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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 […]

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 […]

Wedding Time – Makeup For The Bridal Party

Three beautiful bridesmaid

For a bride, there is no day in her life that she wants to look better than on her wedding day. But her attendants want to look their best as well! After all, their glow will say they are excited to share her special day! The most important factor in wedding day makeup, even for […]

What Do I Pack For An Out Of Town Wedding?

Women traveling with a suitcase.

There are plenty of lists for what a bride (and groom) needs to pack if they are hosting a destination wedding. But what about the guests’ packing list? Packing to attend an out-of-town wedding can be complicated as well, when you consider all of the events that normally surround such a celebration. I am in […]

Do It Yourself Masks And Scrubs

Woman applying a face mask

Did you know that the secret to a better complexion might be hiding in your kitchen? If you are fed up with the lack of results from commercial products, try mixing your own! The Sunny Avocado Mask-  from Annmarie Gianni is wonderful for skin that needs extra moisture. It combines half of an avocado, a […]

Beauty 101: Shaping Your Fingernails

Women with fashionable nails

One of the hardest parts of doing at-home manicures can be deciding on the shape of your nail. Not all shapes flatter every finger and hand, so sometimes it can be difficult if you are inexperienced. It can also affect the durability of the nail itself. It’s the foundation of all manicures, because if you […]

A Full Face With Pencils And Sticks

Woman applying while sitting on her suitcase

I have several trips coming up this fall and I have been trying to build a travel-friendly makeup kit that works for most scenarios – a wedding in Minnesota, a family holiday in Seattle, and a Mexican cruise. All of these have very different makeup needs, and I would love to build a kit that […]