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Our Favorite Eye Makeup Trends for Summer

Young woman with bright pink eyeshadow and eyebrows

This summer brings with it so many exciting new makeup trends, with many of the best ones focused on the eyes. From peacock-inspired colors to dramatic underlined eyes, here are some of our favorite eye makeup trends for this summer. Bright Pops of Colors The sunny summer months are the perfect time of year to […]

Beauty Dictionary: Essences

Woman with beauty products

As the Korean skincare methods gain traction worldwide, some of the steps in these methods are rather unknown to most of the world.  One such product is the essence.  These are typically gel or liquid in texture but are considered a serum-like treatment product.  Most often applied after cleansing and toning, they absorb easily and […]

Upcoming 2017 Skincare Trends

Woman with skincare products

There is certainly a functionality to having a skincare regimen, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun as well! If you can view that time as personal-care time, it can ready you for your day or for a good night’s sleep. Here are a few trends to keep your eye out for as you […]

Holiday Wish List: Makeup

Makeup products on black marble table

I may be a fashion minimalist, but makeup is a different story!  There are so many beautiful makeup pieces out there that I tend to collect them by the drawer full!  Keep in mind that I usually prefer sets to palettes, but sometimes the palettes are hard to resist.  Oh, and mini anything is very […]

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 […]

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?  […]

How to Soothe Irritated Skin

Woman using face cream

Remember that flakiness we just talked about?  That is usually a sign of irritated skin.  If you suspect that your flakes could be more than simple irritation, please do consult your dermatologist.  However, if it is just reacting to the change of the seasons, perhaps we can help! Years ago, when I started getting those […]

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 […]