If you're like me, you never give your beauty routine a second thought; you just go through the motions and get 'em done. But when you take a minute to really think about what each step of your routine really entails, you begin to realize just weird some of them actually are.
For instance, every morning I pull my hair out by the root, scrape skin off my face, and iron my hair into submission. Sounds like torture, doesn't it? Well, it sorta is. But it's also just a run of the mill beauty routine. And you know what? I'm not alone. Every day, women across the world engage in similar routines, never giving them second thought ... until now, that is.
It was only about a month or so ago that my sister came to me for beauty advice. She had suddenly and surprisingly started developing pimples all over her face and didn't have the slightest clue what to do. I've never struggled from serious acne, but I definitely do get occasional breakouts so I broke down my beauty regimen to her. Try a gentle cleanser, use a face brush and apply an acne-fighting serum all over your face before bed. The poor girl went weeks trying my tricks and nothing seemed to work. It wasn't until she started cleansing with Shea Moisture African Black Soap that her face finally cleared up!
Jessica Alba is hands down one of my favorite celebs when it comes to style inspiration. The girl can dress--and I know I don't have to remind you how her hair and makeup is always on point. Speaking of hair, have you noticed how nicely her color gradually fades from top to bottom? That's because she ditched the obvious ombré for sombré, a much softer and more subtle ombré. This is the next big thing, chica--trust me!Continue Reading >
Seriously, I'm all for the runway beauty looks during Fashion Week, but it's not often I find something I can actually pull off. Sorry, but blue lipstick and embellished eyebrows just aren't for me! But fortunately this fall is all about minimalist (aka wearable!) beauty styles. I'm talking everything from classic red lips to brown smoky eyes, even cobalt blue winged liners. Seriously, who doesn't look good with a nice cat-eye?
Good news: There's a new skin treatment procedure that promises decrease the appearance of stretch marks by a whopping 90 percent! But before you get your hopes up, you should know there's a catch. The treatment requires patients to undergo a procedure so painful, it's been compared to actual torture. Still game? Well, then keep reading for the rest of the cringe-worthy deets.
Now that Jenni "JWoww" Farley is a mom, she's making some big changes and one of them includes her hair. The former Jersey Shore star has been rocking dark brown tresses for as long as any of us can remember. But she recently decided to lighten her look with some blonde streaks and I have to admit she looks pretty darn good. I'm surprised she never thought of this before!Continue Reading >
If you know me well (or have read any of my curly hair stories), you know that I've been slowly trying to recover from extreme heat damage. What's heat damage? It's basically when heat-styling tools take a toll on your hair, leaving it dry and messing up your natural curl pattern. I don't go near a blow dryer without first applying a heat-protective spray throughout my damp hair, I keep the settings low and I sure as hell don't use flat irons (or even curling irons) anymore. So when I heard that Brazilian supermodel Barbara Fialho has her heir hair burned with open flames (yes BURNED) to make it "healthier," I flipped out. That sounds like BS to me!
Women tend to be behind the terrible beauty trends we see nowadays, but I knew it was only a matter of time until men caught on and found their own thing to obsess about. Which brings me to a new procedure called Male Bikini Laser treatment or "ball ironing".
At first it sounds like it's a manscaping treatment, and it is but when you get down to the nitty gritty of it, it's A LOT more than that. And now many men in Hollywood and beyond are joining in on the ball ironing fad. So what exactly is it?
Braided hairstyles are romantic, practical and perfect for hiding a bad hair day, which is why they are such a summertime essential. Trust me, when it's hot and humid out, these styles are a godsend. Heck, it's probably the smartest way to wear your hair all season. And I'm not talking a plain ol' Pochontas braid either!Continue Reading >
Me encanta mi visita al salón, especialmente para arreglarme los pies. Es mi momento de apapacho, de consentirme y además mantener mis pies presentables. Confieso que la parte que más disfruto es ese masajito que me dan después del pedicure, creo que las manos de mi pedicurista son perfectas para el relajamiento.
Aunque hace unos días note que una señora sentada a mi lado tenía varias uñas llenas de hongos, y no pude evitar pensar que tal vez la bacteria la contrajo del salón, y peor aún, que tal si más adelante me harían la pedicure con los mismos instrumentos que estaban utilizando en ella…¡nooo!