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Thu 02.04
Quick Ways to Pamper Yourself Before Bed

Quick Ways to Pamper Yourself Before Bed

Bedtime can be a stressful endeavor when you foresee yourself tossing and turning. Many nights I’ve found myself dead tired, but stress kept me from falling asleep; and it turned into a vicious cycle (especially when I ended up napping the next day as a result). There are, however, a few things I’ve found useful that Osmia Organics founder Sarah Villafranco has outlined for us below – even though some of them (like not checking email before bed) are way easier said than done! There’s something about a little pre-bedtime pampering that works to alleviate some of the day’s stress, and many of Villafranco’s tips take just a few seconds to put into practice!

Wed 02.03
How To Detox Your Skin

How To Detox Your Skin with Korean Beauty Products

Getting a late start to your New Year’s resolutions? “Detox” is the buzzword of the season as people revamp their workouts, diets, relationships, and even skin care routines. With that in mind, we asked Christine Chang and Sarah Lee from Glow Recipe, a curated destination for the latest natural Korean beauty products, to share with us three detox tips.

Wed 01.27
Everything You Need to Know about Washing Your Makeup Brushes

Everything You Need to Know about Washing Your Makeup Brushes

Most of us wash our makeup brushes every few months – if at all. For a long time I was like that because the brushes were never quite the same after I washed them. I recently got strep throat, however – a miserable experience that involved a few days of pain so intense I could barely swallow my own spit and a few days of total and utter nausea – and I’m now a convert.

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Thu 01.21
Everything You Need to Know about Shaving Your Face

Everything You Need to Know about Shaving Your Face

You know you’re good friends with someone when she tells you she just finished shaving her face. That was the case a few weeks ago when I asked a friend what she was up to. I was taken aback. My friend is a little blonde and blue-eyed thing; what could she possibly have to shave?! “Lots of peach fuzz,” she told me before insisting that, “shaving your face is all the rage…seriously, it’s the thing to do.” I laughed it off but soon after started doing some research, and it turns out that she was right. Shaving – and not just your “mustache” – has become increasingly popular among women. Before you go take out your Venus and start shaving away, however, there are some important things to keep in mind.

Mon 01.18
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: The Many Uses Of Coconut Oil

Whether or not you’re on a budget, coconut oil is one of those super ingredients that should always be stocked in your kitchen – and in your vanity. We’re going through a serious “fat does not make you fat” moment in nutrition, which is at the basis of this trend since coconut oil is rich lauric acid, a fatty acid (while it’s a saturated fat – aka the “bad” fat – it’s metabolized faster in the body than those found from animal sources). The same fatty properties that make it a healthful dietary addition also make it a near cure-all for beauty woes, along with the fact that it’s an anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Make sure, however, that you’re spending the few extra dollars to get raw, organic, virgin coconut oil.

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Thu 01.14
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter

How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter

If there’s one look that never gets old, it’s the healthy glow. Of course it’s best if that comes naturally, but it’s approaching the dead of winter and most of us are already pale as ghosts (I’ve been spending a great deal of time in Tel Aviv and without makeup, still look like a dead woman walking!). I swear by Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancericon and Tom Ford Illuminating Primericon for enhancing my own complexion. If there are two products to splurge on consistently, these would be the two in my opinion, and I’ve found both to be universally flattering and effective. This natural beach beauty/soft ethereal glow look is always popular on the runways, and Spring 2016 was no exception, so I turned to Bluemercury district manager Emma Bruzzesi to get some more insight on how to elevate us all from “dead woman walking” status.

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How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
Tue 01.12
Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil

Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil: New Year, New Skin

Oil-based products have taken over the beauty world in recent years, and yet some Snobs still aren’t convinced of the virtues of fighting bad oils with good ones. Well, if anyone’s going to change your mind, it’s luxury purveyor and all-around beautiful man Tom Ford.

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Wed 12.30
Quickie DIY Face Masks

Quickie DIY Face Masks

As someone who has very pale and sensitive skin, I would never go crazy with a DIY face mask. I stick with tried-and-true, natural ingredients like coconut oil (a great skin softener…side note: you can also use it to remove eye makeup!), egg (this helps fight sagging skin), honey (it has antibacterial properties, making it a good acne fighter), lemon juice (a natural astringent), and avocado (this boosts moisture). Come fall, pumpkin is also worth adding into the mix since it’s full of antioxidants and vitamins that help prevent wrinkles. Not only are these masks quick to whip up – and odds are they won’t even entail a trip to the supermarket – but they’re cheap and free of synthetic ingredients and chemicals. A simple face mask is likely to be less irritating than most commercial products. Here’s a look at some easy recipes to try now!

Fri 12.18
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets

Equitance Holiday Gift Sets: It Is Better to Give AND to Receive

Over the past three weeks, I’ve traveled from Dallas to Paris to Florence to Dallas to LA to Dallas to LA to Miami…even for the most dedicated of Beauty Snobs, this can wreak havoc on your skin; but Equitance skincare products have saved me!

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Equitance Holiday Gift Sets
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets