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7 Habits of Women with Great Skin


You have probably heard people say that someone “just has good skin”, but the truth is that behind that seemingly perfect, smooth skin is a stable, well-balanced skin routine and self-care, without which, no matter how good your genetics, you wouldn’t be able to have good skin. So, let’s see what are the seven most important steps to having a flawless skin routine.

1. Cleanse

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The most important part of any skin routine is to first get rid of any impurities that have collected in your pores and on the surface of your skin during the day or while you were sleeping. Use a gentle cleanser like the Clarins cleansing milk to remove impurities without being too hard on your gentle skin.

2. Choose your cosmetics carefully

We live in the day and age when most of the things we use every day are filled with all sorts of chemicals. But for certain things, like the food we eat or the products we apply to our skin, we want to make extra sure that they’re as natural as possible, to give us the best results. Organic, all natural brands like Tammy Fender are great options and they will give you the best results, while also not hurting our planet.

3. Get enough sleep

Many of us lead active, non-stop lifestyles, and are often left having to compensate for that fact, like taking supplements because we don’t have time to eat or putting concealer on the bags under our eyes because we didn’t get enough sleep. But the truth is, there is no product in the world that can do for us all the things that a full night’s sleep can do. It will not only replenish our energy, but give our skin time to recover and rest.

4. Apply sun protection

Everyone likes to put on a tan, but if you’re not careful, you can seriously damage your skin just by being in the sun. Let’s break it down: the vitamin that you get from the sun is great – not just for your skin, but for your whole body. However, the sun is not what it used to be, and the rays are now more harmful than ever. This is why it’s extremely important to use a product with the high SPF, every single day. Use a primer like Nars multi-protect, or apply sunscreen during your makeup routine.

5. Hydrate

For glowing skin, it is crucial to be well hydrated, inside and out. Hydrated skin has more elasticity, fewer wrinkles and its own special glow. There are two main things you should do: First, drink a lot of water. The 8 cups per day are just a minimum, so make sure you carry a water bottle around with you and drink whenever you feel thirsty. Secondly, you should always be using a good hydration cream. Products like The Body Shop’s Nourishing night cream are great to put on before you go to bed, while lighter options like Estee Lauder’s Daywear is the perfect thing to apply in the morning before putting on makeup.

6. Regular treatments

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Having a daily routine is important, but sometimes our skin requires extra care. Consider making it a part of your monthly or quarterly routine to go to a professional cosmetician for a treatment of your choice that will improve your skin and give it a boost. But for a more regular schedule, getting a good scrub like the Cosmedix Purity Detox scrub will allow you to exfoliate your skin more frequently. Make sure you don’t do it more than every third day, because you risk taking off too much of the top layer, and always follow the instructions on the product.

7. Healthy habits

It’s no secret that beauty comes from within, and the same goes for health. If you practice healthy habits, eat a balanced diet, drink lots of water and exercise regularly, your skin will show the glow and radiance of health. Avoid eating oily and greasy food, since it can clog your pores; and avoid dehydration to keep your skin glowing.

Of course, some skin types are prone to acne and other blemishes, but as long as you are doing everything in your power to have healthy, happy skin, you can show it off to the world and be proud of it.

Amy Mia Goldsmith

Lifestyle Blogger

Amy is a regular contributor to Highstylife.com and elegantluxelife.com

And has also contributed to a number of publications including Stuartsays.com, Sifascorner.com polishedpolyglot.com and glitzandglamourmakeup.co.uk

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Completely Cosmetics Part 3 (Eyeshadows)


Eyeshadows are used to highlight the eyes. They can be available as powders, creams, liquids that make you SHINE!!!!!

A line of eyeshadow is softer and easier to blend than a pencil. 

Liquids and creams contain more preservatives like salt, brine, vinegar which can cause a negative reaction.

It is best to use POWDER shadows, especially matte powder eye shadows. 

Apply foundation, then powder to the eyelids so that the eyeshadow will set better and not crease.

A woman’s eyes are her most naturalistic facial feature. 

When we talk to people, we look into each other’s eyes. 

The colours you choos express your creativity and shows who you are. Naturally, if you are a girly girl you choose pinks! 

For a “day look”, you usually would opt for earthy browny tones. Once you choose a favourite brand, look at ALL colours to determine your BEST colour.

I recently bought a 88 Matte Colour Eyeshadow Palette from BH Cosmetics.


It has a WIDE range of colours to choose from!!!! 

Thanks to BH Cosmetics for such a wonderful range of product!!!

                                     ❤️

                     Exquisite Emmalisa

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Completely Cosmetics (Part 2) Lipsticks


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Lipsticks add a sheer touch by setting the tone and adding colour to the face. What colour you wear is vital and is key, for when you are either out shopping or dining out at a restaurant. You can choose so many different types of lipsticks, from L’Oreal, to Revlon, Mary Kay, Chanel, MAC, Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, the list is endless.

I love to wear pinky tones, because I am really girly-girl, I could have pink everything but my room’s not pink! I am just definite at wearing pink lipstick, as it shows my personality. I hardly wear red, only for really special occasions.

The most luminous lipstick I love is the Queen Lipstick / Matte Revolution. It gives a full plump look and the colour is pretty and bright. It has a great matte lip effect, and is totally flattering.

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Beautiful February Products


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To me, blogging is all about talking about your favourite things and what you are most passionate about. As you have seen so far, I am a lover of skincare and using natural products to enhance your outer beauty. Since moving to the country, I have met a lady that makes her OWN skincare range, which I have previously mentioned but only mentioned it a little bit. I love women who are creative in what they do, and Kirsty does just that! She has been a Beauty Therapist for 20 years, so she knows what she is doing!

Follow her company at:

Beauty Bus

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She does waxing, facials, tinting, massage, manicures and pedicures for those who are in Merredin, Tammin, Cunderdin and the rest of the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Follow her Facebook page if you would like to make an appointment for that Deluxe Facial or massage you have been dying for! I want to try the Hot Stone Massage!!!! She also does Microdermabrasion Facials which has a lot included such as exfoliation, steam, microdermabrasion, head neck and shoulder massage, cooling mask, tone, Vitamin C Serum and moisturise.

I recently tried her Mineral Clay Mask which was just heavenly after it is rinsed! It dries up really well, and you leave on for about 10-20 minutes, and scrub off with warm water and a flannel. It comes in a powder form as per below, so you just put a few drips of water in and voila, let the magic do it itself!!! It has natural herbs in it, and there are different types, for normal skin to combination, and oily skin and it is ONLY $25. This is on my “TO BUY” list.

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Here is the “Enter the Sandman bath soak” which is $20, and the “Dead Sea Float” is $35. – They are both for muscle and joint aches and to also help you sleep which has relaxing essential oils. I am in need of this after a work out at the gym, especially after using a Jari Love fitness DVD! It really works your thighs! I feel like I need this now!!! Both these products (when used together) will soothe your body and leave you floating on a cloud!!

Pure Magnesium oil – to replace the salts you have lost from exercise and help prevent cramping.

Pain Relief Butter – for muscle pain and inflammation

Ease a Cramp lotion – to prevent and ease cramps.

Owie stick – to help relieve any blisters, cuts, bruises, insect bites, etc

Sassy Detox Oil – Helps detox away cellulite and tone the skin, which I am in NEED of!

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I also love the look of this Luxe Nights package. It is a total “pampering session” in one little box! and is also on my “TO BUY” list. I’ve always known that I want the package with the “milk bottle”! and the powder fluff with the blue ribbon….

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Soothing Milk Bath – This has natural ingredients that will soothe your senses, and give you that pampering luscious luxury feeling.

Angry Skin Balm – To put on after, I am sure this will give you extra sootheness and softness to your skins body

Head on over to Obsessive Creative Design for tips and advice on lifes how to, and for some inspiration. Kirsty is a great writer, and I felt like I learnt quite a bit from her writings.

If you are interested in any of these products, head on over to Kirsty’s Facebook page, and she will help you further!

I also just came across a favourite blog of mine, it has a few favourite products in it!!

Inspiring Wit – She talks about “tontouring”! Find out what it means here!!!

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Exquisite Emmalisa

When was the last time you had a massage or a facial? Think about it, you may be in need of it now!!! Especially after a hard days work!

Click on the logos below to find out who I think are great models for this generation! These words speak to me everyday.

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My Mary Kay Blog


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I am a Mary Kay fanatic, and I have been using the skincare and makeup for about several years. I was a consultant for a little while when I was 23-24, but never got around to hosting classes. I gained a lot of knowledge and absolutely loved the $5 book on how Mary Kay started her company. It was very inspirational. I still have the TimeWise collection for the face but don’t use it as often, as I keep to my daily ritual of Neutrogena cleanser and Sukin moisturiser, and it seems to be working for me! I like how Mary Kay likes to “THINK PINK“. I collected so much stuff from applying as a consultant, and LOVED all of the makeup. I used a lot of things as gifts as well and adored the packaging.

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With the products I used, I used a lot of pinks and browns as I always wanted to create a “natural day wear” look. I don’t know about you, but I love those two colours the MOST! Here is attached the CURRENT Catalogue of Mary Kay where you can explore what’s in at the moment with their makeup.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas


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I can not believe how CLOSE we are getting towards this Christmas. Christmas is a beautiful time of year, and I love that it is about love, giving and family. To me, they are the most important things in life, and when I give I find that I get blessed in return.

I’m a firm believer of giving, and this morning I was talking to a lady in a jewellery store, and she was telling me about the rapper, Akon had donated all of his billions of wealth to charity. Now that is what I call a GOOD man!!! I was overwhelmed by the amount of money he GAVE!!!! This is something to think about and ponder, and there are some gift giving ideas with Priceline!!!

Priceline has some top picks but I am going to share with you some of my favourites, and what I would like to buy for the New Year.

There are gift ideas for UNDER $10, $20 and $30!!!!

  1. There is a Versace Women’s Miniature Set 5 pack for $59.00 which is a highly sophisticated brand that any girl would love!!! It would look lovely displayed on a dressing table.

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2. One of my favourite brands is Sukin, and there is a Sukin Gorgeous Getaways 250 mL Travel Pack for $19.99. It looks luxurious, and has a few products you can dabble with!!

3. Mineral Spa Mineral Spa Mini Foot Pack 2 pack consists of a Peppermint Leaf Foot Scrub and White Pumice Stone. This is a great gift idea if you’re looking for something to suit your budget as it is only $5!!!! And you can treat yourself, it is that CHEAP!!!!

4. The Nude By Nature Bronzed Beauty Gift Set 2 pack is a must have for this Summer!! If you want to get a tanned glow, and look pretty and bronzed for when you’re out at the beach. I love the brush as one side is for blush, and the other side is for contouring. It is only $39.95.

5. There is a range of Sanctuary Spa products from a lotion to scrub, body butter, and body moisture spray, but there is something called a Little Tin of Treats for only $14.99 which includes a Cleansing Burst Body Wash, White Lily Damask Rose Body Wash and Green Lemon & Orange Blossom Body Wash. This would be a luxurious gift! Also, try the Sanctuary Daily Spa Escape Fragrance Hot Sugar Scrub for a feeling of pampering which is only $11.99.

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There is also a pack called “Tin of Good Intentions”, which is $34.99 which includes a Cleansing Burst Body Wash, Gentle Polish Body Scrub and Silky Smooth Body Lotion. This looks divine, and all these products go hand in hand.

6. Lastly, whether you choose this as a gift or for yourself I absolutely love this product Renewing Argan Oil of Moroccan Penetrating Oil which is a treatment for your hair. Argan oil protects from styling heat and UV damage and strengthens your hair. You save 25%, and is $18.74

There are great gift ideas for children as well, if your a mum that wants to spoil your kid!!! Don’t forget to check out the Priceline Website for tutorials on how to do your make up. It is under the “Beauty School” tab. There is waaaay too much to choose from!!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

P.S. Maybe you can get your bestie a pink hair straightener for only $14.95!!!

Have you started your Christmas Shopping yet?

What can you do this year to do more than just give?

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