Category Beauty

Night Time Skincare Routine Alternating Retinol & Rosacea Treatment

A night time skincare routine that incorporates Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide for treating acne, Retinol, and Azelaic Acid for treating rosacea on alternate nights. Night Time Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Cetaphil Gentle Makeup Remover – I don’t care for Cetaphil’s popular cleanser. It contains no skincare benefits. However, I do rate this makeup remover. Removes all eye makeup and it’s less than $10 at Target. DERMA-E Acne Deep Pore

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Best Red Lipsticks

Best red lipsticks ranging from the iconic, “Fire and Ice” from Revlon to more recent brands such as Besame bringing back vintage reds. One of the quickest and easiest ways to wake up the face and pull a look together, regardless of what you’re wearing, is to put on a red lip. Red lipstick never goes out of style.   These are my favorite red lipsticks in no particular order.

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Best Nail Care, Polishes & Treatments

Quality nail polish brands, the best top coat, and nail treatments for healthy nails for at-home nail care enthusiasts. Full disclosure. I do not have long glorious nails. I tend to pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. However, I like to wear rings so I try to make a conscientious effort to leave them alone and implement a basic nail care regimen. I rarely submit myself to gel

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Morning Fragrance-Free Skincare Routine

This entirely fragrance-free, and mostly drugstore, morning skincare routine is intensely moisturizing without being too heavy for summer weather. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Your Good Skin Revitalizing Foam Wash – For foamy cleanser lovers, this lightweight cleanser can be used morning or night. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight. It’s uber affordable and fragrance-free. $6 at Walgreens. Step 2: Hydrate SUKOYAKA SUHADA Urea Moisturizing Toner

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4 Matrixyl Serum Recommendations

Top picks and recommendations for affordable Matrixyl 3000 peptide serums that you can find easily online or at the drugstore. Peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. Matrixyl is a peptide combination invented and trademarked in France. Its development was a breakthrough in anti-aging technology. It is now found in hundreds of skincare products. There are three types, or generations: Matrixyl™, Matrixyl™ 3000, and

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Makeup Favorites – July 2020

Some of my favorites in my current summer makeup routine include a buttery bronzer, a new mascara, and BB cream for glowing skin plus sun protection. It’s hot and we’re stuck at home but I do try to make an effort a couple of times a week. In the summer heat, I’m loathed to put on foundation so I reach for BB creams or tinted sunscreens with built-in SPF. No-fuss,

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Best Foundations For Dry Skin

Tried and true, best foundations for dry skin that give a satin or luminous finish without caking or settling into fine lines. As I go down the path of life, I try to avoid full coverage or powder foundations on my dry skin and choose instead to reach for creamy liquid formulations that give flawless texture and luminosity to the skin. Foundations that cake, oxidize or settle into fine lines

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Glossary of Skincare Ingredients & Terms

Your glossary of skincare-related terms and ingredients to help better decode all the ingredients listed on the back of beauty products and understand their uses. A ACNE The root of all acne is a pore clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum. Beyond that, there are many ways acne may manifest, such as whiteheads (also called closed comedones), blackheads (also called open comedones), and cystic acne (occurring deeper in

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – June 2020

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routines include a few new discoveries and old favorites packed with active ingredients. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser – One of the best drugstore cleansers on the market is this one from CeraVe. Most importantly, it’s fragrance-free, affordable and one bottle will last for months. Available at drugstores. Key Ingredients:Ceramides are lipids that are good for hydrating the

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Eyeshadow Palette Q&A

I’ve been watching the eyeshadow palette tag videos created by Samantha March and Allie Glines and felt inspired to audit my own stash. At the beginning of 2019, I embarked on a low-buy year purchasing replacements only of bath and beauty products as a means of using up the product inventory I had on hand. When in came to makeup, I bought items once I ran out such as mascara

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