My Beauty Uniform: Rebekah

I’m starting a new series called “My Beauty Uniform,” in which I’ll interview women (or men if I can find some guys willing to be interviewed!), about their skin care routines, how they choose their wardrobe, and about how they would describe their “look.” Today, I’ll share MY beauty uniform with you.

What is your morning/evening skincare routine?
I keep my skincare routine very simple. If my skin is dry, then I simply “wash” my face with a dampened Norwex body rag, and moisturize with Acure’s aromatherapeutic rose, moroccan argan oil. If my skin is oily, I’ll wash it in Origins Checks and Balances face wash, followed by Thayers Rose Petal witch hazel, and use the same oil as moisturizer (it’s for all skin types). I do this for both my morning and evening routine.

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My Basic Makeup Routine

I’ve enjoyed wearing makeup for as long as I can remember. And to a certain extent, I still do. I especially wear a completed makeup look when I go out with my husband or friends, or for special events. However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that I would rather keep my makeup simple on a day-to-day basis.

My decision to go for a more natural or basic makeup routine really didn’t have a lot to do with time or effort. I still believe in presenting myself well, and always try to look “put together,” whether I’m at home all day or out and about. However, I’ve come to prefer a fresh face over a heavily made up one. I’ve never wanted to look like I was wearing makeup; I rarely used eyeliner and preferred neutral eyeshadows to bold. But I’ve simple come to not like the look of a lot of makeup. Plus, for whatever reason, my skin is currently at it’s healthiest and I want to take advantage of not “needing” a ton of makeup.  Continue reading “My Basic Makeup Routine”

The Art of Getting Ready (as a girl. sorry guys.)

In my family of four, I am the lone female. The only girl. The only one who plays in makeup, puts on jewelry and enjoys the aesthetics of feminine things. I am not, however, the only one who uses our bathroom and I have found myself slowing getting edged out. Not as much through the physical presence of my male-dominate family, but through the many traces that speak of their existence. Potty training chairs, cloth diapers, baby bath toys, the accessories my husband uses to cut his and our oldest son’s hair, random bits of toilet paper spread across the floor, and my favorite – sticky fingerprints on everything: the mirror, the door knobs, the soap dispenser, my bottles of my toiletries.  Continue reading “The Art of Getting Ready (as a girl. sorry guys.)”

My Favorite All-Natural Beauty Products

I love beauty products. I mean, I really, really love them. I think I inherited this from my mom. We both have the same passionate love for all-natural beauty products, and if they are locally and hand made…well then we really can’t pass them by. So assuming you have even a mediocre interest in all-natural personal care, today’s His Girl Friday post is a quick guide to some of my go-to favorites. And….to go along with this theme, I have a fantastic gift basket to raffle off to one lucky reader, full of some amazing all-natural, locally (well, local to me that is), and handmade personal care items, generously donated by Edens Shower. But more on the raffle later.

I’ve enjoyed makeup for as long as I can remember. I grew up with my mom selling Mary Kay, and I remember walking into the closet where she kept all her products and longing for the day when I could start doing exotic things like exfoliating and wearing blush. Occasionally she would fill up the little plastic demo trays with an assortment of makeup samples for me to try. I thought I was so glamorous. Continue reading “My Favorite All-Natural Beauty Products”

The Sermon and the Tweet: A Tale of Becoming Fashionably Content

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Coco Chanel 

Last week, I saw a tweet from Michael Kors that read:

Think about wider pants, think about red lipstick, think about a messy top knot – think about something new.

Well, that really got me thinking.

Then on Sunday, I went to church and was surrounded by my very pretty, very trendy friends – all wearing brand new outfits. While I looked nice, my look was more, shall we say…classic? And by classic I mean I was wearing a skirt and sweater that I have had, no joke, since my freshman year of college. It is an outfit that is literally older than my marriage (I’ve been married almost 9 years).

I sat in my seat, thinking about how Michael Kors said my skinny jeans are now so last season, and looking around at all my friend’s updated wardrobes, and I started to feel a little sorry for myself.

But then, wouldn’t you know, our pastor shared a message with us about…money…and contentment…

So then I started thinking about how  silly it is to feel discontentment over, of all things, my wardrobe. I actually have a lot of really great clothes. And then I started thinking about the last part of Kors’ tweet: think about something new.

Right then and there, I issued myself a challenge. I was going to take some of 2014’s fashion trends and incorporate them into my outfits for the week without buying a single new item.

Each day this past week, I put together outfits that were fun, fresh, and on trend without a single purchase. And you know what? It actually wasn’t that difficult. So here is a gallery of my week in photo, and (hopefully!) in style. Continue reading “The Sermon and the Tweet: A Tale of Becoming Fashionably Content”