Mommy, Me, & Maybelline

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It’s Mother’s Day here in the U.S. The day of pastels, and lilies, and lots and lots of massive, heart-shaped cards entitled I love you THIS much! 

It was a lovely coincidence that I was sent a foundation too dark for my skin tone.

In true Mommy-Spirit, my mom graciously sat and smiled as I fluttered around her, dabbing, and spraying, and wiping. It got dicey when we came to mascara. But the foundation was definitely the star of the show.

Spring Pinks | Drugstore Makeup Tutorial

spring pinks drugstore makeup tutorial

I almost called this post “Pink Eye.” Aren’t you glad I didn’t?

Dodged that bullet.

Filming Vlogmas last Christmas instilled a YouTube passion in me. With spring colors (and an easy makeup look even I can’t mess up), the time has come—*dramatic pause*—for me to conquer—*second dramatic pause*—my first makeup tutorial.

Amuse Bouche by BITE Beauty

Amuse Bouche by Bite Beauty lipstick swatches Beetroot, Gazpacho, Pepper

Do you like lemon cake? Or lemon frosting on a lemon cake? Or sugary sweet lemonade, with a lemon cookie on the side?

You may eat these lipsticks.

Did anyone else’s stomach growl just then?

Of Pizza & Foundation | Vlogmas #8

I finally get pizza first impression of maybelline dream wonder foundation

It has just occurred to me how close we are to Christmas.

It has just occurred to me that it’s Vlogmas #8!

Vlogmas 8? I’ve been Vlogging for more than a week! Eight days! Two more, and I’ll be up to 10 days.

Math.

REAL TALK: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Reviews

Real talk Maybelline Lash sensational mascara review

First, I’m sorry to the half dozen men/boys who read my blog—you guys are great! But I have returned with back-to-back girly content. I have no control over it. I am merely slightly peeved. Not ticked. Not to the point of ranting.

But wrongs have been done. And I need to right these wrongs.

Like Batman.

It has to do with the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara reviews I’ve read. And possibly the fact that I am makeup challenged, but mostly, I blame the reviews.

Now, the mascara is great, but everyone misses one tiny issue.

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Review

Maybelline the blushed nudes review rebekah koontz

I, like many other girls, have a problem. I admit to it the same way I’ll admit to liking not cleaning my room and drinking coffee.

I like makeup. I enjoy makeup. I currently am wearing makeup.

A lot of my money is invested in this hobby.

Recently, I found myself in the makeup isle at Target. Total coincidence. Very, clip-clop-clip-clop GASP! ‘Oh golly, however did I end up here?’

Then I wander the isles with my broke self, poking at the devil’s tummy to tempt me with something good.

NYX tried to allure me into a $7 eyeliner. And then my eyes fell on the Maybelline display. In all it’s pink chrome glory.

It's so beautiful

The Different Faces Of Makeup

The Different Faces Of Makeup Rebekah

A study showed that men find it attractive to watch women put on makeup. Makeup is one of those female things that makes us the magical, mysterious creatures we are to men.

But ladies, have you ever thought of how many expressions you make when putting on a fresh face?

I’m here to break it down.

#IPSYLOVE February Glam Bag Review

#IPSYLOVE FEBRUARY GLAM BAG REVIEW

This month’s Ipsy bag is titled #IPSYLOVE. It’s pink. So right off the bat, I think I can say they stuck to their theme for this month.

I also appreciate that there’s a product for every aspect of beauty: eyes, face, lips, hair.

And the bag this month feels and looks top notch. Good job Ipsy!

Men’s Watch Lookbook For The Military Ball

PicMonkey Collage numbered watchesPicMonkey Collage 2 numbered correctly

Last year, I went to a military ball the day after Christmas. Well I’m pleased to announce that I’m going again this year!

I have put together a little collage of what I strive for my outfit to be. This little lookbook can also apply for a nice Christmas party, especially with the red coat, if you’re looking for some fashion inspiration.

New Hair! — Ombre

I recently wrote an article on how to talk yourself out of cutting your hair. That was dear to my heart, because I too was tempted to go for a “cute, short Christmas haircut,” just to mix things up.

I did talk myself out of it, luckily. However, I decided on an ombre instead.

I was telling my coworker about my hair ideas when she mentioned her sister. “She’s in school now, so I bet you she’ll do it for cheap.”

Polite follow-up question: has she done it before?