Beautykins // Be My Valentine

Babiekins Magazine | Beautykins // Be My Valentine

Credits // 01. Cheek Stain | 02. Nail Color | 03. Lipstick | 04. Mascara | 05. Eyeliner | 06. Spray Foundation | 07. Clutch 

Valentines’s Day is a few weeks away and I already have dinner reservations made, found a baby sitter, have a LBD, chandelier earrings, and strappy sandals to wear. I am, however, a top knot, tinted moisturizer and lip gloss girl; so date night for me also includes a little primping and pampering. I have pulled together some of my favorite products for an easy ‘sexy mama’ look.

A radiant and natural complexion starts with foundation, and Dior has the most amazing spray foundation that goes on as light as a mist with a unique micro-diffusion technology. Next, my favorite makeup trends include flaming lips, liquid eyeliner, and a pop of color (my color choice is Marsala – pantone’s color of the year). And last but not least, throw it all in a statement clutch, something witty like this K.I.S.S. (keep it simple silly) that says “Be My Valentine”!

Beautykins // Fall Glow

Babiekins Magazine | Beautykins // Fall Glow

Credits // 01. Bobbie Pins | 02. Dry Shampoo | 03. Lip Gloss | 04. Texturing Mist | 05. Nail Lacquer | 06. Tinted Moisturizer | 07. Solid Perfume

When the seasons change I like to refresh my beauty routine. In autumn I enjoy playing up the natural glow that the chill in the fall air naturally gives to the skin and with a few extra beauty essentials, I become one hot mama with a radiant Fall Glow.

First things first, I always keep bobby pins handy to pull those loose strands away from my face when an unexpected breeze hits – this fall I love metallic finished bobby pins. I try to hold on to my memories of summer as long as I can, so I use sea/salt texturing mist to mimic the texture and body of my hair after a day at the beach. For those days I am running a little behind schedule and chasing my toddler out the door, I use a dry shampoo to add volume to my hair in a pinch. For a sheer hint of color and a natural healthy, dewy glow, I turn to Laura Mercier for the best tinted moisturizer ever – it is the perfect blend of skincare and makeup and is so amazing I have stopped using foundation all together. To continue the natural easy breezy look of fall, I am loving a sandy gray color nail lacquer. And last but not least, I put on some lip gloss with a little shine to rehydrate my lips and put on my favorite solid perfume that not only smells good, like jasmine and clary sage, but also comes in a beautiful natural shell…And, Voila, I am out the door, chasing after my toddler while  looking like I just spent the day at the spa… I wish I felt like it too!