So I’ve been wanting pink nails for a while but they did not seem right for the holiday season. Now, the holidays are over I can have pink nails! I recently purchase this gem from Essence called the gel nail polish in Dreaming of love? for 50 cents.
The color is gorgeous and it went on my nails very smooth. It has a wide flat brush for easy application, which I love. The formula however, doesn’t last very long as I already have chips on my right hand nails, I can’t fault it though because of the price.
I have a pretty tame morning routine, mostly because I don’t have as much time in the morning than when I do at night. So my morning skincare routine needs to be quick.
First things first, I do not use a cleanser in the morning. Instead, I use Micellar water. I don’t need to use a cleanser because I use one at night and I should not be having a build-up of [too much] dirt while sleeping, if you are maybe you should wash your sheets more. Micellar water cleanses my skin while giving it a refreshing boost. It won’t strip my face of the natural oils so I won’t dry out my skin. I was using the Bioderma Sensibio h2o micellar water because I got a sample of it. Usually, I use Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water.
For those days if I have time or get up earlier than I expected I use a quick 5-10 minute face mask such as theelf Mattifying Maskor Acure Brightening Face Masksthese masks are gentle on my face and give my skin a quick boost, especially for those foundation-free days.
Next I use a toner like the Botanics Cleansing toner to help with the Ph balance of my skin. This toner also freshens and brightens my skin as well.
Lastly, I use a gentle moisturizer for my sensitive skin. I like to use elf daily hydration moisturizer, it’s inexpensive and the pump on top makes for quick and easy use. They add a little sunscreen and you are good to go.
Establishing a routine is pretty important, which I am starting to learn the older I get. I used to rebel against routines, thinking they were for boring people. I can see why people would want routines now, they make sure your day isn’t messy, that you can actually remember to do things. Overall, they do provide your life with stability and anyone who has suffered any mental health problems will know how much stability means.
There are days that I make me feel useless, but when I participate in a routine (lets say something simple like my morning routine) then I don’t feel as useless as I would. I think establishing small easy routines throughout your day can really make a difference.
The Second Week – Grateful for spouse
Having been with someone for 15 year is crazy, but when you really love someone you can’t imagine ever being without that person. That is how I feel about my husband. He truly is my rock and the one person I can give my trust to and know that he would never break it. He seems to know exactly what I need and when I need it and I am truly grateful for him in my life.
I have a thing with always taking pictures of Cheeto and Mordechai yawning. Is that a weird thing? I do it because if I can get the picture right it looks like they are roaring and trying to be fierce. So take a look at my cutie pies trying to be lions.
So one of my New Year’s Resolutions are to exercise more, so I decided I want to try doing challenges. My Favorite Fitness Website darebee has tons of Challenges to choose from I chose 3 for this month which I will showcase throughout January!
So this challenge is just to do 50 squats a day. You can split them up throughout the day or do them all at once. While they don’t do anything like giveaways for completing a challenge I still like to see if I can do them. I also try to do the Extra Credit. I figure 50 squats shouldn’t be too hard to try out, but we will see at the end of the month how it turns out .
Last month I spent way too much money, mostly on presents for others but i did take advantage of a lot of the sales to buy myself some stuff. I decided that I will put spending on a little hiatus.
Now when I mean spending ban I mean buy things I don’t need, like that makeup palette that was half price. Instead, I want to rediscover what I have and that means using what I have, and what is the perfect solution to using my products?
That’s right a Pan Project!
This will mostly be on my Instagram account but I will be posting updates monthly on here as well. I will need to go through my stash and pick what I want to use and also toss what I don’t like. There is no use keeping something that I can like using.
I ordered this on wish like 2 months ago and it finally came. It only cost me 2 dollars. I usually am hesitant on trying beauty items from apps or sites I have never used but I was seriously like YOLO. I am becoming reckless in my old age.
The brand is called Born Pretty and it’s apart of the endless love series. The color is Think Again a soft neutral pink that I fell in love with once I put it on. I wish I was in love with the formula as much as the color though. It goes on very inconsistent, some places are perfect and you can’t see a hint of nail while other times it’s streaky and patchy. It also doesn’t last very long, while it didn’t chip per se, it did just peel off in some places.
I’ll have to find a close color in a brand I love.
This #SkincareSunday won’t be focusing on a product, but rather a vow I am making for myself this year. Last year I got too lax in my skincare routine resulting in my skin loosing a lot of it’s luster. My skin is dull, rough in texture and more sensitive than ever. As a result, I am not happy with how it is.
This year I will be trying to correct this. I feel like it’s going to be a uphill battle with my skin this year, but I am not going to let that get in my way. While I am going to try new products, I want to focus on giving my skin the love that it needs. Because it (and I) are worth it.
Yes, I know I am doing so many challenges this year! This one is different though. While perusing around the blogosphere I stumbled upon this challenge onLocal Adventurer and I thought it would be nice to not only do but to share with you all as well.
1. Why Start this challenge?
The reason why I want to start this challenge is because I think there are a lot of things that I take for granted. Also, I believe this will help me because more positive and help me develop a health outlook on the life I have.
So how do you all keep track of your beauty products? I have so much that it can be a little overwhelming if you look at it all together. That is why I decided to inventory my beauty products, it part of my New Year’s Resolution to be more organized.
In doing this I can keep track of how much I bought it for, What brand and color it is, as well as how I rate it, and if I would repurchase. I’ve seen some other things you can do that I was thinking of like swatches, color range, and average ratings.
If you are not savvy to Excel or just don’t want something like this you can use an app like Sortly to get help you. I know you can scan barcodes and people say it is pretty easy. I don’t use it because you do have to pay, and I find it relaxing just to do things myself. I also find it easier to because I can evolve my inventory list to suite my needs and I can add and change things how often I like.