Healthy Summer Hair

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Hey guys! I don’t know about you guys, but summer is here and that makes me happy! Although I will not deny that summer is not my favorite season, there are so many beauty tips to try and help make it an awesome summer. I have gotten a lot of questions this summer about how to keep hair healthy after being in a swimming pool. So I have decided to write down my tips and tricks on how I like to keep my hair looking good in the summer.

When I was interning as a hair stylist after I graduated beauty school, I learned about one simple hair trick to get the chlorine out of your hair after being in the pool all the time. As strange as it may sound, use dawn dish soap once a week as your shampoo. Dawn is a clarifier that helps to remove the chlorine from your hair, but be careful to not do it too much or it will dry your hair out terribly. Clarifying shampoo can be expensive, and may not always give you the results that you are looking for. Dawn is fairly inexpensive and does the job. This is also a great way for blondes to help prevent their hair from turning green, which is never a fun adventure.

Another tip is to make sure that you always rinse your hair out after getting out of the pool. This will help lessen your chances of damage from the chemicals in the pool as well as help your scalp not be as dry.

I always believe that a hair mask will never hurt you in the summer, especially when swimming in the pool or even the ocean. The water tends to dry out your hair as well as your skin. By applying a hydrating mask, or even a damage control mask, to your hair once a week will help to keep your hair feel and look healthy!

Remember to always wear sunscreen and try out these tips and tricks for healthy hair in the summer!

xo Court

Don’t Get in the Winter Slump

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Hey everyone! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I know I did, and am sad to see it go. With the end comes new beginnings and styles to look forward to! Now I know with winter coming up it can be very easy to get into a slump when it comes to your style. Here are some great tips to stay warm, but stylish all at the same time!

It is important to remember that you can be comfy and warm while still looking in style. Instead of throwing on that big ugly comfy sweatshirt you so desperately want to wear try an over sized sweater. It is still comfy and warm, but much cuter than the ugly sweatshirt. The good thing about wearing over sized sweaters is that they are very in style and can be warn with leggings, jeans, or work out pants.

Now when it comes to make-up in the winter it can be very easy to get lazy and just not do it, or do as little as possible. Don’t get stuck in that habit, then you start getting lazy in the way you dress as well. Look at my simple everyday make-up tutorial for a look that works for anyone. It is easy and take minimal time to do it.

Hair I know can be a hassle in the winter when having to dry it and style it. Pick a day where you don’t have to be anywhere and wash your hair that day. This way you have plenty of time to style your hair. If you style your hair the first day it makes doing the following days easier on yourself. I personally get really lazy doing my hair, but I have found doing a cute messy bun(look at my tutorial on how to do it), messy pony tail, or even a quick braid is easy and cute.

Now don’t get me wrong having lazy clothes days is something everyone needs to do in the winter! Just remember not to take that look to work or any places you want to make an impression.

XOXO Court

Everyday Make-up Tutorial

Hey guys! I have this really fun tutorial on my everyday make-up routine. In the video it shows you the products I use and how I use them.

Things to remember is that using a primer before you use your make-up helps it last longer and also helps to prep your face for what you are about to put on it. When picking out a primer think about the type of skin you have, if you have dry skin use something moisturizing and if you have a dry face use a non oily product. If you have normal then use what you feel would be best for your face, I use non oily because I tend to get break outs. The foundation that I use has become one of my favorites because it has a Matt finish and it feels like I have nothing on my face. The powder I use is a compact powder, and it helps to give my face a finished look. Now when I put my blush on I always have to remember to put on more than I think, because the lighting inside is more intense than the natural lighting outside. I love highlighter! It’s not for everyone, but it can add a “I spent more time on my face” look when in reality you spent minimal time. When filling in your eyebrows remember to use a color that is a little bit lighter than your actual color so that it has more of a natural look. If you guys have any questions at all leave me a comment!!!

XOXO Court

My Face Care

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So I have been asked many times about my face care routine, and so I thought today that I would tell you all about it! I use Rodan and Fields sensitive facial care. This consists of a four step process. Facial wash, treatment, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

The facial wash is more like a rinse than a soap, which I like so I don’t have a film that built up on my skin. The directions say to use a quarter size amount on your face. If you have dry skin they recommend not wetting your face before using the product, but then rinse it off with water and pat dry. If you have a more oily face wet your face before using the product then rinse with water and pat dry. I tend to have break outs, so I like to wet my face before I put the wash on my face.

Step two is to use the treatment. The directions say to use a pea size amount and rub on face until it has completely absorbed into the face. I love the treatment, because I also have eczema on my arms and back and I will put the treatment on the patches twice a day and it has improved dramatically. The thing you have to remember with the treatment though is that you can only use it twice a day because it is a strong product.

Step three is to use the moisturizer. The directions say to use a peas size amount after putting the treatment on your face. I will also use the moisturizer on my eczema as well to help keep the patches from doing out. The moisturizer is great because it is oil free and does not clog your pores like some do.

Last step is to apply spf 30 broad spectrum sunscreen in the mornings. When thinking about the sun and the damage that it does to your face, you should always apply a skin protectant everyday. I apply my sunscreen and then put my make-up right over the top, and I know I am protected.

XOXO Court

 

Make-up and Your Skin

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So sorry I have been gone! This week I want to talk about make up and what products I like to use for myself, and what I recommend for for different skin types. When wearing make up always remember to be yourself, and don’t try to put more on if thats not what you are comfortable with.

When I do my make up I always make sure to wear what feels and looks good on my face. Like so many other women I struggle with an oily T zone and dry cheeks. When I put my make up on I make sure to use a primer to help control the oil, but also help my cheeks become moisturized. Next I use an oil free base with full coverage, an then putting a powder in my T zone to help keep the oiliness at bay. I will then put on blush and highlighter. I don’t like to fully contour my face, because it is a lot of work and I don’t always feel it looks natural. I will then fill in my eyebrows and put on eye liner. Then I use a setting spray before I put on my mascara or else it tends to run. I like to keep my everyday make up simple and easy to do in a hurry. If I have more time I will add more eye make up.

For those of you who are very oily I recommend using all oil free products and also using lighter make up that doesn’t cake on to your face. When you have excess oil on your face it is important to wash your face twice a day to help remove the oil and dirt. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT use apple cider vinegar on your face to try and put your natural oils back in your face. This is a big no no in the beauty industry, and is not healthy for your face. I still recommend using a primer and powder to help keep the oil at bay. Another idea is to just use a primer and then a full coverage powder on your face so you font have to worry about your face breaking out from foundation.For those of you who have more of a dry face having products that have oil in them is not a bad thing. Just be careful to always wash it off at the end of the day to prevent break outs. I would recommend using a foundation and maybe a setting powder if you would like. I like the setting powder, because I personally don’t like feeling like I can just wipe off my make up.

If you guys have and questions or comment put them below and please follow my blog! Remember you are beautiful by just being yourself!

XOXO Court

Hair Care

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Hey guys! So this week I have some great new post for you! I am currently working on some video tutorials for you guys to watch. I really also want to focus on talking about hair for this weeks talking post.

My hair is a very big part of who I am. I make sure that I use good products on my hair and pay attention to what works in it and what doesn’t. I know that my hair loves texture so hair spray and dry shampoo are products that I use everyday. Some really great products that I love are the Moroccan ¬†Oil dry shampoo in the light tones, they also have a dark tone one for those of you who have medium to dark brown hair. I also love the Kenra products, they are amazing and smell very heavenly. I use the volume hair spray which has a very strong hold, as well as the blow dry spray. My hair tends to get oily very fast so I tend to stay away from any oils, but if you have thick hair or hair that is dry using an oil on the ends of your hair can make a very big difference.

Although it may sound gross I do not wash my hair everyday, and either should you. Washing your hair everyday can actually cause your hair to become oily faster. The reason for this is, by washing your hair everyday you are removing your natural oils that your hair needs causing your oil glands to over produce. I personally can go three to four days without washing my hair. Now that does not mean that I started out that way, I had to train my hair to be able to go that long. Start out by washing your hair every other day and put dry shampoo in before you go to bed after the one day mark. So if you was your hair in the morning put in the dry shampoo that night, but if you wash your hair at night put it in the following night. As time goes on you will notice that your hair will stop over producing and you can add another day on.

If you guys have any hair questions please don’t hesitate to ask, I would love to help you out!

XO Court