I admire many classic, beautiful items, but I would never spend $4,200 on a handbag. This one was only $59.95. I carry it often because it looks as great with a jean jacket as it does with a dressy look to go out to dinner. That’s the beauty of classic items. They can be worn daily for years, and they still look elegant.
I have learned to adjust my taste to my budget. If you see something you like but it is out of your price range, look for something similar. The items I wear most often and feel most comfortable in are based on timeless classics. If you stood in my closet, you might say, “Well, this is boring!” The magic happens with accessories. Wearing well made, simple clothing in neutral colors and adding a few carefully chosen accessories for the finishing touch keeps my look attractive, up to date, and appropriate.
These are such fun, trendy sunglasses. They are very comfortable, and at $19.95, I can sport the trend for a while. The version I saw on someone else whose style I admire was $425 here. Spend the bulk of your budget on the best basics you can find and not too much on the trendy things you want to have fun with. Adding a trendy item to your look keeps you current and spices things up a bit. Too many trends at once make it look like we are trying too hard.
My hair is much straighter in the dry winter air, so I get a trim more often in the winter to keep it looking fresh. The cut I have now is a slightly stacked inverted bob, which means it is shorter and a bit layered in the back. I pick it out into the shape I want and let it air dry after using the Volume & Shape Collection from Beautycounter. If you have curly hair like me, you know that brushing it or combing it too much takes the curl out.
I have been so pleased with the Beautycounter line that I have not purchased anything else since I started using it last summer. This means this is the first winter I have been using the products. Many of you write to ask about my skin and what foundation I am wearing. If I wear a foundation, it is the Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage #2 (Light). It is never heavy on my skin because it is a tinted moisturizer.
The Nourishing line is an excellent line for most skin types. The Nourishing Cream Exfoliator is something I won’t be without at this time of the year. My dry skin gets flaky and not so pretty in cold, dry air. Flakiness shows even more when I put on foundation, so I mostly skip it in winter. I have not worn face powder in years.
First, I cleanse and exfoliate, then use moisturizer. I have come to appreciate the Brightening Facial Oil more than any product I have ever used. It makes the skin so soft and healthy-looking. I follow that with Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion.
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The most crucial beauty or style tips I can offer you would be to eat whole natural foods, drink lots of clean water and get a good night’s sleep. Those are my top priorities every day. You can find all my favorite recipes and more here on my old blog.