Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition

Ok, I am joining in another weekly thing, I think all of us can agree that as mom's we put ourselves on the bottom of the pile and then at the end of the day there is usually nothing left for us. So, let's change that! We can't be the best version of ourselves if we are always coming in last is what I believe so let's start making some changes to feel better and do better!

{ae filkins}


"Directions: Every week, you'll do a specific post on your blog in regards to Extreme Makeover--Me Edition.

----Pretty much, just update us on your progress. How did your week go? Did you struggle? How were you successful? Do you have any great tips? {I think it's also important to celebrate even little successes}

----Answer the specific question or topic that I pose each week.

After you've finished your post, view that specific post {either view your blog & click on the title of that post, or go 'edit posts' and 'view'}. Grab the url and post it into Mr. Linky. Simple as that!!" Head over to Extreme Makeover: Me Edition and join in by linking up! Now on to the question for this week:

What's your favorite beauty secret?
I know this has nothing to do with losing weight, per se, but on the other hand, it has everything to do with feeling good about yourself. So, in a sense, they go hand in hand.
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My beauty tips are pretty simple, I don't have a lot of time for fuss!

1) Hydrate! I can always tell if I am not getting enough water because everything feels so dry, like I am talking middle of the Mohave Desert-been walking for days-looking for a drop of water - dry. My skin feels horrible if I don't get enough water, not to mention I start to get really dehydrated and feel like crap from the inside out. So I try to drink at least 4 glasses of water a day...at the very least!

2) Soak Up Some Sun! I am not, in any way advocating you skip the sunscreen...although I admittedly don't use it as often as I should - but what I am talking about is, get outside and sit in the sun for a bit. Get that good ol' vitamin D! It helps me tremendously. If I don't get the time in the sun every few days I start to notice that I get depressed.

3) Go Au'Natural every now and then! I can't believe I am going to admit this to all of the blogging world...I do not shave everyday. I can't. It irritates my skin something fierce. So, I have started using Veet for my underarms and legs once a week. It keeps my legs and underarms (my mother would be mortified if I said 'pits' instead of underarms - lol)smooth and prickle free for at least 3-4 days, then I Veet again at about 5 or 6 days.

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4) Less Is More! I used to wear a face full of makeup every single day, but I just don't have that kind of time, or frankly the energy to do all that mess. So, I usually just do a quick 5 minutes and ready to go. You want to know my quick routine? I moisturize with Philosophy's Hope In A Jar with SPF 25
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next is blush, I am not really particular about my blush, but I ALWAYS wear just a bit of blush on the apples of my cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. After that its concealer, which I learned within days of delivering my daughter would become my new best friend and oh boy has it! I just dab a tiny bit under my eyes to brighten them up, not too much or you will look like a racoon and let's face it that is not an attractive look. After that I use mascara, I love Clinique mascara's or my other favorite is Fresh - Supernova, I get it at Sephora and its a little pricey ($25 a tube) but I have sensitive eyes and it is one of the only mascara's that doesn't irritate my eyes.
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After that I just slather on the gloss, I am totally a gloss girl, and I am done!

Those are my beauty tips for the day, what are yours?

18 comments:

  1. I agree with the hydrating. I can't wear much makeup b/c my skin is so oily and it's so HOT down here! I may check out that philopsphy product...

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  2. Great tips...thanks for sharing!

    I'm not a bigh make-up girl myself, but I think I might try the concealer under the eyes!

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  3. Love love love Philosophy products. I can't soak up the sun with you, but I'll sit under my umbrella and hang out with you while we drink our water.
    :)
    Glad you're joining EMME.

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  4. Great tips!

    Water seems to be a common theme today!

    Have a great week!

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  5. You know, I've always been curious about Veet! After reading this, I just might give it a shot!

    Thanks for the tips!

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  6. I might try that Veet stuff as my skin is very sensitive, too.

    great tips!

    :) Jen

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  7. blush, gloss and mascara....the big three!

    I tried veet a few years back....I might should try it again. I am still laughing at the whole pit/underarm thing. :)

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  8. Fabulous tips! I've been considering trying Veet, and now that I've heard from a real person that it actually works, I'm going to go get some!

    Have a great week!

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  9. Fun tips! I use Burt's Bees Baby Buttermilk lotion for my skin...it's light and soothing! And great for sensitive skin!

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  10. Great tips! Mascara is my best friend. Sometimes that's all you need. :)

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  11. Wonderful, thanks for sharing all of your lovely tips!

    I'm with you on the less is more type. I used to have to have my face entirely made up before walking out of the house. Now if I have my mascara and some lipstick or gloss, I'm fine. And it's usually put on in the car!

    Totally agree on the water too, must have my H2O!

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  12. Good tips! I dont shave my legs every day either shhhhhh. And I dont Veet even. I shave my legs twice a week, I know gross but I am too lazy! Oh well

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  13. Great tips. I am so glad you like the Philosophy line. I don't know what I would do without it.

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  14. Hi there! Great tips. I follow pretty much the same beauty routine. I love blush and put it on my cheeks, forehead and eyes to give my face some color. I like the more natural look.

    Keep up the good work!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  15. My favorite beauty product is my concealer. If I had to go without it, I would scare the small children!

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  16. You know I do agree w/ the shaving thing. I go a few days a week w/o shaving the ole legs.. maybe 1 or 2.. just to give them a break. I've been rubbin a razor down them for years.. that's probably not good for them!

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  17. Great tips! I don't wear much makeup myself because my skin gets so oily but when I do I like to keep it light and "barely there."

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