No Makeup, No Makeup look.

 

For some of us, acne, pimples, blackheads and even those nasty devil bumps I like to call whiteheads are presented to us during our lifetime. Believe it or not I, too, suffer from such atrocious blackhead spreads and acne breakouts from time to time… still. Having the genes of my mother has allowed me to have some-what great skin throughout my life thus far, so when I break out, I BREAK OUT with a couple massive creators on my face. A brown paper bag can’t even help, those suckers suck.

When it comes to beauty routines, it blows my mind by some beauty bloggers and what they use. Heaps of products, multiple masks, etc etc. I understand exfoliation is brilliant, but once in awhile because if you do it too aggressively you will actually remove the good oils in your skin that will then cause you to break out that much more since you have too open of pores… or something like that.

To be informed: Every time I use St. Ives, I am never let down with how well it works. I started using this face wash about 10 years ago. No face scrub will actually remove your zits like magic, but I can let you in on a secret about St. Ives. ONCE YOU’RE CLEAN, YOU’RE CLEAN!  

Ditch the multiple toners, the cleansers, the masks, the wrinkle creams (cos we all know that doesn’t really work) and keep it simple. Even though some products may say anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle heck, even tightening formation, think to yourself, that can’t possibly be good for your skin or the environment. I swear by this routine, I rarely wear makeup these days. Mascara, sure but foundation BYE FELECIA. Only special occasions do I wear makeup but that’s beside the point. A clear face is a free face, ayyyyy

So… want baby bum smooth face. Then follow these life tips: I also do this routine twice a day, every day if you’re a curious cat.

Side note: When I want to chill out and do masks, I use St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal scrub and mask. It works WONDERS babe.

We shall begin:

  • Put about a quarter size of scrub on zeee hands.

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  • Scrub scrub scrub St. Ives gently. It is a 3 out of 5 on the exfoliator scale. For a good minute

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  • Once finished, use this lotion! It. is. gold. A wee bit goes a LONG WAY. so seriously, chill on using heaps. (actual amount used) Purchased from: Sams club.

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  • The last step to looking like you just came outta the womb. Lotion that face up sweet cheeks. Get it… cos cheeks and womb. Geez, I am hilarious. && you’re done.

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XOXO,

S

 

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Weekend Getaway

 

IM BACK!!! It’s been too long. But finally, I have a computer!! I have so much filed in my brain, it’s hard to type at the moment. So I am just going to share something simple and easy for ya (:

Over the weekend, I went on a girls trip up to the North-East side of Auckland. I was able to see New Zealand for what is really was for. The beauty of New Zealand is beyond the words I have. All I have to say is, no wonder why they would film movies here. Green screens can never capture this, not even a camera… Thank you Jesus.

(FYI all these places are a must-see whenever you visit)

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  • As we were climbing up the mountain, fog started to appear.

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  • Cliffside in Whitianga

 

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  • Cathedral Cove

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  • Closed out little shack

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  • Waikato mountain walk

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  • Kaori tree ARE MASSIVE; fun fact: native tree to New Zealand and they are actually dying away. 

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  • Waikoto Beach

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  • Some random valley of green hills that we frolicked on (:

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This trip for sure goes down in the books. Thank you for a lovely weekend girls, cheers!

XOXO,

S

Mother Nature

Everywhere I look, there’s something beautiful always popping out from somewhere. I cannot get over the astounding beauty here in New Zealand. I am currently in a small town on the south island, so this is just a snippet of what mother nature has to offer.

Check it out (:

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  • Clearly, this last photo is not a flower nor plant but I stumbled upon this beauty on a evening walk and had to capture it. This will be my winter house. or whatever the kids say these days, #housegoals.

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  • && this photo was actually right above Queenstown. Which also was featured on the air New Zealand, that you can check out here. I’m going to brag a bit hehe, since I’ve never had a photo of mine featured before. It’s a beaut for sure!

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XOXO,

S

Time Is Now!

The time is NOW!! You know, carpe diem. YOLO. You know all the “life is short” mottos. To be honest, they’re cheesy. They are cheesy because they are true.

The time is now my friend, to use your time wisely of whatever season you are in. Specifically speaking if you’re in a very quiet and slow season take advantage of that time and use it!

Travel, see the world, do something you wouldn’t normally do. Netflix and chill can happen anytime, seeing the world is not always available.

The time is now to stop vicariously living through others blogs, Instagram stories or Snapchats but to buy that plane ticket and adventure. Instead of wishing to be at that place, MAKE. IT HAPPEN. You’re young once, you only have so many quiet seasons in your life, so why waste it with doing what you usually would be doing when you’re busy.

Bar’s are so last week.

The time is now my friend to get out of the safe zone and do something that scares you. Do something that makes you feel alive and not trapped in that every day routine. You will never regret travelling.

The time is now to explore my friend. Explore a bit on your own; learn how to survive on your own. Learn how to step away from technology and take advantage of this beautiful world we live in, called earth by looking up and not down on that stupid piece of technology that corrupts our daily lives. No more pinterest, no more google, no more wishing. If you want it bad enough, it can happen! You’re young and possibly single, and if you’re single ENJOY THAT FREEDOM OF OPPOURTUNITY. Stop wishing for a relationship, stop wishing for marriage, and asking all the “what if’s.”

Live in the present. Seize the freaking day because THE TIME IS NOW!

Let’s go.

XOXO,

S