Sunday Morning Coffee Chat, Why Skincare is so IMPORTANT

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Good morning everyone. It’s 8:08 am here and having my coffee out of my BRAND NEW “Fueled by Crystals and Coffee,” which is perfect and I’m so glad I found it because you all know I collect crystals and do crystal magic. I also am an avid coffee mug collector.

Today’s Sunday Morning Coffee Chat is important. You all know I have A LOT of beauty and makeup knowledge from learning things on my own, learning different products and their ingredients, working in cosmetics, etc, and it seems to me that the vast majority of younger girls and boys like teenagers/early 20’s care more about makeup than actually taking care of their skin. They don’t usually have a skincare routine, or won’t wash their makeup off before bed which is my BIGGEST MAKEUP PET PEEVE.

Here’s a perfect example, when I worked in cosmetics at Macy’s, there were two girls who one was 19 who wore so much makeup I thought she was 40 and the other girl was 20. Both of them are sweet girls, that I’m still in contact with and I’M DEFINITELY NOT BASHING THEM,  but they both always wore so much makeup to work, which makes sense because we are dealing with makeup and beauty, and one of them admitted to me she rarely ever washes her face before she goes to bed, not even with a makeup remover wipe which aren’t always the best at getting everything off either. I was very grossed out hearing that. After the two girls quit, they came into visit and neither of them had no makeup on at all and both of their faces had MASSIVE BREAKOUTS. The cause of that is mainly if not completely, not washing your face before bed and have a skincare routine. 

No matter your age, the sooner you get into a good skincare routine and learn basic skin issues like how to not cause breakouts, the better. My mom, who at 65 has beautiful skin with not botox or fillers, taught me at a very young age to always take care of my skin and if I had any breakouts, I knew how to clear them up fast because of how my mom taught me and those tips and tricks she shared with me, I still use to this day.

The last important thing about why you should always take care of your skin, which by the way, if you don’t know your skin type or don’t know how to take care of your skin, go to a dermatologist. There is nothing wrong with that, they are all over, and they don’t cost a lot to see. The last important thing is that the more your skin is fresh and clear and smooth, you won’t have to cake on the makeup as much if ever, and it will shorten your beauty routine and save your some money on makeup. Face makeup is to cover imperfections but if you don’t have any, why waste your time and money using it?

Anyways everyone, thank you for checking out another edition to “Sunday Morning Coffee Chat” with Carlie. Wishing everyone a magical and beautiful day.

XOXO CARLIE

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Good Morning Affirmation

Good morning everyone! After yesterday’s sad piece I posted, I wanted to start off everyone’s day with a beautiful morning inspiring quote. I’ve been talking and posting a lot about affirmations including my affirmation spell which is extremely accurate. If you want more details how to do this simple yet effective spell, definitely ask me here in the comments.

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Here’s today’s Good Morning Inspirational Quote:

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Morning Empowering

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   I got these inspirational quotes from my fellow blogger and article friend, empoweredeverydayblog.wordpress, which you must check out the everyday inspirational quotes on that site. This is what I woke to a few minutes ago and it put a great smile on my face.

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Sunday Morning Coffee Chat: Enjoying the Morning and Ridding Yourself of Negativity

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Good morning everyone, here’s another Sunday Morning Coffee Chat article for you all. I woke about an hour ago, got out of bed, put back on my rainbow onesie, made sure my beautiful snake plants had enough water, and poured my cup of coffee.

Lately I’ve been feeling very stressed out, so much that my panic attacks and anxiety having been recurring. It’s definitely not fun. However in the last week, I’ve been making a more conscious effort to not let the anxiety get to me, at least not so severely.  For people who suffer from panic and anxiety can definitely relate.

I’m drinking my iced caramel vanilla coffee in my sweet unicorn cup of stars. By the way, if you have or find a cup with stars on it, that’s a good luck omen. Especially if it has a cute unicorn attached to it. The phrase “cup of stars” or “her cup of stars,” got well known in the recent show, “The Haunting of Hill House,” but it was used to trap negative spirits. I only feel positive energy when I drink out of it tho. As I’m drinking out of it, I’m looking outside my balcony as the sun is coming up and I instantly fell a sense and feeling of calmness and peace. I took some deep breaths and starting thinking that everything is ok and everything is not as bad and catastrophic as I think things are in my head. Like I said before, I’m not constantly having anxiety attacks but because there is a lot of overwhelming things happening at once, triggered me into going into panic mode.

There are many ways to help calm you down from anxiety but the easiest thing, at least for me to do is to write out an affirmation such as, “I will not have anxiety today,” and every time you wake up in the morning and see it, read your affirmation out loud nine times everyday. This is an actual simple spell that I learned about a few years ago that is very effective. Once you start reaffirming yourself on a daily basis, your anxiety, panic, and negative thoughts will dissipate. Do that along with taking time for yourself to look outside or sit there without thinking about anything and just breathing, will help your body and mind so much.

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 The point of this article is to help anyone in a negative head space, get out of it. It won’t happen overnight but if you make a conscious effort, as hard as that can be, you will feel so much more positive in your life.

I hope you all enjoyed this “Sunday Morning Coffee Chat” If you suffer from any anxiety or negativity and have your own ways on how to deal with it, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. With that said, I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and a wonderful week.

Video To Me From Bethenny Frankel

   Ok you all know how much I love Bethenny Frankel. I’ve met her and corresponded with her many times and have loved her the moment she joined Real Housewives of New York almost twelve years ago and have enjoyed watching her and her business grow. Her daughter is absolutely precious and her brand is all around fabulous. I also support and have donated to her charity, B Strong which I’ve written a few articles about, including on here. Just type in her name in the search area.

   Over the holidays she sent me this beautiful and kind video courtesy of my mom. It was a  nice feeling to know that Bethenny remembered when she first met me at one of her book signings I attended about seven years ago. 

   This is very special to me and I hope you enjoy. If you happen to have any questions about Bethenny or this video, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Best Moisturizers, Lotions, and Facial Masks for Winter

   I love the winter time except for one thing what it does to me skin. It definitely can be drying to the skin, and I don’t have dry skin normally. These are the best moisturizers that I love using for winter. Some of these I’ve mentioned in past beauty reviews but I added some new ones. These all work wonderfully for you if you have very dry skin during this cold season.

   MASKS:

Blue Glamglow Thirstymud hydrating treatment: This stuff is amazing, especially if you have very dry skin. You just place a good layer amount, let it soak in for about 5 to 10 minutes and then either rince or rub the excess product in which is what I do.

Glamglow Flasmud brightening treatment:  If you skin tends to be extremely dull or dry this time of the year, definitely try this brightening mask on. It has a scrub in it to get rid of the yucky dead skin while brightening your complexion one warning thought, after you remove the scrub, you must wear a sunscreen, even its cold out because it will protect your skin from pollutants and any chemical looking burns. I’ve never had any trouble with this priduct.

   Facial Moisturizers:

Well my favorite face moisturizer is obviously the Soap & Glory Moisturizer with the Beauty and Sleep Accelerator. I’ve talked about how amazing this product is and it’s perfect for winter, especially if you’re traveling.

MAC Complete Comfort Cream: I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this cream in the past but it’s a perfect cream for winter. I use it a lot this time of the year and I recommend it. MAC also has a Studio Moisture Cream that is good but the comfort cream is better. 

Eye Creams:

The best hydrating eye cream that I’ve tried and have used for awhile is the Rose Hydrating gel eye cream by FRESH!

Another great eye cream that is moisturizing and gets rid of puffy eyes is the Soap & Glory Puffy Attack-Turbo-boost hydragel.

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   Body Lotion:

I normally stick to my my HEMP lotion, which is amazing but when my legs are extremely dry and the HEMP isn’t working the best, I grab my huge jar of the Soap & Glory, Moisture Extreme, body moisturizer. This stuff is the best and helps the dead skin become softer on the bottom of your feet. 

   Hope these moisturizers, tips and tricks work for you! Leave a comment below if you’ve tried any of these products, are using them, or just have a question. 

                       Xoxo Carlie