Tag Archives: skincare

Skincare Ingredients to Address Sun Damage

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With summer comes more outdoor activities which means the higher potential for sun damage. We have repeatedly heard about using sunscreen to prevent this aging effect, but sometimes the damage can happen before we even realize we needed to reapply that SPF 30. Here is a great summary of the key ingredients to look for […]

Summer Ailments, the Preventions and the Cures

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While we all enjoy the warm weather and the pool parties, there are certain beauty ailments that strike during the height of the temperatures. Here are the top three that I find myself dealing with, along with preventative measures as well as cures if it becomes too late. Sunburn Prevention This one is the easiest. […]

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 […]

Garbo’s Gripe: Dealing with Wrinkles Around the Mouth

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Smile lines, marionette lines, vertical lip lines: all examples of wrinkles around the mouth, also called perioral lines. Even Greta Garbo wasn’t exempt. A nineteen eighty nine photograph of the star shows her shielding her mouth from the paparazzi so they could not see what she referred to as the “purse strings” above her upper lip. […]

What Do You Think About Skin Care from A Makeup 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 skincare from a makeup line? Here are a few examples of makeup lines that have expanded into skincare products: Bobbi Brown – Most known for their foundation formulas and their lipsticks, Bobbi […]

Make These Skin Care Changes for Spring

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In the same way that our wardrobe sheds layers and our makeup lightens up for spring, we should also take a look at our skincare regimen. The warmer (and possibly more humid) weather means that the cream cleansers and heavy moisturizers might go back in the cabinet for a few months. Here are five points […]

Realism: Quick and Minimalist Skin Care

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There has been a lot of chatter about 10-step skin care regimens, and while that sounds like a lovely treat, it isn’t realistic for most people. However, most of us don’t want to fall into bed with a full face of makeup either. Here is a realistic three-step regimen that would work for most skin […]

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 […]

Five Tips For A Smoother, Closer Shave

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In addition to the date night skincare and makeup routines, having soft smooth skin everywhere can make you feel confident and ready to face your evening plans. Here are five quick easy tips on how to get softer smoother legs (and most of them work for the underarm and bikini areas too!). Exfoliate first. Buffing […]