Review of the Week: Facial Cleansers and Exfoliators (May 20-26)
Lately, I've been breaking one of my ultimate rules: always, always, always remove your makeup before bed. I pretty much deserve and F in that department. I've just been so busy and honestly, I just pass out without a second thought! The result of this is a face full of ick. So, in order to get me back on the cleansing wagon, this week's Review of the Week giveaway category is......
Staff Picks: Alexandra's 5 Spring Beauty Favourites
Maybe it's that Mr. Sun has finally started showing his face around here or that I've finally gotten my skin issues
. Or maybe it's just that I've been in a really good mood lately, but I am absolutely loving my current beauty routine. I've been testing out a few new things recently and either I've had a streak of good luck or these products are darn good...
5 Surprising Beauty Myths Busted
Not too long ago, we discussed a few common beauty mistakes.
I will shamefully admit that I was guilty of committing more than one of them. This got me thinking about what else I might be doing wrong when it comes to beauty. Perhaps the beauty advice my mother gave me as a young teen wasn't actually as accurate as I thought? With this in mind, I set out to do some beauty detective...
Tip Tuesday: Easy DIY Pore Strips
Blackheads? More like blarrghhhheads. No one likes when these little guys come around. Thankfully, there's a simple, inexpensive DIY to help you get rid of the nasty things. What you need: 1 Tbsp Unflavored Gelatin
1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp Milk (in a microwave-safe bowl) Sticks to stir with and apply Here's the how-to:
Mix the gelatin and the milk together until...
16 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products To Try This Earth Day
April 22nd is Earth Day and while Mother Nature and I haven't exactly been on the best of terms lately (um, where exactly is spring?), this Earth Day, I'm going to try and call a truce. In fact, I'm even going to celebrate all that is green and earthy in the best way possible - with a huge beauty haul!
Going green with your beauty is easier now than ever. There are some great...
Handling Break Outs Part 2: Full Coverage Makeup Routine
I mentioned the other day that I recently came down with a bad case of the breakouts. I went through my trusty cleansing and treating routine
, my skin cleared up for a week or two and then went it back to it's old ways. Humph. I was not happy.
It actually turned out to be a bit more intense than I had originally thought, so I went to the doctor to see if there was anything I could...
Your Guide To Spring and Summer Body Prep
Does anyone actually
shave during winter?
You can be honest. We're all friends here. 'Fess up! Well, I'll be the first to admit it. During the winter season, my skin rarely feels the brush of a razor against it. As soon cardigan weather hits, it's away with the tanks and shorts and my razors sits in the corner of my shower, lonely, begging in vain to be used. And if we're...
Handling Break Outs Part 1: Products to Cleanse and Treat
The month of March was a stressful time for me. That, coupled with the 'ice cream, coffee, bread, chips and chocolate' diet I have been on (I believe Eva Mendes is on the same diet?), the inevitable occurred: I broke out.
My skin isn't perfect and I have the occasional spot here and there on a daily basis. This time around I had intense periods of eruption. It isn't...
Review of the Week: Facial Lotions & Creams (April 1-7)
I'm by no means a beauty expert, but whenever friends or family ask for my number one skincare recommendation, I always give them the same answer: moisturize. If nothing else, moisturize. I've also been known to spread the moisture gospel to any person I am dating at the time. The boys need hydration too!
Because I think moisturizing is oh so important, I thought for this Review...
Two Ingredients You Should Include in Your Skincare Regimen
If fighting acne or anti-aging are your main skincare goals, here are two ingredients that you shouldn't skimp on: Vitamin C
and Vitamin A
. Though acne and anti-aging can be two very different skin issues (unless you are unlucky enough to battle both at the same time), these super vitamins fight both very effectively.
I've been a believer in the powers of Vitamin C for...