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Beauty Uniforms & How Not To Shower

We talk about our every day makeup routines and summer beauty uniforms while sipping on a favorite classic cocktail.

Moscow Mule
makes one cocktail

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz ginger beer (The Ginger People is Erica's favorite)
  • half lime squeezed
  • candied ginger peel

Combine first three ingredients over ice, give a stir. Top with candied ginger peel, this spicy variety takes it up a notch.

We share our individual beauty philosophy, what we feel our best features are and a few of our current favorite products including:

In current obsessions, Erica finally picked up these cute acrylic tumblers she's had her eye on, and Kelsey is loving her new toddler-proof outlet covers.

22 responses to “Beauty Uniforms & How Not To Shower”

  1. Please, never stop podcasting

  2. Please, never stop podcasting

  3. This made our day! Let’s shake on it 😉

  4. This made our day! Let’s shake on it 😉

  5. This is the sunscreen I’m using lately: http://www.amazon.com/Suntegrity-Skincare-Natural-Mineral-Sunscreen/dp/B007F3V7O8/ref=pd_bxgy_194_text_y . I just need a little bit. It’s not greasy and doesn’t smell like sunscreen. There’s one made for face, but I use the one for body on my face with no ill effects. Plus it’s less expensive! It’s pretty white so you want to make sure to rub it in well. One note: my husband has a short beard that doesn’t play nice with the whiteness of the sunscreen.
    I was super lucky when I was about 15. My mom’s godmother took me to “have my colors done.” This was apparently a slightly outdated 80s thing at the time, but the benefit is that I had a much better idea of what colors flattered my skin and what undertones to look for in makeup. I’m an “autumn,” which means that all the colors you might expect to see in fall flatter me. It kind of fun to wear orange and know I look awesome when most people avoid it like the plague! On the flip side, I avoid pink, which makes me look like I HAVE the plague. Having someone talk me through that stuff at such a young age was huge because I spent less time figuring it out and I loved that it was all from a perspective of confidence and empowerment rather than focused on meeting an ideal.

  6. This is the sunscreen I’m using lately: http://www.amazon.com/Suntegrity-Skincare-Natural-Mineral-Sunscreen/dp/B007F3V7O8/ref=pd_bxgy_194_text_y . I just need a little bit. It’s not greasy and doesn’t smell like sunscreen. There’s one made for face, but I use the one for body on my face with no ill effects. Plus it’s less expensive! It’s pretty white so you want to make sure to rub it in well. One note: my husband has a short beard that doesn’t play nice with the whiteness of the sunscreen.
    I was super lucky when I was about 15. My mom’s godmother took me to “have my colors done.” This was apparently a slightly outdated 80s thing at the time, but the benefit is that I had a much better idea of what colors flattered my skin and what undertones to look for in makeup. I’m an “autumn,” which means that all the colors you might expect to see in fall flatter me. It kind of fun to wear orange and know I look awesome when most people avoid it like the plague! On the flip side, I avoid pink, which makes me look like I HAVE the plague. Having someone talk me through that stuff at such a young age was huge because I spent less time figuring it out and I loved that it was all from a perspective of confidence and empowerment rather than focused on meeting an ideal.

  7. Cruelty-free sunscreen, I love it, thank you! Haha, doesn’t play well with facial hair 🙂 noted! I feel like I remember the “colors” phenomenon but yes, that does sound like great insight to get at a young age! There are so many bright/bold colors that are in right now and I’m never drawn to them and feel like I never look good in them. I’d love to know my color profile. I’m drawn to dusky rose (as I mentioned) but then also very rich colors like deep forest green and eggplant. Someone once told me I look good in purple and that’s always stuck with me. And I love that idea of finding what brings out your own beauty, not that there is a set way to be beautiful, what a great gift!

  8. Cruelty-free sunscreen, I love it, thank you! Haha, doesn’t play well with facial hair 🙂 noted! I feel like I remember the “colors” phenomenon but yes, that does sound like great insight to get at a young age! There are so many bright/bold colors that are in right now and I’m never drawn to them and feel like I never look good in them. I’d love to know my color profile. I’m drawn to dusky rose (as I mentioned) but then also very rich colors like deep forest green and eggplant. Someone once told me I look good in purple and that’s always stuck with me. And I love that idea of finding what brings out your own beauty, not that there is a set way to be beautiful, what a great gift!

  9. Another super episode! AMEN to the cream shave – I’m loving kissmyface and will never ever go back to foam or gel. Kelsey, you said Chris found one he loves too…would you share the brand? I’m currently on the hunt for one for my husband.

  10. Another super episode! AMEN to the cream shave – I’m loving kissmyface and will never ever go back to foam or gel. Kelsey, you said Chris found one he loves too…would you share the brand? I’m currently on the hunt for one for my husband.

  11. Thank you! Yes, I’ve used that brand before, I wonder if it’s the one that the TJ’s is based on. It’s a revelation! Chris loves the Shave Butter from Dollar Shave Club, which is a great service we’ve been really happy with. We both use their razors. https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/our-products/shave

  12. Thank you! Yes, I’ve used that brand before, I wonder if it’s the one that the TJ’s is based on. It’s a revelation! Chris loves the Shave Butter from Dollar Shave Club, which is a great service we’ve been really happy with. We both use their razors. https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/our-products/shave

  13. What a thrill to hear my name! I looked up The Ginger People’s Ginger Beer and it doesn’t look like they sell it locally for me (Michigan). I use Cock and Bull and it is pretty gingery.
    I use Acure Organics shampoo and conditioner. It’s wonderful, even though it’s natural it has a good lather. I use a bit of conditioner mixed with 100% Pure (that is the brand name) foaming soap as shave cream. I also LOVE 100% Pure lotions. They smell like frosting.
    I’ve tried going with natural products but strangely I have allergic reactions to some of them. I never have been sensitive to products before but natural products must use some kind of preservative that is common in them that I react to. So I have to be careful to only use one new one at a time. I rarely shop for new products so I get excited, buy a bunch and then try them all a once.
    A good blog to read about natural beauty products is http://nomoredirtylooks.com/ Reviews and readers beauty routines!
    http://www.amazon.com/Acure-Organics-Shampoo-Moroccan-Argan/dp/B005Z49KSY/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1439825220&sr=1-1&keywords=acure+shampoo
    http://www.100percentpure.com/

  14. What a thrill to hear my name! I looked up The Ginger People’s Ginger Beer and it doesn’t look like they sell it locally for me (Michigan). I use Cock and Bull and it is pretty gingery.
    I use Acure Organics shampoo and conditioner. It’s wonderful, even though it’s natural it has a good lather. I use a bit of conditioner mixed with 100% Pure (that is the brand name) foaming soap as shave cream. I also LOVE 100% Pure lotions. They smell like frosting.
    I’ve tried going with natural products but strangely I have allergic reactions to some of them. I never have been sensitive to products before but natural products must use some kind of preservative that is common in them that I react to. So I have to be careful to only use one new one at a time. I rarely shop for new products so I get excited, buy a bunch and then try them all a once.
    A good blog to read about natural beauty products is http://nomoredirtylooks.com/ Reviews and readers beauty routines!
    http://www.amazon.com/Acure-Organics-Shampoo-Moroccan-Argan/dp/B005Z49KSY/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1439825220&sr=1-1&keywords=acure+shampoo
    http://www.100percentpure.com/

  15. Cock and Bull, now that is an awesome name! Thank you for these recommendations! I am so particular about lotion, I want to try this frosting-smelling Pure lotion!

  16. Cock and Bull, now that is an awesome name! Thank you for these recommendations! I am so particular about lotion, I want to try this frosting-smelling Pure lotion!

  17. Hey ladies! I’m originally from Erica’s hometown and home church (my maiden name is Kelley Pedersen) but I won’t be offended if she doesn’t remember me. I am a year younger than Ben! But, I found your podcast after a recommendation from Michelle Durfey. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed listening! I have had issues with finding makeup and hair products because I was a pretty low maintenance teen and never really had anyone teach me. I’ve very much enjoyed having a Birchbox membership. It was recommended to me by my cousin and I love it. It’s only $10/month (includes shipping!) and you get a good number of samples. You can set your profile to make it easier for them to curate boxes for you and I’ve noticed a major increase in the number of all-natural and/or organic products they’ve been sending. Then, you can review your samples for points and earn free products! I’ve found a few products that work amazing with my thick hair and some makeup staples. Thought you guys might want to check it out! https://www.birchbox.com/invite/cbv7v

  18. Hey ladies! I’m originally from Erica’s hometown and home church (my maiden name is Kelley Pedersen) but I won’t be offended if she doesn’t remember me. I am a year younger than Ben! But, I found your podcast after a recommendation from Michelle Durfey. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed listening! I have had issues with finding makeup and hair products because I was a pretty low maintenance teen and never really had anyone teach me. I’ve very much enjoyed having a Birchbox membership. It was recommended to me by my cousin and I love it. It’s only $10/month (includes shipping!) and you get a good number of samples. You can set your profile to make it easier for them to curate boxes for you and I’ve noticed a major increase in the number of all-natural and/or organic products they’ve been sending. Then, you can review your samples for points and earn free products! I’ve found a few products that work amazing with my thick hair and some makeup staples. Thought you guys might want to check it out! https://www.birchbox.com/invite/cbv7v

  19. Wow, what a small world, I love it! I know Erica has had a BirchBox subscription before and really loved it, I might have to try it. I was the same way, always low maintenance and didn’t have a beauty mentor 🙂 Thank you for thinking of us and for listening!

  20. Wow, what a small world, I love it! I know Erica has had a BirchBox subscription before and really loved it, I might have to try it. I was the same way, always low maintenance and didn’t have a beauty mentor 🙂 Thank you for thinking of us and for listening!

  21. Hi Kelley! Of course I remember you! So thrilled you found us. Loved Birchbox for sure!
    Sent from my iPhone

  22. Hi Kelley! Of course I remember you! So thrilled you found us. Loved Birchbox for sure!
    Sent from my iPhone

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