If you read my last post, then you know I have been into trying out and reviewing new face masks—or masques if we’re being fancy. I love face masks because they are an inexpensive way to pamper yourself. I really wanted to try a peel off mask—which I still hope to do in the future—but I could not find one at my drugstore. Instead I opted for trying the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque.

I was standing in the aisle at the drugstore for forever because I couldn’t decide between another mask and the Queen Helene  (so fun to say!) one. I ended up choosing the Queen Helene mask because of what it said on the packaging. It reads: “Helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away black heads, and shrink enlarged pores.”  That was it, I was sold. I struggle with acne, so anything that claims to fight breakouts is worth trying in my opinion.

The idea of putting honey on my face as a mask was actually terrifying to me. I didn’t see how slapping on a sticky condiment could make my skin clearer or more moisturized. It turns out, this substance made for one of the most moisturizing face masks I’ve ever used.

The hair gods have answered my prayers. I’ve found a live-in conditioner that actually works. Unlike other products I’ve used, I can see a difference in my hair when I don’t use this product. It’s the TRESemmé Leave-in Conditioning Spray from their Split Remedy line and it’s amazing.

 

Ever wished that some day they would discover a way to tan that would actually be good for you? No free radicals, no harmful UV lights, just the sun-kissed glow that we all strive for in these short summer months. Perhaps there is a solution: bronzer.  But not just any bronzer, this VMV Hypoallergenics “Tarte-à-Tan” powder works miracles for your skin. 

At a family event over the weekend I mentioned how my hair was feeling extra dry lately. That sparked a family conversation on how to fix my hair situation. And that led me to covering my head in coconut oil last Saturday night.

 

When it comes to makeup, skepticism is usually my go to attitude. When every cosmetic label screams “NO. 1 AGE DEFYING, ANTI-WRINKLE, PORE-ERASING, SUN-PROTECTING, FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH!” it’s hard to take them seriously. But, I put my skepticism aside to try a new product by one of my favorite (and most trusted) makeup companies: Benefit Cosmetics. It’s called “the POREfessional” and I am officially hooked

I recently had my nails painted at a salon and was very disappointed when the next day I noticed that they were already starting to chip. Why pay all that money when it doesn’t even last, I thought to myself? I’ve gotten artificial nails before, but I began considering it gain after this mishap. My nails are in really ruff shape at the moment and I want something that is going to disguise them. But before I take any further steps, I wanted to make a pro and con list for getting artificial nails. I hear lots of rumors about how bad they are for your nails and health, so I want to make sure I’m making the right decision first. But which is better, gel or acrylic? Good thing I’m weighing the pros and cons of both!

During the sweaty summer months, the last thing you want is a weighed down face full of makeup. Last summer, BB Creams were all the rage for those who wanted light coverage makeup with an illuminating finish. Now, the light feel and glowing power of a beauty balm is being combined with the anti-aging properties of an anti-aging cream to form what is being called a CC cream. AA (anti-aging) plus BB (beauty balm) equals CC (color correcting). Get it?

So, what’s the real difference between a BB cream and a CC cream? Well, a CC cream provides all the benefits that a BB cream does (conceals, hydrates, evens skin tone and protects with SPF) with one added bonus. CC creams visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots, sun spots and acne scarring. It’s basically a BB cream, but with a little extra pizzazz.


The 2013 Billboard Music Awards featured an all grown-up Taylor Swift in a gorgeous vibrant blue dress from designer Zuhair Murad’s Pre-Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection. 

I shouldn’t really call nude eyeshadow a trend since it’s been around forever, but it recently did make an appearance on the fall runways. In one of the rare instances where I’m wearing eyeshadow, chances are it’s nude

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...