Tips & Tricks #6

  1. Kate Spade Canvas HatWarm weather is approaching, keep your skin protected!  Avoiding being in direct sunlight between 10am-2pm if possible.  Always wear sunscreen 30 spf or higher, wear a hat and sunglasses to shade your face.  I love that floppy hats are back in.  How cute is this one for the beach or pool!!
  2. Finding the time to apply a facial mask can be difficult (we are all busy!).  Apply it in the shower after cleansing, shave your legs, then rinse off the mask.
  3. Apply moisturizer and body lotion to the skin immediately after getting out of the shower while the skin is still damp, this will lock the moisture in.
  4. Orange is such a hot trend right now, but a very hard color for most people to wear.  Look for a coral-orange or pink-orange, these colors are more flattering.
  5. Spring break is here!  If you quickly want to shed some pounds, eat a diet high in protein and veggies, berries, apples and tons of water.

Tips & Tricks #5

  1. Steaming your skin before extracting (removing blackheads) helps prepare the skin to let the blackheads go.
  2. The first place wrinkles appear is around the eye area.  If you are not using an eye cream start using one immediately.  You are never to young!
  3. Prevention is Key!  Don’t wait until you have wrinkles, age spots, sun spots, etc to start taking care of your skin.  They way you take care of your skin between the ages of 18-30 years old will show up when you are 40’s and 50’s.
  4. 3 things that age the skin most: sun exposure, smoking, alcohol
  5. Most skin conditions can be improved by diet.  Limit things like: caffeine, alcohol, sugar, chocolate, dairy.

Tips & Tricks #4

  1. Kale is super healthy and is mild in flavor.  Put kale in a blender with any fruits of your choice, coconut water and a pinch of cayenne 414V4QR5V5Lpepper and you have a delicious healthy snack.  Pictured is my favorite blender!
  2. Don’t use your fingers to squeeze out blackheads.  This can cause tiny tears in the skin and pop blood vessels.  Instead use 2 Q-tips and gently press down, in and up.
  3. Steaming your skin has many benefits.  Boil some water, pour into a bowl, and hang your head over the bowl with a towel draping over your head to create a mini steam room for your face.  Some times you gotta do what you gotta do when you can’t spend $100 on a facial. ;)
  4. Before committing to a brand new skin care product, ask for a sample and use it for 1-2 weeks.  In that time you will know if you really like it.  Stores like Nordstrom or Sephora are always happy to give samples, you just have to ask.
  5. Eating late at night causes redness and swelling in between the eyes.  So keep the late night snacking to a minimum.

Tips & Tricks #3

  1. sunglassesSprinkle some cinnamon or cocoa powder in your coffee grounds before brewing.  It gives you a wonderful flavor experience.
  2. For a quick, easy exfoliant use a scoop of sugar.  Keep a jar of sugar in the shower and sprinkle some into your hand and rub it on your face and body.  It will gently exfoliant and dissolve in the warm water.
  3. To help reduce over eating at a meal, drink a large glass of water before eating.
  4. The dryer wears out your clothes faster than anything.  Hang dry any clothing that you want to stay looking new.
  5. When time is limited, put on sunglasses and pretty lipstick.  You will look glamorous in 2 minutes.

Tips & Tricks #2

  1. After waxing, don’t exfoliate or go in the direct sun light for 24 hours._8159861
  2. If you have a really red zit put some visine on it.  It gets the red out.
  3. A glass of wine or a shot of liquor has 100+ calories, so be aware of how much you are consuming.  All of those calories turn straight to sugar.
  4. Concealers can be drying, use a primer first to protect the under eye area.   I use MAC Prep & Prime in Radiant Rose.
  5. Spend the money and get yourself a really nice winter coat.  It’s worth the investment!  You wear it every day for many months out of the year.  And it’s the first thing (some times only thing) that everyone sees.  I love this coat! Check out the awesome detail in the back!