My Korean Beauty Guru (aka best friend) recently gifted me some top-rated K-Beauty products guaranteeing to leave me with a dewy complexion and bouncy, touchable hair. From Sheep Steam Hair Masks to Lip Masks and the Miracle Cleansing Sticks in between, here is a review of my latest Korean Beauty haul! As South Korean beauty imports, not all of these products include English descriptions– so I’ve gone ahead and copied
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that exfoliates and removes the topmost layer of dry, dead skin cells by use of tiny crystals. The general idea is that once the stratum corneum (that topmost layer) is removed, the body interprets the exfoliation as a mild injury and rushes to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones. The skin’s surface is left improved, soft, glowing, and sans blemishes, fine lines, and
If you’re stuck in June Gloom and need a reminder that Summer is just around the corner, this is it. I recently received a package from Lancôme Paris full of the creamiest, most colorful and smudge-resistant eye pencils a girl could ask for — alongside every other vibrant #AllEyesOnYou essentials. From Drama Liquid-Pencil Extreme to Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner, Lancôme Paris promises high-impact, super pigmented formulas that stay all day and compliment any
The new generation of Ultra HD is here! Make Up For Ever has developed the first line of makeup to provide flawless, invisible coverage under the lens of the new 8 million pixel, 4K camera. Although many foundation formulas claim to be Photo Finish, Make Up For Ever is the only brand that continues to develop to keep up with latest HD technology. Continue on for concealer swatches, foundation swatches, and
I think we all get caught up in routine from time to time. Personally, I get comfortable with wearing a “natural look” for weeks on end (read as: swipes of mascara with lazily blended concealer and chapstick). Enter Borghese, a company that “combines classic Italian beauty and modern sensibility,” to remind me that getting dolled up once in a while isn’t a crime. Borghese Beauty was kind enough to send me enough product to
Lip balms don’t get enough credit. They may not be able to create a vampy attitude like our favorite dark red lipstick or add that pop of shimmer like our can’t-live-without lip gloss, but without lip balm a perfect pout would never be possible. Here are the products that have the ability to soothe and nourish even the dryest, most chapped of Winter lips as we transition into dewy, Spring beauty.
If there is ever a time when dripping in gold shimmer and sheen is appropriate, that time is now. Late Summer is all about skin with a golden bronze glow; the only instance when gilded works as a neutral. Here are my favorite bronzed buys of the moment. BLUSH Becca, Limited Edition Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Powder in Blushed Copper SHADOW STICK Laura Mercier, Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Metallic
Which beauty store do you prefer, Ulta or Sephora? I think they counter each other in different ways, but I do have to admit that Ulta consistently has the best sales. I stopped by Ulta innocently looking for a dry shampoo, but once I realized the sale my will power was a wrap. Here’s a little more on my newest of the new…
The process of getting all dolled up and feeling glam can be a lot of fun, but there is nothing quite like coming home after a long night out and crawling into bed. As easy as it is to fall asleep immediately, I’ve been making a conscious effort lately to take care of my skin before doing so. Get unready with me and see some of my favorite new skincare products specifically
This is a brief, cautionary tale about walking into the Beauty Supply store 10 minutes before closing. It is proof that all the online preparation in the world can’t replace real-life experience, and that major beauty fails pop up when you least expect them.