The Savvy Premium Starter Kit!

 

Did you know that Young Living offers a PREMIUM STARTER KIT for Savvy Minerals! How awesome is that! Share your excitement and get your friends on board with Savvy!

 

How many of your girlfriends wear makeup?  A GOOD percentage of them, amiright? Well, we all know and love all how Young Living is non-toxic and just GOOD for us, but not all our friends to yet.  So this month you can introduce them as you learn too about the Savvy Minerals line and the other non-toxic skin care products Young Living has to offer!

 

So what’s in the Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kit?

The kits come with one foundation and are pre-selected to include complementary eyeshadows (three), 1 blush, 1 lipgloss. Each kit also includes lavender oil, misting spray, and a foundation brush.

 

— COLOR COMBOS —

Foundation COOL 2

Smashin’ blush, 3 Eyeshadows (Best Kept Secret, Crushin’, Residual), Abundant LipGloss

+ 5 mL Lavender oil, Foundation brush, Misting Spray

 

Foundation WARM 2

I Do Believe You’re Blushin’ blush, 3 Eyeshadows (Best Kept Secret, Spoiled Unscripted), Embrace LipGloss

+ 5 mL Lavender oil, Foundation brush, Misting Spray

 

Foundation DARK 1

Passionate blush, 3 Eyeshadows (Best Kept Secret, Residual, Determined), Maven LipGloss

+ 5 mL Lavender oil, Foundation brush, Misting Spray

 

Foundation DARK 4

Passionate blush, 3 Eyeshadows (Best Kept Secret, Spoiled, Determined), Maven LipGloss

+ 5 mL Lavender oil, Foundation brush, Misting Spray

 

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Did you know that current YL members can buy a Savvy makeup PSK? (at a HUGE discount from buying each item at retail or even wholesale!) Who has bought one already?

ART Skin Care System

 

First! We need to start with that first step – CLEANING your face!

 

Young Living’s ART Skin Care System safely and effectively cleanses, tones, and moisturizes your face to bring out your natural and inherent beauty. 

 

ART® Gentle Cleanser promotes glowing skin by washing away impurities with a soft, gentle lather. Infused with skin-loving essential oils, your face will feel clean and refreshed with a renewed, radiant look.

 

ART® Refreshing Toner gently removes impurities without drying the skin. The perfect blend of essential oils helps balance your skin’s pH, while leaving your face clean, toned, and refreshed

 

ART® Light Moisturizer helps your skin retain and maintain proper hydration. With Young Living essential oils and other premium ingredients, your skin will enjoy a feeling of silky softness.

 

Suggested Use

GENTLE CLEANSER Apply to wet hands, and with a circular motion, massage over face and neck. Rinse with warm water in preparation for ART Refreshing Toner. Use both morning and night.

REFRESHING TONER After cleansing, gently sweep over face and neck with a cotton round.

LIGHT MOISTURIZER After cleansing, apply moisturizer over dry face and neck. For best results, apply both morning and night and as needed throughout the day.


Suggestions from Young Living:

 

  • Cleaning your face twice a day will wash away pollutants that can lead to premature collagen breakdown, aging, cell damage, redness, and irritation.
  • Keeping your face clean throughout the day will keep your pores free from impurities and debris that can dull your complexion and result in unwanted breakouts.
  • Toners remove impurities that may inhibit the efficaciousness of subsequent skin care products such as moisturizers, serums, and masques.
  • Toners can help remove dead skin cells that dull the skin.
  • When properly hydrated, our skin cells can better replace themselves, which keeps us looking younger.
  • As we age, our skin becomes dryer, requiring more moisturizing.

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Who has tried any of the 3 items in this great trio?
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Cleanse and Exfoliate!

 

Want to try a different cleanser? These two are two of my FAVORITE skin care products from Young Living – they last FOREVER! (be sure to read the tips on the Orange Blossom!)

 

Extreme weather conditions can sometimes cause a variety of skin problems, requiring extra care. Luckily Orange Blossom Facial Wash is a gentle, soap-free cleanser that is ideal for daily use. It includes a variety of Essential Oils and Botanicals including:

Lavender to soothes and softens your skin
Patchouli helps support a younger looking you!
Lemon brightens dull skin

Rosemary has been known to promote toned and firm skin

Orange Blossom Extract is great at maintaining moisture and promote optimal skin emollient
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is known to promotes a decrease of oxidative stress and support normal, healthy skin, hair and nail function and growth.
Calendula Extract is an excellent skin conditioner and contains high amounts of carotenoids
Wolfberry Seed Oil promotes hydration and helps even out skin tone

 

This little bottle is very concentrated and lasts a loooong time when you use it well! So, once you place your order with Orange Blossom in it, go to Amazon and buy a foaming hand soap pump.  Once you have your wash, pour in some Orange Blossom wash and then add water! I do about a 1.5-1 ratio of water to wash 🙂

 

Next!

 

Satin Facial Scrub, Mint

My go-to little piece of heaven in a bottle! I just love this cleanser – it is a gentle exfoliating scrub. Made to rejuvenate dull skin, let me tell you – it does JUST that!  It gently eliminates layers of dead skin cells and guess what? Leave it on to dry and it’s an awesome face mask! 

 

What makes this awesome? It has…

  • Jojoba oil which is known to have antibacterial properties that may help control bacterial growth in the hair follicle. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, soothing the irritated skin.
  • Mango butter- helps add moisture to the skin and tightens and firms.
  • MSM (remember that one from the Orange Blossom?)
  • Aloe- Yup! That kind, just not green, because it’s PURE. We all know aloe helps calm, rejuvenate, and protect our skin!
  • Peppermint Essential Oil 

I prefer to keep this in my shower and use it 2-3 times a week.  I typically wash with a pump of the Orange Blossom first and then put the Satin Mint on while I condition my hair so it can really soak in!  Thanks to the Peppermint Essential Oil – it tingles! But it’s a good tingly 😉 #thatmeansitsworking

Think it’s empty? Thing again!  Cut off a little bit of the top/end of the bottle (the flat side) and dig away for more! It’s amazing how much is in there!

Moisturize!

 

Young Living has a great variety of moisturizers for any skin and any age! (Even babies! But I’m guessing yours doesn’t wear makeup 😉 lol but really, there is a whole Seedlings line for them and KidScents for kiddos!)

Anyways! Let’s go down the list!

 

Our first two have a targeted approach and purpose:

 

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™ contains pure essential oils like Frankincense and Sandalwood that moisturize the skin while minimizing shine and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

 

Wolfberry Eye Cream is a natural, water-based moisturizer. Containing the anti aging and skin-conditioning properties of wolfberry seed oil, this cream soothes tired eyes and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.

 

Next: These are ordered in lightest to heaviest in how they moisturize…

 

ART® Light Moisturizer helps your skin retain and maintain proper hydration. With Young Living essential oils and other premium ingredients, your skin will enjoy a feeling of silky softness. (this is the one that comes in that trio of cleanser, toner and moisturizer we talked about earlier)

 

Sheerlumé™ is an advanced formula powered by a sophisticated, proprietary blend of alpine botanicals and pure essential oils, and will visibly brighten and balance skin tone.

 

Sandalwood Moisture Cream™ is a premium hydrating moisturizer infused with pure Young Living essential oils.

 

ART® Intensive Moisturizer is a deep, ultra-hydrating lotion recaptures the qualities of younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping skin feel smoother and more pliable. Made completely from naturally derived ingredients, ART Intensive Moisturizer nourishes the skin with ingredients such as pracaxi seed oil and blue bird hibiscus leaf extract to even skin tone and promote hydration. We also add five premium essential oils to create a light floral scent and luxurious experience that leaves your skin feeling soft, refreshed, and radiant. Clinically tested and non-irritating.

 

There is also one more I have to touch on!!

I personally love the Renewal Serum.  When I really want my make to stick and have a more “full coverage” look, I always use this one first!

 

ART® Renewal Serum is an intricate blend of exotic orchid extract and essential oils that benefits the most delicate areas of the face. These premium ingredients are formulated to deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance.

 

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Which ones have you tried??

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Oils for Different kinds of Skin

 

NORMAL SKIN:

So let’s say you have normal skin with no issues. What oils would be good to?

The top two recommended oils are Lavender & Frankincense. These two work well with all skin types. 

Frankincense essential oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it great for acne-prone skin. It is also a natural toner, decreasing the appearance of pores and evening skin-tone. It encourages new cell growth, helping to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles and the appearance of scars. It also helps soothe chapped, dry skin.

 

Lavender essential oil smells amazing and has great benefits for the skin. It helps regenerate skin cells so is great for mature skin, sun spots, and scarring.

 

Recommended Carrier Oils for Normal Skin are: Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil and Sweet Almond Oil.

 

If you like to make your own face products, here’s a couple recipes to try.

 

BASIC FACE SERUM for NORMAL SKIN: Using a 10 ml roller bottle, add a carrier oil base of Grapeseed oil with a synergy of 8 drops each of Frankincense and Lavender. (It is recommended to add 2 drops of Vitamin E oil to help preserve the delicate fatty acids in your carrier oils and prevent them from going rancid.)

 

BASIC EYE SERUM for NORMAL SKIN: Using a 15 ml dropper bottle, add a carrier oil base of Jamaican Black Caster oil with a synergy of 20 drops each of Frankincense and Myrrh.

 

OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN:

If you have greasy or acne-prone skin, slathering on more oil may not seem like a smart plan. Contrary to conventional wisdom, many essential oils actually control excess facial oil and help treat pimples. Some of them work by balancing your skin’s oil production, while others tone, soothe and tighten skin. Essential oils are potent, so you’ll only need a few drops to make your own grease-fighting treatment.

 

Tea Tree – astringent, can fight acne lesions

Rosemary – antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic, helps balance oily skin and treats pimples, including blackheads and whiteheads

Lavender – tones the skin, reduces inflammation and promotes healing

Neroli – toner and skin cleanser

Cedarwood – normalize oily and dry skin. Also great for rashes, eczema and oily scalps

Fennel – balances oily skin without drying it out. stimulates circulation and acts as a toner 

Patchouli – skin toner and acne treatment

Ylang-ylang – balances oily skin and antiseptic

Peppermint – controls oil production, stimulates blood flow and reduces inflammation

Lemongrass – astringent, anti-fungal

 

Carrier oils to use – 

Grapeseed – this oil actually regulates your skin’s natural oil production. It also contains vitamin C and other antioxidants, which may help brighten skin. Many over the counter skin treatments and serums contain grapeseed oil.

 

Other oils that are great are …

hemp seed oil

jojoba

safflower

sesame seed oil

 

Just make sure that whatever oil you chose, you’re finding an “organic, cold-pressed and unrefined version of that carrier oil. You don’t want to put junk on your beautiful face! 

 

Here is a great recipe I found for an astringent for those of us that have an overproduction of oil. 

1/2 tsp of aloe vera gel – the stuff you actually get from the plant or the bottle that you can buy on amazon. It’s more like a liquid than a gel.

1 tsp of witch hazel

2 drops of lemongrass

 

Smooth over freshly washed skin and allow to set before applying a moisturizer or sunscreen. 

 

If you’re wanting to make a serum that you apply to your face for am and pm, I would choose your carrier oil, then choose 1-2 maybe 3 essential oils you’d like to try. Start with a small amount and play with it. Watch for changes in your skin and you’ll know what works.

 

COMBINATION SKIN:

Combination Skin has both dry and oily areas so we need to look at carrier oils and essential oils that will benefit both at the same time.

 

For carrier oils, you may want to look at PUMPKIN SEED OIL. It’s rich in skin-loving nutrients vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc, pumpkin seed oil and is one that benefits all skin types. Another option would be JOJOBA OIL. Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax, and very similar to the skin’s own sebum. For this reason, it helps balance oil production in those with oily skin by “tricking” the skin to produce less oil. It’s also packed with antioxidants and fatty acids to protect and moisturize the skin.

As for our choice of essential oils there are a few I discovered in researching, but the two that come up consistently are LAVENDER & GERANIUM

LAVENDER oil is one of history’s most celebrated essential oils due to it’s clean fresh floral and relaxing smell. Did you know it is gentle enough to applied neat (without dilution)? It helps regenerate skin cells so is great for mature skin, sun spots, and scarring.

The use of GERANIUM dates back to early Egypt. Geranium helps regulate oil production and reduces acne breakouts. It also helps improve skin elasticity and tighten skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It promotes blood circulation to the areas where it is applied thus helping to heal bruises, broken capillaries, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, ringworm, and other skin conditions.

 

DIY Combo Skin Face Serum: Using a 5 mL dropper bottle, add a carrier oil base of choice with a synergy of 8 drops Geranium & 6 drops Lavender. Hint: if you’re like me and fighting the whole wrinkle prevention thing, add 12 drops Sacred Frankincense and 10 drops Sandalwood.

 

BONUS

 

Let’s pause here for a moment, can we?

It’s fun to talk outer beauty – but I want ALL of you to remember this important piece too <3 

 

You are HIS.

 

Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own 

 

This is a quote that I couldn’t quite find the original speaker/writer of, but boy did this one hit me hard when I was preparing for this! Like many of you, I struggle HARD with the comparison game. I often discount my beauty because I see someone else’s as greater than mine. I second guess how I look daily, by the minute sometimes. Scrolling through Instagram surely doesn’t help as I see pretty girls in their cute sun hats drinking a LaCroix in LA. I certainly don’t look that cute sipping from a straw (trust me, I’ve tried!) 😉 haha. I would look like this, that or the other thing just trying. See what I’ve done there? DISCOUNTING worth because of what we perceive in another. In Psalm, David speaks to our uniqueness: Psalm 139:13-14 You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this. God didn’t make carbon copy humans for a reason. We are all here and sent for unique reasons. When we spend our day discounting the beauty our Creator made in us, we are then discounting our Creator Himself! The one who made the heavens and earth, who placed the stars in the sky and who sent His son as a sacrifice also made YOU!

Supplements for Skin Care

 

Your skin is your LARGEST organ, many say the condition of your skin is an external sign of your internal health! So we want to make sure we’re FUELING our bodies well so we can support our skin from the inside out!

 

You might notice that many of the skin-care products contain wolfberry seed oil!  The wolfberry is not only the star of NingXia Red, but also boasts high antioxidant levels and other key things our skin needs to stay healthy!

 

MSM is also something you have probably seen us talk about a lot already. This is something I’d highly encourage you to Google! MSM is found in any (halfway decent) “hair skin and nails” supplement – for so many reasons!

 

Ronald Lawrence, MD, PhD, agrees, “The importance of MSM for healthy skin and hair cannot be overemphasized. In my clinical practice, I have seen the difference that MSM makes. It is astounding whether applied topically or taken as a dietary supplement.”

 

So what should to try/add to your daily regimen to help boost your skin health from the INSIDE?

 

Let’s reference our EODR (Essential Oil Desk Reference book) for these ones!

 

Well – they were already mentioned before as an oil and in NingXia Red, but did you know you can get whole, dried, organic NingXia Wolfberries from Young Living? YUP! IT’s true 🙂 It is currently the world’s highest ORAC (antioxidant) fruit. It is rich in polysaccharides, with more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more calcium than broccoli. The little, red, NingXia wolfberries are delicious and make a great, healthy snack. 

 

Those little packets you got with your kit? That’s NingXia Red guys! Drink it! It’s awesome! NingXia Red’s new formula promotes free radical scavenging by providing high levels of powerful antioxidants while boosting energy. It supports brain and cognitive health as well as digestive health. The nutritive power of NingXia Red fortifies the cardiovascular system and support healthy blood pressure levels while promoting restful sleep patterns. It aids the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response and enhances immune function. It also provides nutrients needed for healthy insulin sensitivity and promotes a feeling of satiety if taken prior to meals. NingXia Red also supports proper muscle and joint health.

Drink at least 1-6oz. daily. To maximize benefits, drink at least 1 hour before meals.

 

Sulfurzyme Capsules and Powder – I take this DAILY and have been loving it!  My hair has NEVER been better and it’s growing faster! It’s a unique combination of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), the protein-building compound found in breastmilk, fresh fruits and vegetables, and NingXia wolfberry. Together, they create a new concept in balancing the immune system and supporting almost every major function of the body. MSM has the ability to equalize water pressure inside of the cells, which is a considerable benefit for those plagued with bursitis, arthritis, and tendonitis.

 

Everything that we put in our bodies gets filtered through our LIVER. Oftentimes when people do a detox they find that they break out – but WHY? When your liver is working overtime (like when you’re detoxing) to needs to get rid of the toxins, and FAST. So it comes right out your pores – no joke!  So taking some JuvaPower every once and awhile is a great idea! JuvaPower is a high-antioxidant, whole-food vegetable powder complex that is a rich source of acid-binding foods. It is formulated with powerful, liver-supporting nutrients with intestinal cleansing benefits. JuvaPower is one of the most important and supportive supplements to take on a daily basis. It is very cleansing to the colon and to the liver, which is the cleansing and filtering gland of our bloodstream, vitally important in today’s world, where we are bombarded with toxins daily.

Directions: Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon on food or stir into purified drinking water.

 

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Sulfurzyme has to be my favorite Hair, Skin & Nails supp… Have you tried it?

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Brushes!

 

GUESS WHAT!  Now we get to dive into the meat of it all  – SAVVY MINERALS MAKEUP!

 

We’re going to kick off this week with BRUSHES!  Yes! Young Living has a whole line of brushes! You can certainly use what you have an add the brushes as you’re able, but I’d love to share about why they these are awesome and what different ones there are!

 

These brushes are designed to hold the optimal amount of the designated product, and provide easy makeup application. They are made from high-quality synthetic fibers and are very soft on your skin! They have been Dermatologist tested and proven to have hypoallergenic bristles.  They are VERY easy-to-clean (Hello Thieves Cleaner!) and have bristles that dry quickly. They were specially developed in Italy just for Young Living and are Vegan friendly!

 

Not only all of that awesomeness, but they are the perfect companion to the Savvy Minerals by Young living line. Each brush was uniquely designed to work well with the texture of Savvy Minerals makeup.

 

So what kind of brushes can you get?

 

Foundation Brush

Blush Brush

Veil Brush

Blending Brush

Eyeshadow Brush

(you can get the above grouping as a kit with a special bag made just for them!)

 

You can also purchase them individually along with these brushes:

Bronzer Brush

Concealer Brush

Contour Brush

Eyeliner Brush

 

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Talk about the WHOLE line up!  Have you tried a Savvy Minerals brush yet? If not, what are you the most excited to try?

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Eyeshadow

 

We’re going to go through the products in the order of which most people use them. Wait WHAT?  Then why are we starting with Eyeshadow?

Did you know most makeup artists recommend starting with your eyeshadow? It’s true! That’s because when you put on eyeshadow it inevitably falls on your cheek bones.  This way, you can just brush it off and cover any that you miss with your foundation!

 

So let’s get savvy with your eyes shall we?!?! 

 

Check out this info on our Savvy Minerals eyeshadow!

Add some subtle drama or make a bold statement with Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow. Part of Savvy Minerals by Young Living, these rich eyeshadows are made with a finely ground mineral base, so they have a smooth, luxurious application and high- quality ingredients. They’re formulated without fillers, synthetic fragrances, or parabens, so they meet our superior standards and are gentle enough for sensitive skin. 

 

With a variety of shades, Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow makes it easy to create natural and dramatic looks that complement every skin tone. The mineral base glides on smoothly for easy application, and each shade has high color payoff that easily blends and builds into your desired look. Plus, its long-lasting formula wears all day, so you have one less thing to worry about during your busy schedule. 

 

Best Kept Secret (Matte nude) 

Item No. 20782 

 

Crushin’ (Nude peach with light shimmer) 

Item No. 20896 

 

Determined (Medium brown shimmer) 

Item No. 20781 

 

Diffused (Matte plum) 

Item No. 20894 

 

Residual (Pale beige shimmer) 

Item No. 20785 

 

Spoiled (Matte pink) 

Item No. 20784 

 

Unscripted (Matte warm purple) 

Item No. 20895 

 

Wanderlust (Pale white shimmer) 

Item No. 20783 

 

Plus! Two NEW colors!

Inspired (#21022)

and

Freedom (#20856)

 

HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT SHADE 

 

Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow comes in a variety of colors to complement every style and skin tone. The best way to find your perfect shade is to experiment, but a few guidelines can help you get started. Shopping for your skin tone is the best place to start. If you have a warm undertone, look for shades with a peachy or golden color, such as Spoiled or Unscripted.

 

If your skin is cooler, choose shades that look more gray or blue, such as Determined or Wanderlust. We also recommend having at least two shades—one light and one dark—for your everyday wear. The lighter shade can be used for the brow bone, and the darker shade (something close to your skin tone or slightly darker) can be used for the eyelid. While this method can help define your eyes and lids, many looks work best with three or four colors. Play with at least a few shades you love, so you always have ways to perfect your look.

Don’t know if your skin tone is warm or cool?  We’ll talk more about that in the Foundation section!

 

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I never really wore a bunch of eye shadow because they all bothered my eyes SO much – but not anymore with Savvy!!  Who else has experienced bad reactions from sub-par makeup?

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FOILING!

 

Foiling?

 

You may be asking yourself what in the world I’m talking about but trust me…you want to know this tip when it comes to putting on your Savvy Minerals eyeshadow! Total game changer in my opinion!

 

I’ve been foiling my eyeshadow for a dramatic look for years but had no idea it had a name. I thought I was the first and only using this technique…wrong!! 

 

How does this work?

 

I find it works best to spray your brush with the Savvy Misting Spray (just one spray is all you need) then grab the minerals with the brush. Take your brush and pat it on the eyelid. The minerals are buildable, as Megan talked about in yesterday’s post, so add as many layers as you would like to create the look you are wanting. 

 

Don’t have the misting spray? Use Lavaderm. I don’t recommend using water because it just doesn’t have the staying power you might be looking for and I only recommend using this technique on Savvy Minerals eyeshadows. 

 

Tip: I have dark skin and dark eyes so I use the Jet Setter Eyeliner to create a smokey eye when I really want drama. You could also use the Multi tasker as an eyeshadow. 

 

Now let’s get you hooked up with a video on how to perfect this look. 

 

Here is Melissa Poepping’s tutorial on how she foils:

 

https://www.facebook.com/thesavvymess/videos/748871051961695/

 

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If you’ve tried foiling before… Let’s see your Savvy Selfies!! If not yet? Happy f”oiling”! 

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Savvy Misting Spray

 

Once you have a clean face, I recommend (from a distance of about 18 inches) lightly spray your foundation brush with 1 spritz of the Misting Spray. Then start your routine of getting that awesome powder on your brush: swirl, tap then buff away!

 

Savvy Misting Spray by Young Living helps to complement your Savvy foundation giving you more thorough coverage. The directions say 2-3 but I personally think it makes it too damp. I will add additional sprays as needed. 

 

This misting spray comes pack with essential oils:

Geranium

Bergamont Copaiba

Cedarwood

Black Spruce

Orange

Lavender

Lime

Vanilla

Sage

Ocotea

ROSE!

 

Watch Melissa Poepping do the initial foundation application: https://youtu.be/Ux4fhQGgffs

 

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At Young Living’s beauty school they teach TONS of tricks like this – have you ever been to a Young Living event? If so, which one?

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Bonus!

 

Fabulous Beauty Requires Rest

 

Another brief interruption – because this is WORTH the read!

 

 As 20th century citizens of the United States we have adapted the lifestyle of always moving; always doing. We rush around from daybreak till way past the setting of the sun. When we don’t take time to rest it takes a toll on our health, our joy, our families and our careers. 

 

We burn out. 

Sickness invades. 

Relationships suffer. 

 

I don’t know about you but I started my journey with Young Living to focus and pursue a healthy lifestyle so I could be the woman God created me to be while I am still here on this earth. We are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual beings. In order for us to be the “healthy” people God made us to be, we need to pay attention to all those areas and that means we need to rest. 

 

Matthew 11:38 says “Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest”. For some of you with littles’ running around, you barely have time to go to the bathroom by yourself yet alone find time to dig into your Bible or have private devotion time.

 

Let me tell you – He will see you through. Your rest on a daily basis may be small moments of pause to breath deep and say a quick prayer like “help me to have joy in the midst of this chaos”. 

 

You’re rest may be a song that you heard on the radio that is stuck in your brain like this one: https://youtu.be/hnjeMwxFuBA

 

Whatever your daily rest may look like, we still need to set aside a day each week for Sabbath Rest. That is the day that we purposefully set aside to spend time with God, to remember who He is, what He has done, what He has promised and be thankful. 

 

This day may still be filled with chaos, as we are human but we intentionally try to look at the world through the lens of God (as much as possible) and rest in Him. 

 

Psalm 46:10 says, Be still and know that I am God. https://youtu.be/hoVkVDjb04A 

 

 Foundation!

 

Have you ever used a Mineral Foundation before? I have. I thought it was only okay, so I’ll admit I was skeptical! But I’ve found Savvy Minerals Foundation to not only be long lasting, but very easy to work with! Which is great for a newbie like me!  It goes on thin, naturally, but if you add more or try some tips below, it doesn’t get to fake or cakey – truly a must for me!

 

-Want a cream foundation/base? Totally possible with Savvy Minerals! Go join the Savvy Minerals Tips and Tricks group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405954932815397/ There is a recipe for making your own tinted Primer/Base!

 

-Don’t forget what we chatted about with the Misting Spray!  Lightly spray your foundation brush with 1 spritz of the Misting Spray. Doing this will help it stick and be thicker

 

-Buy your current shade as well as a shade lighter/darker so you can help perfect your shade and/or do some contouring (Don’t know what that is? No worries! That’s coming up soon!)

Don’t know what color to get? I’ll also be posting the warm/cool questionnaire to help you decide where to get started!

 

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Color matching! Which shade do you think you are?

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 Blush and Bronzer

 

Young Living has 3 different Blushes and  2 different Bronzers – both are gorgeous!

 

Nothing says youthful beauty like blushed cheeks! You’ll love the healthy glow that Savvy Minerals Blush provides and the way it boosts your natural radiance and beauty.

 

Bronzer helps to give you a healthy, sun-kissed glow any time of year and is great for creating the perfect contour. These are a very buildable color that blends beautifully.

Like all of the Savvy Minerals line, they have mineral-based ingredients and are ideal for sensitive skin. Whether you’re using it to enhance a tan or your overall radiance, you’ll be wearing your glow all day long with this long-lasting mineral bronzer. Both shades are natural looking (when applied wisely!) and blends well with any skin tone. I know you’ll love the smooth, luxurious application that blends into the skin flawlessly.

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Depending on where you live… you might need a little help with the sun-kissed looked during some winter months… Have you mastered the art of bronzing yet? Show us how in the comments below!

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Contouring

 

What is contouring?? I’m not a HUGE make up person, BUT! I’ve learned more about contouring through learning about Savvy!

 

Contouring is when you use a matte (read: not shimmery) powder, cream, or pencil product that’s two shades darker than your skin tone to shade areas you’d like to define or reshape, like your nose, forehead, chin, and cheekbones.

 

I’ve only ever done this once, and that was getting ready and all fancy for family pictures!  Since I’m still not a master, check out this video from Melissa Poepping – Young Living’s Savvy Minerals Ambassador! (aka – she actually came up with the makeup line and Young Living bought it from her! How cool!)

 

Watch this video here!  https://youtu.be/aU8TCBcGmLU

You can also watch Hannah Crews do her contouring routine here (along with her full face routine!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YWjOvarbSI 

 

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Anyone else have a little guilty pleasure of enjoying videos of people doing hair or makeup? This girl does!

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Brows and Lashes

 

I have to admit, brows and lashes are not my strong point when it comes to making up my face. Quite honestly, I don’t address either area. I have done some research (Google) and there is so much information out there when it comes to what brow shape for your face shape and how to get the perfect angle and arch. System overload over here! I highly recommend watching some Youtube videos!

What I do know is that Savvy Minerals has some great products to help you get the look you are looking for. The Multitasker can be used as a fill-in as well as the Jet Setter Eyeliner depending on your color. If you need a lighter color, just go ahead and use your Savvy Minerals Foundation. All these products are so versatile!

As far as lashes go, get yourself some clear mascara and add a drop of Lavender and a drop of Cedarwood and apply nightly. Your lashes will grow long and luscious! If you use mascara daily, you can add the oils to the tube as well. 

Rumor also has it that applying one layer of mascara, then dusting on the Savvy Minerals Diamond Dust aka Veil, then another layer of mascara will help your lashes to appear longer and fuller. So say goodbye to those fibers that always tend to end up on your eyeball.

Here is Melissa Poepping’s tutorial on this exact technique:

https://www.facebook.com/thesavvymess/videos/741553322693468/

I’ve included a graphic on eyebrow shape for your face shape. Hopefully this helps you!

Also, get yourself dialed into some facebook groups that give a ton of tips on using the Savvy Minerals line to help with your brows and lashes.

Here are my favorites:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405954932815397/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/savvyface/

https://www.facebook.com/thesavvymess/

 

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Do you have any tips to help the brow and lash challenged like me?

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-Lipstick, Lipgloss and Lip Liner, OH MY!

 

Lipstick, Lip gloss and a lip liner tutorial…oh my!!

Young Living didn’t miss a beat when creating the Savvy Minerals line. Their lipstick and lip gloss slide on so smooth and it’s so light you don’t even know it’s there.

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The lipstick comes in 4 natural looking colors that are made to add shine and color with medium coverage and of course, formulated without all the icky stuff. Add a base coat of Young Living Lip Balm to add extra moisturizing benefits.

Daydream (pale peachy nude)

On A Whim (beige nude)

Uptown Girl (dusty rose)

Wish (nude rose)

And a NEW color! Adore

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Did you know they infused peppermint oil in their lip gloss to help your lips appear fuller? Ah…mazing!

The lip gloss comes in two color options to add shine, moisturize and provide sheer to medium coverage. You can apply over the top of the lipstick to add more “wow” to your lips!

Abundant (sheer light pink)

Embrace (nude with a hint of pink)

And NEW colors:

Journey

And Maven

 

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No, Savvy Minerals does not have a lip liner but Melissa Poepping has an amazing lip liner hack for you.

Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/thesavvymess/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

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Which color will you be adding to your ER order?

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Savvy Minerals Veil aka Diamond Dust

 

This is almost the end!

 

 I have learned so much and have enjoyed sharing with all of you. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have. We have such a great leadership team and I love that we focus so much on the education of the amazing products Young Living offers. Now let’s talk about the Savvy Mineral Veil.

 

This product is seriously amazing! Savvy Minerals Veil is meant as a finishing powder after applying your Savvy Minerals makeup. It is formulated to create highlights and blur fine lines and pores for a glowy, airbrushed finish. This can be used on all skin tones. It can be worn by itself for a sheer, no-makeup look or over your Savvy Minerals foundation for a polished look. 

 

I don’t know about you but I’m all about blurring the fine lines of aging. It’s much cheaper than botox and toxin free. Hello….

 

Here are the benefits and features as listed on Young Living’s site:

 

  • Adds sheer luminosity and highlights to the skin
  • Blurs the appearance of imperfections and blemishes, including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Gives skin an airbrushed look
  • Absorbs excess oil
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Prolongs the wear of foundation and other facial makeup
  • Works with all skin tones
  • Goes on flawlessly
  • Offers long-lasting, all-day wear
  • Made with mineral-based ingredients
  • Is vegan friendly
  • Not tested on animals
  • Formulated without talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, or synthetic fragrances

 

The best way to apply this is to grab some minerals using the Veil Brush included in the brush set and tap away the excess. Apply to any areas you want to highlight using a circular motion. This Veil is shimmery so start with a tiny bit and add more to get the look you want to achieve. 

 

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Do you prefer a shimmer or matte look?

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Bonus!

 

Self-Acceptance and Affirmations 

 

No earthly person deserves your love more than you! 

 

Over the last few years I have been on a journey to start finding myself again. Finding my confidence, my joy, my natural and God-given zest for life! 

 

I wanted a sense of urgency and drive to be my best self and be the woman God created me to be! Affirmations are a VERY powerful tool. 

 

Stand in a super hero pose. Yes, you read that correctly! Stand up, and pick a pose that makes you feel powerful. There is no right or wrong answer here.