Category Archives: Bucket List

Weekend Project: Coffee bean brush holder

Maybe more of them will end up in one spot instead of thrown into a pile of products on my bureau…
Makeup brush holder
I think I’ll do a little brush cleaning and inventory while I’m at it. I’ve got a lot of the basic brushes, but I’d love a few dedicated blush brushes for my expensive ones, especially since I’ve been reaching for big fat fluffy more and more for my bronzer!

Coffee bean brush holder
This simple project keeps your makeup brushes upright and organized. And your bedroom will smell like coffee every morning.

 What you need:
• small, clear plastic tub (one side should be open)
• coffee beans/ small grains/dry beans etc.

1. Take the clear tub, and fill with coffee beans and/ or small grains (whichever you prefer)
2. Stick your brushes into the coffee beans, brush side up.

Have a great weekend!


Red Lipstick

When it comes to hair and makeup I like a more natural, if slightly mussed up look.  I think that’s where my obsession with skincare stems from. You can’t pull off the “what, me? makeup?” look if your skin is garbage. I haven’t mastered it so a great foundation is key. And lots of sunblock, sleep and water helps, too. But generally, a little black eye liner, a little mascara, a swipe of lip gloss and some bed head, and here we have the look I aspire to every day.

But that’s not the point of this post.  Every once in a while you need to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.  I’m a classic-style type of girl and I’m a respectable 26-years-old, so I think it’s time to finally cross “Try Red Lips” off my Beauty Bucket List. I think I can pull it off. Maybe. Here’s my inspiration:

Carolyn Besset Kennedy  went for a shiny red; I’m leaning more matte, but either way, she wins with her simple execution of this look

In anticipation of this, over the weekend I bought Mac’s “Ruby Woo” lipstick. I expected to pay around $28-30 for this bad boy, so at $15, I consider this an absolute steal. The texture is very matte, but I have noticed the wear isn’t great unless I use a lip liner, so I recommend also buying a nude one to frame the lip line. Don’t get a red one. When the color fades, you don’t want an embarrassing red outline around your lips.

This matte, blue-toned red will look great on anyone.

I’ll be debuting it at my friend Shawna’s birthday this Friday. Wish me luck!