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Strut Your Runway of Life

There is no better way to feel than feeling your best. When you feel your best, it makes your day go great! It is best to have an early start to set the tone and flow of your day. If you start it off rushing or slow poking around, it will show in your day. I personally start my mornings with a good bath or shower, using a rejuvenating bath wash and making sure I moisture really good afterwards. A hot cup of tea or coffee and relaxing in a quiet room. During this time, focus on gathering your thoughts and meditate on how you want to present your day. Ask God for guidance, instructions and sit in silence to listen. This helps to set your daily energy and that energy will attract the same energy you put out in to the world. After your moment in silence, indulge in a refreshing breakfast such as a smoothie, fruit, eggs or a bowl of cereal and fresh juice. Now that you have your mental and physical feeding, it's time to get #cute.

Get ready to strut your runway of life and present your self in a way people will look up to you.Whether you are headed out or staying home this prepares your day. I call it setting your day tone. It definitely has an effect on how people treat you and how you treat others. I start with a basic cleaning and makeup routine. The outcome really depends on your day plan, but a basic routine is an all day look and it works day or night. After your facial cleaning, using Mirabella's Moisturizing facial cleanse, and Mirabella's Skin Toner, apply a light moisturizer to make sure your skin stays hydrated under your makeup. Mirabella's Renew Age Defying Daily Moisturizer, is light and leaves your skin soft. Apply concealer on any areas of your face that have blemishes. I recommend Mirabella's Twice as pretty concealer. It has plenty of moisturizing agents and matches every complexion perfectly. We all know having pretty detailed eyebrows is a plus and its the first area people look at when they see your face. I suggest using a mascara first to brush the brow and to start your natural shaping. Then use your brow pencil to lightly fill in your brow. When shaping your brow start at the the beginning of your eye and end it at the end of your brow bone. Apply mascara to your lashes for darker fuller lashes or for a day out add a pair of lashes like Mirabella's Mink Effect Lashes. This lash kit includes a magic marker liner to give your eye a more dramatic look. Apply a small amount of liner for day and a deeper line for night. Eye shadow adds color to your face a natural color eye shadow that has colors such as champagne, gold, peach, rose or plum to wear with any outfit you choose for the day. Apply a shiny gloss or lip color moisturizer and get ready for hair.

I like to do my hair after the makeup to give a little direction on how I want to style my hair. I am a hair stylist and hair is a very important step to me. I am a advocate of healthy beauty hair and I say when you love on your hair, it will love you back. Start by always applying a daily moisturizer , this step is key to your morning hair routine. It determines your final look and how manageable your hair will be throughout the day. Comb and/or brush your hair, if straightening or curling use medium heat. If you want to know more about trying different styles at home check back for more posts.

I truly know when we feel great a huge part of it is how we start our day, how we take the time to prepare ourselves and how we present ourselves to the world. I believe we are all lights and when our light is shining bright, we ignite someone else's light. The confident and positive energy comes from how we start our day, use these practices in your daily morning routine. Try some of the recommended beauty products I listed above. Shop StarStylez Boutique for fashion to help you strut your runway of life and enjoy 30% off with the code: Springtime. Until I post again , Have a great week and share this post. Sharing is caring!

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I know most of use like to go to the salon and let a professional shampoo, condition and style our hair. What do you do or use when you can't get to your favorite stylist. I highly recommend asking your stylist her favorite products. She/he knows your hair and would most likely recommend products based on your

texture and condition. They will make suggestions according to whether your hair is color treated,relaxed or natural. All these things should be taken into consideration when you choose the products to use on your hair. For example, if you have a relaxer and you have color, I would suggest you use a color treated moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. This type of shampoo has lots of moisturizing agents such as oils and creams. These ingredients penetrates into the hair shaft to quiche the thirst your hair will have due to hair color and relaxers drying the hair out. Once you have found the right shampoo and conditioner you would then focus on styling products. What are styling products? Styling products are products that assist with holding and maintaining the style you want to achieve. If you have short hair you would purchase a cream press to give shine and hold when you curl your hair. If you have natural hair you would want to see your curls more define and bouncy. I recommend you purchase some soft holding gel or lotion that is wet in consistency and doesn't have alcohol in the ingredients. Alcohol dries the hair and with natural hair as it dries you still want to see shine and softness with lots of manageability. When styling your hair determine if you would be choosing a wet set which includes some type of roller, a sleek style or a style with body using a flat iron or a curly style using a curling iron. I suggest to use a nice holding setting lotion or mouse to set the hair prior to styling to help the style last longer. When styling your hair take your time. make small section when flat ironing or curling your hair and use finishing products such as a holding spray or spritz for a more firmer hold. Always wrap your hair at night to trap in moisture and use a small size of moisturizer before bed. I always say if you love on your hair it will love you back.

Her are some of my recommended hair care products you can purchase online.

By Starsha Gaines, Beauty Expert/ Salon Owner

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