Feature Fridays: Work From Home 5-Minute Makeup

Who else is feeling cute but lazy when working from home???

On today’s Feature Friday, I’m sharing with you 3 products I’ve been using recently to look cute for those Work from Home Video Calls, but simple enough where it only takes me 5 minutes to put it on every morning. Shoutout to these products for being multi-functional!!

  • Laneige Makeup Serum
  • Fenty Beauty Metal Lipstick in Parka Princess
  • Benefits Cosmetics Benetint in Rose

To start, I like to use the Laneige Makeup Serum to get a nice glowy base. This serum feels really hydrating and tacky enough where I feel like it would definitely be a great primer. The serum itself has tiny little pink flecks that I find really unique and interesting. I don’t feel the flecks when I put the serum on, but it definitely really gives off those “glow from within” vibes.

Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum

While letting the serum sink in, I start working on my eyes. Fenty Beauty has come out with 3 Eye-Lip Crayon sets (no longer available), which are perfect for keeping your makeup routine simple and minimal.

I’ve really been into Parka Princess, which is a light pink/rose metallic shade. It pops up enough on my eyes to give it a pretty glow, but subtle enough where I don’t look like I’m wearing glitter on my eyes. I like to apply this cream product by rubbing the crayon onto my eyelids and then blend it out with my fingers.

Because of how light and shimmery it is, I also like to apply this to my cheeks as highlight. My skin has pink undertones so applying this as a highlight on my cheekbones gives it a very simple “glow within” on top of the Laneige glowy serum.

Fenty Beauty Eye-Lip Crayon Parka Princess (Middle)

The last product I use is Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek + Lip Stain in Rose. This product, like the Fenty Beauty Eye-Lip Crayon, is multifunctional and I like to use this as a blush and lip tint. It is very pigmented so I really only use 1-2 of drops for each of my cheeks and then blend it out with my fingers.

As a lip tint, this is perfect for a subtle red/pink pop of color on the lip without putting on a bright red lip. Similar to the blush, it gives off a nice rosy tint on my lips. My favorite part of using Benetint is that it doesn’t dry out my lips.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint
Cheek + Lip Stain

Xoxo, Chrissie Carly

So tell me, do you have a 5 minute get ready makeup look? What are some items you’ve been using as a multifunctional product?

Feature Fridays

DIY Home Offices
Living in a NYC condo with my parents and sister means that there is definitely not a place where I can have my home office. My mom, sister, and I usually work at the dining room table, but what’s a girl to do if she wants her own space??

Please, step into my office!

This DIY office is built from a yoga mat, cushions, two wooden stools, and a wooden board. Creative, right? I created this office in the corner of my room and I have to say myself…it’s quite efficient and I’m really loving it.

Sidenote: this also turns into a mini DIY church on Sundays!

Vanderpump Rules & Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Anyone who knows me knows that I love reality tv. There is nothing better on a Friday night to settle in bed with a glass of wine and catching up on the newest episodes of Vanderpump Rules and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Ohh…the drama!

Fuzzy Socks
To all my fellow friends whose feet are always cold, you can probably relate to this one! My condo has hardwood floors all throughout and while it is much easier to clean the floors, my feet are constantly cold. Fuzzy socks are such a vibe (and mood!) and nothing beats that warm cozy feeling of putting on your favorite pair of fuzzy socks and just sitting back and relaxing.

Xoxo, Chrissie Carly

Feature Fridays

Welcome to our first Feature Friday series, a series where I share with you some new weekly favorites that have made me smile throughout the week!

Zodiac Animals
Continuing with the Chinese New Year theme, Zodiac animals play a huge role in the lunar calendar. The concept is very similar to our Zodiac signs, except this time we’re talking about animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,  Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The story of the Zodiac Animals goes that a race was organized by the Jade Emperor and the order of the animals were determined by the order of who crossed the finished line. There are many versions to this story, but this one is my favorite!

Fun Fact: I’m the Year of the Rooster!
Source: Travel China Guide

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice
This drink is certainly not new on the Starbucks menu, but is my classic go to winter drink. This drink is literally tastes like liquified apple pie and always satisfies my sweet tooth. The sweetness paired with the tartness of the apple is absolutely scrumptious and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs their sugar fix for the day.

Kumquat Lemon Bubble Tea
This citrusy but sweet drink is the most heartwarming drink on a gloomy day. Kumquat and lemon are both tart fruits, but mixed in with some honey and simple syrup – this makes such a great combination for a hot drink. Kumquat is also high in Vitamin C, so it’s a scrumptious and nutritious drink all in one! Yum!! My favorite place to visit to get this drink is Vivi’s Bubble Tea. It does also help that this place is all decked out in pink!

Kumquat picture source

Xoxo, Chrissie Carly

What made you smile this week?
Have you tried any of the above drinks? What do you think?

P.S. I’ll be in Ottawa this weekend so follow me on Instagram to follow my adventures and feel free to recommend me some of your favorite places to visit!