Glo Minerals Summer Collection

03 Jul 2015 Permalink

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

I’ve learned to enjoy my makeup. We could probably debate for hours whether or not beauty truly is skin deep, but there is just something about adding color to my face that makes me feel great. Obviously that debate wouldn’t last hours…if you would even call it a debate. A person really is only as beautiful as her character. And I know that many ladies out there don’t bother too often with putting on a full face of makeup. I don’t blame them. It can take a decent amount of time to get all dolled up. But looking fresh-faced doesn’t have to be that time consuming at all. All you need is a little eye shadow and some lipstick.

glō∙minerals recently launched their summer 2015 collection and I am OBSESSED. Their Cream Glaze Crayons and eye shadows are available in a handful of ultra-flattering shades and take just minutes to apply.

I tested out the lip crayons in Dahlia (first picture), Mimosa (last), Praline (not pictured), and Jetset (middle). I also tested the eye shadows in Graphite (last picture), Coy (middle), Dove (first), and Vintage (not pictured).

I love how the colors from the lip crayons and the eye shadows balance each other nicely. And each of these looks are very easy to do! The crayons apply really smoothly. They have built-in sharpeners in their caps to keep the tip at a precision point. The eye shadows applied just as easily! I started with a eye shadow brush then used my ring finger to blend the edges. After following up with a little eye liner and mascara, my makeup was good to go.

Makeup that’s easy to apply and helps showcase your true beauty…sounds like a win to me.

glō∙minerals sent me products from their summer collection to review. All opinions are my own.

Summer in Squares | #instasummer

11 Aug 2014 Permalink

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

PicMonkey Collage

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Time seriously flies by too quickly!  I can’t believe that I’m back in school TODAY for meetings and will be with my students tomorrow.

This summer I tried documenting the best parts of my everyday on Instagram.  I know some people aren’t fans of social media, but I love using it to help me remember the fun/interesting/cute things that have happened.  I think of it as my online photo album.  And whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, I take a few minutes to browse through the pictures.

Anyway, since the start of the school year marks a new beginning of sorts, here’s a few of my favorite Instagram entries from this summer that I’ll be looking at to boost my spirits…

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Orange and gold is such a pretty combo!  These colors are going to look great in the fall too.

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One benefit of having a daughter?  I’ll always have someone to try out lipsticks with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

…and paint nails with.  Julia totally gets the credit here for picking out our rainbow colors.

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Adult time is always a plus…especially when its with my other blogger babes.  Jessica and Sarah are always a blast to hang out with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

These guys are fun to hang out with too.  Mostly I just like watching them for a little comic relief!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Shh…don’t tell.  This tropical floral top is actually a nighty!  I love how it looks tied up as a shirt.  This outfit reminds me to play around with my clothes and experiment wearing pieces in different ways.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

And seriously, how cute are these two?!  Fresh hair cuts for both and a first pair of glasses for Jules…they’re just growing so quickly!

Now that school is in session, I’m sure my Instagram feed is going to include plenty of art work and outfit of the day posts.  Consider yourself warned.

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Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition

12 Jul 2014 Permalink

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Jules and I have both been about dresses this summer!  Her toucan print dress (and leggings) from FabKids are so perfect for her active lifestyle!  (We went to the park right after taking these pictures.)  And I went with my Calvin Klein dress from thredUP.  It’s just so easy to throw on a dress and slip on a pair of sandals!

Easy Festival Outfit | Printed Dress and a Hat

07 Jul 2014 Permalink

perfect outfit for a summer fest

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ribfest

cute outfit for a summer fest

Over the long, fabulous weekend (wasn’t it great?!) we went to the Naperville Ribfest.  Yes, it was as good as it sounded!  BBQ for blocks, carnival rides for the kids, and live music…it’s what summer is all about!

Needless to say, when one goes to a “rib fest” white – or any other light color – is not going to be something that you wear.

Printed dresses are always my savior!  I’m sure I have a barbecue sauced hand print or two on this dress in these pictures…but you can’t even tell!  That’s the magic with a printed dress.

I also love wearing hats to festivals.  It keeps my hair out of the way and it also gives me a little protection from the summer sun.

Here’s a few more dresses and hats that would be perfect for nearly any summer festival.  I would totally mix and match the hats with all three dresses, but I know that baseball hats might scare some of you.  Personally, I love baseball hats with dress.  It’s a nice mix of masculine and feminine.

dresses and hats 2

Items left to right – Hats: 1 / 2 / 3 – Dresses: 1 / 2 / 3

All these dresses and hats need are a cute pair of sandals and a crossbody bag!  What do you end up wearing for a day of eating and playing?

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