10 Beauty Mistakes I Used To Make

Hello Divas! I was tagged by Hope at Beauty & Bliss on this tag and I was super intrigued when I saw her post on it. I was thinking, “What beauty mistakes did I used to make?” and it literally took me back to a time where I had a bad perm, bad colored hair, oversized clothes and acne all over my forehead! (Eeeek!) So it got me really thinking – “What were they?!” Here are my 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used To Make. (…and don’t let me catch you making these same ones!)

#1. Not cleansing my face twice.

I used to wash my face once… and that was it. Now some of you may be saying, what is wrong with that? There is sooo much wrong with that. If you wear makeup – or anything on your facial skin in general – WASH YOUR FACE TWICE! First to clean the makeup off….second to clean your actual skin! I used to get so many breakouts! When I started washing my face twice – my skin started to really clear up!

#2. Wearing too dark foundation.

There is nothing wrong with giving yourself a bit of a bronzed tan look to your face – but not 3-4x shades darker than your skin. When I was in highschool I wore a much darker foundation because I wanted to look tan….and I always had to wear long sleeves to hide my pale arms. I was always nervous to put my hands by my face so people could tell the difference so I did everything I could to not put ‘hand near face’ – and ALWAYS long sleeves. How lame!!!! 🙂 There is nothing wrong with it being a tad darker than your skin – but definitely don’t wear it too dark!

#3. Using no heat protectant on my hair.

I have been heat styling my hair for a long, long time and not just that – but almost daily. When I was younger though, I did my hair every single day! (and without a heat protectant)… NOT good! I am paying for it now as I get older.. always use a heat protectant people!

#4. Using a tanning bed without goggles.

I cannot believe I am actually admitting this as well as other things I am admitting I did in this blog – but this one is pretty bad! I used to be so addicted to tanning that nothing else mattered. I didn’t want “white circles around my eyes” so I refused to use the tanning goggles. It is so bad to not wear them as your eyes can crystallize from the UV rays and you can slowly go blind. Seriously, this is so very bad to not wear goggles if you use a tanning bed!

#5. Not letting my skin breathe.

When I was younger I wore makeup every single day! I would not go out in public unless my makeup and hair was done. (Wow! Exhausting!) I never let my skin breathe. It is so important to let your skin breathe. I know I really enjoy a clean face nothing on it – with allowing it to just breathe – all those poor pores! Splashing with cold water after washing your face closes up the pores and gives your skin a nice healthy glow.

#6. Brushing my wet hair with a small toothed comb/brush.

My hair is long so naturally out of the shower it can get really tangled. I used to just run a brush or small toothed comb right through it! What the heck? This is terrible and I know I lost a lot of precious hair because of it. So bad – use a wide tooth comb!!! Always!!!

#7. Putting powder over oiliness instead of blotting.

I used to cover up oiliness on my T-zone/nose with more powder. It would start to look so cakey! I started to use blotting papers but I was so obsessed with wanting it perfectly matte I would just put more powder over it. I started to just look like a cake face! (I didn’t care for a while either!) I then graduated to using MAC Blot Powder but started to overuse that to where it wasn’t really helping the over-powdering problem….. and then I finally graduated to blotting paper! 🙂 Yay!!!!

#8. Wearing dark lip liner with light lipstick.

I honestly don’t want to think back to this but yes – for some reason I thought it looked sexy to wear dark wine colored lip liner and a light pink frosty lipstick on my lips. Oh man, it was just TERRIBLE and I cringe if I see a photo. This just speaks for itself. It’s kind of like Pam Anderson 1990’s lips but on crack! LOL!

#9. Not smudging my eyeliner and wearing too much.

This goes along with #8… I used to line my eyes all the way around with black liner! And not smudge…not only was I not smudging but I was wearing way too much! It was just bad…. I really need to post a pic of this. (…mmm maybe not!) It was HORRIFIC!

#10. Not using eyeshadow primer.

I don’t know how I ever made it through my life without using eyeshadow primer! It is life changing!!!!! ‘Nuff said! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed! I tag all of you! Make sure you let me know if you post this on your blog too! Comment below which beauty mistake you liked best in my list above! Also, tell me what your beauty mistakes were 🙂

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I Was Tagged! A Christmas TAG!

Happy Thursday Divas!

Today, I was tagged by the fabulous Abbigayle Warner from stealystylist.com to do this Christmas tag. I was excited to do this tag as I had my mind on 5,678,212 other things that I didn’t even think to do a TAG recently 🙂 Duuuuuhhhh…

Enjoy some Q and A right here:

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

I recently watched a movie I hadn’t seen before – and as of right now I would have to say Love Actually. But of course would have to say National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, It’s A Wonderful Life, E.L.F and Home Alone. Of course not in any particular order as I just love all Christmas movies.

Do you stay in your PJ’s or dress up for Christmas?

Depends on where I am going 🙂 In my intermediate family we can be as casual in PJ’s or whatever.. I like to get dressed up when we go to a big family Christmas. But with Jeremy’s family we wear PJ’s in the morning and you can get ready if you want. This year I might stay in jammies all day since it will be a small Christmas this year 🙂 HA! I usually do half and half…. jammies the first half of the day – get ready later (if I want).

Do you and your family open gifts on Christmas eve or on Christmas day?

Christmas Day!!! 🙂 Jeremy and I will always have a stocking put out at midnight of Christmas Eve/Christmas. As a kid we would open one gift on Christmas Eve though but it was always the one that wasn’t “as good”. 🙂 When I have kids it will be that way too, for fun! For now, I can wait until Christmas Day! 🙂

Favorite Holiday song?

I don’t really have a favorite Christmas song…but I have always liked Mariah Carey’s Holiday CD’s. LOL! I just like Christmas music in general which puts me in a festive mood. Oh, also Michael Buble..

Favorite Christmas meal or treat?

My favorite treat is Christmas Fudge!!!!! AAAAAH, so good! I also love, love, love honey baked spiral cut ham. I look forward to Christmas breakfast though 🙂 French toast always is yummy for that.

What happens on a typical Christmas eve night in your house?

Wrapping presents and last minute shopping out of the house, LOL! 🙂 Then figuring out planning for Christmas Day – what I will wear, etc.

Does it snow where you live?

Barely – in Portland, Oregon we barely get snow and if we get some flakes it is “WINTER STORM (ENTER CURRENT YEAR HERE!)” Hahaha. A few years ago there was a bad blizzard that kept everyone in their homes for about a week! I remember I had to go get some final gifts and got stuck in the show in my car!

Is your Christmas tree real or a fake?

Always real – still have not put one up 🙂

I tag: Sam Schuerman, The Makeup Squid, Shades of Kassie, Just Sands World, Bailey Beauty, Nikki Phillippi, Trisha Paytas, BeautyinBeta and BeautyLifeMichelle.

Thank you for reading my tag!! 🙂 Be sure to mention me if I tagged you! 🙂 Comment below on what your favorite Christmas movie and treat is! I look forward to reading your answers.