2017 Beauty Routine (updated)

Well the end of 2016 left me in a beauty dilemma. New Year’s Eve Eve I was getting ready to go out with my family and *CRUNCH* my eyelash curler snapped off a section of my eyelashes!! I couldn’t believe what was happening and I honestly don’t know how I didn’t break down in tears. Many people told me that eyelash curlers were bad for you and Miley Cyrus even had an issue with her eyelashes being cut off a few years ago and nothing changed by habits… silly me! I came out of a color guard season where every Friday and Saturday I would wear false lashes and caked on performance makeup which looked nice but KILLED my skin. I had skin drier than ever and I broke out all the time and apparently my eyelashes became dry and brittle. The few weeks preceding the incident I changed my routine from a good routine to a lazy one that consisted of makeup wipes and that was it. Since then I have sworn off makeup… for now. Believe me I will still be wearing it but in my everyday Monday to Friday life I won’t be wearing any. So far for January I’ve given myself 4 days when I can cheat because of events but my goal is to go barefaced as often as possible.

With that being said here is what my new beauty routine has changed to…

I think I’m saving money by not constantly buying makeup and my skin looks a lot healthier. It is strange seeing myself without makeup, especially in the winter when I’m so pale, but I’ve gotten use to it after a couple weeks. I would recommend this change to everyone especially if you’re looking to cleanse for a month even. I can definitely say I’m more confident after this change because I’ve learned that no one is going to notice if you’re wearing makeup or not and even if they have no one has made any comments to me about it. I wouldn’t care what they thought anyway and neither should you.

Summer Jams

Here are my favorites for summer 2k16:

  • Red Dress by MAGIC!
  • Sail Into The Sun by Gentlemen Hall
  • Red Red Wine by UB40
  • Santeria by Sublime
  • Jamming by Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Island In The Sun by Weezer
  • CAN’T STOP THE FEELING by Justin Timberlake
  • Lay You Down Easy by MAGIC! and Sean Paul
  • PILLOWTALK by ZAYN
  • I Took A Pill In Ibiza by Mike Posner
  • Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

My favorite playlist on Spotify is Soak Up The Sun by Spotify. It has so many chill, poolside, summertime songs. Some of them are throw backs and some are newer. It’s a great playlist to relax to.

Nooks and Crannies

Every few years my family cleans out everything. We go into every nook and cranny that builds clutter and then get rid of most of it. There comes a point when even the sentimental things become totally unnecessary and wastes of space. This year I’ve decided my room needs a face lift: painting some things, reorganizing, the whole 9 yards. Before I could start the make over I needed to declutter. It is human nature to  clutter our lives and to save things but boy does it feel amazing walking into a space with nothing unnecessary. It has only been a few days since I did my first round of cleaning, yes it take multiple rounds to get rid of everything, and my mind already feels less cluttered. My physical space is lighter feeling so naturally my mind and spirit is lighter. I highly suggest that everyone has their own nook and cranny detox now that summer is in full swing. It feels amazing. It is the best detox someone could do. Currently I am in a stressful point in my life and my thoughts are so cluttered with what I have to do next that I don’t want to have to think about the past or material things. Since cleaning I even sleep better. So yeah, I would 100% recommend nooks and crannies cleaning.