Tips to Streamline Your Beauty Routine
I remember being in eighth grade and sneaking a little bit of makeup in the bathroom at school—I wasn’t allowed to wear any until high school. So when I was a freshman, I went crazy, and not in a good way. I had no idea what I was doing. Sometimes, as in my case, the combination of young girls and makeup leads to disaster. Tweens just don’t have the experience they need to use makeup properly.
“Good morning, everyone,” says Jana Parker, owner of Balance Yoga Center, as she sits cross-legged, hands on her knees, facing a class of some 30 students. “Let’s close our eyes and come into a comfortable seat.”
In the beginning, consumers who sought out vitamins, supplements and organic foods were known as “health food nuts” and if they entered the public consciousness at all, it was usually as a punch line.
Now that we’ve finally gotten some of the glorious rain that our North State needed so desperately, we’re marching into spring.
While youngsters chase leprechauns and search for that elusive pot of gold, we can’t wait to watch Dorothy follow the yellow brick road during the Cascade Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The production marks the 10th anniversary of the Cascade’s renovation, and it involves some spectacular technical wizardry — the likes of which have never been seen before at the theater.
Even here in beautiful Northern California, the weather can sometimes indeed be frightful. From cold wind to central heat, the elements can wreak havoc on our skin. Here are some ways to winter-proof your skin and end the season looking fresh for spring, and not as though you’ve been through a blizzard.
For simple hairstyles, it’s all about pretty braids, effortless textures and undone updos. It’s all about the products when dealing with the soaring mercury. For frizz, apply an anti-humectant cream (try Suave Professionals Weather Protection 365 Anti-Frizz and Flyaway Cream Gel) to damp locks to protect them from unwanted moisture. Skip the heat styling and store your curling and flat irons away for the next few months. Work with what you’ve got: If you want to boost your natural waves or curls, try a texturizing product made for your hair type.
In preparation for a new and exciting journey, which thus requires the packing and paring down of my belongings, it has hit me that I have way too many beauty products (if such a phrase can truly be uttered). Granted, I was a makeup artist for years and still have a plethora of gratis to show for it; however, no one’s cabinet hinges should be straining, makeup bag overflowing! It’s time for a reduction strategy to help you (and me) pare down to the essentials.
Before you know it, we’ll be back to the grind: school, meetings and the hustle and bustle we try to forget for two blissful months. Even if you work during the summer, you can’t escape the overall feeling that life is just a little slower paced, a little lazier, a little more ahhhhhhhh.
Sandra Castrogiovanni-Harp was floored when her daughter, Katrina Tavares, arrived at the Redding airport. Katrina, whose normal, healthy we