Let's talk for a second about how busy we all are and how hard it is do our own hair. On shower days, many of us easily spend at least an hour on washing, blow-drying, and styling, often sacrificing time that could be spent on other important daily tasks. Who has time for that every day? Seriously, point us out to that person, because we need to know their secret.
The things I have subjected my skin to over the years are cringe worthy to any skincare junkie. I've laid out in the sun, pulled all nighters, skipped my SPF, and slept in my makeup. Some of these things I've even done in the same day (sorry guys but I'm being honest here). With my 30s creeping in disturbingly fast, I've finally decided to take my skin care seriously and take some preventative measures, my future self will thank me, right? I was also interested in seeing if these skincare routines and mask trends were actually worth the hype or if it was all youtube fluff from sponsored beauty gurus. I picked up a skin brightening mask treatment called Glamglow Flashmud. So does it actually make a difference, even with all this damage? If you're interested in my results, stay tuned.
The first thing I always like to make clear when talking about makeup, is that when you chose to wear it, it should be for you. Not anyone else. I love it, because it tells the story of who I want to be on any given day. It’s artistry. I’ve always been creatively inclined, and I’ve seen myself as a canvas when it came to self-expression through clothing, hair, and makeup. Over the years I’ve created and perfected my go-to look. It may be a bit on the glam side for some, but I’ve always had a penchant for being a little extra. I think of my signature look as pin-up meets old Hollywood movie star, so if you’re into that kind of thing, here’s exactly what I am using to get it!
If you're looking for the perfect brass-busting shampoo and conditioner formula, look no further. Redken has recently come out with the holy grail of toning for trendy granny grays, and they call it Graydiant. If you want to see this color care duo in action, read on for the full first-hand experience from GBG marketing guru, Liz (complete with before and after pics).
Yes, curls are nothing new. In fact, taming the curl has been an ancient struggle since the dawn of hair care. Identifying the type of curl bestowed on your crown? Now that's a different story. The geniuses behind Bumble & bumble are not blind to this struggle, and have spent years working to create an innovative set of products that are sure to turn heads and make styling a breeze for any type of curl. Even if you're barely surfing waves, you're going to LOVE this line, especially due to the care they give to help you figure out which products your specific hair type needs. Read on to find out what type of curls you're rocking, and exactly how to make them as glam as possible.
As 2018 comes to an end, thoughts of our most and least favorites drift through our heads in a steady reflection of the past 12 months. When it comes to beauty products, the memories are many and at the same time so subtle; after all, it's easy to forget your favorite hairspray behind that AMAZING hairdo you had at your best friend's wedding, or the mascara you wear each day that makes your eyes really pop. There were a few that stood out to us that we felt were worthy of a mention - especially since some folks are in need of a recommendation or two. In our humble opinion, here are the best beauty products from 2018 that made the cut (and what we think will be sticking around for a while).
As we get older, the appeal of a giant bag of trick or treat candy starts to lose its appeal (especially if you are like me and too much sugar makes your skin hate you). Instead of wearing a stinky latex monster mask, I'd rather opt for a pore refining charcoal mask. It just so happens, your favorite Sugarhouse day spa has a remedy for those who feel they are outgrowing Halloween: Trick Or Treat Yourself! Yes, friends - cozy up on this fall eve with your favorite scents and pamper yourself with some of our favorite luxury items. Put your mask on, kick up your feet, and turn on the bath water - we promise you'll feel like a kid on Halloween, with all the treats and no tricks.
An anthropological phenomenon of the 21st century, we really have no idea how or where this originated from, but I've found myself dawning this look frequently in the fall months because, hey, "The Basic" look is COMFY! Who doesn't love the smell of pumpkin spice on a crisp autumn morning and a big cozy sweater paired with cute boots? Every fall without fail, the iconic 'lewk' resurfaces, it's clear that the "basic" isn't going anywhere. With this notion, I exclaim: If you can't beat em' join em'. This is your basic girl's guide to all things autumn, keeping you cozy and cute during your favorite season!
By this time, I'm sure you've been hearing these three letters buzzing around your social media feed. What's the deal with hemp and CBD, anyway? What is it? What does it do? THC is illegal (in some places) and CBD is legal, so what's the difference? I am fascinated by holistic and naturally sustainable beauty alternatives, so of course I had to dive in and do some research. If you're curious about this new game-changing super oil then stay tuned, because according to what I learned, it's more than a passing beauty/health trend.