Do you ever have one of those days when you just don’t want to wear a stitch of makeup? One of those days when you just want to to incognito? You know, when the big dark shades and big floppy hat are necessities? Well, that’s what I’m feeling today. But, since my business is beauty, I can’t afford to leave the house schlepping.
Think about it. When someone tells you they are a hairstylist and they hair looks like crap, are you going to trust that person with your hair? Or a dentist with a front tooth missing. Don’t think so. So, I think that even on a Saturday or whatever your “off” day is, it’s important to look pulled together. You know that saying about opportunity…
So here are my steps for Simple Saturday Beauty:
1. Simplify your skincare routine.
The Black Opal scrub is awesome because not only does it deep clean my pores, but it truly brightens my complexion. I hate taking time to mask, but because I’m a scrub junkie, I get my scrub fix and the benefits of a deep cleansing mask in one. Ladies, this is a wonderful product for your guy too.
Vichy Liftactiv Retinol HA SPF 15 is not just double duty, it’s triple duty — moisturizer, treatment and SPF. Plus it’s lightweight and melts right into my skin.
2. Keep makeup minimal.
I start with Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector. This handy stick brightens, evens tone, makes my pores disappear and is the perfect primer for makeup. Even days when I don’t wear foundation, Stratus is a must. Plus, it’s organic and feeds my skin. That’s a win-win for me.
Next I apply a bit of foundation under my eyes and fan out. A touch of cream blush, fill in brows, touch of mascara and gloss. That takes about 2 minutes.
3. No fuss hair.
No fuss hair for me is a pony tail. A low pony tail can is a chic alternative to the big hair that I love. I have curly frizzy hair, so keeping that stuff in laying down is a necessity. I love Garnier Fructis Style Conditioning Glaze. It holds my frizzies in place without being heavy and makes my hair ultra-shiny. Add a nice hair clip or colorful scarf around my scrunchie.
UPDATE ON HAIR: Since my hair is now emphatically short, when it’s not flat ironed to perfection by Christina Edwards — LOVE HER– it’s au natural. I just throw a little Aubrey’s Organics Nu-Style Hair Smoothing Serum and some gel on my edges and I’m good to go.