December 18th, 2016
Getting prepped for the big parties ahead can sometimes be daunting for me… not because of the choice of makeup, but getting my skin in shape is often a challenge. God knows all the stresses from finding the perfect gift for everyone, planning that magical Christmas dinner, and even the romanticism of a year-end getaway invariably ends up stressing my skin out more. So, I have gathered together a half dozen of skincare picks that addresses everything from stressed-out looking skin, to perfecting that v-shaped face. Today’s post is not so much about an in-depth review, because frankly I don’t have the time to sit down and write in detail and I’m guessing you don’t have the leisure to read through that either. Rather, these are some of the things that I have found myself reaching for lately, and I would like to share them with you – enjoy!
October 10th, 2016
There is no better time to mask up than now! #DareToMask because The Body Shop recently released 5 new Expert Facial Masks formulated with various Superfoods using traditional beauty remedies from around the world. These are created without parabens, paraffins, silicone and mineral oils; and cater to just about every skincare concern you may have.
September 27th, 2016
What do you get when you combine a passion for food and skincare? I’ve always known that the folks at Fresh love to use natural ingredients in their products, but it was still a surprise (a very exciting one!) when I first took a whiff and dipped my finger into their latest… Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask!
September 12th, 2016
I’ve had a relatively bane-free adolescence, and my skin woes thus far had revolved around sensitivity due to dryness, eczema and the occasional zit or two. The last bottle of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion that I bought was from 2014… which gives you idea of how infrequently I needed it. But since the beginning of this year, my skin has taken a dramatic turn. You may have heard me lamenting it on several occasions here in the context of skincare, and I was determined to find the “cause” of the breakouts. It has taken me months to finally admit that those pesky zits that keep popping up and refusing to go away are not just the random hormonal/dietary insurgence, much less the result of inappropriate skincare, but a perpetual state of adult acne. The change in mindset has set me on a course to figuring out how to get things under control, and I am in the midst of rebalancing my skincare routine to learn to live with my adult acne. So, today I would like to share with you 5 basics that have made it into my daily life!
August 7th, 2016
The problem with being a beauty blogger is this narcissistic tendency to obsess over every inch of my face, every single day. And even with new social media platforms for people to showcase reality, the pursuit for perfection still rages on. But I am all about living life to the fullest, smile when you’re happy, cry when you’re sad. The question then becomes, how do I preserve my existing canvas without having those lines becoming permanently etched prematurely? My top 2 problem areas are undereye wrinkles and those nasal labial lines… signs associated with smiling (the irony of it!), and now I think I’ve found the perfect solution with #Shiseido Vital-Perfection!
April 27th, 2016
Are you ready for some mid-week decadence? Estee Lauder has created the ultimate indulgence for skincare lovers with its Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir. Featuring some of the world’s rarest and most precious ingredients, this is a 2-step spa-like ritual like no other!