Tag Archives: skincare

9 Clever Makeup Tips for a Hectic Morning

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There is no greater ode to self-care than taking the time to sit down in front of a mirror and put on your face step-by-step, from primer to setting spray. But if you’re prone to early starts and a chaotic schedule, you probably don’t have the luxury to dive into an elaborate makeup routine every […]

New Skin with Nubi Skin

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There is a growing trend for more natural and organic products, both in the food industry as well as the beauty industry. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing arenas in the personal care business. An increasing awareness of ingredients and potential side effects of artificial ingredients has led more and more people to seek […]

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 […]

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 […]