The beauty maxims I live by

The beauty maxims I live by

I tore this quote out of a magazine when I was living in my first apartment in New York City in 2012, and somehow it’s followed me through every move since then. I can’t remember what magazine it was, and I unfortunately don’t even know who said it: Google searches for attribution have been fruitless. But the words have been an integral part of my life over the past five years. It’s taped to a framed print that hangs over my nightstand, so I read it every night before I go to sleep and in the morning when I’m making the bed.

Bar Sixtyfour at Rainbow Room in New York City

“My favorites are: Less is more; beautiful women have a natural glow that doesn’t require several layers of makeup; one dress that makes you feel special is better than ten in the closet; and things don’t need to be expensive to be valuable.” 

It’s my daily reminder of what’s important, especially in this age of social media showiness. I try to focus on health and wellness over makeup and fashion, and look for quality pieces that can multitask. I don’t wear much jewelry, other than my engagement and wedding rings and my grandmother’s high school ring. I want to feel just as confident and comfortable without “the pretty filter” (aka the 99% of my life that is not being Instagrammed) and I want to always look and feel like me.

Do you have a beauty maxim that you live by? 

p.s. here’s my beauty routine and my sleep routine

  • Linnea Paulina

    I love this Christine. Your statement to focus on “health and wellness instead of makeup and fashion” really resonated with me. It totally is a good reminder for me to keep my focus on investing where it matters. You’re right about the social media showiness too. Sometimes I feel like with so much of social media being visually based, people put too much stock in things that will produce good pictures, rather than on relationships or even things like savings accounts or whatnot. I could go on and on 🙂 Haha.

  • Erin Dos Reis

    This is awesome I can see why you kept the page.

  • camorose

    Ahhh yes–you know I’m right there with you!!!

  • camorose

    Yes! It’s such a nice thing to remember 🙂