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A beauty focused how-to blog featuring makeup how-to's, plus modern skin care tips, reviews of beauty devices, our current obsessions, what inspires us, plus countless quick tips and tutorials from industry make-up artists and beauty insiders.

What is a skin tonic or toner?

What is a skin tonic or toner?

Gin + Tonic? Nope, Skin + Tonic. Tonic, Toner, Astringent – call it what you may but what is it? Typically, it refers to a lotion or rinse designed to purify the skin and minimize the appearance of pores on the face. As with most things, not all toners are created equally. An often forgotten or skipped step in a skin care routine, Toner will help to...

How to Prevent Premature Aging

How to Prevent Premature Aging

Do you know there are things you do everyday that contribute to premature aging - we mean wrinkles, crow's feet and laugh lines! Check out 5 ways to help fight back against damage causing free-radicals to maintain a youthful appearance and healthy complexion. So what are some veggies you can add to your plate without adding to your waist?

Is your skin hangry?

Is your skin hangry?

  Is your skin having a summer meltdown? Sensitive, red, angry even? Your skin is hangry! Let us help you feed your complexion to restore natural glow and supple health.   

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

  “Before I was diagnosed {with melanoma}, I really had no idea this cancer happened to young people. I thought it was a cancer that developed in the later stages of life. But in reaching out to support groups, while trying to emotionally heal myself, I realized this was a cancer that affects people of ALL ages, and so many in their 20s and 30s. I wanted to share...

5 secret products you should never leave home without

5 secret products you should never leave home without

Ever unexpectedly wish you had packed an uncommon beauty item? The unexpected always seems to happen during trips away from home so I've developed my secret stash. These beauty tools are must-haves in my go bag every time I pack - you know, for the chance encounter with that guy at Starbucks who could be your soul mate, bumping into your savage high school...

Anti-Aging Body Lotion

Anti-Aging Body Lotion

Emulsified oil-in-water formula to give you the benefits of both purified glacial water and emollient rich texture of oil. This silky, light-weight lotion is a hydrating combination of ingredients that not only helps to revitalize and regenerate the skin but also infuses the skin with a penetrating vitamin complex, omega fatty acids and anti-oxidants to leave you with velvety soft, smooth skin. Formulated for...

How to help prevent wrinkles

How to help prevent wrinkles

Fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, aging lines - no matter what you call them none of us like them! So how do we help prevent them? First, we should understand why they show up. The delicate, thin skin around your eye is called the Periorbital area.This fine layer of skin isn’t supported like the rest of your face with a fatty tissue layer. Without the support of...

The Best Dressed. The Best Makeup. Time to Talk Oscars 2018!

The Best Dressed. The Best Makeup. Time to Talk Oscars 2018!

1. Viola Davis' look is everything. Viola Davis is one of those people who can seemingly wear anything and slay for days. She's never been a celeb who shies away from colour, but her Barbie pink Michael Kors gown and matching clutch by Roger Vivier was literally everything. I have a few favorites of the night, but no one (well, other than Nicole Kidman) come...

Are Anti-Oxidants in Skin Care Important?

Are Anti-Oxidants in Skin Care Important?

To understand why Anti-Oxidants are important we need to first understand what Free Radicals are. From Rice University: Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage...

Determining your Skin Type

Determining your Skin Type

Determining your skin type is extremely important when shaping a healthy and beneficial ski n care regime. There are many factors that contribute to your skins type. Exposure to the sun and pollutants, your diet, how much exercise you get, your stress levels and the change in seasons all play an integral part in the health of your skin –...

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