Let's face it, we all have good and bad days at the office--and I'm not talking about work, I'm talking about appearance! Yes, a bad hair days, a day with swollen eyes, another with stains, and wardrobe malfunction day to mention a few. There are some beauty emergencies at the office that make our day a little tougher. The solution is here!
If you like using the type of face wash that contains those exfoliating microbeads, I have some not-so-great news. States like Illinois, New York, and California are actually in the process of banning the use of those beads in cosmetics and cleaners. Why? As it turns out, they're poisonous to the environment!
That's right--the stuff that you've been scrubbing on your face daily is reportedly getting into the water supply, killing fish and other wildlife, polluting the ice, and just causing general damage to the earth. Uh-oh!
Here's a question for you: Have you cleaned your bathroom lately? I know that might sound strange, but a lot of people don't seem to realize that the products you have sitting in your shower, medicine cabinet, and bathroom shelves don't last forever. In fact, most of them come with an expiration date that if you don't pay attention to, could cost you an eye. Okay, maybe I'm being a little dramatic. But you can totally get an infection, pinkeye or worse!Continue Reading >
Ever watched one of those ads showing off a woman's allegedly bare face and wondered how she could possibly look that perfect with no makeup? Well, it looks like we finally have an answer, straight from the horse's mouth!
Professional model Sierra McKenzie recently busted the "no makeup" myth wide open by uploading two simple but profound photos to her Tumblr page. One side shows McKenzie's real natural face, with no Photoshopping, cosmetics, or enhancers. The other depicts her commercial natural face, which, while still relatively naked, has actually been airbrushed to look smooth and glowing. Aha! I knew all those supposed makeup-free faces were too good to be true!
Most women like to put a little something on their face before heading out for the day, whether it be a swipe of mascara or some blush. But have you ever stopped to think about just how much your everyday makeup changes your appearance? An awesome new time-lapse video courtesy of Buzzfeed captures just that, highlighting the differences in four women's faces before and after they've had makeup applied ... and the results are actually waaay more drastic than I expected!Continue Reading >
It's the first day of summer everyone! The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of warmer and sunnier weather--and all I can think of is hitting the beach! With that said, as much as I love to splash around in the water and enjoy a little sun-bathing, I still like to make sure I look perfectly pulled together. Of course I'm NOT suggesting you wave surf decked out in makeup. That would be the most ridiculous thing ever.Continue Reading >
The weather is getting warmer and it's time to start planning those summer getaways! The only downside? Packing. I am the worst packer in history, especially when it comes to beauty products. I can never break it down to just the essentials. I mean, how am I supposed to decide?!
But with several weekend trips planned in the future, I decided to scour the internet for ways to make my makeup and hair products more travel friendly--and luckily, I found some genius ideas!Continue Reading >
For me, putting on makeup and practicing other beauty routines have become such a part of my everyday life that I pretty much go through the motions without even questioning it. But now, a new video courtesy of Buzzfeed is exploring the history behind lipstick, high heels, and other beauty staples--and it's definitely not what you'd expect.Continue Reading >
I love trying out different beauty products, but finding a place to store all those beauty goodies can be a hassle, especially when you don't have a lot of room. I can't even tell you how many times I've fumbled around in my bathroom and bedroom looking for my favorite mascara.Continue Reading >
If I could describe my beauty style in one word it would be: minimalist. I'm the type of person too impatient to put on a full face of makeup so any shortcuts I can take are ideal, which is why I LOVE tinted moisturizer. Whoever came up with the concept of mixing a moisturizer and foundation in one product was a GENIUS.
Thankfully I was lucky enough to try out Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil-Free ($43) and Covergirl Smoothers SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer BB Cream ($6), and the results were close. So which product did I favor in the end? Read on to find out!Continue Reading >