you asked for it and here it is. a blog post devoted to skin care, makeup, and hair care. plus, over on YouTube, there are three videos devoted to each topic. yes, there are step-by-step guides that demonstrate how i get ready in the morning. and, yes, i’m sporting a new ‘do’ to boot. but here on the blog i’m talking about the same subject just not as in-depth as the videos on YouTube. are you ready? let’s go.
first up is my skin care routine. i divide my products into daytime and nighttime. why? well, in the evening i am able to use a heavier cream or oil that nourishes my skin all through the night. but during the daytime hours, i like a lighter moisturizer. i also include an eye cream into the mix in the a.m.. currently, i am using la prairie skin caviar products. again, one for daytime and one for the night. as a product of the 1970’s where we would slather on baby oil and bake for hours under the noonday sun in order to sport a deep tan all summer long i do have sun damage on my face and body. while we all love summer and those long days to frolic by the beach and pool we now know sunscreen is our best friend. and hats! to date, i am 58 fast approaching my 59th birthday, i have not had any cosmetic procedures or surgery. so far, i rely solely on the latest and greatest skin care products to nourish and replenish my sun damaged skin. so what am i using? here is the rundown:
cleanser – origins three part harmony; daytime moisturizer – la prairie skin caviar liquid lift; evening moisturizer – la prairie skin caviar; eye cream – origins GinZing; clarifying clay mask – malin + goetz; glycolic acid pads – malin + goetz
skincare video: note each video has the same thumbnail photo.
after my moisturizer and eye cream is applied i dab on a few products to keep me looking my best. again, i share a step-by-step tutorial over on YouTube. if you would like a list of all videos to date or want a notification of the most recent video hit the subscribe button. but these are the makeup items i currently use in my summer routine.
easy makeup routine
makeup mirror – conair; cosmetic brush kit – sonia kashuk; cosmetic brush kit – japonesque; powder brush – Shiseido; concealer brush – shiseido; eyelash curler – shiseido; foundation primer – smashbox photo finish; tinted moisturizer – laura mercier; concealer – laura mercier; eyeshadow – bare minerals; eyeliner – smashbox kohl; eyebrow kit – benefit; blush – smashbox echo park pink ; mascara – origins; lip liner – chanel nude; lipstick – checkmate; mojito lip balm – checkmate
makeup video: note each video has the same thumbnail photo.
last but not least i am sharing the haircare products i use daily and weekly. the styling products change out depending on whether i want a smooth finish or more wavy. also, i have thick coarse hair and stubborn colics to work with.
hair tutorial: note each video has the same thumbnail photo.