My new foundation

My new foundation

Hello everyone! So I wanted to post about the fairly new Dose of colors foundation. I’m sure most are familiar with this brand. They are pretty popular and I’ve been happy with everything I’ve ever ordered from them.

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So when I heard they were releasing a foundation I was pretty excited. I’m not big on foundation and I’ve never had a go to. I of course watched the YouTube videos on the foundation before I purchased. I mean it’s still risky ordering a foundation online and not to mention one that just came out. I took the risk and ordered the best color I  felt matched with my skin color!

I was also I little skeptical since it was said to be a matte foundation. At my age 40 sometimes matte foundations can make the wrinkles stand out more. And I’m super self-conscious about my forehead wrinkles. Which I plan on botoxing soon. I’ll write a post on that once I do.

Ok so I get my foundation in the mail and I use it  for the first time just while I run errands. Ok I like it. First impression I love that you can keep it light or add on for more coverage. Like I said previously I don’t care for foundation. I like the look of my fresh skin. And the fact that I didn’t feel cakey with the foundation was great. Another thing I liked right away is that after wearing it all day when I was ready to wash off it still looked good. No shiny nose.

The real test was Vegas, can it hold up in Vegas weather and long lasting you know from morning to night! And yes I was so happy and I didn’t even have to touch up with powder even after a little sweat from the Vegas heat. I’ve been using the foundation for a month now and I really like it!

Tips with foundation is use a hydrating primer before at least, I felt like it kept it from feeling too matte. Which it honestly doesn’t even feel terribly matte. Also I normally use NARS matte concealer but since the foundation is matte I used my creamy concealer from NARS and it’s perfect. I also don’t have to set my face with powder, just under my eye area a very tiny tiny bit.

If you are looking for a new matte foundation or even something that looks like fresh flawless skin I’d say give this a try! I’m usually a Mac NC30 and I used dose of colors 117 and it’s a perfect match for my skin. Of course right now I’m a little more tanned so I just add some bronzer and it looks perfect!

Hope this was helpful! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Dressing the “Bust”

Dressing the “Bust”

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are having a great week. Today’s blog post is kind of funny! If you see by my title, LOL! You’ve heard the term ” Dressing the bump” Well this Mama has to dress the Bust! I’ve had a bigger bust since elementary school. I haven’t been the happiest with them either. I was always very self-conscious about my bigger bust. I remember in elementary this kid started a rumor that I stuffed my bra. I’m like really. Well that was fun. I think the only time I opened my arms to my bigger bust was in high school, LOL! They were perky and cute. Well fast forward to having kids and breastfeeding both my sons. I breastfed my second till he was 2 1/2! So these Bust have been through some tough times,LOL!

Today I wanted to share some tips on what I look for when buying clothes to flatter my figure. As women I think we are so hard on our bodies. I’ve gotten a lot better on loving my body and just excepting what I was given. To be honest starting my Blog was scary because I’m not a skinny young girl anymore. I’ve had 2 kids, I’m hitting close to 40, Our bodies change as we get older. I really try to keep active. If it’s running errands, doing house work or getting in a nice workout. It’s important to me at my age to do some kind of daily activity.

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One of the hardest things when I buy clothes is the fact that my Bust are larger than my body frame. So because of that, I appear larger than what I am. I tend to always go toward the baggy top style. My guy always tells me to not buy such big tops. But like I said I’m also a little self-conscious. One thing I’ve tried to do is if the top is a more baggy fit, Just grab a cute belt like I did here. It will accentuate the waist more. So this is Tip #1. I’ve also like the style of a mesh, sheer top with a very nice bra underneath. This is more daring but will also show off just a little without being too much. I’ve linked a really cute affordable sheer top below. That is my Tip #2. Now one of the hardest fashion crisis I have faced with my Big bust is shopping for a dress. Ok so shopping for a dress can’t be a nightmare when you are larger in the Bust area and smaller on the bottom. The dress is never going to fit perfect. I remember in high school, I was lucky my Aunt made my prom dresses. Because it was always a struggle to find a more elegant dress that would fit. This past year I had a wedding to attend and I was already thinking great what can I wear. I ended up finding a really cute affordable dress at Zara. The trick is to find a dress that doesn’t have a zipper in the back. I look for a dress that I can just pull over with no zipper or buttons. I usually can go with a small in a dress like that. Because it is made a bit more relaxed fit. I did link a dress down below that is pretty much the style I would look for. I’m actually going to be ordering this for a baby shower I’m attending. It’s simple but you can make it look casual or dressy! That’s key! Well ladies that is Tip #3. I hope you liked this post. I hope it helps.

We need to love what we have and flaunt it with style! Till next post! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO Lisa

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