Terri and Viviane.
The terms are to reveal 7 or 10 things about oneself and to share what is on my make-up bag.
I decided to mix both concepts and just share some of the stuff I do to keep myself in check to be able to live my life and keep up with my kids, family and friends.
These are my tune-ups tools.
This are my make up essentials:
I use the Avon concealer around my eyes because I've have dark circles around my eyes since the age of 7 or 8. Its an inherited trait from my father and from his mother.
The base and powder are Cover Girl, and the Maybelline best-seller great lash mascara.
The lipstick, lips glaze and eye pencil are from Avon; I have few more colors in my makeup bag.
I buy Avon and Mary Kay products because believe it or not when I was a young girl in the mid to late 70's most companies didn't make makeup for women of darker complexion.
Avon and Mary Kay were very popular in Puerto Rico when I started to wear makeup and they took care of us brown girls.
This is my thrifted makeup bag, here are the rest of my lipsticks, eye shadows, eye pencils, lips glazes and my faithful powder brush. As you can see I don't have any blush. I always have difficulties finding one that I really like or that goes well with my skin. I know they are out there I just haven't cared to find them.
Here is the part that I share some stuff about myself beyond the makeup bag.
I use extra virgin olive oil on my face, neck and body right after a shower at least 3 times a week. By the time I'm ready to go to bed I remove it with a very cold wash cloth.
I also use honey in any area of my face, neck or body where there is any blemishes. I apply it right after my shower and again I remove it with a cold wash cloth before bed. I don't want to become a human bug collector while I lay sleeping.
I use the coffee grinds to exfoliate my entire body during my showers and it supposed to help combat cellulite. Hey we all have it; unless you get it surgically removed and/or go through many suction spa treatments it's going to be there in many areas of your skin like a faithful "friend".
This are the creams that keep my chocolate skin soft and protected.
I was born on an island and lived on another for many years, traveled and lived in many parts of The USA and now I'm living here in South Florida; during all of my life I had applied on lots of sunblock and had stayed away from excessive sun exposure . I wore so much sunblock during my college years in P.R. that my mami used to said she could smell me a mile away.
My night cream is from Avon for women over 40, my day cream is from the local pharmacy for women that want to spend less than $20.00 and my body lotion is my favorite and it was on sale at my local pharmacy. I change body lotion often; I like to try different brands and different mixture of elements. However I don't like fragrance in my body lotions.
This is the shampoo, conditioners and the leave in conditioning cream that I use to try to control my hair from sticking up like Edward Scissorshand's hair. I also change my shampoo and conditioner often (always going for the cheapest brands) because hair gets used to the shampoo ingredients making it less effective.
This is my remedy when I feel bloated and sluggish after spending some time over-stuffing my mouth!!
This is my brown rice and vegetables; I eat this for lunch and dinner for a couple of days to settle my system and allow it me to get back to my normal self.
DISCLAIMER: I'M NOT A DOCTOR OR PLAY ONE IN BLOGGER LAND.
I ALSO AM NOT YOU: SO WHAT WORKS FOR ME AND MY BODY IS NOT NECESSARY GOING TO WORK FOR YOU OR YOU BODY AND I'M NOT GIVING ANYONE MEDICAL ADVICE OR TELLING YOU TO DO WHAT I DO.
This is my home gym; I only exercise at home or walk or dance because I don't ever, ever, ever feel like driving to any gym!
I need to wear the ankles and wrist weights all the time because they help to strengthen my knees and hands which had giving me problems before.
I would like to tag the following bloggers because I'm curious to know what is in their makeup bags and how the take care of themselves:
Have a great week,