With such a wide range of cosmetic and beauty products available on the market today, it is very important to know your skin type when selecting which products will best suit your skin care needs. Using the right products will help to nourish, protect and balance your skin, providing you with the perfect canvas for makeup application.
There are several types of skin, do you know which category you fall into?
1. Normal Skin – Less common than other types, normal skin has a healthy, flawless appearance. It looks matte and feels smooth to the touch. People with normal skin tend to have less skin problems than others.
How to care for : use a moisturizer meant for normal skin and an alcohol free toner
With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to get crafty with some simple D.I.Y beauty projects. Do you know someone deserving of a little self-love and pampering? These super easy D.I.Y gift ideas are thoughtful, feel good, smell great gifts that anyone will appreciate (even if that deserving person is you).
D.I.Y Face and Body Scrubs
Vanilla Pumpkin sugar scrub – simplystacie.net
Vanilla Brown sugar scrub – somewhatsimple.com
Lavender Vanilla sugar scrub – suburbansimplicity.com
Rose and Chamomile Facial scrub – helloglow.co
Coconut Rose body scrub – lulus.com
During the fall and winter months, the weather can take a toll on your skin. One of my favorite D.I.Y recipes is an Olive oil Cinnamon lip plumping scrub. This scrub will help keep your lips soft and moisturized while adding a little volume, learn how to make yours here!…
I am very excited and happy to introduce Tahra as my guest writer for this post. Tahra is a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast, who like many of us began her journey not so long ago, as the girl who would apply Guerlain’s terracotta bronzer all over her face thinking it would act as foundation. Now confident with her own makeup skills she has become the best version of herself and is ready to share! I first connected with Tahra on Instagram when I came across a very stunning image she had posted. It was a simple image of makeup, but it was showcased so beautifully. It was this one image that drew me to her profile @bytahra seeking more! Upon checking out Tahra’s Insta profile I discovered not only was she sharing what she loves with others, but she was very talented and passionate! …
If you are among the few who have been blessed with extremely thin, barely there brows, don’t fret! Embrace what you have been given and work with it. We are talking eyebrows here, not rocket science. I have learned to work with the my natural shape to create perfectly curated eyebrows with just a few simple tools!
In just a few easy steps you too can have beautiful natural looking brows. One of the most important steps in keeping your brows looking great all day is to set them with a good eyebrow gel. I have tried multiple brands over the years, but by far my latest favorite is the NYX control freak eyebrow gel. Not only does this product support my love for cruelty free beauty, but it won’t break the bank. …
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would talk about one of the most popular beauty accessories that women purchase around this time of year. False eyelashes were first used in Hollywood in the early 1900’s, but didn’t become popular until around the 1960’s. Today with such an exciting variety of colours and styles on the market, so many different looks can be created. False eyelashes are a great addition to any Halloween makeup application or dramatic evening look.
Different types of false eyelashes
1. Individual lashes – these are the least common type of false eyelashes. Each lash is separate and needs to be applied individually. These lashes can help create a very natural and discreet look.…
Whether you are a busy mom, business woman or student starting back at school, things can start to get a little hectic come September. We all endure crazy schedules and early mornings, all of wich can leave you short on time. I have put together a list of items I keep in my beauty bag that help me look and feel my best no matter how busy my day.
1. A GOOD BB CREAM – With so many options available on the market today, there is a BB cream out there for everyone. These multi purpose beauty balms can save you time and money. With a busy day ahead and limited time in the morning a good BB cream can replace your regular foundation, primer, and moisturizer with one easy step. …
Who doesn’t love shopping? I know I do! This past week has been a crazy week of shopping and soaking up rays at the beach. Just trying to enjoy as much summer fun as I can before it’s gone. Sephora was one of my first stops, where I picked up a few of my beauty favourites along with a couple new items I just had to test out. Read on to see what I bought and hear my thoughts on each product!
Here’s what was in my bag!
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Wiz/Dark Brown – This amazing little tool is an ultra-slim, retractable pencil that will help create hair-like strokes to achieve a natural looking brow. It glides on easily and is available in 9 different shades. …
I love discovering great new products, and this one definitely makes my top 10 favourite skin care finds! I recently received this amazing antioxidant face mask from Palmetto Derma in my July Ipsy glam bag and I love, love, love the product and everything the brand stands for.
A few of my favorite things about the Palmetto Derma skin care brand
– All products are paraben and sulfate-free
– Palmetto Derma is cruelty free
– Many of the ingredients they use are natural and or certified organic
– They offer a selection of fully vegan products
REJUVENATING ANTIOXIDANT MASK
This face mask is truly a wonder! Free of parabens and phthalates and cruelty free, this vegan super mask helps to purify and brighten your skin. …