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Sewing on the go!

It’s always fun to find the right sewing machine for your projects you have to do in the Fall. Getting a sewing machine case is perfect way to transport your machine and stay organized. It gives enough space and compartments to hold tools, threads and notions. You can go with a simple case that just hold the sewing machine or be more convenient to finding one that keeps supplies secure.  There are different styles to choose from for a , but they all do the same thing, protect your sewing machine.

There are different types of sewing machine cases. You can always look for a case that if sufficient and sturdy for the job. I choose the polka dot rolling case because it’s reliable, and has enough space for my tools that I need when I’m not near my station. I love that it rolls because I don’t have to carry a heavy machinery and hurt my back. It also has space for me to place my fabric and patterns and make it more accessible.  Now that I have everything organized and accessible in one place, I can take it with me on trips and work on my projects. Great way for work!

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Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials to Face the Heat is something we should all consider during the summertime .There is not better time then to spend it outside enjoying the day. You can take small trips such as a weekend getaway to a day at the beach. While you are out exploring the world it’s good to keep in mind some essential beauty tricks that will keep your hair and skin feeling refreshed, look vibrant and ensures coverage from the sun.

Fall in love with caring for yourself.

Body.

Mind.

Spirit.

Summer products to consider

Sunscreen – it’s best defense against wrinkles, sun spots and sun damage. It ensures coverage for every inch of skin . Hot and humid conditions may sometimes feel heavy. Try out a mouse such as Super Good Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50, is ideal for your body combining the hydration benefits of a lotion with the weightlessness of a pray. Sunscreen is your best mate through summer. Always check your SPF and apply it at least 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun. If you decide to wear makeup, give the sunscreen some time to settle before applying any other products.

Long-wearing eyeliner – Gel eyeliner are the best. It glides perfectly, stays on all day and easy to apply.

Be good to your body its the only place you have to live. (1)
Summer Beauty Essential

Tinted moisturizer – it helps add a wash of even glow without feeling too heavy on the skin

Lip Balm with SPF: with heat and sun exposure, a lot of irritation can cause painful, chapped and dry lips. Make a point to carry a lip balm around and every time you’re thinking of applying lipstick , try and put it over your lip balm to give your lips some protection.

Waterproof mascara – a face just isn’t done without mascara. I helps create fullness and gives definition

Hot nails – create classic looks in the summer with a perfect red nail, which looks great with sunkissed skin. Summer is the time for flip-flops, chappals, peep-toes, string sandals, and all kinds of fun and open footwear. So this is the perfect time to give your toes some colour. While you have kept your feet wrapped up in socks and shoes in the winters, this is the time to get them ‘out’ and give them a bright pop of colour.

Light scent – be reminded of the summer breeze and the perfect mix of sweet and sexy. Trade your full-strength perfume for a body spray. Get a light scent and is not too overpowering, also it should last long as the humidity tends to dry them out.

Shades– switch your frames to a spunky look that will help polarize the chic style in you.

Frizz free hair – keep humidity from ruining a good hair day with products that add body but won’t weigh down strands such as lightweight wave sprays, root-lifting powder. Try to give your hair volume and smoothness at the same time. Soften dry strands and tame flyaways with a non greasy, silicone-free oil. Keep your frizz and dryness under control by using hair sprays and hair products that will keep those locks under control and make them look good too.

Find the right products that work with your beauty routine. Keep yourself refresh and vibrant with some essential products. Before heading out the door, glam up and keep your skin feeling smooth and clean.

Beauty tricks for steamy season
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Steamy Makeup Tips

Humid makeup

 

 

The summer heat is kicking in and if you live in area like I do in Savannah, you know you will have to endure the humidity.  There are some steamy makeup tips that help me try not put too much makeup during the summer, but I do try to make sure my skin is still refresh and glowing with just a touch of makeup.  Here are some routines and makeup goodies that I use to implement my summer rejuvenate glow. Here are some steamy makeup tips to follow:

1.Skin Care

Skincare is crucial, you need to make sure you are taking care of your skin and prepping it up for the summer. Make sure to create your own skin care routine. If you have oily, dry or sensitive skin, make sure to find the right products that work for your skin.  If you can go to a dermatologist or possibly go to the mall or beauty store and get advice if you have any questions or concerns of what products would work best for you.  Make sure to find the right moisturizer that contains SPF.

Here are what I use to keep my skin feeling healthy and protected from the Sun.

Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15

2.Prime Time

One thing that helps keep the makeup from running for me s the primer. It not only creates a smooth base, making whatever that goes on next mush smoother, but it will also increase its longevity. It’s like a glue that adheres your foundation on your skin and shields between skincare and your makeup.

If your skin gets clogged easily, go for oil-free ones and avoid silicone-textured ones. If you have oily skin, make sure you go for mattifying primers.  Using an eye primer will help your eye shadows last a whole lot longer and prevent creasing! Applying eye primer on your under eye area and on your laughing lines will lessen the chance or visibility of creasing in those areas. It’ll make your concealer last longer too.

Here are my personal favorites that are proven to be clog-proof!:

Clinique Stay Matte Oil- Free Makeup Linen 1

  1. Go Simple

It’s the summer and it’s hot! Don’t make your face endure too much during this season. Try not to apply a ton of makeup on your face because the cackier your face, the more likely it is for your makeup to separate and crease here and there will appear, also accentuating your pores. Yikes!

So, how to avoid having a cakey face?

1.Sheer is the key :

If you are having bad complexion let the concealer become your best friend. Apply one thin layer of foundation or tinted moisturizer, conceal anything else you need to hide with the concealer.

A foundation and concealer combo I heavily rely on for crazy hot and humid days.   You don’t need to have layers of foundation to make your skin look radiant. Sometimes too much can cause make it worse in the humidity.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer

  1. Go Oil-Free:

Products that contain oil are more likely to melt off of your skin. Plus, they are more likely to clog your pores too. So opt for oil free face products, especially when it comes to foundation.

  1. Avoid Over-Powdering:

Powder is often the culprit behind cakey faces, plus powder and sweat don’t mix together. Only powder areas where you really need extra oil-control such as the T-Zone area. Translucent powders help settle makeup with excellent oil control.

NYX Studion Finishing Powder, Translucent Finish

4.Stay fresh and dry by waterproof

One of the things I hate dealing with is finding the right mascara. Sometimes waterproof mascaras, become clumpy ,flaky than non-waterproof mascaras. However, there is a solution that I have found. I apply waterproof topcoat on the top of my non-waterproof

If you’re looking for a great waterproof mascara, try

Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer

  1. Whip Out Your Creams

Cream-based are your besties when it comes to averting a makeup meltdown. They have better adherence to the skin than powder because they in reality stick on to the skin, whereas powder would just sit on top of your skin.

However, when cream and powder are combined, they last the longest. So try layering your creams with a bit of powder to lay it in place.

When it comes to eyeshadows, a trick I always do is to apply a cream shadow as a base before applying powder shadows.

For blushes, go easy on the cream – just apply a sheer layer of it and you can set it with a powder blush or highlighter afterwards.

My favorite cream blushes at the moment are

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Cheek color Balm

When it comes to foundation, I try to be careful with applying to much. Cream foundations are usually thinker in texture. I make sour to apply just a thin amount and not overdue it. Using dampened beauty blender as helped keep my skin glowing and refresh.

Apply a lipbalm with SPF or lip gloss to enhance your refresh look. before applying any other lip products. Sun exposure will cause chapping and flaking, and you need to protect your lips from that!

A product that I go by is Rosebud Original Salve

6.Spray & Set

While we already love spritzing setting sprays on our faces, I like to décolletage and neck to help avoid telltale makeup streaks. “It also controls chest sweat,” he adds — something that is unfortunately all too common come summer. A good product that works for me is the Photo Finish Primer Water. Helps keep my face looking refresh and ready to tackle the heat.

Now I’m ready to endure this summer heat wave, I hope you do too!

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Psoriasis problems? Keeping the skin clear and vibrant

Keeping my skin clean and clear is something I take serious. Battling with psoriasis, I have the discomfort of dealing with red, flaky patches on my skin, especially in my face and scalp. There are times I wish these red raised patches were just a little less obvious. Though there isn’t a cure for psoriasis, there are ways to relieve symptoms at home. Always make sure to seek medical help to understand better the symptoms and ways certain products will work best for you.
Some ways that I reduce dryness and prevent lesions from forming is a moisturizing regimen. Coal tar creams and washes can be used to reduce the rapid accumulation of skin cells and can also decrease inflammation. One of the products I use to help clear my skins is the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash. Every other day I use the Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub to help remove the dried skin. I always end my regimen with Take a Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygenating Gel Cream. It helps keep the skin smooth and not oily.
I also found that retinol and salicylic acid can keep flaking at bay by removing dead skin cells. To help temporarily soothe redness and itching make sure to create a routine, I try not to apply that much of much makeup to avoid irritation and causing the flake to appear.
Here are some products that I have found useful with keeping the skin clear and battle the dry skin.  You can find these products at www.ulta.com