Friday’s Five

Friday’s Five

Kicking off a new [hopefully weekly] Friday series, inspired by Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Five Things, to share a handful of things that brightened my week: products I enjoyed, people/things that inspired me, favorite shots from my iPhone, books I’m reading, etc.

I’m thinking of this series as a fun blog bullet journal to keep track of my highlights from each week. Plus, it never hurts to take a beat to be mindful of the simple things that bring you joy and make your week a little brighter, right?

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My #1 Drugstore Foundation

My #1 Drugstore Foundation

When summer rolls around, I push all my full-coverage foundations to the deep, dark depths of my makeup drawer. I love “less is more” summer beauty vibes — and the Florida heat and humidity literally melts heavy makeup right off yo’ face — so I reach for lightweight water-based foundations, sheer skin tints, and all-in-one CC creams that even out my complexion and give it a little glow, while letting my freckles peek through.

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The Best Bronzers For Light Skin

The Best Bronzers For Light Skin

Bronzers are a year-round staple in my daily minimal makeup routine; a good one instantly livens up my face, adds subtle definition to my features, and gives my skin a healthy glow.

In my quest for the best barely-there bronzers for my light complexion, I’ve tried dozens of brands and formulas at every price point, from powders to creams and serums. Through lots of trial and error, I discovered that my ideal bronzers have matte formulas with little to no shimmer, and are only 1-2 shades darker than my natural skin tone.

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