Makeup Monday: Benefits of your Skin Type

The other day, I never really thought about how your skin type could benefit you now and in the future until I was talking with a co-worker about it. She told me because she has oily skin, she'll have less wrinkles when she becomes older because her skin is always moisturized by natural oils. Well, immediately this made sense to me, and I never knew why I never actually thought about it before now. So I did a little research to see whether that was scientifically true or not, and here is a bit of what I found to help you love the skin you're in!


Dry Skin:
I always prefer the good news first, so here's some for dry skin- I have dry skin, as well. (Unless it's summer, then everyone is a sweaty/hot mess.)

Pros:

Automatically Cleaner:
Oily skin usually attracts a lot of dirt and other things in air particles leaving a greasy layer that forbids your face to actually breathe. Having dry skin is beneficial in the respect, because it doesn't attract dirt and therefore results in less blackheads and breakouts. With dry skin, you also always have a matte look, which can be beneficial to you, as well.

Less Blemishes:
This skin type has the least of blemishes, because it's not as hydrated as the others and doesn't give much room for build up of oils and grease. The natural moisture in the air usually is enough for dry skin to not look flaky and cracked, but smooth and nourished (although, I always recommend moisturizing daily!)

Makeup Lasts Longer:
With dry skin, you don't have to worry about makeup rubbing off or just fading due to the natural oils coming out on your face. Dry skin keeps the makeup in place and lasting longer.

Cons:

Moisturizing:
Moisturizing is a must, with dry skin. Especially in the winter when there is nothing but dry air all around you.  If you don't moisturize regularly enough, dry skin and crack and flake very easily and it takes a very long time to heal and look healthy again.

Oily Skin:
Everyone always looks at the cons of oily skin, but those with it will be laughing at all the rest when they're the one's who age most beautifully

Pros:

Aging Beautifully:
Thanks so all that extra Vitamin E, your shiney face will be your best weapon in fighting aging. All the extra moisture in your face keeps your skin healthy and beautiful (although shiney) and shows later in life. When you get older, you'll notice it will take longer to get wrinkles, or just less of them. 

Natural Antioxidants:
Yes, you got very lucky- believe it or not. It is important that no matter how much you want to rid yourself of the grease or the sometimes overwhelming shine, you don't! When you allow your skin to release it oils naturally, it delivers Vitamin E to your face. It also provides a protective layer on your face that protects your skin from environmental damage. But yes, this means you still have to wear sunscreen.

Cons:
The oils can trap dirt in and under layers of natural oils which can cause damaging breakouts. With a nice wash twice a day, you can help keep your natural oils and still clear them of the dirt and debris acquired throughout the day.

Normal Skin:
Well aren't you the lucky one! Not too dry, not too oily. You basically get half and half of everything already listed!

Pros:
You're makeup lasts pretty long, but still comes off at the end of the day. You're face is perfectly moisturized, already, and provides a healthy canvas for your face. It is important to wash your face, to rid yourself of the dirt that is acquired throughout the day, but usually only twice a day will be enough for you. 

Cons:
You are still subject to easy breakout, because no matter what, your skin type is still unpredictable. Some days it will be more dry than the next, and so on. Your hormones have more to do with breakouts than your skin type, because of the perfect balance of the two extreme types. 



Tuesday Tips: So You Want to be a White Walker?





I've been extremely busy lately. I'm so tired from work  (6 days a week) that when I come home, I zonk out until I work again. Well, I'm trying to be more conscious about my baby (aka, my blog) and so here is something that I did in my spare time to feed my obsession with Game of Thrones. Here ya go!



Blue Baby


Shirt - Thrifted
Skirt - Forever 21

Boy, oh boy, I've missed blogging! Working full time (and especially over nights) is messing with my schedule! I've been moving out of the apartment on my days off, too! Most of my clothes are packed away, so I'll try to blog more but I know it won't be as frequent, Thanks!


Congratulations, Ashley!

Congratulations, Ashley from Alabama for winning the Naked 3 Palette!

Thanks to all who participated!

I use Rafflecopter, and for a fair selection from all entries, it randomly selects a winner for me. Congrats again, Ashley! 

Hey, Ashley. Make sure to email me some pictures of some of your new looks from the Naked 3 palette!




Makeup Monday: Sunsets from Mary Kay





Miss Mary Kay




A few days ago, I received some samples of Mary Kay products, from the lovely Dawn Cich. I was more than excited to give them a try! I found that as strange as it seems, these colors all go very well together (I think so, anyway). Okay so I LOVE this makeup! I actually really love how the color stays all day! The lipstick is a bit dark, but I like to be bold anyway. The one truth about the lipstick, is that it doesn't last very long itself. I love the color, and I'm more than glad it fades evenly so I don't look like a clown, but the extent of it's color last probably 2 hours. I have no problem reapplying it in public, and in fact, I think it looks even better the second time! ;) Personally, I don't really look all that great when wearing red or pink tinted blush; I'm so pale that the subtle red spots that are already on my face are just accentuated more with the wrong blush color. So when I received this copper blush, I was ecstatic! I absolutely love the way a copper blush looks against my skin and makes me look like I'm actually living instead of a pale ghost or just a red spotted mess. As for the eyeshadow, I have to say I think I love it about as much as I love Urban Decay eye makeup, seriously. It lasts very long, the color is vibrant and noticable (but not obnoxious), and it blends together very nice! When I blended the "Sienna" and the "Iris" colors, it almost gave the impression of a sunset, soft and beautiful colors blending perfectly together. I know that may sound corny, but I was actually super surprised at how much I actually love Mary Kay now! 

As for Dawn, she has been wonderful in assisting me, and great at suggesting my options and all the possibilities there are with this makeup. I plan on purchasing a bit more from Mary Kay in the near future! If you would like to have Dawn as  your beauty consultant, please, please order through her website at


She is a wonderful woman who is looking to help those discover a whole new world of beauty! Thanks, Dawn!




Miss Mary Kay



Dawn and I plan to collaborate and possibly host a giveaway featuring Mary Kay products!
This woman knows what she's doing as an independent beauty consultant with more than 4 years of experience in the Mary Kay Cosmetics industry. If you ever need a consultant, I highly recommend Dawn!
She is a very kind person who is willing to help, serve, and support her customers. I plan to purchase a few items from her personal consultant website which you can visit, here.

I'm excited to purchase some new cosmetics from their new catalogue called "The Look 2014" (You can view an ecatalogue by clicking the link above.)
To check out some more of Mary Kay's featured items/"boutiques"  you can simply click on the images below.







Tuesday Tips: First Place for your Face!

For a while, I struggled with the difference between foundations brushes, powder brushes, concealer brushes, ect. But I'm an expert now, and I'm here to help tell you the difference in brushes!
Stay tuned for some cute pictures on what is what.

1. Cream Foundation.
You might be applying the wrong foundations with sponges, your hands, ect. I was doing this for a while until I discovered the true uses for brushes. Some examples of Cream Foundations are Sephora Cover FX.
2. Blending Brush.
Blending brushes/smoothing sponges allow the makeup to blend into your face and each other if you're using multiple products on your face.

3. Liquid Foundation.
An example of liquid foundation is Avon's ideal shade liquid foundation.

4. Mineral Foundation.
An example of Mineral Foundation in bareMinerals original mineral foundation.
5. Concealer.
Concealer is used to hide blemishes, dark spots, and discoloration. The brushis small, because it's only supposed to be used for small areas, not the whole face. An example of concealer is Clinique Advanced concealer.

6. Powder.
Compacts of powder are good to finish off any last minute cover-ups. An example of makeup powder is Lancome Dual Finish Versatile Powder


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