3 Reasons to Go Makeup-Free

4 reasons to go makeup free

Reasons to Embrace A Fresh Face

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People Magazine Natural Beauty Contest

Reasons to go makeup free

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I’m so excited to be teaming up with Aveeno and PEOPLE magazine to go make up free for today’s post. I think embracing our natural beauty is so important and such a beautiful expression of who we are. I know that sounds so cheesy, but within your natural beauty and imperfections you find individuality. I know it can be intimidating, at least for me somedays it is. I’ve caught myself being like yikes I need make up today 🙂 but I’ve found simple things like a great moisturizer make such a difference. I love this Aveeno one to help with redness so you don’t have to worry about skipping foundation because there really is nothing better for our skin and confidence then just letting your natural beauty shine. Here’s why:

  1. I love makeup, but sometimes it can distract from (or cover up completely!) your natural features that make you unique and beautiful. Whether it’s those freckles or bare lashes, sometimes it’s those things you try to cover up that make you beautiful.
  2. Just because you might think you look better with a face full of makeup doesn’t mean everyone agrees. Cody has always preferred when I go bare-faced, so when I do tone down my beauty routine he’s always the first to notice.
  3. The no-makeup beauty look is everywhere right now and hands down the one look everyone can master! With the fresh face look having such a moment right now, it’s the best time to embrace your natural beauty and skip your makeup routine altogether. Being happy with who you are and letting yourself shine through is the key to confidence. Ok ok, I know it sounds cheesy and like something you would read on your local newspaper’s horoscope, but it’s true! Learn to love yourself and everyone else will too. True beauty starts within 🙂

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Aveeno and PEOPLE magazine are opening the contest for everyone to enter and it’s really easy – just upload a picture of what natural beauty means to you with #PEOPLENaturalBeautyContest. The winner gets to be featured in the PEOPLE World’s Most Beautiful issue. Full details here  – good luck and can’t wait to see some selfies!

XX, Christine

*Photos by Ashlee Brooke and JessaKae. In collaboration with Aveeno and PEOPLE.

12 Spring Finds < $100

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DETAILS : 1. STRAW WIDE-BRIMMED HAT | 2. PINK LIPSTICK (COLOR: ANTIQUE PINK) | 3. FLORAL NOTEBOOK | 4. TORTOISE SUNGLASSES | 5. STRIPED JERSEY TOP | 6. ROSE CANDLE | 7. LEATHER WATCH | 8. SKINNY JEANS (OBSESSED!) | 9. TAN CROSSBODY | 10. NUDE NAIL POLISH (COLOR: A FINE ROMANCE) | 11. NUDE JELLY SLIDES (COMES IN 3 COLORS) | 12. MINT SNEAKERS

I’ve always had a thing for spring (who doesn’t?!) but especially when it comes to wardrobe options. There are always so many amazing pieces from floral prints to pretty pastels that always get me right in the soft spot so I wanted to share a round up of some great budget friendly pieces. Below are some pieces every girl should update for the season (all under $100!):

  • Nail polish: I’m always switching up my nail polish depending on the season. A lot of times when spring hits I’m ready to pull out the bright colors but lately I’ve been drawn to the softer shades. So obsessed with this whole spring nail polish set – all 6 colors are amazing for spring!
  • Candles: Anyone who knows me knows I almost always have a candle burning. I can never get enough! Candles are one thing you almost have to update seasonally and this rose-scented candle is one you will definitely have lit all spring.
  • Sneakers: Sure I’ll never trade in my black sneakers, but the pretty pastel styles only come around once in a while so when you find a pair of Nikes in the perfect shade of mint, don’t hesitate! (Also comes in the prettiest shade of blue 🙂 Love this bright red style too.
  • Sun hats: Nothing says goodbye winter like a straw hat. Love this floppy style and this gorgeous blue one.

And here are a few more great spring buys under $100:

XX,

Christine

Easy Travel Beauty Routine

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Mia Fit Clarisonic

Travel Skin Care Routine

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We are off on another trip this week (we never say no to the beach 😉 and while traveling I like to simplify my beauty routine as much as possible. When it comes to packing, I’d rather use my luggage space for clothes and shoes (haha I am always pushing 50 lbs!!) so I scale down my makeup routine. Below are some musts for a quick, easy beach beauty routine.

  1. Stay hydrated: Between the poolside piña coladas or morning coffee to deal with jet lag, you might think you are getting enough liquids but don’t forget the water. Staying hydrated is beauty trick #101 for flawless skin.
  2. Clean face: The first step to a perfect beach beauty routine is a clean face. I have really sensitive skin so I love my Clarisonic. It’s so gentle but still gets that deep clean that leaves your skin smooth and radiant so you can get away with little to no makeup.  The Mia FIT is the perfect size for travel so it’s a no-brainer for any getaway.beautytravel3
  3. Falsies: I almost always get eyelash extensions before we head on a beach getaway. Since over half our time is spent in the water, bleeding mascara never looks good on anyone, so I go for semi permanent lashes that stay on for a couple weeks. It makes getting ready so much faster when you can skip curling your lashes and applying mascara.
  4. Moisturize: Chalk it up to years of living in the dry Utah desert, but I can never skip moisturizer. It gives your skin that healthy, dewy glow and you can get one with a tint for extra coverage and of course SPF (love this one).
  5. Lips: Your lips need just as much attention as your skin does, so don’t forget SPF and moisturizer for your selfie-ready beach look. I swear by this one – it is so moisturizing plus comes in lots of different pretty but subtle shades for a natural look. (Tip: Use your Clarisonic to scrub your lips at night for that extra smooth pucker 🙂
  6. Hair: Between the beach and the pool, any effort you put into your hair might be short lived. Aside from the fail-safe messy top knot, you can’t go wrong with a pretty fishtail or half-up top knot for that easy beachy vibe. I always love to add a little texturizing spray to give it that beachy texture.

XX, Christine

* In collaboration with Clarisonic.