My Simple Face for the Day
My Skin Routine
Yay my first make up of the day post! I’m excited yet nervous to post this. I am no make up artist by any means but I think that the look I created today was cute and simple so I wanted to share it with you all! Now, one of the products I used today, I unfortunately have to return (insert sad crying face here) but I will be repurchasing next pay day because this palette is ugh, AMAZING! So, here is what I created today! I hope you like it!
I always start out with prepping my skin. I use Garniers SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser to clean my face. Let me tell you, I got a ton of this and their SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 from Crowdtap one month and I am in LOVE! I have had the best skin since using these products. ANyway, I clean my face with the Micellar water and let air dry. Then, I use my Tarte Maracuja Oil all over my face. I have pretty oily skin but I have found that letting this soak into my naked face helps slow my oil production (weird right?). After I let the oil soak in, I use two different moisturizers. The first is my Tucker Ashley moisturizer which is an amazing oil free moisturizer that I received a few months ago in my Birch Box subscription; the second is of course, my Garnier clearly brighter moisturizer. I let those dry and give my skin a chance to take everything in and then the fun starts!
So sorry that this was so long. I just wanted to get everything in! I promise next time it will be much shorter but I hope you enjoyed! I linked all the products I used in the description of the name!
The Best All Natural Mask EVER!
I’m sure if you’re apart of any make up group you have heard of this magical, amazing, heaven mud; but if you’re not, let me explain!This stuff is literally a jar of dirt. No really, I’m serious. It is a product of Death Valley, Nevada and it is 100% natural calcium bentonite (green) clay. I purchased the big container (thank you crowtap) off of Amazon for $13! Now, of course you don’t need the biggest one there is, this stuff goes a long way, so the smaller container is $10. The secret to this clay, is to use it with apple cider vinegar. The instructions say you can use it with water, but the clay alone won’t remove acne causing bacteria. The vinegar has antimicrobial properties that help kill off propionibacterium acne bacteria on the skin. Plus, after reading reviews, when you mix the powder clay with water, it becomes very chunky and hard to work with.
The instructions for this stuff are a bit extreme! They advise to use a 1/4 to 1/2 inch on your face. I’ll tell you right now, it is almost impossible to achieve this. I usually take out about 2 table spoons of the powder and just add the vinegar until it is at the thick, clay consistency. After it is applied, the jar suggest leaving it on for 15-20 (5-10 for sensitive skin) and let it sit. Now, if left it on for longer as an experiment…DON’T. It was extremely difficult to remove and I had brake out city on my chin. The label also warns of a pulling sensation and the possibility of red skin afterwards. The pulling sensation is just because the clay is drying to your face. Nothing to really be alarmed about; just avoid facial movements because the clay will crack and fall off of your face. The redness is obviously because of the vinegar, but it really didn’t affect me all that much. Your face may also pulsate; I didn’t feel this, but it’s on the label so I’ll include it ha. Once your time is up, it does become a challenge to remove. I tried to remove it in the sink the first time but it was a mess so I have found that getting in the shower is easiest. The clay will melt off your face with warm water and go down the drain. Just remember it is clay going down your drain. I had to unclog my bath drain because it was thick. Once your drain is clear, just let the water continue to run (maybe while you finish showering) just to make sure nothing gets stuck. After if it removed, I recommend using a moisturizer. Possibly two if you have it. The mask can be very drying and throw your skins oil production off (as with any cleansing product). So be generous with the moisturizer. I even use Tarte’s Maracuja Oil before I put on my moisturizer just to get some hydration.
I have used this product three times now so I think I have used it enough to decide whether or not I like it. So far, it is love. My skin is very touchy, not sensitive but new products often cause problems for my skin. Besides the mishap with leaving it on for too long, this product has not given me any reason to not be in love. Just make sure you follow the directions and do not use more than once a week due to dryness and stripping your skin of everything it needs. I hope you love this product as much as I do if you do decide to give it a try.
Want free Amazon gift cards and other goodies? Then pay attention! I am about to change your world! Haha not really, but this is really cool and you should totally pay attention. There is this awesome website out there called Crowdtap. This site is seriously amazing! I get a lot of my makeup from Amazon because of this website.
When I first started crowdtap, it was just for free samples (which they still have). Basically, what it is, is a group of people who help give product influence. So, they want your opinion on certain brands. Some brands offer free samples, others just offer points. There are numerous brands and with those brands are “missions”. Each mission is worth a certain amount of points. The points can then be accumulated and for every so many points, crowdtap will send you a free $5 Amazon gift card. Keep accumulating points, get more free money to use on Amazon. You do need to attach a facebook or twitter profile to your crowdtap account to receive the points, but you can easily disable the sharing icon. You can also receive free samples for brands as well. I have received so much Garnier products in the last 3 months that I could probably open my own store.
Now, I have found a loop hole with this. Well, I wouldn’t say loop hole, but a way to get more gift cards. So, one email, one facebook, makes one crowdtap. But, being one of those weirdos that has multiple facebook accounts, I have 5 different crowdtap accounts that allows me to get the gift cards faster (haha I’m a genius). So far, I have received maybe over $100 in Amazon gift cards so far. I spend it mostly on make up items and on my kids. I have purchased a fake Artis brush, a few different colors of colourpop lippies and some make up organizers.
So, the main reason for this post was to one, share my awesome find with anyone kind of struggling with buying things for themselves due to financial reasons; and two, you will see me talk about my Amazon buys quite a bit. I also do reviews and first impressions on the free samples as well.
I hope all of you reading this go out and participate in crowdtap! It really is a lot of fun and and I enjoy the benefits from it. I mostly do them at work to pass a slow day but they also have a cute app for your phone if you don’t want to deal with the desktop version like I do.
Thanks for reading ♥
So, for my first post, I just wanted to make a little introduction for myself. First off, this is my very first blog, so PLEASE go easy on me 😉 I am going to try my hardest to make this a fun experience and post as often as work and my children allow. I will also be active on my Instagram, Snapchat, and Periscope. I am even going to attempt this whole YouTube thing, but baby steps. Look of the days will be posted on IG and Snap; Periscope will be live interactions and I will go live doing my make up, talking about new products I have bought or whatever. The best part is that is a live interaction. If you want to ask me questions, go for it. Give some tips? Go for it. I love interacting with others.
A little bit about myself! My name is Kait and I am 24. I have two children (5 and almost 1 year). I reside in a small town in Nevada. I have an associates degree in general studies because I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. Currently I work at a car dealership and very much enjoy what I do. I spend most of my time at work or with my kids.
I have always been fascinated with make up. My mom was a cosmetologist for most of my life and I grew up in the beauty industry. Now, first off I am no professional. My make up does not look airbrushed, I make mistakes and throw in the towel, and I get intimidated by the “popular” YouTube artists tutorials. My goal is to help show other mothers (who may not have the time or money to look like the pros) how to do easy, fast, non extravagant makeup. Most of the products I use are fairly inexpensive. I do most of my beauty shopping at Sephora and Ulta. I also purchase a lot from Amazon because I get free gift cards (I will explain that in another post).
Like I have said in my “About” section, I will post tutorials, makeup hauls, my looks of the day, first impressions and more. If you want to see something, feel free to ask! If you have any tips or tricks for me, please leave feedback! I am still learning! I am not a professional nor have I had training. We are all here to learn! I will try to keep everything on the less expensive side (I do have children to take care of and bills). I am also a big sampler at Sephora. So I will also include those (who wants to buy $50 foundation if it doesn’t work?!).
I am very friendly so please feel free to interact. I do not do rude or mean comments so please don’t bring your drama here. I want to have fun with this and share my passion.
Thank you so much for reading and I am looking forward to enjoying this awesome experience!