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You know what really calms me down?  Making lists.  And not even To-Do lists or Wish Lists… sometimes that’s too mch thinking.  When I’m feeling really overwhelmed, sometimes it helps calm me down to just make a list of my favorite routines.  Weird, I know.  But whatever works, right?

One of my favorite routines is putting on makeup in the morning.  It’s taken me years to find products that I can really trust to look good, and although I still experiment occasionally, the steps have been the same for years.

The Amateur Librarian // Routines

That list looks like this…

clip up hair



cream powder


eye shadow




I’m feeling more calm already.

In case you’re interested, here’s a pic of my current favorite products:

The Amateur Librarian // Routines

1. Moisturizer – Cerave AM

(not pictured) Burt’s Bees chapstick

2. Foundation – Clinique Acne Solutions liquid foundation

3. Cream Powder – Too Faced Flawless Foundation with SPF (in Warm Vanilla)

4. Blush – Too Faced bronzer (in Snow Bunny)

5. Eye shadow – Clinique (I use the Lucky Penny and Dark Plum shades the most often)

6 Eye liner – Maybelline Define a Line eye liner

7 Mascara – Maybelline Great Lash or L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes (not pictured, but a frequent pick if it’s on sale)

8 Lipstick – Clinque Almost Lipstick (in Black Honey) or Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick (in Pink in the Afternoon)

(Somehow I’ve collected quite a few eyeliners… I keep them in a tin that used to hold chocolates.  Cute storage makes everything better!)

The Amateur Librarian // Routines

2 thoughts on “Routines

  1. I love that eyeshadow! It is my favorite from the Clinique line.

    Wish we could buy makeup and shop!! One of my many favorite past times with you.


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