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  • Me: having a structured life is exhausting!
  • Therapist: I understand. Let's say just get up in the morning, get some breakfast, go for a walk...and that's it for a start.
  • Me: *internally: sounds reasonable, but that means first fighting against my will to just stay in bed and act as if I'm not existing. Getting up either way and facing my face and body in the mirror. There's an 80% chance that it's one of those days and I hate myself just so fucking much I could scream. But there's also a chance I look in the mirror and find a person that does not seem to be familiar to me looking back at me. Still, now you want me to shower and wash this body I find really disgusting. I have to see every single scar I have and maybe feel the burn of fresh cuts. Then I have to put on cloth, brush my teeth and my hair and do my makeup, as I can't go outside without hiding my ugly face under layers of primers and foundations and powders and highlighters and fake lashes and a perfect contour and a big nude fake smile. I spend money I don't have to make myself look good enough for myself to endure my own appearance. I remember to take my meds. Now I'm dressed (in clothes that hopefully say 'i don't care' when really I care a lot) and can go to the kitchen to prepare food that I know I won't be able to eat in 50% of the cases. There's also a good chance that I eat it and then find myself throwing up and ruining my makeup feeling every single disgusting cell of fat on my body vibrate while trying to breathe. Well either way let's say I might redo my make-up, brush my teeth again and step outside. I maybe take my horse with me and walk through the neighbourhood. I have to see people. I feel anxious. I would love to just turn around and go back home. But I keep on walking, trying to seem selfconfident so my horse and neighbours can't see or feel my insecurity. I'll try to be friendly and act normal even though I'm sure they hate me and laugh about me. Still if the communication between my horse and me isn't perfect today I'll probably cry and if a neighbour just looks at me in a way that i interpret to be unfriendly or cold or annoyed I'll probably cry too. Let's say I'm back home. Now it's like 11 in the morning. What do I do? By now I'm an emotional wreck, tired as hell, probably planing on how to harm myself with one half of my brain while the other half bundles it's last energy to prevent exactly this from happening. How do I survive the rest?*
  • Me: I'll try.

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Makeup Basics

Beauty Myths

Aight, so this is MY complete skin care routine. Y’ALL 👏🏾 DO 👏🏾 NOT 👏🏾HAVE 👏🏾TO 👏🏾USE👏🏾 THIS! So do NOT come for me and the stuff I USE FOR ME. ON god. Don’t do it. You will be BLOCKT.

For those of you who sweetly inquired - this is for you babes as well as the homie @diamond-heiress . My mom is an esthetician and she has given me the A-Okay to do what I do and my skin is as close to perfect as I can possibly get it.

Originally posted by candyfornia

Alrighty, so here it goes: 

I wash my face, neck, and chest using Boscia Black detoxifying cleanser, once with my hands, then a second time with a Konjac sponge (this is MUCH less abrasive then most facial scrubbers but incredibly effective). 


Rinse with warmer water (not hot but not luke warm either) I make sure my pores are fully open. 


I get my Salux towel and lather it up with my oatmeal soap and scrub THE shit out of my body, thoroughly cleaning everywhere. This is how I achieve RADIANT even skin with no ingrown hairs.  The Salux towel is excellent for those with keratosis of the arms - much like me.


***controversial product alert***

I may or may not use Apricot scrub. But note that I said that I may use it. I am not recommending it nor endorsing it. So stay in ya lane.



I then get my pumice stone and scrub my feet - I detest cracked feet. Those are amongst the first things to go when getting up in age, so please take care of your feet. You don’t have to go get them done every two weeks like I do (that’s really my own vanity kicking in) but take care of them while you have em.


I use a bath oil all over my skin before I get out of the shower 


I do not towel dry off (I am a fan of air drying lmao) - mom says dragging a harsh towel over your skin promotes wrinkles prematurely. Plus, the extra moisture is pretty helpful in conjunction with this Shea butter mixture I make, detailed below.


Next, I get a cotton pad and put my rosewater Thayer’s witch hazel on it and do a pass over my face and neck just to make sure everything is thoroughly clean and to restore the balance to my face. 


Next I do either a sheet mask (3 days out of the week) OR a “heavy duty” mask such as: peel off cucumber mask (1-2 a week),  Aztec clay mask (1-2 a week), collagen mask (2 a week), peel off charcoal mask (varies because that shit hurts mayne, it’s hard enough out here for a pimp y’eard

Sheet masks are gentle enough to do every day but I reserve 3 days a week those and 1-2 of the remaining days of said week I will go for any of the other more “heavy duty” options. I DO NOT do the heavy duty masks every day, I limit it to maximum 2 days a week because I don’t want to run the risk of my skin thinning.


***CoNtROveRsIAl ProDUct ALeRt***

I use coconut oil.


Anyway, after applying the mask, while my body is still damp (I may derma roll, I may not) I smooth a Shea butter mixture over it. This mixture is comprised of: Raw African Shea butter, pure rose hip oil (my holy grail), Vitamin e oil, *********coconut oil*********, and Bio Oil. 


Then I go and let both my body dry and let the mask do its thing. 


Once sufficiently dry I remove the mask. (I do not let the Aztec clay mask get desert dry, I let it sit until I feel it tighten up and then I re-dampen it, wet a towel with hot water, then scrub it off because I need to get whatever it brought to the surface, off.)


If this routine is done in the morning, I put Hyaluronic acid serum on my face (it does NOT make my face peel - that’s not what it’s for) prior to my makeup, if done the routine in the evening, I use vitamin C oil.


If I have a breakout, which is next to never, I will apply a retinol from my mom’s spa - This DOES make my face peel, or in my case, dry out the breakout and remove the first layer of skin so that the breakout does not cause a dark spot. 


I then apply 4 drops of Rose hip oil to my face and neck. Rose hip oil mixed with water is my face primer. Rose hip oil has got the sauce.


In short, I’m an oily bitch by the end of it. But oily people stay preserved ya dig?


I use Medex on my lips. 99 cents at ya local Walgreens - EOS could never. 




Me makeup-less: 

Tragic ass eyebrows doin me mad dirty. 



Other things I do to maintain my devilish good looks:


Whiten my teeth with Walgreen teeth whitening strip trays. $15 magic. 

Wax/pluck my brows

Get my bi-weekly mani-pedi

workout daily

Eat clean


I’m a psychopath - I know.


Originally posted by artsy-blog-aesthetic



MOVING ON





My weak ass annoyingly simple makeup routine: 


I spray my face with rose hip oil and water mixture (shake that shit up first)


Fill in brows with black eyeshadow (you heard me right - and you could NEVER clock me on it)


Do simple brownish eyeshadow with brow bone highlight using LA Pro girl eyeshadow quad in Harmonize


EYELINER AND LASHES SAVED MY LIFE !!!


Spot conceal with LA Pro girl concealer in toast


If I’m being extra, contour in Dark cocoa but since I don’t get out much, I set my face with LA Girl pressed powder in Toffee and keep it moving. 


Contour with random chocolate colored powder.


Bronze in dark deep by Mac or Glow by Milani.  


I don’t highlight, shit doesn’t look right on me. 


Put on Medex lip balm, line lips in coffee bean by Jordana, and gloss that shit with dollar store clear gloss like it’s 2002.


Me in my bum ass Makeup:

And before y’all come for my filter game - here is one sans filter:

Ya fav could NEVERRRRR and you will deal

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And I REITERATE - THIS IS MY ROUTINE. I am not recommending NOR SUGGESTING that you use it. IF you do - that’s ya own deal homie. ION WANNA HEAR NO COMPLAINING.

Beauty witchcraft
  1. Enchant earrings to aid hearing what people say about you.

  2. False eyelashes or eyeliner to help see the truth.

  3. Sigils on the bottom of hairspray.

  4. Enchant lipstick to help with charisma.

  5. Use perfume as a glamour.

  6. Enchant your nail polish or false nails.

  7. Use a face mask to help cleanse yourself after a ritual.

  8. Draw sigils on your face with primer to help your makeup look amazing.

  9. Enchant your setting spray so your makeup last all day.

  10. Write sigils on body wash/shampoo/conditioner bottles to make you feel and smell great all day.

How to Prep Your Skin For Foundation

When it comes to foundation, you really need to take the uttermost care when applying it, and that goes for prepping your skin too. Whilst it seems quick, easy and effective to simply slap your foundation on and head out the door, you may find that it moves about during the day and doesn’t look as fresh as possible. It’s SO important to prep your skin properly for foundation and that goes beyond just applying moisturiser.

Cleanse

One of the most common steps people forget in their makeup routine is cleansing their skin, but it is also one of the most important. You don’t necessarily need to do a full deep cleanse using foaming cleansers or cream cleansers, but giving your skin a quick cleanse before applying makeup is something that can really help improve the appearance and application of your makeup as it helps to remove any excess dirts and oils that are in the pores. A gentle micellar water (I recommend Bioderma Sensibio h2o Micellar Water as it is gentle but still effective) After cleansing ensure that you “pat” your skin dry to remove any excess moisture.

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The Ultimate Beauty List™

Face: -Moisturizer
-Face Mask
-Night Cream
-Resurfacing Peel
-Acne spot treatment
-Dark spot corrector
-Eye Cream
-Lip scrub
-Lip moisturizer
-Teeth whitening strips
-Face scrub
-Toner/Astringent
-Face steam mix
-Eye serum
-Neck serum

Face:
-Moisturizer
-Face Mask
-Night Cream
-Resurfacing Peel
-Acne spot treatment
-Dark spot corrector
-Eye Cream
-Lip scrub
-Lip moisturizer
-Teeth whitening strips
-Face scrub
-Make-up remover wipes
-Face cleanser
-Pore strips
-Blackhead remover


Make-up
Face: Face primer
-Color corrector
-Concealor
-Foundation
-Translucent powder (NO flashback!)
-Contour Kit
-Beauty blender
-Powder brush
-Full-face brush
-Setting spray
-Powder 2 shades lighter than skin tone
-Powder 2 shades darker than skin tone
-Highlighting kit
-Liquid illuminator
-Oil-blotting sheets
-Blush
-Pore Minimizer
-BB Cream
-Bronzer
-Kabuki brush

Eyes: Eyelid primer
-Underye primer
-Eyeshadow (matte, metalic, cream)
-Eyeliner (liquid, pencil, and gel)
-Mascara
-Eyelash glue
-False eyelashes
-Eye-pencil sharpener
-Clear mascara
-Loose glitter
-Glitter primer
-C brush, blending brush, smudge brush

Eyebrows:
-Eyebrow pomade
-Eyebrow color
-Eyebrow shapers
-Tweezers
-Eyebrow setting gel
-Angled brush

Lips: Lip primer
-Lipstick (nude, pink, and red)
-Lipgloss (clear, sheer pink, red)
-Lip pencils (nude, red, pink)
-Liquid lipstick
-Lip brush

Hair:
-Nice quality wig (protect your identity!)
- Moisturizing conditioner
-Protein conditioner
-Protein Recontructor (use every six weeks)
-Co-wash
-Stripping shampoo
-Liquid moisturizer
-Cream moisturizer
-Sealant (oil, shea butter, ect)
-Hair scissors
-Blow dryer
-Flat Iron
-Wig stand
-Bobby pins
-Hairspray
-Hair ties
-Curling iron
-Perm rods
-Flexirods
-Leave-in conditioner
-Denman brush
-Comb set (check to make sure they have no seams)

Skin & Body
-Lotion
-Body scrub
-Razors
-Shaving cream
-Body oil
-Body foundation (for scars, uneven skin-tone, discoloration)
-Neck cream
-Deodorant (aluminum free)
-Shea butter
-Body cream/butter
-Sunscreen
-Skin brush (for skin brushing)

Hands & Nails:
-Acrylic tips
-Acrylic liquid
-Acrylic powder
-Nail primer
-Acetone polish remover
-Non-acetone polish remover
-Oval nail brush
-Nail polish
-Nail glitter
-Nail designs
-Nail tape
-Orange-wood stick
-Nail slippers
-Acrylic nail clippers
-Nail stencils
-3D nail art
-Base coat
-Top coat
-Lint-free wipes
-Dotting tool
-Hand cream
-Hand lotion
-Hand scrub
-Cuticle oil
-Nail oil
-Nail file
-Fine grit nail buffer
-Soft nail buffer
-Electric nail buffer
-Cotton balls
-Q-Tips
-Face masks
-Practice hand
-Gel polish
-UV curing lamp
-Nail resin
-Resin activator
-Rhinestone picker
-Sponges

Feet
-Foot scrub
-Foot lotion
-Foot cream
-Callous remover
-Hydrating socks

Milani Prime Shield Face Primer Review

Mattifying + Pore Minimizing

As of lately I have been trying face primers and setting sprays. I saw Milani had a primer and I figure why not. This is, I think the second Milani product I have tried and I’m happy I picked this up. This is one of the best primers I have tried so far. It controls my oils so well without having me look so dry. I have oily combination skin and I try different mattifying primers. My nose is the first thing to get shiny. This primer kept the shine on my nose to a minimum to the point I feel like I barely need to blot. My face has such a smooth radiant finish with this primer. I know it’s suppose to mattify but I like that my skin is not so matte to the point I look powdery. It controls my oils and balances out my face. I highly recommend this primer. They also have a Hydrating + Pore-Minimizing primer for dry skin types. I love that this primer is affordable as well. This primer works great with my drugstore and high-end foundations.

Rate: 5/5
Recommend: Yes

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Makeup Basics: Things everyone should have!

So I figured a good way to start off this blog would be to talk about the fundamental makeup items everyone should use in their regular routine. There are 13 items that you should use every day, or whenever you do your makeup.

  1. Face primer- This sets your face and gives your makeup an even surface to stick to. It REALLY helps your makeup last all day and night. I recommend using this especially when you are going to be out all day or at an important event so you don’t have to worry about fixing your makeup.
  2. Foundation- Foundation is very essential because it evens out the color of your face and gives you a flawless appearance. However, it’s a bit tricky to find the right one for you and your shade. Make sure the foundation matches your skin tone!! I can not stress this enough!! To see if a shade works with your skin blend in some foundation at your upper jaw bone, right around your ear. If it blends into your skin flawlessly then you have a match! Also, make sure you have the right coverage for your face, decide whether you want sheer, medium, or full coverage, match up your shade and you have found the perfect foundation!
  3. Concealer- Concealer is great for hiding blemishes and discolorations in your skin that foundation doesn’t necessarily cover. Use it under your eyes to get rid of dark circles too! Make sure the concealer you have matches your skin tone, just like your foundation!
  4. Contour- A contour goes right beneath your cheek bone, up towards your hair line, and down towards your jaw bone. It carves out your face and gives you a more defined look. You can use a bronzer, darker blush, or a powder specific for contouring. You don’t want to go too dark with your contour or your face will look a mess but you do want to go a bit darker than your natural skin tone to get that defined look.
  5. Blush- Blush enhances your cheek bones and gives you a hint of color on your face. It gives your face some more depth so its not just a flat color. You can get all kinds of blushes. Use whatever goes with your skin tone and don’t over apply because it looks a lot more natural when you just have that hint of blush.
  6. Highlight- A cheek highlight is something that can really make your cheek bones pop, it lightens up your upper cheek/under eye area. You usually want a shimmer color in this area but not TOO shimmery or you will get a crazy shine and it wont look great.
  7. Powder- Powder sets your foundation and concealer and gives you a nice mattified finish. You can use a translucent powder, tinted powder, or even a slightly shimmery powder. I would recommend using a translucent powder, however, because it works better, especially when you use a blush because you don’t want to do too much face product since you would likely go for a more natural look.
  8. Eyeshadow Base- Eyeshadow base is so so so important! It makes your eyeshadow stick to the lid and not crease. It also helps the color pop more than it would by itself. Eyeshadow base’s are usually clear, white, or tinted.
  9. Eyeshadow- Eyeshadow is SO versatile and there are so many types, finishes, and colors you can get its ridiculous!! And on top of that there are endless looks you can create. With eyeshadow you can enhance your eye color, make your eyes look larger, make your eyes more defined, and SO much more. The possibilities are endless!!
  10. Eyeliner- Eyeliner outlines and defines your eyes. You can use a pencil, liquid, or gel eyeliner. Eyeliners also come in many colors and finishes so there are a lot of possibilities with them as well.
  11. Mascara- Mascara enhances your lashes and can define your eyes even more. You can also get a more glamorous look, depending on what kind you are using. There are TONS of different mascaras. There are ones to lengthen, to thicken, to help lashes grow, to enhance your eye color, to give shine, to give sparkle, and much much more.
  12. Brow pencil/shadow- Using a brow pencil or a brow shadow really enhances your eyebrows and makes them look more uniform and put together. This really helps if you have sparse, uneven, over plucked/waxed, or unruly brows.
  13.  Lip Product- Whether its lipstick, lipgloss, lipstain, or what have you it can really add to a look. As with eyeshadow, there are TONS of finishes, colors, and textures so there are lots of possibilities. Find what colors look good on you and what colors you like but don’t limit yourself!

Now that seems like a LOT of things to do for just a basic makeup routine but I promise that it really isn’t. And you don’t have to do this EVERY day, I will do another post about what I do on just an average day where I’m running to the store and not much else. But this is what I do most days just because I looove makeup and have fun playing with it and feel so much better when I am wearing some haha. :) If you have any questions FB me or email me. ♥♥♥

 

my affordable, cruelty-free skincare routine for sensitive, acne-prone skin

I have terrible skin. Maybe it’s the Celiac Disease, maybe it’s the PCOS, maybe I’m just unlucky… whatever the case, on bad days I look a lot like Deadpool without his mask. To top it off, my skin is extremely sensitive, especially on my face, and I’m allergic to benzoyl peroxide, which is the active ingredient in most acne treatments. (Luckily, I’ve gotten pretty good at covering my acne with makeup.) I’ve tried just about everything you can try for acne, from Neutrogena to Proactiv to a prescription cleanser my doctor gave me, and most of it just made my skin worse. Then, when I was just about ready to sell my soul or start bathing in virgin blood, I found these products. All of them are all-natural or mostly-natural, none of them are tested on animals, they’re all fairly cheap and available at most drugstores, and all of them WORK. My skin looks and feels amazing – for the first time in years, I don’t have any big spots or breakouts. 


First of all (and this is probably not what some of you want to hear, but it really is true), what you put into your body effects your health and appearance, especially your skin. Someone who eats a lot of greasy, artificially flavored, or highly processed food will almost always have worse skin than someone who eats a healthy, balanced diet. That’s just a fact of life. And there are always going to be a few people who just have ridiculously good genes, and can consume a family sized bag of Doritos and a two-liter of Dr. Pepper every day and still have perfect skin, as unfair as that might seem to the rest of us. 

My skin has gotten significantly better since I was diagnosed with PCOS (that’s Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and insulin resistance (which is often caused by PCOS and can lead to full-blown diabetes if not treated) last November. My doctor put me on a couple of medications to regulate my insulin and my hormones, and also suggested that I switch to a low-carb diet – both of those things have improved my skin a lot. If you have chronic or severe acne. especially if acne does not run in your family, talk to your doctor. Sometimes, skin conditions like acne can indicate a bigger, underlying health issue. If that’s the case (as it is with me), treating the underlying issue will often improve your skin.

Anyway, now that the PSA is out of the way, here are some things you can do to improve your skin from the inside out:

  • Take zinc supplements. (Just be sure to take them with food – taking zinc on an empty stomach can make you very nauseous.)
  • Take fish oil. (This one is a bit more expensive, but one bottle will last you almost a year, since you only have to take one a day.)
  • Drink green tea every day. I’ve talked about the benefits of different teas on this blog before, but green tea in particular has been proven to improve your skin over time if you drink at least one cup a day. My current favorites are Tazo’s Zen and Green Ginger blends, but Yogi’s Skin Detox blend is delicious and contains other herbs that are good for your skin. 
  • Avoid artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives in your food. 
  • Switch to a low-carb, or even paleo, diet. (This one is a pretty extreme solution, but if you decide to try it, just know that it’s actually normal for you to feel sore, tired, grumpy, and sick during the first two weeks eating low-carb. This is so common that it has a nickname – they call it “the carb flu.” Don’t let those first couple of weeks discourage you – you will feel much better once they’re over.) 


And if all of that sounds like way too much effort, don’t worry, because what you put on your skin makes a big difference, too. Here are the products that I use in my day-to-day skincare routine, in the order that I use them:

  1. Yes To Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar Soap - (Please note that, normally, using a bar soap on your face is a very, very bad idea. But this one is specially made to be gentle enough for it, even if you have extremely sensitive skin like mine.) I just rub it on my face, lather it up, (gently!) scrub a bit, and then rinse it off. It’s very convenient and easy. 
  2. Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner, Original - (As you may have already learned the hard way, toners with alcohol in them can be damaging, so even if you don’t use this one, look for one that’s alcohol-free.) I pour it onto a cotton ball or cotton pad (or, in cases of emergency, a folded up paper towel) and swab my face with it. Again, pretty easy.
  3. Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer - (Part of the reason I love this product is because it smells really good – but it also works really well. My skin looked visibly clearer and less red after one use!) This is EVEN EASIER than the previous two steps. I just apply it immediately after toner, and use my fingertips to massage it into my face. 

Those are the three products that I use twice a day, every day, but if you want to really go all-out, here are a couple of others you can try:

  • Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask - (It looks like mud. It kinda feels like mud. But it also makes my skin feel smooth, soft, and buttery, and does a really good job of clearing up acne and redness.) You just smear it on your face, leave it on until it dries (I usually do 20-30 minutes), and then rinse it off. I like to use it immediately after washing my face with the bar soap, then after I wash it off I skip toner and go straight to moisturizer.
  • Lush Dark Angels Scrub/Cleanser - (Are you picking up on a theme yet? Turns out, charcoal is amazing for clearing up acne. I debated even putting this one on the list, because unlike all these other products, it is definitely not cheap, and you won’t find it at your local drugstore. Honestly, it does almost the exact same thing as the Freeman mask – which is $17 cheaper – but this one has a bit more of an exfoliation factor to it, and smells really nice.) I’m currently out of it (because it’s expensive and I’m a bit low on funds at the moment), but when I used it before I would pinch off a small amount, mix it with water to make a paste, and use it on my face instead of my normal cleanser. Then I’d skip toner and go ahead and moisturize. 
  • Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips - These are really handy if you have a lot of blackheads. You just wet your nose, smooth the strip down on it, wait for it to feel dry and stiff, and then rip it off. It is NOT painless, but it’s not as bad as waxing your legs or ripping off a band-aid. And it removes all of the gunk clogging your pores. My favorite part is looking at all of the nasty stuff left on the strip after you rip it off. It’s disgusting, but kinda fascinating. Glad all of that isn’t in my pores anymore. 


Those are all of the products I like to use on my face. All of them are cruelty-free, none of them give me an allergic reaction, and all of them help my skin a lot. 


Here are some extra tips for keeping your skin as soft, clear, and glowing as possible:

  • If you wear makeup, you might wanna invest in a primer to create a protective barrier between your foundation and your skin. I’m currently using e.l.f.’s Poreless Face Primer (which, btw is sold at Walmart for half of the price Amazon is asking).
  • Also, you should never, ever sleep with makeup on, or leave your makeup on overnight. It will damage your skin and make you break out, no matter how prone to acne your skin normally is. Even if you’re too tired to do your full skincare routine, at least swab your face down with a makeup remover wipe before you go to bed.
  • Look for makeup products that are labelled “non-comedogenic” and “hypoallergenic.” Usually, these products are the safest bet for people with sensitive skin.
  • Exercise has been linked to clearer skin. Even little things like walking your dog or ten minutes of yoga can make a difference.
  • Lack of sleep can and often does cause breakouts. I literally cannot stress how important getting enough sleep is, not just to your skin, but to your overall physical and mental health.
  • Don’t wash your face more than twice a day. Washing too often can cause your face to produce excess oil, which clogs your pores, which causes breakouts.
  • Do not exfoliate more than three times a week, and never exfoliate two days in a row. 
  • Using pore strips too often can be really bad for you. After using one on your face, wait at least 2-3 days before you use another.

And finally, remember that other people do not look at your skin as closely as you do. Most of the time, other people don’t think your acne is as bad as you do. Your friends don’t care if you have a huge pimple on your chin, or if your nose is covered in blackheads. And even if you follow all of the advice in this post, never miss a dose of vitamins, wash your face twice a day, every day, and use masks and special treatments several times a week, you might still have occasional small breakouts or redness. And that’s okay, because no one’s skin is always perfect. Having acne or bad skin doesn’t make you ugly, and investing time, effort, and money in treating your skin doesn’t make you vain. Do what makes you feel happy, comfortable, and confident. 

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Part 1: Before You Apply Your Foundation

  1. Face primer
    A face primer is essential to help protect your skin and keep you makeup flawless. The best drugstore primers are Neutrogena shine control and Rimmel London Stay matte primer. A setting spray can also be used as face primer if you have a tight budget. The best setting spray are NYX Matte finish setting spray, L’Oreal infallible pro-spray and ELF makeup mist & set.  
  2. Corrector cover any flaws on the skin. It comes in the color yellow (cover up purple and blue bruises), lavender (eliminated yellow undertone on the skin), orange (hide dark circle and dark spots) and green (works great to cover redness). You can buy these corrector individual or in a palette. For a think consistency I recommend BH 6 Color Concealer & Corrector. For creamy consistency I recommend NYX Full coverage Concealer and La Girl Pro Concealer.

anonymous asked:

Which Korean beauty products would you recommend? :) Also, any tips to balance high school with language classes so you don't become overwhelmed? Thanks darling x

alright buckle up kids i got a bunch of recs based on what i’ve been using for the past couple years from korean brands

SKINCARE

  • mizon snail recovery gel cream
  • innisfree it’s real squeeze masks (my fave’s the manuka honey one)
  • etude house real art mild cleansing oil
  • cosrx low ph good morning gel cleanser
  • sulhwasoo snowise ex cleansing foam
  • mizon aha & bha daily clean toner
  • cosrx acne pimple master patch
  • cosrx galactomyces 95 whitening power essence
  • goodal mild protect natural filter sun cream
  • the face shop natural sun photogenic sun blur sunscreen

MAKEUP

  • etude house bb cream in cotton fit
  • tonymoly liptone get it tint
  • labiotte wine lip tint (i’ve tried 3 colours and i love them all)
  • etude house face blur primer
  • tonymoly egg pore silky smooth balm
  • etude house drawing show eyeliner (i own both the brown & black pens and it’s the only eyeliner i’ll ever use, i keep getting compliments on how sharp my wings look and it’s all bc of this brush tip!! major holy grail!)

now for balancing school and extracurriculars:

  • i highly suggest you map out the week ahead (with weekly planners like this one by @emmastudies) down to the hour, so you can perfectly visualise when you have to work and when you can relax guilt-free. 
  • also, i’ve learned from experience that you should slightly overestimate the amount of time you think a task will take you — not too much, just enough to account for little distractions and bathroom breaks, etc. 
  • tackle your homework as soon as you get back home or, if you’re swamped, work during your breaks at school (i often ate quickly and spent my lunch breaks at the library). 
  • finally, keep an organised planner (or bujo, if that’s more your speed) with daily to-dos and stick to your plans, with free time to yourself once you’re all done as a reward! 

best of luck boo ~

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Chic, Sultry, Sophisticated Makeup | Sexy, Bronzy, Summer French Date Night Makeup

A chic, sultry, sexy, and sophisticated makeup look which is great for date night and Valentine’s Day. This look is Inspired by french summer holidays and the likes of Hollywood actresses such as Sophia Loren and Grace Kelly. Very bronzy beautiful and sexy.

Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

The Balm Appetit Eyeshadow Palette

Illamasqua Precision Ink Gel Eyeliner

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

*MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil Taupe

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt in Silhouette

*Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach

*PUR Cosmetics Sunkiss Glow and Strobe Highlighter Palette

*Go-To Skincare Lips Pinkey Nude Lips

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Running with makeup
So as some of you know I’m a gogo dancer (not to be confused with a stripper) and our job is to look good while dancing all night. This also means sweating profusely and STILL trying to be eye candy for the club. I use a face primer i found at Victoria’s Secret that you can spray before and/or after you apply for makeup that’s supposed to help you stay looking you all day/night. I used it for dancing and was surprised that even with me sweating nonstop that my makeup stayed in place, so i decided to try it with running.


For the Princess Half marathon coming up i planned on dressing up as my favorite princess, Princess Jasmine, and that included doing my makeup even though I’ll be running 13.1 miles. I sprayed the face primer over my eyes as that was the only makeup i had on and went running.


After i ran I was sweaty and gross, but my makeup was on point as if i never even ran! So i’m definitely going to be using this for the PHM coming up in a couple weeks. I totally recommend to anyone that’s like me and wants to look at least decent in her running photos to use this or any other face primer. It’ll keep you looking cute even when you shouldn’t lol :).
Best High End Makeup

*this is my opinion but these are the high end products I use and are my favorite*

PRIMER:
Too Faced Hangoverx

FOUNDATION:
Make Up For Ever Water Blend
For heavier coverage: MUFE ultra HD or Too Faced Born This Way

SETTING POWDER:
Laura Mercier translucent

CONTOUR:
Kat Von D shade and light palette

BLUSH:
Too Faced blushes

HIGHLIGHT:
Kat Von D metal crush eyeshadow in the shade thunderstruck (best for fair skin)
ABH Glow Kits (any skin tone because there’s a kit for everyone!)

SETTING SPRAY:
Urban Day All Nighter or Deslick (for oily skin)

EYESHADOW PRIMER:
MAC paint pot in soft ochre
Urban Decay primer potion

EYESHADOW PALETTE:
ABH Master Palette by Mario
ABH Modern Renaissance

EYELINER:
Kat Von D tattoo liner
tarte tarteist double take (double ended with a gel end and a felt tip end)

LIPSTICK:
MAC (velvet teddy is my favorite)

LIQUID LIPSTICK:
Kylie lip kits
Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick

BRUSHES:
Sephora brushes
Beauty blender