If you’re going on a vacation this spring, be sure to pamper yourself before you leave. Winter conditions can ravage your skin and hair. Avoid feeling less fabulous than you actually are – prepare for your spring break by following these tips.
Your skin is probably already parched due to winter dryness. Combine this with the damaging effects of air travel, and you could end up looking positively reptilian just when you should be feeling absolutely gorgeous. It’s not unusual for humidity levels in pressurized airplane cabins to hover around 25 percent. Only desert dwellers are used to that kind of arid environment. Therefore, be sure to drink plenty of water during and before the flight to keep your skin looking plump and healthy.
Additionally, it’s smart to treat yourself to a pre-vacation skin spa. Exfoliating and deeply moisturizing your skin before you leave will help offset the desiccation of air travel and winter dryness. For a natural exfoliation experience, try mixing sweet almond oil with sugar or coffee grinds. Once the dead skin cells of winter have been sloughed away, apply a rich moisturizer.Read More »
Omega-3 is a must-have supplement that is essential for heart and brain health – plus it can help improve the look of your skin. While your body is a fabulous piece of work (it is, admit it), it’s unable to produce this essential fatty acid on its own. Doctors recommend eating foods rich in Omega-3 (like flax), and thanks to Mama Mio, you can also slather it on your skin to stay moisturized as well as prevent and minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
There are three types of polyunsaturated fatty acids: Omega-3, -6 and -9. When consumed, Omega-3 is the angel of the family, Omega-6 is the black sheep and Omega-9 is the oddball because it technically isn’t an essential fatty acid. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, eliminate free radicals and boost the levels of serotonin (the feel-good chemical) in your brain. If you consume too much Omega-6, which is abundant in wheat products, you can experience the opposite effects. Topical use of Omega-6, however, has a more desirable effect. Omega-9 is an essential nutrient that your body produces on its own, unlike Omega-3 and -6.Read More »
What do Laura Dern, Kim Kardashian, Penelope Cruz, Kelly Osbourne, singer Brandy and Eva Longoria all have in common? They all fake it for the red carpet with St. Tropez body products. Modern celebs who want to maintain the health of their luscious-looking skin opt for St. Tropez spray tans instead of the sun’s rays for an instant glow.
When you use St. Tropez body products correctly, you can create a natural glow based on your skin type. An even better perk is that the cost of a St. Tropez product is less expensive than a couple of sessions in a UV tanning bed.Read More »
Peony is the new hot pink, and if you think you missed out on the Clarisonic skin care brush in this must-have color, think again. The limited edition Clarisonic Mia2 in Peony is the answer to your prayers, just in time for spring. Don’t wait until the end of the season to try to get your hands on this beauty, because this in-demand color flies off the shelves.
The Mia2 skin care brush is perfect for a girl on the go. Its compact size won’t cramp a small space and easily slides into an overnight kit. This Clarisonic brush is also newbie-proof, with a T-Timer that helps you use the scrubbers for the ideal amount of time. With a choice between two speed options, the gentle brush cleans your skin six times better than regular cleansing routines.This baby gives you an instant glow, helps clear your complexion and makes your skin look younger. What other product can promise all this?Read More »
In the world of tanning creams and lotions, the latest is the St. Tropez spray tan in the form of a mousse. There are two types of mousse products from this line to give you a perfect, natural glow – the Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse and the Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. The foam is so simple to use that the hottest celebrities (like Penelope Cruz and Kim Kardashian) wear it before hitting the red carpet. The price is so affordable you don’t have to get a second job just to nab a bottle for yourself.
To get your own celebrity-like tan, take a shower in the evening and exfoliate your skin. Don’t forget about your knees, elbows, feet and ankles because the skin in those areas is particularly rough. When you’re completely dry, pull up your hair. (If you have light-colored hair, dab some moisturizer along your eyebrows and hairline.)Read More »
The days of sleek, super-straight hair are out, and natural hair is in. So go ahead and Free Your Mane. The red carpet is full of your favorite celebs unleashing their naturally curly and wavy tresses. But here’s the caveat: While wild and natural is in, the f-word (frizz) is still a big no-no.
Naturally curly and wavy locks can seem like a nightmare to maintain because they are generally drier and more fragile than “normal” hair types. To help control the frizz and flyaways, you need to give your hair what it craves – moisture. Free Your Mane pomade delivers the moisture your tresses desire as well as the hold you seek. Plus, it’s perfect for smoothing down those unruly little hairs that always seem to escape your do.Read More »
In the fragrance world, looks are as important as scents. In 1981, Jacomo won a Fifi Award for the “Best Packaging of the Year by a Fragrance,” and the company is crossing its fingers for another win this year with the newest “It’s Me” collection.
The latest fragrances from Jacomo, It’s Me for Her and It’s Me for Him, break the rules of perfume bottle design. Instead of encasing the fragrances in heavy, thick bottles, the packaging is instead an homage to the pure lines and high-tech designs of the latest smartphones. The bottles are svelte, fit perfectly into a pocket and include an integrated pump. The scents and bottle design capture the happenings of today’s modern world, as cell phones seem to forever follow their owners.
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Smiling is a universal gesture that means the same thing in just about every part of the world – contentedness. But to really sell your smile, you have to smile with your eyes, too. Take a look at da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” She barely has a smirk on her face, but the way the corners of her eyes turn upward gives you no doubt that she is happy about something. Smiling is a great way to give off an air of confidence, appear hospitable and convey happiness.
The late makeup guru Kevyn Aucoin believed that all women were beautiful and that you didn’t have to be a Hollywood starlet to look glamorous. Through his books and current makeup line, Aucoin reveals the beauty tips he used on top models and Oscar-winning actresses. One feature Aucoin was always able to perfect was the eyes. With the help of the Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, you, too, can transform your lashes into the red carpet-worthy look that graced magazine covers for years. The Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler can instantly make your eyes look brighter, as if they’re smiling.
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Has your skin joined the BB phenomenon yet? If these two letters don't mean anything to you then you better take notice as they translate to two important things: a saviour for your skin and yourself because it will save you loads of steps in your beauty routine.
First off, a BB cream translates to an all in one beauty balm, basically equal parts tinted moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, mattifier, anti-ager and illuminator! Asia has already caught on to the BB craze, with many ladies foregoing foundation, and it's quickly catching on in the USA with Jemma Kidd's BB Skin Rescue Bio Complex Veil. Every girl dreams of one product that does absolutely everything and cuts 20 minutes off their precious primping time and this one does it for sure! It can be used for a makeup base with it's stay put texture while also protecting with SPF 15, plumping and evening out fine wrinkles, and illuminating the skin with a gorgeous radiance.
Every girl dreams of a product that does everything so make sure a Jemma Kidd BB Skin Rescue Bio Complex Veil fills up some prime real estate in your makeup bag!
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Rachel Zoe is a busy, in demand stylist to the stars, designer, and is now celebrating her latest venture, mommyhood. Rachel as we all know has wonderful taste, but now her life has gotten even more busy so this Mother's Day she has shared with People magazine her tasteful selections of gifts for those mommies on the go. One of her favorites also happens to be one of ours, Sara Happ's Gift Set, which for the great price of $40 also includes her award winning Lip Slip and Black Cherry Lip Scrub. Already housed in the cutest packaging, Rachel says, "I'm completely addicted to this, and every time I introduce someone to Sara Happ, they love it." Sounds like a no brainer Mother's Day gift for sure!