Beauty Basic’s Episode #1- Prep& Remove

Happy Monday Darling Diva’s!
Welcome back to another week on the blog! Today I am finally going to be starting up my beauty basics series! I asked on my social media if anybody would be interested in a series teaching makeup for beginners. I got alot of great feedback on that post, so here it is! This is a ongoing series so it doesn’t have an end date. Im going to just keep on making these basic’s videos until I feel that I have touched on every topic. If you have a particular makeup skill that you want me to show you how to do just leave it on the comments! I will be sure to touch on it if I can! I AM NOT A MAKEUP ARTIST! But I really love makeup. I will be showing how I personally like to apply makeup, and I hope that’s ok! So enough of the  rambling! Let’s get into the video!

Did you enjoy the video?? I hope that you truly did! I hope that it was really informational and helped you out alot. Skincare is very important when it comes to makeup application. You have to take care of your skin before you even put an ounce of makeup on. So I figured this was the perfect video to start the basic’s with. So lets get into the info!

How I prep my skin 
Prepping your skin is very important! You want to make sure that you have a clean, smooth, and moisturized surface to apply makeup to. I classify my skin under Normal skin, so I have alot of leeway with what kind of skincare products that I can use. I keep my skincare routine really simple these days since my skin right now is pretty fine. If you would like to see my complete skincare routine click here. I do this routine (and parts of this routine) at the times when my skin is really out of control. During those times I choose not to wear makeup because it actually makes my breakout WORSE. 
My Cleanser
St. Ives Apricot Scrub 

                                                                        My Moisturizer
                                                                   Nivea Face Cream
Image result for nivea face cream

You can buy both of these products at your local Walmart or Target. 


   How I remove my makeup
Properly removing your makeup is just as important as prepping your skin for makeup. You want to make sure that you remove your makeup so that you don’t create any skin problems. When I don’t remove my makeup I end up having really bad breakouts, and ALWAYS wake-up with a pimple. When I remove my makeup properly each time my skin is happy, I am happy, and my makeup looks even more flawless. Granted there are times where I get lazy and just sleep in my makeup, but I really try hard to take it off every night. No matter how tired I am. 

                                                                  My makeup remover
                                                         Wet n Wild Eye Makeup Remover

You can purchase this at your local drugstore. I also have a tutorial on how to make your very own Makeup Wipes. Click here to check out that video.  After I remove my makeup I use the same products above to cleanse my face. 


So ladies that’s it for the first Beauty Basic’s video. I hope it was informative, and I hope that it was helpful! Be sure to come back here tomorrow for another beauty basic’s video! I plan to do two of them a month! Feel free to follow me on social media. They are linked above. So until tomorrow ladies I love you lots like tator tots, and see you soon!
 

Skincare Routine

Hello all my darling divas! 
I know it has been a couple of weeks since I came to you with a blog post! I was sick for a week and then decided to take a week off just to relax. But now I’m back and I have alot in store for you all! 
So today we are discussing skin. Now I know this is not a topic that I usually don’t discuss, but a proper skincare routine is the foundation for anything makeup related. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details and info. 
 

So here is a list of the products used in this video. All the products can be found at your local drugstore, target, or walmart. The only product you will not find is the Herban clay bar, but I will show you where you can purchase it.

Loreal Paris Eye Makeup Remover 
I love using this product because it removes all my makeup without any hassle. I also have a D.I.Y. tutorial on how to make your own makeup wipes. Click here to check that out.
St Ives Apricot Scrub
 This is honestly one of my fave products! It exfoliates and cleanses my skin very well. I also love that this product is very affordable. I have been using it since high school, and it hasn’t failed me yet!

Herban Clay Bar (Can be purchased here )
This product was a gift and I really have fallen in love with it. Its a great product to follow up with after I’m done with my apricot scrub. Its very cleansing and dries my skin out if I use it every night, so I only opt to use this product once a week. 
Dollar General Astringent (But astringent can be brought at any of the stores mentioned above)
Astringent is honestly my BEST FRIEND! I use this faithfully every single day. Its great as a makeup remover as well. My astringent product changes according to whats available at the time. In the video I used this astringent from dollar general, but very often I normally use sea breeze or Neutrogena deep cleansing astringent. Either way I always make sure that astringent is in my possession.
 Shea Moisture Problem Skin Toner 
I just started using this product earlier this summer and I have to say it has been doing wonders for my skin. It has been helping me control my blemishes and has been evening my skin tone. Its made with African black soap and tea tree oil which are two products that are really great for your skin.
Dual Treatment Moisturizer( Can only be purchased at Target)
This product has been a staple in my skincare routine for the past 5 years and I’m never letting it go!!! It keeps my skin feeling very moisturized and a little goes a long way! Each bottle takes me forever to complete and I love that because that means I save even more money!
Ladies all the products above are under $20! Awesome products at a super affordable price. You can never go wrong with that combo! I hope that this video was really informative and has helped you! Be prepared for more great blog-posts coming your way! Feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time love you lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

D.I.Y. Makeup Wipes

Hello All My Darling Divas,

Today I decided to try my hand at my first D.I.Y. project! I really love doing D.I.Y.’s, and I plan on making plenty more in the future. I came across this pretty cool D.I.Y. project on tunblr, and couldn’t wait to give it a try. So enjoy the video below, and meet me under it for more deets and info!

So did you all enjoy the video? I hope so! Now feel free to use whatever size container you want. Just as long as it has a top. I tried to pull the paper through the hole, but it was suchhh an epic fail! If any of you figure out how to do it right, leave me a comment and let me know lol

I got my plastic container from my local dollar store. You can also reuse any container with a top to save you a bit of money. This whole project cost me under $20! Not to bad for my own makeup wipes!

Ladies that’s it! I hope you all have enjoyed it! If you try out this D.I.Y. please show me a pic! Post it on any of your social networking sites and hashtag #TeamNoMinusPlus! You can also follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and talk to you next time!