Here at Sassy Dove we talk an awful lot about beauty from the neck up, but what about from the neck down? I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like to beautify with a few key accessories and maybe even a little bling.
But wouldn’t it be great if you could get new, surprising and elegant pieces of jewelry to add to your repertoire every month?
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I’m all about getting creative with your beauty routine, and on those days when you’ve forgotten to slip the one cosmetics product you must have right now in your makeup bag, knowing what to use as the perfect pinch hitter counts.
Check out my list of sixteen beauty product substitutes for those MacGyver moments:
I have known of Lianne Farbes for years, since my first beauty blog. We attended the same events a few times and even casually met once or twice. But like most people, much of my acquaintance with her came from my contact with her blog The Makeup Girl, where I enjoyed her conversational and relatable writing style. So when I saw that Lianne had written a book like I had, I jumped at the chance to read it. I was not disappointed!
True to her humorous, straightforward form, the book is entitled You Don’t Need All That Makeup!!! In it, Lianne delves into all the basics of her beauty routine, including skincare and more. I really connected with her mentioning the beautiful, minimalistic look of the women in Paris – I noted the same thing when I was there (along with many womens’ bathrooms that are simply closets with holes in the ground, but that’s another story). Her advice must work – in the book, Lianne reveals her true age, and I was stunned that her skin still looks so flawless!
We’ve all been there: you’re on a trip or at an important event, the inevitable happens and your makeup, hair, outfit or all of the above are ruined. What you need is a beauty emergency kit: an all inclusive contingency plan to combat every possible beauty crisis that may arise. When I’m going on an interview, a business trip, or performing the hellish duties of being a bridesmaid, I won’t be caught dead without one. Aside from the basic makeup you should already have with you, here are ten things your beauty emergency kit shouldn’t leave home without:
Since we recently posted about using Vaseline as a mascara alternative, I’ve thought of a few more ways (twenty, to be exact) to work Vaseline (petroleum jelly, to be non-brand specific) into your beauty routine. You’ll be surprised at how many different way you can use something so simple – and so inexpensive!
A word about Vaseline before you read on: petroleum jelly’s thick nature makes it a great protectant. Its ingredients are less about infusing moisture deeply into the skin and more about protecting what’s there. For the winter, protecting your skin’s existing moisture is an absolute must. Don’t pass on this versatile product just because of its texture or the fact that it’s petroleum-based. Many wonderful skincare products in this world are derived from other substances that wouldn’t be great on our skin themselves. So don’t judge!