If you have followed me for a long, long time, you know I was obsessed with watching makeup tutorials and spent a ridic amount of money at Ulta and Sephora. Within the last few years (really since I left my 9-5) I have scaled back in a big way with my makeup and what I wear on an everyday basis. 

I've said farewell to full coverage foundation and love a good tinted moisturizer, bronzer (of course), and mascara! My friend Kristen who sells R+F introduced me to the Radiant Defense tinted moisturizer and I fell in love! I was surprised actually. I love my IT Cosmetics CC cream but lately, I feel like it's been too thick for me. I use a very, very small amount but it still felt heavy on the skin and lately my skin has been breaking out so I def need light coverage. She gave me two colors to try and I've been wearing it for a week and I'm truly obsessed. 

But enough talking...let's get into the tutorial...

Radiant Defense //
I used beige for my face and shell to spot conceal and sometimes use under my eyes as concealer. This tinted moisturizer is super lightweight and thin and doesn't cling to dry patches but also doesn't get shiny throughout the day which is so impressive with a lightweight tinted moisturizer.
BONUS! It has SPF 30!  

Under Eye Concealer  //
I just picked up this under eye concealer randomly because it has SPF. I'm not going to lie, this isn't the greatest, but for a quick look that you don't need to hide a lot of dark circles it works! I would recommend tarte shape tape, that stuff is the jam!!

Bronzer //
I usually use the R+F bronzer but it's a lose powder and I didn't want it to spill on me during this quick tutorial so I used physicians formula bronze bootser  with a little milani bronzer in glow.

Blush //
I am obsessed with this blush. It's the perfect everyday blush for a sun-kissed look plus it's a dupe for NARS! 

Mascara //
I've been loving this combo or everyday, loreal mascara primer with the loreal telescopic mascara. If I want more volume I will add the lash paradise for more thickness! I didn't do magnetic lashes but you can see my video here to learn how to apply them!

All my brush are a mix of bare minerals, real techniques or elf

Let me know your fave tinted moisturizer, I'm always looking to try something new!

Until the next time,
Well this has been a long time coming. For those of you who know me personally, you know I've been wanting to start a YouTube channel for y-e-a-r-s...like 10 years and I've always been to scared to do it. 

A few years ago I met this recent college grad at a creative meet-up and we bonded over .... wait for it ... BIG BROTHER! lol. We both did our "Hi Julie" impressions and our personalities just clicked. She had a YouTube channel and I was so impressed with her go-getter personality and so jealous that she had a channel and was going for it and didn't care what people thought! At that time I was in my groove of wedding planning and was really checking off so many big goals I had at that time and I was nervous to put myself out there in a different way. I felt like everyone would be like WTH is she doing? Isn't she a wedding planner? Or people from high school would judge me. So over the years Madison and I kept in touch even when she moved to Australia and her videos kept getting better and better. I was so excited and happy for her and living through her videos, you guys have to check them out! She would always encourage me to start my channel so when I finally did, I immediately texted her to let her know and ask her some technical advice - of course! To be able to text someone who knew for the last 4 years I've wanted to start a channel and someone I looked up too in the YouTube community that I finally did it, I couldn't wait to share with her!

The reason why I am telling you this is sometimes people look up to celebs or influencers and want something that may or may not be achievable in the moment and I was looking up to this 23 yo girl who was literally living her dreams and I was incredibly inspired. Even to this day, people ask me if it was scary to leave my job, if it was terrifying to leave an industry I worked so hard to be in to venture into the unknown and while yes, it was both scary and terrifying what is more terrifying is not living life out of fear. Not doing what you want to do because you're scared to be judged. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement from so many to have helped me check off a HUGE goal of mine and excited to see where it takes me!

It might be Friday but I like to set myself up for success over the weekend. Many successful entrepreneurs do not start a brand new routine on Monday, they start on Saturday or Sunday so you can get into the groove before your week starts! So I've teamed up with my hubs to share our 6 top tips to get yourself motivated to be successful next week! 

Leave a comment with your tips, we always want to try something new!!

Until the next time...

You guys, how do I already have a 6 month old? Time is flying by and I wish I could freeze time for a
moment because Banks is growing and changing everyday, its insane! Many of you have asked how I handle my biz with a baby and I'll say its been a learning experience for sure however I thought it might be fun to give you a glimpse into our new morning routine as we are out of the "no sleep" newborn phase and have settled into a pretty good sleep schedule with him. 

Banks usually wakes up around 7:00 am - 7:30 am and I'll admit a few months ago I was getting up the second I heard him over the monitor. I would try to rush around to get myself semi-together before I went to get him and after a few weeks of that I realized if I was rushing in the morning, my whole day would feel chaotic. I just felt behind and a mess all day plus to truly believe its important to take even 10 minutes for yourself to feel ready to tackle the day! 

Lately, Todd and I have really focused on working out in the morning even if its for 10 minutes which means we need to wake up before Banks to really have some undivided time to break a sweat! 

6:45 am // Alarm goes off! 
We try, try, try to wake up and not hit snooze but ugh, it just seems so early! We get up and pop on some workout clothes and start a YouTube workout with Fitness Blender in our bedroom. I personally do not like going to the gym alone so it's been fun to hold each other accountable and do a 30 minute workout in our bedroom. I highly recommend Fitness Blender, you don't need any equipment and they have levels for any stage you are at. Clearly, I started with beginner post baby! 

7:15 am // Brush your teeth and lets go!

We are typically done with our workout and Todd hops in the shower for the day but I get myself ready quickly and go get Banks. I use some witch hazel to clean my skin after the workout and brush my teeth. 

By now, you have heard my rave about my new Smile Brilliant cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush all over instastories! I've been known to just to go the store and pickup a battery operated tooth brush and call it a day. To be honest, I am slightly terrified of the dentist so I've always wanted to invest in a good toothbrush but omg typically they are so expensive! Y'all know I am a coffee drinker and diet coke addict so I need something that will help protect and clean my teeth and let me tell you guys, I have a seen a major change in my teeth but mainly in my gums since using the cariPRO! And BONUS, it is WAY MORE AFFORDABLE and comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty!

This toothbrush has 5 brush modes and as someone who always uses a soft toothbrush this was extremely appealing to me. The modes are clean, white, massage, gum care and sensitive and I use all of them on any given day! For those of you out there with sensitive teeth and gums, the clean setting you might be nervous about but it is so gentle yet effective! I have sensitive gums and I use this setting everyday! The brush helps guide you to ensure you are getting your full 2 minutes by pulsing to let you know its time to move to a different section. Plus the battery on this baby is incredible! I charged it up the night before we left for OBX and it lasted our whole trip without being charged. As someone who travels frequently, that is always important to me in a toothbrush. I can't get down with a manual toothbrush so the fact that this is electric and can hold a charge for 30 days is a game changer for me. 

With all the coffee I drink, I am obsessed with the white mode too. I typically start with the clean mode and end with the white mode. This is no joke, you can truly see a difference in just one day after using the white mode. Even Todd noticed a difference and he never notices things like that! He was so convinced he started using the extra brush that came with the kit. 

This brush states that it improves gum health in just 2 weeks and I can confirm that is so true! My gums are very sensitive and I've noticed that they are much stronger than before and even feel better...it's hard to explain but I notice an overall improvement and my gums are definitely an area I am sensitive about.

Can you tell how obsessed I am with this product?? Well good news for you, I am SO EXCITED to announce I have partnered up with Smile Brilliant to giveaway one electric toothbrush to you guys!! I just know you will absolutely love this product as much as I do! If you need more info, I would encourage you to check out the FAQs!


Register here to potentially win a free cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush! Or you can get 20% off here using code: brittanycollier20

I absolutely know you will love it as much as I do and when you register for the giveaway or decide to purchase using the 20% off discount, make sure to let me know via instastories by tagging me and tagging Smile Brilliant at @smilebrilliant and using the hashtag #smilefearlessly!! We can't wait to see your posts!

7:30 am //
I get Banks out of his room and head downstairs to feed him, I drink all the coffee and we play until he goes down for his first nap.

9:00 am //
While B naps, I take a shower and get dressed and usually do my 10 minute cleanup in our bedroom and do laundry. OMG, the amount of laundry you have with a baby is wild! Moms, you know what I'm talking about!

Hop over to my instastories as I normally share a lot of our routine with B and I can't wait to see who wins the giveaway!!

Until the next time...

Ok Brittany, let's not be dramatic, I didn't get rid of everything but I got rid of 90% of my makeup. Why? Well I simply just don't wear as much lately. Over the last few years I just haven't been been into wearing eyeshadow anymore. I'm not sure what changed but it could be the fact, I just don't love sitting in front of the mirror experimenting as much with makeup as I did before.  

Keep in mind, makeup does go bad so all the eyeshadows I got from Mac years ago needed to go to begin with. I also decided to get rid of almost all of my foundations except my IT Cosmetics CC Cream and my Bare Minerals Matte / Bare Minerals Ready Foundations (I actually don't think they even make the "Ready" line anymore!).

These days I like to keep my makeup really simple:

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer 
(mainly for under eyes but will use for spots if needed)
*not pictured because I ran out (sigh...)

To see it all in action check out my latest video! Come hangout with me for the day for a little makeup get ready with me and snow day vlog! :) 

Until the next time...

New year, new you? Well in my case, new year, old me! While a lot has changed in my life (moved into our new home waaaay out in the 'burbs and had our baby boy) but I'm still the same Brittany. In fact, I have become more like the old Brittany you might have known in high school or college. A #YOLO, carefree, no filter kinda Brittany. 

This year I have made the decision to let go of any fears or insecurities I've had in the past and just go for it. It wasn't that long ago when I was at my 9-5 doing whatever it would take to "make it" and work for myself. I didn't care what people thought; I had one goal, one mission and nothing was going to stop me. It wasn't until I "made it" and started second guessing everything. Well, farewell to that Brittany, she is gone. 

2019 is the year of doing, the year of living, the year of not giving an F. lol. So what does that mean exactly?

  • blog more. I will make no promises, no plans, no schedule. I love to write...correction: I love to write how I talk IRL. Do I proof read every post? No, but that's OK with me. I love to share content and I love to connect with you guys through blogging.

  • just start that damn YouTube channel. Guys, I have literally wanted to start a YT channel since 2008. That's a loooonnngggg ass time to not start something you've been wanting to do. And why? Honestly, because I was scared. I was scared to be judged, I was scared of people writing mean comments, I wanted to lose more weight....whatever. I could give 100 excuses but I don't care about any of that anymore...so here we go! Make sure to subscribe and I'll love ya forever!

  • say "whatever" to the mommy shamers. One of the reasons I didn't want to share anything about Banks was because moms can be soooooo dammmnnn judgey! You'll hear everyone say it but I never really understood until I had a baby but ALL BABIES ARE DIFFERENT. What works for me may or may not work for you but I would have never made it through these months without my posse of moms (aka all my friends and family). The advice and suggestions (when asked) have been a life saver. So yes, I will share baby/mommy content but only to hope to help another fellow mom out there too, clearly not because I know it all because I def don't!

  • take risks on instagram. That kinda sounds weird saying out loud but most people just play it safe. They think about what the audience wants to see, what will get the most likes or comments and post that. I am totally guilty of that. But this year I've decided to try new things (aka more selfies because...well why the hell not?!). I want to share more of my real life not images that look nice or fit with my theme. I am literally laughing out loud just typing that because I can't believe I ever did that before LOL! 
Basically at the end of this year, I want to look back and say "wow, I did everything I wanted to do. I tried everything I was too scared to before. I stepped outside my comfort zone and maybe it worked maybe it didn't but at least I tried. This year I was not scared to fail. I was not scared to look dumb. I just did what I wanted to do!"

So whose with me?! Let's take more risks and pave our way in 2019!

Until the next time...