Itâ€™s a well-documented fact that I am really bad at â€œtypical woman maintenance.â€ In Project Glow, Angela weaned me off using a bar of soap to wash my face (thank goodness!). But I cannot remember to regularly use facial moisturizer. And I spend a LOT of time outdoors in the sun, rain, and wind.
Recently, I discovered that if I keep my beauty products next to my bed, I am so much more likely to USE them then if they are buried in my cabinets.
Yes, I floss in my bed. So sue me.
My face is now as smooth as a babyâ€™s bottom!
So, yes â€“ I have a really minimal beauty routine. I scrub my face twice a day using St. Ives Apricot Scrub (I know some people donâ€™t like this; but I do!), brush my teeth twice a day, and floss once a day. I pluck eyebrows every other day, and Iâ€™m trying to get into the habit of painting my nails (makes me feel feminine!). I shave my legs once every three days (so bad!). And I put on make-up when I leave the house for anything besides a run or the grocery store. I was thinking the other day about how I hardly ever wear jewelry anymore.
I think my minimal routine started about 2.5 years ago, when I started to work from home. In addition to using facial cream regularly, my new goals are to stop 1) waiting to shower until 4 PM and 2) wearing sweatpants all day. Iâ€™m starting to become a smelly, hairy, beautiful hermit! 🙂
Anyway â€“ keeping your beauty products in REACH is a good thing. Now I will actually use the expensive, effective, and organic face creams I bought.
Just banana oatmeal with:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rice milk (Zesty has an interesting quiz about milk up today!)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 banana
- Toppings: brown sugar, flax, and unsweet coconut
Last night, I got into the holiday spirit and made Gingerbread Man cookies. I ate two un-iced cookies after dinner (we didnâ€™t have any powdered sugar!):
Oh, the winner of the Amyâ€™s Kitchen Soup Prize Pack was ERIN. Erinâ€™s answers for the Would You Rather game were: tropical beach, politician, wine, and speed. Most of you wanted to go to the beach, be a movie star, drink wine, and have endurance. 🙂
Are you a beauty minimalist like me or do you have a really thorough routine? Tell me about it! I love to hear new beauty tricks â€“ I love how Angela uses natural coconut oil instead of chemical-ly lotion!