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First Work Week: My Thoughts

First Work Week: My Thoughts

Tomorrow marks my second week in my new corporate job. Yes, I threw in the lounge wear and I'm back in high heels, pencil skirts, and make-up. One week of wearing make-up after not having to wear any for the past months I thought would be more exciting. I do have a whole stash of products that I was looking forward to use to look all Devil Wears Prada at work. 

A full week of wearing make-up me re-think my beauty brand choices and beauty strategy. I've been very happy with my skin. It's been really cooperative. I've been really nice to it. I'm scared it might not think so these next months/years I'll be wearing make-up to work. Yes, I am referring to my skin as if it were alive with feelings. At some level I do actually believe it is alive and has feelings. Well, maybe not feelings. Anyway, I met  a lot of people at the office and I cannot remember all their names. Gaaaah! Forgive me. Mid-week I find myself checking out how my women colleagues dress up their face. A lot of them wear make-up and some of them wear a lot of make-up. I guess women really step up to the plate and spend time grooming in the  morning. I, on the other hand, want a quick and easy game plan. I would rather spend more time enjoying my breakfast than contouring and applying false lashes. Yes, I noticed some women at work take that extra mile. 

I thought to myself, this is not back in the Philippines where a facial is ten steps away from me (or maybe a bit more than that) so I should be more prudent and make sure I do not clog my pores.  My game plan: Wear little make-up at work or if I need to wear more than I would like, go for make-up that will not hurt my skin.  And so the online research (shopping) began.

RMS Beauty was my first stop.

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With over 20 years of experience in make-up, Rose Marie Swift creates a beauty line that is claimed to be nourishing for the skin. What prompted her to create RMS Beauty? Breaking it down to two simple reasons: 1) to get away from all the toxins and its harmful effects on one's skin; 2) the average woman (also known as "me") does not go on with her daily routine with false eyelashes and heavily contoured face make-up.  

We have heard it all when it comes to "healthy make-up" or "organic beauty" but what truly sets RMS Beauty apart from all other products is that it is free from toxins and it is simplified beauty for women. Embracing the beauty and natural features of one's skin, RMS is truly a good compliment to that and a "must try" or "must gift" product.  

TIP: Take time to read the ingredients. If you see any hard to pronounce and spell Chemistry 101 sounding words in there, you don't want it on your skin. Unless you are medicating your skin, then all you should use is toxin free, all natural products. 

My personal recommendations from the RMS Beauty line are the Living Luminizer, Un Cover-Up, and Lip2Cheek.  

Living Luminizer  is RMS beauty's very own version of what we familiarly call "highlighter" but this beauty here works on all skin tone and does not have the greasy or oily feel and look when applied on skin. This is their best selling product and a personal favorite. 

Living Luminizer  is RMS beauty's very own version of what we familiarly call "highlighter" but this beauty here works on all skin tone and does not have the greasy or oily feel and look when applied on skin. This is their best selling product and a personal favorite. 

"UN" Cover-Up is a very light foundation/concealer that one can use as base before applying any blush or luminizer if one feels they need to  "un" cover some parts of their skin. Why the name? Once applied it brings out the good qualities of your skin tone as opposed to slabbing on and hiding the imperfections you find unflattering. This beauty is available in 4 different shades. 

"UN" Cover-Up is a very light foundation/concealer that one can use as base before applying any blush or luminizer if one feels they need to  "un" cover some parts of their skin. Why the name? Once applied it brings out the good qualities of your skin tone as opposed to slabbing on and hiding the imperfections you find unflattering. This beauty is available in 4 different shades. 

Lip2Cheek promises hydration and protection while enhancing one's natural beauty is a must have in every girl's to go make-up kit. It is easy to apply. Skin to skin application is recommended for this beauty to get the right amount of "blush" one is looking to achieve  in a natural beauty look. It currently comes in eight different shades. 

Lip2Cheek promises hydration and protection while enhancing one's natural beauty is a must have in every girl's to go make-up kit. It is easy to apply. Skin to skin application is recommended for this beauty to get the right amount of "blush" one is looking to achieve  in a natural beauty look. It currently comes in eight different shades. 

As a fairly new line RMS Beauty does not promise SPF on their products but has all the natural hydration and moisturizing needs one can hope for.  I am a big believer of cleansing, moisturizing, hydrating, and sun screen. Make sure your moisturizer has SPF or apply a separate product with sun screen before you apply make-up. Fortunately for me, my current moisturizer of choice (Aveeno) has SPF 40. As soon as I get my RMS stash in the mail I will be posting a #Selfie (please check my last post regarding 2014 #Selfie). 

I have a few more products being shipped to me as I type this and will share them with you as days go by. I did get a Clarisonic Mia 2 and that is one beauty gadget I want to test. Hang in there girls. Also, share with my your favorite healthy skin food and make-up.  

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