After my results from Simple Sense, I was all set to put its awesome recommendations in motion. Polish and protect my skin, and making sure to take time to de-stress? That sounded like exactly what I needed.
But… baby steps, people! Right after getting my results, I got so incredibly sick! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I was almost silent last week — for days, I was so ill and exhausted that I couldn’t even stand up, much less Tweet or Facebook or Instagram! So a lot of my skincare routine focused more on, say, “getting up off the couch” as opposed to “keeping a sleep journal.”
But now that I’m feeling better, I plan to definitely keep going with these recommendations! Check out my video to see how I’ve done so far.
I wanted to let you guys know about an awesome new feature on the Simple Skincare website — Simple Sense, an outlet that gives you personalized recommendations for healthier skin! I just took it this weekend and was really impressed — their recommendations weren’t just generic “Hey, buy our products!” and they gave me some easy lifestyle tips that I plan to incorporate into my skincare routine!
One of my favorites: did you guys know that wearing makeup prevents your skin from absorbing as much oxygen? That’s one of the (many) reasons that it’s so important to take off all your makeup before you go to bed — to give your skin a break and allow it to soak up oxygen while you’re sleeping. I’m occasionally guilty of falling asleep with my makeup on (rarely, but… it happens) so this was an extra reminder for me to at least use a Simple Skincare facial wipe before going to bed!
Watch the video for some more about my results (and the places where I could use some improvement), and definitely go take Simple Sense and see what it says for you!
Have you guys been poring over the pictures coming in from Coachella like I have? It looks like such a blast, I’m dying to go next year! I love seeing everyone in their low-key, music festival-wear — it’s such a change from all the polish and glam of NYFW!
Even though I’m not going to California this year, I thought I’d do a post on a music-festival-inspired beauty look! These tips work just as easily for a concert that’s near home — Chad and I are headed to an awesome two-day festival in Houston in June, so I’ll be getting a chance to try out fun outdoor looks.
For this look, I kept everything about my makeup minimal — I hardly used any foundation, but covered up any unevenness in my skintone by mixing Cle de Peau concealer with Simple Skincare Vital Vitamin Day Cream moisturizer (which has the added bonus of SPF 15 — if you’re going to be outdoors all day, be sure to add a hat and reapply frequently)! That’s my favorite trick for a minimal makeup day — you get the almost all the benefits of foundation without any greasy feeling by evening.
For my eyes, I used Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess palette (a favorite of mine since back in NY!) And for lips, I left them super simple — nobody wants to be reapplying lipstick all day long when you’re outdoors without a mirror! I used Nivea Kiss of Shimmer chapstick with SPF 10 — another drugstore favorite that’s perfect for long summer days!