|Pants & Cardigan- Gap (both thrifted); Yellow top- Ann Taylor Loft (thrifted); Heels-Walmart; Ring- Smart Set; Nail Polish- Grey Matter by Rimmel|
|The last challenge of remix week is to remix a summer top for fall- even though this yellow top has never been photographed on the blog, I've worn it a couple of times over the summer for a casual, sporty look.|
Because I like shopping and fashion, people assume I'm high maintenance when in fact when it comes to my beauty routine I'm anything but. It takes my man almost an hour to get ready in the morning whereas I wake up 10 minutes before I need to leave the house. My secret? Laying out my clothes and showering the night before so that all I have to do when I roll out of bed is brush my teeth and hair and get dressed. My makeup routine is so minimal (a swipe of mascara, lip colour and some bronzer) that I've perfected applying it either on the bus or if I'm driving to work I'll do it on the highway....(I kid, I kid, I apply it at work since I'm usually the first person to arrive and I have a handy dandy mirror in my cubicle).
Sea of Shoes recently shared her beauty tips for low maintence gals so I thought it would be fun to share mine:
-Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Because Canadian winters are so harsh, my skin is the first to take a beating. I have a bottle of moisturizer by my bed that I apply nightly as well as a daily moisturizer with SPF that I wear during the day.
-Take care of your pucker. I'm prone to chapped lips so I always have a chapstick (Blistex Silk & Shine is my favourite) with me in my purse, at work, by my bed and in the car.
-Exfoliate in the shower. Not only does it feel great, it also removes dead skin and keeps your skin silky smooth!
-In my opinion, au natural is always the best look for daytime. Save the dramatic eye liner and fake lashes (not that I've ever been able to figure those out!) for the evening and stick with a light foundation, barely there eye makeup and lipstick or gloss during the day.
Author's Note: I am hardly an expert on beauty- in fact I don't think I've ever washed my makeup off before bed and I sometimes go days without shaving my legs (heck weeks if it's winter and I'm single!) but hey that's what makes us human!
As of September 29th I'm also linking up to Silverstyle's Trending Through the Decades challenge (I know, I know this photo was taken three weeks ago but I LOVE animal print and didn't have time to take another outfit before the challenge ended-sorry Tammy!)