Greetings, ladies and gents of the beauty and fitness blogosphere. Allow me to take a quick moment to apologize for my brief write-atus. You see, I have been in full-scale prep mode for multiple competitions, and as such I have had to take a bit of a break from the whole blogging thing. Training is hard work, you know!
For those not following on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (please do, wontcha?!), I just competed in my second NPC competition, a National Qualifier! Thanks to the keen guidance of my coaches and team, this girl placed second in her class (a HUGE improvement from show!), and took home 2 new pieces of hardware in the process!
Once more, I want to call attention to those beauty rockstars that helped see me through, because I am a beauty blogger and beauty (and now fitness and competing) are in my blood.
Urban Decay Setting Sprays, specifically De-Slick, kept my full face of makeup in place and not shiny, even under hot stage lights. This was heaven-sent, especially wearing the thicker cream foundations required for the look.
Simple Skincare Wipes, for there ability to wipe the grime off, quickly. Water is scarce backstage, and when touchups are necessary, sometimes you have to erase and start over.
Temptu Concealer Wheel: When painting one’s face many colors, one needs many shades of concealer. The creamy concealing goodness of this wheel by Temptu cannot be beat.
NARS Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Pencil
I cannot praise this color enough. Everyone wanted to know which color I was rocking on my lips, and while I was willing to share the name, I totally wasn’t willing to share my signature shade.
In addition to competing, I shot with my good friend over at Derek Jones Photography. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot!
So talk to me, blogosphere. Tell me what’s new!