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Facial Waxing Trends

Did you know that hair removal is now a billion dollar industry? The benefits of facial waxing have received such widespread attention that it’s become a huge trend in the beauty industry. The removal of facial hair in women is one area that h...

Pampering Your Skin From Head to Toe

Skin is your largest organ, and it does a lot to protect your body from bacteria and viruses. It’s important to take the time each day to take care of it and keep it healthy. If you don’t have a regular skincare routine, it’s never too late to...

#Alpessence Caviar Serum & Moisturizing Refining Mask Review

We’re getting fancy today, with caviar and precious minerals in our products. But it’s not just about what’s in your products – it’s also about how well they absorb. Watch my video review! The truth is, the absorption o...

Proactiv Review First Impressions

#Proactiv #ad #IC This post was sponsored by Proactiv as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. You know what’s exceptionally uncool? Being almost 30, and having zits. I...

How to Feel Beautiful In Your Own Skin

Do I look beautiful today? This is a common question most of us ask of the mirror. The answer to this question comes straight from our hearts. The important thing is, do you feel beautiful in your own skin? A lot of people frequently complain abou...

Step into the Light: Anaiti Luminous Cream Review

Before I begin – let’s take a moment for the people of Paris – without our own agendas, without parlaying into our individual agendas… simply as humans. It’s arguable that right now, the world is in a dark spot. With so...

Back to (Skincare) Basics: Anaiti Advanced Age Defying Serum [VIDEO]

Aging sucks. Sometimes, we get desperate in our attempts to avoid it. There are lots of fancy-schmancy organic black algae and eagle spit-type ingredients floating around in skincare these days. What your mug needs is good ol’ fashioned scie...

Proof We’ll Do Some Weird Stuff for Softer Feet

Us ladies do some craziness in the name of beauty. And not just beautiful faces – beautiful bodies, literally from the roots of our dye jobs to the cracked, angry soles of our feet. Recently I heard about a strange, Japanese phenomenon called...

The Trans Girl’s Guide To Beauty

I’ve been contemplating this article for a long time because the topic of beauty for transgender girls and women is one that I think is both important and fascinating. I am a strong supporter of the transgender community because, well, I’...

Hope in a Plant: Is Coffeeberry The New Green Tea?

Forget hope in a jar – how about hope in a plant? Studies indicate that the coffeeberry fruit has the highest amount of antioxidant properties of any known plant or fruit. (Remember us talking about why antioxidants are good for your skin?) In...

6 Fab Uses For Tea Tree Oil

There are some homeopathic beauty remedies out there that are, frankly, hooey. Tea tree oil is not one of them.  Don’t believe me? Let’s hear the science! According to the International Journal of Dermatology, a peer-reviewed medical jou...

Beauty Ingredients 101: Jojoba Oil

Propylene glycol, stearalkonium, phenoxyethanol… can you pronounce the names of the ingredients in your hair care products? I know I can’t. I didn’t even know how to pronounce jojoba oil (it’s “ho-ho-bah” oil, by the w...

4 Tips For Getting Your Closest Shave Ever

Lazily running a razor across your legs may not always cut it; some days, you’ve got to banish every last hair. Summer’s the perfect time for that: you’re exposed to God and everyone at the pool, and the last thing you want is to ha...

Shiso Pretty! Sushi’s New Role in Skincare

Once just a garnish on a platter of sushi, shiso is now the hottest ingredient in skincare and anti-aging science. This potent antioxidant is popping up in everything from soap to hair masks as a way to detoxify and protect skin from pollutants and U...

In a Pinch: 16 Great Beauty Product Substitutes

I’m all about getting creative with your beauty routine, and on those days when you’ve forgotten to slip the one cosmetics product you must have right now in your makeup bag, knowing what to use as the perfect pinch hitter counts. Check o...

Beauty Myth: Pores Open and Close

You’ve probably heard a lot of skincare tips about closing the pores on your face with toner or opening your pores with hot water. The truth? Pores don’t open and close. A pore is an opening in the skin that allows sebum to flow to the su...

15 Beauty Uses For Aloe Vera

Since you ladies loved our posts on DIY beauty uses for petroleum jelly, Q-tips and olive oil, I thought I’d give you a host of beauty tips on another common household item: aloe vera. Read this list and discover fifteen amazing ways to use alo...

How To: Get Rid of Blackheads

A lot of you ladies found my advice on blackhead prevention and removal useful, but what if you really need to rid your skin of the tricky little buggers you’ve already got? Not to worry! I’ve created a guide specifically meant to get ri...

The Milky Way: Using Lactic Acid in Skincare

Does milk really do a body good? Cleopatra supposedly thought taking milk baths daily would maintain her gorgeous skin. Was it all for naught, or was the Queen of the Nile onto something? Milk is an excellent source of lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy a...

Surgical Tape: A Star Secret For Smooth Skin

If you’ve seen Mommie Dearest, you likely noticed Joan Crawford’s obsessive beauty routine of sleeping with surgical tape on her face in hope of an overnight facelift. While Joan may not have been entirely in touch with reality, this is o...


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