Tag Archives: beauty tips

Work travel: What skincare to pack?

Packing for a business trip

We have talked about what clothing and what makeup to pack for a work trip, but let’s not forget about our complexion.  Depending on the schedule I will have on the trip, I like to add little treats for my skin that I may not get around to using at home. Cleansing – I’ve traveled […]

Work travel: What makeup to pack?

Makeup brushes and palette

Since I tend to lean towards minimalist makeup anyway, I definitely recommend paring down your full face when you travel.  When it is a work trip, however, you will probably need more than tinted sunscreen and tinted lip balm.  By choosing multiple-use items, you can certainly shrink down that makeup bag. Here is a quick […]

Beauty 101: Chemical Versus Physical Exfoliation (Peels Versus Scrubs)

Women getting a chemical peel treatment

There are literally thousands of facial exfoliators available, from glycolic peels to apricot shell scrubs. It can be overwhelming to pick one. There are several criteria including cost, personal preference, scent, texture, active ingredients, and the degree of user-friendliness. If something requires nine steps just to exfoliate, I will be honest and say that I […]

Is It Better To Mix-And-Match Your Skincare Or Is It Better To Be Line-loyal?

Women shopping for skincare products.

When selecting your skin care products, there are two basic schools of thought – to stay brand loyal or to mix and match. And everyone does have their own opinions. The short answer is to make the right choices based on your skin type and needs. If this means being brand-loyal because the entire regimen […]

Is ‘Vegan’ or ‘Vegetarian’ Really That Much Healthier?

Women prepping veggies in the kitchen.

It seems that lately, more and more people are choosing to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. By technical definition, vegetarians do not eat meat of any kind. Likewise, vegans do not eat anything that originates with animals including eggs, honey, or dairy. Sometimes these choices are influenced by religious beliefs, in which case the […]

Five Easy Steps to Minimize Your Makeup Collection

Women applying her makeup at her makeup table.

Don’t be worried, this isn’t as scary as you might think! Remove everything –  that you consider to be part of your collection. Skincare, makeup, body lotions, all of it. Leave nothing in the cabinets. It’s easier to see the scope of the project when you aren’t tucking things away. Start Three Piles – one to […]

How To build A Minimalist Professional Wardrobe

Women standing by her closet looking through clothes.

Now obviously a “professional” wardrobe varies based on your profession. A first-grade teacher dresses much differently than a bank executive. However, I plan to focus on traditionally business attire. Some minimalists might disagree with this list, but I prefer practical minimalism which is so much more manageable for most people. The most basic list includes: […]

Create Your Own Wedding Emergency Kit

Beautiful bride getting ready in mirror

This little handy toolkit can be as big or as small as you need it to be. If you are packing it for yourself, keep in mind that if it can go wrong on the wedding day, plan accordingly. If you are packing it for someone else, think forward about what they would want or […]

Pre-wedding skin preparation

Bride with her bridesmaid.s

Getting your skin ready to glow is always in the best interest of the bride and her entire bridal party. Here are a few tips to making sure that you look your best on the big day, no matter which part you are playing! Any major skin treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion should […]

Eating Healthy While You Travel

Women eating at a restaurant.

Most of us try to make healthy food decisions on a regular basis, but it is probably even more essential to do so when you are on the road somewhere. Whether you travel for business or for pleasure, eating well keeps to body functioning at its best. First and foremost, this means staying hydrated. Most […]