Hey everyone! I haven’t posted on the blog in forever and it’s been due to lots of life cha-cha-changes. Nothing bad, just challenging and it has taken me away from my favorite hobbies like my blog, self-care, and wedding work. I hope to post on what I’ve been going through soon; Pretty much just me hustling through unemployment, but for now I want to talk about recent fun/cosmetic change. My pink hair!
I’ve been thinking about doing a fun haircolor for a while and the new year was approaching so timing was perfect. New year, new hair! My amazing stylist, Gaby from HairPlay Salon, did my colorful locks and I couldn’t be more in love! She put in peachy and pink highlights creating my unique pinky/rose gold look. Even though the pink fades after a few washes, I keep bringing back the color with this amazing shampoo.
On the daily my makeup routine is pretty simple: Flawless face, clean brows, shimmery eyes, with a little color on the lips. Collaborating with one of my favorite makeup artists Jeremy Z, we’ve created a step by step guide for easy everyday makeup look.
- Starting with a bare faces (yikes look at my dark circles D:), apply hydrating moisturizer. We used the Peter Thomas Roth’s Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream . I have super dry skin so this step is necessary to help the products blend in smoothly.
- Taking a beauty blender evenly apply your primer. We used Urban Decay’s Optical Illusion Primer, it erased my pores and gave me a soft velvety finish. You can also apply with your hands but Jeremy was being a little extra.
- Blend, Blend, Blend your foundation right after. Urban Decays One & Done gave me a nice natural look and you can still see my freckles poke through.
- Ta Da! After those few steps my skin is brighter, less red, and even all over.
If I’m being honest, I’m extremely lazy when it comes to skincare. I barely wash my face, I throw on moisturizer (when I remember) , and I get my daily dose of sunscreen usually through my foundation. *Pause for Gasps* Having gone to multiple skincare trainings, I’ve learned all the tips and tricks on how to prevent the aging process, so I literally have no excuse for my bad behavior :/ I’m starting this recurring series Showing Skin to highlight products that belong in your morning/nightly routine! Reviews, advice, and quotes from my favorite makeup artist Jeremy Z will be shared.
Alright enough info, lets take this skincare journey one step at a time. Starting with Sunscreen!
In addition to being life-threatening, sun damage is the main cause of wrinkles, lines, and premature aging to the skin. Scary and avoidable side effects that can be avoided by throwing on a little SPF on that pretty face for protection. Even though I live in Fog City and spend most of my time under indoor lights, I too need to remember to slather it on daily. You only live once (YOLO) so might as well help your skin stay plump. Am I right?!
Below are some my primo sunscreen options to help you start the habit that will save your skin from doom!
Invisible Shield SPF 35
I’ve been a fan of Glossier for quite a while and when they started teasing their sunscreen on their insta I was so excited. Finally an easy and instagram-worthy sunscreen :p Its a gel-based formula that goes on smooth, no greasy, ghost-like effect you might get from other inferior products. “Daily sunscreen” is also printed right on the packaging, this brand clearly knows whats up.
Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion
I got this sunscreen as a Sephora sample. Tarte as a brand formulates all of their products with naturally derived ingredients, so I know I don’t have to worry about any weird skin reactions from harsh chemicals. It gives me the perfect thin layer of sunscreen before I add the rest of my makeup. My only critique is that I have to give the bottle a shake-shake due to some seperation, but really in the grand scheme of things is that anything to complain about?