A lot of women suffer from dry flakey skin once the temperature drops. The only way to bounce back is through hydration. Drinking water will help but definitely won’t solve the problem.
Apply a hydrating mask daily until you notice a turn around with your skin. In the meantime, apply Vitamin E oil daily to the infected area. Cococare 100% Vitamin E Oil is thick and sticky but delivers a complete 180 turn around in just one day.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin. “Antioxidants are agents that neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals, which are molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles”
Cococare 100% Vitamin E Oil can be found at www.drugstore.com and retails around $7.
Halloween is just 2 weeks away which reminds us that the holidays will be here in no time. Along with the holidays comes cold, dry weather and our skin undoubtedly suffers.
Sometimes your daily moisturizer just won’t cut it. Incorporating a hydrating mask into your weekly beauty routine will change your skin without question.
Karuna is a “east meets west” eco friendly skin care brand that uses traditional Asian influences, products, and ingredients.
The Karuna Hydrating Treatment Mask contains a unique blend of antioxidants and vitamins that replenishes and rejuvenates any skin type.
The instructions say to apply and “sit and let the magic happen” and they really mean it. The mask never dries or hardens. It says moist and clings to your face so talking, smiling, and doing things is kind of hard.
I applied mine and read a magazine - A nice 20 minute “relaxing moment” at the end of a long week. By the time I was done, I removed the mask and rubbed in the residue as instructed.
My skin was flaky and tight due to the climate change and now it’s soft and smooth. I will definitely incorporate these masks into my beauty routine this winter!
Those of you who know me know I’m obsessed with lashes. It’s the number 1 beauty add on that will change any woman from norm to glam in 5 minutes.
On Gilt.com, Winks By Georgie Faux Lash kits are for sale at a discounted price. 2 sets of lashes that come with all the tools necessary to apply. Love it!
Every country and culture has it’s “best kept beauty secrets” that are usually passed down from generation to generation.
The Geishas and Kabuki actors in Japan swear by Bird Poop Facials to help brighten their pretty faces.
Droppings from Nightengales are collected to use in these fabulous facials. But don’t fret - The bacteria in the poop is killed and treated by UV lights before it’s put to use. Thank goodness for that, Right?
Urban Decay is having a “friends and family sale” - Everything on the site is 20% off! Stock up while you can or start your holiday shopping.
Love Smokey Eyes? The Smoked Eyeshadow Palette has 10 gorgeous smokey shades to suit every eye color as well as a mini liner.
Attached to the palette is a “Smokey Eye How To” mini book to help walk you through the application process.
This Smoked Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for the fall and a great idea for a gift! ( retails for $49.00 but with the 20 % discount is around $40.00! )
Eyelash extensions are one of the most popular beauty trends at the moment. Costing any where from $50 - $400 every appointment; Lash extensions can very quickly become an expensive habit.
Instead of going to a lash bar and leaving with $400 hanging off your lids - Pass by the neighborhood beauty supply store/pharmacy and pick up a pack of individual lashes.
Individual lashes are clusters of single lashes - They’re the most natural looking faux lashes you can wear.
For full thick lashes, apply cluster by cluster across the lash line. For a natural lash line, add only 3 clusters on the ends.
Designer: MAC Cosmetics Individual Lashes ( 1 pack includes sizes: super short to super long )
Drugstore: Ardell Individual Lashes ( purchase short and long seperately )
Brows are an essential part of a woman’s face. Since this seasons makeup trends call for a strong brow - Shaping your brow in any way possible is absolutely necessary.
Creating a brow with a pencil or powder can take time and technique which we don’t always have time for.
Use a tinted brow gel for a easy and quick application that will deposit some color to define the brow & hold the hairs in place.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel is one of the most natural line of tinted brow gels I have come across. You can find Brunette, Caramel, Blonde, Espresso and Granite.
Common sense isn’t always so common! Sometimes we forget to switch over to water proof makeup for certain circumstances, Like;
- Weddings ( they will always bring tears to your eyes )
- Possible Breakups ( you gut said you might cry at dinner & you ignored it )
- Chick Flick Dates ( we are all guilty of tearing during romance comedies )
- Birthday Day Parties ( hey sometimes we get emotional )
- Long Nights Out ( aka a night that may possibly end with a walk of shame )
- Allergies ( if you live in NYC - waterproof anything is necessary! )
- Funerals ( I don’t think I need to stay more )
Don’t allow yourself to look like a hot mess! Remember to use waterproof eye makeup and you will remain the gorgeous non-raccoon eyed gal that you are ;)
Maybelline NY The Colossal Cat Eyes Waterproof Mascara
MAC Cosmetics Liquid Last Liquid Liner
Yes, you heard me right! “A Healthy Fragrance”! LAVANILA is fragrance company that infuses essential oils and 100 percent active natural botanicals together to create fresh, clean, warm scents all infused with a delicious vanilla scent.
Every spray includes a list of antioxidants like goji berry, kakdu plum, willow herb and olive leaf - A nice healthy dose of 30 vitamins/minerals and 19 amino acids in every spray of perfume? Who thought of this stuff!?
The “Pure Vanilla” LAVANILA scent is my favorite. It really seeps in and exudes off your skin throughout the day. It’s perfect for the winter, It’ll remind you of freshly baked cookies.
LAVANILA Fragrances can be purchased on www.sephora.com