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Warm Up Your Winter With This Look

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Whether you are into a full face of makeup or a barely-there kind of girl, I have a palette for you. The limited edition Winter Warmth Palette by Beautycounter is getting tons of play in my current rotation. I simply can’t think of a person this palette wouldn’t work on. Neutral browns, warm-toned blushes, and a fantastic highlighter…I’m loving it all.

I know many of you are just starting to build your green beauty arsenal, and this palette packs so much punch for the price. (Only $58! It’s such a steal.) Plus, it makes my makeup process fly by in the mornings since it’s all packed into one.

Here’s how I’m using it.

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1 Apply Tint Skin Foundation (I use the shade Linen) to entire face.

2. Apply my favorite concealer by W3LL People (I use Light, and it’s on sale right now!) underneath my eyes.

3. Apply Goldleaf (third from the left) all over eyelid. Apply Amethyst (second from right) into my crease. Apply Pearl (third from right) underneath my brows and in the inner corners of my eyes.

4. Apply a very thin line of Jane Iredale Jelly Jar in Black onto upper lashline and finish eyes with a coat of Perfekt Lash Perfection Gel (now carried at Sephora! This makes me very happy.)

5. Sweep Tawny (blush on left) across entire cheekbone and a dab of Whisper on the apples of my cheeks. Pat a little bit of the Feather highlighter on the tops of cheekbones.

6. Finish off with Dahlia lip gloss.

Voilá! A warm look for winter in about 5 minutes. Can’t beat that.

psst – 20% Off W3LL People Cosmetics + FREE Shipping over $35, only at Pharmaca.com! Click here for details.

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Give Better with Cuyana

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Cuyana’s philosophy of fewer, better things has always resonated with me, and is the primary reason I’ve been a customer for years. A secondary reason? I LOVE ALL OF THE THINGS.

When anyone asks my opinion on a great shop for gift-giving, Cuyana is tops on my list. They have a wide range of gifts from totes to tops to keychains (all dreamt up by the design team in San Francisco and made by their family-run partners in Italy, Argentina, Peru, Turkey, and beyond), with all types of price points.

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Here are a few of my favorite things. Enjoy!

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Odds and Ends

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1. The Amazon Echo takes precedence this Friday. Do you have one? Do you love it? What about the Echo Dot? Do I need to ask for one for Christmas? I am so intrigued. (Also, what about the Instapot, people?)

2. The Kirby Jenner Instagram account makes me laugh so hard.

3. This lady needs to meditate. Or maybe medicate.

4. In case you missed it, I posted our home tour yesterday.

5. I really should do some sort of gift guide, but for my fellow green beauty lovers, a gift subscription to Beauty Heroes or Petit Vour is tops in my book. I’m always giddy the day they arrive in the mail.

6. Need soothing? These weirdly satisfying baking videos might do the trick.

7. Bowls of goodness. I want to eat these every night of my life.

8. A bright spot resulting from Trump’s election. How wonderful.

9. How to dress ethically for a holiday party. Really love some of these brands. (My personal favorite as of late is Amour Vert. Have purchased many items and they are all sublime.)

10. Dad jokes are the best.

11. I will be attending the Women’s March on Washington this January. Meet the activists leading the charge.

Happy Friday to you all! We’re all about Christmas this weekend – getting our tree and house decorated. Love this time of year.

image credit: the earth’s gems