My Nightly Beauty Routine!

Usually, I do this same infamous routine every night. It consists of fully removing all makeup, prepping my skin, cleansing, and moisturization. Some nights I may add a natural face mask or a gentle teeth whitener. This process does not include my shower though. I like to fill my evenings with relaxing music and good products. Let’s begin!

To begin, I take off both my eye makeup and face makeup with Clean & Clear Facial Cleansing Wipes. They are oil-free and do a great job of fully removing all makeup. I don’t typically use liquid makeup remover unless I have a lot of eye makeup, for example liquid eyeliner. If I have lipstick, I will make sure to remove all of it fully so that it doesn’t stain my lips overnight.

For my face I use the Dermalogica Oil/Normal Skin Care Kit. It can be purchased at Ulta and Sephora and comes in various sets according to your skin type. Within the stores there are skin-matchers who test your skin for free to find the perfect kit for you. Within it comes a Special Cleansing Gel, Multi-Active Toner, Skin Prep Scrub, Active Moist, and Total Eye Care. First, I scrub the Skin Prep Scrub with clean hands all over my face to remove any excess dirt or makeup from the day. I wash it off with a warm wash cloth and use my facial brush the gently apply the Special Cleansing Gel. I use a Face Secrets facial brush that I got from Sally’s Beauty Supply for less than $3.00. I rinse that off with the same warm rag and spritz my face with the Multi-Active Toner. While that dries I brush my teeth and then apply the Active Moist moisturizer.

Next, I apply Vaseline on my lips and eyelashes, Massaging Vaseline helps my eyelashes to grow longer and thicker. Every other night I will apply a hair mask to my hair. Lately, I haven’t found the perfect hair mask so if you have any recommendations comment down below.

Before bed, I usually french braid my hair down. In the morning when I undo the braid I will have big voluminous curls that were heat-free. If I want to wear my hair straight tomorrow, I will straighten it in the evening so that I don’t have to waste time in the morning straightening it. This process saves me tons of time in the morning.

After all of these facial steps, I lay in bed and apply Organix Coconut Milk & Hibiscus lotion. This lotion smells like the Carribean with a gentle scent of coconuts. I also like the Organix lotion with Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk. I apply this to my arms, legs, feet, and hands. This product isn’t greasy and dries quickly. I prefer lotions that dry quickly because they don’t leave my hands slippery.

And after a long day, I like to unwind with Tazo Calm Tea and either a good book or some good TV. With my doggies by my side, I know it will be a relaxing night!

45 Beauty Things You Can Do With Vaseline

Vaseline. Probably one of the worlds most versitile products. To accomplish these tips, you don’t have to only use Vaseline. Any pure petroleum jelly composition will work. Don’t go for anything scented though. All of these beauty tips take less than a minute to do. Let’s begin!

1. Apply to lashes found here.

2. Apply to feet a night with socks for less cracking.

3. Moisturize elbows.

4. Great for cuticles.

5. Un-chap cracked lips.

6. Create a lip gloss by putting Vaseline over lipstick.

7. Mixing Kool-Aid and Vaseline will create a lovely tinted lip balm.

8. Putting Vaseline on wrist then spraying perfume will ensure the scent lasts all day.

9. Vaseline does not clog pores so it could be used as a cheap facial moisturizer.

10. Rubbing on eyebrows can nourish the strands and make them grow faster.

11. Create a salt scrub out of bath salts and Vaseline to cleanse your body.

12. All over body lotion in the cold winter nights.

13. Rubbing a tiny amount on the teeth can make it easier to smile, especially for people with braces.

14. The non-greasy products in Vaseline are great for a relaxing massage.

15. Heated up in microwave creates a nice night cream to help open pores.

16. Applying with a napkin will remove unwanted makeup.

17. Putting Vaseline on your eyelids then applying eye shadow will create a more shimmery look.

18. To prevent lipstick on the teeth, rub a little on your two front teeth.

19. For that dewy summertime look, massage Vaseline on cheeks and mid-forehead.

20. Applying after shaving will prevent razor burn.

21. Gets rid of dry skin lines.

22. Rub a little bit on an earring  hole to make the earring glide in more easily.

23. To create a cream blush, mix your favorite lipstick and Vaseline and apply to the apples of the cheeks.

24. If your ring is difficult to get off, apply Vaseline to the base of the ring. It won’t tarnish the jewelry at all.

25. Prevents chaffing.

26. If you’ve recently had cosmetic surgery, using Vaseline will make it heal quicker.

27.  Calms poison ivy rashes.

28. Moisturizes a scalp with dandruff if applied.

29. Applying on Atopic Eczema will help it heal.

30. Protects  freshly inked tattoo if massaged onto the area.

31. Rubbing a little Vaseline on your hairline will protect it from hair dying chemicals.

32. Shines leather (especially pleather) shoes and purses.

33. Scrunch Vaseline into the ends of your hair for a more choppy and piecey look.

34. If makeup gets on your clothes, dab a small amount to the area.

35. For healthier hair ends, apply Vaseline to moisturize the dry ends.

36. To make an old nail polish bottle easier to open, rub a dollop on the cap and outer rim and it is just like new.

37. Mixing Vaseline and your favorite lotion will make it last longer.

38. Apply to the lips after you have exfoliated with a toothbrush for softer lips.

39. To remove fake lashes, apply to the lash line and then just peel them off.

40. Rub Vaseline on your dry spots before you use any fake tanning because it will eliminate any uneven tones.

41. Mix a small amount of chocolate with Vaseline for an all natural cocoa butter lotion, great for stretch mark treatment.

42. Apply to the knees to prevent an ashy build up.

43. Can be used as an eyebrow gel to help sculpt the perfect brows.

44. Massaging a dime-full into your scalp works wonders as an after-salon treatment.

45. Rub Vaseline onto your nails to enhance the longevity of nail polish.

How To Grow Luscious, Healthy Eyelashes

After years of continuously gluing fake lashes and applying countless strokes of mascara, eyelashes look quite dull. The limp fibers seem to be of no use at their natural state. These days, not many people even wear their own lashes in the public eye. I was one of those gals who would spend the extra time in the morning just to get the perfect line of glue on my upper lash line. Being a frequent user of eyelash growth serums, I feel everyone’s pain. Back in my cheerleading days, I was one of the ladies who would catch the girls being thrown in the air, known as a base. One day, as she was coming down her foot flew back, striking me in the eye. When I finally was able to open my eye I felt soft little hairs all over my face. Those little hairs were no other than my top row of right eyelashes. I searched high and low for a remedy that would regrow them as fast as possible. It almost sounds too good to be true: Swipe an applicator over your eyelids and you’ll grow enviably thick, longer eyelashes. That’s what eyelash growth enhancers – both over-the-counter and prescription – claim to do. And if you’ve lost your lashes, growing new ones isn’t just for cosmetic appeal. Using serum after serum, until eventually I found a cure right in front of my face. This remedy is quick, easy, and extremely affordable. Let’s begin!

To begin this process, you will only need one item: petroleum jelly. This product can be found in local drug stores or even some grocery stores. I bought Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for only $2.99 at my local drug store. I recommend doing this process right before you go to bed because you need all of your makeup from the day to be removed from your face. It also helps to have a clean canvas to work on, so washing your face is recommended.

 

 

First, take a finger size of jelly and rub it between your fingers. This will heat up the petroleum jelly making it moisturize a lot better. Close one eye and gently rub this along your top lash line. Avoid any contact with the inside of your eye. If you do make contact with the jelly and your eye, wash eye out immediately and read label for further precautions. Continue rubbing and massage the jelly on your eyelashes as if you were applying mascara with your fingers. Proceed and apply to the lower lash line as well.

If you have a desire to enlarge your eyebrows, then you can also apply this to the needed areas. This will lubricate the hair follicles and help produce growth. Every person has a different rate of hair growth, but this treatment has a high guarantee of working. Petroleum jelly is a very moisturizing product and is used all over the world. It is used as a base product of many lotions and skin treatments. Your eyeballs and eyebrows may seem greasy now, but in the morning they will be soft and supple. Within a few weeks results should be noticeable.

Petroleum jelly can also be used to lubricate chapped hands, lips, and soften the finger cuticles. It reduces the amount of moisture loss and is a very inexpensive, efficient purchase. Petroleum jelly is truly an item to have in your pantry. Who doesn’t want long lashes and soft skin?

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