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Richmond, VA-based beauty blog

Month: November, 2016

Le Specs

by christinamdick

I picked up the Savanna Sunglasses from Le Specs (on sale now at Zappos) from Monkees of Richmond (Have you been in there? It’s so cute.) Highly recommend!13687298_311639792516975_256658923_n

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My Favorite Foundation

by christinamdick

My new favorite foundation is Bobbi Brown’s new cushion compact foundation. I have it in two shades: light-medium and medium (one for when I’m tan).

When I’m looking for foundation, I look for one that doesn’t feel thick or greasy. I like a “dewy” finish verses matte. I like pretty good coverage and I also gravitate toward department store brands verses drugstore. I’ve also noticed that lately a bunch of brands are coming out with foundations with high SPFs. I’m a huge fan of this. I will take all the extra SPF I can get.  I wear the Obagi SPF 50 matte under this and it makes for the perfect base. No need for a fancy primer.

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You might notice the funky little brush here too. It’s the O Wow Brush from ElementsBeautyShop.com (named by users for the awe-inspiring feel of the bristles and the airbrush effect, gives a streak-free, seamless makeup finish). It is THE best foundation brush. It’s SO soft and makes foundation go on super fast. The foundation comes with this little puff but I don’t like to use it at all. I press the brush into the cushion to pick up the product and glide it on. I carry it with me for touchups through out the day, along with this concealer.

Like several other Bobbi products, it pops out of it’s case for refills. So you pay $50 for the compact and the foundation the first time you buy it, and then only $35 to refill it. It’s Nordstrom exclusive, so you can only get it here.

Have you tried it? What did you think what’s your favorite foundation?

 

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25 Little Things That Make Me Happy

by christinamdick

In no particular order…..

1.learning new things

2.how much my dad loves the GEICO gecko.

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3.spray tans – an instant mood- booster

4.yoga

5.Playing peekaboo with my cat

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6.gymnastics

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7.wearing a gown

8.the prettiest dog I’ve ever seen

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9.coconut la croix

10.the perfect manicure/pedicure shades

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11.sliders – especially the tiny burgers at Pippin Hill (the view doesn’t hurt either)

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12.musicals

13.listening to books on audible

14.Gilmore Girls

15.leopard print shoes (…and coats, and dresses and blouses and everything)

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15.fancy skincare products

16.fancy candles

17.anything fancy

18.teaching at VCU

19.my bow shoes

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20.shopping

21.emojis

22.social media

23.funny tweets

24.interspecies animal friendships

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25.libraries

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The Perfect Dress

by christinamdick

I ordered “Always Stunning Convertible Dress” from Lulus for my little brother’s wedding last month and it turned out to be absolutely perfect. I was initially skeptical about shopping at Lulus because it’s so cheap ($58), but you couldn’t tell at all by the fabric and the way it fit.
There are a bunch of different ways to wear the dress, and I opted for crossing it over in the front and wearing it as a halter. My aunt helped me tie a bow in the back so the fabric wouldn’t drag. If there was one con about the dress, it’s that the back can come untied easily. I had to fix it once or twice throughout the night.

The dress was SO comfortable and I washed it in the washing machine (cold water) and nothing terrible happened to it. Super low maintenance and it looks so nice. This would be a perfect dress for traveling because the fabric doesn’t get wrinkled.

Here’s me with my little brother Davey.

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And my boyfriend Jay.14718526_222889171465002_4772436465244176384_n

And here it is from the back:

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Here are some of the other ways the website suggests wearing it. I almost wore it how it’s pictured on the left.

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Bonus: Here’s our brother-sister dance.😭

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