Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beauty Tips Galore!

Over the years, I've collected oodles of beauty tips.  Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I decided to share some of my faves with you:

Have fun with your nail polish.
Nails are the new accessory. Whether you’re choosing a bold color you've never worn before, experimenting with nail art or just trying out new and different formulas, it’s a relatively inexpensive way to express yourself. Plus, it’s easy to change (I probably paint my nails once--or twice--a day)!

Just have fun in general.
Really, makeup is just such a great way to express yourself. Want to try purple eyeshadow? Go for it. Intrigued by the looks seen on the runways during Fashion Week? Try them out! Multiple makeup artists and hairstylists have given me this one sound piece of advice: Beauty is supposed to be fun.

Some of the best beauty products don’t cost a fortune.
The idea that all of the best products out there cost a ton of money? Not true. Some of my absolute favorite cleansers, mascaras and much, much more come straight from the drugstore--and cost under $10! If you’re on a budget, chances are you can still look and feel gorgeous 100 percent of the time.

Skincare is everything. EVERYTHING.
Great beauty starts with great skin. You can't really look fab wearing the latest eyeshadow, if the "canvas" of your face isn't the best it can be.  You want it to be as soft, smooth, and perfect as possible.Take the time to find the right skincare products for you.

Sometimes, mascara is all you need.
If you only have two extra minutes in the morning, apply a coat of mascara. It is the most important thing in my makeup collection.  If I'm feeling sick or lazy, I'll just throw on some mascara and immediately look much better.

Always take off your makeup. 
I know...sometimes you don't have the time to wash your face everynight.  That's fine.  At the very least, use a nice cleansing/makeup removing wipe.  Your skin will thank you.

Sunscreen is NOT overrated.
Another topic that really gets me going is sun protection. I have super fair (see-through-esque), sensitive skin, so I apply sunscreen year-round to protect my lovely face.  But regardless of your skin type, or the time of year, you should always, always, always wear sunscreen.  You can usually find it mixed in with moisturizers and lip balms, which is super convenient.

Get your beauty sleep. Always.
Good skin health starts with a good night of sleep. So before you settle down for those eight hours, make sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure you’ll look and feel your best in the morning!

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