Busy Mom Makeup Favorites

jeans: J.Crew Factory (this is the new pair I wore in my last fashion post and I’m still just as crazy about them as ever!) | chambray shirt: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: J.Crew (old, similar) | cotton ball pearl earrings: John Wind

Time is of the essence when you’re a mom, which is why I’m all about efficiency and low maintenance routines, especially when it comes to makeup.  I don’t wear makeup everyday, but when I do I like to keep the application time down to around 7 minutes.  Today I’m teaming up with Manna Kadar and my other #MommyMonday blogging mommas to share our new favorite priming lip wands that go on so smoothly and the color lasts for hours.  

I used to love emphasizing my eyes but now that I’m a mom I tend to play up my lips rather than my eyes, because it’s so much faster!  For my eyes I typically just apply NARS Night Star or Fathom eye shadow, quickly line the top lid creating a very subtle cat eye with Rimmel Kohl Kajal waterproof eyeliner (in brown), and then I curl my eyelashes and apply a few coats of Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara (in very black).  This keeps things nice and simple for my eyes so that I can apply a bold lip color.  In these photos I layered two of the new Manna Kadar priming lip wands.  I first applied Tarte (which is a punchy peach color that is a bit brighter than I normally go) and then I applied Joie over it (a muted rose color).  The lip color lasts a really long time and it’s the perfect finishing touch to my simple beauty routine.  The J’Adore lip wand is beautiful too and it’s a nice blushing nude color.  

And guess what!  Manna Kadar Beauty is offering y’all 20% off of your online purchase, so be sure to use the code MANNABABE20 if you want to try out these lip wands for yourself!  Also, be sure to check my Instagram page this evening for another #MommyMonday giveaway 🙂

To see how my favorite mommy bloggers use Manna Kadar’s priming lip wands in their beauty routines head on over to these other great blogs!

Mireille at City Peach
Nina at the HHS Feed
Ali at Inspired By 
Tiffany at Tiffany Style Blog 

Note: Thanks to Manna Kadar for providing me with these amazing lip wands.  I only work with brands I love that I think that you will love too!  If you’re interested in collaborating with me please email me atkatie@lifewithadashofwhimsy.com.
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Katie Vail
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  1. Ellie
    September 12, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    I just stumbled across your beautiful blog and it has been such a source of encouragement and a lesson in finding joy no matter what. Thank you so very much! Sending you the best wishes!

  2. September 12, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Hi Ellie, thank you so much for leaving such a sweet note. I am so glad you found my blog and it means a lot that you find it encouraging. You never know what life will throw at you and I've found that being able to find the beauty in the little things is so important, especially when you are at your lowest. I try to express that the best I can here on the blog, so your feedback makes me really happy 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

  3. September 13, 2016 / 12:00 am

    "The Vail Villa"!! How adorable! You're gorgeous and I also love the little snippets of your vanity that we could see. Take care! <3

  4. September 16, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Thank you so much Cheryl! You're so sweet to say that! It was fun naming our house and I didn't want to go with the typical "Vail Family" like a lot of people do on Army posts. The house isn't exactly a villa but I like the alliteration 🙂

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