Makeup

Lately

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We shared that we’re expecting baby #4 in November!!  We’re so excited to have another baby.  As of right now Elle’s hoping for a sister, Tommy’s hoping for a brother, and Billy says he’ll be happy no matter what.  Joel and I are with Billy, just praying for a healthy baby.

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More news… We’re making the move from Chicago to Salt Lake City this summer.  Joel accepted a job for a freeze dryer company located in North Salt Lake.  He’s been working there for the past month and traveling back and forth from work to see the family on the weekends.  Fingers crossed we sale our house!!

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My mom came to visit and help pack us up and move us out.  When she got here she let me try her bronzer and I was obsessed!  She went to Ulta and got one for me and a mini me version for Elle (since she steals all my makeup anyway).  I’ve been using it everyday, it’s a must have!!

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I have to add this because I’ve been blowing my insagram up with pics of peonies from my yard.  They’re my favorite flower!  I have about six bushes in my backyard so my house was filled with vases of them in every room.  These are the last of them and it’s making me a little sad that my peony season is ending.

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How cute is this blush!?!  Nars Orgasm (sorry about the name, I swear I’m not a pervert) is the perfect blush with just the right amount of color.  My mom and I love it so much!  The normal size blush is about $30 but this special is $39 and almost twice the size.  While I was at Nordstrom with my girlfriends I spotted it and grabbed one for my me and one for my mom.  When I got home from my girlfriend weekend I found out that my mom had ordered one for each of us from Nars.  They say great minds think alike, pretty sure my mom’s makeup preferences have rubbed off on me!

I’ll be sharing some of the fun things my girlfriends and I did in Chicago and our favorite spots we ate ate later this week so check back if you’re planning a trip to the windy city!  Hope you have a great day!

xo,

Mishelle

** All of these pics are taken with my iPhone and were originally posted to Instagram.  You can follow me @calicrest

Lipstick Love

The best red and pink lipsticks and lip liners on CaliCrest

Best Pink and Red Lipsticks on CaliCrest

The Best Red and Pink Lipsticks on CaliCrest

From Left… MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ Lipliner and Lipstick | MAC ‘Cherry’ Lipliner and MAC ‘MAC Red’ Lipstick | MAC ‘Brick’ Lipliner and MAC ‘Viva Glam I’ Lipstick | MAC ‘In Anticipation’ Lipliner and YSL ‘#6’ Lipstick | NARS ‘Schiap’ Lipstick | MAC ‘More To Love’ Lipliner and MAC ‘Viva Glam Miley Cyrus’ Lipstick

 

Best MAC Red Lipsticks and Lip Liners on CaliCrest

 

MAC Red Lip Palette | MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ Lip Pencil | MAC ‘Cherry’ Lip Pencil | MAC ‘Brick’ Lip Pencil

Let’s talk lipstick… First of all, you can never have too much, ever!!  I’ve got a serious thing for lipstick and I don’t feel complete without a little color on my lips.  So today I’m sharing a few of my favorite pinks and reds, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

If you’ve never tried a red lipstick it can be a bit intimidating when you’re looking at all the different shades so MAC Cosmetics came out with this great palette of reds.  I just received it in the mail and I’m loving it!  It’s perfect for blending reds or trying them out individually.  With Valentine’s Day this weekend I hope you’ll all try a bright pink or a gorgeous red on your lips!

I’d love to know what your favorite lipstick colors are, I love trying new colors!  Thanks for stopping by, hope this helps you find the perfect lipstick!!

xoxo,
-M

Favorite Drugstore Makeup

A couple of weeks ago I shared my favorite makeup for spring.  Today I’m sharing some of my favorite drugstore finds. I love trying all makeup and sometimes the “cheap stuff” is just as good if not better than name brand.  Here’s what I love…

Favorite Dugstore Makeup on CaliCrest.com

 

Neutrogena naturals Acne Spot Remover: I love this especially since I break out with all this southern humidity!  It’s a must have if you deal with the random (or monthly) breakouts.

Wet-n-Wild coloricon eyeliner: I’m seriously obsessed with this!  I always used MAC until my mom made me try this and I like it so much more!  It’s a richer black and stays for days! (Maybe not days but for a long time) For $1.00 it’s worth trying.

Maybelline master shape eyebrow pencil: I love how waxy this pencil is.  I wasn’t blessed with perfectly shaped brows and am envious of those who are but this definitely helps control my unruly brows.

O•P•I nail lacquer: Who doesn’t love this??? I just picked this one up for a spring, I love a soft peachy pink nail, the color is Passion.

And of course we all need tweezers, hair ties and some fashion mags.  I hope you’ll share what some of your favorite drugstore makeup is with me!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,
-M

Spring Makeup

Spring Makeup on calicrest.com.jpgToday I wanted to share some of my go-to makeup for spring, I seriously can’t live without any of this!  I’ve always loved makeup and have fun trying new things.  Some I’ve used forever and some are new favorites.  Hope you enjoy!

Clarins Radience-Plus Golden Glow Booster:  I recently started using this and I’m obsessed!  I love that you mix this with the moisturizer of your choice.  I tend to break out (bad) when I try new moisturizers so I was thrilled when I learned about this.  It’s so easy to use and you can adjust how dark you want to look by how many drops you add to your moisturizer.  Love it!

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer:  This is probably my favorite product EVER!  I can’t go a day without this.  It’s the perfect undereye concealer and the color is fabulous!  Bobbi Brown does an amazing job with her colors, this couldn’t be more perfect and I go through it like crazy!  If you’ve never used this order it now!!!

MAC Prep+Prime CC Loose Powder:  confession, I’ve never used a loose powder until I purchased this a few weeks ago.   Living in the south I feel like my makeup slides off when it’s humid and this is the perfect solution!  I love it and recommend it to everyone!

MAC Bronzing Powder:  I’ve been using this for years and I love, love, love it!  I have it in Golden and it’s the perfect bronzer, it’s not too dark so you don’t over-bronze.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion:  I got a sample of this when I bought the first UD Naked eye makeup palate and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.  I’ve tried tons of different primers (MAC, Nars, and some store brand to name a few) but this is hands down the best!  My eyeshadow never creases and if I forget to wash it off at night (which I don’t recommend) it seriously stays on and looks the same in the morning.  It’s like magic!

Benefit they’re Real!:  This mascara is AMAZING!  It seriously looks like you’re wearing falsies.  I love it and think it’s definitely worth the splurge.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #6:  This is my favorite bright pink.  It’s my go-to lipstick, I could wear it everyday!  It’s the perfect color for spring and summer, time to brighten up and this does just that!