It’s February already, and Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Instead of doing the traditional bold statement of a classic red or pink lip and smoky/dramatic eye, try a different approach and go back to the basics.
Focusing on the makeup that Jessica Alba has maintained throughout the years — keeping it warm, glowing and luminous — we are going to create a soft, flawless, pure makeup look that can be appropriate for any occasion. This look is not about transformations, it’s more about enhancing the features you already have and …
Available at Sephora, these four Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 10ml tubes ($120) of non-invasive, in-home solution night treatments were formulated to boost collagen production and rejuvenate the skin. Upon first application, not only does it smell delicious (vitamin C Ester is a fusion of vitamin C with a fatty acid derived from palm oil to create a fat-soluble, stable form of vitamin C), but it felt like it had some depth to it — although it was quite lightweight.
On my face, it felt as if the cream was …
In honor of Mother Earth, who has given us everything from a perfect planet to live on, resources that we’ve exploited, water that we’ve used and resources we’ve failed to renew, we highlight some brands and concept stores that are truly giving back to the world.
Mandarin Oriental Spa New York Relaxation Room
Mandarin Oriental Spa Amethyst Steam Room
Last week, I had the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime facial at the Mandarin Oriental New York with Amala Skincare products. We’ve written about them before, but the facial was …
Oh, Punxsutawney Phil…it sounds as though he’s erred once again. Just when we the going got so good last week, the deep freeze has hit us once again. Here’s our gift guide to making your skincare and body care routine just so easy — because it’s too chilly out there not to hydrate.
It’s no secret that we women like to pamper ourselves, and there’s nothing that helps us do that better than skincare and body care products. So now that we’ve passed the Valentine’s mayhem, we here …
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” Robert Frost
Ahh, love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is that time of year when chocolate hearts become a part of the food pyramid, when red is everyone’s color, and Hallmark cards seem to say exactly what every gal wants to hear from her man.
As your organic voice of reason, I want you to fully indulge this Valentine’s Day. January was incredibly cold and dreary. And if you’re in Chicago, well, you are living a reality version …
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir
In anticipation of Eat, Pray, Love hitting the theaters soon, I, too, find myself wanting to marvel at life beyond my perception. Especially when it comes to organic beauty. There are some remarkable USA companies that have found a way to bring organic beauty into the lives of both you and me. However, I have always been a gal in …
When the temperatures escalate, your makeup needs to remain in place. There’s no point in you applying your eyeshadow, lipstick and foundation oh so carefully in the morning only to have them evaporate like desert clouds by noon.
So, how can you keep your color on all the time?
1. Use an oil-free primer on your face so it will not clog pores. Our perennial favorite is Smashbox PhotoFinish Foundation Primer. Use a light-weight, breathable foundation with SPF as much as possible. We love Korres’s Ginger & Vitamins Water-Based Foundation with SPF …
In its annual Beauty Awards issue, Women’s Health gives us their professional recommendations on products they vet from a list of more than 100 newcomers on the market, and the list amounted to an impressive 55. Want to know what they were and their rationale?
We weigh the results.
The editors were crazy about Catwalk by Tigi Curlesque Strong Mousse for Curly Hair; Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Clean Dry Shampoo; Aveeno Nourish + Shine Shampoo and Conditioner for shine boosting; and Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair for leave-in conditioner.
We love …