When Beauty and Beauty meet All naked, fair to fair, The earth is crying-sweet, And scattering-bright the air, Eddying, dizzying, closing round, With soft and drunken laughter; Veiling all that may befall After — after —
Where Beauty and Beauty met, Earth’s still a-tremble there, And winds are scented yet, And memory-soft the air, Bosoming, folding glints of light, And shreds of shadowy laughter; Not the tears that fill the years After — after —
This is a beauty tag where I answer 20 beauty questions relating to my makeup/skin care routine. I love reading these types of posts because it’s a great way to get to know person behind the blog. These questions are from Carol of intrice.blogspot.com. (She has a lovely blog) !
You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean - Oprah
Do you remember your first makeup item? My first makeup item was a lipstick from my mom. When I was younger, I went to Dance Academy and after my first recital, I took my mom lipstick that was used on me for the dance. I forgot the name but I remember I was obsessed with that lipstick.
Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications? I guess my go-to mascaras are Benefit Roller Lashand Benefit they’re Real! I haven’t been wearing mascara lately because of allergies, it doesn’t matter what brand the mascaras are, my eyes still get watery. So, I have been applying Vaseline instead and it works great.
What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation? I like to have full coverage. I know people think with full coverage, your makeup is going to be heavy and look cakey but that isn’t true. There is a technique that you can apply to your foundation that will allow your pretty face to still look “natural”.
What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t? IT Cosmetics, Dior, YSL, Glossier, KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, The Ordinary, Marc Jacobs, ColourPop, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, By Terry, Hourglass, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier, Fresh, and Tarte.
How often do you shop for makeup? Whenever I go to the store or mall, which is probably every other day. I don’t wear makeup everyday but I do love to shop.
Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely? I try to budget myself but I do end up spending freely.
What type of product do you buy the most of? I have a growing amount of skin care products (facial cleansers, face masks, cleansing oils, eye creams, etc.)
Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates? I’m trying to….
Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup? Ulta, Sephora, Target, and Walmart
Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine? I can’t get enough of skincare products. I think my addiction for skincare is stronger than makeup, hehe. I don’t mind trying something new because it might work better than something I am already using. Right now, I’m really liking Anese Slay Skin perfecting serum and the Swipe right Highlighting moisturizer. So far it works well for my skin! (WANT MORE INFO ON MY SKINCARE, READ HERE )
Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains? I can’t recall if I did or didn’t try products like that.
Are you clumsy in putting makeup? No, I know what I like and what looks good on me. If it is something new then of course it is going to take practice until I get it perfect.
Do you ever consider taking makeup classes? No, but I am thinking about going to Cosmetology School.
What do you love about makeup? Makeup can help to accentuate your beauty. From an artistic/creative view, I see it as a transformation because you can use makeup to change your facial structure (through contouring), hide imperfections/tiredness (with concealer), enhance your features, and even transform you to look like a completely different being. For example, the way drag queens makeup is done is fascinating.
Do you feel the same way about makeup? What do you love/hate the most about it? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.
If you want to be a part of the Beauty Tag, just copy and paste these 20 questions into a blog post and leave me the link to your post at the bottom of my comments.
By now, you know I am a crazy skin care junky. Taking care of my skin is my number one priority within my beauty routine. The less I need to cover up with makeup, the better. You’re probably catching on to the fact that I am also really into natural skincare. Right now my Holy Grail beauty routine is still a work in progress, but I was definitely thrilled with experimenting with Anese.co.
Okay, so here’s how this all started — I was scrolling through the gram looking for some goodies to try out and then it happened. Out the corner of my eye, I spotted Anese page and had to give it a scroll. I saw a product called, “Down With The Thickness ” Collagen Booty Mask and that was it, I had to check out their collection. I headed straight to their site to see if they were 100% cruelty-free. Not only did Anese check that box, but it also checked the natural-derived-ingredients box too. Um, sold.
I immediately started reading about each individual product and quickly filled my cart with what I wanted to try first. It was a difficult decision — between the raving reviews for every single product and the cute sexy clever names, I was as indecisive as a kitty trying to choose whether or not to come into the house. But I finally settled on a few to try out and even got my twin something.
Skin perfecting serum.$48.00
The Slay Revive and Glow White Truffle Perfecting Serum is magic in a bottle. Slay targets dry, dull looking skin that needs a healthy boost of moisture and vitamins. Formulated with DMAE, known to tighten and firm with noticeable effects within 20 minutes. Slay is your key to that youthful natural glow.
Beauty Lesson:Okay, in case you’ve never heard of this acronym, DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) is a substance naturally produced in small amounts in the brain and also found in anchovies and sardines. DMAE supplements are promoted to boost brainpower, improve memory, and slow aging. DMAE helps to tighten skin and reduce sagging, improve firmness and elasticity, smooth lines and wrinkles and also brighten the skin. What’s more, it will enhance the effects of alternative antioxidants and is, therefore, best used in combination with Vitamins A, E, and C or alpha lipoic acid.
Basically, this shit is good for your skin. If used consistently, it can tighten and tone skin from all the ‘methyl donation’. The formula of this serum is a thick, milky texture, which absorbs into the skin nicely, with NO leftover flaky tacky sticky feeling.
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I usually do a mask like 1-2 times a week, just as a quick pick-me-up for the skin. And although not always 100% necessary, it’s a nice gesture to do for your skin. So be nice to yours and treat it with this something special. This duo is a good place to start, because you get two-for-one, and they both have totally different skin-salving properties. Pretty Sure I’m Gorgeous is a super hydration charcoal mask that feels more a like a cream on your skin, than drying. It also has the aforementioned DMAE qualities in it so it tones your skin as it moisturizes. A clarifying charcoal creme mask for when your skin and ego needs a boost. Perfect for acne prone and oily skin. Reduces the appearance of large pores and blemishes. Gentle and creamy, quenches skin. Activated charcoal clarifies and removes impurities from your skin, hyaluronic acid, organic olive and jojoba oils act as an ultra hydrator. Antioxidant organic rooibos, spirulina detoxes, DMAE tones. Apply a thick layer to cleansed skin, avoiding eye area. Rinse off after 10-15 minutes. Repeat twice a week. Tone using L’OREAL PARIS HYDRAFRESH TONER.
Unlike harsh exfoliants, So Over It does NOT remove dead skin by scrubbing it off. It gently exfoliates, increasing cell turnover and improves the overall texture of your face. The result is brighter, cleaner and smoother skin. So Over It can work for all skin types but it is particularly amazing for dry skin.
For when you’re super over dry, flaky patches on your t-zone or you’ve been searching the deep depths of the internet for how to get that dewey fresh radiant look. Look no further, So Over It is going to be your fresh face champion. It is a gentle exfoliant that is made with papaya and pineapple enzymes. Use 2-3 times per week, apply a thick layer to cleansed skin and scroll through BeautyLeeBar instagram for 15-20 minutes while the enzymes work its magic. Rinse with warm water and follow with the Slay serum.
So Over It, is great after a long day (or week) when you skin needs a little detoxification. This gently exfoliates and adds a smoothness to your complexion. You cans also buy both separately, but you get the better deal with the duo, just saying.
Beauty Tip: Not only does the Papaya Exfoliating Mask removes dead skin and give you that natural fresh radiant glow all year round, but it also helps dematerialize black spots.
This illuminating balm is a lightweight cream with a subtle silver sheen and a light floral scent. An illuminating skin balm that leaves a pearlescent shine. Swipe right is made with natural oils that moisturize and nourish skin while leaving a trace of sparkle. Perfect for cheekbones, shoulders and legs. Swipe right offers more than your basic moisturizer.
Swipe right illuminating moisturizer is perfect for those who desires an illuminated effect for a day out at the beach or just general glamness. It Moisturizes, hydrates and softens skin while adding a light highlight.
Beauty Tip: For those who don’t wear makeup, use this product anywhere you would normally do with other highlighters. I usually put it on my nose, cheekbones, collarbones, arms and legs; if I’m showing some skin. My perfect skin secret for this summer is: Swipe Right (highlighter) + Hold my drink (Coconut body scrub). The shimmer is subtle and not overwhelming, so I feel comfortable wearing it regularly. It also is a great moisturizer!
P.S. One of the most enjoyable parts of doing this blog is finding really innovative, cool ass brands and getting to share them with you guys. Brands that you’ve probably never have heard of, and otherwise would have never bought on your own. And guys, remember it is so important to support brands like this who are standing for what they believe in, putting safe products out on the market, and who genuinely care about their customers well-being. If you’re looking for gentle, effective skin care that are cruelty-free, all natural, and organic, then try this brand. Join their #skinsquad here.
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