With July coming to an almost rapid close, it is time to start preparing for back to school, and various Fall adventures. Before we break out the boots, jeans, sweaters and hoodies, I want to remind you to enjoy the remainder of the month of July but also enjoy all that August has to offer. July is a very hard month for me and with a very good friend of mine going into major surgery tomorrow morning, I am reminded yet again that life is just too damn short. One minute you are here complaining because they forgot to add cheese the next you are laid up in a pine box. Don’t let any moment go by without sharing your joy, love, concern for others.
It’s not too late to rock that bikini, work hard to run that 5k or ask that cute guy out who you work with. Dive into the possible and expand your expectations.
All hail seductive carrot.
With enough squats, you two can have thighs just like this carrot (ha!).
It’s the little things that mean the most. Meow.
For those brave enough to wear full face of makeup in this nasty weather I commend you. For everyone else, here is a quick tip on looking fresh even if you aren’t feeling fresh.
Face: Cleanse twice a day with a very mild cleaner. Getting some cold water on the back of your neck will help cool you down as well. Hold off on the foundation and everything else since it’s so warm (unless you are in the AC all day). The heat is only making you sweat which means your makeup is clogging your pores even easier. This time of year, let your skin breathe.
Eyes: Hold off on the mascara and eye liner and shadow. My liner (even the waterproof stuff) runs into my eyes on hot days like this. It’s annoying and pointless.
Lips: You lipstick is going to crack and come off faster due to how much more water you are drinking due to the heat. Stock up on some lip stuff with SPF in it or use Vaseline. I swear by that stuff and always have a small jar of it in my bag. It keeps your lips extra smooth for smiles and kisses.
Hair: Throw it into a bun. Invest in some cute accessories from the dollar store but put it up and get it off your neck. Headbands, clips, pins – you name it, try it! For those ladies with short hair, rock those awesome accessories while us with long hair look at you with envy for the next 2 months. I will be back to styled, shiny hair in no time. I can barely wait!
Stay cool, drink plenty of water and go easy on the booze. Never forget to be you, and rock your natural beauty!