This lovely lady is my momma. I'm a little emotional writing this post because I 've been wanting to do this makeover with my mom for a long time. She is one of those women who is selfless. She is the master of the 5 minute shower, watching my kiddos at a drop of a hat, pushing her strength to help a friend in need and always having hot homemade wheat bread ready for my dad when he comes home.
Man! what big shoes I have to fill! :)
My mother is amazing and BEAUTIFUL inside and out. She has always wanted to know what to do with makeup but was never taught. Her worst fear was that she would "look like a rag doll." I finally was able to convince her that I would keep it simple and I would NEVER change her natural beauty.
This makeover is not as dramatic as ones I've done in the past but that's because it wasn't meant to be dramatic. The purpose was to make small and simple changes, bring out her best features and still help her feel like her BEST self. My mother hasn't worn makeup in 20 plus years. Yes you read that right and I was going to do whatever it took to help her feel comfortable AND beautiful.
Skin is the largest organ in the body and worthwhile taking care of. Not having an adequate diet contributes to your skin's appearance in multiple ways. One of the main ways food helps skin is in restoring elasticity which gives it a more supple look.
Vitamin A is certainly one of those power foods, and it comes from a variety of sources. Carrots, apricots, nectarines, sweet potatoes, egg yolks, even some green things like spinach and broccoli are a great source of vitamin A.
Vitamin D - You can get vitamin D from fortified foods like orange juice and milk. Research is showing that the lowly mushroom is also packed with vitamin D.
Vitamin C is critical for wound repair, for any type of tissue maintenance, and that applies to your skin. Tomatoes, citrus, kiwi -- they're all great sources.
NEWS FLASH: Calcium can't build bone if you're not getting enough protein. As a general rule, between 10 percent and 15 percent of your total calories should come from protein. So, if you consume 2,000 calories per day, at least 200 should come from protein, or about 50 grams. Other foods high in Protein: Turkey Breast, Chicken Breast, Fish, Mozzarella (non-fat) cheese, Pork Loin and Tofu
My mom uses them for a variety of things but when it comes to her face, she mixes the Coconut Oil and Lavender Oil and puts it all over her face daily.
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Prepare your eyes with a neutral primer that will create a more even, smooth base for your makeup. Put on your eye shadow BEFORE your eye liner. This will help the liner stay in place and prevent that smudging that could make your eyes look messy.