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Heellllo lovelies. 
TGIF am I right? RIGHT. Nevermind that I don’t feel so swell this morning, that is neither here nor there.
Remember this girl? 
Pshhh, that was a ridiculous question. Anyhoo, her skin always be FLAWLESS and those cheeks, that shimmer to DIE for! So I made it my pesonal mission to attain her cheeky glow. And because I love you all, I feel you need to be aware as well. 
Blog friends, meet Benefit High Beam.  Ta da… miracle in a bottle. 
Moral of the story is benefit high beam+smashbox shimmer+nars orgasm blush= ‘oh my goodness you are Carrie Underwood’ cheeks. 😉 
Have a great weekend beauties! 

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  1. mrs.mfc says:

    Love that combo! Looks great 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Sassy says:

    I love High Beam! And a bottle lasts for-freakin'-ever. I'm actually kind of scared to think how long I've had mine. Good stuff. 🙂

    P.S.- Totes got Essie French Affair on my nails today and thought of yooooou.


  3. im afraid to show the world my "oh shit i had a rough night" morning face. you make it look fab though

    this shimmer stuff looks awesome and I would most likely never tell people…and use your excuse "im always this sparkly!"

    your gorg

    have a fabulous weekend 🙂


  4. Susan says:

    lovely! You found the secret. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Raquel says:

    I have this stuff and it's amaazziiingggg! Love it love it love it

  6. Lindsey says:

    This video made me so happy, you are so cute and I need the shimmer stat.

    More importantly … I can't believe you went out last night, woke up, showered, put make up on and did your hair. Seriously. Do you know what I do when I go out the night before? Wake-up, douse myself with VS body spray to mask the stale smoke stank, put make up on in the car and finish at my desk and chug gatorade. You make me proud.

  7. Lindsey says:

    oh and who am I kidding … I do that every day minus the stale smoke stank part.

  8. I absolutely *love* high beam, and really anything by benefit! looking gorg as always, have a wonderful weekend!


  9. I use all those plus Shell Cream Blush by MAC you should try that one it's amazing!

  10. safire says:

    Amazing! It would be hard to pick my favorite make-up product but it would have to be my black eyeliner from Anna Sui 🙂

  11. English says:

    I am OBSESSED with this stuff. Benefit can do no wrong in my opinion.

  12. French Lover says:

    I love that you love makeup as much as I do !! And the beautiful Carrie, too 😀

    I love highlighters & I would definitely recommend the Nars multiple in Copacabana. It's kind of like High Beam but it's a stick and it's creamy but it leaves a powdery finish once it's blended. The highlight it gives is perfect : not too shimmery, not too light. I LOOOOVE it !! Plus it's so convenient for traveling ! J'adore !!

    Bisous !!

  13. Sasha says:

    I have a bottle and have never tried it… but now I will! Thanks for the tips!

  14. Katie says:

    I have been using High Beam for a while now and love it just as much as day 1 🙂 It is the perfect look fab with it on! I sometimes put some on my eyelids too!

  15. Annie says:

    Seriously your vlog is too cute. You should do more of those – they help us non beauty professionals!

    I have some highlighting makeup from clinique that gives the same shine – love it. I think you just inspired me to pull it back out for the summer!

  16. Shalyn says:

    Shoooooooooooot girl.

    I want some! 🙂

    I wonder what would happen if I put it on my other cheeks…could be a new thing ya know? 😉

    Gorgeous as always.

  17. Delaney says:

    I've had this stuff for years! I love it! You can also use it on your eyes to make your shadows stick better 🙂

  18. nars albatross is good as well as the nars multiple that someone mentioned above. also, mac makes a great shimmer setting powder to put all over- makes for glowy skin in pictures!

  19. I love that combo! Been wearing both for years! Looks great on you, just like Carrie 🙂

  20. Holly says:

    Gorgeous!! I love slightly pink shimmery cheeks, I may try this 🙂 Happy Friday!

  21. I just watched this at work and it made my day. I want to buy every single one of these products. AND you are SO TAN- jealous!!

  22. Hailey says:

    I use those products :)!! I also have the moon beam which i like to use sometimes as well!

  23. LOVE!! I will have to try that. I use Benetint b/c I love how it doesn't really wear off like other blushes. I will have to give this a go! Gorgeous. I LOVE your blog btw!!

  24. Maura says:

    omg you are too cute! and agreed on high beam! benefit stuff is amazing

  25. That's it … done and done. I'm getting it. I'd bet my life Sephora carries it, but wonder if I can get it at Ulta with one of my 20% off coupons?!

  26. Kelsey says:

    your adorable! and you couldn't even tell you went outlast night! love the little tutorial thanks!

  27. I love high beam! Have your tried benefit pearl?

  28. looks so good! someone gave me a bottle of that and i have never really known exactly how / where to use it, so thanks for the tip!

  29. melissa says:

    How cute are you?!?! I'm serious about this gig with a magazine. I'm thinking a beauty feature in the print magazine and videos on their website. Because seriously, you are too cute on video.

    And I love today's tip. So simple even I could pull it off. And that's saying something!

    Have a great weekend! xoxo

  30. Lauren says:

    Video was too cute! You are a pro at this! 🙂

  31. In college, I used to wear Benefit all the time. Except I had the yellow. Moon Bean, maybe?

    You've reminded me. Now I have to get some.

    Ummm, so when are you going to come to Memphis and teach me how to poof?!?!? This homegirl has a lot of hair, but since it's so fine, it makes it thin really. I NEED a poof:)

  32. Traci says:

    I've never tried high beam, but i will now! 🙂 Too cute!
    Your eyeshadow looks gorgeous too!

  33. kristen says:

    Hi remember me?! Im your best friend!! I need you in Texas asap!

  34. Magan says:

    Love this and love CU! Looks like I'm going shopping for new cosmetics!

  35. gadabout says:

    love this!! the second to last picture really makes me want to run out and buy a bottle right now! have you tried benefit's eye bright??

  36. Oh my gosh girl, REALLY? You are Carrie Underwoods little sister…just sayin

  37. Mari says:

    Loving the product! It looks amazing

  38. Ally Garner says:

    I'm a new follower & just wanted to say how much i love your tutorial videos & images. High beam is on my "get list" now. Thank you!

  39. Caitlin C. says:

    I love High Beam!! I discovered it a few years ago and have considered it my "secret weapon" ever since. It's a supermodel in a bottle.

  40. This product looks fab! Definitely need to make a trip to sephora to check it out.


  41. LOVE the high beam! It's always a good idea to have a "cheeky glow" 🙂

  42. Samantha says:

    Love the Cheeky Glow 🙂

  43. Leanna Vera says:

    I'm going to have to try this out!

  44. Leanna Vera says:

    I'm going to have to try this out!

  45. She speaks says:

    I have no idea how I got here- but I am in love with your bloggity! You are ridiculously cute and love your tutorials. My parents live in Lex…amazing city! Until next time- I'm off to get High Beam!

  46. Katie says:

    Love it! Question: What kind of foundation do you use?

  47. That looks amazing!!! I cannot wait to try it!

  48. Ashley says:

    Looks great! I'm going to have to try it!

    Also, thanks for posting the side bun vlog. I tried it after your picture post the other day and it was…disastrous, so I'm going to try the other way!

  49. Kori Donahue says:

    I used to use this a lot and forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder honey! Kori xoxo

  50. Tricia says:

    Thanks for sharing this little gem. I'm definitely going to try this. And I love the idea of a morning video. 🙂

  51. Jenn says:

    I tried the Benefit today!! And I love it!! I went to sephora and they hooked me up!!

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