Seint Makeup for Beginners: Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Art of Cream Makeup

Seint Makeup for Beginners: Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Art of Cream Makeup

Riddle me this… What makes Seint different? Yeah, it’s cream makeup – who gives a crap, everyone is moving to cream – but WHY IS SEINT DIFFERENT!? Let me tell you: it’s all-in-one baby.

“Seint cream makeup” refers to the makeup products offered by Seint Official, a cosmetics brand known for its cream-based formulated all-in-one makeup palettes. Seint makeup includes products such as highlight (foundation), lip & cheeks (blush and lip colors), illuminator (highlighter), contour, eyeshadow, and more. These cream-based products are designed to offer buildable coverage and blendability, fitting into one compact and allowing users to achieve a natural, flawless look, perfect for all ages and skin types. Seint’s approach to makeup focuses on simplicity and enhancing natural beauty, often utilizing a technique called “HAC” (highlight and contour) to create dimension and definition on the face.

Let me break down Seint makeup for you in one easy short clip:

If you’re looking to simplify your makeup routine, eliminate the cluttered makeup drawers, and fit all your makeup into one versatile palette, Seint makeup is perfect for you. I love how it has completely simplified my makeup regimen and cut down the time it takes for me to get ready because all my makeup is in one place.

HOW DO YOU APPLY SEINT?

With a cream makeup, it’s important to prep the skin a little differently. A cream sits on the skin surface instead of absorbing into the skin and showing wrinkles and pores more.

The best way to get started with your Seint makeup is by getting a FREE COLOR MATCHThis is where I come in – I can tell you which Seint  cream foundation shades are right for you if you request a color match! Choose your shades of highlight, contour, and illuminator. Seint offers a variety of shades and a custom color match from me can assure confidence in the colors being chosen.

SELECT YOUR SHADES: This is where I come in with your customized color match – I can tell you which foundation shades are right for you if you request a color match! Choose your shades of highlight, contour, and illuminator. Seint offers a variety of shades and a custom color match from me can assure confidence in the colors being chosen.

PREP YOUR SKIN: You’ll need less here than you’re used to with liquid or powder. I recommend ONLY using moisturizer on dry patches, if you have any. Cream makeup keeps skin more hydrated than liquid/powder makeup. A serum (if not an oily serum) can work well, such as the Layers serum I’ve talked about as well as using a sunscreen for your skin type. If you need help finding one for your skin type, here’s a link to my Sunscreen Guide Blog linked here. If you use a sunscreen designed for your skin type and not just because you know it’s a good brand, it will work best.

IMPORTANCE OF SEINT BRUSHES:  Seint brushes are essential for achieving seamless and flawless makeup application. They are specifically designed to work with Seint’s cream-based products, ensuring optimal blending and precision.

*Personal noteI didn’t start out using Seint brushes. I can attest to how much these brushes do matter for cream makeup with Seint.

BEGINNERS FAVORITE BRUSHES FOR MY CLIENTS:  For beginner application, two must-have brushes are the Blend Brush and IIID Brush. The Blend Brush is perfect for blending multiple shades seamlessly, while avoiding excessive use of foundation while you adjust to using a cream makeup and getting comfortable with it. If you can only get one brush to begin with, I highly recommend getting the Blend brush as this is a great beginner brush! The IIID Brush will help with cream makeup blush application (using the big end of the brush) and if more coverage is desired, a light press with your final highlight color will finish out the look with perfection.

APPLY HIGHLIGHT:  Using your favorite Seint brushes (the Blend Brush is my preference for beginners), apply the color correcting highlight shade to areas of your face where extra coverage is needed for darker areas. Blend this out with your brushes after applying using a stippling motion to ensure a smooth and even application. Follow your color corrector by your main highlight shade, needed for the other areas of the face and finish application with the brightening highlight color if you would like to brighten key areas – this color is most like a “concealer.” These underlined shades are all included within your custom color match from me; the brightening highlight color is optional. Again, blend out your main and brightener in designated areas (according your color match) using your Seint brushes. Make sure to use stippling motions as you blend and watch the magic happen as your new cream makeup becomes a second skin.

APPLY CONTOUR:  Next, using the Blend Brush or IIID Brush, apply the contour shade to areas you’d like to add depth to or define, such as the hollows of your cheeks, along the jawline, the sides of your nose, and around the forehead. Blend this color out well to avoid harsh lines.

ADD BLUSH:  If you’ve chosen a blush shade, lightly apply it to the apples of your cheeks using the Seint IIID brush and stipple it out for a pop of color and added dimension. 

APPLY ILLUMINATOR:  Using the IIID Brush or your fingertips (depending on the area), apply the illuminator shade to the high points of your face where you want to add a subtle glow. This can be places such as the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and the cupid’s bow above your lip.

SET IF NECESSARY:   If you have oily skin or want to extend the wear of your makeup, you can set the IIID Foundation with a light press of translucent powder using the Seint Powder Brush. This is optional – I personally feel if you use a sunscreen best for you skin type that helps most of all.

PRACTICE & EXPERIMENT:  Don’t be afraid to experiment with different application techniques and brushes to find what works best for you. Practice makes perfect! If you’re looking for different techniques, I have many examples on Instagram and YouTube.

ENJOY YOUR RADIANT LOOK:   Step back, admire your work, and enjoy your beautifully enhanced features with Seint IIID Foundation and your new favorite Seint brushes!

Remember, less is often more with Seint IIID Foundation. Start with a small amount of product and build up as needed for your desired coverage. Embrace the importance of Seint brushes in achieving a flawless makeup look, and have fun exploring and embracing your natural beauty!

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT PALETTE SIZE TO BUY?

Choose the Seint palette size that best accommodates your makeup needs, whether you prefer a compact selection or a larger variety of shades for customization. When choosing a Seint palette size, consider the number of makeup tins you typically use and your storage preferences:

Palette 4 

  • Fits 4 tins
  • Ideal for a compact selection of essential shades
  • Suitable for travel or minimalistic makeup routines

Palette 8

  • Fits 8 tins
  • Provides more space for additional shades or products
  • Great for everyday use and versatility in makeup looks

Palette 12

  • Fits 12 tins
  • Offers a wider range of shades for customization
  • Suitable for makeup enthusiasts who like to experiment with different looks

Palette 18

  • Fits 18 tins
  • Ideal for those who want an extensive selection of shades
  • Perfect for professional makeup artists or individuals who love variety

Palette 27

  • Fits 27 tins
  • Provides maximum storage capacity for a comprehensive makeup collection
  • Suitable for professionals or makeup enthusiasts with a large assortment of shades

Palette 4 

  • Fits 4 tins
  • Ideal for a compact selection of essential shades
  • Suitable for travel or minimalistic makeup routines

Palette 8

  • Fits 8 tins
  • Provides more space for additional shades or products
  • Great for everyday use and versatility in makeup looks

Palette 12

  • Fits 12 tins
  • Offers a wider range of shades for customization
  • Suitable for makeup enthusiasts who like to experiment with different looks

Palette 18

  • Fits 18 tins
  • Ideal for those who want an extensive selection of shades
  • Perfect for professional makeup artists or individuals who love variety

Palette 27

  • Fits 27 tins
  • Provides maximum storage capacity for a comprehensive makeup collection
  • Suitable for professionals or makeup enthusiasts with a large assortment of shades

READY TO SIMPLIFY YOUR MAKEUP?

I hope this blog has given you a clear breakdown of Seint cream makeup and what to expect! Its versatile formula ensures seamless blending, long-lasting wear, and a natural, radiant finish that enhances one’s unique beauty. By prioritizing skin health with nourishing ingredients and customizable shades, Seint empowers individuals to effortlessly achieve their desired look while maintaining skin integrity. With Seint, makeup transcends mere enhancement to become a transformative experience, instilling confidence and radiance in every application. 

If you’d like to get started with me as your official Seint Artist, click the button below to submit a color match and get started! I’m excited to work with you and would love to answer any questions you have either in the comments or email me at fitmissionmakeup@gmail.com for more information!

Haircare by Hairtype

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Haircare for Your Hair Type

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In this blog you’ll find hair products broken down like never before; products that solve your problem of what you’re dealing with. The purpose of this blog is to teach you how to find products that suit your hair’s needs based off of what is driving you crazy that your hair doesn’t do, this will provide some recommendations for those issues you might be dealing with. 

Hair categories that products are based around are:

TEXTURE & VOLUME

COMBAT FRIZZ & SMOOTHE

HEAT PROTECTION, STYLING, & HOLD

SHAMPOOS/CONDITIONERS FOR DIFFERENT ISSUES

Finding products that take care of these different “issues” you may be having while working with your hair type is key to loving your locks. Is your hair oily or is it dry? Does it need a deep conditioning treatment? Do you deal with frizz, dryness all over, oily scalp and dry ends, do you need of more texture to help with styling and volume?

When shopping for hair products for your hair, it’s so important to ask yourself “what problems am I having?” and find products that solve those problems. Like skin, no two heads of hair are the same. Sometimes, we tend to use hair products recommended by others, without thinking about the fact that their hair type and hair needs aren’t the same as our own. If you’ve read my Current Haircare Blog, you’ve probably seen me teach to “feed your hair” and this starts by listening to what your hair needs and I want to teach you how to do that and provide what your hair is lacking.

Below, I’ve organized different hair care products I’ve personally tried and tested by hair type/hair need. This makes it easier for you to see where to start in finding products that will help you achieve the hair styles you want. 

TEXTURE & Volume

If you’re in need of product to add texture to your hair or for added volume, these are my top picks. Hopefully you can find a product to aid in whatever you’re missing for texture and/or volume for hair. 

Beach Club: This texture spray is a favorite of mine; I love this spray for texturizing styles and adding a bit of product to help hair hold its style without feeling too heavy. ** This is my favorite texture spray but it has sunflower oil and I have an allergy. But it’s truly one of the best!

Star Dust: This is a dry shampoo powder that does well in maintaining oil between washes, but it’s also great for texturizing! I personally use this more for adding texture than for dry shampoo purposes.

Thickening Spray: This one is for the roots when and to add in some texture for fine hair or use Swell down below.

SwellSwell is thickening as well. *** This one you don’t see me use only because it has sunflower oil in it (I have a sensitivity to sunflower oil) but it’s an amazing product.

Dry Shampoo Powder: This is another dry shampoo powder that I tested and love – truly loving this company and the quality of their products. I use this for texture just like Star Dust, and this also smells great and does a 2 in 1 job of controlling oil/buildup and adding texture for styling. 

Dry Texturizing SprayThis is the texture spray you’ll see me use at present. It’s not my top favorite, but I do really like it, and it doesn’t have sunflower oil so I can use it.

Create Texturizing SprayThis is my 3rd favorite texturizing spray but it does have sunflower oil so I can’t use it. You need to make sure you don’t spray too close to the head; it’s easy to use too much with this product.

Gro by Vegamour Dry Shampoo – I took off every other dry shampoo! I’m mind blown by this! For sure the biggest difference I’ve ever had with a dry shampoo. Highly recommend.

 

COMBAT FRIZZ/SMOOTHE HAIR

These are all great to use in your hair if you’re struggling with frizz, smoothing your hair, or humidity. My hair stylist swears by Virtue, especially the Frizz Block.

Blow Dry SprayOnly spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair. 

Create 6 in 1: This is a heat protectant & styling aid (I skip this sometimes and just use the others; again, it depends on how the hair is feeling). I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft.

Restorative TreatmentI use this more so in times of need, when the hair is needing a little extra TLC. This is not for daily use, and you need to listen to your hair to see if this is truly what it needs.

Glazé Hair Lotion: This is the OG hair lotion of mine that I still stand by to this day. It leaves the hair feeling so soft, healthy, and smells amazing – I stopped using it because it has sunflower oil and I have an allergy.

Sorbet: This is a leave-in balm that smells incredible but also provides UV protection and combats frizz. I’ve used this one for a long time and it’s part of my daily concoction, which you can read about on my Current Haircare Blog HERE.

Frizz Block: Has sunflower oil in it so I can’t use it, but it’s Chris’s favorite before blow drying for frizz and heat protection. He likes this one and not the cream is because this one doesn’t weigh down the hair in his opinion.

Un-Frizz Cream: If I feel like my hair is frizzy, I use this instead of the 6 in 1. This one is a great smoother as well for the hair, I can use this one because it doesn’t have sunflower oil.

Healing Oil: If my hair is feeling super dry, when I wash my hair on the weekend, I put it in my hair from 3/4ths of the way or a little high than midshaft and down. I put a lot in and let it sit in my hair for a good couple hours before washing it out. I use this as a hair treatment/masque when I feel I need that extra hydration. On day 3 hair, if my hair is feeling dry, I’ll use an extremely minimal amount to liven up the hair a bit.

Smoothing Cream: This is a heat protectant, smoother, frizz defender, hydrating – and boy does it! I use just a couple pumps and a little bit goes a long way.

SHAMPOOS/CONDITIONERS FOR DIFFERENT ISSUES

Here are some products I’ve tested to help rehydrate the hair and keep those locks moisturized and happy. Make sure to listen to your hair and she’ll let you know if she’s thirsty! 

Hydrating Shampoo: If my hair is feeling super dry, when I wash my hair on the weekend, I put it in my hair from 3/4ths of the way or a little high than midshaft and down. I put a lot in and let it sit in my hair for a good couple hours before washing it out. I use this as a hair treatment/masque when I feel I need that extra hydration. On day 3 hair, if my hair is feeling dry, I’ll use an extremely minimal amount to liven up the hair a bit.

Hydrating ConditionerThis is the conditioner I use but I also only use conditioner when my hair is feeling super dry. I don’t use it all the time to be honest. It’s too easy for hair to get weighed down so when I can use key products to help my hair already, I don’t use conditioner often.

Clarifying ShampooHair needs clarified periodically. This isn’t something you do daily. It’s more of a monthly thing; but stripping the hair of hard water, hair products is helpful as well.

Restorative Shampoo by LolavieI tested this from Ulta and really liked it.  I use it when the hair is hydrated well and feeling too weighed down. This is a great all around shampoo and has a plant-based formula.

ToniqueI really like this for the hair is more oily. The mint in it will leave your scalp feeling so fresh and clean. Use this more on roots and don’t worry so much for ends as It can dry them out a bit.

Recovery by Virtue: a little goes a very long way. Small amount the first wash and then wash again and it wills suds up more the second time. This is great for normal hair types and does the job!

HEAT PROTECTION, STYLE, & HOLD

It’s super important to use some form of heat protection for your hair, especially if you tend to style it with hot tools often. These are both great options, one is a spray and the other is a leave in cream. 

Blow Dry SprayOnly spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends and put virtue up higher in hair for best results. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair. 

Create Styler: This is a cream product as well as a heat protectant & styling aid. I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft and if I plan to style; I use this BEFORE blow drying and then styling as it adds texture and gives hair the grip it needs to hold style.

Working Spray 14: If you’re looking for a light-hold hairspray, I recommend Kenra 14; this is lightweight and has a lighter hold. For more firm of a hold, look below!

Volume Spray 25If you want a stronger hold, go with the Kenra 25. I love this brand and this is my absolute must have when it comes to hairspray.

My Current Hair Care

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My Current Haircare, Cut, & Color

Welcome to the hub of all things pertaining to my current haircare routine! If you’re wondering what I’m using as of late in any of my reels, YouTube videos, etc. then you’ve come to the right place. I regularly keep this page updated with what products I’m currently using, how I use them, how to help you know if you should use them and why, in case you didn’t know. The list you’re about to see is very different than you’re used to. I use things on different days. And for a strong reason (you’ll see more below as to why but you need to continue on reading) THIS IS how you can transform your hair to work for YOUR needs. 

I’m more about the “why you should use a product” than just telling you what I use and thinking you should buy it. 

You NEED to use what’s best for your hair. This will help guide you so think of your hair and what you deal with. 

Please know everything I use here, I tested it amongst a ton of other products for the longest time. Yes, I do have all these products and yes, it seems like a lot but read through which is which and you can simplify, also know I don’t use them all everyday . 

Product testing for me is a big deal. 

Everything mentioned was tested for a long time and against a ton of other product lines. 

If it has a *** it means I’m not currently using it because of a sunflower allergy. But before I knew of that allergy I had tested the product and LOVED IT so I I thought it was important to keep it listed. 

I’m going to break this down into 4 separate sections:

1. Shampoos & Conditioners

1. Shampoos & Conditioners

Always change it up. Changing it up helps your hair 1. Not get used to it 2. You need to take care of it for what the problem is as things always change. Sometimes you’re more oily so don’t use such a hydrating shampoo and sometimes you’re more dry. And also, try to wash the hair as little as possible. 

Also… I don’t shampoo my ends. I just let it they get it they do, if not I don’t. They’ll get care don’t you fret but they don’t need care like the root is what I have found. I also always wash the roots 2 times. This helps tremendously. 

Recovery by Virtue – a little goes a very long way. Small amount the first wash and then wash again and it wills suds up more the second time. 

Tonique by L’ange – I really like this for the hair is more oily. Again, don’t worry about ends. Only roots. It can dry out ends.

Restorative Shampoo by LolaVie – I tested this from Ulta and really liked it.  I use it when the hair is hydrated well and feeling too weighed down. This is a great all around shampoo.

Ultra Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner by Goldie Locks – This is great for hydration and has a lot of science behind why what’s in it is in it. It’s very hydrating and a little goes a long way. This is the conditioner I use but I also only use conditioner when my hair is feeling super dry. I don’t use it all the time to be honest. It’s too easy for hair to get weighed down so when I can use key products to help my hair already, I don’t use conditioner often. 

Clarifying Shampoo by Goldie Locks – Hair needs clarified periodically. This isn’t something you do daily. It’s more of a monthly thing; but stripping the hair of hard water, hair products is helpful as well.

faq: How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

I typically wash my hair every three days; thanks to this concoction and putting product in my hair before blow drying. My styles last me until the next wash, with a few products in between on day 2 and 3 hair to help control static, oil, etc. When I do wash, I don’t always use conditioner or a deep conditioning treatment; if my hair is feeling hydrated, healthy, and soft, I will forego the conditioner but I’ll still use my daily concoction afterwards. These help with frizz, volume, holding a curl, battling humidity, and they provide hydration. HOWEVER if my hair is feeling a little more dry or there’s breakage that I can feel, I make sure to follow up with conditioner after shampooing my hair.

2. What I Use Before Blow Drying

Now when I say daily concoction, I don’t mean it literally – it’s just on days I wash my hair. This helps my hair perform best! This is the super important part; what you put in your hair before blow drying needs to be your problem solvers.

Weighing the hair down needs to go into effect so we have to be ready to think of the condition our hair is in for the hair type.

 Here’s what I use JUST on wash day…. 

Before I put any products in my hair I ask myself… what are issues my hair is having right now?

Remember… the hair is always changing, so you don’t need to always stick to the exact same products 

So what I choose depends on what I’m dealing with. 

These are the things I deal with and you probably have some of these issues as well. I’ll use myself as an example and we can go from there:

  • Thin hair
  • No volume 
  • Frizzy parts of my hair 
  • Won’t hold a curl 
  • Needs texture since it’s more fine  

Now this is why I use what I use: 

Sorbet by L’ange – detangles and helps with reducing frizz

Create by Virtueis a heat protectant & styling aid (I skip this sometimes and just use the others; again, it depends on how the hair is feeling). I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft. The other products can make the hair feel really really soft and we don’t need that if the hair is already feeling healthy. Link to shop: https://go.shopmy.us/p-766471

Smoothing Cream by Goldie Locks – heat protectant, smoother, frizz defender, hydrating – and boy does it! I use just a couple pumps and a little bit goes a long way.

Blow Dry Spray by Goldie Locks – Only spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends and put virtue up higher in hair for best results. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair. 

Thickening Glaze by Kenra –  this one is for the roots when and to add in some texture for fine hair or use Swell down below.

***Swell by Navy – Swell is thickening as well. *** This one you don’t see me use only because it has sunflower oil in it (I have a sensitivity to sunflower oil) but it’s an amazing product.

 

One analogy I like to use when talking about hair and using the right products for it is it’s like seasoning your meat. You wouldn’t throw the meat directly on the grill without the proper marinades or seasonings – the same goes for hair! Using the right products before blow drying is going to help your hair hold a curl and helps style to last longer.

3. My Styling Tools

I say tools to style “short hair” because these are what I’ve tested and loved for my own short hair. I can’t say too much for those with longer hair but I do encourage you to experiment and test out products to find what your hair likes and needs. Remember that what works for some may not work for others!

Also keep in mind, you’ll see me use some curling irons that aren’t on this list. As of right now, the ones I use help me get by, but they aren’t tools I fully recommend so I didn’t add them. They’re tools I  either had to buy because I forgot a hair tool while traveling OR they’re tools I found in my daughters’ drawer. 

There are a few different curling tools I enjoy using and regularly rotate through them depending on the curl I want for the day. Above are all tools that I have tried & love for styling short hair whether it’s curling, at-home blowout, or a sleek straight look for the day.

The flat iron I once used by L’ange is no longer manufactured so I’ve been on the hunt for a solid one to share with you all. One option is a flat iron I recently purchased and tried out –  NuMe Tourmaline Flat Iron if you’re in need of a solid flat iron. Click the button above for the link.

The Rootie is a tool I’ve shown on my social channels & tutorials – I like using this to add volume at the root of my hair before styling

The curling iron I currently use is no longer made, but I’ve tested out L’anges and it’s great so that’s what is linked above. The size you’ll see me use in all my tutorials is 1.25 inches or 32 mm on my short hair. If you want a little less heat, I also recommend the following:

Yellow Curlers – these have a bit more grip to them so be careful when pulling them out of your hair – I would ONLY use these curlers if you have super fine hair! I use the 2nd to biggest size which is 2 in.

Black Curlers – these curlers are better for all types of hair; you might need clips to secure them in your hair, but they do a great job! Play around with the sizes to find what you like best for your hair. 

faq: How Do You Keep Your Hair Healthy?

I get asked about how I keep my short hair healthy and truly the answer is I feed my hair! If you keep up with me elsewhere besides just my blog, you’ve probably heard or read my posts stating feed your hair.” What I mean by this is dig deep and find what your hair needs for styling purposes and always make sure to keep it hydrated. One of the easiest ways to do this is by drinking lots of water and keeping your body hydrated in that sense but your hair will also tell you what it needs if you pay close attention. Your ends may be a little dry or there might be breakage – does it need some oils for hydration or a deep conditioning treatment? Does it simply need a trim to keep things in order? If you listen close enough, you’ll hear what your hair is hungry for!

Aren’t sure which haircare products are right for you? Check out this Healthy Hair Guide I created to help give a bit more direction into finding what products are right for styling hair, maintaining it, and giving your hair what it needs. I also have a L’ange Hair Care Guide I created as L’ange hair products have been my jam for a while and I’ve been able to test their products pretty well over the years!

4. The Extras for Helping Style AFTER the Curl or Straighten

Texture sprays

Beach Club Texture Spray by IGK – I love this spray for texturizing styles and adding a bit of product to help hair hold its style without feeling too heavy. 

**** This is my favorite! But you won’t see me using it because it has sunflower oil and I have a new found allergy to it. This is my favorite and it’s why you might see me use it in past videos. This one doesn’t make the hair oily or too heavy.

Dry Texturizing Spray by Oribe – This is the texture spray you’ll see me use at present. It’s not my top favorite, but I do really like it, and it doesn’t have sunflower oil so I can use it. 

Virtue Texturizing Spray – https://go.shopmy.us/p-727372  This is my 3rd favorite texturizing spray but it does have sunflower oil so I can’t use it. You need to make sure you don’t spray too close to the head; it’s easier to use too much compared to the other 2.

Dry Shampoos

Gro by Vegamour Dry Shampoo – I took off every other dry shampoo! I’m mind blown by this! For sure the biggest difference I’ve ever had with a dry shampoo. Highly recommend.

I have 2 dry shampoo powders I love and use for texture:

Dry Shampoo Powder by Goldie Locks and Stardust Dry Shampoo Powder by L’ange 

HairSprays

No. 25 by Kenra – I’m picky with what hairsprays I use and have tested many, this one included. I think it works great and it does have a strong hold so keep that in mind if you’re looking to try it out.

No. 14 by Kenra – If you don’t love the strong hold No.25 has to offer, you might enjoy No.14 more. This hairspray has a light hold and won’t weigh your hair down.

styling aid: Pastes

Semi-Matte Putty by Atlas – This paste is perfect for men’s hair but can double for women’s hair. It’s quite tacky and can definitely give short hair a piecey look.

Badlands by R+Co. – Badlands is the most unique out of the four pastes above. It’s meant to be a dry shampoo pomade but must be used in a specific way for best results, especially when using it on the roots. I love the gritty texture it adds for the ends of my hair when styling.

Salt & Sea Pomade by L’ange (DISCONTINUED) – If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll recognize this one as I’ve loved this for some time now. This is probably my favorite of them all for having medium-fine hair and lots of it. I love the tack it has but also the ability to use it closer to my root without making it feel greasy.

6-in-1 Styling Paste by Virtue – https://go.shopmy.us/p-869932   This one has a creamier consistency and would definitely keep it at the tips of the hair only. It does a great job of giving the hair a piece-y look without the grit so if you want more soft/less texture in your hair, this is the way to go.

All In the Details: The Cut, Color, & Maintenance

And we are back to a BLUNT BLONDE BOB!

Going from lighter to darker is easy, but also going to dark back to light really takes some work. It’s not easy for the stylist to achieve their full goals on the first time if you want to keep healthy hair. Which is a MUST for me!

When we cut my hair this time around, we knew we wanted a blunt bob since that was something I’ve really liked from all the haircuts Chris has given me. If you’re new here, most of my haircuts are done more for education’s sake to help teach how to communicate clearly with your stylist, find what you want, and be happy once you go home.

To see more regarding my hair maintenance and hairstyles, check out my hair guide on Instagram by clicking this link: https://www.instagram.com/jocelyn.mcclellan/guide/chris-jones-emily-cooper-hair-cut-and-color/17965744534946014/

 

Details on the Color from Emily Cooper (@emilycooper_hair)

Below are details on the new color done by the amazing Emily Cooper (@emilycooper_hair on Instagram) – check it out so you know exactly what was done!

Emily had her work cut out for her on this one! My head was so heavy with all the fouls. She will be doing her own reel regarding everything she did and Chris will be giving his own take on the cut so follow them on Instagram @emilycooper_hair and @chrisjones_hair for more as they’re super educational in all they do.

Sunscreen Guide

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It’s time to share my sunscreen guide with you! Sunscreen is a very important part of our daily routines – at least it should be. You can use this guide with some rock solid sunscreens that I texted out for months for all different skin types in different weather climates & situations. One huge reason I put so much time into this guide & method was because your sunscreen can truly act as a primer when used right! No longer do you need to just put it on without any thought behind it because let’s face it, who loves how sunscreen feels on their skin? On top of that, sometimes we use products that truly don’t take care of our skin or have better ingredients in it. Our faces aren’t a one-size-fits-all so why treat it as if they are if we aren’t taking care of the skin for what it is. This includes sunscreen and makeup!

With this guide, you’ll find answers to issues you’re having with your sunscreens & great options for your skin type. As much as we love the sun, it can have harmful effects on our skin and the best way to protect it is by wearing a sunscreen that will protect you from harmful UV rays. There are so many choices on the shelves at the store, so which sunscreen is right for you? I’ve created this guide to help you as you choose the right one that will offer your skin the protection it needs, work with your skin type, and work well with your day to day activities!

The sunscreen guide that I’ve put together contains different types of sunscreens that I have tested myself on my own skin. As I’ve always reiterated, it’s important to keep in mind everyone’s skin is different so what works for one person may not work for another. Make sure to find the right sunscreen for your skin type! For more skincare tips, check out my skincare guide here.

Sunscreen Guide (below)

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 Ever Eden (All other sunscreens are linked via the button below)

My goal for you is to use this guide to find great options for your. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin, sunscreen won’t be an issue any longer! I personally use 2 sunscreens each day for my oily and dry skin. I put specific ones in key places and I’m set for the day. This is the order I apply my morning routine since I’m able to use what is just right for my face using less layers & products:

After washing, I use Vitamin C serum, let it dry completely & absorb, then moisturizer ONLY on dry places & the troughs under my eyes. Next I apply sunscreen and lastly my cream foundation from Seint

Using sunscreens that work best for you is a game changer. Also, using sunscreens that work WITH your skin & truly being intentional with it will change the game of your makeup too.

Ultimately, my goal is to help you find your top sunscreens and no longer feel like you need a moisturizer AND spf in one that doesn’t fully serve you. Why? Well, because when you use products that are all in one, you can’t choose the quality of what you are putting on your skin. It also doesn’t help you take care of the skin type you have in key places & give your skin what it fully needs there so you don’t end up feeling oily.

I hope this guide can serve you well and you find exactly what you need as you go through it! I think you’re going to love the options I’ve given and leave a comment or email me at fitmissionmakeup@gmail.com if you have any questions!

 

 

3 FAQs I Get Asked About Hair

As your go-to hair educator, I’ve taken it upon myself to become as familiar as possible with haircare, hair tools, hair styles, you name it, specifically for short hair. There are 3 questions I do get asked the most by my audience and I wanted to put them in one place to address them for you, so let’s get into it!

1. "Are you still an affiliate with L'ange?"

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of this question because I get asked this the most often; the answer is YES! I am a current affiliate with L’ange Hair and therefore, I’m your go-to hair girl when it comes to understanding which products you should try. I am a firm believer in sharing the things I love and I make it a point to avoid sharing random finds, or items I haven’t tried, loved, and become obsessed with myself.

That being said, L’ange doesn’t quite have everything I need for my hair. I began my affiliate journey with L’ange when they were a new company and I knew they didn’t have all the products I was looking for, but I had hoped they would add more proudcts as time went on. While they’ve created some amazing products over the years, L’ange still doesn’t have all the ingredients I need to feed my hair so this lead me to look elsewhere.

My relationship with L’ange is still standing and I will continue to share and use some of their products that have become my must-haves, but they and I knew I needed to incorporate other products into my hair which they were currently missing and didn’t have to offer. On top of needing other products, with all the research on my stomach and gut I’ve been doing, I found I’m allergic to sunflower oil. There are so many products and foods that have this ingredient in it which meant I had to find replacements for products I had been using. This is a big reason why you won’t see me using only L’ange products!

2. "What hair tools do you use?"

I get asked all the time about the hair tools I use for styling; I use multiple hair tools because it’s just fun and I love the option! In order for you to achieve the look you want on the day you want it, using the same tool every day won’t give you the different looks I love to have.

That being said, I think there are a lot of hair tools that work great! That’s why you always see me using a flat iron, Le Duo (from L’ange Hair), a curling iron, curling wand, the Le Volume (also from L’ange), etc. I love to have different looks all the time – that’s what I think is so fun about having short hair. The possibilities are truly endless for the looks you could create!

3. "Will that haircut work for me?"

One of the things I’m always sure to mention throughout my hair tutorials is I have fine hair. I’ll get a lot of thick-haired gals or curly-haired gals ask me if my hair cut will work on their hair type. My answer is YES, but when you speak to your stylist they might tell you that you need to go longer than the look I have because of the shape of your face. They also might tell you they need to do your layering or texturizing differently because of the texture of your hair. Usually someone with super fine hair needs to have hardly any layers because it will thin out the hair and make it appear even thinner. A person who has thicker hair can have layers but the stylist needs to make sure they do not pull the layer too short because it will sit differently within the hair itself and it will spring up since the hair isn’t as weighed down.

Your stylist NEEDS to have the knowledge behind cutting short hair and must be willing to change the hair cut based on your needs. Taking pictures and videos to your stylist is KEY. Finding an example of what you want on someone with your specific hair type as well is a bonus and can guide your stylist to understand what you want and the end result.

"FEED YOUR HAIR WHAT IT NEEDS."

I truly believe in this – you NEED to be able to understand what your hair needs in order to achieve whatever hair goals you have. I absolutely love teaching my audience tips and tricks for their hair and I want to be a resource for you. Here’s a couple things you can lean on from me:

1. My Current Hair Care Blog – I keep this updated constantly with my hair care favorites, go-to tools, and my current hair cut and color as well as details from behind the scenes. Make sure to check out the guidance I give there as it will keep you in the loop!

2. Understanding What Your Hair Needs – This was a LIVE I did on YouTube; I go over how to use hair products correctly for your hair type, thinking it through for what is your hair type, what problems you have with your hair, and how you can solve said problems with product to help maintain your hair in the long run is super important. Hair products need to be broken down to key things; placement of the products DOES matter as well. Remember, the use of your hair products needs to be broken down as if you have a combination hair type, just like with your skin. Always remember to feed your hair!

Decluttering for Smiles: Tips on Organizing Your Home & Mind

You may have heard me talk about “Decluttering for Smiles” whether on Instagram, Facebook, or my newsletters. What I mean by this is when we are intentional about decluttering certain areas of our lives, not only are we more organized, but our minds are more at ease, our anxiety is relieved…we smile more.

One area of your home that may need some decluttering TLC at the moment is your bathroom, specifically your countertops and drawers. That is why I’m sharing this with you, and you’ll understand more as you read this post. The item I’m sharing for your bathroom organization is truly a huge overall roll for so many of your needs.

It’s easy to throw all the things in the drawer and close it shut, items getting lost in the depths, maybe never to be seen again. Then, when it does come time to get ready, we open the drawer and are completely overwhelmed and that negative energy can carryover into our day. Not to mention, the time that’s wasted hunting and rummaging to find what you’re looking for. Does this sound familiar?

A few months back, I did a deep clean of my bathroom and I was introduced to these drawer organizers. They’ve helped simplify things so much! Again, you’ll see why I use these throughout my home now.

Let’s take action! Are you ready to start organizing?

1. Checking expiration dates is huge! Skincare and sunscreens don’t have a huge life span so using what we have and knowing expiration dates is important. Instead of buying a ton of different kinds, you can use me as a resource to help narrow products down. You can find a lot of my favs on my Current Hair Care & Sunscreen Guide blog posts (click the titles to be taken to each post).

2. Having a place for everything and everything in its place is huge. If there is no space for it, it does not belong. The organizers I shared above are crazy helpful in creating that space. I also have great deeper drawer ones if you’re needing more.

3. Create specific spaces for each category. If you don’t, you will forget that product even exists. Use a label maker, if needed, to help keep track of the areas.

4. Ditch the makeup bag in the drawer and go for more shallow organized container like the link I shared to organize in this newsletter. Those organizers make it so grabbing things doesn’t waste your time and you know exactly what you have, freeing your mind and space.

5. Bathroom hooks and a cabinet above the toilet are great ways to get things to have a space that makes sense. Have a robe? Hang it. Toilet items around the toilet? Put them in a cute case and on a shelf above the toilet.

Let's dive a little deeper.

Your makeup bag. Be honest – how is that thing looking? Is everything bursting at the seams or are you looking to expand? As some of you may already know, I’m a huge fan of Seint makeup because everything from your foundation, contour, and bronzer to your blush and eyeshadows get effortlessly organized and stored in one easy to use compact. Your makeup bag will be transformed!

Here are some of the ways Seint can help organize your makeup – they are ideas and items that truly step it up a NOTCH.

Magnetic Compacts

Seint has a variety of sizes and styles to best meet your needs. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, clicks right into place. These can easily be stored or travel with you anywhere. Having your foundations, contour, blush shades, and eyeshadows all in one place is a gamechanger. It will get you excited about doing your makeup and you can easily swap out shades for the season, keeping them fully customized. I also love that they have mirrors within them. The Demi palette and hard Isle palette have especially big mirrors making it easy to apply your makeup in other places than just the bathroom. These compacts are a great way to get organized with your makeup!

makeup case and travel bag

The makeup case is larger than you think and can hold everything from your compact, brushes, skincare, hair care, and more. It keeps it all in one easy to use space and since it has a firmer exterior, it holds up well in suitcases and carry on bags.

The travel bag is another great way to stay organized with your makeup. It can hold your IIID palettes, brushes, and some other essentials. It fits nicely into your bathroom drawer so you can just grab, put it on the counter, do what you need to do, then put it all away in one organized spot.

Simplify your makeup brushes.

There are a lot of benefits to using Seint, one being their brushes. These are hands down the BEST for applying cream foundation. And what makes them extra special and helps organize your makeup bag is the fact that they are DOUBLE ENDED. Two brushes in one with well thought out purposes to make your makeup game easier.

I needed to provide you with helpful information when it comes to brushes. So many people say to me that they already have brushes; usually the people who tell me this are the same people who have issues when working with a CREAM. When before, they were using a liquid or powder. It makes that big of a difference; they are completely different products even if they’re still known as “foundation.” It truly makes a difference in how and what the brush was made for. Here’s some tips to get to know your brushes and some of my favorite Seint brushes as well if you want some recommendations.

I hope you find this post helpful in beginning to organize and declutter any areas of your life you feel it’s needed. Believe in yourself and your abilities. Remember that every failure is an opportunity to learn and grow, and every obstacle is a chance to become stronger. Embrace the journey and trust that everything will work out in the end. You are capable of greatness, and the world is waiting for you to shine. So go out there and make your dreams a reality!

Birthday Favorites 2023

Tomorrow is my birthday! This year I wanted to do something fun with this newsletter. I always like to reflect (as you might have heard in my Instagram stories) and so with this, I wanted to reflect on some of the key products or things that really have changed my life ever since I started working in social media for my businesses.

Back in the day, I was a mom whose husband worked many hours a day. Some days I would only see him for two hours, he would come home and nap and then get back to work. At that point in life, I was in the midst of having babies and trying to be the most perfect housewife, putting a lot of pressures on myself. I made sure that every child was taken care of perfectly, packing Brady’s suitcases for him and ironing all of his clothes, doing all his laundry, and making sure there was food on the table all the time. I made sure I was fulfilling my wifely duties, not because Brady asked for it, but because that’s what I thought I needed to do. While in this time of life, (you may have heard me speak of this if you’ve seen me talk on social media) I used to not take off my make up nor would I wash my face because I didn’t feel like I was pretty without it. There were a lot of internal struggles going on in my life at this time.

You might have heard me talk about the time when Brady told me one day that I was a negative person and how much that pivotal moment influenced me to change my life. It was then that I started trying a new routine of waking up in the mornings and making it a priority to take in the sunrise; and finally to tell myself three positive things I noticed/am grateful for in that moment.

That was the first step I took to change my life. The other huge step was making fitness a habit. I wanted to do more than just work out; I was looking for a specific vision I had, and a goal I was putting my mind to. It took a lot of time and research to find someone for me. I had way more to work on than just fitness. But I knew if I could start working out and taking care of me, it would be my first step. You may not know this, but my mom suffered her first heart attack in her early 50s; following her attack, she suffered broken bones from the smallest instances. One of them was just by taking a step – there it went, her foot broke. I knew I needed to make a different path since our we share genetics and many health issues can be hereditary.

Jessie Hilgenberg & Jessie's Girls

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In comes Jessie Hilgenberg. This woman absolutely changed my life; not only was she a trainer not focused solely on weight loss like so many others, but she believed in overall health & not quick fad diets that jack up the body in other ways longterm. When I say she’s the real deal, massively down to earth and such an incredible human, I mean it. She’s one of the biggest pivotal people in my life to this day. When I say I’ve done all her plans, I promise I’ve done them ALL (I might have skipped prenatal). I mean, they are so so good, I’ve never wanted to venture to anyone else, even now YEARS down the road. So of course I had to share her with you.

 Make sure to use code JOCE10 when purchasing one of her fitness programs for a discount!

Seint Beauty (fka Maskcara Beauty)

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Can we take a second to recognize growth in the little things too? This photo is one of my very first I’d taken as I practiced taking flat lays back when I first joined Seint. It’s been a long time coming and when I look back, I can’t help but feel so proud of the growth there. Seint, known as “Maskcara” in 2017, catapulted my life! 

I had no idea how to work a business, grow a business, I just knew I needed something for myself in life. Brady was at a point he wasn’t as busy with life since he had just sold his company him and his bro worked so hard for. And I knew I had something I wanted to do for women. I was in a place with my fitness Instagram page where I’d want to have women take care of themselves and one of those ways was getting ready for the day. It was a purpose I had before “Maskcara” came into my life and it’s something to this day my heart dives in probably even deeper. And as I write this I tear up. 

I can’t even begin to tell you what it means to me to have Seint. I see so many people leave the companies they were with and truly “love” within Seint is so deep because of the problems it solves. And the problems are not skin deep. It’s deeper. Soulful deeper and it’s weird to find that within a makeup company, but when a makeup company SOLVES so many problems that isn’t just putting product on the face, you understand more why it’s a powerful product. 

My first reason for wanting the product was, I could take it on quick trips without overfilling my carry-on suitcase. Cause man! My makeup bag was huge. All those individual MAC eyeshadows and bottles were filling things up. Enter a tiny palette, remove the bag and have a small pencil bag for brushes and mascara and bam. 

That was my first problem solver and it grew from there. My heart is forever grateful for this makeup! It’s just makeup but yet it isn’t! It’s beauty that teaches beauty somehow from within. 

Seint Creme

Formerly known as Milk moisturizer when Seint was Maskcara, this stuff was literally sent from the heavens for me when I needed it most and didn’t even realize it. 

This picture includes my skin BEFORE the Seint creme, when I hadn’t done a single skin treatment, never had a facial, and for sure wasn’t taking care of my skin whatsoever. The transformation you see wasn’t just on the surface, although how insane is that glow up? Taking care of my skin was another big first step towards learning to take care of ME and while my skincare regimen has changed slightly over the years, the Seint creme is always near and dear to my heart and made a huge difference for my skin. I also love still that when I apply it to the troughs of my eyes in the morning, you can visibly see the magic within the cream and how hydrated and relaxed my skin becomes just by using a little bit.

CURE Gentle Exfoliator

The Seint Creme (Milk Moisturizer back in the day) was my first love. But this CURE was my next skin care love! I hadn’t exfoliated with anything like it before and still haven’t. This was that thing that I was mind blown over and it’s kind of fun to use. You don’t put it on your face with wet hands and wet face. After your face has been washed, and pretty much all dry, and your hands might be a tiny bit damp, you get a couple pumps and place it on your face and swirling around, moving it all over the face, and as you build up friction with movement from your hands, tiny pieces of skin will start to slough off. You’ll get more and more skin that beads up onto the face that is being softly exfoliated and separated from the skin. It’s gentle on the skin, not harsh at all and something that my sensitive skin loves. Love this stuff so much, I use it a couple times a week is all. 

Mindset and What Changed For Me

This 5 minute journal was one of the first things I bought when I made the decision to start working on my mindset. I knew I needed to change the way I looked at things but I didn’t know how and at the time, I didn’t want to spend much time working on it (to be clear, how I see mindset now is NOT how I saw it then). One tip I now know is when starting over, turning a new leaf, beginning again – have at it, and make sure you’re not overworking yourself so you don’t lose interest in it. 

One of the first books I read that focused on mindset was by Bobby Bones, “Fail Until You Don’t – Fight. Grind. Repeat.” Talk about coming from nothing and making life work out for him. The way he writes this book made me read it back to back, as in, I read it, and re-read it the day after I ended the book. I definitely was never a reader; I have now read more books in the last two years than I’ve read my entire life. So that’s saying something when I tell you I read it back to back.

Laneige Lip Mask

I still remember to this day being in my friends car and using this for the first time! I even tried other products but the way this stayed on my lips and made them feel protected I just loved it all so much! So here we are years later. A product I couldn’t stop using. My kids use it, gifting it has been a thing for me and stocking stuffers it’s always. It had to make the list of goodness that has a memory in my heart I don’t want to forget. 

The Special Steamer

As I look back at the growth in my life, even though I closed down my shop, I grew. I grew so much because of this boutique. When it started it was because I wanted to work hand in hand with other small businesses. My favorite part of the boutique was the small finds I’d add into the business. 

Back when I had my boutique active, Joce by Design, we were on the hunt for a solid steamer to make sure all the clothes used for modeling, photos, and more were always in tip top shape. (I was using a hand steamer one day and thought SURELY there has to be something better!) One of my assistants found this one and looking back, it was probably one of the best purchases I ever made for the boutique. GAME CHANGER! Even in my personal life. Many stories were shared around this steamer, not only between me and my assistants, but also with my own children. It proved to be more than just handy for work, but also for the whole family. It’s one part of the boutique that when I look at it, it floods back the memories. Now this pink little lady is kept in my closet and she’s still loved.

Simple Modern

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Simple Modern and I go way back – and I mean waaaay back. Back to when I was still up and coming in my social media business knowledge. They gave me a chance and understood my heart! That’s not an easy thing in social media, especially at the time. Companies would just want big “influencers” to work with and I was just a little fish. They’ve been a company I’ve loved working with, time and time again, for giveaways, events, and more. Not only do I value my relationship with their company, but I can’t count how many times I’ve given a tumbler from Simple Modern as a gift. They’re such good quality, have tons of unique design/color options, and they have something for every single age. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for our future collaborations!

Racquel Frisella & RFA Skincare Products

Even though Seints skincare had helped me so much,  and the Seint cream is a conquering favorite of all things for me – I needed more skincare and my skin took a super weird shift when my body went through some health issues. Enter Racquel. Where do I even begin with Racquel? I was recommended to her by a friend and now I recommend her to all my friends too – Racquel is truly the best of the best and the effort she puts in to make sure her skincare products are high quality doesn’t go unnoticed. From the Koji Pads to the face cleanser, my skin loves it all and the one on one client experience provided is priceless. She truly takes care of each of her clients and listens to their concern to thoroughly help them achieve the skin they deserve. She is one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met. She’s someone everyone needs to know and I love her soul! I love that she also works with people from all over as you can receive a free consultation with her online to discuss your skin concerns, needs, and what to expect.

Glazé Hair Lotion by L'ange

The Glaze is one of the very first products I ever used and noticed a huge change in my hair. It is by far one of my favorite products I’ve ever found for my hair and truly seen it work it’s magic. It’s also one of the first L’ange products I tried when I first became a L’ange affiliate and I’ve recommended it to hundreds if not thousands of women at this point for keeping their hair protected and soft. I’m currently unable to use it as it has sunflower oil and I’ve learned my body doesn’t quite tolerate sunflower oil but aside from that, it’s still one of my top favorite haircare products!

Tripole Mini Fan

This fan – it might seem like such a small and random item to share but it’s had significant meaning for me since I purchased it. When my anxiety really started to take a toll on my mental and physical health, and especially during Covid lockdowns, with all the change and chaos – keeping this on me at all times was a life saver. Having it close by to cool me down, help me breathe and just relax whether at home or even traveling (if you know me, you know the anxiety I struggle with when it comes to flying and traveling long distances) was truly a tiny blessing with big benefits. I like that this fan is rechargeable, fits easily in most purses/handbags, and it’s powerful!

I know a lot of these are products one might ask why I’d include them in this sort of blog, but I wanted to share the stories behind why these products have become favorites and not just because they “work well” but because they came into my life at pivotal moments. Thank you for being on this journey with me and if you read it all the way through to the end, you’re amazing because I know it was a bit of a read. Have you ever tried any of these products? If so, let me know in the comments what’s been a gamechanger for you – I want to hear about it!

As always, if you have any questions remember that I’m always here and just an email away. You can reach me at fitmissionmakeup@gmail.com and if you’re ever in need of any visual guidance, I have plenty of tutorials and videos on my YouTube Channel (click HERE to check it out), Facebook (click HERE to check it out) or Instagram (click HERE to check it out). I’d love to connect with you – thank you again for being here! 

xoxo

Gift Bundle Ideas 2023

My love language is gifting and not just any gift, but those that are tried and true by me. I love to give the things I love and in that I’m literally sharing the love with others – below is a guide of great gift box/bundle items that could easily be paired together to create your own custom gift box for someone you love too. Whether it’s a gift for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, a new graduate, etc. these are all gifts that you can’t go wrong with – take a look!

Below you will find a numbered list. They are numbered so you know what link goes with what picture but also so you can create your own basket with ease. Below you will also find a numbered guide of some bundle ideas you could piece together for others. These are just ideas though – the sky is the limit! I wanted you to be able to mix and match however you want and for what suits you or your peoples’ needs.

Here are a few examples of gift bundles/baskets you could easily create whether it’s for Mothers Day, a birthday, or simply just because you want to do something special for someone you love. These are favorites of my own that I truly feel you and your people would love as well and make for some of the most thoughtful gifts – what bundle would you create for someone?

Speaking of mixing and matching, one of the number one things I’m being asked about right now is eyeshadow combinations. It dawned on me that I actually use a lot of the same colors but sometimes I wear them differently each time. Check out these ideas below and I made sure to link all the colors in one palette under the looks so keep scrolling for those details!

eyeshadow bundles

One of the best things about shopping online with Seint is if I give you an eyeshadow palette with all the colors in it already, you can still customize it based on what’s in your personal inventory. So if there are any colors you see that you already have in your current collection, you can remove them from the palette so you don’t get any duplicates or replace them with another color you’d like to try. Below is the link to shop the palette with all the colors from these looks included!

You might wonder why I paired gift bundles and eyeshadows together in a blog post and part of it is gift giving is one of my love languages and I love sharing the things I love with those I love. But another is that eyeshadows give you the chance to tell your own story each day, to INTENTIONALLY show a piece of who you are! I hope you’re able to pull some great ideas from the guide above and gift more intentionally and thoughtfully, but I also hope you feel inspired to be creative and truly show yourself through the eyes you can create. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, so don’t be afraid to intentionally show off how beautiful yours is!

Holiday Gift Guide 2022

gift guides 2022

Gifts for Everyone!

All these gift guides 2022 have been carefully curated and thought out for you this holiday season! I’ve put together some of my favorites, my family’s favorites, suggestions from friends, some great finds, and so much more throughout these guides. This year’s blog also includes a gift guide for stocking stuffers because I just had so many favorite smaller gadgets & gizmos that would make for many more great holiday gifts! Keep scrolling for ideas to shop for her, for him, for the teens, for the kids, and everyone else on your list this Christmas!

Gifts for Her 2022

Gift Guides 2022

Adjusting to Changes: Hair, Skin, & Nails

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

Change is Coming...

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

The weather is changing and depending on where you live, your hair, skin, and nails are probably feeling those changes now. It’s time to listen to your body! Nights are growing colder and the mornings are getting frostier as the days go by, which can feel brutal on our hair and skincare, especially.

Changes in the weather mean changes at home and also changes in your body. You don’t need to wonder when or how either because your body will literally show you what’s going on with it! As it grows cooler your hair and skincare may start to show you what’s happening by becoming drier, itchy, etc. You might experience worsening rosacea, acne, and other skin irritability on your face and/or scalp. Winter hair & skin issues may be inevitable but they are still preventable!

As the weather gets colder, drier, & more harsh, our hair, skin, and nails are in need of lots of extra TLC! The extra layers, turned up heaters, and cold air/winds outdoors can all be contributing factors to unwanted changes elsewhere. Sometimes all that is needed is an easy adjustment in adding a step or two to your regular hair and/or skincare routine. You may even need to implement a new product for the season to keep things balanced.

Listen to Your Body!

I recently had the opportunity to go LIVE on Instagram with my good friend and amazing esthetician, Racquel Frisella. I came across Racquel after seeing a friend and noticing how incredible her skin looked – who doesn’t want great skin?! From there, I got in touch with her and she gave me a free skin consultation (similar to how I do free color matches to Seint makeup) which led to where I’m at now. I love the products Racquel has recommended for me and I’ve seen such a huge change in my skin – it all came down to finding the right skincare routine and products for me. If you missed the LIVE, make sure to watch it below for some solid tips regarding skincare and hydration as well as what to expect in your hair, skin, and nails as winter creeps in.

The following are products either mentioned during the LIVE  or products that I believe are a great place to begin with Racquel’s skincare products!

HA Peptide Serum | Face Oil & Cleanser | Gentle Cream Cleanser | Radiant Vitamin C Serum | Growth Factor Serum | Lux Pads | Koji-C Pads

Expectations, Solutions, & Hydration

One of the biggest culprits to unhappy skin as the weather changes is lack of hydration. All that harsh cold winter air and lower humidity can cause your skin to try to make up for the lack of moisture. Your skin will do this by either overproducing more oil to hydrate the surface or it could become flaky/prone to inflammation. 

Hydration Tip (for body): Apply moisturizer IMMEDIATELY upon stepping out of the shower and towel/pat dry – your skin may be a little damp still but the level of hydration you get is night and day difference from applying to dry skin. I’ve been doing this with my Aveeno body lotion and wow has my skin been hydrated longer thanks to it. Try it out! 

Hydration Tip (for your face): You might instinctually reach for your exfoliator when you start to notice the dryness, inflammation, or redness. Let me STOP you there! Ask yourself, “When was the last time I exfoliated?” Now is the time to reflect rather than react quickly & it is the prime time to focus more on hydration! If you don’t use a Hyaluronic Acid of some sort, below is one of my favorites by Racquel Frisella, her HA Peptide Serum. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the easiest ways to start adding more hydration to the skin; to read more about the benefits of HA, click here.

Don’t forget to give the rest of your hair & skin extra TLC, not just the skin on your face! Below are a few lotions and potions I use, especially in the wintertime, for any dry hands or cracked skin on my body. These are also great to keep handy next to your bed or to take on the go for those hands! If you’re loving what you currently use for your hair, but you’re finding it could use a little more love, incorporate a hydrating hair masque to your shower routine. Whether it’s a homemade masque or your favorite one from the salon/shop, nourish those locks as much as your skin. Make sure to drink lots of water and if your hair is just feeling dull, spruce things up with a hydrating oil. I linked a couple that I love below as well!

 

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