No Makeup-Makeup

Y’all! So easy. This will be the shortest post ever.

Step 1- clean your face, obviously. Moisturize. I have been using Ponds Anti-Wrinkle. AHHHMAZING.

Step 2- Damp Beauty Blender. Concealer. I have been using Kat Von D Cream Concealer. Make sure it is BARELY lighter than your natural skin tone. Under eyes, bridge of nose, on chin and forehead. Blend.

Step 3- Highlighter. theBalm- Mary Louminizer. Duh. Cheek bones, bridge of nose, chin, forehead, upper lip and lids. Go nuts!

Step 4- Setting Spray. KAT Von D.

FINISH with your fave gloss. Pictured Lip Sense Sand.

Soooo easy and sooooo pretty!

It’s almost midnight. I’m out. Short and sweet just like this makeup look.

Xo MD

Foundation Picks

I get a lot of questions about what foundations I use…and the answer is depends on the day. I wanted to give you my top THREE picks based on Full, Medium and Light coverage.

 

Full Coverage – Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless – Color 120

This is the one I get the most compliments on. It is FULL coverage to the max. If you have oily skin this is the foundation you need. I can switch between a 120 and 125 and the best news is its 8 buck! It beats many high brands I have used in the past.

 

 

https://www.ulta.com/fit-me-matte-poreless-liquid-foundation?productId=xlsImpprod11861007

 

Medium Coverage – It Cosmetics CC Cream – Color Light 

This is a great everyday, throw it on and go foundation. It’s a do it all kind of foundation. Anti-aging, SPF and you can get it in a RADIANCE or a Natural finish. Both are great! I apply with a damp beauty blender, but this could be thrown in your purse and put on with your hands in a rush. Think elevated BB!

 

 

https://www.sephora.com/product/your-skin-but-better-cc-cream-spf-50-P411885?skuId=1868165&icid2=products%20grid:p411885

 

Light Coverage – Periconne MD No Foundation Foundation Serum 

THEEEE BEST! My only complaint is it comes in one color, but its pretty universal I would say. On me in the winter it’s a little dark, summer it’s just about perfect. It’s a serum with all types of benefits. (most periconne md products multitask) This with a damp beauty blender, bronzer, highlighter and you have the ultimate no make-up look!

 

 

https://www.sephora.com/product/no-foundation-foundation-serum-spf-30-P386465?skuId=1608397&icid2=products%20grid:p386465

 

You can’t go wrong with any of these foundation picks!

 

xo MD

 

Current Hair Products

As most of us know, washing your hair everyday can be very drying or damaging. Most people opt for ever other day, but I wash my hair only a couple times a week. (usually only once) If you see me with a bun on my head, that means I haven’t washed it in a LOOOOONNNNGGG time.

That being said, when I do wash my hair it’s a bit of a process because it’s usually pretty dirty and I style it for the up coming week. I use all four of these products every time I do my hair, but I rotate out the shampoo.

Shampoo – Paul Mitchel Tea Tree Special

LOVE this shampoo. I originally got it for dandruff, which it does work for, but when I used it for the first time I could feel it working on my scalp. Clarifying all the gunk and refreshing it. I try to use it only on my roots to mid shalt and smooth the excess to the ends. I let it sit for about a minute or two too really do its magic. You can feel it tingle. Once I let it do its magic, I rinse.

Now LATELY I have been putting a small amount of T-Gel on my scalp after I use the PM. (just my scalp). Let that sit for a few minutes and rinse. Since I don’t wash my hair that often, it can actually make my dandruff worse and T-Gel has helped a ton.

https://www.paulmitchell.com/tea-tree/tea-tree-special/tea-tree-special-shampoo/

Conditioner – Aussie 3 Minute Miracle 

The Holy Grail in my opinion. Pretty straight forward. I put it from mid shaft to ends, let sit and rinse.

https://www.target.com/p/aussie-174-3-minute-miracle-moist-deep-conditioning-treatment-8oz/-/A-13970540

Leave-In – It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In

Pictures above is the Keratin formula, I usually just get the original. They both work about the same. This is a staple for both my daughter and I. She has very curly hair and mine is stick straight. After the shower, I spray this all over my hair and comb through with a hair pick.

It helps with thermal protection, de-tangling, conditioning among other things. I always keep this in the house. If you haven’t tried it, ORDER NOW!

Miracle Leave-In Product

Serum – BioSilk Silk Therapy

I like to add a little extra thermal protection, plus some shine! When my hair is still wet, I put this on the mid shaft to ends.  Once I dry my hair, I reapply a small amount before I style. If I want a more slicked back look, I will add this to the roots. It gives you a dry oil feel.

https://biosilk.com/product/biosilk-silk-therapy-original/

Gel – Joico Firm Hold

The end of the line before I blow dry and style. I apply a quarter size amount mostly on my roots, with bringing the excess to the ends. This helps hold the body in my hair once I blow dry it. This gel is the best I have used. It gives my hair a little texture and also does not flake once dry.

http://www.joico.com/products/joigel-firm/

After it’s styled I put it in a loose pony tail on the very top of my head with a scrunchy. This keeps the style while I sleep and keeps the styling products off my facial skin!

xo MD

Nighty Night

I’m BACK! I have been trying out some new night time routines. My skin is oily, but if I don’t moisturize and take care of it at night, it gets VERY dry and dull.

I still take my make-up off with Coconut Oil. However, if you have lash extensions like me, try to avoid the getting the oil on the lashes. I usually just run my finger tips over my lids and then take a damp wash cloth to wipe away. AVOID the LASHES. The oil can break down the glue and cause premature shedding.

The Ordinary – Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

I read a lot a reviews before purchasing and wasn’t all about it, but wasn’t against trying it. However this brand is very inexpensive so I went for it. First impression, it is grainy. I expected that due to reviews, but it didn’t seem to go away for me. If you have sensitive skin do not get this! It tingles, which I enjoy, but is not good for overly sensitive skin.  After waking up, I didn’t see a noticeable difference. I will keep using it however since I have it and its only 1 oz. Will not purchase again.

https://www.sephora.com/product/vitamin-c-suspension-23-ha-spheres-2-P427410

Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair

This serum claims to be the holy grail of all night serums. Since it’s on the more expensive side I ordered the .25 oz which is $16. Still pricey for a sample, but better than purchasing a whole bottle and not liking it. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and have not seen any noticeable difference. For me, its not worth the money.

Side note: I saw a lot of people going back and forth between this and Lancome Genefique. I have personally used Genefique and in my opinion it’s much better. I’m not saying don’t try it Estee Lauder. It works for a lot of people, just not me.

https://www.sephora.com/product/advanced-night-repair-synchronized-recovery-complex-ii-P379994

SeneGence – Climate Control

SUPER SKEPTICAL. As I was with their LipSense, which we all know turned out to be AMAZING! I had a friend of mine order some samples for me to try. I have been putting it over the Estee Lauder and under my night cream. It is more of a gel which I really like. I woke up the first morning with a noticeable difference in texture! My face feels smoother and more supple. I have not tried it in the morning under make-up yet because I really like my morning routine right now. I would recommend trying this ASAP!

https://seneweb.senegence.com/us/products/anti-aging/climate-control/

Olay – Regenerist Night Recovery Cream

Even though I do a lot of layering of products, I still like to put a cream over top of everything just to seal it in. I purchased this cream about a month ago and I would say 5 stars! It gives you moisture, but doesn’t feel extremely greasy or heavy. When I put it on, it has a velvety texture. If you are looking for a really good basic night cream, this is the one!

https://www.target.com/p/olay-regenerist-night-recovery-cream-moisturizer-1-7-oz/-/A-10300856?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health+Beauty+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Health+Beauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9015630&gclid=CjwKCAjwiPbWBRBtEiwAJakcpHd9v5PqpLO5HcJv9zhP_VRQg6moJWA9EKt53IDUbbf6FRKQYZsINRoCqbgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Eyes – Shea Butter

I have been using this for a long time and don’t expect to change! Just stay clear of the lashes! I also put it on my hands and feet before bed every night!

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/shea-butter/profile?gclid=CjwKCAjwiPbWBRBtEiwAJakcpF9ogvShv7RnDqY6illmA9rHwG8nL34pjDiT9bEzeJAHFZEMYH-8ORoCt00QAvD_BwE

xo – MD

Three Step Face

 

 

Ole Henriksen- Truth Serum
Clinique – Dramatically Different Gel
Perricone MD – No Foundation Serum
theBalm -Mary Louminizer
Lip Sense – Glossy Gloss

Flawless Foundation

Here is the link! I’m still debating on the watermark.

Y’all know I’m cheap!

 

 

Products:

Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

Loreal True Match Medium Deep

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed

Anastasia Brow Wiz

Covergirl Instant Cheekbones

theBalm Mary Loumanizer

It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Top 10 Skin Care Products

 

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser – Normal to Oily Skin http://www.cetaphil.com/daily-facial-cleanser

Cetaphil Body Cream – http://www.cetaphil.com/moisturizing-cream

Shea Butter Unrefined – https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/shea-butter-refined/profile

Aquaphor – https://www.aquaphorus.com/healing-ointment/

Super Goop Everyday Sunscreen – http://www.supergoop.com/shop/everyday-with-cellular-response-technology/?gclid=Cj0KEQiAuonGBRCaotXoycysvIMBEiQAcxV0nAgTzhmxVjVYGU_aojc5qxe9GCAkuZEeTJVSzh5gk7kaAl7d8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Spirulina Powder – https://shop.earthrise.com/Spirulina_Natural_Powder90_p/sp090g01.htm

Raw Honey – Kroger

Baking Soda – Kroger

Indian Healing Clay Mask – https://thrivemarket.com/aztec-secret-health-indian-healing-clay?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&utm_campaign=Aztec%20Secret%20Health&utm_content=727616171169&ccode=FSPLA&ccode_force=1&gclid=Cj0KEQiAuonGBRCaotXoycysvIMBEiQAcxV0nFr3Uy1iWT4RRu7lDdL0iuSF7T1B9vYX3afk4aTP5eEaAvAm8P8HAQ

Roc Night Crem – https://www.rocskincare.com/night-creams/retinol-correxion-sensitive-night-cream

Silk Pillow Case – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GNYCO8I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Contouring Video

Hello All! I hope you enjoy my AMATEUR video.

Monistat Chafing Relief -Primer

It Cosmetics CC in Light -Foundation

NYX Wonder Stick in Universal -Contour

Make-Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer in 3 – Highlighter/Concealer

NARS Pressed Setting Powder in Translucent -Set

Beauty Blender

Morphe M439 -Contour

Real Techniques Powder Brush
And it’s BEN Nye not Bill—I think he’s a scientist. Oops

PSS…sorry for the arm pit scratching HAHA. I’m only human.

Thanks for watching!

 

 

 

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