The Beauty Of Boredom

Hello Beautilicious:

I hope and pray everyone is safe and healthy. Stay strong and keep the faith. THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

So I know many of you like me are bored as HECK. I don’t know what else to clean and organize. LOL   Since we are all in the same boat why not do something different to keep our minds occupied. Lets start doing beauty activities at home. Below you will see a list of things to do.

1.Give yourself a Manicure/Pedicure or Both. If you don’t have steady hands try asking a family member that lives with you to do it for you.  This is really fun


2.Do self-tanning. Make believe you are going to an Island, make a nice soothing drink, get a towel, a radio and relax.  Take pics and post to Instagram if you want. It doesn’t hurt to imagine. And the best thing its free.

self tanner

3.Indulge in a bubble Bath. Keep your body stress free by a nice HOT bubble bath and a glass of wine.  This is really relaxing.


4.Repair your hair with a mask.  If your hair is damaged due to the sun/ or hair dye try repairing your hair now before the summer comes so you want have a double hot mess on your head.


5.Do a skin care routine.  Is stress making your skin not looking its best.  No worries.   Below you will see easy steps how to maintain your skin fresh and clean. once you get the hang of doing this daily, you can also add more products like doing a mask every other week or face scrubs every other week as well.

Step 1: Cleanser 

start by using a  gentle face cleanser designed for your skin type.


Step 2: Toner

Most people choose to skip toners, partly because there’s a lingering assumption that most toners are harsh and irritate the skin. Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore.  toners can serve multiple purposes, like act as a delivery system for antioxidants, vitamin B derivatives and even toning acids. Additionally, each type of toner is intended for a different skin issue, so it’s important to use the right kind for your skin concern.


Step 3: Eye Cream

Eye cream is about maintaining the health and thickness of the eyelid skin. Improving the skin quality in this area early on ensures that the eyelid skin does not easily lose laxity and its smooth appearance later on.


Step 4: Moisturizer

Yes, everyone needs a moisturizer, even if you have oily skin. Moisturizer gives your face a hydration boost.



I hope this helps keep you occupied at home.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.










Skincare Tips For 50 And Over

Hello Beautilicious:

Being over 50 is kind of scary because you start noticing you can’t wear certain makeup products like you use too and your skin is not so plump and smooth. Fear no more see below what we should be doing to take care of ourselves.

1. Moisturize- Nothing plumps up the skin better than hydration. By moisturizing it helps your concealer, foundation, and makeup glide on better.

2. Eye Cream-We all know that eye cream is a necessity to prevent fine lines and puffiness. The under-eye area is one of  the most sensitive areas of our skin. A lot of people skip eye creams because wrinkles and fine lines aren’t a concern for them.

3.Exfoliate daily. Flaky, dry skin is not a good base for foundation or any makeup products. With time and persistence, you can get rid of it. Exfoliating every day with either a facial scrub or a washcloth dipped in coconut oil will help tremendously.

4.Never go to bed without taking off your makeup. Use Either cleansing oils or creamy cleansers that will leave your face nice and clean, ready to wake up refreshed for a new day. If you decide not to take off your makeup on the daily bases dirt and makeup trapped against your skin cause environmentally-induced oxidative damage.This leads to a breakdown of the skin barrier and prematurely ages your face.


Choosing the right makeup for yourself

  1. Foundation– As we age, our pores tend to get bigger, and our skin drier, so using a lighter, moisturizing foundation is ideal. If you do have dry skin, skip sticks, matte, oil-free, and powder foundations; any of these can sink into fine lines and look heavy on the skin. Instead, opt for mousses (also known as “whipped”), oil-based, or mineral formulas. Ideally, you want a sheer, but buildable, foundation. Keep in mind the more you pay for a foundation or any other makeup the formula is better.
  2. Primer- It creates a base by smoothing skin and ensuring that makeup stays put. Mix with foundation or tinted moisturizer or apply a light layer as the first step in your makeup routine. Try using a thin layer of a silicone-based makeup primer it fills in lines and pores
  3. NO POWDER or Very Little Powder-  Why?  As we get older skin can get very dry. Powder absorbs oil and moisture, which can be drying for women with dry skin it also tends to magnify lines in the skin, aging us.
  4. Eyeshadow- Use Matte textured eyeshadows . Matte shadows come in an array of colors and the key to success in makeup application is to blend, blend, blend. Use professional makeup brushes to apply shadow and blend in small circular or windshield wiping motions on the lid until the shades look seamless. When working with matte textured shadows it’s also imperative to use an eyeshadow primer. It will help the shadow stay in place without smudging or fading through the day. Apply a small amount of primer all over the eyelid and let it dry before continuing with eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara. Avoid Shimmery eyeshadows above the lid because it can also draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles in more mature eyes by settling in those creases. Much better to use a matte shade for anything above the lid.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

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Good Morning Beautilicious:


Sorry I have been MIA. I have been really busy with work and school. I am back to stay. YAY!!!

I see so many beauty bloggers baking their face and it looks really good but is this method for everyone?  Lets start off by defining what is baking and I am not talking about baking a cake. Although I rather bake a cake than my face. LOL

Baking refers to letting translucent powder sit on your face for five to 10 minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face, leaving you with a creaseless, flawless finish. We have to be very careful what translucent powder we use. There are a lot out there that leaves  a white cast on your skin without you noticing until you take a picture with flash.

Below you will see a few products I recommend.

MAC Set Powder - Invisible - 30 g / 1.1 US oz    Airspun Loose Face Powder 41 Translucent Extra Coverage - 2.3oz, 041 Translucent Extra Coverage Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder, Size 0.07 oz - No Color   Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder - Fair Covergirl Clean Professional Loose Powder, Translucent Fair 105, .7 oz, Clear   CHANEL POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder, 30 - NATUREL - TRANSLUCENT 2, 1 OZ., matte, sheer, lightweight

Baking under the eye is not for everyone especially if you have fine lines. The  translucent powder to set the under eye  gets caught in fine lines and accentuate lines that were not visible without the powder.

If you have dry skin powder makeup will only emphasize dry skin and can easily look caked-on.

Once your skin begins to show signs of ageing you need to be strategic with your application technique as well as the amount of product you’re using. Try to limit powder to only the areas of the face that truly require it and I don’t mean baking the areas you need it. Just a tad bit of powder on the areas that get shinier throughout the day.

If you bake your face and you look like a 90 year old then this method is not for you. I know this is not for me.


Remember you are beautiful no matter what.




Beauty Tips With Coconut Oil


Hi Beautilicious:

It has been forever since I posted something.  Now I am back.

Since I love coconut oil I wanted to share with you some beauty tips I do with coconut oil but, let me start off by telling you a little bit about the importance of using coconut oil.

Coconut oil is the fatty oil obtained from the coconut and used in candles and confections (a dish or delicacy made with sweet ingredients) and cosmetics. Below you will see how good coconut oil is for you. I will mention a few.

1.Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol By Increasing the HDL’s in the body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the risk of heart disease.

2. Immune System Boost (antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral)

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is known to reduce candida, fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses. Many diseases today are causes by the overgrowth of bad bacteria, funguses, viruses and parasites in the body.

3. Improves Skin Issues (burns, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, and psoriasis)

Coconut oil is wonderful as a face cleanser, moisturizer and sun screen, but also it can treat many skin disorders. The fatty acids (Caprylic and Lauric) in coconut oil reduce inflammation internally and externally and moisturize making them a great solution for all types of skin conditions.

It protects the skin and has many antioxidants that make it ideal for healing the skin. In addition the antimicrobial properties balance out the candida or fungal sources that can cause many skin conditions.

Now for the beauty part.


1. Shave your legs and under arms


Coconut oil is the best thing.  It is naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated (but never greasy).

2. Remove eye makeup.



Put a little on a cotton ball and  gently remove your eye makeup. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated, too. Once you’re done, wash your face as usual.

3. Massage oil.


Just because you don’t have massage oil doesn’t mean you can’t get a rub down. Just melt a few tsp of coconut oil and have someone rub you down. Remember coconut oil is skin friendly.

4.  As a deep-conditioner


Coconut oil penetrates in the hair (and prevent protein loss) than mineral and sunflower oil, according to research. Apply a quarter-size dollop to your hair, comb it, and then pile it into a loose bun. You’ll want to place a soft towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap. In the morning, shampoo as usual with a gentle cleanser.

5.  To add shine


Smooth a tiny amount of organic coconut oil onto your ends of your hair to add a little shine, or on flyaways if you have dark hair. Remember that a dab will do you: Any more and your hair might appear greasy.


In my next post I will continue to discuss more on coconut oil.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

Photos from google

5 Makeup Mistakes We Make

Hi Beautilicious:

Esthetics School was the best thing I have ever accomplished. I learned a lot.  While my beautiful instructor was giving us a lecture of do’s and donts with makeup, I was in class just thinking WOW I didn’t know we shouldn’t do it. I want to give out a few tips on what not to do.


  1. Storing makeup in the bathroom

The bathrooom is the place where we put on makeup so of course the makeup should be there. Well I am sorry to say NO it should not. You are not alone, I did it also. This is why we shouldn’t store makeup in the bathrooom. Taking showers will not only dry out and ruin your products, it can make it more prone to collecting bacteria.  As of today let us prevent ruining products and spreading bacteria on the face.

2. Applying too much face powder

I know we want to set our makeup or we want to achieve a matte look,  but if we apply too much it can be very unflattering. The powder will give you a cakey look and it  can settle into the fine lines we are trying so hard to cover. I suggest applying very little powder to achieve a more flattering look.

3. Over lining eyes

Eyeliner is to define the eyes and there are different ways of applying it. However, over lining eyes too thick is unnatural and will make your eyes appear smaller.

4. Skipping Mascara

I am guilty. I always used to skip mascara, but by skipping mascara will give the appearance of an unfinished makeup look. Mascara define the eyes without using eyeliner, it also opens up the eyes to give the appearance of larger eyes.There are so many mascaras out there. There are mascaras formulated to curl, mascaras the makes your lashes longer and thicker. You can pick and choose how you would like your lashes to look.

5. Not cleaning your makup brushes and sponges/beauty blenders

By not cleaning your brushes or sponges/beauty blenders  you not only make your face brake out, your brushes are collecting all the bacteria, oil, pollution and debris that is collected on you face throughout the day. BTW fungus can grow in your sponges/beauty blenders and you do not want to use that on your face.


Remember, you are beautiful no matter what






3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wash Your Face With Bar Soap

Hi Beautilicious:

How are you? Many people had asked me if they should use bar soap to cleanse the face.  Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t.


Reason #1

Our skin is acidic while soap is alkaline based.

A little confused?


Your skin’s natural barrier is made up of acid mantle. What is acid mantel?  The acid mantle is a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of human skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, virusus and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin.  It is secreted by sebaceous glands. The pH of the skin is between 4.5 and 6.2 slightly acidic. 



What is ph?  A measure of hydrogen ion concentration; a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.   

 pH scale shows 7, it is neutral. Anything below that is acidic and above it is alkaline. Our skin’s pH balance is generally between 4 and 6.5, even when the skin is very oily. Soap on the other hand is extremely alkaline and goes towards the other extreme. So if you use soap on your skin it messes with its pH balance and acid mantle, causing it to make skin conditions worse.

Reason #2

Soap makes your skin super dry.

Even if your skin is oily it doesn’t mean you can use it. Soap strips the skin of its naural oils and makes it tight and dry. Washing your face with soap is like washing it with dishwashing detergent or clothes detergent.

Reason #3

Soap damages your skin

When you use a face wash suited for your skin type, you should verify it contains ingredients that are required to keep your skin looking its best. Although soap is used to clean your body it doesn’t mean it is good for your face. Remember, your face is more sensitive than your body.  Keep the soap away from your face and invest in a good quality face wash instead.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

Skin Care 101

Hi Beautilicious:

I cannot stress enough the importance of taking care of the skin. To obtain a beautiful radiant skin, below you will find some tips on how to do it.


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If you want a radiant skin try exfoliators that contain alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid..



lemon water

Detox your body

Talk to a natural health care professional to find a detox program that works for you, or take a load off your system and benefit your skin by doing the following:

  • Drink warm lemon water each day to help flush toxins from the body.
  • Cut out sugar and alcohol for a few days (at least five) to give your body and skin a break.
  • Up your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to boost the amount of skin-saving nutrients you’re getting.
  • Limit salty snacks, which can cause swelling and water retention.




green tea extract

Antioxidant Boost (apply topical nutrition)

green tea and grape seed extract. “These powerful bioflavonoids (any of a group of compounds occurring mainly in citrus fruits and black currants, formerly regarded as vitamins). play a unique role in protecting vitamin C from oxidation, thereby allowing your skin to reap more benefits from it.





Coconut Oil

It restore and rejuvenate damaged skin.  Coconut oil has excellent antioxidant properties and helps to destroy free radicals. What is free radicals? an especially reactive atom or group of atoms that has one or more unpaired electrons; especially :  one that is produced in the body by natural biological processes or introduced from an outside source (as tobacco smoke, toxins, or pollutants) and that can damage cells, proteins, and DNA by altering their chemical structure.




Makeup Forever

Radiance Boost

Bronzers are also excellent for creating a healthy glow. Bronzers have an active ingredient called DHA that produces a golden glow.






vitamins c and e       vitamin d

Vitamin C & E & D

Vitamin C has a profound effect on the immune system. vitamin C is good for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant. This means it protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals, which can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging.

The following vitamins are excellent  for skin to enhance your complexion and give you that gorgeous glow:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids: salmon, spinach and walnuts
  • Vitamin C: citrus fruits, chili peppers, bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli
  • Vitamin E: almonds, squash and grape seed oil
  • Zinc: Greek yogurt
  • Vitamin A: yams and sweet potatoes
  • Lycopene: a great antioxidant found in tomatoes

Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to:

  • Maintain the health of bones and teeth
  • Support the health of the immune system, brain and nervous system
  • Regulate insulin levels and aid diabetes management
  • Support lung function and cardiovascular health
  • Influence the expression of genes involved in cancer development




healthy skin

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.


Images: google and pinterest




Flawless Foundation

Hi Beautilicious:

It has been a while since I posted something. How are you Beautilicious doing?  I hope everyone is having a fab day. If not, it will get better.

Since I love having a flawless face I am always trying out different foundations and different methods of reaching my goal for a flawless look, below is a quick guide on how to get it. I hope it is easy for you.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.





Image: pinterest