Beauty Product with a Side of Fashion

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Today was a great day!  This is one of the first days off work I’ve had in a long time where I didn’t have to do ANYTHING (except my appointment with my midwife for Mr. Sawyer this morning).  It was great.  I treated myself to a hot chocolate and watched a movie on Netflix and took a nap!  It was lovely.

Once I woke up from my nap I decided to share a few product reviews from one of my favorite beauty and skincare lines, Beautycounter.  My friend, Christi Oakes introduced it to me and I have fallen in love (going on almost a year of using some of the product line).  She first got me hooked with the charcoal soap.  I’ve also enjoyed trying the facial oils too.  If you want to watch my facebook video make-up application click here.

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Here is an up-close look at the make-up that I applied and below are images and names of what I used for this look.

First, I’ve been using the Overnight Resurfacing Peel at nighttime after I wash my face with the charcoal soap.  Then after the peel dries I apply the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion.

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I also like using the Dew Moisture Tinted Moisturizer for my foundation because I don’t like a lot of coverage.  I use level 2 for my skin tone.  I ADORE this moisturizer and highly recommend it.

 

I then used the velvet eye shadow make-up palette called Romantic.  Here is an up-close image with my eyes shut.  I used cameo on my brow bone, candlelight and brulee on my overall lid, moto on the outer eye and then used smolder to blend in the moto throughout the rest of my crease. I then used the lengthening mascara from this line as well.

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I then finished off this look with the Color Intense Lipstick in color Sunset.  This is a lipstick duo that you can purchase that includes two beautiful colors. I used the one on the right.

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Overall, I am very pleased with the Beautycounter product and how safe it is for me to use while pregnant.  I’ve also tried their shampoo and conditioner and love it too.  Truth be told, I haven’t tried a product I didn’t like.  So if you are in the market for a safe skincare and beauty line make sure and hit up my friend, Christi Oakes and her website for Beautycounter here.

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And now for your side of fashion.  As you know I love the color black and wearing it is so easy.  I decided to add a hint of color with my felt hat along with my lip color.  Sometimes you just need those two splashes of color to make a huge difference in a look.  I then mixed a fun texture with my blanket scarf and paired it with my Talbots speckled, ribbed turtleneck and faux leather jacket from Dad’s Primitive Workbench.

Now you can easily try adding splashes of color in a primarily black outfit!  I hope you enjoyed my review and I can’t wait to hear about who decided to try out Beautycounter!

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

 

*This was a sponsored post with Christi Oakes of Beautycounter*

 

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Sweater Haul-Get Ready Ladies!

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I don’t know about you but I love me some cozy sweaters but sometimes people get stuck on how to wear them in a non-typical way.  For instance, for this first look I am wearing two tops from Dad’s Primitive Workbench in Marietta, Ohio.  I love this shop’s selections of sweaters because they are unique, comfortable and versatile.  This crop plaid button-down paired with my distressed sweater provides an edgy look but also  warmth because of the layers.  This crop plaid piece is so great and I can’t wait to wear it after the baby bump is gone and rock it all buttoned up.  I also love the agate necklace to add a special piece of jewelry.

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Here’s a side-view to show off some more of the plaid top.  I also paired it with earrings from the same place.  In fact, everything in this post that I mention is from Dad’s Primitive Workbench!  With this pose you get a nice view of Baby Sawyer too 😉

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As you know I adore accessories and think they truly help complete a look.  In case you don’t notice some of the jewelry I am wearing with these looks, here’s a close-up for you.   I didn’t rock the Mama Bear earrings but couldn’t NOT feature them because I think they are so darn cute!

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If you’ve spoken to me this season I keep talking about how much I love the chenille fabric for sweaters because I feel like a swaddled up baby.  And then when you pair it with a blanket scarf? Psh!  Forget about it.  You’ll find me in random corners of rooms cozied up taking a nap! LOL. But in all seriousness, this look would be super cute for casual Christmas parties.

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This sweater is a beautiful royal purple which is a gorgeous hue but not one that I personally gravitate towards until this time around.  And are you kidding me with this beautiful orange scarf?  The mixture of textures is my favorite.

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Now this next cutie is my favorite fall color and I love the fringe detail.  The neckline is perfect because it’s not quite a mock turtleneck but it wraps around your neck to provide more warmth.  I also love it paired with leopard print.

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And you know I can’t resist mixing some more patterns 🙂

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Lastly, this green number is one of the softest fabrics yet.  I could sleep in this one quite easily too (definitely a tie between the chenille sweater and this one for softness).  You could belt this look with a braided belt if you wanted to, but I actually liked the looseness of it. The length is typically something I wouldn’t go for because of my lack of height (being only 5’3″) but I love it with my tall boots.  The print on the boots gives the eye something new to concentrate on but is still complimentary to the look.

If you don’t already know my posts for Dad’s Primitive Workbench are sponsored which means that you get a coupon code to use at the shop!!  There’s always a Buy One Get One 50% off for the boutique shop items but when you give the code: Randomosity 740 you will receive an extra 10% off on top of that!  Perfect timing for the holidays and dropping temps.

Which sweater was your favorite?

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney