It goes without saying with pregnancy come lots of changes. One of those being my skin. The cold winter weather isn’t helping much as my normally sensitive skin is now also dry. I thought I’d share some of my winter skin care routine – the pregnant version….
I was putting on my makeup this morning, and I got to thinking about how much I liked the two moisturizers I wear daily.
Thought I’d share…
In the summer I don’t wear foundation. I mean, what’s the point?
I do however wear a moisturizer with sunscreen every day all year round and this summer I’ve taken to wearing a tinted moisturizer (also with sunscreen) on top of that.
Over kill? I think not.
I am actually very happy with them both and I think they’re happy on my face.
I use Aveeno’s Positively Radiant daily moisturizer with SPF 30 every day. This is one of a few broad-spectrum SPF moisturizers I use all year round. I like it because it’s gentle on my skin. Has a higher sunscreen quotient, and it’s not greasy and absorbs quickly.
In the summer I like to layer that with Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream tinted moisturizer which also has a broad-spectrum SPF of 15. I have used this alone, on summer evenings out and it is great. It does all the things a BB cream should do with out being greasy. The tint in the cream blends super great which I can sometimes have a hard time with since I’m so fair.
These are both great products that are super affordable and I think these last two I purchased using a coupon. You can find them at drugstores, and big boxed stores etc.
love & moisturizer,
*I was not compensated for this post.
After about five years of being a red head -or some variation, I’ve decided to go blonde -well mostly, I’m getting highlights. I was planing on getting it done prior to leaving Miami, but just didn’t have the chance.
Fast forward a few months and I still have that desire to go light. However, I’m in Italy now and I swear, like 90% of the population here is blonde. When we go out and about in town the number of women I see with blonde hair far outweighs that of black hair or brunettes. Forget about red, I think I’ve spotted about 3 red heads since I’ve been here and they’ve all been on base. I’ve not travelled farther than Venice yet, so I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but here in Northern Italy, the women love to be blonde.
So I’ve compiled a few of my favorite blondes via my Pinterest board “Oh so Pretty Hair” as a bit of hairspiration for my stylist tomorrow (which oh my gawd – am I hoping she is awesome!)
Have I mentioned how much I miss having bangs? I do, but I’ve spent 9 months growing those bad boys out – I won’t be going back into bang territory for a while.
This is sort of my hair goal. Long, all (mostly) one length. I also like the darker roots which is why I’m opting for highlights.
Cameron Diaz. Love her.
Is there nothing more quintessential and classic-glam beauty than blonde hair with red lips?
Yesterday I took a little mini-excursion into a shop I’d not been to in over ten years (since I moved away), Miami Twice. I would go there when I was in high-school and just get all googly eyed over all of their antiques and retro pieces. Yes, I was into vintage when it wasn’t a cool or hip thing. It was so great to go back and find the store still carried all the fun stuff. I could literally spend the entire day-but since I had the little guy with me, that wasn’t feasable.
While there I fell in love with this green 1950’s number-went and tried it on only to find that the zipper wouldn’t go past my rib cage. I wanted to cry because it was actually really affordable at under $50. The second dress I tried on was so cute, and totally me too. It was a magenta polka-dot number that I just may have to go back and get!
I think, if I could I would probably fill my entire wardrobe from the pages of Vogue magazine of years past (mixed in with some contemporary pieces too of course!)
I have a very big decision to make. It’s huge! If I decide to go through with it, not only will it be a major change it’s a serious commitment. One that I’ll have to deal with for-at the very least-a few months. The decision I’m currently mulling over is whether or not I should change up my look and go with bangs.
For the last several years (more like a decade) I’ve been anti-bangs when it comes to myself because I wore them pretty much from the time I was 12 all the way up through my senior year of high school. In my early twenties when I opted to go the bang route I seriously hated it.
I went to my stylist armed with a photograph of Julia Roberts in StepMom.
I looked cute enough-but in my early twenties I wanted to appear sophisticated and elegant. Bangs tossed me right back into looking like I was seventeen again. Admittedly when I was twenty I did look like I was seventeen….
Make-up is a passion of mine. I love the stuff. I think it can do a lot for a person’s self esteem and can make a girl feel like a million bucks. If you haven’t noticed on my right hand side there is a widget that is full of tips regarding all things beauty. Please check it out-some of the tips are really great. I was asked by the creators of this widget to post a beauty tip of my own in conjunction with this fun widget.
I think my best beauty tip is to take care of your skin. Make up can do wonders but it’s a whole lot less effective when the skin underneath it is in poor shape.
To take care of your skin I recommend you do the following.
1. Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.
2. Wear sunscreen.
3. Never-EVER go to sleep wearing your makeup. If you do this try keeping some Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes by your bed side. You don’t need water and you can remove your make up from bed!
4. Don’t pick at your skin. Popping pimples is a big no-no in my book.
5. Exfoliate regularly-but don’t over do it as doing so can make your skin too oily or too dry. I think once a week is perfect.
I think if you follow these simple rules your skin will be lovely-just like mine!
*No compensation was provided for writing this post-I receive a few Unilever brand products to sample-and they were great!*