Category Archives: Beauty

How to Flatter Deep-Set Eyes

Brunette woman touching her face

Do you have deep set eyes?  One quick way to find out is to use a pencil and hold it flat against your eyebrow.  If it rests against your cheek without touching any other part of your eye, you indeed have deep-set eyes. While this particular eye shape is great for eye makeup because it […]

Small Touches that Make A Big Difference

Woman examining her face in the mirror

Sometimes we get caught up in the ‘bigger’ parts of our makeup routine, and forget to double-check the little things.  But if you make them a part of your regular routine, they really won’t add too much time to your morning.  Here are a few quick things that I try to pay attention to: Lip […]

My Five-Star Makeup Picks

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I have tried a lot of makeup in my exploration, but I think many of us have those top products that we always come back to.  The ones that no matter what else we try, they just seem to work better for us and our needs.  Here is a list of my top treats that […]

What’s In Your Makeup Bag?

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I like to know what my readers are using/wearing right now! My primary makeup bag changes seasonally as well as according to my mood and activities. Here is what I’m using on a (mostly) daily basis: Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm – I’m a huge fan of Dr. Jart’s beauty balms. I […]

Foundation 101: Advantages of Different Formulas

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It’s difficult enough to find the right shade of foundation, but when you throw in all of the different available formulas, it can become downright impossible it seems. Here is a quick guide about choosing the right formula for your needs and your preferences: Tinted moisturizer – Typically tinted moisturizer offers the sheerest coverage and […]

Picking the Right Shade of Eyeshadow

Woman applying eyeshadow

While blush can be somewhat straightforward to choose, eyeshadow is a whole different ball game. There are thousands of colors and formulas and finishes to choose from. I suspect that’s why so many either skip it altogether or end up with a drawerful of shadows that they never touch. It can be daunting to see […]

Going Nude For Nail Polish

Nude nail polish

One of the most classically beautiful manicures is the nude manicure. While some will always love the French manicure, I think it can look somewhat dated nowadays. But a nude manicure, when chosen and completed well, is classy and elegant and professional.  The issue can be picking the right shade. The wrong one can be […]

How to Pick the Right Shade of Blush

Woman applying blush to cheeks

There are hundreds of products that claim to brighten or liven up your complexion. But there are few products that can do what blush can do. It is amazing how much brighter and more awake your skin appears with just a simple stroke of color on the cheeks. But how to pick the right color? […]

What’s All the Fuss With Cleansing Conditioners?

Woman washing her hair in bathtub

I don’t tend to write a lot about hair care because I just don’t know much about it. I have a wash-and-wear hair style; I don’t color or heat style, and I only get it cut once every quarter. It’s long and fine so I do have to be a little careful with it because […]

What Are Powder Exfoliators?

Face of smiling woman reflected in mirror

Are you familiar with facial cleansing and exfoliating powders? They seem to be one of the big trends in skincare, but oddly enough they are not new to the industry. They have been around in Korean skincare regimens for a long time. But they do take some getting used to, same as the oil cleansing […]