Simple winter face

 

The last few weeks, I've cut back on my makeup routine and kept it simple.  I have had such dry skin, so I started using the Mary Kay moisture renewing gel mask.  If any of you have had a dry face this winter, I definitely recommend finding a moisture mask like this one, plus don't forget to moisturize every single day!  I've been trying to embrace my pale winter face and have even been skipping my bronzer/blush, eyeshadow and liner!

Hare are the quick 5 products I've been using for an easy winter look:

1.  Clinique beyond perfecting foundation (I wear the color "linen")

2.  Tarte shape tape concealer (in fair neutral)

3.  Nyx tinted brow mascara in chocolate 

4.  Mary Kay lash love (I wear two coats)

5.  Nyx matte lipstick in pure red

 

 

Holiday favorites

 

Here are my top FAVORITES that I will be incorporating into my look for the holidays...

1.  A red lip- this Nyx matte lip in 'pure red' is one of my staples and is the perfect holiday red! 

2.  Gold shadow

3.  Extra highlighter on my cheeks

4.  Heels/booties (I love throwing heels or my favorite booties on with an otherwise simple outfit...it just elevates it a bit for the holidays!)

5.  A slip dress, leather dress, or floral dress (The leather dress is 50% off today only!!!)

6.  Dainty layered jewelry

7.  Black nails

8.  Simple hair.  Let your holiday makeup be the focus!

All photos:  Tiffany Redmon

 

Saving face (literally!)

 

My newest obsession is trying to achieve a fresh, glowing face.  For a few years, I sort of dropped the ball on skincare and exfoliating and I think it had something to do with having kids, and wanting to keep my routine as time efficient as possible.  The past few months though, I've been putting in more effort, and the results are pretty mind blowing!

I try to exfoliate my face twice a week so that the products I use afterward (moisturizer and makeup) are actually effective and go on smoothly.  Here are the things I've been using to get a fresh, dewy glow...

My charcoal cleansing bar from beauty counter.  It you haven't tried this yet, go order one now!  Or at least track down someone who sells it and demand a sample!  Seattle peeps...the link above will lead you to a local consultant!

Now to exfoliate.  My two favorites of the moment are the Clinique exfoliating scrub and Mary Kay's Timewise microdermabrasion

The finishing touch to achieve a glowing face is foundation.  I've been using the Mary Kay luminous-wear liquid foundation and I love the well...luminous finish!  It does exactly what it sets out to do, and is pretty affordable.  I think ($22) for a good foundation is pretty reasonable!