The Bobbi Brown Experience

Hey guys!

Sorry it has been so LONG since my last post. To make up for this, I have decided to write you guys an EXTRA long post about my experience with Bobbi Brown! I have never tried Bobbi Brown products so I set up an appointment in Biloxi, MS with Mrs. Hollie Oliver who is the counter manager for Bobbi Brown cosmetics at Belk.  She gave me what is called a Pretty Powerful Makeup Lesson FOR FREE. The great part about Bobbi Brown is her mission:

“My mission is to help women look and feel their best.  With knowledge, the right products and a few easy steps, any woman can be her prettiest, most confident self.”

-Bobbi Brown

Hollie informed me that these sessions that you set up as a client are not called “makeovers” they are called lessons. There are many lessons that you can take, depending on the time that you have to give to learning about the products.

Lessons: 

  • Instant Pretty– 5 minutes
  • Smokey Eyes–20 minutes
  • Classic Eyes–20 minutes
  • Secret to Perfect Skin–20 minutes
  • Everything Brows–20 minutes
  • Pretty Powerful Makeup Lesson–45 minutes (signature, 10-step lesson)
  • Long-Wear Makeup–45 minutes
  • Bridal Beauty–45 minutes

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The overall experience was just very refreshing because it was all about finding qualities about yourself that makes you beautiful. Bobbi believes that every woman is beautiful. The natural ingredients of the makeup make them so worth the money, and I loved all of the scents of the facial cleansers, foundations, and powders.  I left with some samples that I got to try. I bought the Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser paired with the buffing grains. I’m telling you that this cleanser is just AMAZING. It washes and removes all of the makeup on my face leaving my skin feeling exfoliated and moisturized.  The scent just smells so fresh and clean. It almost gives off that lavender scent as well, so its a great product to use for your bedtime skin routine.  I recommend that everybody rush out to their Bobbi Brown counter and make an appointment.:

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 If you live on the coast, you can contact E. Hollie Oliver: 

Edgewater Mall 

2600 Beach Blvd

Biloxi, MS 39531

228.385.7470 ext 273 

emily_oliver@belk.com

I have been trying the products for a couple of weeks now, and I wanted to get a couple of opinions from my friends.  PLUS they loved to be used as my “subjects” every now and then. 🙂

Here is my friend Ann Marie! We used the following Bobbi Brown products on her face:

  • BB cream in the shade Fair
  • Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in the shade Powder Pink
  • Face Powder in the shade Soft Sand

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You can really tell that this small routine with Bobbi Brown products produced a warm and natural glow to Ann Marie’s face. Ann Marie loved the products and thought they gave her face a natural, beautiful look.  Her skin is very sensitive, and these products worked out great for her skin.

My next subject was Grace Claire! I did a quick YouTube video with her.  We wanted to implement Bobbi Brown into a regular makeup routine, so we DID! I hope you enjoy.

Grace had so much fun with this and was amazed by the feeling and the scents of all the Bobbi Brown products.

My personal favorites from Bobbi Brown products is the Natural Finish Foundation and the Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser.

Do you use Bobbi Brown? What’s your favorite product? Let me know if you have any questions.

XOXO,

Ainsley

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Old Business and NEW Business!

Hiiii Friends!!! It’s time to finish up my Lauren Conrad week with a most frequent hairstyle choice that she goes for in her everyday routine. That’s it you guessed it… THE BALLERINA BUN!

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I learned how to do my ballerina bun simply by YouTube through The Beauty Department. 🙂

Watch this and be amazed by the simplicity of this hair style.

Thank you for reading this week about my beauty-fashion idol, Lauren Conrad! I hope to inspire people just like Lauren.

NEW BUSINESS: So I want to give you guys a sneak peek of my new series that is coming up…

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I got together with the counter manager named Hollie Oliver at the Bobbi Brown counter in the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, Mississippi. I wanted to know all about the Bobbi Brown line because I have never used their products. Many stars use their line of makeup, and the philosophy and story behind this company is unforgettable. This upcoming series will be all about Bobbi Brown makeup review and my experience of the Pretty Powerful Makeup Lesson that was given by Hollie herself. I ended up spending a few hours at the counter and had a great time, so look for my upcoming series coming shortly.

Let me know your thoughts or questions! Hope you guys are having a great weekend.

XOXO,

Ainsley

My Fashion-Beauty Idol

Hiiii friends!!!

This week is ALL about my fashion-beauty idol. If you guys are wondering where I sometimes gather my inspiration or style, this is the perfect way for YOU as my readers to get to know me a little better.  Then, I want to hear from my fellow readers (especially my beauty blogger friends) who you gather your inspiration from your everyday style.  Today, I will reveal my idol and why she inspires me. And then I will give a makeup tutorial post and a hair tutorial post sometime during the week.

My fashion-beauty idol is no other than the… Ms. Lauren Conrad.

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Lauren Conrad also known, as LC was a part of a reality show in the early 2000s called Laguna Beach.  Then she moved to the Hills showing the beginning of her career and her personal life.  She is now a writer of the novels L.A. Candy Series and The Fame Game series AND has also written two MORE books all about Beauty and Style. Not only is she famous for T.V. and her novels, but she is also a fashion designer for her line called, Paper Crown. And don’t forget her line for Kohl’s. She has worked her way to the top for sure, and not to mention I am OBSESSED with her website LaurenConrad.com.

LC’s style is very classy and girly.  She wears lots of lace, pastels, stripes, and florals.  Most importantly, she likes to dress comfortably yet elegant. She inspires me to follow through with my career goals and to keep my style classy while I am at it.  Her makeup is very simple and not too overdone—more “old” Hollywood glam than anything.

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More to come this week about Lauren Conrad!

Who is your fashion-beauty idol?

Share with me! 🙂

XOXO,

Ainsley

E.L.F. Tinted Moisturizer Review

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Hiiii friends!

It’s been a couple of days since my last post, but I thought I would post a review about this product and hear your thoughts about it.  I was on a budget in Walgreens the other day, and I have been wanting to use a tinted moisturizer for the summer and for a supplement of my everyday makeup routine.  I was searching through the E.l.f. section because they have some pretty low prices, but I also know personally that these products can be hit or miss. I picked up a tinted moisturizer in the shade NUDE to give it a try.  Here is what the package states:

Tinted Moisturizer

SPF 20

with Aloe, Cucumber, and Vitamins A, C, & E

Okay, that’s a lot of good stuff for a very small price… Want to know the price now?

(drumroll please)

$4.49 🙂 

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After getting over the price, my next step was to try out this product.  I won’t lie; I was doubtful to say the least.

Here is a swatch on my skin, so you can see what it looks like outside of the tube.

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I blended it in on my face, and it blended well with my skin color and made my face feel moisturized like a very light foundation which was EXACTLY what I was looking for in this product.  Not to mention, it has some great perks: SPF, Aloe, Cucumber and vitamins A, C, & E.  I use it in my everyday makeup routine to even out my skin tone and fight against those dreadful UV rays, and I pair it with some powder and blush.  This product worked for me, and I will continue to buy it especially for the summertime.

Here is the finished product: 

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Has anybody tried this product?

What did you think?

XOXO, 

Ainsley