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Summer Sunscreen

My summer sunscreen routine is tried and true! I have been using the tinted Elta MD on my skin for years and LOVE it! It’s a broad-spectrum SPF 46 for sensitive, acne-prone skin and it’s oil free. I tend to breakout during the summer, especially when using a heavy sunscreen but not with Elta MD. It’s lightweight but still strong enough to block off all of those harmful rays. (They make various products so if you have dry skin, check out this product).

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Keeping up with your Skincare!

Now more then ever I am finding that it is super important to keep up with my skincare routine. I am home like the rest of us, drinking more than I have in the past, not eating my normal healthy meals and of course eating way more dessert (which I actually enjoy) than I have in the past. I have moments of extreme motivation with my workouts and yoga but overall not excercising as consistently as I would like to…..Oh well, it’s SHELTER IN get out of exercise for FREE card.

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Drug Store Makeup

I know a lot of us are taking this time in quarantine to let our skin breathe but I have to be honest…putting on makeup sometimes just makes me feel better! Don’t get me wrong, I have days where I have no desire to do anything but put on moisturizer. Others days, makeup motivates me!!!!

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Hair Treatments- Makeup Monday

Ahhh where do I even start with my hair ;((( EEEkkkk it’s the first time in my life I actually wish I wasn’t a blonde (ok I don’t actually mean that lol). I have decided that my color is out of my hands…nothing that can be done about it for the next month or so. I decided to concentrate (on mastering the top knot lol) and keeping my hair healthy with treatments.

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At Home Mani

Don’t worry! We are all in the same boat these days…with nail salons closed, we are all forced to do our own nails! An at home manicure is easier than you think. I wanted to share with you the secret to my success.

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Dry shampoo, a MUST!

Now, more than ever, it’s ALL about the dry shampoo! Ha! Why wash everyday? Unless you are Zooming all day while on conference calls, you are probably doing what I am doing, right? Washing your hair every 3 days or so? In between those washes, use dry shampoo! It’s been around and going strong since the 70’s for a very good reason! Remember all those elaborate hair styles in the 60’s? Women would go to the salon and get their hair style done for the week and maintain it with dry shampoo (or baby powder) until they could see their stylist again. I have been using it for years and I am not quite sure what I would do without it!

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At Home Makeup

For me, day 1 through 4 of quarantine was all about jammies, no makeup and minimal hair washing (after all it’s supposed to be good for you, right?). Now…it’s time to get back to some sort of a new normal. After all, who knows how long this is going to last?!?

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Practice Makes Perfect

While we are all cozy at home, I decided this would be the perfect time to go through my makeup drawer! Dun dun duuuun!! I know this is a daunting task…trust me, I am with you! Did you know that makeup expires!? Yup, it has an expiration date just like the can of tuna that’s been sitting in the back of your pantry for who knows how long!? LOL. Will that tuna still be edible this time next year, probably, but why risk it? Same thing goes for makeup! That blush that you’ve had since you went on vacation two years ago…time to get rid of it! So start cleaning out your makeup drawer!

Also, take this time to practice because practice really does make perfect! I have been using this amazing Urban Decay palette to practice my smokey eye. Practicing your makeup is actually a great way to take your mind off of what’s going on in the world and well, make yourself photo ready for your next selfie. My Husband said to me, “where are you going”? after I had finished my smokey eye. I said I was going to Instagram…lol! Happy practicing! Below are some of my favorite easy all in one eye shadow palettes: