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Break up with your Makeup this Summer!

During the summer months I definitely feel like wearing less face makeup, if I end up wearing any makeup at all! It’s hot and usually we end up at the pool or something so there is really no point. Up until a little while ago, I didn’t feel comfortable going without makeup. For some reason my skin had been freaking out!

I’ve been trying quite a few things lately and finally it’s under control. I’ve been able to break up with my makeup and I love it! I love the freedom I have to wear it if I want but not feel like I have to put it on. I’ve partnered with Mirvaso to share ways to “Break up with your Makeup” so you too can be makeup free and confident this summer!

Tips to Break up with your Makeup

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1.) Lots of Water!

I know you probably know this and I know it’s been said a million times before, but there’s a reason. When I stopped drinking diet coke 🙁 and coffee, it’s made a big difference with my skin. If you feel like this is too much of a leap for you, try limiting them and cutting down on things.

If you have trouble with how boring water can be, try adding some fresh fruit for a fruit infused drink. I love fresh lemons and blueberries, or even strawberry and kiwi. Mmmmmm sounds good doesn’t it? It’ll make your water consumption go by so much faster!

2.) Cleanse

Often times the reason your skin is bad is because of something you have going into your body. Something you’re eating or drinking that doesn’t sit well with you for some reason. A cleanse is basically eliminating toxins that are already in the body and stops us from adding more. There are a ton of ways to do it, sometimes through companies like Advocare or Arbonne or just doing it yourself by strictly watching your diet. Not so much how much you eat, but how healthy and whole is what you put in your body. After you cleanse you can have a better idea what works for you and what doesn’t and slowly  add back in food groups. I’ve done a few (currently half way through one right now!) and I LOVE them.

3.) Exercise

Didn’t you know? Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t. (Name that movie!) 

But seriously, exercising is part of getting those toxins out of you. You don’t have to exercise like you see other people doing it either, just find something that works for you. Yoga, Pilates, weights, running, zumba, they are all great options! Find something is find and make time to do it a few times a week!

4.) Go Makeup Free

I make it a point to go without makeup at least once during the week. It gives your skin time to breath and freshen up. Choose a day you’re at home doing nothing all day. Make sure you drink a lot of water and relax, your skin needs a rest too!

5.) Get what you need

I would like to think that you can heal everything all the time with all natural things. And some things you can and that’s great! But when you’ve tried it all and you’re still frustrated, it’s okay to check out options. I mean, we have advanced this far in medicine and have made life a lot easier because of it!

Mirvaso is the first and only FDA approved treatment developed and indicated for persistent facial redness of rosacea. It’s an easy-to-use gel that you can apply daily for 12 hour relief. If you struggle with redness of rosacea their site actually had a lot of good information. It talks about what can set it off and what to avoid.

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What are your tips to “Break up with your Makeup” this summer?


Important Safety Information:
Indication: Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis. Warnings/Precautions: Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. *Each gram of gel contains 5mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

4 Responses to Break up with your Makeup this Summer!

  1. Gene June 23, 2014 at 4:54 am #

    I know I’m a guy, but somebody posted your “sand pudding” recipe on Facebook and I was looking around your site. Very well done by the way 😉 Last summer I dated a girl who never wore makeup. It was a little odd to me at first but I quickly forgot all about it. She was pretty and I just got used to her without makeup. Now I wish all women would stop wearing makeup. I saw a woman at a local restaurant the other day. She didn’t have a stitch of makeup on. I noticed immediately and I liked it very much. I mean, she had imperfections in her skin (like all of us) but somehow the lack of makeup made her prettier. If that makes sense?

    • Natalia June 23, 2014 at 9:24 am #

      It does make sense! I mean, I still wear makeup from time to time because I like it, but I absolutely love the freedom to not wear it and still feel confident. Thanks for your input, I always love to hear different point of views!

  2. Courtney June 24, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    Name that movie? Legally Blonde! Love it!

    I just started browsing your blog & will be frequenting it! I’ve been out in the sun & refuse to pay more for a different shade of foundation so, I’ve opted out of all over the face makeup for now. I still doctor my eyes up & lightly brush some finishing powder to cover the shine on my forehead & chin. I’m learning to love being without makeup but want to love it more! Do you have any good cleanses you reccomend?

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