5 Products for Your Cleanest Face Ever

My love of makeup has grown over the past few years. I went from wearing the same look every single day to now having a whole section in my makeup drawer dedicated to eyeshadow palettes. The more makeup you wear, the more makeup you've got to wash off, so I've put together some of my favorite products for cleaning it all off.

Too Faced Mascara Melt Off

I like to layer a LOT of mascara. And I've left last night's mascara on and layered it again the next morning more times than I'd like to admit. So I was excited to try Too Faced Mascara Melt Off, because I always felt like I was pulling and damaging my lashes when I tried to wash eye makeup off. You apply the cleansing oil with the wand to your lashes, let it sit for about a minute (I usually brush my teeth) and then wipe away with a damp cloth or cotton ball soaked in micellar water. It feels much less harsh than using a cotton ball with eye makeup remover, and I've seen fewer lashes in the sink since using the product.

Freeze 24/7 Skin Glacé

A lovely woman at Bloomingdale's sold me on this Cleanser-slash-Mask from Freeze 24/7 a few years ago after showing me how much brighter my skin looked when she tested it on my hand. It's a 2-in-1 kind of product: I use it daily as a cleanser, but if you apply to your face and leave 1-2 minutes before you wash, it'll foam up into a mask! I truly love this product and I'm panicking a little, because it's not easy to find online. With the right combo of store + coupons, you can usually get it for around $30.

dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion

I was sold on the dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion after one small sample from Birchbox. It's pricey, but a little goes a long way. I usually only use this one in the shower 1-2 times a week, but it leaves your skin feeling SUPER soft and buttery. 

Simple Cleansing Face Wipes

I like to keep face wipes on hand for those nights I just can't muster the energy to go through my entire routine. These are great for on the go, super mild, and do a good job of taking off every last bit of stubborn eyeliner. Plus, they're cheap - under $5 for a package of 25.

Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub

This Tony Moly lip scrub is great for smoothing dry, cracked lips, and gets every last bit of even the darkest lipstick off. Bonus: the case is just asking for a cute Instagram photo.

What are some of your favorites for keeping everything squeaky clean?

Event Time :: Fashion Show

Time to get a little fashion in action, people! I try to support all local fashion events in Little Rock, and this week we're having one of the best. Feinstein's is hosting a Fashion Show this week with Lafayette 148 to show off their New York Resort 2017 collection. All of the proceeds benefit the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

This is going to be a good one, too. Not only will we be sipping champagne and eating small bites while we take in the styles, you can shop the latest collection in a pop-up shop outside of the Great Hall.

Champagne lunch with fabulous clothes? Yes, please.

Buy your tickets now and I'll see you on Wednesday! And for those of you outside of the Little Rock Metro, here are a few of my fall favorites from Lafayette 148 right now:

Shopbop Sale Math

It's the sound that rang out across the internet today: It's Shopbop Sale time! They have two really big sales a year usually, and it's time for their fall "Main Event" sale. The gist is this: Get 25% off orders up to $500, or spend $500 or more and get 30% off. Buy more, save more. Since I've got some store credit burning a hole in my pocket and a winter wishlist the size of Santa's, I've put together a little Shopbop "sale math" for you guys today.

I basically sat down at my desk one day and went into my wishlist and figured up every possible combination of the things I wanted vs the credit I had and how much it would all cost at 30% off to figure out exactly what would end up in my shopping cart today. I haven't quite figured out the right combo yet, but I'll let you know when I do. Ready to play? Here are a few combos I put together for you:

Under $250

With 25% off, you've got around $330 of full-price merchandise to play with! So you can get fully fall ready with these Kendall & Kylie suede booties (SUCH a cool shape) and a BB Dakota slouchy jacket. Total cost? $236.

Kendall & Kylie Booties // BB Dakota Jacket

Under $500

At $500, you get bumped up to 30% off, which means you can buy around $700 worth of full-priced items. I'm planning a trip around Christmas, so this little jetsetter duo is the perfect equation for travel. I've had my heart set on a Tumi carry on for a while now, and this Tory Burch packable tote is PERFECT for tossing inside your luggage. It folds into itself, so you can toss it in and then use it when you buy a bunch of stuff on your trip. I always carry a small empty tote for this very reason! Your total cost for this travel duo? $490 after the code MAINEVENT16.

Tumi International Carry On // Tory Burch Tote

Under $1000

For $1000 bucks, you can definitely get some serious designer goods - about $1400 worth. I'm currently lusting after this perfectly minimal crossbody from 3.1 Phillip Lim (it's so soft in person), and since Stuart Weitzman isn't excluded from the sale (yay!) I might be picking up these Booties, which are like a stumpy version of my favorite Highlands from last year. This total actually comes in well under $1K at $850 with the 30% off.

Stuart Weitzman Booties // 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag

So, do tell: What Shopbop math have you done for this sale? What's catching your eye? AND WHAT DO I NEED?? This sale is particularly easy this time around because there are very few exclusions, and Shopbop has labeled each item that qualifies so it's easy to tell if something is included! Check out the exclusions and details here and happy shopping!

PS - Shopbop does give me store credit for including their links in these types of posts, so thank you to everyone who clicks, shops, and supports my awesome sponsors!