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Okay, I’m jumping right into this + giving you the lead RIGHT OFF THE BAT: a nail salon injury left me with a WART ON MY FINGER. And it’s even more gross and embarrassing than you’d think it is. ??[Read more…] about WART THE F*CK?!
I FINALLY HAVE THE ANSWER TO A FRESH, SUMMER LOOK!! … not that I didn’t before, but this upped the game HARDCORE!
If you haven’t seen, SeneGence JUST released it’s Tropical Collection of ShadowSense for the summer, and OHHH EMMMM GEEEE!!!
I had to jump on and do a live demo of these BEAUTS (scroll down if you just can’t wait to watch it) + created a really fun, tropical eye look!
If you’re not familiar with it, ShadowSense is a SUPER pigmented, less-is-more eyeshadow that will not run off your face if you’re sweaty or swimming (swimming in your own sweat counts too!) + has ANTI-AGING BENEFITS?! It’s creme to powder, so it’s versatile — I’m actually wearing Copper Rose Shimmer on my cheeks as a bronzer/blush!
The best part about playing around with creme to powder eyeshadows is that they are SO BLENDABLE! It’s a great way to get a flawless ombre eye look, AND you don’t have to worry about it creasing + sweating off, or muddling into a half-on-half-dripping off puddle of eyeshadow!
PLUS — think of all the fun color combinations you can only DREAM of creating!? ??
Oh, and straight up — this photo has NOT BEEN DOCTORED in ANY way! This is just the result of a great skincare routine, amazing makeup that gives you SUCH a natural look (like, I LOVE that my freckles still come through!), and a pretty decent camera. Just FYI.
For those of you curious, my LipSense is two layers of Samon + one layer of Razzberry. I wanted a fun, bright, tropical-ish color to draw the beauty that is Pink Hibiscus Shimmer out from the eye look!
For the most part, I have been blessed with fairly clear skin. ??♀️??♀️
Don’t worry, I get the random zit + dark circles under my eyes, but I must admit that I was preeeetty lucky to scrape by using a really good — or, what I thought was really good — concealer to cover it all up.
Again.. I repeat.. I WAS LUCKY.
No matter how much I scrub and exfoliate my face, and properly hydrate and moisturize, I still get breakouts. And they still suck just as much as they did in my teenage years.
You’d think the only thing that would suck about being an adult would be the paying bills and working bit + you wouldn’t have to worry about acne anymore — but adults can get acne up until — and over — the age of 40.
Acne happens when hair follicles are clogged up with oil, makeup, dirt + dead skin cells. This is why a routine of taking off your makeup + washing your wash EVERY DAY is so important! Incorporating an exfoliant into your routine is a REALLY great way to get rid of excess dry, dead skin that could eventually cause more breakouts.
There are three major zones that our faces are made up of, and they are the t-zone, your cheeks, and your chin/jawline. Everybody’s different + I’m not an expert, but where your face breaks out can actually be a reflection of other issues we may be having.
This could mean a few different things, but the most common culprit here is a poor digestive system. Runner up is a diet too rich in fat, followed by alcohol and dairy products.
Let’s be honest though, wine + cheese?
Lower your alcohol intake by a few drinks a week and see if that helps, and pay more attention to the kind of fat you’re eating — not all fats are good fats!
Bacteria is the prime suspect here! Cellphones, dirty pillows, touching your face without washing your hands after touching your cellphone — seriously, your phone is like the filthiest thing you own. ?
BUT — breakouts on your cheeks could also mean stomach or liver issues, so if a cleanser isn’t helping your face stay clear it’s not a bad idea to see your doctor.
Clean your phone every week; that thing is seriously DIS-GUS-TING and we put it up to our face/touch our faces after using it ALL THE TIME. A good cleanser used daily will help keep your skin clear and bacteria free!
Whether we like it or not, us ladies have to deal with our hormones on a daily basis, and those ass****’s like to hang out predominantly on our chin, and further up along the jawline. Stress is also a contributing factor, along with processed sugars and really starchy foods — so you know, pretty much all of the things we like to eat when we’re all hormonally imbalanced + moody.
I struggle with cystic acne from time to time, which is when it builds under your skin but never breaks the surface. It’s painful + leaves this red, swollen bump on your face you really can’t do anything about. If you try to pop it, it scars — SO, DON’T POP CYSTIC ACNE! Go see a dermatologist ASAP! Otherwise, I’d say don’t eat sugary, greasy, deliciously starchy food when you’re PMSing.
So. We can’t control our hormones + illnesses, but we can control a few other things that cause us to breakout. Here’s what I recommend because it’s worked for me: