Friday Favorites: Beauty 2.0

Happy JUNE!!!!


Let’s be real, I already made lunches today and the kids are on their way…so, technically, I have four more days, right?!  I can see the finish line…we’re so close!!!

I’m pumped about today’s post because after last month’s beauty post with NORDSTROM, they asked me to do another one and this time, I found the perfect foundation for summer.  The one I used to use is not available any longer, so I set out to find a new fave…and you’re going to love it.  So, let’s not waste any more time…as always, I’m linking up with my girls  AndreaErika and Narci and sharing some with you today.  I’m so happy that it’s FRI-YAY!

At the beginning of May, I shared with you guys my favorite summer beauty products/waterproof makeup and SPF from Nordstrom

In that post, I said I would apply all of this stuff and then take a pic so that you see how it doesn’t run all over my face when I’m in the pool.  I don’t wear a lot of makeup in the summer, but thanks to the heat, humidity and my daily dips in the pool, I need stuff that holds up.  Ready?  Here is my uber glamorous “after” pic…

Hahahahahaha!  I mean…it gets the job done though, right?  I put on the waterproof products, swam with my kids and then took an awkward selfie. Please note, mascara and eyeliner not running down my face.  #winning

Once again, here is what I love…this eyeliner (I have always used the Cafe color but just recently bought Azure because it looks like summer) and the waterproof mascara, so this year, I added a waterproof brow set (in toasted blonde) and a lip stain and lip/cheek combo thing.  I’ve also been using this the lip/cheek combo thing that isn’t waterproof, but the reviews were so good that I tried it and it’s the perfect little finisher to my summer routine.  It works on both lips and cheeks for just the right amount of color.

In that post, I referenced this pic…

…which leads me to FAVORITE #2 this week…

I went to Nordstrom on a Thursday morning and tested out a bunch of BB creams, tinted moisturizers and foundations for summer with a sweet lady in the beauty department.  I explained to her what I was looking for and she helped me test some until I found and fell in love with this one

…I was using a CC cream during the summer, but it’s hard to find these days and I’m out, so I found this tinted hydrating gel cream.  I’ve never really used Bare Minerals before, but it was love at first site.

I loved this one because it has SPF already built in (the more the merrier!) and the texture was like mousse…

…I can’t really explain it.  You have to feel it to believe it.  It’s not like a liquid, it’s not runny like many tinted moisturizers, it’s not thick…it’s this fluffy, mousse-like product that gives great (light) coverage and isn’t heavy and pore clogging.  (FLUFFY is really the best word to describe it!)  I’ve been wearing it for three weeks now and not looking back.  After applying my serums and moisturizers, I add my daily SPF and then this goes right on top.  I use more for days when I need extra coverage (like when I do full makeup for church) and less when I’m just at home and stuff.  The color that best matched my skin was 05 NATURAL.  Below, I added an easy little widget of all of the SPF/waterproof products from the last post

…and then here is one of all of my other favorite makeup products from Nordstrom

Another favorite this week?  Getting to hang out all week with my little girls!

Ashby and Madeley finished up Pre-K and preschool for the year, so we’ve already jumped into summer.  In case you missed it, here are their first day of school pics next to their last day pics…

…ahhhh!  Sweet Ashby!  Guys, she did AMAZING this year in Pre-K!  I was a little worried about her going in because she is naturally a little behind due to the fact that she didn’t get over here until she was already 2½.  That plus her articulation issues made me nervous for this school year…but she knocked it out of the park.  I am just so proud of her!  She just overcomes any obstacle that’s in her way!  Look out kindergarten, here she comes!

This little Miss finished up her first year of preschool and we were so proud of her too!!!  Madeley just conquered it.  She had the sweetest teachers, some great friends and a “can do” attitude all year.  I’m proud of this one too!!

On Tuesday, I shared this goodness with you…

…holy cow!  Cassie’s items from Nordstrom FLEW off the shelves this week!  I ordered two more tops on Tuesday morning and love them just as much…

Navy and white stripes?  Yes, please!

This tee also comes in two other colors.  I paired it with my shorts and sandals from Tuesday’s post…because they’re my fave 🙂 .

Hello gingham!  Oh my word!  This top is SO CUTE!!!

Look at the back!!  Adorable, right?!  It also comes in blue and white as well.  My earrings are HERE.

To see all of the looks from Cassie’s collection, scroll and click below…


And wrapping things up today…

Simple Summer Suppers

…I’ve updated my SIMPLE SUMMER SUPPERS post because IT’S JUNE!!

Some of these recipes are for the grill, some are just full of great seasonal flavors…and they’re all easy and delish.  See themHERE.

Whew!  That wraps up this week’s Friday Favorites!  I hope you guys have a great weekend!!  And if you get a chance, seriously, try out that new foundation from Nordstrom and let me know what you think.  I’m telling you…it’s fluffy 🙂 .  The beauty department at Nordstrom ROCKS!  I just love working with brands that I love so much and sharing stuff with YOU!  Happy Friday, friends!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 1, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Spending more time with your little girls sounds like the highlight of your week! 🙂 And I’m loving the summer recipes! 😀

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Taylor June 1, 2018 at 4:51 am

    I hear a lot of great things about the Bare Minerals gel cream! I recently purchased Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer and am loving it. I went hiking in the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago and that was the only beauty product I brought and it did not disappoint!
    Happy June!

  • Erika Slaughter June 1, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Happy Friday, Friend! It’s crazy how much they grow in a year without us noticing and then with this side by side-BAM!!!! Look how much they’ve grown!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams June 1, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Complexion Rescue is awesome for this time of year. I was happy for Cassie on Tuesday when I saw some of the stuff I ordered was on backorder lol. Hang in there with summer right around the corner!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Elspeth Mizner June 1, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Only a few more days left! You got this! The girls grew so much this year! So crazy!

  • Holly June 1, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Your Blue Cheese and Cranberry Pasta Salad is a favorite in my house! I just made it again last weekend for a BBQ and everyone loved it! I would love to see more of your pasta salad recipes, please!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 1, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Yes!!! I’m on it, Holly!! 🙂

  • Sheaffer Sims June 1, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Those two new tops are SO CUTE on you! And the first and last day pics are giving me all the feels. I can’t wait to see those cute faces all summer long!

  • Narci Dreffs June 1, 2018 at 6:15 am

    You always have the best beauty recommendations!! And, I can’t believe how much Madeley and Ashby have grown this year! So Sweet!!!

  • Alexis deZayas June 1, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Eeek! I ordered that gingham top in the blue and white and can’t wait for it to come in! Happy Friday Shay!

  • Tanya June 1, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Thanks for the summer make up tips! I can’t believe y’all have another week of school. We got out last week, and most Houston schools are out this week. I guess you’ll be enjoying some extra weeks in August!

  • Brooke Richardson June 1, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Looks like I need to make a trip to Nordstrom’s and try out the bare minerals complexion rescue.

  • Amy June 1, 2018 at 7:16 am

    How does the new foundation compare to the Clinique City Block? I have been using it and I know this will be a different texture?

    • Mix and Match Mama June 1, 2018 at 7:36 am

      It compliments it! The Clinique is more thick.

  • Erin Port June 1, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Love Cassie’s collection and your girls grew up so much this year. Those first day/last day pictures get me everytime!!! xoxo ERIN

  • Gardner Story June 1, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Have you ever tried Burt’s Bees lip shimmers? Feels just like non-sticky chap stick, but adds a tint of color or shimmer (depending on shade). They are also small and can fit in your pocket. I don’t wear lots of makeup, so this is the perfect touch when I want to just add a little color. 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama June 1, 2018 at 7:35 am

      I haven’t!!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World June 1, 2018 at 7:38 am

    That gingham top is darling! I may have to grab that one!!

  • Cassie [hi sugarplum] June 1, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Your girls are growing up so fast!!! And adore the new.tops on you!!! I’m thrilled you and your readers love the collection!!!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt June 1, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I love the side by side comparisons of Ashby and Madely! Enjoy your summer with them!

  • Jacki Sorrells June 1, 2018 at 8:10 am

    LOVE the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue gel. I have been using it for almost 2 years now and still love it as much as I did on day 1. For a quick out the door look, just add some Bare Minerals mineral veil over it, a touch of bronzer and/or blush (if or whichever is preferred) and a lash tint and you are good to go. Enjoy your summer with your sweet family.

  • Kristin June 1, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I’ve been using that bareMinerals stuff for years, it’s the best! I don’t like using foundation and I can get just enough coverage on days when I want to look a little more polished. Glad you found it!

  • Lauren June 1, 2018 at 9:02 am

    I have been using It Cosmetics CC cream and I’m loving it!

  • Cordelia June 1, 2018 at 9:03 am

    That bare minerals complexion rescue was on The Today Show this week as a favorite tested product!

  • Vivian G June 1, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Your eyelashes are looking great Shay! Are you still using the Neulash??

    • Mix and Match Mama June 1, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      YES!!! It’s amazing!

  • Laura June 1, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for sharing your new “fluffy” foundation with us! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Kelly Franks June 1, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I feel like everytime I go and get new beauty products you post an update the next day. LOL! Guess I’ll be heading back this weekend. I was using the TULA moisturizer but ran out and didn’t order new so I had to head and get something at the actual store. I’ve been using the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I use it all over my body and face.
    Another question, do you use powder over the bare minerals? Will you do an update on the steps you use to get everything on in the morning and night again???

    • Mix and Match Mama June 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      I still use that Bobbi Brown illuminating powder. I love that!

  • Elyse June 1, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Happy Friday! The striped tee, does it have a relaxed club fit like the caslon tees? Or more of a slim fit? Thanks 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama June 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      A more slim fit 🙂 .

  • Anna S June 1, 2018 at 10:17 am

    The littles have grown so much! Looking forward to seeing Smith and Kensington’s last day photos. Have a wonderful time at Ashby’s birthday party today. So much fun!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick June 1, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I love your beauty recs, friend!! You always find good stuff. I got the eyeliner and YSL lip gloss the other day and love them both. I may need to try the Bare Minerals too. I’m scraping the bottom of my foundation bottle right now!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Kara B June 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I love Bare Minerals gel cream. I’ve been using that exact one and just love it. It goes on so nice and it’s great coverage. It’s a favourite of mine too!

  • Katie June 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Shay! Your blog is one of my favorites! I love watching your sweet family grow. 🙂 I also love following your beauty tips and find that we enjoy a lot of the same products. Here are a few that I think you’d enjoy it if haven’t already tried them out.
    •Sol de Janerio – Brazilian Kids Lip Butter
    •Dr Jart+ – Premium BB (Beauty Balm) SPF 45
    •Laura Mercier – Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating

  • Emily June 1, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Bare Minerals. I have actually used their foundation for about 15 years. I haven’t yet tried the product you mentioned but it’s on my list.

  • Julie June 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    That gingham Top on you is perfection!!!

  • Jenny June 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Do you still use the Tula hydrating day and night cream as your summer moisturizer morning and night ?

    • Mix and Match Mama June 2, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Yes! I just love that stuff!!

  • Sarah June 2, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Hi! Love all of these recommendations!! I have the distressed denim shorts too and I’m obsessed! How do you keep them in good shape when you wash them? Mine are having trouble staying rolled at the bottom and some of the distressing is getting really distressed! Let me know!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 3, 2018 at 5:25 am

      I have washed and dried them so many times (I bought them last summer, so I’ve had them a year). When they come out of the dryer, I just fix the hem if needed. Occasionally, I’ll trim the distressing with my scissors if it gets too long as well.

  • JENNIM June 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    This is a random Apple Watch question, but does you new one have the red dot on the knob? As I am shopping for one of the new 3 series watches, it looks like it has to have the red dot if you get cellular? It doesn’t really look like yours had one, but I guess I can’t really see that part clearly. I wanted a pink sand band, so I don’t really like that red dot! Now I have a dilemma!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 3, 2018 at 5:24 am

      Yup, the 3s have red dots on the side. Mine does too!

  • Casey Mussell June 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    How do you think the bare minerals compares to the smashbox CC cream. Would you recommend one over the other? Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 3, 2018 at 5:23 am

      The Bare Minerals is lighter in texture, but I don’t think the coverage was lighter. Make sense? I love both (I truly do!), but this one has a texture that really speaks to me!

  • Katie June 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Hi! Could you recommend some longer shirts from Nordstrom? I have a long torso and everything I get seems to be too short.

  • Sara Robinson June 14, 2018 at 7:00 am

    I became obsessed with Bare Minerals last summer when I was looking for a tinted moisturizer and the natural shade is my fave too! When you get a little tan try the TAN shade – love! And I highly suggest their lip gloss in CAN’T EVEN – the perfect summer pink!