layering your {moisturizers}

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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.

red wine {face mask}

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Thought red wine was only good for your heart? Think again.

As we know from the Real Housewives of Orange County, red wine contains the stilbenoid Resveratrol which, amongst its other benefits, is said to have anti-aging properties. Who says reality television rots your brain?

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spotlight on {one love organics}

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it looks like we’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow. We’re head over heels for all natural products, and this line of organic skincare has us absolutely smitten. Meet our newest heartthrob: One Love Organics. View Post

what you should know about {parabens}

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Lately there’s been a lot of buzz about parabens in our beauty products and how they are harmful to our bodies, but do you really know why? Sure, you’ll opt for the paraben-free label if it’s glaring at you on the shelf, but you aren’t tossing your half-used bottle of body lotion over nothing. But is it really nothing? View Post

nightly {routine}

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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: View Post

makeup tips {every bride should follow}

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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