Daily Dose of Sparkle

BEAUTY BY S

Beauty is individual and embracing myself inside and out is key to my happiness. I have struggled with self image issues my whole young life mainly because I looked different than all the girls at my highs cool. My shape was more curvy, my hair was curly and I was born in Croatia so I was always told I looked exotic or different. At the time I grew up in my small Southern California town it was not too integrated with kids of different cultures so there was a mold of girl that was classic Orange County and that was not me. Today I am confident with myself and in my unique look and find ways to accentuate that. Even though I love makeup it is because I like to look and feel pretty. To me pretty varies day to day from none, to some to full glam. I am a woman and I am complex, so should be my makeup kit. 


SKINCARE by S

Another strong woman in my life is why I love all things beauty. My mom has no desire to age, but since that is not up to her she has decided to fight father time with all her 5'1" might. She spends a lot of time on her beauty regiments and taking care of her skin both topically and from inside out. Eating well helps but don't mistake that good products and daily routine make a ton of difference. 

My grandmother on my moms side had fabulous olive complexion and now that I look back her skin was like mine more toward oily. She aged but never had deep set wrinkles or lack of skin elasticity. My mom I can see has inherited that and as I age I think I have too. All through my early years I hated having oily skin but now I am so happy I do for aging reasons but of course I blot 10 minutes after applying makeup. I shine like a diamond and that is not always a good thing


MAKEUP by S

From simple to glam I love all things having to do with makeup. Trying new products especially as I age is fun and rewarding. 

One difference between generations I have noticed is my willingness to try new products while my mom is not so open to it. My grandma was a result of depression so money was an issue and so was availability of product, there were limited choices back then. My mom is a baby boomer and has seen a lot of beauty trends come and go and technology advance products in a big way. She however has not interested in trying anything new if her usual items are working just fine. Here I come with my willingness and drive to consume, I have to stop myself at times because I want to try everything and end up with piles of the same thing in so many variations or brands. To me it's fun, I enjoy trying new things and laughing I they don't work or boasting to my friends when they do. 

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REd LIPS THAT LAST

Love bold and bright lipstick but can't get it to stay on past a couple drinks. Checkout how I apply it for long wear



HAIr by S

Only one in my family with curls I had to chart my own course through these waves. As a child I had straight hair with you know a little wave at the ends then somewhere around 8 or 9 it started to curl and went into full blown tight curls in my teens. The battle of products and treatments began at an early age and I tried all colors and styles other than curl given to me. A series of bad haircuts did not helps but eventually I grew to love my hair. Today I think it makes me unique and stand out and I do all I can to keep it looking shiny and healthy.

 

my beauty tips and tricks

Another strong woman in my life is why I love all things beauty. My mom has no desire to age, but since that is not up to her she has decided to fight father time with all her 5'1" might. She spends a lot of time on her beauty regiments and taking care of her skin both topically and from inside out. Eating well helps but don't mistake that good products and daily routine make a ton of difference. 

My grandmother on my moms side had fabulous olive complexion and now that I look back her skin was like mine more toward oily. She aged but never had deep set wrinkles or lack of skin elasticity. My mom I can see has inherited that and as I age I think I have too. All through my early years I hated having oily skin but now I am so happy I do for aging reasons but of course I blot 10 minutes after applying makeup. I shine like a diamond and that is not always a good thing.

One difference between generations I have noticed is my willingness to try new products while my mom is not so open to it. My grandma was a result of depression so money was an issue and so was availability of product, there were limited choices back then. My mom is a baby boomer and has seen a lot of beauty trends come and go and technology advance products in a big way. She however has not interested in trying anything new if her usual items are working just fine. Here I come with my willingness and drive to consume, I have to stop myself at times because I want to try everything and end up with piles of the same thing in so many variations or brands. To me it's fun, I enjoy trying new things and laughing I they don't work or boasting to my friends when they do. 

 
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BEAUTY TREND SHOWS

keeping up with new products, seasonal trends in makeup and skincare is as simple as a visit to nordstrom.