Tag Archives: Cosmetics

How to Pick the Right Shade of Blush

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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 Are Powder Exfoliators?

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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 […]

Discovering New Websites: Integrity Botanicals

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In my efforts to not only streamline my skincare and makeup routines, I’ve also been working on transitioning to more organic products. I haven’t completely thrown out my ‘chemical’ ones, I am just trying to replace them as I need to. I discovered a fabulous website, Integrity Botanicals, during my search. It carries many lines […]

Discovering New Brands: Vapour Organic Beauty

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I have recently discovered a new organic brand that I cannot wait to try! Vapour Beauty has a simple skincare line as well as a beautiful cosmetics line. I have recently ordered a sample set ($15 for five samples plus $2.75 shipping but it also comes with a $10 coupon code). I haven’t had a […]

What Do You Think About Makeup From A Skincare Line?

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While some brands excel at both, usually a cosmetics company focuses on either makeup or skincare. What do you typically think about buying makeup from a skincare line? Here are a few examples of skincare lines that have expanded into makeup products: DHC – A well-known and well-respected Japanese skincare company, their best-selling set starts […]

What Changes to Make in Your Makeup for Spring

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Spring is usually the time when formulas and colors start lightening up as the trees bud out and the flowers bloom. While dark eye and lip colors and matte skin are the norm for the winter months, spring is about light and air and glow. Instead of the heavy matte foundation, try a tinted moisturizer […]

Realism: Cushion Makeup Products to Try

With every season, there are new makeup products and shades that flood the market. But sometimes it can be difficult to determine which ones are worth the money and which ones should be left on the shelf. Have you tried any of the cushion makeup yet? If not, this is your chance! They are usually […]

How to Select the Right Blush

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While the right shade and application of blush, your whole complexion can look rosier and brighter. But if it is the wrong shade, it can look garish and harsh, and can mess up an otherwise flawless look. Choosing the right shade is critical to the finished look of your makeup. Fair Skin Tones – For […]

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

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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 […]

What Do I Pack For An Out Of Town Wedding?

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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 […]