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03
Nov

Product Peek: Nourish Organic Replenishing Argan Oil Balm

Argan Oil or BUST. Who's with me? I'm not sure who first introduced me to Argan Oil aka Liquid Gold, but it was straight up heart at first site. And it's been so ever since. Silky dense texture, nutty undertones, instant hydration. Yes please. Bet your knickers that on any given evening, yours truly can be found smearing it all over my face and neck. Wishing for a never-ending fountain à la Argan. Or simply an Argan tree. Why so obsessed with Argan? My official go-to for just about everything, Argan oil can be used on all your bits and pieces:…

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02
Nov

Besthie Esthie Tips: Post Travel Mini Treatment

Just got back from a wonderful trip to Spain with the hubby. Madrid. Mmmm Madrid. Tapas. Vino. Cafe con leche. And maybe a postre here and there.  I cannot tell a lie, I am rockin’ those stretchy pants this week but it was worth every second. I ate bacalhau for days in a row (literally every day we were there) and may have slipped back into my 3 cups of coffee a day adicción. Sounds so much better than addiction, doesn’t it? Thing about traveling is this. It’s a small dose of straight up anarchy. Think about it. New time…

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27
Oct

Brit + Co: 15 Reasons Aloe Should Be Your Beauty Bestie for Life

If you’ve ever been burnt to a crisp on a hot summer’s day, then you’ve probably already met aloe vera. For the few who haven’t had the pleasure just yet, let us introduce you to just about the coolest plant (pun intended) you’ll ever get your hands on. It’s not that its reputation goes back 6,000 years or that it has been deemed THE first aid plant that makes us giggle in amazement. This meaty plant with teeth (yes, teeth) is great for just about everything. You heard us, everything. Here are 15 reasons we hereby name aloe vera our…

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26
Oct

Brit + Co: 9 Tea-Based Beauty Tricks You Don’t Want to Miss!

Everyone knows you can’t be a prim and proper lady without partaking in tea time. But don’t think Sunday dresses, adorable tea infusers and cutie patootie cups. We’re okay with all of that, but we’re talking more about beaut-TEA, or simple skincare hacks using tea that work wonders outside the cup. Sound just as soothing as sipping? That’s because it is! So give these nine tea-based beauty tricks a try the next time a DIY beauty routine calls — they’ll set you up to look your Sunday best. Check out the 9 Tea-Based Beauty Tricks You Don't Want to Miss!

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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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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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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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04
Sep

The Big Skin Care Secret? Water.

Well, one of. But most definitely the most important. If you have at any point been a client of mine, you know there are a few things I am a bit of a skincare bully about. Anyone care to guess what the number one slot is? Anyone? I'll give you a hint, it's the one thing most people forget to do on any given day and the main reason for an endless array of skin concerns. It's that little check box on our client forms that always leads to a full on confession on the treatment table. That's right. Water…

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