5 WAYS TO LOOK & FEEL REFRESHED

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Is there anything worse than being told that you look tired? Didn’t think so. Like many of you, I’m up early, working hard all day and doing my best to take care of myself. Being a modern-day Super Woman, however, doesn’t always mean you look or feel refresh. Here are some of my tricks for combating the dreaded fatigue face.

1. Fresh Face First: 2013 was the year of the skin freak out for me: break outs, texture change, you you name it. My tried and true methods weren’t working and I had to get some new tools in my arsenal. Namely, thine weapon of choice is a Clairsonic Mia 2. It’s been a huge improvement, along with adding a face brightening serum and legit moisturizer into the rotation. I’m still testing out my faves and will get back to you with my picks.

2. Makeup Perk-Up: Speaking of tools in your arsenal, these are a must: primer, highlighter, eyeliner, lip color and a bit of gold eyeshadow. Basically, you want to keep features defined and makeup in place throughout the day. Liquid liner is my favorite (get the pen style – so much easier to apply!) and you’d be surprised at how a little gold eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eyelid can brighten your whole look.

3. Get Physical: Move around, keep good posture and smile. Those little things can majorly boost your mood even on a downer day. Plus, I’m convinced that staying positive will keep you young.

4. Aqua Por Vida: Most likely you’re not getting enough water. Trust me, I’m the worst offender. When I am good, I really notice the difference of proper hydration. Notice how I didn’t mention coffee or energy drinks here. A glass of water is almost always what your body is needing more than a jolt of caffeine.

5. Snooze or Lose: Well, this one is obvious, but it’s really important. Sometimes you can’t fake looking rested if you don’t get rest. Shocker, I  know. Put yourself and your health first! It wasn’t too long ago that I realized averaging 6 hours of sleep each night wasn’t good for me. To help remedy this bad habit, I downloaded the Sleep Cycle app. It tracks your sleep patterns, gently lulls you awake without breaking your sleep cycle, and even has soothing ambient sounds. Plus, charts!

If you have any tips to share, please let us know in the comments. I’m sure there are yawning people dying to hear.

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2 Thoughts on “5 WAYS TO LOOK & FEEL REFRESHED

  1. My clarisonic has been sitting in the drawer for months now! Need to get that baby out and put it to werk. For highlighter, you neeed to check out RMS Beauty. It’s called the Living Luminizer. Total game changer. Also, for liquid eyeliner… totally agree with the pen! I have been using L’Oreal Infallible Super Slim, which is great but I do feel like it dries out rather quickly. I find myself buying one every few weeks. But those first few times of applying it are so amazing. What pen do you like?

    • Oh I’ll have to check that out! I am testing out a few samples and like Watts Up by Benefit, but would like to test out some others. As for eyeliner, I like the Smashbox, but have been using a Covergirl/Revlon from Target in a pinch when I need ASAP.

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