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Tag: Health

The Best Vitamins For Healthy Skin

The Best Vitamins For Healthy Skin

It’s no secret that healthy skin starts from the inside. The nutrients that keep your skin youthful and glowing are found in several different vitamins.

7 Tips for Date Night Skin

7 Tips for Date Night Skin

Whether you’ve been married for a long time like me, or if you are “dating”, date nights are so important! If you’re anything like me, when I look my best, I feel my best, and why not WOW your man. Take the time to easily […]

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

You might think you can skip applying sunscreen once the winter months begin. This is NOT a good idea. The sun’s harmful rays are still as active as they are during summer. Cool temperatures do not equal safe sun exposure. Here are four reasons why you should be applying sunscreen year round!

1. Radiation Reflection On Snow

It’s important to protect yourself in the winter. Studies show that Almost 80 percent of UV radiation is reflected from snow while only 25 percent from sand. Think about this before you begin your day. This can be especially dangerous for those that practice winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing.

2. Your Skin Will Age More Slowly

Skin-aging UVA rays are just as present and harmful in the winter because they penetrate clouds. These are the same rays that cause wrinkles and fine lines. Want to look younger for a longer period of time? Apply sunscreen daily – even during winter!

3. Winter Conditions Remove Sunscreen Faster

You’re likely to sweat off some sunscreen and reapply at the beach. What most people don’t realize is that wintry conditions erode your sunscreen even faster. The Skin Cancer Foundation warns that snow and winds wear away sunscreen and reduce its effectiveness, so during winter, you can’t just apply in the morning and assume you’re protected all day. Instead, it’s recommended that during winter you reapply every two hours, and immediately after sweating.

4. Infrared Light Is Also Harmful

Some data dictates that pigment cells can be harmed not only by the sun’s UV rays but even by lower doses of ambient and infrared light, emitted by your computer screen or overhead lamps.

I love Cellular LaboratoriesDe-Aging Sunscreen for its non-oily versatility! And better yet, it’s a Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, so it’s just what you need for year-round skin protection.

Another amazing product from my skincare line is Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Day Creme SPF 20

Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Moisturizing Day Crème with Sunscreen SPF 20 helps to protect the skin from premature aging brought on by harsh environments and the sun. Vitamins help make the skin smooth and soft while protecting against free radicals. Use this day crème to promote proper moisture retention, as a great makeup base that preps your skin for makeup application, and to keep your makeup in place and looking fresh throughout the day.

Motives® Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation with SPF 15 is a great solution for sunscreen when you want to wear makeup. A 3-in-1 foundation that provides the superior, buildable coverage of a crème foundation while offering SPF and primer, with the natural-looking, sheer finish of a powder foundation. This foundation hides discolorations and covers skin with a fine, light-diffusing layer to minimize pores and imperfections for clear, satiny-smooth skin under any lighting.

Motives Custom Blend Foundation

And I have great news for my Custom Blend foundation clients! The minerals contain a sunscreen naturally AND we can even increase the SPF with enhancers, so you’re covered!

Are you confused and unsure about the differences between different sunscreens and what they protect you from? You can learn more about sunscreen? Read my article EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUNSCREEN.

Stay protected and beautiful this winter! XOXO

DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Halloween is officially over and the sweet treats are everywhere and if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to resist!  But, just take one look at the labels and you’ll probably find loads of not so good ingredients! Since Halloween falls smack-dab in […]

Creamy & Delicious Healthy Fall Shakes

Creamy & Delicious Healthy Fall Shakes

Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice is popping up everywhere so I wanted to share some recipes that you don’t have to sacrifice taste with these healthy shakes. Pumpkin Apple Shake I’m diving right in with all things pumpkin! This fall favorite packs […]

Learn How to Color Correct Your Face

Learn How to Color Correct Your Face


One of the most asked for demos during my make up lesson sessions is: How to color correct?

What is color correcting?

Before you can begin to even think about contouring or applying bronzer, you have to lay the foundation (so to speak) for a flawless finish. Color correcting will help you eliminate your complexion concerns by neutralizing imperfections.

You have to use the correct tones to neutralize different areas on your face-the opposite color on the color wheel.  This all starts with understanding color theory.

Now I’m not going to go into depth and teach a full blown color theory class, that’s what I do during my Custom Blend Cosmetics class, but I will teach you enough to aid you in covering up those pesky under eye circles, or even blemishes you may have.

Now if you’re anything like me, I love visual guides, so I find this helpful, but I also have an interactive tool that you can use.  Check it out here.

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Now that you know what colors will neutralize which tones.  What are you going to use, and how will you use it?

I LOVE the Motives Color Correction Quads.  Not only are they super creamy, very pigmented, but they are also easy to blend.  You also get a pretty decent amount, so they will last for quite a long time.  Motives offers two, a light to medium and tan to deep.

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Once you know which colors you are going to use to neutralize, you are ready to blend in and then follow with applying your foundation.

Here is a great demo by @elymarino

Still not convinced that you can do it?

I actually do personal consults with anyone that purchases a Motives Color Correction Quad  from me  and it doesn’t matter where you live, I will do  a live video session.  I also have a more detailed guide that I will give you.

So I hope that I have given you enough to empower you to give it a try!

It’s Summer…Time to Detox!

It’s Summer…Time to Detox!

It’s almost summer here in the Northern Midwest.  This is my favorite time of year.  I love planting my garden, I love wearing open toe shoes, among other things, but it is also time to get my body back on track.  A great way that I have […]

What to Eat for Healthy Skin

What to Eat for Healthy Skin

You are what you eat is quite a tricky term, but rings true when it comes to your skin. So choose wisely the nutrients you put into your body and reap the benefits of skin enhancing foods.  Thank you My Fashion Cents by Loren Ridinger […]