Makeup hoarding is something I'm sure many of us, including myself, are guilty of. We buy that new bright purple lip with EVERY intention of rocking it on the daily, but in reality it ends up sitting at the bottom of our bag for years searching for it's day of reckoning when it can bless your lips with violet fierceness. So how long do you hold onto those makeup products that keep piling up in the bottom of your bag? Some of them can last for years, others could cause infections after just a couple months (gross)!
With summer coming to an end and the shift in seasons occurring, it's important to remember to care for ourselves in this transitional time. Self care may have different definitions for different people, but basically it can be defined as anything that makes you feel healthier-physically, emotionally, or spiritually. It's about defining your own values and what matters to you. Over indulging in food to "treat yourself" or blowing your next paycheck in the name of "retail therapy" may sound like they will satiate your temporary cravings and solve problems, and they might make you feel "happy", but these practices could cause long-term issues in the future. Instead, examine your true values. Swap these short term fixes for more intrinsically rewarding practices. For example: Rather than buying a bunch of ice cream or racking up a huge bar tab, cook yourself a healthy delicious meal and enjoy the culinary indulgence, health benefit and accomplishment!
Maybe it's just us, but even so much as the suggestion of makeup brush cleaning used to send a tingle of fear and loathing down our spines. In an age which boundless responsibility is met with a staggering time deficit, menial tasks are often begrudged and, consequently, avoided. But with all we're learning about the perils of waltzing with woebegone wands, we decided it was time to translate the loathsome aspects of makeup brush cleaning—especially frequency—to a more digestible dialogue.
The perks of travel are obvious: new experiences, perspectives, relaxation, and adventure are only a few to name. One aspect that all routine-loving beauties can agree adds a little sour to the sweet is taking care of your skin amidst all the movement. There are ways to combat the disruption in your regimen, even for those super long bouts of 18+ hour travel to a part of the world you’ve never been. Here’s how to keep your skincare game strong, even in the face of the ever-changing TSA regulations.
Who doesn't love a healthy glow? Glamglow has released a new GlowPowder Highlighter palette that is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Brazilian golden clay, golden gemstones, and a TEAOXI® Vitalflower Complex. The Hyaluronic Acid works to blur imperfections while the gemstones illuminate the skin, giving you flawless illumination without feeling heavy on the skin or accentuating pores (as someone with oily skin, I struggle with this a lot, especially with highlighters). This palette is also infused with the signature Glamglow scent, so you can get your glow on and smell great! Come hangout with me as I unbox this brand new Glamglow product and give you a real-time look at how it works!
EVERYONE should wear bronzer! It instantly makes you look healthy, more youthful and beautiful! Here are our golden rules for getting your best goddess glow on, without looking dirty or orange!
Whether you're a seasoned colorista, or taking the color plunge for the first time, research is always important when thinking about changing your hair (so reading this blog is a step in the right direction). Here are some uber-important points to consider before you hit the salon (or the bathroom sink if you're a DIY diva).
We've all seen those Pinterest perfect hairstyles with flawless color and trendiest cut. But when it comes to hair, the trends are most definitely not one-size-fits-all. A good hairstylist will be able to point you in the right direction if you're looking to try a new style or color, and give you honest advice on what will suit your look and lifestyle the best. It's great to have an end result in mind, but allow your stylist to offer advice and even take the reins on some styling decisions. Trust them, they are professionals and want you walking out of the salon looking FABULOUS!
About two years ago, I decided to take the dive and do an icy silver pixie cut. I loved it, truly. But I am constantly trying to change up my style, and unfortunately with hair, its not so easy to bounce back and forth from 12 inches of long locks, to 2" messy spikes and a completely shaved undercut. (unless you've got some extra cash flow for hair extensions). With my recent move to Salt Lake City 6 months ago, I decided it was time to finally commit to growing my hair back. I would endure the awkward mullet, the baby 1" point tail, half of my head being uneven due to the undercut, the whole journey of growing a pixie, in my opinion, was NOT glamorous. Not to mention the breakage I had from damage that was preventing strength in my hair follicles. Cue my saviors: Sugarbear Hair Vitamins and Olaplex.
We've all heard it time and time again: "you must wear sunscreen everyday!" The beauty gods will harp on this until the cows come home, but the truth is, it's actually REALLY GOOD advice. A harsh reality is that 90% of all skin aging is caused by sun exposure. Sunscreen can be a pain, and the typically thick goopy stuff you've grown up with clogs your pores just by looking at it. But it's 2018 ladies (and gentleman) and the realm of sunscreen has become far more advanced than you're used to. Many cosmetics and CC creams have sunscreen built in, so there's no excuse to not protect the largest organ in our body that just so happens to be exposed to the sun every single day. If you're going to be wearing makeup anyway, why not go the extra preventative mile and cut down on aging from sun exposure while you're at it!