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LEARN YOUR OWN BEAUTY

Lighting is key 

Have you realized that you do your make up in a specific spot every time you do it? Or if it’s in a different location than usual the outcome always looks different. You find that when you really get a chance to critique your make up it may be somewhat off than the usual. 

It’s all about the lighting. When you don’t have the appropriate lighting you can get unwanted shadows followed by uneven applications. I switched all of my lighting in my house to white lights. I find for me that no matter what with this choice of lighting my make up with have the same effect inside and outside. Including bright or dim lighting. 

Skin cravings 

Always remember everything that works for everybody’s skin may not work for yours.  You really have to research and investigate to know your skin type. Use products for at least three months to see results. (Take pictures before staring) It can be very expensive. So pay close attention to how the skin reacts to products that way you can find what your skin loves. 

Foundation trails 

When your first introduced to foundations you go through many before you find your ultimate favorite. From experience I have seen myself and others go through many different brands, textures, and also tools for application usage. Finally after spending a pretty penny you find what compliments each other. 

I’ll start with this, “beautiful foundation starts with beautiful skin” Prep the skin accordingly. In order to find the right foundation you must first assess and determine the correct skin type that you have. It’s important to know that the foundation is appropriate for your skin type. Otherwise it could clash. 

Example : I’m oily. Unlike most people I actually love my natural oils in my skin. It will slow the process of aging down and it also gives me a timeless glow. With or with make up. I personally wouldn’t pick a foundation that is loaded with oil or promotes a lot of hydration. My skin has it already and is well balanced. 


The tool that you’re using plays a big roll in this as well. You want to make sure it’s going to compliment the formula of your choice. Also some formulas need to be warmed up with body temperature so that it adjusts to the skintone correctly. 

Example: I clean my hands and place the product on the back of my hand. Warm it up using a circular motion and apply to desired area. 

Typically when I match someone’s foundation shade I look at multiple areas of the skin. The neck, the cheek, and the forehead. Depending on their preference if they tan or get lighter we will then discuss and find out what will work for them. 

Please be aware that some foundations will oxidize on the skin. When it is released from the bottle and it hits the air, the color can alter. When it gets on the skin and the natural oil’s will produce throughout the day and can cause the foundation to get darker as well. 

At the end of the day Make Up is fun but it’s also trial and error. 

Mascara removal 

I always recommend using a oil base make up remover for the eyes. Even for the most stubborn make up out there. It breaks it up doing all the work for you. I saturate the cotton round gently place it on the eye(s) an let it dissolve the make up. I then swipe away without tugging and pulling on the eye area. The skin under the eye is very delicate and will be prone to fine lines if tugged upon. 

Motivation 

The best motivation is when someone tells you “you can’t” 

Pillow case


Before I learned all about taking care of my skin. Like any other person when I went to the store to buy sheets and pillowcases for my bed I would just get the regular standard cotton sets. Now I’m obsessed with satin pillow cases. Why? A few reasons would be. 

*no stripping your skin from moisture 

* avoiding fine lines and wrinkles 

* your hair will also hold moisture and not be so prone to breakage 

Product Hoarding

A lot of us love to buy products before we finish the ones we currently have. We don’t give ourselves time to see results from one thing before buying something else. Meanwhile, the time is ticking on other products that have already been opened. You need to be careful of expiration dates on things. 


Most products will have the expiration on the packaging. As things become older you will notice a change in the smell and consistency in the product. Everything will expire. You do not want to be using expired products on your skin, hair or any where on your body. Use what you have, see the results before purchasing more. You will save money and let yourself experience true results before jumping to something new. 

Vitamins 

Be sure to take your daily vitamins. You don’t want to cheat yourself and deprive your body of nutrients that you need, especially if your not eating correctly. Vitamins will help with your skin, hair nails, organs, and energy. One small pill affecting a big life! 

Pamper Those Feet 

You should exfoliate your feet and follow up with an oil. Exfoliating can be beneficial as it gives you a smooth texture removes dead skill and allows the oil to penetrate deeper, giving you awesome results. A few times a week is all that is required.
I like to create my own scrubs and oils with my choice of organic ingredients.  It’s fun and I’m in control of what my body is absorbing.Set the future of your feet up for success. 

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