Blogs are often used as an outlet, an online journal that most allow others to read. In certain cases, people can find comfort in knowing that others are going through the same things or having the same thoughts. Whatever the case may be, I would hope that those that come across my website will find something they can take away from my posts.
With that said, here are my little musings for the week:
17. What is Already With You
Two hands opened up letting white butterflies free. This image has a clear message: you hold in your hands that which you seek. Have you been searching for something that you just can’t seem to find? Maybe its as simple as car keys, or maybe its greater than that, like your next big business venture. Whichever it is, it is closer than you think. It may just be right under your nose!
You already have what you need and what you want. That doesn’t mean that your search is over, no. It means that you need to acknowledge that everything that is necessary for success is already with you. You have everything you could possibly need to be successful. You just have to learn to accept and believe this and then it will be possible for you.
While it might not seem like you have much to start with, or you feel that all you have to do is something small: an email to send, a simple decision to make, a conversation to start, etc. No matter how small it is, it is that small task that will get the ball rolling. Don’t make the mistake of believing that what you need is either behind you, with someone else, or hasn’t yet appeared. Just take the step.
Let’s take a moment to be honest here. Just between moms. How often do you take the time to remove all the makeup and really wash your face at night? As a single mother, my time is spread out so thin that it was a miracle if I removed so much as the mascara from my eyes before hopping into bed. I’d wake up with raccoon eyes (c’mon, you know what I’m talking about) and so my morning routine consisted of washing it all off when I was in the shower.
Over the past two and half years, I’ve learned so much about proper skin care that I can’t seem to lay in bed for more than a couple minutes before getting back up to wash my face (no matter how exhausted I am)! You see, as a Mary Kay consultant, I’ve been trained to learn proper skin care and beauty routines. As a single mother, I’ve learned how to make these routines SUPER simple and quick so that it doesn’t take me 3 hours to get ready in the morning.
If you have a skin care system in place, great! You’re already on the right path to healthy skin as you get older. But if you’re like me a few years ago, you’re cringing at the thought having to add more to your already busy schedule lol. Maybe a few facts might help change your mind:
Did you know that our skin starts to break down collagen and age faster in our early 20s? Yikes!
As dead skin cells accumulate on our skin, our complexions start to have that dull look to it and it makes pores more noticeable.
Our environment, especially the sun, can prematurely age our skin. Studies have shown that sun exposure is one of the leading causes of visible signs of aging.
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile, natural oils decrease, causing dehydration in our skin to be more visible.
Our skin is constantly regenerating itself! Younger skin can regenerate in 24 – 48 hours whereas mature skin can take up to 120 days to regenerate! Wow!
I don’t know about you, but I want to ensure my skin stays healthy for years to come. That said, let me share with you the proper skin care routine that I teach women when I hold skin care classes (and that I personally use).
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Cleanse
Find a good cleanser that works for your skin! Cleansers are meant to remove any makeup and impurities. I really like Mary Kay’s TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser. In the summer time, I use the Normal/Dry set and in the winter, I’ll switch over to the Combination/Oily due to my dry skin. I lather up the cleanser so that the micro-beads really exfoliate my skin and get all the dirt off my face.
Step 2: Day (or Night) Solution
I use the Day & Night Solutions which are anti-aging serums that help fight the appearance of age! The Day Solution protects and shields the skin from UVA/UVB rays with SPF 35, whereas the Night Solution repairs your skin while you sleep by counteracting daytime damage.
Whichever products you choose to use as part of your skin care routine, make sure that you use them daily for best results. You also want to pay attention to how your skin feels. If it feels dryer than when you first tried the products, try switching to one with more moisture. Don’t be afraid to customize your skin care products to suit your needs! The goal is to make sure your skin feels amazing!
Have questions about skin care? Feel free to comment or contact me! Have a skin care product you absolutely love? I’d love to hear about them!
Have you ever wondered about what your life purpose is? Maybe you’ve never even considered that you are here in the present to be apart of a greater cause. Whatever it is that has you wondering what you are meant to be doing, know that just being curious is the first step.
This article provides an amazing starters and questions to help you narrow down what your life purpose is. I’d love to hear your answers!
Ah, Halloween. Such a fun time to get creative and enjoy the spookiness of it all. It’s a great time for adults to dress up, go out, or simply decorate your place to ensure the little ones are frightened (in a good way, of course!). Not to mention the candy! I always have to make sure I inspect my daughters’ candy stash to make sure that is safe (and that I grab all the PB cups they’ve gotten but SSHHH lol).
While all that is fun, lets take a minute to talk about face paint, shall we? Many parents usually end up buying masks but for those that choose to use face paint, there are many options out there. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to determine which paints you need, which ones will stay on all night, and which ones will wash right off, am I right?
Well let me make it SUPER simple for you! Mary Kay’s foundation primer is a great base to use PRIOR to applying the face paint. Why, you may ask? Well it allows for the face paint to go on smoothly and it provides a protective barrier to make removal a cinch.
Let’s not forget the AFTER step. Using Mary Kay’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover to remove the face paint makes it super SIMPLE and there will be far less scrubbing involved, which in turn leads to less tears. This is so gentle to use and even works on waterproof mascara!
I always bundle these up for Halloween so be sure to ask for my Spooktacular Discount! I sell out quickly so be sure to get your orders placed here TODAY!