I’m partnering with Aveeno® to share how to promote healthy skin, from the inside out, as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars. #AveenoTurns out you get more health benefits from a smoothie than from toaster pastries! I’ve spent my life trying to ignore that fact, but the truth is, eating natural foods, really does help promote a healthier body. The right diet, paired with the right skin care products, can get you beautiful, healthy skin. This blackberry smoothie recipe is delicious and will help your skin, from the inside out.
Working from home has its benefits. Right now, I’m sitting on the couch working while watching Home and Family. And while some stay-at-home and work-at-home moms get a bad wrap for wearing workout clothes or sweat pants, I am not one of those moms. Even though I like to dress comfortably, I try to keep myself looking pulled together. I wear makeup every day but like to keep it super simple. These neutral eye shadows are versatile and perfect for a quick day look or layering for a bolder night-time eye. This Girlactik Shadow in Skin is the perfect matte brown and a great base color for the lower lid. Sometimes when I’m feeling really lazy, just a quick swipe of this shadow, a little bit of mascara and I’m done. But most days I follow this up with that dark brown color from the Stila shadow set above in Bronze Gold. I use this crease brush to put a little in the outer crease. Then I take the bdellium blending brush (pictured) and blend the lid so that there are no harsh lines. And that’s my everyday look. I can add more layers of the brown for more drama. I can also use the rosey color over the Girlactik for a little extra shimmer. And that shimmery off-white is perfect for highlighting the brow bow bone and add some sparkle to your look for night-time. I generally don’t walk my kids to school sparkling my head off…
These are real easy colors to use and get right every time. If you like to keep it easy, these eye shadows are for you! Want more simple beauty? Check out this post on the best concealer and foundation, and perfect brows for blonde.
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I’m getting my skin ready for winter with Aveeno® and sharing my tips with you as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars. #AveenoHot Cocoa! Scarfs! Yeah! Cooler weather means a few things. It’s time to break out those super cute sweaters and boots. But it also brings super dry, dull skin. Today I’m sharing five tips on how to keep your skin hydrated this winter.
I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #AveenoGrowing up, skin care was never something I spent a lot of time on. I used the same soap my grandmother used to use to wash her face (never mind the fact that there was a HUGE age gap there or that our skin probably needed different things out of a beauty routine). And when my face broke out, I used tea tree oil. Done. That lack of a routine served me pretty well for most of my life. But a few big life changes have happened within the last few years and I’ve been needing a little more in the way of skin care. And if I’m being honest, I’m 40 adjacent and pretty solidly in middle age status. WTF. And yes, my dressing gown DOES remind you of Mrs. Roper. (middle-aged TV reference if any young whippersnappers are reading).
I have some new beauty faves you guys! I have a new fave concealer and foundation! A few months ago I got a makeup lesson at Blushington and learned about so many great new-to-me products. What I especially love is that they use all different brands, so unlike when you get your makeup done at the department store, you can pick the best products from each line. In my lesson, I found that my old foundation was not the right color for my skin! And the product the makeup artist introduced me to was Stila Stay All Day Foundation. It’s oil free and has botanical extracts that promote circulation and really let’s your skin breathe. It is also supposed to help slow down premature aging…maybe too late for that one with me.
This color matched perfectly and I decided to purchase this and use it daily. And I had never used the Beauty Blender before. It’s amazing! I have never been a girly girl so I don’t keep up on makeup trends or products. I know this tool has been out for a while, but after finally seeing it in use, I had to get one! It puts on your foundation so smoothly, is easy to blend and build color with and leaves an amazing finished look! A dummy (like me) can use it. This Stay All Day foundation, really does, stay all day. I am so impressed with this foundation. It has truly stayed on in this summer heat (and even the high heat of the desert!).
My concealer color was also off. When the makeup artist put this Julie Hewett concealer on me, my dark circles disappeared! It was crazy! My dark circles are ever-present and mostly allergy induced which means it isn’t like a little extra sleep is going to help a sister out. This was the first time that a concealer really covered them. She had me use a brush to apply and although I continued that routine over the next week, I finally decided that the end result was better with using my finger to apply. I’m just guessing here but I am pretty sure my adorable makeup artist was about 15 years younger than me so she’s not familiar with fine lines and bags in the under-eye area…using the brush made the product build up in the crevices and aged me. It is not the same case with using my finger. Phew. This cream formula feels thick but goes on really smoothly and stays put. I might use a little Ooh La Lift if I’m going out to dinner and not redoing my whole face but the concealer coverage is amazing. I haven’t seen this product in stores but I ordered it online via Dermstore and it showed up in just a few days!
What is your fave foundation? Let’s talk beauty.
*This is not a sponsored post. My mom paid good money for that makeup lesson and I purchased these makeup items.
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Are you doing anything special to get your skin ready for summer? My beautifying routine usually just includes a spray tan. But all that really means is that my skin and cellulite will look better for about a week. And then, as it starts to wear off, I’ll look like I have some crazy skin disease as the tan becomes super splotchy and odd. I was sent a sample of this Frank Coffee Scrub last summer. And because I resist change, I didn’t use it. But I saw it my drawer a few weeks ago and knew the time was right. Especially since this is supposed to be great not only for exfoliation but also stretch marks and cellulite. Now I’m kicking myself for not trying it earlier! I love it! The original Frank blend is a mix of coffee, brown sugar, and salt with various oils. It smells AMAZING! in a I want to brew this and drink it sort of way (but don’t do that, it may kill you). To use, you simply rub the scrub all over your body and let it dry a bit, then rinse. It’s pretty messy, so I just take a cup in the shower with me to rinse it down. My skin feels so smooth after I use it! And that adorable pouch holds several uses. I’ve used it three times so far and I think I have one more use left. I’ll definitely be using this again! And it looks like they’ve added some new products that I can’t wait to try out as well! But just a note: if your kids see you try this, they will continue coming in to the bathroom during your shower to laugh at you because they think it looks like you rubbed mud all over yourself…no one likes to be laughed at when they are naked, so even if they aren’t really laughing at your body parts, your self-esteem may take a quick dip for a minute…But then once you see your skin after the shower you’ll feel better than before.
*I was sent a package of Frank Coffee Scrub to try. Thanks for supporting the brands, like Frank, that I love and who want my (and your, not that you have any…) cellulite to look better.