Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Beauty Favorites!

I've found a few new beauty products that I love in the past few weeks. Most of them have slowly become staples in my routine, and I had to share!

Left: BB Cream - Middle: Circle Eraser - Right: Concealer

Bare Minerals Palette - I actually got this eye shadow and blush combo from Ulta on sale for half off, which is always a plus! I love the blush on the left and the middle the best, and all the eye shadows are so pretty. The two on the right are a little dark for my pale skin tone, but I still like to use a hint of them. I have been using this for date nights out!
NYC BB Crème Matte - I wanted to try a BB cream that had a matte finish because I usually have trouble with my oily skin. I was skeptical of this kind because of how cheap it was, but it has become something that I use every day that I wear makeup. It has great coverage, and a non-oily finish. I use the lightest shade - I'm pretty pale this summer and fall!
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser - I read about this all over other blogs, and sure enough it does the trick. I usually put a little concealer over it, but it is easy to blend with my BB cream or foundation and hides the dark circles under my eyes. I think this will become even more useful after the baby comes, ha!
Almay Smart Shade Concealer - This is what I use to blend over the dark circle eraser, and any other problem spots I have. I would truly say this is a smart shade in the fact that it changes to match your skin tone. This will definitely be a repurchase, and I use this almost daily as well.

What are your recent makeup staples?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Nursery Reveal!

It's almost time for Baby M's arrival! Our due date is two weeks from this last Monday, and I think we're as ready as we can be at this point. We recently got our nursery finished - minus a few touches that would tell people his name (we're keeping that a secret until he's born). Now we just need a little one to come and enjoy it!

We love that with this theme, he can grow into it. Plus, if we ever move, it will be easy to remove some of the decor and turn it back into a guest bedroom look if we need to. It took some convincing for my husband, but I think he loved it after it was all put together! The dog is still figuring it out however! You can read below where we got all the décor.
For all the moms out there - what was/is your favorite part of your little one's nursery?
Frame, arrow, feather canvas, chevron clipboard, gold antlers, buck - Hobby Lobby
Blanket - Easy
Sheets, diaper changing cover - Buy Buy Baby
Teepee, fur rug - Hobby Lobby
Hamper - Target
Cloth Diaper Canister - Buy Buy Baby

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DIY Wednesday! 5 DIY's You Don't Want to Miss!

Do It Yourself posts are actually my favorite kind of posts to write about on the blog! Actually, that's really what kind of a blog that Made In The Shade started out as. All my posts were pretty much DIY and how to. I eventually broadened that and post about a lot of different things now, but I still love going back to these. I went back through my archived posts and found some of my most popular DIY posts and put them all together for you here. All you have to do is click on the link!

If I had been more in tune with blogging lately, I would have posted this earlier in the summer, before most of the bachelorette parties were over. But better late than never right?! If any of you out there are looking for a DIY bachelorette party, and ideas that are low cost, look no further than this post ---> CLICK HERE! I love all the girly details in this one! 

Along the lines of weddings, in this particular post I made a banner for my sister's engagement photos. If you have a wedding coming up and want this tutorial (it's so easy!) then follow this link ---> HERE! This could be used for so many events, parties, and pictures. It doesn't have to be just for a wedding! {Engagement Photo by Josh Marshall at Sunlit Images}.

Looking for some new desk accessories to brighten the coming winter months? This tutorial offers so many options! Anyone can do this DIY, and the best part is that you can use any colors that you want! I would love to make one with pink glitter - that may just be in my future! You know the drill - follow the link for this DIY! ---> CLICK ME!

 If you're like me, you're not especially ready for the winter months to be here. However, fall weather would be okay by me. I don't want to jump the gun too much, but I may bust out my fall decor the before the baby's due date at the end of September - which includes this banner. This was one of the first DIY's I ever did, and it still hangs around our house now! Here's your link! ---> HERE!

 Wondering how to make cost effective and cute party favors? Look no further than this post! These were so easy to whip up, and were a favorite at a party I hosted. The supplies and time invested are minimal, and it was relatively easy on the wallet. ---> CLICK HERE!

 Let me know which kind of DIY's you love to see!