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My simple beauty routine

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Thursdays are usually my busy day. I have clinic all day and I usually schedule my most difficult procedures on Thursdays because I’m with my clinic coach. I’m up bright and early and it’s go, go, go until dinner. 

It got me to thinking about my beauty routine. I have to keep my routine simple - for time purposes and for my sanity. I like to get up about an hour earlier than I need to actually be out the door because I like to spend most of my morning making and enjoying my breakfast and allowing my body time to wake up but it’s only about 15 minutes of that is actual getting ready. Therefore, my beauty routine is really simple. I can do my whole face in about 5 minutes, then I usually throw my hair up in a sleek pony tail, get dressed then head out the door. 

First, I wash my face and put on moisturizer with SPF. Then I do my eyes, face, and finish with my lips. For my eyes, I do a subtle cat eye with eye liner in either navy or brown. I then curl my lashes and add about two coats of my favorite mascara in very black. A curler is necessary because I have pretty short lashes. Then, I use BB cream for my face {the best face product in my opinion} and then use a little bronzer for my cheeks. And lastly, I put on some tinted lip balm for a hint of shine and color.

My goal is always neutral simplicity. For me, it’s not about covering up my face, but enhancing it. I like to look polished and put together for everyday without even looking like I’m wearing much make up at all. I usually enhance the eye liner for a dinner date or add a bold lip color for special occasions.

What’s your daily beauty routine? How do you mix it up for special occasions?