Mother’s Day Beauty Look: Pretty In Pink

Get pretty in pink this Mother’s Day with CoverGirl’s latest beauty products that we’re gushing over!

I’m obsessed with CoverGirl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm right now! So many gorgeous spring colors to choose from, easy application and a creamy finish that lasts. I’ve been wearing “Rose Twist” and “Radiant Rose” all week. They are the perfect girly, spring shade of pink!

Don’t forget to polish those nails in the perfect shade of pink like Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Peek A Boo Pink. Do an accent nail with one shade darker like Tickled Pink for an on-trend look. Or try some cool nail art like this pretty manicure…

Stay tuned for more of our favorite mother’s day products and meanwhile…

Shop our favorite Covergirl Products for Mother’s Day:

What’s YOUR favorite CoverGirl product? We want to know!

Trend Alert: MINT Green for Spring

One of spring’s hottest colors is undeniable! Soak up all the minty green you can get your hands on and indulge in some of these lovely goodies…


Ravel Shoes

Ravel Lalita Sandals in Turquoise/Pewter Glitter – $85

I personally LOVE these Ravel Sandles. They are the perfect color for spring and the glittery strap reminds me of the trendy manicures on Pinterest with the silver glitter accent nail. To top it off, these sandals are super comfortable and versatile! Ravel Footwear ships internationally, so you can get these shoes no matter where you live.

Here are more of our favorite minty green shoes for you to consider…


Covergirl Outlast Nail Gloss

The easiest (and cheapest) way to incorporate mint into your spring repertoire is with a gorgeous minty green manicure! My personal favorite is Covergirl Outlast Nail Gloss in Mint Mojito.


gap skinny mint jeans

My current obsession is definitely mint colored jeans since MINT is a trend and COLORED JEANS are a trend. It’s the best of both worlds, all in one slimming piece. I scored a pair of mint jeans at Marshalls for $16.99 that are absolutely heavenly. I just love them.

Here are a few mint jeans you might like…

What MINTY goodies are you loving? Check out our other favorite mint items here.

My 15 Minute Everday Makeup Routine

Sarah-Jean Ballard - Editor in Chief of The Fashionable Housewife

My go-to eyeshadow palette for the past few months has been Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. It’s part of my 15 minute, everyday makeup routine and my results are always stellar. (At least I think so!)

If you follow me on Instagram and check out my outfits, you see I’m always always wearing a mix of at least 2-4 eyeshadow shades from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. It’s my go-to palette that has the best mix of colors for everyday wear. It’s easy to look classy with any of the neutral eyeshadows in this palette.

Here is my 15 minute beauty routine…

  1. I start with a BB Cream (like UD Naked Skin or Miracle Skin Transformer) or a liquid foundation (like Covergirl)
  2. Next I dab Urban Decay eyshadow primer potion on my eyelids
  3. Then I use 2-4 colors from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette on my eyelids
  4. I line my upper and lower lids with Tarte EmphasEYES™ Aqua-Gel Eyeliner or Line Fix Gel Eyeliner Pencil from Cailyn Cosmetics
  5. My favorite mascara is definitely Covergirl Lashblast Mascara although I have a few others I like too like Boots No7 Exquisite Curl Mascara in Black, CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara and Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara.
  6. Finally, I finish with Mally’s Perfect Red Lips kit. If I’m going for a less dramatic look, I opt for a lip stain.

What does your everyday beauty routine consist of?

Outfit Ideas: Skinny Jeans with Wedge Sneakers

Wondering what to wear with wedge sneakers? It’s not as complicated as you might think! I’m wearing skinny jeans with my sequin-covered hidden wedge sneakers from new brand, Daddy’s Money.




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Outfit Ideas: Leather Leggings & Wedge Sneakers

Okay so I’m going out of my comfort zone and try this funky style on for size…

Wedge Sneakers

What do you think? I’m not sure whether it’s cool or if I look like a teenager. It’s a tough call! What do you ladies think?

I have to say, either way, I’m totally in love with these Daddy’s Money Hidden Wedge Sneakers. It could be because they are pink… or it might be the sequins. I’m smitten with these little puppies. Very comfortable, super cute, and who doesn’t love sequins? Everything feels more girly with sequins.

Wedge Sneakers

Daddy’s Money is designed to spoil you with bold, glamorous and stylish sneakers that are meant to cause fashion chaos! Their shoes are unique in design with a secret 2 inch wedge hidden inside, that gives you a boost. Daddy’s Money footwear line is available in a wide variety of trendy styles and colors that you can rock with almost any fashionable piece in your wardrobe.

I’m wearing these wedge sneakers with leather leggings from Target, a sequin tank from Old Navy and a lace moto-style jacket from Forever 21.

Let me know what you think about this outfit and what YOU would change!

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Outfit Ideas: Chipotle Veg Head Skull Tee

Wondering what to wear to the playgroup this week? Want to be fashionable AND comfortable? I’m wearing a really unique Chipotle Veg Head Women’s Tee made from 100% organic cotton, designed by Loomstate and made in the USA. I absolutely ADORE this tee because it’s quirky and cool. I love anything with skulls on it (as you might have noticed a few things in my wardrobe have skulls) and this tee is no exception. It’s my FAV tee right now because of the super soft material and the adorable graphic.

dENiZEN Jeans

CLICK HERE to enter for a chance to win a pair of these gorgeous waterproof boots!


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COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss 7 Day Challenge

I was challenged by COVERGIRL to go topless! Without a top coat of nail polish, that is…

Their latest breakthrough product is COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss that promises high gloss color that lasts as long as one week with no top coat needed!

I have to admit, when I opened up the package from Covergirl with the new polish and read the enclosed documents claiming up to 7 days of color with no top coat needed, I scoffed… Nail polish doesn’t usually last more than 3 days, TOPS, on my nails… between dishes and housecleaning and lots and lots of typing, my manicures don’t stand a snowballs chance in hell!

So I accepted their 7 Day challenge, picked one of the three colors of nail polish they sent me to try out and polished my nails.

My first impression was fairly positive. I liked the consistency of the polish and how it applied. I didn’t think I would like the bulky square cover, but upon inspection realized that the square cover actually comes OFF and a slim little cover remains that is easy to wield. I didn’t realize this till after I applied the first coat, but luckily, the big square cover didn’t seem to impede my application or steadiness of hand…

The first coat dried relatively quickly but the second coat did not and I ended up smudging one of my nails. I don’t know if I was supposed to apply one or two coats, but the first coat I applied quite thin so I decided a second coat was needed. Next time, I might just apply one coat a little thicker and see how that goes…

Here are snapshots from my 7 day challenge…

When I got to day 3 and my nails still looked amazing with no chips, I was super impressed… I mean, really, really impressed. On day 4 after doing a lot of housework and cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom, I noticed that the ends of my nails were starting to show some wear, but still no chips.

By the end of day 5 and giving both my kids a bath, I noticed a chip on my pointer finger which proceeded to get slightly bigger over the next 2 days.

By the end of a day 7, some areas around each nail were starting to fail, but overall, most of my nails still looked great. After taking the last picture for my 7 day challenge, I put one more coat of polish on top of everything and now 3 days later, my nails still look perfect. So technically this nail polish can last more than 7 days if you touch it up, which is more than I can say about most other nail polishes. I am extremely impressed with this nail polish!

In select stores now, you’ll find 15 shades of the new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss. Expect to see an additional 30 shades in January 2013.

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss will be available at mass-market retail outlets nationwide beginning in November 2012. For more information go to

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My thoughts and opinions are my own, regardless of monetary compensation.
My opinion is that COVERGIRL is awesome.