Let’s face it, Kate was blessed with amazing genetics (and just pure luck), however you can’t say that it’s all genetics. Having great skin takes work.
1. BLEACH It
People always give me a quizzical look when I mention that I bleach the hair on my face…Yes it is weird, but here is why I do it. I am brunette, so I sometimes get pesky hairs that are slightly colored and create shadows on my face (around my upper lip, side burns, and near my temples). I have a high threshold for pain so I have tried waxing and threading, but it wasn’t worth it. Because it is peach fuzz there really isn’t a need to wax it or thread it….all it needs is a quick bleaching. Takes 5 Minutes.
SUGGESTED PRODUCT: Jolen Creme Bleach
2. MASK It
Wanna Zap That Zit? or Purge your skin of any hidden impurities? Head straight to a skin mask. I have been using masks since I was a little girl. It is like bringing the spa straight home. Takes no more than 10 minutes (but if you are soaking in the tub, who cares…). Note, sometimes masks lure the zits beneath, so don’t freak out if you break out the next day….give it a day or two….the blemishes will disappear.
SUGGESTED PRODUCT: Borghese Volcanic Mud Mask
3. SCRUB It
Uneven skin? Use a a lovely all natural facial scrub to buff away any dry/dead skin. Give yourself an immediate glow. For those who have sensitive skin, I suggest a lighter scrub that won’t irritate you (FRESH Sugar Face Polish…It smells AMAZING). Some of my favorite scrubs are found at FRESH cosmetics (available at Sephora). Takes 5 minutes.
SUGGESTED PRODUCTS: Fresh Sugar Face Polish & Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant
4. BRUSH It
Unruly Brows? Ever thought of using a toothbrush to straighten them out? My brows have a mind of their own, so sometimes I take a tooth brush to them to make sure they fall in line…if they are really being difficult, I spray some hairspray on the brush head before I straighten them out.
SUGGESTED PRODUCT: Instead of going out and buying a new tooth brush, use the toothbrush your dentist gives you after your yearly exam (we have a drawer of them in our house) OR an old mascara brush.
5. BUFF It
Sometimes, my lips are dry and pale looking. One way to get rid of the dry skin on your lips as well give them a color boost, is to scrub them with a little bit of lotion and a toothbrush (or a old mascara brush)…if you haven’t tried this, it works wonders! Takes 2 minutes.
SUGGESTED PRODUCT: Old toothbrush or Old Mascara Brush
6. SPOT It
Here’s something everyone can appreciate and do! Ever wake up with a blemish that is just won’t go away? Head straight over to your toothpaste tube and get to spotting. Toothpaste is a great way to extract and dry out those nasty blemishes (also great on infected mosquito bites ;)) Before bed make sure you apply the toothpaste and let it dry, head straight to bed and wake up with clearer skin.
SUGGESTED PRODUCT: Any brand of toothpaste
7. MOISTURIZE It
Please, Please, Please DO NOT forget to moisturize. Make sure you have the right kind of moisturizer for your face and your routine. Apply in the morning and at Night.
SUGGESTED PRODUCT: Dermalogica’s Active Moist
8. LEAVE It
Is that zit driving you crazy? DON’T YOU DARE TOUCH IT! Popping a zit or picking at it not only leaves a scar but it also spreads the bacteria. You are only hurting yourself when you decide to take your ring or Q-Tips to that black head!
DO YOU HAVE ANY SKIN CARE SECRETS? POST COMMENTS, I would love to try them out!
NOW FOR THE PART EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR!!!
As promised when we hit 500 followers on Facebook, I said I would have a little drawing.
One of my goals is to share my endeavors and projects (as well as my friend’s) with you guys. Sooo, I asked one of my friends who owns a business called SAILOR GIRL SOAPS to make a customized soap inspired by Kate. The outcome:
- Use to scent your bathroom, shoe closet, underwear drawer, closet, room, car…ANYWHERE.
- Or use it the plain old fashioned way ;)
A Little Info regarding SAILOR GIRL SOAPS
To do something that I love and in the process and contribute something to those that have given their all to protect us. Including my girl!
A portion of the proceeds to be donated to The USO and the Wounded Warriors Project.
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY (3 winners will be selected):
1. COMMENT here & let me know what your favorite Repli-Kate Oufit has been (IE: Outfit 25, Outfit 126, etc, if you can’t remember just mention what it looked like). For 1 ENTRY
2. POST If you want to earn an additional entry, please post a Repli-Kate you have obtained or an outfit that you just lOVE.
ENTRIES MUST ME IN BY 06.16.2013 (6pm PST)