Saturday, January 28, 2012

Skin Care - A Must!

Growing up is hard enough with out having to stress out about your teeth, your skin, your hair, and your clothes! Unfortunately I cannot help you with your teeth, that is between you and your orthodontist. But I can help you with the other 3. In this post I will talk about skin care. It sounds simple, and it is! A good skin cleansing routine makes all the difference.

In the morning:

-Wash your face with an oil-free face wash
-If you take a shower in the morning, wash your face in the shower!
-After your face is clean put on face lotion/moisturizer with a minimum spf of 15
-These steps will help keep your skin soft, and oil free!


At school:

-If your skin tends to get oily through out the day, bring a pack of blotting paper/oil absorbing sheets
-If your skin dries out, bring your face moisturizer
-If your face gets red or blotchy, bring some mineral powder
-Bring a (reusable) water bottle and sip throughout the day. It will keep your skin hydrated 

Before bed:
-Wash your face again
-Put a  damp white wash cloth in the microwave for 10seconds, and use it to wash off your face wash. Hot water makes all the difference
-Use an "on the spot" treatment for troubled areas
-Keep your hair off your face and back while you sleep

This should be your daily routine if you want to have amazing skin (:
Along with this daily routine you should also use a scrub 3 times a week, and a face mask once a month.

Products I recommend:

Clean start:

This line has just about everything you need. It has a face wash, a scrub, an on the spot treatment, face lotion, and more! It can be found at most fine retail stores (such a beauty centers).

Masks from lush are amazing! I highly recommend them (:

Oil absorbing sheets:

These are my savior at school! I make sure I always have them on me so that if my skin starts to get oily, I can wipe it away with out wiping off any make-up.

Mineral Powder:

If you're looking for a cover-up, this is it! It woks flawlessly without clogging pores.

I hope that this was helpful to you, and may you and your skin live happily ever after (:

PS: I just bought the cutest mug yesterday, and I felt the need to share:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Obssesion: The Hunger Games

If you have not read The Hunger Games, then you are missing out. Like seriously. Just today my 33 year old math teacher said she didn't sleep for a whole day because she started to read the series. She read all three books in 3 days. If that doesn't prove my point I don't know what else will.

I read the first book in the series in 2009, and then each consecutive book when it came out. By now I think I've read the first two books at least 3 times each, and the last one twice. If you haven't heard they're making a movie of the first book that comes out THIS YEAR. To be precise it comes out on March 23rd. Well needless to say, I know what I'll be doing on midnight that night (or is it morning?).

Tumblr has some amazing hunger games art. My favorite ones are in motion, like this one:

click on it if it's not moving

I have a couple more of my faves posted on my tumblr, so feel free to check it out.

I'm really looking forward to the movie, and I'm fairly confidant that the movies aren't going to ruin the books like they did in the case of Twilight. You can't deny it, the part one of breaking dawn was pretty atrocious. I think the only good part of the the twilight movies is Taylor Lautner. Just saying...

I know, why is his shirt on, right? Well the guys of the Hunger Games aren't too shabby either.

There's Peeta:

And there's Gale:

Two guys, one girl. Sounds familiar, huh? Well, you gotta keep things interesting I guess.

If you have not seen the trailer yet, go look it up on you tube, it is FANTASTIC. I had the jitters for a minute after the first time I saw it. Then I hit replay.

The official hunger games song has also been released and it's called "safe & sound". It's by Taylor Swift (love her!) and civil War. I've been listening to it non stop for the last 24 hours. I highly recommend that you look it up on you tube as well.

Well this post was very different than my last 3, but I hope you enjoyed it, and if you are not already obsessed with the hunger games like I am, all you need to do is pick up the book. Happy readings!