I’m all about easy. These days I rarely have enough time to take a shower AND put makeup on, so a great, fast makeup product is gold. I love a bronze shadow and cream formulas are so easy to use.  They look great from morning to night, and compliment all skin types and eye colors. Major bonus for not having to use a brush to apply. I’ve rounded up a few of my faves.  Simply rub a bit of product on your lids, using a clean finger and blend.  Voila!

CreamShadowsFrom left to right:
Make Molten Shadow in ‘Bronze’
Jouer Créme Eyeshadow in ‘Suede’
Ilia Illuminator in ‘Sway’
Becca Eye Tint in ‘Bronze’
RMS Eye Polish in ‘Solar’


Oh how I love a good body cream.  I tend to run on the dry side, so those crocodile shins drink it up!  But now that we’re entering summer and sweaty days are on the horizon, I like to switch up my luxurious thick creams and body oils, for something on the lighter side.  I look for products that melt into the skin without leaving a thick residue but that also last the day – tall order! So I’ve rounded up a few creams that are lightweight but still luxurious.



Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter

80648Murad Collagen Support Body Cream


Ren Skincare Moroccan Rose Otto Firming Créme Riche


Origins ‘Gloomaway’ Grapefruit Body Soufflé

1195078-w1000Aveno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream 


I’m very much in favor of anything that speeds up my morning makeup routine.  Having a toddler means virtually zero alone time, and these days the morning minutes seem to disappear virtually instantly.  Sometimes a little mascara and concealer just doesn’t cut it and I want to bring it up a notch.  This is where Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Color Chameleon’ Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil comes into play.  Since the pro makeup artist launched her new line, it’s been getting rave reviews.  I’m a fan of many of her products (and more reviews of the ones I like are to come), but I especially love the versatility of these pencils.  They glide on silky smooth and are  blendable, but stay put until you take them off.  You can sharpen them to a point for more of a precision liner, or smudge them all over the top and bottom lashes for a smokier look. So far I’m loving the bronzy “Amber Haze” color for my green eyes, but I definitely plan to pick up a few of (if not all!) the rest.