manicure

I went from getting my nails done at the salon every two weeks to doing my manicure at home. I look forward to the “me time” I spend on Sunday afternoons doing my nails while binge-watching a favorite TV show. For inspiration I’ll watch Youtube tutorials on nail design and I follow nail technicians on Instagram. When I have extra time, I’ll apply nail decals, or do little designs. Depending on the time of the year, what I’m doing, or where I’m going, I have specific colors I use that correlate with the occasion. Here are my tried-and-true manicure steps, along with my go-to colorsRead More →

cosmetics and beauty

My mornings begin with a cup of coffee while sitting at my vanity getting ready for the day. My job in fashion requires me to look put together at all times so I make sure that the products I choose are going to last. Often I’ll go straight from work to an event with just enough time to do a quick touch up. These are my can‘t live without cosmetics and beauty products that I buy over and over again. 1. Tattoo Liner | Kat Von D: This is the only eyeliner I can precisely create a wing with. It also stays on throughout the dayRead More →

Lunchtime Chemical Peels

A few years ago I went to my aesthetician because I was suffering from a bad breakout. I assumed I was immune to blemishes since I never had to deal with these issues as a teen. Not only did I need to treat the breakout, but I had leftover purple marks I was looking to get rid of. The aesthetician suggested IPLs which I had already tried, and they are super expensive and only helped temporarily. She she also recommended other things that I could do at home that weren’t invasive: lunchtime chemical peels, derma-rollering, serums, and LED light therapy. I would space them outRead More →

Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box

Before I was gifted the Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box, my knowledge of essential oils was very minimal. I would add a few drops of eucalyptus or lavender to my diffuser at night and drift off to sleep. Over the last few years I’ve made a lot of changes in my life. I gave up eating meat, I try to avoid processed foods, and eat mainly organic. I’m always on the quest to live healthier and I continue to research new ways to improve my overall well-being, and that’s where Simply Earth comes in. I received the August essential oils recipe box and itRead More →

Behind the Salon

Behind the Salon is an independent haircare line under the YUKO brand. Products are distributed wholesale to salons and also available for retail sale. All products are sulfate free with natural ingredients. The purpose of the hair care line is to allow consumers to obtain a salon experience from the comfort of their own homes. Yuko are the originators of the Japanese Hair Straightening System. The system works by breaking down hair bonds through a chemical process. Hair is then straightened to leave it pin straight, however, the process is tedious and timely. Yuko has perfected the process to protect, condition, and restore damaged hair.Read More →

Spring 2018 Nail Polish Guide

There’s nothing like welcoming spring than with a freshly painted manicure. We created our own spring 2018 nail polish guide based on the the top colors of the season. Every season the Pantone Color Institute releases a chart of what the trending colors will be, which is influenced by New York Fashion Week. You’re going to see these 12 hues everywhere: Meadowlark, Cherry Tomato, Little Boy Blue, Chili Oil, Pink Lavender, Blooming Dahlia, Arcadia, Ultra Violet, Emperador, Almost Mauve, Spring Crocus, and Lime Punch. New bright and elegant colors debut each spring and we’ve done our research to find a polish that best compliments eachRead More →

facial serums you need

During the dry winter months it’s important to step up your skincare routine with these three facial serums you need to attain flawless skin–at any age. Lots of people skip serums because they think they’re expensive (some are but not all, and a bottle can last a long time); they don’t know much about them; or they think if they use a good moisturizer with SPF then they’re good to go. Maybe right now, but the goal is to protect your skin so as you get older you won’t develop lines, wrinkles, age spots, and the other tell tale signs of aging. That’s why it’s bestRead More →

What Is An Eyelash Tint and Lift?

Looking to step up your beauty routine in 2018? Then an eyelash tint and lift may be something that interests you. No, it’s not the same thing as eyelash extensions, which are also great and a very popular beauty service. What is an eyelash tint and lift? An eyelash lift and tint works with your natural lashes to give them a natural-looking and semi-permanent curl before giving them a black-as-night tint that will help make them look even more stunning. If you already have long and thick lashes and just want your natural lashes to look even better, this may be a service to lookRead More →

Pantone Fall 2017 Nail Polish

Colors come and go. They are in one season and out the next. That’s why we look to The Pantone Color Institute for inspiration. They recently unveiled their #trending colors for this season and we created our own Pantone fall 2017 nail polish color guide to help you choose. The color story for this season was influenced by the top 10 hues most used at New York Fashion Week. The 2017 colors take their inspiration from the overall themes of the fall season; warmth, comfort, and simplicity. Seasonal tones are balanced by bright accent colors to create the perfect fall color scheme. Pantone warm colorsRead More →

fall 2017 makeup products

During this time of the year with the change in weather, there’s also a change in our everyday makeup routine. With dark shadows and strong lip colors, fall brings on a vibe to be brave and step outside of our comfort zone. Right now there are some exciting launches and upgrades happening in the world of makeup. Here are some of our favorite fall 2017 makeup products that just hit the shelves. You’ll be taken care of from skincare to new makeup trends! BareMinerals Combo Control Milky Face Primer This primer from BareMinerals is a new product that gives your skin some much needed prepRead More →