What a whirlwind of a vacation! I traveled to Nashville, spent time with a good friend who visited from Chicago, and had an amazing Memorial Day weekend which included a day at a friends summer home……with cocktails…..and 20 kids in a lake. Yikes…that actually sounds like a DCFS call……anyway…….I had 10 days off… a row! I cant remember the last time I did that. Perhaps it was my honeymoon, 13 years ago! I wish my beauty routine was as simple as it was then also. I never wore makeup (didn’t have too), and didn’t have a concern at all about protecting my 24 year old skin. So now I pay……but I do enjoy the play of discovering new beauty products.


During my 10 days off, I wore minimal makeup, though this might seem like a bit much for others. My vacay routine takes me 4 minutes (I timed it for you). Even though I wear moisturizer with SPF 30, I also wear a tinted, color correcting cream on top, that also has SPF 30 coverage. It gives me the perfect amount of coverage, but its not a foundation so it doesn’t drip off in the summer heat. Its very light and is infused vitamin C.

Next, I quickly dab concealer under my eyes (with my ring finger, of course) for easy coverage, and then I use a very soft pink blush for a little color. I throw on a quick coat of mascara (only on the top), and use a nude color on my lip. I have a very red lip naturally, which I’m not a fan off, so I always tone it down with a nude overtone.

All of the products I use can be found under my Shop My Look

Happy summer and may all you beautiful babes stay fresh in the summer heat!