack of a better word) and re-up my beauty arsenal.  I have a few more things I really want but with just two new products - things were already much better.

Mind you, they are not just any two products, the shadow palette compliments my eye color and skin tone pretty well and this mascara is the best ever!  No exaggeration, and I'm very particular!  Pair both of these with my daily must have kohl and I am set for fall.... It feels good to return to my morning make up ritual, and a little bit of feeling good can go a long way. I love that ♡

 
FLOWERS / SMILE #3

FLOWERS / SMILE #3

RICHARD NEUTRA IN PALM SPRIINGS

RICHARD NEUTRA IN PALM SPRIINGS