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For the longest time, including back to when our kids were young, I used to plan my outfits out the night before and even pick out matching jewelry! To be honest, sometimes I would even pick out the jewelry I wanted to wear FIRST and then match my outfit to it. As the saying goes, “when you look good, you feel good,” and for the record, I still plan out my outfits......sometimes!

Now that I’m in my mid-fifties with five grandchildren ages five and under, I find myself so busy with babysitting, play dates, running errands and lunch dates with friends, that I wanted to simplify getting ready. I’ve found that with minimal effort every day and a simplified routine I can still look put together and be ready to go in no more than 10 minutes! When it comes to makeup, a little really does go a long way.

I’m sharing the skin care and makeup routine that I’m loving right now and the products that you may want to consider trying as well:

Step One: Cleanser

Since you’re not waking up with makeup on, your morning cleanser should be gentle. I’m really loving this BeautyCounter Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil which I’m currently using. What I like about it is that it’s vegan, lightweight, has vitamin E and fatty acids and leaves my skin incredibly soft. I’ve also listed another cleanser I like a lot and have used previously.

Step Two: Serum

I apply this after cleansing, but before moisturizing. It's my absolute favorite and it’s called Botanics Daily Facial Oil and is 100% organic. Trust me, your skin will thank you. My sister in Florida first told me about this facial oil and Im so glad she did! She's in her 60's and doesn't look a day over 40!! And again, I’ve listed another serum that I've used and really like and you may like to try as well.

Step Three: Tinted Moisturizer + SPF

For everyday, a tinted moisturizer is all you really need, however I will usually add a concealer and I love this one! The tinted moisturizer I’m obsessed with is Revision Intellishade Matte.

It’s an anti-aging tinted moisturizer with SPF 45!

Step Four: The extras - bronzer, eyeshadow and mascara

because it can multi task and keeps things really simple for me. I use the eyeshadow as an eyeliner and it stays put all day!! And I LOVE this mascara from Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions.

Step Five: Lipstick

is my new favorite lip gloss and I love that it contains SPF. Here's another awesome recommendation from my sister in Florida, she introduced this to me a few weeks ago when she was in town and again I’m so thankful that she did. Sister's are the BEST!!

I hope you find the steps I’ve shared are as quick and simple for your daily routine as they are mine! Of course, the goal is that you’ll be out the door and ready for whatever fun comes your way each day, whether with your girlfriends, grand babies or a lunch date with your husband.

"As we enter into a new season and rhythm for Fall, there is security, predictability and peace to be found in routine. Just enough to make us feel like everything is going to be okay."-Joanna Gaines

Let's cherish this grand season of life together!


Mimi Jackie


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