All posts tagged: makeup

Hey Moms! Want to Get Glam? Visit the BRAND NEW Muah Makeup & Lash Bar in Westwood, NJ!

This past weekend, I was invited to a press event at Muah Makeup & Lash Bar (MMLB) in Westwood, NJ to learn about the wide array of beauty products and services available to the public (and more specifically to MOMS)! QUICK BACKGROUND: For over six years, owner Ashlee K. has worked in the makeup industry as a NYC freelance artist, instructor, beauty blogger, etc. After making the move from the Big Apple to Bergen County, NJ, Ashlee now brings women of all ages honest, affordable makeup products and services. When I first walked through the doors of MMLB, I never would have guessed the store had just celebrated its grand opening. Ashlee K. and her team of makeup artists were talking amongst each other like they had been working together seamlessly for years. In the far right corner, I could hear an employee telling her client just how gorgeous she looked and, of course, asking if she felt comfortable with her new look. Right off the bat, I was pleased – it was obvious that …

How Motherhood Changed my Makeup Purchasing Habits

Mascara. If I see a girl with natural lashes, I want to hand her a wand and lead her on a magical transformation that will change her entire face in one swoop. Makeup isn’t just an indulgence, it’s a necessity. At least in my world. I’ve always been a makeup junkie. I’m a VIB insider at Sephora, in fact. My sensitive skin calls for delicate products that won’t irritate me. I can’t help it if the ingredients I need are in more luxurious brands! I had fun with makeup my whole life. But when I got pregnant, I had to realistically look at my finances and cut back expenses where appropriate.  My makeup routine had to be revised. My must-have products pre-baby: Laura Mercier primer (I used the mineral blend but it seems to be discontinued) $34.00 Laura Mercier mineral foundation $39.00 BareMinerals Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Concealer $19.00 Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $37.00 NARS blush (shade: orgasim) $30 Urban Decay Naked Palette eyeshadow $54.00 Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara $24.00 During my pregnancy:   For most of my pregnancy, I …