I was on my way to wash my car and run a few other domestic errands when I wore this ultra-casual look. Our high temperatures are barely reaching the eighties here this week, so I had to wear a light jacket on my morning walk.
My shirt is a size large. I bought it here. The white ankle length jeans are here. The shoes are here. A similar bag is here. A similar watch is here.
A couple of times a month, I fill the tank, clean the wheels, dust, and vacuum the inside. My car is a 2007 model, but it gets regular service, and I take care of it so that, hopefully, it will last for a few more years.
I’ve found that when you take a little extra care with your possessions, they last much longer and continue to look new. I have the same attitude about skincare and makeup. Sunscreen and twice-daily cleansing are a priority. However, as I age, skincare has become much more important than makeup. (I’ll turn sixty-five in a few days.)
Even when staying home or doing chores, I never skip the twice-daily cleansing and routinely put on a bit of eye makeup. My skincare routine is here. My sun protection products are here. My hair care products are here.
My everyday makeup routine starts with the Color Outline Eye Pencil in black here. I apply it into and over the top lash line only. I never extend the color all the way to the corners. A good rule to follow is to stop where your lashes stop. The brow sculpting pencil in grey is here. Use a very light touch and aim for a natural shape that mimics your upper lash line. (Not too arched or dark.) The eye shadow color is ‘Cocoa’ here. Use a little on the center part of the lid; blend a lot.
The new mascara from Beautycounter here gives the most natural looking lashes ever. It doesn’t clump, flake or smudge. Combing through the lashes with the Tweezerman comb here helps to seperate them. Instant Eye Makeup Remover is here.
I use these products for everyday casual looks, and it takes me about five minutes from start to finish. I rarely wear blush or foundation, but I sometimes wear lip color. So this is a tube I keep in my bag. It is the color Orchid here.
The ritual of taking care of our skin is one part of looking and feeling our best. As you know, what we eat plays a massive role in overall health. I don’t eat meat, and I avoid sugar, bread, cheese, and all processed food products. Mostly I enjoy a variety of fresh vegetables and drink a lot of water all day. Two small meals early in the day are enough for my level of activity, including a couple of brisk walks every day. I’m working on not sitting so much. It’s terrible for our circulation, so I often get up from my desk, stretch, and walk around for a few minutes.
Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t.
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