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01
May

Brit + Co: Why Oil Should Be Your Skincare Secret. (And Why You Should Check Out Hannah Schmitt’s Post!)

Word on the street is the awesome Hannah Schmitt has just gone live with this cool little dittie we worked on together! Not only does it cover some great little tidbits on how to introduce oils into your regimen, but it also stars some of our very favorite skin care and makeup products. It's possible that some of them include Indie Lee, Simplers Botanicals and Amore Pacific. Just for starters. Here's a mega world wide web high five to you Miss Hannah! Check out Why Oil Should Be Your Skincare Secret + How to Use It in Your Beauty Routine!

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26
Nov

Brit + Co: 12 Products to Fight Dry Skin This Winter

It’s that time of year again: Crafting holiday gift lists, switching over to your winter wardrobe, daydreaming about New Year’s Eve plans and, most importantly, amping up your skincare regimen. Cooler weather calls for more skin-based TLC, and what better time to prep than before winter winds wreak havoc? We know you’ve got barely enough time for your weekly mani-pedis this time of year, so let us take care of this one. Here are 12 easy ways to just say no to dry skin this winter. Wanna say no to dry skin this winter? Click here to check out 12 Products…

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11
Nov

Brit + Co: 12 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Winter

How the heck is it nearly the end of the year again? Seriously, we never saw it coming. We’ve been so up to our knees with craft nights and mani-pedi parties that we’ve barely been able to keep up with our social calendar. And there’s no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. So guess who doesn’t have time for dry skin? That’s right — us. You can bet your egg nog we’ve figured out 12 ways to bring in the winter season with perfectly glowing, moisturized skin. And keep it that way. Wanna know how to keep that skin…

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06
Nov

Brit + Co: 10 Tricks to Beat Puffy Eyes

So many holiday parties, so little time. Get those glitter gel pens and mistletoe stickers out. It’s time to fill up that holiday calendar. No gathering is too large or too small. If it comes with an invite, chances are we’ll be there. But we wouldn’t dare to show up looking like a hot mess. The puffy eye has never been a good look for anyone, and we’re not looking to start that trend now. Here are 10 tried and true ways make it through this holiday season looking all bright eyed and bushy tailed. Check out 10 Tricks to Beat…

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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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