Morning Mountains

a lifestyle blog by Grace Sawford

Just glow up!

once the flowers start to bloom out there, i feel like it is a brand new life for each of us, don't you think? i mean, the sun, the spirit, and people in general are different, in positive way of course. so probably that is also why everyone in spring is basically way much glowing from inside out, and for us women it is even one benefit more for wearing less make-up and the humidity helps making our faces extra shiny. spring is sure full of wonderful things, and the list goes on and on and on.

but actually glowing up is not only about the make-up skills you have, i mean it sure can help a bit every now and then. but trust me, you can get the best beauty products but if you are not having sleep for three days, you'll be tired so much you would never glow up from within. hence, bad mood. so, yeah. it's not pretty. here are few super simple ways to help you to glow up everyday without any fancy products:

1. drink more water
i know, this one you have been hearing for like thousand times, and it seems like not working at all. but have you really tried out drinking more water? i need to put this into the list, because our body's cells need to regenerate and water helps during the process and keeps skin cells hydrated. so water plumps the skin cells up making them look less wrinkled. it flushes impurities and toxins out of the system keeping your face fresh and clean and thus aid in reducing the breakouts and acne. and oh, our body is composed of roughly 60% water, so we basically just need the water!

2. skin care
unless you are having a good gene, you might skip this one. skin care is the thing i never knew the benefit of till two years ago. thanks to the marketing hype on social media, skin care becomes so popular and it felt like everyone needs to make a routine out of it. i was like, what skin care?! haha. but it has been a total game changer for sure! i remember few years ago when i applied my foundation for the first time, it was so uncomfortable. my face has always been so dry on some point and the foundation was just being so streaky and cakey on it. after many many cleansers, moisturizers, oils, i finally found the ones that work great on me. you know, at the end of the day, we just need to pay close attention to our skin in the same way we do to our body, and each of us has different skin type! so, find out what works best for you, because even a complicated skincare routine is also no better than a simple one. 

3. highlighter
so we get to the point where make-up product is on board. yes lady, for a major glow = highlighter! i used to wear foundation, blush, and lipstick only and one day i stumbled upon many beauty videos where they apply highlighter. it was actually confusing at one moment because i barely knew the function of this miracle substance. i tried it out and holy moly! this is the answer! haha! the key for a maximal glow is using the powder and liquid ones and it just gives you the stunning, natural, dewy looks.

4. cream blush
i use cream blush a lot on warmer days. not only it stays longer on my face, but it helps me glowing up because of the consistence. it looks so natural, which is also why it is amazing on a tanned skin, especially applying it with finger. what i love most about cream blush is, that it blends so well on face and gives me the natural-looking finish!

5. lip gloss/lip balm
i mean, do not get me wrong, i love matte lipstick! it does not budge, stays longer, and you have got the look by only one swipe. but really, i can't stand the feeling of drying out lips because of it! since i got the maybelline's advent calendar from my man last winter, i tried out some amazing products from them. one of them i use everyday since is the baby lips edition. it comes in such stunning colors and i am so glad i found the perfect one for my skin tone!

6. sport
for those of you who needs to work so hard you have no time for this, i can feel you. this step is such a problem for adults and that is why the quotes: sport is for tomorrow! haha! but seriously, i personally feel way much better after jogging for half an hour to an hour. it improves blood circulation, and lower hypertension and stress levels. if you google the benefits, you might find like million reasons why you should do sport right now, and yes, you should really do. it also brings positive energy, discipline, and helps in building self-esteem and mutual respect, which is why it helps on glowing up inside out.

7. facial spray
i LOVE facial spray! i thank you, the inventor of this beauty product, because i cannot live without this amazing stuff! it brings my make-up skills to a whole new level, for using it on my soap brow, on my face, mixing it with my foundation, and etc.! despite of the numerous benefits, it is also a big help for a little refreshment to a face full of make-up! i mean, the weather is sometimes so warm, it is just unbearable. i have so much love for this, and it is definitely one of my essentials to carry on warmer days!

8. smile
i mean, the easiest way to glow up is to smile! you can wake up from a good sleep, wearing many make-up and not smiling and looking like you just had a rough day. or you can wear barely make-up and smiling and still looking like the prettiest lady in the room! smiling actually makes you, the person smiling, happier regardless of the situation. normally we are hardwired to smile only during pleasant situations. so fun fact: the brain in turn releases endorphins which lowers stress and improves your overall mood, hence making the situation pleasant. it is kind of impressive how our body works, doesn't it? so fake the smile, angel, because you will be happy either way!

until then.


awhite said…
Sleep and highlighter are must-haves! So important in helping your skin look its best.

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Toks said…
Such a pretty outfit, love the polka dot skirt. xoxoxo
yuanzeng said…
Honey, this dress looks good on you
Your blog is the most cuteness thing I´ve ever seen. Congrats! ^^
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