March 29, 2018

Getting Back Into It

You may have noticed that I've been increasingly absent around here over the past months year. I read so many blog posts explaining how bloggers will be better with writing more often and keeping up with their blogs like they used to, but the truth is it's getting harder with the increasing pressure to have the best content. 

But, if I'm being honest, the content that I often like reading the most isn't the kind that's overly perfect and edited to the point that there is nothing real about it. I have always been hard on myself in this space, knowing that I have less resources and time to devote to maintaining my space than professional bloggers do. I think I allowed that to be my excuse for getting lazy about sharing my thoughts, my content, and my life on this site that I worked so hard at for so long. 

I'll be real; I don't have a professional photographer following me around (obvs) and I work a full time job that I pour most of my energy into. I also have found myself with an urge to share content other than just beauty; my tastes have changed over the years, and I find myself exploring other creative outlets. Of course, I can never avoid my passion for testing new products, and my love of skincare is always increasing, so that will always be the main topic of discussion here. But, I feel that in order to keep myself inspired to write, I have to start sharing some other topics that I feel passionate about; perhaps more lifestyle, travel tips, interiors (did I tell you I bought my first home?!) and maybe even recipes. 

So, there you have it. I hope to see more of you around here as my content develops into new realms, and becomes more real, open, and honest! As always, let me know if there are any topics you'd like to see me cover as well; your opinions mean a lot to me.

Thanks for following along,



The Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event: Spring 2018

By now you guys know my favorite places to shop for beauty products; let's just say that Nordstrom certainly tops the list. I love how they curate their product offerings, and group new launches into trend categories, making it easy to shop for new must-haves based on the season's hottest looks. 

That's exactly why I had to share the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event with you all. Every New York Fashion Week, Nordstrom assesses the upcoming season's most popular beauty trends backstage so that they can share the knowledge with Nordstrom shoppers. 

This Spring 2018, they've identified trends such as Luminous Skin and Hi-Definition Lips; two of my favorite ways to create a clean, sophisticated, yet bold beauty look. So, during the Beauty Trend Event, guests can learn how to achieve these gorgeous seasonal runway-inspired looks and get free samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supplies last). Guests will also have access to one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, and learn the tips, tricks and intel necessary to achieve these looks themselves! 

The best part is the event is free and customers can simply RSVP online, or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite beauty counters at Nordstrom. 

To read more about Spring 2018's trends, click here. Or, to learn more about the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Events, click here.

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March 26, 2018

New-In & Loving: Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

You might say it's been awhile; and it has! I'm committed to getting back in the swing of things here on Necessary Nothings, as it's been a crazy 6 months or so. I started a new job last year and have been quite busy with that; not to mention travel, general life...oh, and I bought my first home! I will be moving in the first week of June, so right now I'm completely consumed by the interiors world. Pottery Barn, West Elm, Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie - you name it, I'm browsing the sites all day

But, I'm back with a base recommendation that's too good not to share. You know one of my all time favorite beauty brands is Giorgio Armani. They are a brand that you know is just always going to knock it out the park, especially when it comes to eyes, lips, and base. Meet their newest base release and my latest obsession...Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Makeup. This stuff is a dream to apply, especially for lazy girls who like a bit of coverage and also want that smooth-skin look. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for glow, but I have combination I like to control the glow. 
This foundation has a beautiful, almost whipped texture and a light coverage that evens out my skin, blurs my pores and imperfections, and prevents shine from taking over. I would say staying power isn't the highest of all their foundation range; but I'm happy with this one for an everyday, natural look. I can always reach for my Luminous Silk when I need my makeup to stay life-proof. 

Have you guys tried the new Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation?

*pr samples included.
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