New Skin Tips and Tricks

Here are some new TIPS and TRICKS for SKIN CARE. Some of these may sound logical and some of these may be new tips that maybe you haven’t thought about before. I hope these help for you. Enjoy!

1. If you have oily skin, apply your favorite moisturizer to ONLY the super dry areas! There’s no need to slather your moisturizer all over, UNLESS your WHOLE face is super dry.

2.  I think I’ve said this before in past blog posts but definitely use a PURIFICATION MASK once a week.

3. I believe I mentioned this briefly in a blog vid long time ago but after washing your face at night, use a toner to get rid of any gunk, impurities, or any excess makeup that your face wash didn’t catch.

4. Buy blotting sheets, there aren’t usually super expensive and I’m found the cheapest ones and one of the best ones are in CVS. If your skin tends to be oily throughout the day or your makeup is starting to sweat off you, blotting sheets are your best friends instead of caking on more powder which can clog pores causing breakouts and can be unhygienic.

5. I’ve talked about this in the past and might do a demo on this, but you must clean you beauty blenders at least once a week. Same goes for brushes otherwise you are going to cause more bacteria into your skin which is gross.

6. If you use a primer that can double as a moisturizer, you don’t need to add extra moisturizer before apply your primer.

7. If you get your eyebrows waxed or threaded, exfoliate your brow area the night before because if you exfoliate after you get your brows coiffed and then exfoliate, you can a lot of redness and a possible infection.

8. Last but now least, here’s a quick way to remove your makeup in the evening or if you are rushing to an event and need to do a another makeup look, use gentle makeup wipes, like the burt’s bees cucumber remover wipes, which are my favorite, and use a gently toner to either get rid of any excess dirt or to rehydrate your face. If you want to keep your eye makeup on, just gently rehydrate  a few inches away from my eyes and make sure they are closed and fan them with your hands or a pretty fan so it dries before opening your peepers!

My ritual is to cleanse my face with my soy cleanser and then use a cotton pad, or the other way around, to gently remove eye makeup, tone my face, and redo my makeup cause you all know I love my makeup and doing different looks.

But if you don’t have time for that, for instance, if you are going from work to a dinner, the makeup removing wipes are your best bet.

 

XOXO CARLIE 

My laser Eye-Surgery Journey

A few days ago I finally had my laser eye surgery that I had been wanting for awhile and I did a video to talk about my journey and the process of getting the surgery done. If you are interested and have any questions on how the procedure works of questions about anything else, leave my questions here or on my youtube vid! 

Please watch my journey and know that I’m so happy I got it done and that I can see 20/20 vision!

Why I enjoy Youtube

You all know that I love posting my youtube videos on my channel, “CarlieMichelle” and on here. I posted a video to talk about my likes and some dislikes on Youtube. A lot more likes than dislikes.

 Here are some other reasons:

First of all it is really fun for me to shoot my product review and my new tutorials.

Also as I say in my video clip here is that sometime I can consider it almost a journal sometimes to have the freedom to rant  without hurting anyone. It’s just an outlet to get my opinions and thoughts out right away.

I know I mentioned this in my “Traveling in Style,” but sometime mixing videos can help create a visual image to help explain tips and ideas better than just the written word.

As far as things I don’t like about Youtube which I explain more in the video is basically any “trolls,” or random strangers making weird and annoying comments for no reason. It doesn’t happen a lot but whenever I’ve gotten them I just laugh and delete and block the stranger.

Hope you enjoy my video on the perks of Youtube. These are just my opinions  and personal experience with Youtube. Thank you for reading and watching.

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xoxo Carlie 

Rockabilly Essentials-Accessories

I’ve gotten asked a lot of questions of what are some essentials to creating your own rockabilly look if you are just starting out or if you want to incorporate a little vintage flair into your everyday look and style, and I’ve decided to list 10 essential accessories that can start you off creating your own rockabilly look. Here’s a video of me showing different accessories but I also provided more close-up photos to give you an idea.

** This blog post and video are just ideas to inspire you. Make your own style your own and most importantly, have fun with your look!

1. High Waisted Shorts/Pants/Capries

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2. Cardigans- Pick out at any cardigan that shoots you, for example, animal print, flowers, cupcakes, etc. Button the top button and you definitely have a rockabilly, vintage, pinup look.

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3. Everyday purse- For a rockabilly purse for running errands, have a big purse so you can keep all your purse items in them such as your makeup bag, glasses, big wallets, pens, etc.

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4. Wow Purses- This means for cocktail parties, fancy dinners and more.

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5. Everyday Shoes- For me, everyday shoes means wedges, flats, and espadrilles for running errands.

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6. Wow Shoes- Like the wow purses above, you need a sexy pair of heels/shoes for cocktails, parties, and more.

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7. Red Cotton Scarves and silk scarves- It’s great to have a collections of different scarves you like because you can wear them in a variety of ways; tied around your neck, in your back pocket, in you hair in different ways, and more.

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8. Hair Flowers and Accessories- Many ways to wear flowers and cute rockabilly/vintage hair clips.

9. Jewelry- If you love or want some vintage/pinup/rockabilly jewelry, some ideas can be mermaids, anchors, compasses, and more. Whatever your taste is.

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10. Sunglasses- There are so many cute rockabilly and pinup sunglasses on the market. Just a pair of sunglasses can change an ordinary outfit into a vintage look.

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All photos except mermaid “EVERYDAY PURSE” I didn’t shoot!

 

 

Tribute from Camp Crystal Lake

 

    My super sweet and cool friend Crystal Ivy or “Camp Crystal Lake,” made this super awesome photo collage and wrote this really sweet tribute to me which she posted on Instagram, which is where I first met her. She did a few tributes to her friends but I was  the first one. Crystal Ivy and I have a lot of mutual friends on I.G and a lot in common, including horror films, batman, art, and much more. Her I.G tribute had meant so much to me (and still does) when I first saw it that I wanted to definitely post it here.  

When she was working on the collage and statement about me together, she asked me to tell her five random facts about myself to use in it, which I did, which you’ll also see below .

I want to again thank my friend I adore Crystal for thinking of me and putting this together. She’s an awesome chick and very glad I met her and have become good friends with her. Be sure to check her out on instagram under, campcrystlelake .

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“I wanted to recognize some of the beautiful women of horror that I have met thru IG and give you guys a brief intro…there are several of these shout outs I am going to post but this one is the first and probably the only one I will get around to posting tonight. My friend Carlie @carliemichelle66 is one of my good friends and she is a fiercely loyal friend, often the mama bear of her crew. Music is super important to her, and her first concert was Smashing Pumpkins and Kiss when she was 15. She loves animals but her favorite dogs are pugs and Dachshunds. Another fun fact is that she met Angelina Jolie and her Brother shopping on Melrose one day. I love Carlie because she has brains, beauty and charm and we text on a regular basis so I consider her one of my close friends. Go give a follow to this gorgeous and Sweet Bettie Page Doppelganger.”

 

How to do a Vintage Look with Drugstore Products

You don’t need to have expensive and/or high priced beauty lines to create your look. You can still create the look you want with drugstore makeup. In this video, you see how I apply and use ALL DRUGSTORE MAKEUP, plus a list of all the products I used.  Not one piece of makeup on me in this video is from any high end, expensive lines.

FOUNDATION:

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte PowderInfallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation in “Ivory 101”

CONCEALER: True Match

POWDER:  L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder in “Porcelain 101”

 

BLUSH: Cover Girl Cheekers in “Pink”

EYE SHADOW: Revlon 4 Shade Palette in “

EYELINER: e.l.f. Intense Ink Eyeliner in “Blackest Black”

 

 

EYE BROWS: Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel in “Dark Brown”

MASCARA: L’Oréal Butterly Mascara in Black

LIPSTICK: L’Oréal  in “True Red.”

 

 

 

Blogger Recognition Award #3

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I was so excited to have my girl Sarah nominate me again for the Blogger Recognition Award. This is my third time getting this award and am thrilled and feel very special.

Thank you Sarah and check out her link: https://lifewithlilred.com/, to see her amazing page. I feel she is my baby sister and I love her, as you all know, and I feel we have a sisterly bond and friendship and hopefully going to be chatting and skyping with her again soon.

Because https://bombshell2016.blog/2017/01/29/blogger-recognition-award/  has already completed this award, which you can see my story on how I started my blog and more under this blog link, I am just going to move right along to my nominations. Definitely check out the original post if you are interested in reading about the birth of my blog baby!

HERE ARE THE RULES for Blog Nominations:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.


Write a post to show your award.


Give a brief story of how your blog started.


Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.


Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.


Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them
and provide the link to the post you created.

 

HERE ARE MY NOMINEES: I’m only doing 2 nominations this time: 

https://darlydarly.wordpress.com/

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