Hey hey hey! I hope you are all having an amazing week so far, I have been crazy adjusting to….a new schedule! For those of you confused, allow me to elaborate. Back in June I found out that the store I had been managing since November would be closing when the lease was up, a few months later. After some initial shock (and tears) I decided to stay through the end and prolong starting a new job. Fast forward to last week and I officially started working for a local boutique brand, Elizabeth & Prince, that has 3 stores in the Palm Springs area. I know I just started but I am honestly SO happy with my decision to forgo corporate (and all the perks) in favor of a small company with owners I think so highly of.
In other news, it’s been a while since I have done a “Keeping it Real” post and have some questions that I have been meaning to answer so here goes!
1. What are some of your favorite beauty products and why do you never mention them?
Great question. I have never considered myself a beauty product girl. I wear makeup but don’t go crazy for it, I do my hair everyday but don’t buy the newest styling products/tools, and I am honestly pretty bad at skin care…no judgement! But, since you asked I just discovered Sephora’s airbrush foundation and am OBSESSED! The finish is so flawless and it lasts all day, something I struggle with since my skin tends to be a bit oily. I also love Benefit’s Hello Flawless powder either to set my foundation or as a coverup on days off. I swear by MAC eyeliner in Graph Black and Buxom lipgloss in Dolly on a daily basis. MAC makes the best eye shadow and lipstick, in my opinion.
I also recently discovered Sephora’s K beauty masks and eye patches which I buy like crazy. I use Sephora’s face wipes in Coconut, Charcoal, and Rose daily. I typically remove my makeup at night with Charcoal and then use the Rose to hydrate. After my morning shower I use the Coconut Water to purify my skin and prep it for the day.
I have sworn by Kai fragrance, body scrub, and lotion since my mid 20s.
2. What brand of jeans do you wear?
I HATE shopping for jeans. Is there anything worse…well, yes, bikini shopping is worse….but you get the idea. I have found that Hudson and Paige are both cut for more curvy body types so I tend to stick with those brands. I adore Rag & Bone but they are just too straight for my body type. If I am playing with a more trendy silhouette like the kick crops or unfinished hem I go with Express or Old Navy for the price point before investing in an expensive pair.
3. Are you ever going to share photos of your house?
YES, I promise I will. It has been a work in progress since moving in and I finally feel that things are almost ready to be photographed. I am campaigning for a redo of the bedroom/closet space that I would like to include and we need to finish our outdoor space but soon!!!
4. Do you listen to podcasts and if so, which ones?
I got into podcasts about a year ago. I listen to Straight up with Stassi, Be Here For A While, Adderall & Compliments, The Bitch Bible, and Raw Talk with Sheena…thanks to Stassi for introducing all her friends to the podcast world, I now have plenty to listen to!
You guys, please send me any questions you have and I will be sure to include them in future “Keeping It Real” posts!