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I was taking a look at our finances trying to see where we could make some cuts. It’s been about two years since I’ve really evaluated where the money is going and it was time to take a look. Of course, housing, car payments/insurance, and food were the major bills but the cable and cell phones bills weren’t far behind. When I listed out what we were spending I couldn’t believe it.
Finally, over being stuck in contracts I decided to take a look at some other options. One of my goals was to look for an offering that allowed me to have a smartphone that could keep up with my lifestyle and not limit date usage, as a blogger I need to be plugged into social media.
I have mentioned before that lately I have been toning things down when it comes to my makeup. The natural look has been more my style lately and paired with the scorching temperatures in the South a full face of makeup is just not cute. Here in the Southeast, it has been averaging in the mid 90’s most days and the humid is no joke.
My morning get glam routine is super simple now. I have traded my full coverage foundation for a tinted moisturizer, then it’s mascara, brows, blush, and gloss. I want my skin, not the makeup to be the star of the show so to speak, that’s why I’m so ridiculously obsessed with skincare. I have been using serums and facial oils for a few years now and my only regret is not starting with them sooner. I was one of those people who thought that I couldn’ use oils on my face because my skin was oily…….wrong, wrong, WRONG. Adding an oil to my routine has been one of the best things ever, and if you aren’t using one, GET ON IT.
If you didn’t know already I am a skin care fanatic. Don’t get me wrong I love makeup and nail polish but skin care might excite me more than anything. My skin can be temperamental at times, but that has never stopped me from experimenting with new skin care. My determination to rock on #teamnowrinklesfor as long as possible might also have something to do with this obsession.
The other day I was chatting with someone I often see in the halls at work, and they were trying to guess my age. No lie, they guessed 10 years younger than I actually am. After I picked my jaw up off the floor I was so happy I could have done cartwheels……or at least tried to, these old bones aren’t flipping anywhere without a tub of ben gay on deck.
Part of me was convinced they were just being kind but hey whatever. I’m taking that compliment and running with it. I really do my best to take care of my skin. This year I have curbed my spending quite a bit when it comes to makeup. I’m passing on more and more new releases and investing more in skincare. I have a pretty solid regimen mapped out and now I just rotate in new products when something catches my eye. Read more