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the Beauty Corner.

Finally, my beauty regimen! Many of you constantly ask about the products I use everyday to wash + moisturize my face as well as my ‘everyday’ make-up products. So here they are!

It’s fairly easy to have great skin to be honest, but I must admit, I wasn’t always good about being consistent with my face routine. I would always have those days when I would get home so late that the last thing I wanted to do was take off my make-up and wash my face, I was lazy. Those little things can really hurt your skin! Of course working out, drinking water and eating healthy make it that much easier to see a difference in your skin.

After a few of those nights where I wouldn’t remove my make-up, I noticed I would break out with a couple of blemishes here and there. My skin is really sensitive therefore not washing my face, eating junk food, or even being stressed out really shows up on my skin. So I made a pledge to myself to always remove my make-up and wash my face no matter how tired I am, every single day – twice a day.

It took me a while to get a really good routine going, but now that I have one, I’m sticking to it and have noticed a major difference. I used to get facials once in a while but was never consistent (again, here we go with consistency, see?), but decided to really make that a top priority now. There should be no if’s, and’s or but’s when it comes to your skin. We splurge on material things we really don’t need, so saving that extra money every month for a facial is far more important. I now get one hour facials every 3 weeks and my skin loves me for it. I also try to stick to the same products as much as I can so that my skin doesn’t react in a negative way to something new.

Another big part of having great skin for me is working out. I’ve never been much of a fitness girl to be honest, but as I’m getting older I’ve realized how important it is to be healthy with working out + eating healthy. This year I’ve teamed up with one of my friends to train me. We work out 3-4 times a week and focus on upper body, abs and legs the most. This is probably one of the most obvious things that I’ve noticed has helped my skin dramatically. My skin looks so great, blemish free when I work out 3-4 a week, it’s crazy. It feels pure and makes my skin have an amazing glow too. When I don’t workout, I start breaking out so I try to be consistent with the gym but it’s hard when I travel a lot, my routine gets all messed up.

So, get into a groove and work out, not only will you feel and look great (hello abs!) but your skin will be radiant!

Drinking water is the number ONE thing we should be consistent with. Your skin and body will thank you later. It really makes all the difference.

My routine is fairly simple in this order:

TWICE A WEEK:

So there you have it, my top products I use on a daily basis. I don’t have perfect skin, but the more consistent I am with drinking water, working out and (trying!) to stay away from sweet pastries, the prettier my skin will look. Stick to a routine and pledge to yourself that your skin will come first. Your skin is definitely YOUR BEST ACCESSORY so take care of it. Splurge on the right products and facials instead of heels you really don’t need.

Stay tuned for more of the Beauty Corner editions! Any specific products you want to know about? Leave a comment…. I have my ‘everyday’ make-up products coming up and a hair product edition too! xo

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Holiday Red.

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I’ve been feeling a little bold lately and started wearing red lipstick these last few days… maybe it’s because it makes me feel festive? Regardless, I love that it easily transforms your look to a more glam/bad ass look.

I’ve been diggin’ wearing red lipstick with just mascara… skipping the liner for a more fresh face look! Definitely trying this makeup look again for the holidays. What kind of makeup looks are you into for the holidays? Share!

For this look I used:

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Beauty Report.

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Make-up, we either love it or hate it. For most of us, we love it. It gives us the opportunity to enhance our beauty/features and it helps give us confidence. For me, I love make-up; it’s always fun trying out new product and building a relationship with the product you “found”.

I pretty much stick to the same make-up everyday; it’s pretty easy and looks rather natural. I’ve tried the super expensive kind and the drugstore type too and everything else in between… definitely takes awhile to “find” the one mascara you love or the “perfect” shade of pink for your blush. Luckily, I’ve finally found all of my favorite make-up must-haves that I’ll be sticking to for a while! Check out my beauty must-haves (showed my top faves in this post only) that I live by religiously.. Hope you try some of them! xo

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From L to R: E.L.F eyelash curler |  MAC 187 brush used for lightweight application of my powder/blush | MAC 130 brush used to apply my foundation/concealer | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW30 that I apply for under my eyes in an upside down triangle and blend evenly | Benefit Coralista blush; I use two blushes, I always add this one on top because it has a nice shimmer that makes my face glow |  Anastasia Brow Genius Kit in Medium Brown; I used to use Anastasia’s brow pencil but then I found the genius kit and i fell in love! I’ve never liked to fill in my brows with powder, but this product changed my life! It’s amazing! Highly recommend. | Laura Mercier Foundation Powder in NO.7; best powder! Gives you full coverage without looking cake. love love love! | Rohto eyedrops (usually the green bottle); I have to put drops in  every morning before I do my makeup; feels so refreshing plus I love having white clear eyes.

 

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From L to R: Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone IlluminatorI apply it before my moisturizer; gives me an even skin tone and helps my skin look glowy | Dior DiorShow mascara in 090; One of the best higher-end mascaras! Makes my lashes longer and thickens them and it’s waterproof! | MAC blush in Prism shade (I also use MAC creme blend brush in Something Special; Has been my go-to blush for years, literally. It’s a perfect shade for my particular skin tone; it’s not too pink and not too brown. Easy to layer with other blushes. | Wet n’ Wild Retractable eyeliner in Black; I love that it’s easy to glide on and it’s not too black; it’s a softer black making it more daytime appropriate |  Laura Mercier Lip Balm in Berry; gives me the perfect amount of shine and color while moisturizing my lips! | Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer; Love this! I add this before I apply my blush, gives me cheek definition and helps make me look sun kissed ready.

 

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L to R: Marc Jacobs Daisy roll-on perfume; my go-to perfume! This is my 3rd bottle I go through this year! Smells so pretty and fresh! #MJDAISYCHAIN  |  Smashbox highlighter; perfect to brighten up my eyes! | Essie nail polish in ‘Blanc’; white nails are beautiful for summer! All white everything! This ones perfect because you only need two coats and looks solid!

Lastly, I didn’t take a photo of them but I love these products in the slideshow. They’ve made a difference in my make-up routine + face:
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm: I apply it after my moisturizer and right before I apply my makeup. Gives me a radiant look- it brightens and tightens. My fave? It leaves my face feeling so young and moisturized plus it smells sooo good! | Clarins Foaming cleanser; this stuff works! Noticed a difference in my skin within a week! My skin is super sensitive and oily. Leaves my skin feeling ultra soft; a dab goes a long way! love love this | Garnier BB Cream; I haven’t gotten back to wearing foundation since this BB Cream. It’s so light it feels as if you’re not wearing anything! | Maybelline Baby lips in Pink Punch; the perfect pink!