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2 Things You Must Change To Turn Your Frown Upside Down

These days the news reminds us of the violent and tragic world we live in. it’s no wonder so many people find themselves suffering from anxiety and depression. Maybe you’ve found yourself there too at one time or another because of a broken relationship or personal tragedy.

I was in a very dark place many years ago when living in an emotionally abusive relationship. I was so depressed, there were times I spent the entire day in my pajamas with the blinds closed in the dark. I honestly felt like I was going to live the rest of my life that way.

Eventually, I learned there were 2 things I had to change before I could pull myself out of it, and I’d like to share them with you today.

Change The Way You Think

The term “you are what you think” might sound a little cliche’, but, it’s truth. Unfortunately, some of us have been conditioned in our younger years to think that the way things are right now are the way they will always be.

The problem when we think this way is that we set low expectations that eventually set us up to fail. If we expect we’ll never grow, never be happy, or never find the love of our lives, etc., that’s how our story will be forever written.

Change What and Who You Spend Time With

When we hang around people long enough, their attitude and the way they see life becomes contagious. You already know when one apple spoils in a bag, it eventually spoils the rest if it isn’t removed.

So, it would make sense that surrounding ourselves with those who encourage and love us unconditionally despite our flaws can eventially make us feel hopeful. 

When we find ourselves alone, surrounding ourselves with positive things like inspirational books and music can fill in that gap. Admit it, you can’t help but dance and feel happy when you listen to Pharrell Williams Happy or Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t stop the Feeling“, right?

So, I want to know, what is it that turns your frown upside down? Please share below!

 

 

 

Why You’ll Never Be Able to Wear Makeup

Around 80% of the women I work with have really struggled with problem skin. And I’m not talking about a breakout here and there. These women live with their skin condition every single day. For some, it’s so bad, they end up missing out on the joys of life, like attending Birthday parties, baby showers and other get-togethers because they’re completely embarrassed.

And they believe their skin makes it impossible for them to ever use cosmetics, because their afraid they’ll break out even more. Maybe you feel the same? If so, today’s blog post is for you, because I’m going to tell you why you’ll never be able to wear makeup.

So many women out there can try the latest trends in makeup. They can wear whatever they want; and unlike you, they don’t even have to think about it. It seems so unfair.

But, here’s the thing that might surprise you. Everyone (with the exception of 2-3% of women with severe skin sensitivities) can wear makeup, some just can’t wear just any makeup.

That’s because problem skin is also sensitive. It’s most sensitive to chemically processed, “unnatural” ingredients and fillers found in just about every product out there.

So why are makeup companies putting these ingredients in their products? Because they’re plentiful, and cheap, which makes the big beauty brands filthy rich.

Heres the bottom line. These brands don’t make their products for you, me or anyone else with problem skin. They make their products for women that can wear anything.

But what about the rest of us?

We need to use products with the least amount of unnatural chemicals. We need to go natural.

Natural makeup products are ideal for those of us with skin challenges, because they’re made from simple ingredients that grow naturally on our earth. And these ingredients are skin-friendly, meaning they’re gentle on the skin, and less likely to cause a skin reaction.

But as you know, many products labeled “natural” are anything but. With this in mind, I encourage you to do a little research on the products you’re thinking about buying. If you’re unsure of an ingredient, enter it in the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database; a great resource to get the lowdown on ingredients.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this. Get the conversation started by commenting below.

 

 

 

 

5 Essential Products For The Bride

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June marks wedding season! Though makeup tastes vary from Bride to Bride, there are certain essentials every girl must have on her wedding day to make sure her makeup lasts longer than she does! Today, we’re going to talk about the 5 essential products for the bride other than waterproof mascara!

1. Primer

A makeup primer not only makes your foundation go on much easier, it minimizes the size of your pores and helps your makeup last longer than you do on your special day!

2. Water Resistant Foundation

Slightly different than waterproof foundation, a water-resistant foundation handles the heat and perspiration like a boss so you can be super-confident your makeup won’t “melt”, and looks just as fresh as it did when you first put it on.

3. HD Powder

A High Definition Finishing Powder is a camera’s (and your) BFF, because it creates a soft focus finish to your makeup; magically blurring fine lines for a flawless, radiant, complexion.

4. Highlighter/Luminizer

There’s something magical about a highlighter. When it’s strategically placed, it diffuses light, keeping the attention off of skin imperfections, making the skin appear dewey and fresh. 

5. Liquid to Matte Lipstick

The last thing a bride has time to do is reapply her lipstick throughout the day. That’s where a liquid to matte lipstick really comes in handy! Just apply 2 coats and you’re done.

No lipliner needed, so bleeding outside the lip line isn’t a problem. And the best part? It won’t transfer to the bride’s champagne glass or more importantly, her guests!

So, there you have it. 5 essential products for the bride. Did we miss anything? List it below in the comments.

 

 

Is Your Makeup Drying Your Skin?

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So, you’ve been successfully wearing mineral makeup for years, but now you’ve hit 40, and it’s almost as if you’ve suddenly “outgrown” it. And lately your skin not only feels drier, it looks drier, and you faithfully use moisturizer.

So what gives?

As we age, our skin gradually loses moisture, so in order to keep it looking hydrated and younger, we have to do whatever we can to lock that moisture in.

Sometimes that means switching out our skincare products for a formula that better meets the needs of dry and aging skin.

But changing those products may not be enough. We need to take another look at the makeup we use.

Loose mineral makeup powders are great for normal, combination and oily skin, but it can make dry skin even drier unless you’re lucky enough to find a formula that was made for dry skin like KmS Mineral Essentials anti-aging Select Botanical makeup.

Select Botanical Foundation is a luxurious blend of pure mineral makeup, infused with 7 soothing botanicals. Our incredible formula hydrates and nourishes the skin with a combination of Green Tea, Rose Hip, and other natural botanical extracts that work together to create a moisture barrier or “lock”. Most importantly, Select jumpstarts Collagen production, which improves the appearance of tired, aging skin.

There are of course skin care “experts” that argue whether or not botanicals in makeup are as effective as they are in skin care.

Our customers seem to think so. And maybe it’s something you need to see for yourself. 

I want to know. What do you think about botanicals and skincare? Truth or hype? Share your thoughts below.