1) I live in Texas where it’s already in the 90’s nearly every day. I love the idea of layering, but cardigans & denim jackets just aren’t in the cards for me – so I’d like to find a couple kimonos that I can wear with tanks & shorts. Can you suggest a few affordable options?
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2) I’ve recently started playing around with makeup for the first time & I’ve been having so much fun with it! I think I’m ready to invest in some practical beauty tools & I’d love to hear what your must-have recommendations are.
Having a lighted mirror was a game-changer for me, especially because our bathroom only has one small window that lets in natural light. I own this exact one and love it!
Makeup Brush/Sponge Cleaner + Cleansing Mat
Cleaning your brushes & sponges regularly is so important for preventing bacteria growth & keeping your skin healthy. This cleanser + mat combo is affordable & makes it a breeze to get your tools squeaky clean.
Makeup Eraser Sticks
I swear by these magical sticks for cleaning up small mistakes – especially great when you’re trying to get that perfect cat-eye!
Makeup Sponge Set
This latex-free sponge set not only looks chic, but I love all the different sizes it comes with – use the larger ones for your foundation & the smaller ones for blending & contouring.
Brush Drying Rack
After cleaning my brushes, I used to just lay them flat to dry, but this handy tool makes it so much cleaner & easier…plus, it ensures that your brushes keep their shape!
As you begin to accumulate more product, you want to have a place to store it all. I love having everything where I can see it so an acrylic organizer is perfect to set on top of your vanity. These come in all different sizes & orientations – see more affordable options here.
There’s nothing worse than eyeshadow fallout ruining your look. When I’m applying mine, I love using this little tool to protect my undereye area from shadow particles.
Makeup Brush Set
A good set of brushes is probably my #1 essential, but you don’t have to spend a hundred dollars to find great quality. This one has all the brush sizes you’ll need at a price you can feel good about.
Even though these seem expensive for tweezers, trust me when I say they are worth every penny. This brand offers free sharpening for the life of your tweezers – I’ve had mine for over 6 years!
Makeup Travel Bag
This is crucial for keeping everything together when you travel & preventing any spills or breakage into your luggage. I prefer options that have divided sections for all my different products & I love the styles from this brand, like this cork case & this leaf print organizer.
Though technically not a beauty tool per se, I love mine so much that I ordered multiples – never wake up with creases on your face again or tangled bedhead! I even pack it when we’re traveling & swap it out when we get to the hotel.
3) I have multiple weddings this summer – some of which I’m a bridesmaid for & some that I’m just attending as a guest. I have the dress situation figured out, but need help with accessories – I’m specifically needing some evening clutch & earring options.