Beauty Muse: Gizelle Bryant

The lovely Gizelle Bryant is the Beauty Muse for the month. For those who do not recognise the name or the face, Gizelle Bryant is one of the housewives on The Housewives of Potomac. I have been watching the series for many years now and I am a huge fan. The ladies are quite entertaining, and this Beauty Muse is one of the original cast members. You can easily catch her and her onscreen BFF – Robyn Dixon up to mischief. To watch all the seasons, play catch up on Amazon Prime.

Back to this Beauty Muse; Bryant has a smooth and flawless skin, and she always looks beautiful. I have always admired her stunning features, and so I did some digging and I found out a bit about her skincare routine and makeup tips.

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Beauty Muse: Gizelle Bryant

Gizelle Bryant’s main steps to her daily routine include using SPF, a gentle cleanser, and a mosituriser. I was super shocked to discover this beauty muse has a very simple skincare routine, and uses drugstore skincare products. Her natural glow is so easy to maintain and it just confirms that you don’t have to spend an awful lot of money on skincare products to glow.

Once you have the right products for each step of your skincare routine, and you apply all the products correctly, the rest of the work is usually done from the lifestyle choices. So having a balanced diet, getting the right amount of sleep, drinking the recommended amounts of water, and having a stress-free lifestyle is a great way to keep your skin healthy.

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What do you think of Gizelle Bryant as the Beauty Muse of the month? Do you watch The Real Housewives of Potomac? Are you a fan of the series? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, liking, commenting, and sharing. Stay beautiful.


3 Skincare Tips for Women in their 30s

Old habits die hard and it’s the same when it comes to skincare. As a woman in her 30s, I know how important it is to take care of your skin and I do as much as possible. Having said that, sometimes I find myself struggling with old skincare habits that no longer serve me. This is why I ensure I write posts like this every now and again to also remind myself of what to do and what to stay far away from.

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Skincare Tips for Women in their 30s

Here are my top 3 beauty and skincare tips for women in their 30s:

  • Reduce your shower time and keep the water cool

I know how enjoyable hot water can be especially on very cold days, but hot water is not really good for the skin. It is okay to have a warm every now and again but it is best to not make it a habit. Also, reducing your daily showers to under 5 minutes will do wonders for the skin. Research has shown that hot showers and longer showers and baths strip the skin of its oils which can cause skin dryness and other issues.  It is best to keep bath time as short as possible and keep the water cool.

  • Use natural skincare products

It is best to avoid skincare products with harsh chemicals as they may cause or alleviate skincare issues. Natural skincare products are the best to use for all ages but even with natural products, you still have to be careful especially if you have sensitive skin. For example, I have recently discovered that some natural skincare products made from predominantly tea tree essential oil can be cause skin dryness for me. Which is odd because I love Tea Tree Essential Oil and I use it in a bunch of different ways, The point is that some products may use natural ingredients that don’t suit your skin so always test a small area before using a new product.

  • Pat dry

Always pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Never rub too hard. If you prefer, you can leave your skin to air dry. I do that when I can and I feel my skin soaks up my moisturiser so well after air drying.

What do you think of these 3 skincare tips for women in their 30s? Do you have a skincare tip to share?



5 ways to gently lighten your skin

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Everyone strives to have a radiant, glowing complexion and bright skin can make you feel as though you’re being lit up from the inside. With a healthy glow, you may not even need to use foundation. However, glowing, healthy skin isn’t something that can be wished into existence with a simple thought. The following are five ways to lighten your skin gently:

1.   Cleansing

To get the most out of any product that claims to lighten or speed up cellular turnover, you need to start by thoroughly cleansing your skin. Washing your skin makes it possible for any extra products that you use to reach every layer of your skin.

2.   Exfoliation

Exfoliating the skin is a procedure that is similar to washing in that it removes dead skin cells and flaky, dry skin, both of which may contribute to dullness and increased texture. You have the option of doing an exfoliation either manually or chemically. One to three times per week is the recommended frequency for exfoliation, however, the frequency you should use may vary based on the kind of skin you have.

3.   Use vitamin C serum

When applied topically, vitamin C is an all-natural component that works wonders to stimulate the production of collagen, illuminate the complexion, and ward off the effects of free radicals.

As an antioxidant, it contributes to the prevention of the potentially harmful oxidation process. Vitamin C also inhibits an enzyme that contributes to the synthesis of melanin, which results in a reduction in redness as well as hyperpigmentation, while protecting against damage caused by free radicals.

Vitamin C for skin lightening also helps skin maintain its flexibility. In a nutshell, Vitamin C has the ability to reduce the appearance of dark spots, decrease inflammation, smooth out fine wrinkles, and revive dull skin.

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4.   Cell turnover

Increasing skin cell turnover is one of the most effective ways to lighten your complexion. In most cases, you’re going to have to either use an antioxidant-rich serum or look into your diet.

What’s more, cellular turnover may be stimulated by using penetrating topical serums, such as retinol, that can be applied directly onto the skin. This is why you shouldn’t apply serums to your skin until after you’ve washed and exfoliated so that you can get the most out of them.

5.   Moisturizing

Once you’ve used your chosen serums and completed your washing and exfoliating routines, it’s time to apply moisturizer. At this stage, you should be concentrating on maintaining an adequate level of hydration. If you have dry skin, you may find that a thicker moisturizer, such as one that is based on ceramides, is more beneficial. On the other hand, if you have normal or oily skin, you may find that a lighter moisturizer is more appropriate to prevent pores from getting clogged.


If you really want to bring the best out of your skin, the greatest thing you can do is take the time to develop a skincare routine that you’re certain you can keep up with. Remember to do your homework before introducing new items into your routine, use gentle products that are made from natural ingredients, and don’t forget to experiment with your diet and lifestyle.

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