Wanna hear something you probably didn’t know about me? I’m an artsy type. Yep, growing up I dreamed of a future as a Disney artist, and then after Pixar dashed that hope away with an adorable kick of Woody’s snake-filled boot, as a fantasy book cover artist. Really. (Want proof I’ve done artsy things? Watch the video below and you’ll see them in there!) There’s more to this gal than just flat irons and BB creams! Continue reading “How to Simultaneously Do a Mud Mask & an Art Project [VIDEO]” »
Once just a garnish on a platter of sushi, shiso is now the hottest ingredient in skincare and anti-aging science. This potent antioxidant is popping up in everything from soap to hair masks as a way to detoxify and protect skin from pollutants and UV rays.
Here are a few products containing shiso:
I have known of Lianne Farbes for years, since my first beauty blog. We attended the same events a few times and even casually met once or twice. But like most people, much of my acquaintance with her came from my contact with her blog The Makeup Girl, where I enjoyed her conversational and relatable writing style. So when I saw that Lianne had written a book like I had, I jumped at the chance to read it. I was not disappointed!
True to her humorous, straightforward form, the book is entitled You Don’t Need All That Makeup!!! In it, Lianne delves into all the basics of her beauty routine, including skincare and more. I really connected with her mentioning the beautiful, minimalistic look of the women in Paris – I noted the same thing when I was there (along with many womens’ bathrooms that are simply closets with holes in the ground, but that’s another story). Her advice must work – in the book, Lianne reveals her true age, and I was stunned that her skin still looks so flawless!
You’ve probably heard a lot of skincare tips about closing the pores on your face with toner or opening your pores with hot water. The truth? Pores don’t open and close. A pore is an opening in the skin that allows sebum to flow to the surface and provide moisture, but there’s nothing that causes pores to open and close. It simply doesn’t happen!
If your pores seem large, it could be that dead skin cells that have built up in the pore. The solution: exfoliate. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and keeps pores looking smaller and cleaner. Hot water does soften the skin temporarily, making removal of dead skin easier – but it doesn’t “open” anything. Similarly, toner tightens skin and usually has acidic properties that help to remove excess dirt and moisture.
Since you ladies loved our posts on DIY beauty uses for petroleum jelly, Q-tips and olive oil, I thought I’d give you a host of beauty tips on another common household item: aloe vera. Read this list and discover fifteen amazing ways to use aloe vera for your overall beauty!