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Friday, February 24, 2012

Get a GOOD Beauty Routine


Okay...I admit it....I AM OBSESSED WITH SKINCARE!!!!  I do not find this to be a bad thing.  Especially as my 41st birthday is approaching and people are shocked to learn that I will be 41 as the tend to think I am in my early 30s...I must be doing smething right.  So what do I do?  I'll tell you.

First of all...I make sure to drink at least 35 ounces of water each and every day.  I can do this because I follow the principles in The Water Secret by Dr Howard Murad.  It is agood read and tells you quite a bit about hydration which is the building block to beautifu
l skin.
I never go to bed with makeup on.  I clanse my face thoroughly morning and evening.  Ater which I apply a repair product followed by a moisturizer.

my go to products are:
Cleanser...Estee Lauder Verite Light Lotion Cleaser....GREAT for my sensitive skin
Day time  repair is Estee Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator...evens out ALL signs of skin discoloration...literally.
Daytime Moisturizer...Avon Reversalist...because it has an spf 25
Nightime I use Este Lauder Take It Away makeup remover and then cleanse with the Verite
Nightime repair is Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.  This is the one product I simply cannot live without. It helps with my dry flaky spots. my skintone and my fine lines beginning to show up.  Seriously...get out and get a bottle of this.
Nightime Moisturizer is Avon Anew Genics....this stuff you can feel working.  It tighten and brightens.
My eye creme is nw Avon Anew Genics but before that was EsteeLauder Advanced Ight Repair.

Does it seem like alot to you?  Takes me 10 minutes a day....to take 10 years off the look of my skin..yeah its worth it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you all had a beautiful Valentine's Day.  I hope that you took some time for you today and pampered yourself.  It's not too late to run a hot bath.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Trend Alert

This season's hot new lip color?  Lavender!  Try it in a full lipstick or my personal favorite...a gloss.  I think it looks good on nails too.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to apply mascara

I am obsessed with trying to make my lashes look larger...here's a new trick I read First, start with not 1 but 2 coats of lash primer (I love Estee Lauder's Lash Primer Plus)...letting the first coat dry before applying the 2nd. When you reach the ends...wiggle the brush to add bulk. On the top lashes, swipe 3 ways for a full and thick fanned out look: -mid lashes, stright to forehead -inner lashes toward inner brow -outer lashes towards your temple On the bottom lashes, holding the wand vertically, tap the lashes...the aim here is for tint NOT lots of product. For the biggest look in eyes, use a black mascara on top lashes and a brown or navy color on the bottom lashes.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

5 New Uses for Petroleum Jelly

As Seen in the March 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, page 108. 1. Soften Rough Spots: massage into lips, knee, heels... 2. As A Makeup Remover: Smooth onto a cotton pad and use it to lift away mascara and liner even waterproof (I hve personally used this trick and it works) 3. To Tame wild brows...cannot wait to try this one 4. As a split end mender: Dot onto fingers then twirl the ends of hair to seal This will prevent flyaways....another one I can't wait to try 5. For an instant mani: Rub onto nails to revive dull polish, make bare nails shine and heal dry, cracked cuticles With so mny uses, every beauty should have a jar on hand and now they make a mini size to go in your purse....will wonders never cease!!!!!!