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14
Oct

The Wondrous World of Pores

Ahhh, to be the bearer of news you probably don't want to hear. (No earmuffs please) There is not one product out there that can change the size of your pores permanently. That's right. Not. A. One. Don't believe the hype people. It's exciting to walk into your very favorite skincare shop and be showered with eternal promises. I am the first one to admit it. Who doesn't want the answer to come in a cute, colorful little bottle that gives you wooey eyes as it sits on your skincare shelf? With that said, the claim that I find consistently…

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09
Oct

Brit + Co: Throwback Beauty Trend: The Frosted Lip

We’re pulling out our ’80s time capsule and bringing back a little throwback style with a vengeance. Who said we were done with side ponytails and tube socks? While those might be tougher to sneak into our everyday, the frosted lip is not. Here’s a fun fact: Frosted lips were a thing waaaay back in the day (5,000 years or so) and were achieved by a pearlescent substance only found in fish scales. Boy, are we glad we don’t have to smear fish on our lips to get our frost on these days! Here are 12 ways to get the…

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07
Oct

Brit + Co: 15 Easy Ways To Clean Makeup Brushes

Alright ladies, it’s time to fess up. We’re onto your dirty little secret, or shall we say dirty little makeup brushes, and we think it’s about time we stepped in. We get it. You’re a girl on the go, with back-to-back meetings, a jam-packed social calendar and a million things to do, but let’s not forget the often-overlooked details. We’re talking basics, like flossing (ahem), dusting your apartment and cleaning your makeup brushes regularly. We’re not gonna rattle off all the reasons to NOT go for weeks without a good cleans, (bacteria much? Yuck!), but we ARE going to share with you…

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01
Oct

The Happiness of Pursuit: Mystery Snail Mail

Ever experience those moments where you are as certain as apple pie that the universe is speaking to you? Where everything stops and you know that the sky is winking right at you. Yeap. You. Today was one of those moments for me. I received a phone call from my mama bear this morning letting me know that she was dropping off a package that had been delivered to one of our old residences. Our neighbor of many years was sweet enough to call and let her know I had received something. (Thank you neighbor!) Perfect reason for a cafezinho!…

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30
Sep

Brit + Co: 16 Long Lasting Lipstick For The Perfect Pout

So yeah, the thing about us ladies on the go is that we don’t have time for things that slow us down. We live for those little tips and tricks that save us precious seconds or help us dodge an otherwise embarrassing sitch — lipstick on the teeth, run in the ‘hose type of stuff. So what if we told you that we had 16 secret ways to keep your pouts in perfectly colored shape and that it would (gasp) last longer than any event in your social calendar? Lipstick re-apps? Nobody has time for that! Check out 16 Long Lasting…

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26
Sep

The Importance of Toner

To tone or not to tone? That. Is. A pretty common question. Toner. So misunderstood. So overlooked. Yet such an important part of each and every regimen. Client after client has confessed that they don't see the big deal in skipping toner. And so as a self proclaimed ambassador for toner, I just wanted to clear a few things up. What does it actually do? Toner has a few important roles. The most common you've probably heard of is balancing the pH of the skin. Why is it important to have skin that is properly balanced? If your skin is…

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18
Sep

Brit + Co: Get Out the Door in 10 Minutes With These Beauty Hacks

The Queen of Snooze — it sounds so regal, doesn’t it? But to most of us, it feels more like a tornado of panic as we run around in circles trying to get ready. Big decisions are being made in mere milliseconds: To shower or not to shower? Probably not. How important is blush really? Very important. Is matching our lipstick to our shoes really necessary? Always. We’ve gone ahead and rallied a set of tips and tricks we like to think of as Snooze Queen Boot Camp. Here are 16 beauty hacks that will get you up and out the…

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16
Sep

Product Peek: Amore Pacific Clarifying Masque

Ok. Let's talk clay masques. My first introduction to the wonderful world of clay was none other than Miss Queen Helene herself. Remember? Those bulging white tubes, green top, green writing. A bit of a battle to squeeze out. Almost like spreading spackle on your face. A bit of a commitment considering you could not talk or move your face for the next 15 minutes. I remember putting it on and feeling giddy and terrified. Clean pores and a face that felt tighter than a pair of Spanx. Onward to new discoveries. Amore Pacific Clarifying Masque. Swooooon. A masque with…

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12
Sep

SPF. Why It’s A Non-Negotiable

So here's the deal. As a your bestie esthie, I feel it's my duty to keep you all on your toes when it comes to certain, ahem, friendly reminders. I walk a fine line between a tsk tsk plus finger wag, and making sure you are all keeping that beautiful skin of yours properly protected. So let's chat a bit about the three little letters that have sent my clients into a whirlwind of denial and / or panic. Sometimes at the exact same time. SPF. That's right. Sun Protection Factor. You may be asking yourself why in the world…

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06
Sep

Brit + Co: 16 Ways to Make Your Own Beeswax Products

Remember when barking, “Mind your own beeswax!” at someone was a total schoolyard diss? Well nowadays whenever someone hits us with that, we gladly accept. Why? Because beeswax is only just about the coolest thing ever. Not only is it made by incredible little worker bees, but it’s also THE ingredient in just about every skincare formula one famous Burt can get his hands on (including our all time favorite lip balm). But why go to Burt for all your skincare needs when you can mind your own beeswax at home with these 16 DIY recipes. Check out the 16…

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