Positive means of distraction

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Updating myself on current events can be quite depressing so I have found new ways to use self-improvement as a positive distraction.
Thanks in part to the beauty gurus on YouTube; I have delved into the world of makeup and skin care.
The older I get, the more I notice the fine lines, sagging skin and discolorations.
I believe it is important to take care of our skin, so I am trying out a new morning and nighttime routine, which includes facial cleanser, sunscreen, moisturizer and two night solutions. One of the night solutions is made by the brand Tarte and is called maracuja oil. I have only been using this oil for about three days and already I have noticed my skin is brighter and feels softer and smoother.
In the mornings, I put on my makeup. I don’t wear a lot, but I want something that will give me full coverage and last all day. Tarte’s Amazonian clay foundation is quickly becoming a new favorite.
Then of course, there are eyes, cheeks and lips. Through YouTube I have discovered this affordable and amazing brand called ColourPop. Their products are only available online and are worth the wait.
Their eye shadows and blushes are intensely pigmented and last throughout the day without any creasing or fading.
The lipsticks, which are only $5, last at least five to six hours.
I enjoy adding a little color to my face and enhancing my natural features, as I believe most women do.
It has been fun experimenting with new looks and colors.
There are those that probably believe that makeup is unimportant when compared to life’s necessities, which in reality, it’s not the most important thing.
However, take a look around you when you’re out in the grocery store, almost every woman you see is wearing makeup or engages in some kind of skincare routine at home.
Our face is usually the first thing people notice when they see us. It’s important that we take care of our skin. But along with cultivating outer beauty, don’t forget to cultivate the more significant inner beauty. That’s what people will remember the most.
There are many distractions out there to take our minds off the world’s problems for a brief moment and can include any of your favorite hobbies such as fishing, reading or enjoying a good makeup tutorial.

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