HI!, I guess you can say this is my first official blog, YAY :) and I'm dedicating it to sharing *some* of my beauty expertiseeee with YOU.
I'm going to break it down into categories: Hair, Skin & Makeup!
I know, I know, you are probably trying *SO* hard to contain your excitement right now :p
Lets begin, shall we?!
So, starting with HAIR <3
Who *really* wants to walk around with straggly, untamed, lifeless hair? besides my jack russell, I'm guessing NOBODY...haha.
It's a shame that the beauty industry gives off the vibe that if you don't spend millions, you can't look like a million bucks.
Ditch the idea of spending hundreds on your hair (unless you got it like that) haha.
With a few simple tips and tricks, I can help you and your hair, look fabulous :)
LET THE TIPS BEGIN!
1: drink a lot of water, EVERY DAY!
the adequate intake for a woman is 2.2 liters (8-9 cups) a day.
2: avoid heat as much as possible, no not the heat from the sun, hot tools.
Let your hair dry naturally as much as possible, and if you HAVE to use heat, use a heat protectant EVERY time. I've found a lot of heatless ways to style my hair, and they have helped me avoid the urge for heat styling for the time being. I'm trying to give my hair a rest.
3: get on google, and look up all natural hair treatments, you will find thousands of inexpensive, do it yourself, hair treatments specifically for your hair type. My person favorite at the moment is the honey mask. Before I shower, I put some honey (i dont measure it, sorry) in a small bowl, and heat it down to a liquid. Then I apply it root to end, and place a shower cap on for about 15 minutes. Then I rinse it out with a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. My hair has never been so soft, and shiny. If you try this, let me know :)
Let's talk SKIN.
1: again, back to basics, drink a lot of water.
2: put together a skin regiment, make sure it includes: a moisturizer with at least SPF 15, exfoliant, toner, eye & lip creams are optional. Exfoliating your skin weekly removes all of your dead skin cells, and leaves your skin refreshed. Toners help balance the Ph of your skin after using a facial cleanser. There are also all natural remedies for all of this, so get your butt on google or ask me if you are interested :)
3: WASH OFF YOUR MAKEUP, I can't stress this enough, allowing your makeup to sit and seep into your skin is allowing foreign oils and dirt to clog your pores. Mascara picks up all kinds of bacteria during the day, you don't want that hanging out on your eyes while you sleep. >.<
Last but not least, MAKEUP <3
1: my number one tip for makeup is practice, practice, practice...no, I'm not saying practice to be a makeup artist but if you like to wear makeup, make sure you aren't walking around with eyeliner so thick that you resemble a racoon, haha. Unless of course, you love racoons then more power too you.
2: like all things, find what works for YOU...if thats just some mascara and some foundation thats fine. But make sure your foundation is the right shade, do you have warm or cool undertones, is it the right formula, all of that stuff. In order to find the right shade of foundation, the BEST place to swatch is on your jawline. You don't want your face a different color then your neck, right ?!
3: Before you spend hundreds that you don't have, on makeup...look around. There are SO many cheaper (high quality) alternatives on the market now, you just have too look.
I hope that this helped someone out there, hope you all are having an amazing day/night :)