Getting Ready Faster and Faster

 

Lately, for those who follow my blog, there has been more and more lag time between posts.

It’s not because I have a lack of subjects. But just time is at a premium lately.

I used to sit by myself at the gym long after my friends had gotten ready and left for work.

Lately, I am flying out of there myself to run an errand or get a few things done before whatever commitments I have.  Part of that is I like to be driving when there is the least amount of traffic.

So, normally it will take me 35 minutes to get ready from start to finish including blow-drying my hair and nice make up.

Just shaving off 15 minutes is a major deal. That means I just dry my hair to get the dampness out, and do stuff like:

Use pencil eyeliner instead of gel or Laura Mercier‘s Tightliner which requires and extra step

Use a neutral powder eye shadow base instead of Laura Mercier’s eyeshadow primer which enriches the color

Use tinted moisturizer which is more forgiving then to use liquid foundation. ( I know powder or otherwise mineral foundation is really fast but the color usually grays up).

Line with Laura Mercier lip liner and follow with Rose balm instead of lipstick or gloss.

Use Bobbi Brown Tortoise collection shadow set instead of dabbing on Laura Mercier creme eye shadow

I do not cheat on some steps:

Treatment – apply a squirt of Kiehl’s Power Line Concentrate

Moisturizer- Kiehl’s Rosa Artica

Sunscreen – Clarin’s spf40 under anything else

Lashes- I’ve been using Grande Lash MD to grow my lashes and I believe I am seeing results after two weeks. Lately I just need a swish of mascara (back to Mac ZoomLash)

That’s pretty much it-somehow I’m still getting more on my face than what women’s magazine’s would consider 5 minute make up -but oh well.

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My Friends Have Asked Me To Blog About Skincare and Makeup Products I Like

I realized about 15 years ago that I should take better care of my skin and my appearance. Starting with the basics, I used sunscreen everyday, drank lots of water and got plenty of exercise. Over time, I became very interested in skincare and makeup products-mostly because they are fun to learn about and that many of my friends share the curiosity.  At the same time, many people commented on how I’ve retained youthful skin and few wrinkles at rest. So, nowadays,  I just love products and sharing what I discover about how effective they are for me, and make recommendations when people ask me.  My bf said to include the fact that I don’t get paid by the various companies to write about them.

I pretty much plan to review products as I use them, making an honest attempt to keep my testing of products as pure as possible, or I will mention if I am doing otherwise.

What I hear from my friends is their main concerns are brown, dark, sun spots on their faces, wrinkles, foundation, eye liner that doesn’t run and just about anything else related to aging and maintaining what they’ve got and trying to prevent further damage.

Here and there I will probably post about other stuff-mainly my passion for taking ballet and jazz dance classes, and my doggies.

So here goes!