With countless brands and products on the market claiming to turn back the clock on your skin, anti-aging products can be difficult to navigate. Retinol is a key skincare ingredient in many anti-aging skincare products and have become very common. Although prevention is key when it comes to youthful skin, using products specifically for aging skin can help.
Yesterday, I posted an Instagram photo with a caption that I had been thinking about for a while. It's been at the back of my mind and I have been wanting to write about how to overcome your fears for a while now, but couldn't get over the anxiety and stress that came with reliving these situations and feelings. Over the past month, I had been reflecting on my life and I wasn't happy with where I was. I had to learn how to stop living in fear. It's kind of sad for me to even read what I'm typing, but it's true. (It also probably doesn't help that I'm currently listening to some 80's angst-ridden songs...) In terms of my personal life, I might go more in detail in the future, but let's just say that I had lost my creative spark and was working for someone that didn't believe in my professional abilities.
Mascara is a major part of my makeup routine. It was the first makeup product I ever purchased and over the years, I've just grown more and more interested in all of the different kinds and variations. From different brands, brushes and formulations, I've tried many! I've always loved voluminous lashes and most of my favourite mascaras give great volume in addition to length. When I'm having a good lash day, I know I'm going to have a great day ahead! I got to try the new Givenchy Noir Interdit mascara for a few weeks, keep reading and get to know what I thought about the $38 mascara!
Since taking baby steps toward a cleaner, healthier lifestyle, I've been choosing different products and making more conscious choices. But, do you ever wonder just how clean some products are? Thanks to Think Dirty, you don't have to use much brain power! Think Dirty is an app that helps consumers make clean beauty choices. Based on a scale of 0-10, products are rated on the carcinogenity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergenicity and immunotoxicity of the ingredients. The lower the score, the cleaner the product. You can scan your current products or view the extensive database that's growing every day.
For quite a while, I was scared of making iced tea. I was so used to drinking store bought, I wasn't sure if making it at home would give the same effect. And yes, it's no secret that the store bought stuff is high in sugar... but let's face it: that's why it's tasty! Unfortunately, evolution has primed our taste buds to prefer sugary, high-calorie foods. Since all of that added sugar is not healthy for me, I thought I'd try making a homemade version to see how that stacks up! When I saw the DAVIDsTEA Iced Tea Press, I knew it was the answer to all my problems!
This month, I have a ton more products to let you guys know about! For this month's June 2017 Empties post, I've been adding more products that I've finished (not just skincare or makeup based!). This summer, I've been working on more skincare since it's so important! Essentially the canvas, your face is fairly important when it comes to creating a great makeup look. As a surprise this month, my fiancé thought to join me with his empties as well! This June 2017 empties post is my first his and hers empties... Watch out, cause this post is long!
I'm back with the Wedding Wednesday posts! If you're a new reader, let me fill you in! I'm engaged and have been writing a few Wedding Wednesday posts to get prepared for the big day. As much fun as planning can be, no one told me how many things I need to account for! From save the dates, to invitations to party favours... the options are endless. That's why every Wednesday is dedicated to weddings to help give you ideas for your future wedding, and to document my own experiences!
Over the past few days, I've been getting myself organized since it's a new month. I was thinking about what my daily activities consist of and I realized a lot of time is actually spent finding things or trying to remember who I need to send out emails to. This was fairly embarrassing because I didn't realize just how much time I wasted! (Seriously, it's not good!) I buckled down and got working on organizing my life and poof! I answer emails same day now. I'm pretty proud!
I haven't talked about any initiatives that I'm a fan of, but I love when companies give back. During my high school years, we were required to do at least 40 hours of volunteer work. I enjoyed volunteering and giving back so much that I actually had accumulated over 115 hours! I feel that giving back is very important and that's why I love the Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powder. These rosy glow blushes give back to the community, are highly pigmented and also beautiful on the cheeks!