Lately, I've not been well. If you don't know I have a lot of health issues and I'm no stranger to the hospital. So it's been a rough go the last few weeks and I've been away from home a few times. However, no matter what I still do my skincare steps. That's the one thing that's in my overnight bag that I stress over the most and spend the most time on is packing my skincare travel pouch. So I thought it would be a good blog post to discuss what I travel with and why and some tips that I have from experience over the years.
I was trying to think of a good post for today. I thought that I would tell you my favorite cleansers as of late. It's getting colder. The air is getting drier. I've been doing a ton of Halloween makeup so my skin has had a beating almost but not as bad because the cleansers that I've been using the most lately have been so effective but also so gentle. They've not dried my skin out. It's made this transition into colder weather so much easier.
It's National Relaxation Day! There are plenty of ways to relax but my favorite usually includes skincare. So I'm going to do my top favorite masks that feel really good on the skin. They won't be harsh masks by any means. They're going to be soothing, cooling, luxurious masks.
In my last post I discussed a facial oil that had several different vitamins and oils in it. I said that I would do a post about vitamins next. I am doing that but it's going to be a more short version of the more common vitamins and what they can do. The reason for it is because we are heavily saturated, especially in "green" or "clean" products, with a variety of different vitamins for this concern or that concern. It gets overwhelming and sometimes it gets confusing.
I wanted to discuss, hopefully briefly, with you chemical peels/acids and what should be left up to a professional and what you can use at home.
I find myself, constantly singing that song from Blink 182 "What's my age again? What's my age again?....." and it's not because I'm a massive fan of Blink 182, it's because I get utterly confused by advertisements I see. Not just that...from conversations with "beauty professionals" or "industry professionals" that leave me thinking "was that a good conversation or was I insulted?" Let me explain:
This has been an advertising line for as long as I can remember "get's rid of dark circles." then it went to "lessen's the appearance of dark circles". So I wanted to discuss if that can actually be done.
As you know, I'm a die hard fan of some makeup and skincare. Skincare took the lead a few years ago though and I've never looked back. I was never this obsessed as I am now. I love learning about it, I love using it, I love seeing what people can come up with and what products can transform your skin. I actually have a picture from before my blog ever was a thought and I lived at home thinking I had a real hoarding issue with skincare. Put that beside my skincare shelf now.....and well, there's a difference we'll just say that.
Listen, I'm not a music festival type of person. I am a fall festival type of person where I can get funnel cakes and caramel apples. However, I know that many of you are. Everything from Coachella to Country Music Festivals. I'm from Tennessee and we have the CMA Fan Fest. So there are plenty of opportunities to go to one usually.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.