Archive | February, 2019

VMR and my beauty routine

21 Feb

As some of you know my husband has Vaso Motor Rhinitis which to me basically means that he is allergic to everything that smells great to most of the rest of the world. Just a small list of things he is allergic to in no particular order….aloe vera, lavender, hickory, chocolate etc.

So this is my skin care routine and some of the products that I use. Every morning I wash my face with water using a Konjac sponge you can use a facial cleanser as well but, I just use warm water. I then use wheat germ oil on my face it moisturizes and has a natural spf of 15 so to a small point my skin is protected from the sun. I then use a vegan blush and wet and wild shimmer palette. For my eyes I use the two faced chocolate bar 16 shimmer and matte shade pallet. I also use my Aveda brown mascara if it is not snowing or raining. Then I am done. I dont put much on and during the summer I normally skip the eye shadow and will wear my 100 percent pure eyeliner and am done. I will wear either a nice red shade of lip gloss or a pink.

In the evening I wash my face with an unscented soap yes, I did say soap. I will use either almond oil or hemp oil on my face and around my eyes.

Once a month I will use my gua sha facial massager I find that it helps with wrinkles, fine lines, and helps to tone your face up. I do this for about 8 minutes on my face. I will also use Aztec secret Indian Healing clay it will also help to tighten up and tone your face as well and is great for a deep cleans. I leave the clay on until I try to smile and it feels really tight or just hard to do. I will if I have extra add it to my hair for a deep conditioning, neck and upper chest area. I also use left over coffee grounds to gently exfoliate my face. I put the extra coffee grounds that I can never seem to get out of our coffee grinder in a mortar and pestle to make sure they are really extra fine and ground up even more. I then put these in a small bowl with some olive oil and mix the two together I rub it on to my face and neck and leave on for about five minutes before rinsing off normally in the shower and if I have extra I use that next time I shower.

If you have acne prone skin or sensitive skin most I believe will work for sensitive skin but for acne I have no clue.

I use oatmeal soap on my body and dr. bronners castile soap baby unscented to wash my hair. I use it because it is vegan, unscented, has a good lather and seems to work with my hair. Plus I can get it refilled at my local coop. If my skin is particularly dry I use an unscented lotion, body butter, or even olive oil.

If I decide to color my hair or dye it I use light mountain henna of whatever shade is for you or manic panic is vegan as well and I use that for a bit more colorful colors.

Most of these things you can find on amazon, 100 percent pure website, Aveda’s website, Sephora’s website, for the facial massager, and for my lip glosses try they are long lasting so you can eat and drink to your hearts content without needing to reapply. The hair dye manic or a wild oats will have the light mountain henna.

Most of the things I use are vegan or at least cruelty free which is great.

One last recommendation if you are in need of a comfortable shirt/s to wear with leggings that will pass dress codes for school or work. I found these on amazon search for womens shirt dress. They are supper long in the back so it has your butt well covered, and is long enough in the front with a high low style to cover your belly and the other bits all without having to find a Victorian dress to wear and far more comfortable.

Why am I recommending a lot of stuff on line or from amazon well I am not allowed to go into the mall because they have a lot of “stinky” stuff that my husband is allergic to and I cant wear perfume.

Why did I recommend the chocolate bar eye shadow pallet? Yes my husband is allergic to chocolate but, I am not and it is one of the few things that I fought and demanded to have. I gave up everything else so this is one thing I put my foot down on. Plus who can resist the smell of chocolate and this pallet smells Amazing.

For coats I recommend Scotty Vest. They are all vegan and have a ton of pockets plus if you travel or even occasionally travel even better.

For vegan handbags I recommend Gunas, Corkor, Arden Cove, and Angela Roi.

Hope this helps if you are allergic to certain things or have VMR or are living with someone who has VMR.