I recently did a poll on my Instagram and you guys told me that 100% of you would love to know easy things I do for beauty self-care. These are EASY to do’s, which will keep you feeling healthy, young and radiant without breaking the bank.
The items I noted below are true favorites and not an ad. I get gifted a ton of items, but these are the ones I use almost every day.
I receive comments on my hair daily and it is such a compliment! I don’t think I’m a hair guru, but I do take care of it. Since I color my hair, I like to make sure it’s healthy, shiny, and retain my color. These are products I use to keep it luxe!
For affordable, luxe, CLEAN hair care that has kept my color brilliant, I love the Fekkai line at Target. It may not be as cheap as some other brands at Target, but the product is luxe and the packaging is 95% recyclable which is amazing. Shop my shampoo here. Shop my conditioner here.
Once a week I deep condition my hair (keeps my hair softer and healthier I feel). I use this masque (it’s pricier but you don’t use a ton)
And for days I don’t wash my hair and need dry shampoo, I love Dove! It’s less than $5 and a great dry shampoo that doesn’t leave a residue on my hair. Shop it here.
I do vary my shampoo from time to time and for a luxe brand, I use Kerastase products. I’ve been a Kerastase lover for years.
I only wash my hair twice a week and limit the number of products I use even when styling.
Other exact items I use for my hair:
I am addicted to serums and put them on in the morning and night. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I travel a bunch and love how easily these serum capsules are to take with me. These Elizabeth Arden capsules are amazing. I watched my mom use them when I was a kid and you know it’s a fantastic brand when the tradition is passed down.
I use these capsules in the morning, Advanced Ceramide Capsules. And these Retinol capsules at night. Use consistently for at least two months and you’ll see the difference! The thing about skincare is consistency.
If you are like me and like to switch it up from time to time, Image Skincare is another favorite that I’ve been using for years. It smells incredible and is not sold in stores. You can buy it on amazon here and this serum is the bomb.
I love daily masks and Amazon has affordable ones that ship right to your house! I have sensitive skin so I like to use trusted brands, this is a mask line I love however there are tons on Amazon that are cheaper, I just don’t know the ingredients behind them all. This set has 6000 reviews so it’s probably a good one to check out for a steal.
This overnight masque is my absolute favorite; my skin feels supple and soft when I wake up and I love the smell.
Skincare is a must-do as we age and I wish I had taken my mom’s advice to start it earlier. I haven’t had botox in over 8 months (I’m overdue but I don’t do much), but I still feel like by taking care of my skin with these steps, I’m aging well.
I love relaxing in a big bathtub. Candles, wine, and hot bubbly bath just sound relaxing, add in a facial mask and your beauty self-care is set for the week. I have a steam shower so when I don’t bathe, I love a good hot shower with great products.
These three things are the hardest for me! Step 5 is what I’m working on the most!
Water – if you checked out the post about the Karina Method: where I lost 6 lbs in 5 days; I learned that I needed to drink 2 glasses of water, right when I wake up and before each meal. And pretty much hydrate all day. I’m still working on this as coffee and wine drive my days lol.
Sleep – I don’t sleep well, but I do take melatonin to help me rest. I take these exact ones.
Phone – I can’t even elaborate here as I’m terrible about getting off my phone. I do put my phone to sleep mode so that I can rest peacefully without my phone buzzing next to me.
Let’s take care of ourselves ladies and be safe. At these strange times, let’s enjoy our homes, appreciate our families, and relax.
This is fantastic!