Tried & True Beauty: Put Your Face On

Every now and then, my inner southern grandma comes out and I mutter to my husband to just “give me a few minutes while I go put my face on”. Now, anyone from the south knows that learning to put your face on is like a right of passage. For me, that was around my early teens, when I’d take my copy of YM magazine (the best teen mag back in the day) and stand in front of the mirror trying tirelessly to copy whatever makeup trend the models were wearing that month.

In the early 90s, I was all about the brown lip liner and clear gloss (c’mon, you know you did it too). Then, in college you realize that you’d rather trade the time spent in front of the mirror for just one more hour of sleep. And this my friends, is where I first learned the art of the 10 minute makeup routine. In fact, I’ll never forget the roommates I had from East Texas, whose grandmas I’m pretty sure coined the term “put your face on”. Their make-up tips were simple – a little concealer here and some mascara there, and voila – face on.

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Tried & True Beauty: No Fuss Hair Essentials

Ever since I was a little girl, when it came to my hair, I always wanted what I didn’t have. In the ’80s I wanted a perm, to look just like my older brother’s girlfriend Kara (I’m still kinda jealous of that perm). When I was on the verge of teendom, all I wanted was to dye my hair – which was out of the question by my very traditional European father. But the most memorable hair moment had to be when I was five, and decided to chop off all my hair exclaiming to my aunt who caught me in the act “don’t tell mom and dad!”…Let’s just say, I went from hair down to my butt, to looking like Dorothy Hamill – needless to say, they noticed.

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Tried & True Beauty: That’s so Fresh

This week Fresh announced their newest Sugar Lip shade, drumroll please….Tulip!

Now, one would think 6 shades of lip balm is plenty for one girl to handle (see line up of shades gracing my desk at work) – but when I saw the first teaser posted to Fresh’s instagram, I was like a kid at Christmas who couldn’t wait for the big reveal. Which, btw if you’re not following, you need to. stat.

Needless to say, they did not disappoint. Tulip promises to be that one perfect shade of tween pink that I’ve pined for ever since I saw it on the perfect pouts of the Pretty Little Liars cast. Seriously Lucy Hale, stop it.

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