I don’t know what it is about the change in seasons that makes me get all introspective but, I once again find myself bursting with ideas and anticipation now that Spring has fully arrived and Summer is practically here! I feel like this…
You know when you are right on the edge of change? Or a big decision? Edges can be scary and edges can be exciting…right now I’m experiencing the exciting aspect of the edge. New season, new opportunities, new chances to be different, to be better. I will not be afraid, I will simply toss my perfectly curled hair and jump right in!
I’m eager for more sunshine, wedding season filled with makeup and hair on lovely brides, vacation, changes in my own life, and exciting growth for Polish and Pout…
Isn’t this model lovely? Her name is Jess (too!)…You will definitely be seeing more of this amazing shoot I did with JennaRae and Ashley over the next month…and later this week more tips on how to get this look and a peek into Jess’ life as a personal trainer.
So Cheers to Sunshine, Anticipation, and The Edge,
May 1, 2012
Another common bad beauty habit: Not washing your face nightly. Oh my…I don’t even know what to say, not washing your face at the end of the day is pretty much a sin! And I shouldn’t even have to explain why you need to do it…but just in case, here’s a reminder why…
Regularly cleansing your skin is necessary to remove makeup and other things that clog your pores, help facilitate cellular turnover (i.e. wash off your dead skin cells), and to remove just the regular dirt and germs etc. that your face naturally comes in contact with during the day (even if you don’t wear makeup!).
Perhaps you’ve heard people refer to it as washing the day away (Clinique even has a remover called Take The Day Off!)…this can be taken quite literally. Think of all of the pollution our skin encounters during the day, bacteria from our hands or people around us, and the natural oils and sweat we produce too…Are you convinced yet??? This is just waaaaay too important to not be religious about!
This isn’t the exact product I mentioned above…but I did recently get this travel size bad boy in Clinique’s GWP this Fall at Nordy’s! Right now I am typing this from a lovely beach house in Santa Cruz…this cleanser is my offical travel cleanser now! Really loving it!
Lazy about your skincare? Make it easier on yourself…keep cotton pads and a cleanser that is not water activated, or even better yet, face cleansing wipes! The ones above I purchased at the Dollar Tree…yup, only $1 and great ingredients. So you cant even use the reason of it not being affordable! Something is better than nothing…and if you keep your evening routine in your nightstand you’ll have no excuse!
So Cheers once again to Breaking Bad Habits, to Small Changes with Big Results, and to Better Skin,
January 5, 2012