MYBAB Answers: Beauty Questions

beauty edition-the blended blog asks

We are linking up with The Blended Blog in March to talk about our beauty routine. We love reading about this on other blogs because lets be honest it is way better to get recommendations from real people. Plus, as product junkies it is just fun to fuel our addiction!!

Eyelash Curler Yes or No?

Jen: Yes, Yes, Yes. I use Rodan and Fields Lash Boost and my lashes have gotten longer so I feel like this is a must. It opens up your eyes and makes my mascara look pretty.

Wen: Sometimes. It’s not part of my daily routine like it should be and I don’t know why! Like Jen said it opens up your eyes, so I need to use it.

Favorite Nail Shade?

Jen: My current favorite is Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Haute Stone. I do need to find a new spring/summer color.

Wen: I’m extremely boring when it comes to nail colors and only have a few. Right now I grab essie cocktail bling (which if you know me, the name suits me well).

Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair?

Jen: Blow dry. I wash my hair every day. Maybe twice a month I don’t and use dry shampoo. I blow dry because if I don’t my hair gets frizzy and goes it own way (and not in a cute beachy look way but in a what the heck is that way).

Wen: Blow dry. My hair is a hot mess as is, air-drying makes it look frizzy and unruly. Though I do want to figure out how to make air drying work for me.

Artificial Nails Yes or No?

Jen: No. Now in full confession I did have fake nails at my wedding (8 years ago!) but I honestly don’t know what I was thinking. I like my nails short and manicured but I don’t like fake nails and the maintenance/cost related it to isn’t cool.

Wen: No. I don’t even like doing the no-chip manicures.

Foundation Yes or No?

Jen: Yes and No. My daily makeup routine I do not wear foundation. I wear BB cream/SPF and some pressed powder. I love using the Coola BB cream/SPF everyday and I really like it. If I am going out or want to amp up my look I will use a little bit of foundation. I always get hesitant to use it a lot because I don’t want it to look “caked on”.

Wen: Not everyday. Daily, I use Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer or Kiehl’s BB cream. It’s light but provides the coverage I’m looking for. I’ll use Make Up Forever Foundation if I’m going out.
(note: I’m not a Beautycounter consultant, links provided are to my consultants page)

Hair Up or Down?

Jen: Down! I will wear my hair up working out or around with the kids but 99% of the time when you see me my hair is down. I feel like I don’t look like “me” with my hair up. Plus, I am not good at doing my hair so I stick with it being down.

Wen: Both. I am a dry shampoo-er and wash my hair every two to three days. The first few days of no washing I can wear it down, after that, up it goes.

Bar Soap or Body Wash?

Jen: Bar soap. I love Dove. I don’t use any other brand of bar soap. I am a big fan of the Dove Gentle Exfoliating bar. In the winter I might use Dove body wash as well for extra moisture.

Wen: Both. I alternate every other day between the Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar and Beautycounter Body Wash.

Bath or Shower?

Jen: Shower. I have a bathtub that I think I have used twice. I would like to take more baths because they are so relaxing but with two kids and work etc I don’t have time for that.

Wen: Shower. I do indulge in a hot relaxing bath with a glass of wine and a candle buring about once a month though.

Favorite Body Lotion?

Jen: With the harsh and dry winters, I really like using a combination. I use St. Ives in the morning and then at night put on CeraVe.

Wen: Right now I’ve been using Yes to Carrots body butter. It’s creamy, not greasy, and has a nice scent.

Do you wear perfume? If so, what is your favorite scent?

Jen: Yes, I like perfume but I am really sensitive to smell. A lot of perfumes give me headaches. After awhile I get immune to the smell so I tend to rotate. My go to favorites are: Amazing Grace by Philosophy and Juliette Has a Gun not a Perfume. I also just got a sample of YSL Mon Paris and I really like that one too.

Wen: Yes, but I prefer roller-ball to spray, so it doesn’t feel overpowering. My favorite at the moment is Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau So Decadent.

Do you shave your legs every day?

Jen: Is this a serious question? Who the heck shaves their legs every day? Haha. I am just glad I live in the Midwest and can wear pants most of the year!

Wen: Hahano

Favorite Lip Balm?

Jen: I use Aquaphor on my lips every night and during the day as my preferred lip balm. I also rarely wear lipstick. I just never think about it and don’t like to reapply.

Wen:Dior Addict Lip Glow is about the only thing I wear on my lips. The price is high, but the tube lasts awhile and I use it till the very end.

How old were you when you first starting wearing makeup?

Jen: Um, I can’t remember exactly but I think I was allowed to wear eye shadow and mascara with lip gloss in like 7th grade.

Wen: Probably in 6th or 7th grade.

Please leave comments with any products or things you would recommend, we love trying out new beauty items and routines!!