Thursday, May 14, 2015

My Nighttime Makeup Removal Routine

hi Beauties! 

Hope that everyone is enjoying this gorgeous springtime weather! :) 
I'd like to start off by apologizing for being so mia the last few weeks, this pregnancy is really kicking my booty! 

Considering that sleep has become my middle name since becoming pregnant, I figured there was no better time than now to share a little secret with you all....

I sleep NAKED.

That's right beauties, not a single stitch of makeup touches this girl's feather pillow at night! 

Recently I was presented with the exciting opportunity to partner with Swisspers for their #SleepNaked campaign and National Sleep Naked Night Socialthon.

Ladies, there are SO many benefits to sleeping "naked" aka. sans makeup. Removing makeup properly at night greatly reduces the risk of acne vulgaris, blackheads, wrinkles, clogged pores, dirty pillowcases and regret. No, seriously.
So today I wanted to share something a little different with ya'll. Rather than showing you how I apply my makeup in the morning, I'm going to share how I remove it all each night! 

So ladies, let's take it all off ;) 

My Nighttime Makeup Removal Routine

Step 1 :

Pull that hair back! 

I like to use a no-tug hair tie and pile my hair into some sort of bun on top of my head.
(My husband calls it "the croissant bun"... yes, my hair ends up like this so often that the hairstyle has earned its own name around here lol) 

Step 2 : 

Open your awesome pack of Swisspers cotton rounds.. how fun and sexy is this new packaging?! 
Apply a dime sized amount of makeup remover to your Swisspers cotton round (make sure it's eye safe!) and GENTLY remove makeup from your eye lids and surrounding area. I like to use Paula's Choice Gentle Makeup Remover for this step. Always keep in mind that the skin around the eye is some of the thinnest on your body, so be very delicate.

Step 3 : 

Apply a quarter sized amount of makeup remover or cleanser to a fresh new Swisspers cotton round and use it to gently remove the makeup from the rest of your face. I like to use Paula's Choice Gentle Makeup Remover in the warmer months, and Ponds Cold Cream in the winter.

Step 4 : 

 If it's been a super long night, there might not be a step 4 in my routine ;) but typically I will follow up with a gentle cleanser all over my face, which I rinse with warm water and pat dry. For this final step, I like to use Cetaphil's Daily Facial Cleanser for normal to oily skin.

Step 5 : 

Crawl into those cool sheets and let your fresh, naked and SAFE face hit the pillow! aaah doesn't it just feel so much better?!

good night. 

Join me on Sunday May 17,  7-10 pm est for @Swisspers National #SleepNaked Night Socialthon on Twitter!
 I will be joining Scheana Shay of Vanderpump Rules, and a panel of fabulous beauty bloggers to answer YOUR beauty questions! You'll have the chance to win free samples, prizes, and more!
Want your beauty question answered LIVE during the tweetathon?
Tweet your question directly to me @bentleyblonde 
or Submit your question here by 5/15:

And for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card, show Swissper's how YOU #SleepNaked! Share a makeup-free selfie on Twitter or Instagram w/ the hashtag #SleepNaked anytime from 5/11-6/20.

Can't wait to see you guys NAKED on twitter on 5/17! ;) 

ftc: this post is sponsored by Swisspers. However, all opinions on this blog are my own. I never endorse companies that I don't personally use myself.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

NEW Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick Swatches & Review!

Happy Valentines Day Beauties! 

I'm currently OBSESSED with these amazing New Moisture Matte Lipsticks from Milani Cosmetics! 
All 8 Gorgeous shades are NEW for Spring 2015, and available now at drugstores nationwide.
I shared a full review along with lip swatches of all 8 colors over on my Youtube channel, dont miss it! HERE .

Which color is YOUR favorite?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

MAC Cinderella Collection for Spring 2015

Hello Beauties!! 
.. & fellow Disney addicts! ;) 

As if the 2015 theatrical release of Disney's live action Cinderella wasn't thrilling enough, MAC Cosmetics has announced an entire limited edition Cinderella Collection!.. squeeee! :D

AVAILABLE  February 26, 2015 online at, March 5, 2015 at select MAC locations in North America, March 2015 at select International locations

Here's a Sneak Peek, courtesy of the ever fabulous Temptalia!

Lipstick $17.50 US (Limited Edition)
  • Free as a Butterfly   Semi Sheer Golden Nude (Lustre)
  • Royal Ball   Fleshy Pink (Lustre)

Lipglass $16.50 US (Limited Edition)
  • Happily Ever After    Cool Milky Pink with Bluish Pearl
  • Glass Slipper    Light Milky Pink with Pinkish Pearl

Eyeshadow (Stroke of Midnight Palette) $44.00 US (Limited Edition)
  • Phloof!   Frosted off white (Frost)
  • Quarry   Soft Muted Plum Brown (Matte)
  • Omega   Soft Muted Beige Taupe (Matte)
  • Vapour   Peach Pink with Violet Pearl (Velvet)
  • Stroke of Midnight   Black Plum with Sparkle Pearl (Velvet)
  • Satin Taupe   Taupe with Silver Shimmer (Frost)

MAC Studio Eye Gloss $23.00 US (Limited Edition)
  • Lightly Tauped   Light Beige Gloss with Pearl
  • Pearl Varnish   White Gloss with Pearl

Fluidline $17.50 US (Limited Edition)
  • Little Black Bow   Gray with Silver Pearl
  • Macroviolet   Deep Smoked Violet with Red Pearl

Iridiescent Pressed Powder $28.00 US (Limited Edition)
  • Coupe d'Chic   Light Golden Peach with Gold Shimmer

Glitter $23.00 (Limited Edition)
  • Reflects Pearl   Fine White Glitter with Pearl Sheen

Pigment $24.00 US (Limited Edition)
  • Evil Stepmother   Black Plum with Plum Pearl
  • Pretty it Up   Olive with Pearlized Pigments

Beauty Powder $28.00 US (Limited Edition)
  • Mystery Princess   Pink Beige with Silver Shimmer (Matte)

Whose else is super excited for MAC Cinderella ?!? 
The lipsticks look like MUST Haves for me! <3
What will you be picking up?

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Best of Beauty 2014 | BentleyBlonde

Happy 2015 Beauties.

I hope that you enjoy my New "Best of Beauty 2014" video! 
I share all of my favorite products from the past year, including, foundation, concealer, mascara, lipstick & more! :) 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Friday, January 9, 2015

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass Sneak Peek & Swatch!

Oh yes, beauties.
THIS. is. happening. <3

Miley Cyrus is officially the newest face of MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam campaign, 
debuting with a brand new hot pink lipstick & lipglass!

Every penny generated from the sale of  #VIVAGLAM products goes toward helping men/women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Here's a Sneak Peek of MAC VIVA GLAM Miley Lipstick & Lipglass:

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick $16 us/ $19 cdn (LE)
(hot pink amplified)

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass $15 us/$18 cdn (LE)
(hot pink with sparkling pearl)

Swatch of MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass, via Temptalia -- shes amazing! check her out :) 

Both the lipstick & gloss will be available online/in stores on Jan 22, 2015 in the US & Feb 12, 2015 internationally.

So tell me, will YOU be picking up the new MAC VIVA GLAM MILEY ?? 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

House Tour (Updated!) Holiday Home Decor | BentleyBlonde

Eek!! The Holidays are finally here :D
 Christmas is hands down my favorite time of the year, and im so excited to share our decorated home with ya'll!
We have been in our new house for a little over a year now, so quite a few of our projects are still "a work in progress" so to speak.. but I did want to show you the furniture that I've refinished this year! and some of the new decor we've added throughout the house.

To see our FULL House Tour, including where everything shown is from, please watch my Youtube "House Tour" video HERE: Updated House Tour

I hope that you can draw some inspiration and ideas from my photos! Enjoy :) 

(I will have a Tutorial on how I refinished this gorgeous french provincial dresser in an upcoming blog post here! Be sure to follow my blog so you don't miss it!) 

(I also have an upcoming tutorial on how I refinished our coffee table! stay tuned!) 

Murray Feiss Chateau Collection Chandelier from

(Tutorial coming soon!) 

Leave me some love in the comments! :) 

Merry Christmas To All & to all a Good Night! 

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