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.

moisturizers for the {cold weather}

While most of us excitedly associate the colder months with chunky knits and warm tights, the temperature drop quickly reminds us that it’s time to kick our moisturizer routine into overdrive because no one likes dry, itchy, flakey, cracked, scaly (must we go on?) skin. And while you may be unwilling to switch up your regimen completely, these few additions are enough to trick your skin into thinking that summer never left. Continue reading “moisturizers for the {cold weather}”

three tips for your perfect {bikini body}

With summer just a few short weeks away, you’re probably starting to think about getting beach ready. There has been a lot of hype lately surrounding body image, ranging from extreme diets to renouncing the idea of a ‘bikini body’ entirely. But the answer doesn’t have to be one extreme or the other; it’s all about feeling great, so here are three tips to getting your perfect bikini body. Continue reading “three tips for your perfect {bikini body}”

nightly {routine}

If you’re looking for gorgeous skin, it’s all about getting your nighttime routine just right. Your skin cells regenerate during sleep when the healing process is sped up, so allowing the skin to properly breathe and heal is essential. But what products should you be using exactly for maximum results? Here’s our Friday Five for your nightly routine, plus one of our old school beauty secrets: Continue reading “nightly {routine}”

prep, prime {& set}

A lot of girls miss this essential first step in their beauty routine not realizing that it is one of the most important steps and should never be skipped. Preparing the face for makeup is just as essential to your look as your foundation or blush. Skipping this step can leave your skin looking flawed and cause your makeup to wear off quickly. Here’s how you prepare your skin for your makeup application: Continue reading “prep, prime {& set}”