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Oh Instagram…Why you gotta be like that….

So if you’re on Instagram… they have decided to switch up how your picture feed comes through. I’m not exactly sure of the specifics…but the images are no longer presented in chronological order. From what I’ve read- Instagram will now “choose” what pictures you see based on how many likes a page or a picture has. That’s awesome for Kim K but for the little IGer’s out there… it probably means you won’t see our posts.

BUT!

There is a solution.

You can follow the easy steps outlined in the picture below:

Go to the 3 little dots on the @LookinGoodGirl44 page and click on them! Next, when the choices pop up at the bottom…. click on “Turn on Notifications!”

It’s as easy as that! And if anything… do it for Ryan! He wants you to be adding Beauty into your Everyday Life too.

Turn on Instagram Notifications - Lookin Good Girl @lookingoodgirl44

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Where can you find Lookin’ Good Girl??

Are you on Facebook or Instagram?? If so.. come follow Lookin’ Good Girl! There’s a Facebook page: Lookin’ Good Girl FB (make sure to “Like” the page and few of the posts so you’ll see it in your newsfeed) and an Instagram Account: @LookinGoodGirl44.

You can get daily doses of all things related to Beauty, Skincare, Makeup and updates on all special sales events with Apriori Beauty.

 

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Pucker Up…. It’s Winter Time Lip Care…..

Winter has finally arrived here in New England and we have been having some frigid temperatures the past week or so. I went to my weekly 5:30 AM workout class a few days ago and it was 15 degrees when I started my car. *Ick*  (I actually  thought about how many extra calories I burned by shivering for 10 minutes as the car warmed up!). Fast forward a few more cold days with some wind added into the mix and my lips are suffering!

What prompted this post was that my lips actually started to hurt when I ate my dinner tonight and I realized it was time to do some research!

After looking at a couple of different sources…I realized:  I hadn’t put moisturizer on my lips in almost 4 days because I lost my favorite lip balm in my bathroom. My water consumption has been noticeably reduced since last week (no good for several reasons!)  and while at the same time I’ve been upping my game when it comes to salty and spicy foods.

So here are 4 quick tips for protecting your lovely lips during the colder weather months.

1) Go out and get yourself some lip balms and stick them in every jacket pocket, your purse and the car. Make it a priority to be using them multiple times a day. I have one from Kiss My Face that has SPF 15 (winning!) and has ingredients I know are safe! Do not go days without using your lip balm. #DoAsISay #NotAsIveDone

2) Get your water bottle(s) out and drink up! It’s good for your lips AND good for your skin because you’re much better hydrated. I have an app on my phone where I can track how much water I drink in a day and it can be very helpful to see how much I’ve consumed (or have not consumed).

3) I use my Apriori Eye + Lip Eraser every day and night but after having freezing temperatures and super windy days… I’ll be bringing out the coconut oil as a nightly treatment. I keep a jar in my bathroom ( I use it to remove excess eye makeup) and at the end of my face washing and teeth brushing… I’ll apply some of the oil all over my lips! *MUAH*

4) Spicy foods, salty foods and caffeine can all dry your lips out!  I drink coffee and I douse a lot of my food with hot sauce. Am I going to stop doing this entirely. Nope- not a chance! However, knowing that my Starbucks and Crystal’s Louisiana Hot Sauce can be contributing factors to my lips screeching with pain when I eat…. I’ll be at least reducing my intake for a while.

And there you have it! 4 quick and easy tips to take care of your beautiful lips while Old Man Winter has in sight for a few more months!

Lookin Good Girl Winter Lip care

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3 Quick Skincare Tips for those Swimmers…..

Most Sunday evenings during the Fall and Winter…I’m at the pool on Sunday nights. Its one of my favorite places to be!

However, often times after the swim session my skin can feel pretty dry.  This is not uncommon because the Chlorine in the water can strip away important oils and messes with a layer of our skin called the Acid Mantle . (Check out that quick read on why the Acid Mantle is so important)

I thought I would share 3 quick skincare tips for all those swimmers out there!

1) Don’t skip that pre-swim rinse!

By taking that quick shower before you jump in the pool…you are helping to re-hydrate the top layer of your skin. Which means it’s less likely to drink up that chlorinated water.

2) Wash your pretty Face with lukewarm water right after you get out! 

This is super importante! Why? Because if you jump right into a HOT shower…. you are opening up your pores and any chlorine left on your face… gets to seep right in!! Which is Not where we want it to go. If you can’t stand a cool or lukewarm shower; wash your face before you get in and wash up. And make sure you use a gentle cleanser. I recommend Apriori’s Creme Cleanse because it actually protects the Acid Mantle portion of your skin. Save your exfoliating face washes for another time.

3) Apply that moisturizer real quick.

Once you’ve washed your face in lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser, make sure you put your moisturizer on. You might need an extra amount or may have to reapply later on as your skin soaks it up. If you skin tolerates it… coconut oil is another great option to use as well!

 

Chlorine can do quite the number on your skin but by consistently using these quick tips… you can do your skin a huge favor in taking good care of it.

 

Swimmers

 

 

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Make mine a Serum and Tonic….

For all of February Apriori Beauty is offering a special on one of my favorite skincare products sets.

This is a quick post on what it  includes; the Firming Complex Serum and the Activating Tonic. Two products that I personally use everyday.

The Firming Complex is a lightweight, yet super powerful serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Activating Tonic is this amazing skincare product that contains a mushroom extract that helps the skin retain moisture and improves the absorption of the Firming Complex. It also has anti-inflammatory and skin conditioning properties. You can check a short post I did here: Activating Tonic

As a quick guide to using this skincare set: 

1) First cleanse your face.

2) Apply a small amount of Activating Tonic while your skin is still slightly wet (this actually allows that little mushroom extract to do its job).

3) Apply 1-2 small pumps of the Firming Complex to your face and bring any leftover product down to your neck.

For more information on each products and their amazing skincare benefits you can check them out on the Apriori Website: Firming Complex and Activating Tonic 

To access the special; register as a client (which is free!) and order the special set here: Activate +Firm Set #260

Firming Complex Set

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The Quick Guide to removing Halloween Make-up

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! This is one of my favorite holidays and I hope everyone has a safe and fun time tonight trick or treating! If you’re planning on dressing up and putting on some Halloween Make-up check out these super quick tips for removing it later on after you get home.

1. This probably seems obvious…but I’m gonna say it anyway… YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR HALLOWEEN MAKE-UP OFF… do not go to bed with it on. Otherwise, let’s just plan next week on seeing the coming attraction called “Zit Pit City”….starring the girl who slept in her costume make-up. Your skin needs to be able to breathe and recover from your take on being a Walking Dead Zombie.

2. When it’s time to retire for the night… try taking off most of the make-up with a gentle cleanser and warm water. This will probably not get everything off…but you want to start here and then move on to an oil-based product.  Grab your coconut oil or another oil based cleanser and start applying a little bit at a time to get things moving. You might need a soft wash cloth or hand towel to remove everything.

3. Whatever you do… DO NOT scrub your face as if you need the process done in 20 seconds. It probably took a while to put the makeup on… so give it a while to come off. Be gentle with your skin.

4. If you have a Night Cream you love…make sure to apply it to help with the recovery process! If you don’t, make sure you do use some sort of moisturizer that will be nourishing to your skin.

5. Plan on giving your skin some extra TLC tomorrow and the next day. It might be a little dry or irritated and it would be the perfect time for a DIY Facial.

 

Quick Tips for Halloween Make-up

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July’s Amazing Offer to join Apriori Beauty!

For the month of July Apriori Beauty is offering a wonderful opportunity to join the company as a new consultant.

For each new consultant that registers and adds a Full Sized Celloxylin Set or an All-In-One Set to their first order; the $79 Starter Kit fee will be dropped to $49 AND you get free shipping. And the other awesome part of this is that the following week you’ll receive your Consultant Commission on the products you ordered and you actually end up getting back your $49 fee (plus a little extra). So this means… that when you register as a new consultant and place your order with one of the two sets…. all new consultants are pretty much getting to start their business for free this month! Which is amazing.

If you’re not sure if becoming a consultant is right for you consider some of the following perks:

  • There is convenient online ordering 24/7|365
  • There are always 20% savings on monthly specials and Autoship offers
  • Consultants receive 20-30% rebate on personal purchases and 20-30% commission on Client purchases — which are paid weekly
  • You receive your own Consultant website — free with registration. Which means you can have clients from all across the country place orders through your site.
  • You gain access to the Consultant Back Office — which includes training, tools, reports, resources, information, community and more to support your business-building efforts
  • There is no monthly minimum order requirement and you don’t have to take on any backstock (unless you choose too).
  • You remain an “Active Consultant” when you reach $150 in total sales once every 3 months (which is SUPER easy). Total sales includes what you order for yourself and what your clients order and it only needs to be $150 between everyone.
  • When you purchase one of the two sets mentioned above you are automatically considered active because you met the $150 sales total.  Each one of the sets is something that all Apriori Consultants can use for either their personal products or to use as business tools to sample their clients and showcase the product lines we offer.
  • Consultants also get to be part of the Apriori Beauty community and can feel 100% confident in the integrity of the business itself.

If you have more questions please feel free to email me at eastcoast.beauty at hotmail.com or message the Lookin Good Girl Facebook page

And definitely check out all of the information on Apriori’s website….  Become a Consultant

Apriori Beauty is an amazing company, lead by amazing women and this month is the perfect time to join!

Some of the amazing Ladies I've met by having my Apriori Beauty Business

Some of the amazing Ladies I’ve met by having my Apriori Beauty Business

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Lookin Good Girl …. 4 Step Facial

This week’s post is how to create an at home facial using your favorite Apriori products. While I am a big fan of going to your favorite Esthetician to get a treatment… in between sessions you can easily create a special treat for yourself. This 4 step system could easily be done Sunday night while you’re savoring the last bit of your weekend.

Step 1: Gently cleanse your face with the Creme Cleanse; applying a light pressure to your face with your fingertips. Take a dime sized amount, add water and apply to your face that has been splashed with warm water. With your fingers go up and around your eyes, under you cheekbones and make small circles on your forehead. Once it appears that you skin has been thoroughly cleansed, use warm water or a warm wash cloth to gently remove any remaining cleanser. 

Creme Cleanse Facial

 

Step 2: Next Exfoliate your beautiful face with Apriori’s Acid Peel. Using the highest active levels possible without a prescription, the Acid Peel uses Glycolic and Lactic Acids to provide a deep exfoliation for your beautiful face. It can be applied with your fingers and then removed with a gentle rolling action once it has set up a bit (or it can be gently removed with lukewarm water)

 

Acid Peel Facial

 

Step 3: Just like your favorite skincare specialist applies a treatment mask after she has exfoliated your skin, you can do the same with a light application of the Firming Complex. This nutrient rich serum is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin; providing excellent collagen and elastin support. And because you’ve just exfoliated away old dead skin cells with the Acid Peel, the Firming Complex will be even more readily absorbed!

 

Firming Complex Facial

 

 Step 4: The last step for your Sunday night Self-Care Facial is a light application of the Night Repair 3-Deep Night Cream. This cream is formulated to help with the natural water loss we experience overnight; helping retain moisture in your skin so you wake up looking refreshed. A few pumps and you can gently massage the night cream over your entire face, neck and décolleté ( in this case… your upper chest, just below your neck)

 

Night Repair Facial

 

 And there you have a 4 Step Facial that can easily be incorporated into your Sunday Night routine that will have you lookin’ good for the upcoming week. 

4 Step Facial

 

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Old Man Winter and your skin

Here in the Northeast we are in full swing of cold temperatures and windy days. Mix the two and you have a lovely combination to create windburned, dried out skin that makes you wish warmer days were just around the corner. You add in sitting by a warm fire or cranking up the thermostat and you’re fending off flaky, dry skin from every which direction.

However, even if you don’t live in the Northeast, this time of year can still lend itself to drier skin that needs some extra attention.

If your skin looks and feels like its freaking out because of the colder temps and dryer elements; here a couple of things you can do to show it some love.

1. Moisturize more. Sounds ultra simple but you might not have changed your skincare routine from what you do in the Summer or even the Fall. If your skin is drying out… use extra moisturizer either in the morning or at night. Or try a heavier moisturizer until Spring time.

2. Add some Jojoba Oil into the mix. Jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba)  is an oil that most closely mimics our body’s natural oils.  Your favorite moisturizer + 5-6 drops of jojoba oil = Super Moisturizer! The oil helps reduce flakiness and is okay to use even if you have oily skin.

3. Jump out of the shower and slather on your favorite lotion. Right when you get out of the tub, lightly towel off and start putting your moisturizers/lotions on. At this time your skin is primed to receive moisture.

4. Don’t forget to exfoliate! Exfoliating helps remove dead skincells and encourage new, fresh cells to emerge. These fresh cells are much more receptive to absorbing moisturizers and lotions. Apriori’s Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub is an excellent exfoliant that can be used on your face and your body. Check it out here: Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub

And of course if you need additional skincare support for your beautiful face you can reach me at eastcoast.beauty at hotmail.com for a individualized skincare consult.

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Cleaning Your Make-up Brushes….

Although at first glance you might wonder what Make-Up Brushes have to do with Skincare….. let me explain.

What happens if you never (ever) wash your make-up brushes??

Tiny bits of dirt, oil, make-up, dead skin cells and sometimes bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. Which means as your applying your favorite NARS blush, you’re sweeping a lovely combination of all these things across your skin. If it’s been six months since you washed your brushes (or NEVER), you’re sweeping six months worth of old junky, yucky particles across your beautiful face. Which is a great way to promote breakouts and clogged pores! (That’s where the skincare piece comes in…..)

Hey, Beth… I love that blush you have on! What is it?”

Oh, thanks!!….it’s called “Breakout City” a unique blend of oil, bacteria and 12 months worth of make-up pigment from my other blushes“.

I’ve seen recommendations to clean your brushes every two weeks up to once a month. I go with at least once a month because every two weeks seems like an overwhelming commitment I’m not ready for. I mean I’ve talked about this with a professional and I decided that I’m just not ready for that level of commitment..and that’s where I am today in my Life. I’m okay with washing my brushes once a month and my the brushes will be okay. I’m okay, they’re okay….. everything will be okay with a little make-up brush tubby once every 30 days.

You do what’s right for you…. but just make sure you do it! Set a reminder on your phone, write it on the calendar, put a note in your make-up bag….. It’s just important to actually be doing it on a regular basis.

So….. the next question might be… “How do I clean the brushes?”.

Here are 5 easy steps to taking caring for your brushes. 

You can buy make-up brush cleaner or you can take baby shampoo or a very gentle regular shampoo and get the job done.

Step 1: Take a very small amount of the shampoo and mix it in with warm water

Step 2: Pointing the brushes down dip the bristles into the soapy water. It’s important to keep the bristles pointed down so that water doesn’t get into the part where they connect with the handle (this can loosen the glue that holds the pieces together orrrrr create a place for bacteria to grow).

Step 3: Gently (GENTLY) rub the bristles in the soapy water … you’ll see the old make-up coming out and will change the color of the water.

Step 4: Pointing the brush down… let water run over the brushes until the water becomes clear. You may need to repeat step 3 but just do so until the water runs clear after it has gone through the bristles.

Step 5: Lightly pat down the brush with a paper towel or cloth and lay flat to dry.

 

I prefer doing this at night so they brushes have a longer time to dry but that’s just me. **Side note**… They don’t have to be completely dry to use them again.

As you see below, these are my actual brushes and I use them on an everyday basis… I personally love my Aveda brushes (from when I went to Beauty School!!!) and my Bobbi Brown ones.

Make Up Brushes

 

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