We all have those moments where we know we're not supposed to do something, but eh, what the heck. And then after we go ahead and "just do it", well, we feel guilty for our mistakes. Can you relate? Oh there are so many confessions we can lay out on the table right now, but we wont bore you to death with them. That's why we're asking YOU to tell us your deepest and darkest beauty mistake secrets.
Has it been biting your nails or even worse chomping on your cuticles? Or maybe dying your hair with box dye, and rather your hair turning out to be a auburn/red, you turned your hair into hot pink?
We want to hear it all! The grimy, the gross, and most of all...the HILARIOUS beauty mistakes you've made in the past. C'mon...fess up and tell us what your biggest beauty boo-boo has been.
Nails are a big to do this season, and when you are showing off your nails, it's not just the nail that matters; caring for your cuticles is important too. Many people have different ways of caring for their cuticles, one of the most common ways we know are to just push them and cut away. However, what you may not know is that this is one of the worst things you can do for caring for your cuticles. You should never bite, push, cut or peel your cuticles. Rather than ridding them, treat them to be healthy and beautiful, because after all they are part of your nails.
First start with an exfoliating hand & cuticle treatment cream, like Philosophy's Time on Your Hands . This hand and cuticle cream heals sun damaged hands, dry cuticles and works incredibly fast to reveal it's desirable effect. It leaves hands and cuticles incredible smooth.
If for some reason you prefer not to use Philosophy products, there are plenty of other cream brands you can use, like Clinique. Clinique, we know, is one of everyones most favorite skin care line and we can totally get why! This Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle cream is long lasting and will keep your cuticles and hands hydrated for 12 hours, talk about great quality!
Now before you go ahead and call us hypocrites, we still are sticking to our word to not push back and trim your cuticles, HOWEVER, if you use a cuticle nipper, like the Tweezerman one we have, to use to cut a hangnail, we're all for it! Anything to keep your nails healthy and clean, we're all for it, but to push back and trim away those cuticles, no, no, no.
Lastly, a personal fave of ours, the Dr. Hauschka nail oil pen! This handy dandy pen is awesome; it comes with a felt tip applicator, so it's perfect to throw it in a bag and go. This oil is perfect for a simple and easy daily treatment to strengthen and clarify nails, promote healthier growth and softer cuticles, as well as enhances keratin to strenghten soft or brittle nails. That what we're talking about! Beautiful, strong, healthy nails for all year long!
Go natural and get nude! Take it down a notch from the neon brights and sun kissed color, for an au natural, nudey look.
First, take down the full face of makeup look with a tinted moisturizer. In general, during the summer months, you want to keep off caking on the foundation and powder and stick to a moisturizer with SPF, that is light with some coverage. Feel free to dust some powder for shine free, matte skin, but remember to keep it light and only in areas that are necessary.
Forget the foxy eye shadows and liners for a night and go with a nude, natural, earthy toned shadow with gold flecks or shimmer. This will create a natural look that will bring out your eyes. For the lip, steer clear of a bold red or fuchsia pink and go with a light lip liner, one you will barely see and shade in your entire lip (this is for a long lasting look). Then apply a nude lip gloss for sheen brilliance!
There you have it, the perfect way to perfect the nude makeup look. When will you wear this up and coming look?
You may not believe it, but night skin care is very essential for anyone's beauty regimen. Not many people realize how important night skin care is, and how effective it can be. They don’t call it “beauty sleep” for nothing! Make sure you are getting your beauty sleep with these 5 fabulous night skin care products we can’t get enough of!
Clarins Multi Active Night Youth recover Comfort Cream This recovery comfort cream is fit for normal to dry skin and is really a great product! It smells great, it really moisturizes skin (but not overly) and it may just change your skin! You’ll feel (and look) renewed and younger in the morning. If you’re looking for a hydrating moisturizer that will give your skin a glow, this comfort cream is the one for you!
Guerlain’s Issima Midnight Star Reminiscent of Harry Potter, this nighttime treatment by Guerlain can be defined in one word only, magical. The midnight star delivers an instant revitalizing effect and creates a beautiful, silky finish. If you want to instantly improve your skins elasticity, this product is for YOU!
Lancome’s Absolue Nuit Ultimate BX Advanced Night Recovery and Replenishing Concentrate You sleep so that you can recover, but recover what exactly? With Lancome’s Absolue Nuit Ultimate BX Advanced Night Recovery and Replenishing Concentrate, you will help reinforce and replenish your skin’s night time recovery process with this simple serum. The serum is great for regeneration at night and fortifies cell renewal, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Feel comfortable and radiant in your skin with this fabulous skin care product.
La Prarie’s Cellular Cream Platinum Rare Empower your skin with the most precious metal on earth, with platinum! Transform your skin with this Cellular Cream, with pure platinum that promises to ensure ageless performance, protect the skin’s DNA and replenish moisture for a soft, smooth skin look. This product will be your new best friend, and how fitting, it comes in a diamond shaped jar.
Aveda Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate This roll on oil is convenient and a lifesaver for nights where you are tossing and turning and just can not get some sleep. Roll it and rub it on, the refreshing aroma makes you feel so much better, it instantly de-stresses and relieves any tightness and has easily become a night time essential. Make sure you have one of these in your night stand drawer, it will come in handy!
We’re pleasantly pleased with peachy scents, fragrant products, and a beauty product or two lately. Sure, we’ve been loving the pastel hues and the usual neons and brights for spring and summer, but what ever happened to the in between, peach hue? We’re bringing it back and know you’ll be peachy keen on these lovely products once you finish this post through.
First let’s talk about this amazingly scented Peach Papaya scented candle. Do we need to say anymore? NO need…but oh-my-god…amazing!
Pixi’s cheek crème blush duo compact in natural peach is perfect for year round for a natural peachy, clean look. Depending on your skin color, there are two different peachy hues, perfect for that pale winter skin during the cold season and during the hot summer days, a brighter, more bronz-y glow hue.
Ever hear of the saying, you smell so good, I can just eat you up?! Well you’ll be hearing a lot of that once you use Parfums Claire Peach Musk bubbling bath and shower gel. Lather this yummy gel onto your skin for a peachy, clean smell.
Smelling good all day long is all about layering, layering is key. That’s why you should apply some Parfums Claire Peach Musk eau de parfum spray after your shower, that you just quenched your thirsty skin with Parfums Claire Peach Musk bubbling bath and shower gel.
Save the dessert for last, try some delicious body lotion, Peaches & Cream by Hempz for a deep down, delicious conditioning treatment and a lovely lotion scent.
Beachy, wavy, tousled hair is THE perfect hairstyle option for those summer months where the heat is just unbearable. Who needs to heat up a curling iron or straightening tool when you can just create gorgeous beach waves? Save some time (and your hair) by creating a sexy, wavy hair look with no heat at all!
There are a few ways of doing so, but all of them start with a styling cream in damp hair. Apply a small amount of product into your hand and rub together, scrunching and smoothing into your locks. Now that the 1st step is done, choose your way of creating your look.
The first way you can do this, is to create a sock bun after your shower and applying styling product. This will create gorgeous, voluminous waves in the morning or hours after your hair has dried. To see how to get a sock bun look, check out our tutorial here.
Another option to getting a wavy hair look is to braid your hair. Braid your hair, in a fishtail braid or a regular braid as your hair is damp. Spray some holding spray in it as the braid is sitting and apply mousse product once you have taken the braided strands out. Remember not to apply too much product, you will lose the beachy wavy hair effect and it will be crispy and crunchy waves instead.
For a very natural, tousled wave look, separate your hair into 4 sections. Create a “messy bun” for each section; apply a gel spray or holding spray. Again, let hair dry overnight or for a few hours and when hair is dry, apply some mousse to add volume and keep hold of the wave.
Do you love the beach wave hair look? How do YOU get your look perfected?
Gold is desirable in any size, shape or form. No matter what it seems to be, whether it’s jewelry, fashion, or fragrance, gold is typically top notch, and oh-so-irresistible. Naturally, we chose these 6 gold-acious fragrances that make us melt after we sniff a spray!
They say all that glitters is gold, and that is 100% true with Donna Karan’s Gold Sparkling perfume. Spray some of this on your pulse points and you’ll smell of lovely notes including fruits, amber, Casablanca Lily petals, citrus, and berry.
For a feminine, floral fragrance with a twinge of oriental uniqueness, Tous Gold perfume is the perfect choice. With additional notes of amber, vanilla, spice, this scent is the perfect balance between sweet sugar and spice.
Kim Kardashian’s Gold perfume is quite pleasant, surprisingly mild and great for casual use. Gold is a luxurious fragrance with the tagline that claims it to “transcend ordinary”. Notes include bergamot, grapefruit and pink pepper, along with blends of patchouli, sandalwood, amber and creamy benzoin.
Love a floral, woody scent? We couldn’t resist…Gold Roberto Verino for Women is THE floral, woody, powdery scent any woman will love to wear. A great night scent, this fragrance opens with bergamot and gardenia and middle notes of rose, jasmine, iris root and white peony. If you never tried it or had it, you will want it!
Top seller Cuba Gold is no wonder a top cologne for men with it’s exotic essence of bergamot, lavender and vetiver blended with woods and jasmine. It’s the ultimate masculine scent and what better than it’s inspiration of the Cuban cigar.
Another top selling men’s cologne, Paco Rabanne 1 Million cologne has main accords of warm spices, citrus, cinnamon and woody scents. It’s fresh and sensual, with a glittery shine of gold. This cologne was created and inspired by Paco Rabanne’s metallic fashion, which he said, “In all civilizations and religions gold has always managed to seduce people
There's no denying that once we try out a new brand or product, we are happy to recommend or thrash it. It just so happens that Fresh skincare is one that thrives in our offices and we absolutely love the products and their variety!
Like a kid in the candy store, FRESH gives us a ton of skincare product to choose from. Luckily, we get to brag about 4 of their top picks, black tea age delay cream, rice dry oil, sugar lip treatment, and cucumber cleansing foam--all made from ALL natural ingredients.
Why we love it so much?
1. It's all natural ingredients!
2. Have YOU ever heard of rice oil?
3. How amazing delicious does sugar lip treatment and cucumber cleansing foam sound?
The black tea age delay cream is said to boost collagen with it's lychee seed extract and the black tea ferment is a super-advanced antioxidant that helps defend against wrinkle causing things.
Wondering what rice dry oil is? It's basically a mix of rice bran oil and jojoba oil and it restores and nourishes the entire body. It's easy to put on and it's not greasy at all!
Sugar, sugar. This sugar lip treatment is a truly moisturizing, smoothing lip treatment that creates supple, soft, youthful lips...need we say more?
Cucumber cleansing foam is perfect for sensitive skin. This facial cleanser is soothing and hydrates the face with cucumber juice and green tea, and did we mention it smells amazing? It does!
If you haven't already, try an all natural ingredient skincare item! Not sure which to go for, wake up and try some FRESH.
Crimped hair can either be a hit or a big, big miss! We want to assure that you are one hot hit and not one big mess when you go all out with this hair trend look. Try it our way and let us know what you think!
For a more dramatic look, forget the saying less is more and go all out. Get a full on, ‘crimped out’ look by crimping your entire head. Now, like we said, this is for a dramatic look, so if you are heading out for a special occasion or something of that sort, we suggest you take this route. Divide your hair into small sections and begin to crimp your hair from the bottom layer up. Once all the layers have been crimped, apply a lightweight hairspray that won’t make your hair hard but keep it put for your special night.
For a more light, romantic look, sweep back your fringed hair and keep it to hold with a hair or headband. You can even clip back some sections of your hair loosely behind your ears for a sweet and stylish daytime look.
Hidden crimping, which is a great way to add volume to your hair without teasing it, which can eventually ruin your hair and hurt you in the long run. Split your hair into two section and divide the bottom layer from the top layer. Crimp at the root and lighten the crimps at the ends for root volume and a soft finish.
Which crimping technique fits your style?
There are just some products we can do without, but facial products are just NOT one of those things. Products for face have such a wide range of variety, in scent, texture, and it's specialty for use. Here we go with our top 5 favorite facial products we really can't get enough of.
Let's start it off with the lightweight, protective moisture lotion Borghese skincare. This lotion or 'protective fluid' has SPF 15 in it to protect from UVA & UVB, plus it hydrates and moisturizes your skin ALL DAY LONG. Most lotions say they moisturize all day long but this may be the only one that truly does. Thank goodness we came across this one!
While we’re on the subject of skin protection (and care), we can not get enough of this newly discovered after sun crème by Carita skin care. This one not only instantly soothes, nourishes, moisturizes skin after it’s been in the sun, BUT it gives skin an even, lasting tan. What more can you ask for? That’s right, you can ask for it to correct the effect of time and regenerate mature skin, but not to worry, it does that too! So back to what we were saying, it’s way too good to be true!
Need a refreshing treatment that will calm irritation on sensitive skin? Try Academie’s hypo-sensible refreshing treatment formulated with innovative and performing active ingredients that work on blood mirco-circulation to calm irritation. Sound scientific? All you need to know is that it prevents and reduces signs of cutaneous discomfort AND most importantly, leaves skin soft, supple, and comfortable. Feel good in your skin!
Get cool and comfy with Caswell Massey’s cucumber eye pads for cool as a cucumber eyes. These cucumber eye pads feel amazing after a hard workout at the gym or a hot shower. These pads will help reduce those dark circles under your eyes and make you feel refreshed and revitalized.
Want the face lift without the needles and getting under the knife? There is a solution for that and it goes a little something like this. High Potency Amine Complex Face Lift by Perricone MD will create a more elegant, chiseled, smooth appearance for your face while minimizing deep lines and wrinkles. This lotion makes skin feel tighter and makes it appear healthier and renewed. If you’re looking for a tight, luminous, wrinkle free face, may we suggest you try Perricone MD’s Amine Complex Face Lift.
So what is your favorite facial product you can’t get enough of?