Tag Archives: skincare

Fall Trends from The Makeup Show in Dallas

This past weekend I had the chance to attend an amazing event, The Makeup Show | Dallas.  It is a two-day event filled with talented and professional makeup artists and featuring booths from some of the top professional brands available. The event offers business classes as well as educational seminars such as “Autumn/Winter 2017 Runway […]

When Is ‘Too Much’ Skin Care?

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I’m not referring to the 12-step skincare regimens, although that does seem like a lot.  I’m referring to how much of each product you use with each application.  Typically we use too much of each product which can result in going through the bottle too fast, spending more money, and even potentially causing negative effects […]

My Hand and Body Care Five-Star Picks

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We spend so much time and money caring for our faces, sometimes we neglect the skin from the neck down.  However, it’s equally as important to take care of your hands and body.  Here’s a quick look at my five-star products for everywhere else you have skin: Butter London Melt Away Cuticle Exfoliator – I […]

5 Skin Emergencies and How to Fix Them

We’ve all had them, those skin emergencies that pop up right before that important date or a big meeting with the boss. Here are three common ones and quick fixes that can get you through: Flaky dry lips or skin – If you suddenly discover dry flakes, it won’t matter if you have the best […]

My Recent Organic Skincare Discovery

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I discovered Farmaesthetics on Nordstrom.com and have been very impressed. This natural and organic brand is hypo-allergenic and dermatologist tested. Personally, I can’t resist anything scented with natural lavender essential oil. I’m not a huge fan of the fake lavender scents, but the real thing? I’ll take it in almost any product! That’s why I […]

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 […]

Advantages of the Buff Manicure

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If you are unfamiliar with a buff manicure, it’s a type of manicure that leaves the nails with a beautiful shine. It includes careful cuticle maintenance, even more than a normal manicure because, with smooth bare nails, rough or dry cuticles will really stand out. After moisturizing and pushing back the cuticles, the nails are […]

Great Uses of Lavender Oil

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With all of this talk about multi-use moisturizers and carrier oils, sometimes we also want a little fragrance! But sometimes added fragrance is not necessarily good for you. However, when you turn to essentials oils instead of artificial fragrances, you also add all the beneficial properties of the essential oil too! One of my favorite […]

Five Great Uses of Jojoba Oil

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The unique aspect of jojoba oil is that is most closely resembles the oils that naturally occur in our hair and skin. This feature makes it amazingly good for a variety of uses, from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet! Hair Massage in a quarter-size dose into your scalp and […]

Five Great Uses of Argan Oil

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Another fabulous multi-use item to keep around is argan oil. This rich golden moisturizing oil has amazing nourishing properties as well as vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and minerals to help just about anything you apply it to. Face or Body Moisturizer Since argan oil is widely regarded as a ‘dry oil’, it absorbs quickly […]