After having washed my face for years and years, you'd think I'd be a pro now,
After reading this how-to guide, though, I'm feeling slightly uneducated in the washing my face game....ha. This handy little guide provides all the details to ensure you are getting your face squeaky clean and making your pores glow.
Enjoy, ladies, and happy Monday!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
|Photo courtesy of Spa Around the World|
Instead, i'm now dealing with sore feet. All the time!
Today for example. I am sitting at my desk working away, wearing my favorite brown boots and stretching my feet underneath my desk. I don't know if I stretched my foot the wrong or am just falling apart BUT my right foot cracked in the most hideous way and I am now completely swollen.
Now, you are probably saying that this has nothing to do with being pregnant however, this weird muscle cramp snap thing has never occurred before so yes, I am blaming little bean for this...ha.
On that note, I see a much needed luxurious foot soak in my future....
Lavender Foot Soak
You will need:
4-5 liters of water
A few drops of lavender essential oil
1/4 cup epsom salt
Boil the water and, once boiled, let it cool down to a comfortable temperature for your tootsies. Add the lavender and salt, stirring gently. Put your feet in the mixture and enjoy!
Nothing makes me feel better than a foot soak. Especially after a long, hard week at both work and the gym. Enjoy, ladies, and Happy Friday!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
|My eyeliner on a good day....ha|
Honestly, more than you would think. I wonder if people think that I'm a MASTER at putting it on because I have a beauty blog. I'm lucky, though, as I have almond shaped eyes and really big eyes to boot. This makes me able to smudge eyeliner around the outside corner of my eyes, put a lot of tight liner on, a lot of mascara and call it a smoky eye.
But honestly, perfectly placed eyeliner is a talent I've yet to master. I am definitely much better than I used to be and do get asked to do smoky eyes on most of my friends but it does take practice. And a lot of practice at that.
Here's a quick eyeliner guide providing you with an easy look at how to place eyeliner on your eye based on what will look good on your eye shape.
Remember, don't get discouraged and PRACTICE makes perfect.
What eyeliner style is your favorite? How long did it take you to master?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
This past year has been one of the best for me.
Not only did my husband and I get to backpack Southeast Asia for 3 months BUT we are now expecting a baby. Yes, friends, I am 13 weeks pregnant!
So, you have now been filled in to the exciting things in my life. Can't wait to see what the next few months will bring!
Friday, November 14, 2014
|Photo courtesy of brebeauty|
It's a little thing called bacteria. And the most used product that carries the majority of this nasty bacteria is your makeup brushes.
Your dirty makeup brushes are giving you pimples!!!!
Gross right. What's worse is that I am a TERRIBLE culprit of not cleaning my brushes. Honestly, I would rather buy new ones than clean my brushes. However, now that I can easily do this at home using everyday household goodies, I am going to become BETTER at cleaning my brushes and allowing my face to be bacteria-free.
|Photo courtesy of Wikihow|
Liquid dish soap
Dab a bit of olive oil on a towel and swirl the tips of your brushes into the oil. Blot the excess off on the opposite side of the towel. Mix together some warm water and the liquid dish soap and wash your makeup brushes in the mixture (get your fingers in there and clean the bristles), being careful to avoid the "stem" (where the brushes are connected to the handle). Dip the bristles into some white vinegar a couple of times and rinse the vinegar off, vigorously, with warm water. Let air dry.
As I'm writing this, I realize there is NO EXCUSE for me not to clean my brushes. I guess I have a date with my makeup brushes tonight.
I would love to know your thoughts on this as well should you try it out.