mothers know everything.

I spent the weekend at my parents’ while Page was out of town. For only being a couple hours down the road, this happens much too infrequently. But when I do get to catch up in person, there’s always a plethora of inspiration I get to take away from our visits. I come home with a new excitement to decorate, to put together outfits, and in the case of this visit, to try some new beauty products.

It’s one of the many reasons we need other women in our lives – to share favorite things and make recommendations. 🙂 Here are a few of the goodies I’ll be adding to my cart from my mom’s stash of makeup marvels…

(And ignore my super-chipped nails…proof positive we HAVE been making basement progress again!)

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Urban Decay Naked Basics.  I have a handful of favorite (individual) shadows of various brands, but I like the compactness of having all the basics in one spot, plus they’re matte and not shimmery – which I highly prefer for daytime.

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Obagi-C Vitamin C Serum.  Ah, to be approaching thirty. I’ve noticed a couple of spots on my face and neck I’d like to fade. Sounds like this stuff will do the trick!

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GlamGlow mud mask.  I LOVE a good facial mask, and as much as I love my Bliss Steep Clean for purifying, I do miss that feeling of mud. This one smells like licorice and is really dark in color…Mom knows best; use a dark washcloth you don’t care about for removing it!



It’s not so much a product, but I loved her idea of using a pretty mirrored toothbrush holder to store makeup brushes. I’ve always stored mine “Sephora style” in a clear vase of little glass stones, but I may have to re-think this…especially when super fun glam options are available like the holder in this set from Z Gallerie.

Anyone else have a product (or many?) you’re in love with? I may have to do a faves post again soon – it’s been a while and there are so many great products to try!


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  • I have the Naked Basics palate too and LOVE it! so great for every day use. One of my every day favs is Aveda’s botanical kinetics hydrating lotion. I have very dry skin but don’t like the feel of a heavy cream. This moisturizer is nice and light weight but my skin stays hydrated all day!


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