Inspired Makeup Monday: Two Parts of A Whole & Upcoming Giveaways!

Hello Friends!

Today’s Inspired Makeup Monday has a lot to do with duality. I saw an amazing art piece of the Sun kissing the Moon as a couple and I couldn’t get it out of my head.

There is a little bit of Sun and Moon in all of us, I think. We all have a little polarity within - but that’s the spice of life I guess.

The Creation:


Product List:

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Zodiac Palette

NYX Epic Ink Liner

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

Grande Cosmetics Grande Lips HydraPlump Liquid Lip Honey Ginger

Upcoming Giveaway/Challenge

Hey there! Gratitude week is on its way here at BackPorchPoet! Be sure to follow me on my Instagram to see 5 days of #HolidayGratitude and if you participate with me, you could win an assortment of The Established Bath, Body, and Skin Care goodies including Body Cream, Luxurious Soap, and other skin care essentials!


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Inspired Makeup Monday: Stress Relief with Yogi Honey Lavender Tea

Hello Friends!

Today’s Inspired Makeup Monday is a little different than usual. I’ve been creatively drained and not being as consistent as I should be. One could say that I’ve let daily stressors get the better of me…

When pacing around my living room yesterday, trying to think of what I was going to create, I decided to make myself a cup of tea.

Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief tea is one of my favorites. It’s a reminder that sometimes the simplest things bring us joy - a cup of tea, playing with makeup, and having the luxury to do boht.

With ingredients like chamomile, lemongrass, and lavender - it’s a go to before-bed treat.

What is a small part of your day that brings you joy? I’d love to hear about it!

The Creation:


Products Used:

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Concealer

Shop Miss A AOA Studio Pressed Powder Porcelain

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Medium Brown

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Nomad Cosmetics Antilles Palette

Juvia’s Place Magic Palette

NYX Cosmetics Epic Ink Liner

Shop Miss A AOA Studio Alexis False Lashes

Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara

Shop Miss A AOA Studio Sugar Liquid Lipstick

Shop Miss A AOA Studio Diamond Gloss Gypsy

Shop Miss A AOA Studio Diamond Gloss Glam

NYX Cosmetics HD Blush Taupe

Lottie London Blush Crush Justin


Inspired Makeup Monday: Grateful for Coffee


Hello, Friends!

Welcome to today’s Inspired Makeup Monday and the latest look series on BackPorchPoet.

Gratitude is Always in Style is just what it sounds like - a bunch of my favorite things interpreted into makeup looks. Thanksgiving is rolling around in North America and winter holidays after that. Sometimes it’s easy for me to get inside my own head so what better way to break out of the funk than to be thankful for the little things (and big things).


I don’t think I need to tell any caffeine addict what it feels like to have that first cup on a cold morning. Now, you might be saying, “Hey isn’t caffeine bad for anxiety and stuff?”

The answer is yes and you’re not my real dad so THERE!

All jokes aside, coffee has taken hold of my morning routine and is the most enjoyable part of my morning. If it’s an addiction, I’m ok with that. I’m thankful to have a ritual to center me and propel me into my day. Yes, the adrenaline rush to my nervous system is nice, but that morning mug has an even greater impact on my psychological well being. It’s taking the time to care for myself, to partake in something I enjoy, and to push me into my day.

No one notices the eye twitch anyway.

The Creation:



ELF Cosmetics: Gel Liner: Black

Jouer Cosmetics: Skinny Dip Palette

Nomad Cosmetics: Berlin Underground Palette

Gourmande Girls Cosmetics: Pour Notre Reina Palette

Shop Miss A: AOA Studio: Fat Lash Mascara

Kleancolor: Sculpt and Glow Palette

Physicians Formula: Butter Bronzer: Light

Ofra Cosmetics: Rodeo Drive Highlighter

Urban Decay: All Nighter Foundation

Urban Decay: All Nighter Concealer

ELF Cosmetics: Liquid Lipstick: Praline

What is your favorite part of your morning routine?