It has been one long week for me.  Work has been busy, but great, and I’ve had a lot of commitments in the evenings.  I’m so looking forward to some down time here in Charleston this weekend -no travels, no huge plans, just relaxation and seeing some old friends.  Oh, and watching our Clemson Tigers play.  Anyway, as I prepared my Friday Five post, I realized that all of my photos are unintentionally beauty related!  Happy Weekend!   


Sugar Lip Treatment

This makes your lips feel insanely hydrated.  I apply it every night before bed.  It’s the best.  Hands down.


Gave my brushes a good ‘ol cleaning this week.  You know you should do this at least 1-2 times per month?  I spot clean my foundation and eye liner brushes after every use, but deep cleaning all of them is so important.  You would be amazed how dirty they get!  Without washing them, all of that bacteria is just being wiped all over your face.  Clean your brushes!


I got my nails painted with Essie No Boundaries and I LOVE it.  Perfect rosy fall shade without being too dark.  As much as I love my way dark polishes, it’s nice to have a little transition.


My new favorite moisturizer…  Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer

I had a deluxe sample of this and waited forever to use it because it didn’t look like anything special from the packaging, but I was amazed at how wonderful it made my skin feel.  I have combination skin and it made it feel hydrated and soft, but not super shiny.  Honestly, I don’t know if my skin has ever felt more comfortable than when I put this on.  It’s awesome.


Fresh & light face of the day.

Olay Tinted Moisturizer, Makeup For Ever Full Cover Concealer in #6 (for around nose, lips, and any blemishes), Maybelline Age Rewind (under eye concealer), Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand, Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eye Shadow in Bad to the Bronze (amazing), Clinique High Impact mascara,  Victoria’s Secret bronzer in Goddess (surprisingly my new favorite), and Benefit Coralista blush

That’s all I’ve got.  #TGIF




  1. September 21, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    Love the polish color. I think I'm going to try that one out this weekend.

  2. September 21, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    The essie nailpolish looks gorgeous – as does your amazing ring! I've always heard great things about Kate Somerville products, but haven't had a chance to try her products yet.

    Loved seeing your face of the day products – the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer is SUCH a must-have for me – I have the brightening one.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. September 21, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    What do you use to clean your brushes with?

    • September 21, 2012 / 3:15 pm

      I use baby shampoo to deep clean and MAC brush cleanser to spot clean/condition the brushes after deep cleansing.

    • September 24, 2012 / 1:08 am

      Thanks! I was about to ask the same thing!

  4. September 21, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    What do you use to clean your brushes?

  5. September 21, 2012 / 3:28 pm

    This just reminded me it's time to cleany brushes, too! Love your polish color and I need to try the Kate Somerville moisturizer. Happy weekend!

  6. September 21, 2012 / 5:08 pm

    I've been wanting to try the Bad to the Bronze. Definitely going to get it now!


  7. September 21, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    I love that nail color! So pretty. And thanks for reminded me to clean my brushes! I'm so bad at remembering.

  8. September 21, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    I swear by that Sugar lip treatment and LOVE LOVE LOVE the Maybelline Eye Tattoo Color in Bad to the Bronze, I use it almost every day! (not to mention I love how cheap it is!)

  9. September 21, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    We have many of the same favorites- I love that Fresh lip treatment especially! I use it after the Fresh Sugar Exfoliate Treatment (also amazing!). Come check out my Friday Five if you get a chance-
    xo, Ann
    Glitter and Glaze

  10. September 21, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    LOVE your Friday Fives! That lip treatment looks amazing. I love having moisturized lips in the fall/winter!

  11. September 22, 2012 / 2:21 am

    That Essie polish looks so pretty! I will definitely be looking for that next time i'm at the store. Just found your blog through Fried Pink Tomato & am so glad I did! Can't wait to start following along.


  12. September 22, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    The polish color is so pretty! And I agree… Sugar lip treatment is the best ever!!!

  13. September 24, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    I love Fresh lip conditioner. I have one in like every purse I own and right next to my bed stand. Also that essie polish is gorgeous. I need to get it and Kate Somerville oil free moisturizer is my top favorite. One thing I dislike about that moisturizer is that you never know when it's low so its kind of a surprise… like oh I guess my moisturizer is gone?

  14. October 2, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    love the eye concealer, and eye tattoo (isn't is amazing?!!) — such a great list of products – and now i want to try out the VS bronzer 🙂 xoxo

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