Beauty

Not Your Average Pedi

I recently discovered something new at the nail salon. I’m usually a gel mani and regular pedi kind of girl. It works out perfectly because after two weeks when my gel starts to grow out I get a relaxing pedicure as well. I’m not big on change, but I recently went to the salon and forgot to bring my flip flops, so the nail technician offered to do a gel pedicure. I said no at first, but then I thought why not? I couldn’t believe how perfect my pedi looked and lasted three weeks. To be honest it might even be longer than that because I haven’t been back to remove them yet. Granted it is winter and I’m not really wearing open toe shoes, so a pedicure is not as much of a priority now, but I am shocked at how good my toesies still look. What I love even more is that I literally threw my socks and tennis shoes back on without the fear of smudging my polish! I am a changed woman! Not only will this save me time and money but my polish will look shiny for weeks! Also, this solves the issue of matching your gel nail color to your toes. It’s just a win-win situation.

 

Aline Agopian

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Workout Skincare Tips

If you are wearing makeup to the gym, stop! The worst thing to do maybe even worse than sleeping with your makeup is working out with makeup on. I am talking specifically face makeup like foundation, powder, blush etc. If your crush is at the gym, I totally understand, but maybe just a lip balm and mascara. Ideally you should not wear any makeup, but if you are coming from work make sure you wipe it off before your sweat- sesh. 

So you are done with your workout and you feel great and can’t wait to go home? Before you do that, go to the restroom and wash your face with a gentle cleanser. CAUDALIE Instant Foaming Cleanser is perfect to throw in your gym bag because it comes in a travel size. If there is no sink, go ahead and just use a facial wipe; it’s better than nothing. Try to shower as soon as you can, because you don’t want body acne either. Save the rest of your skin care for later, once your temperature has cooled off and you are preparing for bed.

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Celebrate Fall with These Lip Colors

Cover photo courtesy of Instagram.com/diormakeup

Fall is finally here and we can’t wait to try out its latest trends! And by that, we don’t only mean what’s new in fashion and accessories, but in beauty as well. After a summer filled with fun, colors and happy vibes, the one thing that comes to our mind right now is going back to using our favorite nude lipsticks. However, that’s not what you should do. In fact, fall has a lot to offer you, including a rich color palette to make your look even more stylish.

From dark reds to burgundy, chocolate and dark browns, the lipsticks that you’re about to update your makeup bag with will take you through this season and the colder one in style. Believe it or not, this is one of many ways that make autumn fun to explore and enjoy. Knowing you and your fashionable sense, we wouldn’t miss the chance to let you in on the latest trending hues for Fall/Winter 2019-2020. Of course, this doesn’t mean that we won’t give you a list of our favorite winter lipsticks when the time comes, but for the moment, let’s take a minute and thank the beauty industry for these uh-mazing autumn offerings.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Must Have Brow Products

Unless you’ve microbladed your brows, which I’m considering, eyebrows are pretty high maintenance. So what does this high maintenance entail?

Let’s start off with grooming/tweezing; my all-time favorite tweezers are by Tweezerman. I also love those old school German ones from the pharmacy.
After plucking, we need to trim all the untamed hairs with a pair of sharp scissors.
Now let’s talk makeup. I am all about a quick roll up pencil like the Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown, but lately I have been using more of a powder for a softer look. I love mini palettes like the YVES SAINT LAURENT Couture Brow Palette for that because, you can use the lighter shade in the front of your brows to make it look more natural, and the nude shade to highlight the brow bone.
Speaking of highlighting, I think this is my favorite step. Whether it’s concealer or a pencil like the Benefit High Brow, I love me a brow highlight.

Next is brow gel. I go for Anastasia clear brow gel. Using the brow gel keeps all the hairs in place, and I love how it kinda blends all the product in so as to clean up any mistakes I have made with the pencil or the powder.

On a different note, there’s something about doing your makeup right after you clean up your brows makes them look oh so good. So now with those perfect brows, time to paint that gorgeous face on.

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Facts Every Woman Should Know About Body Scrubs

Using body scrubs is more than a trend; it’s actually full of benefits for both your skin and mental health. So here is a list of the facts that every woman should know about body scrubs and the reason that make using them two or three times a week essential!

  • The feeling of renewal after using a body scrub is not only limited to your skin, but also to your well-being. Yes, indeed, nothing can make you feel better than fresh skin!
  • A good body scrub that answers your skin’s needs rids you of its dullness and lack of vibrancy. It helps skin cells to regenerate quicker and gives your skin a healthier look.
  • When used regularly, it makes your complexion smoother and firmer.
  • Using a body scrub is not only about how your skin appears, as it improves your blood circulation, which in turn promotes detoxification.
  • If your skin is oily, make sure to opt for a salt-based scrub. However, if you feel that your skin is dry, sugar scrubs are the best option. Avoid scrubs containing oil on acne-prone areas.

In order to enjoy this beauty commitment, consider using a body scrub as part of a massage session.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Winged Liner Challenge

Winged liner is one of those things like surfing. I know I want to learn how to do it one day, but every time I try, it seems so difficult and I just give up. With that said let’s try this again! I think the main problem for me is having hooded eyelids so even if I make a line with a ruler, it’s not going to look perfectly straight. If you have OCD, this is definitely an issue and the worst part is you also have to make it even with your other eye which is almost impossible. So for every challenge the best way to reduce anxiety is to start with the right tools.

TARTE Tarteist™ Clay Paint Liner comes with a brush and it stays on for 12 hours. First step is to hold your skin tight, but do so closer to the temple not next to your eye. You probably start at the inner corner but start at the outer corner instead. Make the angle really high to create a lifted effect. Almost like you are going backwards starting from the sharpest point of the wing. Then from the bottom outer corner of your eye make another line to create an outline of a wing. Use very little product for this, but then grab some more on your brush to color in the wing. Good luck!

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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