Everybody knows The Bachelor is an absolute hit tv show but not everybody knows what a doll the sweet Lauren B is in person. I've had the pleasure of meeting her a few times and what a charming, bright, gorgeous girl! And now, with her own instantly popular blog, what a treat for all of us to have her share some of her beauty insights with us here on theCATTWALK.
Appreciate you, Lauren, so so much.
Narrowing down my top three beauty products is quite the challenge for me. As many of you know I love all things beauty and there are some amazing products out there. I’m somewhat obsessive when it comes to my skincare regime so it should be no surprise that my number one beauty pick helps me achieve clear, glowing skin. Shiseido’s Perfect Cleansing Oil literally melts off all my makeup at the end of the day without leaving my skin stripped of all it’s natural moisture. It dissolves even the toughest eye makeup, including waterproof mascara, and keeps my skin, clean and hydrated. Boscia also makes a similar product that I really like which is very comparable as well.
My second, cannot live without product, falls under the brow category because, well, eyebrows are everything. If you haven’t checked out my brow tutorial you might not know how obsessed with brows I am. When my brows are bare I feel like I instantly look like I’m 12 because my brows are so light. Anastasia Brow Wiz helps me achieve a bold brow without looking overdrawn. I go back and forth between two shades, Soft Brown & Medium Brown. Both are great shades for blondes looking to go a little darker with their brow. This one is a staple in my makeup bag.
The third product I cannot live without is my highlighter stick by Benefit. I always love the look of dewy, glowing skin and this helps me fake a gorgeous glow especially in the winter months when my skin is exposed to the elements and lacks a natural glow. I apply this every day, whether it's with a tinted moisturizer & mascara for a “no make-up” look, or with a bold smoky eye in the evening. It really does completely brighten the skin and accentuate key areas of the face, like the cheekbones and brow bone. Another great highlighter is NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow. It’s super reasonably priced and can be found at most drugstores.
I look forward to the holidays every year and it’s not just because of all the super cute decorations and twinkling lights. Every holiday season I look forward to spending plenty of quality time with my family. Being a part of a large family that is spread out all throughout the west coast (I come from a family of 6) there aren’t many times of the year that we are all together under one roof. The holidays are a special time for us to come together as a family, all nestled in our childhood home. We do plenty of puzzles, cook delicious home cooked meals, watch as many Christmas movies as we can, and share the many memories we have made throughout the years. It’s also a time when I am able to see extended family, including my two wonderful Grandma’s and eat their yummy food that I am convinced only grandma’s can make.
I always find myself feeling so grateful this time of year for not only my family and time together but also thankful to God for all He as blessed us with. I, like many of us, don’t need many “things” and so for me the holiday’s are a season of giving and appreciating what I have, rather than worrying about what I could have or want. It’s a beautiful reminder and a great spirit to carry into the new year.