i was feeling especially girly the other day. i had just dusted off my vanity and was admiring it's gratuitous prettiness, when it occurred to me to start taking pictures.
so then i thought. "hey, this could be a great blog post. i'm gonna show everyone how i get ready to face the world every morning." and so it began...
my lovely vanity is from the 1920's. it was a birthday present from matt a few years ago. my makeup setup before then was sad in comparison... a teensy side table and a train case. i feel so lucky to have this now!
lately i usually have a candle burning, even in the daytime hours. tj maxx is where i've been finding a bevy of yankee candles for cheap! i know they're a little cheese-sauce, but they smell nice and last a long time :)
here's my mirror tray- i thrifted it for $1! i keep here bobby pins, some everyday items, and pretty trinkets that i like to look at. the gold makeup case is from a brand called besame. both the packaging and the formulas of this brand are supposed to be reproductions of 1940's-era cosmetics!
more on besame... here are some lipsticks from them, in 40's-style bullet cases. i keep them in an empty candle jar that i once got from anthropologie. unfortunately i almost never use these anymore... but they sure are pretty to look at.
here, we have my makeup brushes, eyeliner, mascara, and lip liners that i never use.
and... a sampling of products stashed in my drawers :) i'm kind of a blush and lipstick hoarder, so those items are prominent, even though i've gotten rid of A LOT of stuff over the years...
(left to right)
~ wet 'n wild blush. best kept secret. $3 and it wears all day. the color "heather silk" is beautiful.
~ nars blush. i have two of these, and honestly i barely use them. but i keep them around because every girl needs a nars blush.
~ nyx cream blush. nyx is probably my favorite makeup brand ever. amazing and CHEAP. i can't live without their concealer for my under-eye circles.
~ mac mineralize skinfinish. these were all the rage a few years ago, and i'm still fond of this one- called stereo rose.
~ mac pigment sample. these are usually free if you just go up to your local mac counter and ask for a sample. good backup highlighter, and it lasts forever.
~ mac lipstick in russian red. if you own one red lipstick in your lifetime, this should be it.
~ lipstick queen lipsticks. my favorite brand of lipstick! super pigmented, and so smooth you forget you're wearing them. i wear rose sinner and saint natural regularly.
~ perfume samples from garden botanika. i can't help it. this is the only perfume i actually like.
~ some random glosses. i think they're nyx and besame. gloss used to be my thang, but it's sadly taken the backseat to my lipstick queen lipsticks.
all this and......
it usually takes me about 5 minutes to put on my makeup. i usually use the same products and do the same routine: brow highlighter, brow grooming, concealer, mascara, eyeliner, blush, lipstick, done. i've only been recently doing a little highlighting eyeshadow on my lids.
i hope you enjoyed taking a little peek, though!
do you wear makeup? what items are your favorites?