layering your {moisturizers}

When it comes to layering your skincare products, a question I get asked all the time is in what order am I supposed to use my moisturizers? Does it even matter? The world of skincare is so confusing so I completely understand this hangup but lucky for you, I have a super simple answer.

Long story short: start with your thinnest products first (serums and oils) and work your way up to the thicker ones (creams and lotions). It’s like putting tights on underneath pants in the winter to keep warm; you wouldn’t put your tights on over your pants because that makes no fucking sense. And that’s really it. How exciting that you don’t have to read anymore and can go back to watching reality TV or listening to Straight Up With Stassi!! Best day.

small ways to reduce {toxins in your home}

I am a big advocate of balance. I do not believe there is one magical way of life that everyone should abide by, and even if there were, how practical would that be? Chances are not very. It’s all about making a lifestyle change, not falling into a fad that is tricky to maintain. There are so many simple and easy changes you can make to better your health, be it what you eat, what your put on your body, or how you care for your home. Continue reading “small ways to reduce {toxins in your home}”

makeup tips {every bride should follow}

On your big day, you want to look like yourself. This seems like a no-brainer, but this cardinal rule of bridal makeup often gets overlooked. Do you normally go au natural, full on Kim K smokey eye, or somewhere in between? Your daily look is your jumping off point for picking your bridal look. If you’re a minimalist, a subtle eye with neutral tones is probably the best way to go. You’ll want to be sure to still contour your face and eyes so that your face has dimension for the photos, but your color palette can be based on your skin’s natural tones, rather than something so dramatic that people won’t recognize you. Hate lipstick? There’s no reason to pick your wedding day to start wearing it: you’re going to be smooching your groom all night anyway. Rocking a bare lip or working with a lip stain is a great low maintenance way to go. If you rarely leave the house without being completely dolled up, then a more dramatic look might be suitable for you. And don’t be afraid to wear those false lashes–they photograph beautifully. The most important thing for any bride to be is to do a test run of your makeup. You should book a consultation with a makeup artist well before your big day, or if you’re doing your makeup on your own, be sure to practice the look you want over and over. And over.

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image: alice’s wedding

quick tip {seasons changing}

It’s important to remember that as the weather changes, so do the needs of your skin. It may be time to trade in your moisturizer for something a little more hydrating or go one shade lighter on your foundation–you don’t want to look two-toned. You may notice your lips beginning to chap so this is the perfect time to get your hands on a good lip scrub: sara happ makes a great one. Remember though, just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be wearing SPF, so make sure to keep that in your skincare routine year round.

What do you do for your winter skin regime? Send us a tweet and let us know!