Tag Archives: beauty tips

Choosing a Body Exfoliator

Woman applying exfoliating face mask

With winter quickly closing in, we do tend to focus on changes in our facial skincare regimen, but what about all of that lovely skin from the neck down?  It is time to make sure you are taking care of that complexion as well. One of the first steps is to make sure you are […]

Looking Good on the Ski Slopes

Woman skiing in the Alps

How often have you breathed in that cold air as you swoop down the slopes, and felt the spray of fine white powdery snow on your cheeks?  You step off the slopes and in front of a mirror, and find that instead of looking like a rosy-cheeked ski bunny, you look like a chapped, flushed […]

Beauty 101: Microdermabrasion

Woman getting face treatment

The basic definition of microdermabrasion is that is a skincare treatment offered by a licensed esthetician or a dermatologist during which the skin is sprayed with a blend of exfoliating crystals to help exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells. Risks versus Results — The biggest question when you are considering any cosmetic procedure is […]

How to Layer with a Moisturizer

Woman with face product

Facial oils have really taken off lately and can do wonders for a complexion in need of some tender loving care.  But sometimes I find that the oils by themselves are just not enough to moisturize my poor skin.  That is when I turn to the layer technique of using an oil and a moisturizer in […]

Which is Better for the Eye Area – Regular Concealer or Specialty Under Eye Concealer?

Eye concealer product

Personally, I do not like the idea of having a separate product just for my occasional dark circles.  But there are many under eye-specific concealers available! Personally, I think most people are better off with a concealer that works for all purposes.  If your skin tends to be dry, stick to a creamy formula.  If […]

Foundation Recommendations Based on Amount of Coverage

Woman putting on foundation

When you are shopping for the perfect foundation, the second most important criteria is the finish and the amount of coverage.  (Since you asked, the absolute most important criteria is color match.)  I know that seems backwards, but once you figure out what sort of coverage and finish you are looking for in a foundation, […]

How to dress for a trip to the Pacific Northwest

Woman in jacket and beanie in the winter

While my family usually gathers in Colorado for holidays together, this year we are venturing to Seattle instead.  In my opinion, Colorado is relatively easy to dress for – it is going to be cold so bring lots of warm layers.  But Seattle is a little different.  It will be chillier than Dallas for sure, […]

Hand Sanitizer – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Using hand Sanitizer

As we quickly slide into cold and flu season, you start to see hand sanitizer dispensers everywhere and they’re not necessarily all good or all bad. In certain situations, I think the generous use of hand sanitizer is a good thing – if you work around young children or the elderly, or if you work […]

A Guide for Choosing Your Skin Care Serum or Treatment

Woman with skin care product

One of the most crucial steps in a skincare regime is the treatment product.  But if you shop just on Sephora’s website alone, there are almost five hundred treatment products alone.  That is a lot of product to sift through just to find the right one! So how do you narrow down the playing field?  […]

What is Appropriate Attire for Family and Work Holiday Gatherings?

Woman in holiday dress

With the holiday season right around the corner, there will be plenty of gatherings to fill up the calendar.  From friends to family, and even work functions – the season is nearly upon us.  Sometimes for these events, the attire can be comfortable and casual, especially with friends. But What About Family Functions? Comfortable is […]