Hi, I'm Nina!

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Must Have DRUGSTORE Makeup Kit

Must Have DRUGSTORE Makeup Kit

Makeup is so addicting...

...which can be a very expensive addiction. For me, not only do I love getting a flawless, glowing face but I simply love the therapy that 10-20 minutes that applying my makeup provides for me. Try it out...turn on your tunes, sit in front of a bright light or big window and make yourself the best YOU with these super CHEAP drugstore products I have compiled for you! 

If you wan't to know what my Go To Daily Face is, click HERE. 

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Moisturizer

So important before any makeup application! It acts as a freshly primed surface and protects your face from your products as well as keeps it moisturized. Find the one I love HERE 

Primer

Also very important if you want to get the most out of your makeup for hours at a time. This acts as a barrier between face and foundation as well as helps the foundation bind and stick. Some primers also eliminate shine, fill pores and so much more! My favorite is THIS ONE

Foundation 

First know you're skin type. I personally love a matte foundation in the summer as I have an oily T-zone and I love a more glowing finish foundation in the winter and spring. The one I use carries both consistencies, find them HERE

Concealer

For a perfect, bright under eye finish I use THIS ONE and it is so CHEAP! 

Mascara 

I talk about THIS ONE all the time, if you know me you will know this is my all time favorite item and it trumps all of the high end mascaras! 

Setting Powder 

THIS setting powder is perfect for setting your entire face but most importantly your under eye concealer! 

Bronzer, Blush,  Highlighter

Nothing completes a carved out, glowing face like these guys do. Here are my favorites: BRONZER, BLUSH, HIGHLIGHTER

Eyebrows

Must. Have. Good. Eyebrows. But for real!!! Eyebrows are my all time favorite step of applying makeup. You NEED this product to get a perfectly sculpted, yet natural brow. 

Drugstore Brushes

Brushes are VERY important for a flawless makeup look. Here are my absolute favorite drug store and SUPER affordable makeup brushes that I use EVERY day! Foundation Brush, Bronzer/Contour Brush, Blush Brush, (under eye) Setting Brush, Beauty Sponge (for under eyes and/or foundation). Keep in mind you can use all of these brushes for more than what they are made for. I frequently use my under eye setting brush as my highlighter brush! 

May your day be just as beautiful as your makeup and until next time <3

 

 

DIY Wood Canvas Frame: In 20 minutes

DIY Wood Canvas Frame: In 20 minutes

Small House Classic Paint Scheme: Gray & White

Small House Classic Paint Scheme: Gray & White