My Easy & Natural Everyday Makeup Routine

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Hello friends! I know it’s been a little while, but I have good news — it is confession time! Today I am sharing the products and details behind my easy, natural everyday makeup routine. These are the products I have emptied, used for years, and continue to go through super quickly. For me putting on makeup is an important part of my self-care, but on a typical day I like to opt for a pretty natural look that takes less than 10 minutes tops.

In order to show you the full impact of my everyday makeup routine, I feel like it is necessary to show you guys what I look like without any makeup.

So, here is my au-natural face.

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After, applying here’s what I look like.

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Now, here are the products behind my everyday makeup routine!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Oil Free

• Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – Oil Free, Nude

• Cargo HD Picture Perfect Bronzing Powder

• Laura Mercier Eyelid Primer, Flax

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss, Flower Child

Before applying any makeup, I always wash my face and moisturize (I’ll save my morning skincare/pre-makeup  routine for another post!). Then, the first thing I apply is primer. I love how light this primer is and it really helps my tinted moisturizer go on easily and evenly. Both the Laura Mercier primer and tinted moisturizer last about 9 months for me because a pea-sized amount of product is all you need.

I love that this tinted moisturizer cancels out any redness and evens out my skin tone, while still letting my freckles peek through. With a beauty blender, I place an extra dab of tinted moisturizer under my eyes instead of fooling with a concealer. This method makes the skin a little brighter without feeling heavy or getting cake-y. I think it looks pretty natural!

To give my face a little color and dimension, I brush the CARGO bronzing powder just below my cheeks and sweep it up around my temples and the corners of my forehead. A little bit of this bronzer goes a long way, and it is great for anyone with a fair to medium complexion.

The eyelid primer I use acts like a concealer for the skin above your eyes, and it’s seriously one of my all-time favorite makeup products. You can use it on its own, like I do most days, or use it as a priming base for eyeshadow to go on smoothly. My eyelid skin tends to get a little red, so I love using this primer to conceal it. The flax shade perfectly counteracts any redness.

If I had to pick a single makeup product to live with for the rest of my life, I would pick mascara. I have blonde eyelashes, so I have always felt like mascara totally transforms my face. As a self-proclaimed mascara junkie, I have tried a wide-range of mascaras. But the L’Oreal voluminous waterproof mascara is the one I always go back to for my everyday makeup routine. I love how sturdy the wand is, and the mascara has the right balance of lengthening and thickening power. It never clumps! Some days I use eyeliner to give my eyes an extra pop, too.

Lip gloss is always the final touch to apply as I am walking out the door (or when I’m sitting in that good ‘ole DC traffic!). Lorac’s Alter Ego lip glosses have a really nice texture, and most importantly they aren’t sticky. The amount of pigment is also just right. I have been loving the flower child shade, as it gives a nice punch of color to my otherwise neutral everyday makeup look.

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So there you have it. Overall, I think my (not exactly) everyday makeup routine is pretty quick, easy and natural looking. For a regular day, I like a makeup routine that leaves me feeling like an enhanced version of myself. But, I would love to hear what your everyday makeup routine entails.

Do you have a natural, everyday makeup routine? How often do you wear makeup? Are you a tinted moisturizer girl like me or do you prefer a more full-coverage makeup look? I am curious if you consider applying makeup as part of your self-care routine as well. Share your thoughts in the comments so we can chat.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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The Scoop on a New Electric Toothbrush + Coupon Code!

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Today I’m sharing the scoop on Smile Brilliant’s new Electric Toothbrush, and I am super excited because I have a special deal to share with you! Earlier this year, I tested Smile Brilliant’s at-home teeth whitening kit to ensure I had the brightest pearly whites for my wedding. I was super impressed with my results! So, when Smile Brilliant reached out about trying their new electric toothbrush, I knew I had to check it out. Let’s dive in to my cariPRO™ Electric Toothbrush review and the good news for y’all!

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What’s Inside the cariPRO Electric Toothbrush Individual Package?

I received the individual package for the cariPRO™ Electric Toothbrush, which costs $119 and comes with:

  • 1 cariPRO™ Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush
  • 2 premium replacement heads with tongue scraper & DuPont™ bristles
  • 1 Wireless charging dock

In addition to this package, Smile Brilliant offers a Deluxe Package with 2 more replacement heads at $129 and a Couple’s Package, which is essentially everything in the Individual package times two. The Couple’s Package costs $199.

What Sets it Apart?

After using this electric toothbrush for the past couple weeks, I am still amazed at how clean my teeth feel after brushing. One of my favorite things about the cariPRO is the 2 minute auto-interval timer, which pauses at the end of 30 seconds, signaling you to start brushing the next quadrant of your mouth. This helps ensure you are brushing your teeth evenly and for the right amount of time. Here are a more things that set the cariPRO apart:

  • 40,000 Vibrations per Minute: I think this is a big reason why my teeth feel SO clean after brushing!
  • 5 Brush Modes: Clean, White Massage, Gum Care & SensitiveThe Clean setting was my personal favorite and I enjoyed using the Gum Care mode along my gum line.
  • 30-Day Battery Life
  • Slim and light-weight design with gray soft-touch grip: The design is really good-looking and it cleans easily.
  • Waterproof Design: It is totally safe for shower or bath!
  • Price: Compared to other electric toothbrushes with 5 modes, the cariPRO is about half the price. The replaceable toothbrush heads are also quite reasonably priced.

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For me, the only downside of the cariPRO electric toothbrush has been that there is no travel case. I want to take the toothbrush with me, but have been too nervous that it would get damaged in a suitcase. A hard travel case would be awesome to have, so I hope Smile Brilliant makes them. Other than that, I have loved this toothbrush. There is no way I am going back to a manual one!

Now, it’s time for the BEST news for you!

I have a special code for you to get 50% off your own cariPRO electric toothbrush. That means you can get the Individual Package for $59.50!!

>>> Use Code “scoop50” to Get 50% OFF a New Electric Toothbrush from Smile Brilliant<<<

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I would love to hear what you think. Do you use an electric toothbrush? Have you heard of Smile Brilliant’s new electric toothbrush or have you used their at-home whitening kit? What are your secrets to keeping your teeth clean and white?! Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s chat!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Nailing a Gel Manicure at Home with Pink Gellac

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Hello friends! I have shared my love for a good manicure many times, so I am super excited to share a line of gel manicure products with you all today. These products are from the European company Pink Gellac, and they have all the tools and nail polishes you need to get a gel manicure at home. Let’s dive in!

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I tried out Pink Gellac’s starter kit, which retails for $99 and is currently on sale for $50. The kit, pictured above, includes:

  • 1 Pink Gellac LED Lamp
  • 1 Primer 
  • 1 Nail Polish in the color Dynamic Pink
  • 1 Pink Gellac Base2
  • 1 Pink Gellac Ultra Shine 15ml
  • 4 Online courses
  • 1 Nail file 240-180 grid 
  • 1 Orange Woodsticks 
  • 10 Cleaner pockets
  • 10 Remover pockets

Nailing a Gel Manicure at Home

With the Pink Gellac starter kit, I found the process quite easy from beginning to end. First, I started with the remover pockets to see how they would work on removing the gel polish I got at a salon. I have tried removing gel polish with other products at home, and was skeptical about these pockets. Am I the only one who has majorly struggled to get a gel manicure off at home!? Well, these remover pockets worked like magic. I inserted them and wrapped them around my fingers, waited 10 minutes and all the polish just slid right off.

With my old gel polish off, I trimmed my nails and got my cuticles in order. Then, I used the cleaner pockets to wipe off my nails and create a nice, clean slate for new gel polish. With Pink Gellac, the application was super easy for the primer, base, color and shine. The brush is sturdy and has a nice curved edge, so it forms to your nails and applys the polish really well.

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The Pros

Simply put, Pink Gellac’s polish colors are great quality — they are not opaque and after just one coat it looked amazing. There is also a large range of colors, many of which are sold on Amazon, if you aren’t ready to try the whole starter kit. In comparison to other gel manicures (at home and at salons), Pink Gellac’s polish stays on quite well. I am quite hard on my nails, but one week into my gel manicure and there are just two little knicks near the tips of my nails.

The other great thing about Pink Gellac are the remover pockets! Damage from removing gel manicures can make your nails really weak. These pockets seriously work like magic though! Lastly, there is one general positive to doing gel manicures at home — the cost savings. In the D.C. area gel manicures can easily cost $45 (without tip). So, investing in something like Pink Gellac, can literally pay for itself with a couple uses.

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The Cons

The only negative I found for the Pink Gellac starter kit was the size of the LED lamp. I had to be pretty careful not to hit the sides of the lamp, so a slightly larger lamp would be nice. Aside from that, I do not see any cons with the Pink Gellac products. That said, nailing a gel manicure at home may prove challenging or frustrating for some.

If doing your own gel manicure is new to you or seems scary, Pink Gellac has online courses that come with the starter kit to help you out. You can also take a look at my tips for nailing a manicure at home, which are good for traditional nail polish or gel nail polish. I also have a little advice: have fun practicing and know that it is ok to mess up. It is just nail polish and the worst case scenario is you have to take your polish off and start over.

What do you think?

Do you give yourself manicures at home? Have you tried a gel manicure at home recently? I have always found doing my nails to be a relaxing activity at the end of a long day, and it feels good to do a little something for myself. Is that just me? How does an at home manicure make you feel?

I would love to hear from you! And many thanks to Pink Gellac for sending me the starter kit to try out.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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