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I was up in Washington this past week visiting my sister and her family. I couldn’t get over the flowers in Pike Place (just like every other visit!). I am ALWAYS amazed at how beautiful and intense the flowers are. In fact, aside from my family, this is my favorite part of Washington!

I was so inspired by the flowers I saw, I wanted to do a beauty post including all of my Seattle inspired beauty faves! Plum is definitely my inspiration this holiday season – I seriously cannot get enough it!

Makeup Worth Noting – Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way, Powder: Urban Decay Naked Skin, Blush: MAC Pro Longwear in color Stubborn, Eyebrows: lined with NYX micro brow pencil and topped with Benefit Gimme Brow, and Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in color Copenhagen

 Side Notes: This was my first time using Too Faced Foundation with the Urban Decay powder and – LET ME TELL YOU – it gave me AMAZING coverage and lasts (literally) all day! WINNING.

I absolutely love NYX. My money saving heart beats for this line with it’s awesome prices and equally awesome quality. I have a ton of different colors from their matte lip line and have found the best way to get great long lasting wear is to put one layer on, let it dry and then repeat another two times.

MAC – don’t use too much on your brush. Trust me on this one. If you do, you will look like a clown. I experienced it first hand! Otherwise, amazing color!

My brows have always been thin. I feel like I have finally found my brow way using the NYX pencil with Benefit Gimme Brow. Honestly, I don’t think my brows have ever looked better and I will be eternally grateful for that.

Extra side note: I am cheap. I usually don’t buy “designer” makeup and try to use everything I have until I am squeezing the last drop out of the tube. Most of the time, I wait for my sisters to pass me down their stuff (lol). So when I say something is worth investing in, I truly believe it is! =)

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Another item I am SO IN LOVE with it kills me are these Saressa Designs Petite Druzy Studs my sister gave me (shown in the photo above). They are hypo allergenic and truly stunning in person. The natural quartz gemstone glitters away in all its glory as the gold bezel wrapping holds them securely.

 

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I will definitely be purchasing more pieces from this shop soon! I am thinking, custom Druzy Bar Necklace with my son’s birthstone color…. =)

So there you have it! My current obsessions… what are some of yours?

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