My Weekend Beauty Breakdown

{1966 Max Factor ad via.} 
Doesn’t this look like a makeup look you’d see in the pages of a current magazine for the summer?! I just love looking through vintage makeup ads to see how makeup trends always circle back around.
It’s the weekend ladies!!  And there are sooo many products I’m dying to get my hands on after reading through some of my April fashion magazines (oh, did you check this months Atlanta Magazine issue out btw??) and browsing some of my favorite blogs.  Without further delay, here is my Personal Weekend Beauty Breakdown with new products to snag and links to follow:

1.  Anna over at FashBoulevard is one of my favorite sites to check out for celeb fashions and accessory trends.  Anna is a southern belle like myself (even though she lives out in California), and her blog is always a bright and shiny treat to check out.  If you have medium to long hair like me, then you will want to check out all of her spring hair style ideas.

{Free People scalloped black short, $88}

2.  I used to work on the wholesale end of the Free People brand 10 years ago (little tidbit background info on moi!), and have been obsessed with their bohemian chic look ever since.  I am not a huge fan of shorts, but hopefully once my insane 60 days of Insanity is over, I’ll be a big fan because my legs will look awesome and toned!  I want  to treat myself to these girly scalloped shorts from Free People and totally wear them with a roughed up jean vest as shown. So cool and easy to pull off.
{Sonia Kashuk Complexion Perfector Dual Ended Foundation Brush & Sponge, $19}
3.  This puppy would be the answer to my foundation dreams!! It’s got a foundation brush tool with an easy to reach smaller areas pointed sponge tip ALL IN ONE!!  This is one of those “ah-ha” products I wish I’d thought of and produced, kinda like the Spanx idea – darn.
{Model Gina Lapinta for Nars Summer 2012 collection}
4.  Y’all know how much I love Nars products and his Summer collection does not look like it will disappoint.  You can check out Karen over at the MakeupandBeautyblog and her swatches of some of these brand new products, and she says she will have more to come!  The Ramatuelle trio eyeshadow looks so beachy and shimmery but totally wearable for every skin tone.  If you’re ever looking for a swatch of a brand new beauty product or polish from any company, this lady is going to have it for you to check out before you buy it!
{My go-to nude gloss that works every time – Becca Glossy lip tint in “Caipirinha”}
5.  This isn’t anything new, as I’ve been wearing this color for over 2 years now, but it’s time to reorder a new tube!  If you love lip gloss, and you love being able to keep a color in your purse that is guaranteed to look good with whatever you have on, and be just a hint of color, then you need this gloss, $23.  It’s described as the “perfect nude beige” on the Becca company website, and that is a perfect description.  
6.  Ally over at CopaceticInCarolina, is another southern belle (and fellow UGA fan!!) whose blog I can’t help but check out every week because she impresses me in many ways. From her SEC football knowledge, style, and amazing recipes, this lady covers it all! I had to share her pimento cheese post with you all as it’s a new spring/summer food obsession I have.  But low and behold when I checked her out today, her most recent blog post has her summer makeup favorites listed AND features your truly! What a pleasant surprise!!  Thanks Ally for the JSM love – I totally approve of your makeup haul and you gave me some brand new products to lust after.

It’s supposed to be beautiful and summer-like here in Georgia this weekend!!  Maybe I will just treat myself to a beauty product or two.  Do you have any must-have beauty suggestions for me or great links I should be checking out?