About Me

Happily Redundant: Treating the repetition in life as a privilege.

May 2020 profile pictureWelcome to my blog!  I’m Nikki, a Military Spouse and former Government Contract Specialist (buyer) turned blogger.  The military lifestyle demands flexibility and as someone who avoids change, I needed something that could travel with me anywhere.

Happily Redundant is all about me claiming a piece of this world for myself.  I wouldn’t change who I am as a person, but I tend to spend much of my time focused on others, and what time is left often goes to taking care of basic needs.  I don’t think this is unique, but it does mean I have to put in extra effort to have fun and do fun things for myself.  I also know what I like and tend to stick to it.  At times this can start to feel repetitive, but I’ve recently realized that I have no issues with that.  And so here we are, Happily Redundant (HR).

In the spirit of keeping this a fun space, you can expect to find a lot of makeup (which I find the most fun) with some home decor, recipes, advice, and fashion hopefully to come in the future.

Although my posts are guided by what I find the most interesting, my aim is always to be helpful.  I’m here to hopefully give you the information that you need to either spend your money wisely or use what you have more effectively.

For makeup reference, my best shade matches are Estee Lauder Double Wear 5W2 Rich Caramel, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick in 435 Bisque W, and MAC Studio Fix Powder plus foundation in C7.  My skin type is dry, sensitive, and eczema-prone.

When using my swatches for guidance please keep in mind that lighting, as well as differences in monitors/phone screens/tablet screens, may alter the way a product looks. I find that nothing looks the same in a picture as it does in person, so I encourage you to go to the store when possible and take a look at things for yourself.

Recognize me or my swatches?  You aren’t going crazy, I own Sensitive Beauty Blog.  That site will no longer be updated, but over time I’ll be moving some of its content here.

Please consider sticking around and checking out more of my blog.

  • Window Shopping Wednesday: My thoughts on what’s new in beauty (or sometimes just new to me).
  • MAC Cosmetics:  I likely have some swatches you’ve been searching for if you love Mac as much as I do.
  • Shop My Stash:  Join me as I share swatches of my products and occasionally search for alternatives to new releases.

Disclosure:  Unless otherwise stated, I purchased all products featured with my own money.  For my full disclosure policy, click here.

Ways to keep in touch with Nikki from HR:

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Email: editor.happilyredundant@gmail.com

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