MAKEUP REMOVAL ESSENTIALS: 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO BEAUTIFUL SKIN

 

Proper makeup removal is an essential step to keeping your skin healthy. Going to bed with your makeup on will leave your pores clogged, preventing them from naturally balancing the PH of your skin.

You should always be washing your face twice a day. When you cleanse your skin in the am, you are washing away all the toxins that were released while you slept. When you cleanse the skin again in the evening, you are removing all the makeup and impurities that may have accumulated on your skin throughout the day.

3 steps to proper skin care:

  • Cleanse – start by removing all the makeup from your eyes and lips with a gentle makeup remover and cotton pad, then wash your face with a cleanser  best suited to your skin type.
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LAST MINUTE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS THAT WILL LEAVE HER FEELING “TICKLED PINK”

 

Similar to my “Top 5 gift ideas for the Fitness Lover in your life!”   I decided to put together a list of gifts that are sure to put a sparkle in any girls eyes.  While traditionally Valentine’s Day is meant for couples, to me it’s a day to celebrate love, so why not treat someone you love to something special this year?  Maybe even treat yourself!

So let’s get in the mood for love this February and find the perfect gift for that special girl in your life, whether it be your sister, your wife, your girlfriend or best friend.  All these gifts are available for purchase online but may be found in a store near you.

Last minute Valentines Day gift ideas!

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ALL NATURAL D.I.Y MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

 

Today I want to show you all how I made my own super-easy makeup setting spray.  It will leave your skin feeling refreshed and your makeup looking more natural.

Using a makeup setting spray will help to blend all your makeup together giving you a smooth dewy finish.  You will find several ready to use products available for purchase  meant to set or fix makeup, but you may ask, what is the difference?  A setting spray is meant to blend all your makeup together, giving it a more natural appearance.  A fixing spray is meant to make your makeup last longer – the best way to tell them apart is by checking the ingredient list.  If alcohol is one of the top ingredients listed, then it is meant as a fixing spray.  …

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EVERYDAY MAKEUP ESSENTIALS: YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRUSH

Guide to choosing the right brush/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

 

If you are looking to achieve that flawless, professional looking makeup application it is essential to use the right tools.  The types of brushes you use, will have a big impact on the type of look you will create. The brushes you choose should be good quality.  Ensure the handles are sturdy and the bristles are securely fastened.  No this doesn’t mean you have to spend a pretty penny and purchase high-end brands.  There are many affordable options available for purchase. You can find a wide selection brushes at your local drugstore or for purchase online.

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There are two types of brushes on the market:

Synthetic – these bristles are suitable for cream products such as foundations, concealers and lip color

Natural – commonly made from different animal hair, these brushes are best used with powder products such as shadow, blush, and setting powders

With so many options available – how do you choose?  …

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GRACEFULLY AGING: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO LOOKING YOUR BEST AT ANY AGE

As we age, not only does our style change, but our skin care needs change too.  At every stage of life, we should feel comfortable in our own skin and learn to make the most of our best features.  Read on to find out how you can adapt your skin care and makeup routine at each stage in your life to achieve your own personal best.

Make up for all ages!

Gracefully Aging: The Essential Guide to looking your best at any age! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

In your 20’s

This is the age for experimenting with vibrant colors and multiple different looks, it’s the time to truly let your personality shine.   Try experimenting with different make up looks until you find the one that best suits you.  Not sure where to start?  Thousands of “how to” make up tutorials can easily be found, free of charge via You Tube and/or Pinterest.  …

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SIMPLY SKIN CARE: EVERY WOMAN’S GUIDE TO KNOWING YOUR SKIN TYPE

 

With such a wide range of cosmetic and beauty products available on the market today, it is very important to know your skin type when selecting which products will best suit your skin care needs.  Using the right products will help to nourish, protect and balance your skin, providing you with the perfect canvas for makeup application.

There are several types of skin, do you know which category you fall into?

Simply Skin Care: Every Woman's Guide to knowing your skin type! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful
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1. Normal Skin – Less common than other types, normal skin has a healthy, flawless appearance.  It looks matte and feels smooth to the touch.  People with normal skin tend to have  less skin problems than others.

How to care for : use a moisturizer meant for normal skin and an alcohol free toner

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5 EASY D.I.Y GIFT IDEAS FOR THE BEAUTY IN YOUR LIFE

With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to get crafty with some simple D.I.Y beauty projects.  Do you know someone deserving of a little self-love and pampering?  These super easy D.I.Y  gift ideas are thoughtful, feel good, smell great gifts that anyone will appreciate (even if that deserving person is you).

D.I.Y Face and Body Scrubs

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Vanilla Pumpkin sugar scrub – simplystacie.net

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Vanilla Brown sugar scrub – somewhatsimple.com

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Lavender Vanilla sugar scrub – suburbansimplicity.com

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Rose and Chamomile Facial scrub – helloglow.co

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Coconut Rose body scrub – lulus.com

During the fall and winter months, the weather can take a toll on your skin.  One of my favorite D.I.Y recipes is an Olive oil Cinnamon lip plumping scrub.  This scrub will help keep your lips soft and moisturized while adding a little volume, learn how to make yours here!

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JUST ANOTHER GIRLS VIEW ON THE WORLD OF CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY

 

I am very excited and happy to introduce Tahra as my guest writer for this post. Tahra is a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast, who like many of us began her journey not so long ago, as the girl who would apply Guerlain’s terracotta bronzer all over her face thinking it would act as foundation.  Now confident with her own makeup skills she has become the best version of herself and is ready to share!  I first connected with Tahra on Instagram when I  came across a very stunning image she had posted.  It was a simple image of makeup, but it was showcased so beautifully. It was this one image that drew me to her profile @bytahra seeking more!  Upon checking out Tahra’s Insta profile I discovered not only was she sharing what she loves with others, but she was very talented and passionate!   

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ACHIEVE PERFECTLY CURATED EYEBROWS WITH MY NEW FAVOURITE EYEBROW GEL

My new favorite eyebrow gel! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

 

If you are among the few who have been blessed with extremely thin, barely there brows, don’t fret!  Embrace what you have been given and work with it.  We are talking eyebrows here, not rocket science.   I have learned to work with the my natural shape to create perfectly curated eyebrows with just a few simple tools!

In just a few easy steps you too can have beautiful natural looking brows.  One of the most important steps in keeping your brows looking great all day is to set them with a good eyebrow gel.  I have tried multiple brands over the years, but by far my latest favorite is the NYX control freak eyebrow gel.  Not only does this product support my love for cruelty free beauty, but it won’t break the bank.  …

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