Coconut Oil: A How-To Guide

I’m sure you’re well aware of all the articles, celebs, and style gurus gushing about the wonders of coconut oil. They’re all ranting and raving. What I noticed, however, was no one is explaining exactly HOW to use this “holy grail” of beauty products. I ran into a few roadblocks on my path towards coconut heaven, and I wanted to share those with you! gif … Continue reading Coconut Oil: A How-To Guide

REVIEW: A Savior for Dry Skin, Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream

Every time winter rolls around and rears its ugly head, we begin to talk about dry, flaky skin. How to prevent it. How to treat it. Best product recommendations. Etcetera. Now, I normally have combination skin with one pretty oily T-zone. Recently, however, whether it’s due to the dry air in my apartment (I need a humidifier, I know) or potentially over exfoliation on my … Continue reading REVIEW: A Savior for Dry Skin, Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream

Hydration for Hibernation Weather

Perhaps you already feel the bitter cold of winter wind, or maybe you’re just preparing for when it does come. Don’t let the biting cold and heating units dry out and aggravate your skin. You need to alter your skincare routine to adjust to these changing conditions in the weather. Switch to more creamy, hydrating formulas. Even if you’re breakout prone, you need to introduce … Continue reading Hydration for Hibernation Weather

A Complete Guide to A Complete Skincare Regimen (All Steps not Required!)

Skincare Routine 1) Double Cleanse: First Cleanse You might be thinking, wait, first? I have to cleanse more than once? Frankly, yes. Yes you do. This is the concept of Double Cleansing, which you may or may not have heard of. Double cleansing is a way of cleansing your face twice to ensure that all dirt, oil, and makeup have been removed. It’s not just … Continue reading A Complete Guide to A Complete Skincare Regimen (All Steps not Required!)

The Opposite of Makeup: The Basics of Skincare

We take special attention to carefully apply our makeup. Foundation, blush, shadow, mascara etc. What about when it’s time to hit the sac? gif courtesy of barkpost.com Please, Lord baby Jesus, tell me you don’t sleep in your makeup on a regular basis. Once in a drunken blue moon, it’s bound to happen. Sure. If you commit this beauty crime frequently, however, your makeup will … Continue reading The Opposite of Makeup: The Basics of Skincare

REVIEW: Benefit’s New They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Benefit, the creators of the #1 selling mascara at Sephora, called They’re Real!, is about to launch their newest creation: They’re Real! Push-Up Liner. I was lucky enough to snag one before the launch later this month. Here’s my review on this new liner that is attempting to redefine the eyeliner category. You’re probably already familiar with some, if not all, of the types of … Continue reading REVIEW: Benefit’s New They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Let’s Get Lining: A Guide to Eyeliner

Pencil Liner: Pencil eyeliner is, by far, the easiest type of liner to use. But just because it’s a pencil, something we all use, it doesn’t mean it’s as easy to use on your eye. Anyone who’s tried eyeliner for the first time knows this all too well. Eyeliner pencils come in two forms: Regular pencil that looks exactly like a pencil that you sharpen … Continue reading Let’s Get Lining: A Guide to Eyeliner

Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

It can be tough sorting through the hundreds of different makeup brushes out there. Here’s a guide describing the brushes you’ll need based on what you’re using them for, as well as a a description of brushes you might be totally clueless about! Synthetic Hair versus Natural Hair Brushes: Bet you didn’t even know about this, but, yes, you do. It might be difficult to … Continue reading Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

Don’t Make Me Blush… Oh no, wait, DO!

Blush. Pretty basic, right? Well, head over to a makeup counter, and you’ll see you have quite a few options to choose from. Let’s break down the different formulas, so you can choose what’s best for you. Powder: These are the most recognizable and easiest to use. Feel the formula with your fingers and read the packaging. The more finely milled the powder, the more … Continue reading Don’t Make Me Blush… Oh no, wait, DO!