Happy new month friends. How’s your July coming along?
Mine is super, although the cold beckons, wearing my winter style out has been fun.
I love playing dress up during the cold. Should I let you all in on my July style?
Let me know below in the comment section.
As always I love hearing from you guys. You bring that sunshine to my soul. ;-)
Well I thought I would let you in on something different and fun for the first time on my blog that most of you have been asking me about and that is my love for make-up.
First up, my everyday 20 min make-up routine.
I have a 8 to 5 job which leaves me with very little time to dress up and do my make-up in the morning.
I therefore had to figure out a routine that works for me, which had to be under 20min.
So, here goes:
First I go in with my MAC Strobe Cream when I want an extra glow OR MAC Prep and Prime Natural Radiance Base Visage and work it into my entire face using my fingers.
This helps my make-up stay on for longer.
Then I go in with my Estee Lauder Liquid Foundation using my beauty blender that I have spritz some MAC Fixing spray on.
I love the Foundation as it is light weight on my skin, it feels like am just wearing a moisturizer and offers full coverage throughout the day.
I take my spooly brush from Pauline Cosmetics and comb through my eyebrows. Then I take my eyebrow pencil and fill in my brows in the areas that have scarce brows, whilst trying to define the arc of my brows.
I use my LA Girl Pro-Concealer in Fawn that is a couple of shades lighter than my skin tone and using my MAC angled brush I apply it on the bottom and top of my brows to clean up the area.
I love how it glides under my eyes and on my eyes as I try to conceal my dark circles and my uneven skin tone.
I place some on my nose as well just to highlight that area.
I use MAC Upward Lash Mascara to voluminous my lashes and lengthen them .I love the fact that it doesn’t smudge all over my eyes as well.
My current fave lipsticks are Nouba Millebaci No 45 and the Color Pop Chocolate Brown Matte Lipstick, MAC Lip-glosses come in handy when am trying to achieve a subtle look.
I always use a lip liner before applying my lipsticks.
Finally I use my Mac Fix It Setting Spray to set my make-up.
And am ready to take on the day.
Did you enjoy the mini -make-up tutorial?
How does your everyday make-up routine look like?
Let me know below.
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Excited to be finally sharing my day time skin care routine.
If you haven’t read the post on my night time routine please do, as the night time routine serves as a prep up for my skin for the next day.
Most products used here are products I mentioned in my night time routine.
Disclaimer: Am not a skin expert or a dermatologist.
My skin is very dry and all the products I will mention in this post cater to it.
Overtime, the results on my skin have made them part of my skin care regime.
Also, if you don’t know your skin type do ask a dermatologist.
I kick off my morning with a glass of warm water that has a slice of lemon or teaspoon of apple cider to kick start my metabolism and to awaken my skin.
I have recently started using apple cider so I won’t talk much about it for now, though I will do a product review on it soon.
Then, I step into the bathroom for my morning shower which means everything to me, I get to have 20 min of my “me time” where I get to think about all the things am grateful for and also sort of get my mind charged to take the day.
I use the Aveeno Eczema Body Wash for when I am having very flaky skin or the Dove Nutrium Dry Body Wash for my normal dry skin needs together with my body sponge for my daily bath.
Then I rinse with warm water.
I use my Elizabeth Arden Cleanser to wash off my face. I don’t use my scrub in the morning as I used it in the evening. Using it again means stripping my skin off all the good moisture. I pat dry with my towel and then step out of the bathroom.
For my body I use the Palmers Olive Oil Lotion mixed with my Palmers Body Oil to cater to my dry skin needs. This I smear all over my body and feet.
I then use apply my Rexona Deodorant under my armpits which I love because it helps me not to sweat at all throughout the day.
A plus is that it smells so good too.
For my face, I use the Neutrogena Oil Free Toner which helps shrink the appearance of my large pores.
I then use my Neutrogena Dry Face Moisturizer on my face.
After, I go ahead and start off on my make-up then style my hair and boom, am ready to start my day.
Apple Cider-“Healthy You” Shop.
All beauty products or skin products from any Linton’s Store/ Beauty Store or Carrefour Supermarket.
Thanks for stopping by.
I always love hearing from you.
If you would like me to do an article on my daily make-up routine, do let me know in the comment section below.
Also, if you have any questions or comments regarding my daytime routine, please leave it below.
Well let me place a disclaimer right here, I’m no dermatologist or skin care expert.
But through constant use of products mentioned in this post I have seen my skin thrive.
Also to note, I have very dry skin.
You can find out your skin type by visiting a spa for a skin type test or dermatologist.
For my insides, water has been so therapeutic, although I must say Iam a work in progress
The recommended amount of water intake by medics in a day is 6 -12 glasses.
Iam not close to that. But am working on it.
Also eating right is the first step to getting your body and skin sitting right and tight. You can use all the beauty products in the world but if you are consuming all the wrong stuff it’s a waste of time!
So yes, every evening I eat my dinner in right portions and ensure the contents are what my body really needs and not wants.
Just before I sleep, I take 1 tab of Omega 3 supplements. Omega-3 fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. I have no heart disease, its basic knowledge that if your heart is healthy, then your cells will be happy too! There are many other benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids which I won’t delve into for now.
I use Bio-Oil which has been great in keeping those cracked feet at bay and since I have dry skin am prone to this. It also leaves my feet feeling super soft.
Incase I run out of Bio-Oil I use Vaseline Cocoa Butter Liquid Oil or Ideal Olive Oil.
This products are available from your grocery shop/supermarket.
I scrub my skin with my body brush so as to open my pores for regular cleaning with my Dove Nutrium Body Wash or Aveeno Eczema Skin Body Wash.
I rinse my skin with warm water and dash out of the bathroom.
For days where I need to scrub my entire body with an actual body scrub the routine is longer.
This I do once a week.
1.Take off my make-up
I wear makeup at least 6 times a week, that’s basically every day.
Though one thing is for sure, I NEVER SLEEP WITH MAKE-UP ON.
No matter how tired I am or how under the weather I feel. Sleeping with make-up is a definite no no for me.
I mean with all the dirt accumulated throughout the day, it would be a recipe for a skin break out.
I use my Nivea Make-up Removal Wipes. This are easy on my skin and don’t leave it feeling too dry.
This is meant to take off the remaining make-up and open up my pores so that my skin can breathe during my night’s sleep and then get rejuvenated.
I currently use the Elizabeth Arden Cleanser on my Electric facial Brush Cleanser to completely take off my make-up.
Which leaves my skin smooth and sample.
Using my Daily Microbead scrub for my face is an important step that I never miss out on.
My Neutrogena Daily Scrub always does it for me.
Then I rinse my face with warm water and pat dry.
This helps in locking in all the moisture.
I do us my Alcohol Free Neutrogena Toner after a good face scrub or switch to Oil Free Acne Stress Control incase my skin starts breaking out.
It helps with clearing break outs and prevent them even before they start.
Then am off to sleep.
How different is your skin night time routine?
Share yours in the comment section below and maybe I can try out something new.
I remember promising on my skincare intro to have an article featuring my battle with skin eczema.
Now here I go, as much as I remember, early on in my childhood I battled with itchiness that left red patches on my skin. Sometimes it would even leave boils on my hands, I recall this vividly.
When I was in kindergarten, I could not be able to write and would spend much of my time in class just listening to the teacher and envying all my other classmates who would scribble down the alphabets and numbers. This was hard and took a toll on me. I was the little girl at the corner of the class who had the most painful boils on the palm of her hands.
Every time I would have the attack when at home I would run to sit under a fan as the pain was too much. I would cry my eye balls in out as I scratched helplessly. The scratching would then make it worse.
Skin Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed.
Mine to be specific was Atopic Eczema which is a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions such as asthma.
Yes asthma in my case was one of the conditions I battled alongside Eczema.
Well that’s for another post.
My Eczema has since subsided to only times when I don’t moisturize my skin.
Having dry skin doesn’t help make it any better. It gets all itchy then I end up scratching and leaving my skin sometimes injured and scaly.
Or wearing nylon outfits/ ornaments, exposure to too much heat and for some reason I get a very serious reaction when am in contact with cats.
If everyone in the world was blind how many people would you attract?
As a little girl my beauty wasn’t my pride, I got to work on my insides with the help of an amazing mum!
This experience made me learn one important thing though.
No matter how pretty, hot or sexy you might think you are, if the contents of your heart which are felt through your words and actions stink, honey you are not attractive to nobody!
The body is just clay in God’s hands, and fades with time.
True beauty is an inside job, now that’s the real deal.
We go a long way to purchase the best beauty products, go the spa to get those scrubs and facials.
But then how much time do we spend feeding our inner being?
Just like if we go without food our bodies will lack energy to function so is soul food for our beings.
When I say soul food I mean what do we allow to enter our hearts? What is your biggest influence?
Is it gossip? Is it bad company? Wrong motives? What does your heart thrive on? Social Media?
Take time today and ask yourself this questions then re-consider what’s in your soul kitchen.
Because whoever you are is a reflection of what your heart has been breeding,
Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it springs out the issues of life!
Now that’s real beauty-the contents of your soul.
Thanks for stopping by, share with me below how you feed your soul and maybe I can let you in on how I do mine!
The inspiration behind the fashion and lifestyle blog, Styled By Tabby, is Tabitha Ndichu Barasa.