The advent of e-commerce has been very kind to makeup fans. Where buyers were once restricted to what was available from their local drug store, women are now able to choose from literally thousands of different sites, all offering expansive product ranges, great prices, and a convenient shopping experience that is tough to beat.
However, buying makeup online is very different from going through the same process in a store. There is no way to swatch the colors and see how they look, nor to sample the testers in an effort to ascertain the product quality. Due to this, many women find that they place orders for makeup that they then find they cannot use, and that they cannot return to the store due to hygiene rules.
Nevertheless, buying makeup online offers so much choice and variety, it’s worth persevering – and the tips below should help to ensure the process of doing so is as smooth, and successful, as possible.
The Holiday’s are right around the corner! Can you believe it? I feel like this year zoomed by, but then again I feel like that every year once November hits. I am kicking off the holiday gift guide series for 2018 with suggestions on what to give the beauty lovers in your life. If you have a mother, sister, girlfriend who is obsessed with skincare, creating makeup looks, or is a hair fanatic, I have great ideas for you!
I split each gift idea into three sections: Hair, Makeup, Skincare to make it easier for you to sift through. Each item listed is linked to the exact place to buy the gift. Some occasionally have gift wrapping available, making it even easier during crunch time. I personally shifted and searched through the web to create this list, so it’s extra personal and extra thoughtful. I’ve also only included brands I trust, have used, or know will be a hit with your loved ones. You can rest assure that what you’re gifting will showcase how much you care for that special individual. So without further ado, here is a blogger holiday gift guide 2018: beauty!
You may have seen Lexli on my counter tops in the past few months if you follow along on Instagram! Lexli has been the aloe vera based skin care brand I tested for the past month. Previously, I never thought about using pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera skin care products in my daily regimen, but after learning the dramatic health benefits, I am so shocked I hadn’t included it sooner. Keep reading for the full review on four Lexli products (including AloeGlyC®) and why you should try pharmaceutical-grade Aloe Vera skin care. PS. I share a 25% off discount code at the end!
Did you see the last post? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! If you haven’t already, take a peek at our top fashion picks from the sale. Today we are discussing the top 10 beauty picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
I am very late to the game with this brand, but recently I tried Kiehl’s skincare line and wow the results were insane. I should mention, I tend to have dry skin with a bit of sun damage (wear your sunscreen people!). I have been skeptical by the cult brand for years, thinking it is too overpriced for what it was. But then, at the last place I stayed while traveling they had Kiehl’s products. From body scrub to moisturizers and toners. This is what I discovered after using the products for 10 days consistently.
Summer weather requires slight adjustments to our beauty routine. In the winter, it’s all about the perfect moisturizers, full coverage foundation, slight bronzing, and red lips. However, Summer brings warmer weather, sun exposure, and natural tans. Meaning, that heavy winter look isn’t exactly going to stand a chance in 80 degree weather. It also requires skin protection against different environmental elements.
For these reasons, I recently started to incorporate BB (beauty balm) and CC (color correcting) creams into my beauty routine once Spring hits. They are lighter formula foundations that often have SPF infused into them. Their sheerness makes the makeup breathable and last longer in the warmer months. Plenty include anti-aging properties, skincare elements, and flawless finishes.
If this is something you’re looking for, keep reading as I share the top 5 BB and CC creams currently on the market.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you looked great as soon as you rolled out of bed? I know personally if I didn’t need to do your hair, I would save a lot of time in the mornings. Simply get up and go!
Well, if you take a look at some of the biggest celebs out there, you’ll notice that they might just be doing that – the likes of Harry Styles, Jennifer Aniston, and Rachel Bilson have all perfected the bed head look. So much so, that they have now made the just-got-up look super chic!
Are you ready to get your bed head out to see just how good you can look without actually doing your hair in the morning? Here are all the tips that you need to know to get all messed up and perfect the bed head look!
Everyone wants their skin to glisten, but it’s harder to maintain especially in the winter. As the biggest organ in the body, the skin tends to suffer from breakouts, dry patches, dullness you name it. Plus, the fact that it’s massive makes it almost impossible to keep every point moist and radiant. Still, it isn’t out of the question to recreate the most beautiful and elegant glow in the world. The key is to maintain skin on a daily basis. But, with a plethora of tips on the market, which ones should we take seriously?
Answer: the following. Here’s what you need to know about maintaining your skin.
Hi beauties! 2018 is already off to a glowing start. If you follow along on Instagram, you know I am not one to take a selfie or to wear a bunch of makeup. But a good highlighter is my kryptonite. I am all for that extra dewy skin glow.
I was even more shocked as to where I found my new favorite highlighter. It’s not from a brand or palette you’d ever expect! It’s actually a drugstore brand and is super affordable. Want to know what it is?
I don’t know about you but the holiday stress did a number on my skin. Between all the good food, the change in weather, the pressure to get things done before the new year left my skin looking pretty rough. The one saver that helped with breakouts were these incredible Might Patches by Hero Cosmetics. I’ve been using these since Thanksgiving and I am completely hooked! So if clear, glowing skin is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then keep reading!
Every woman likes to look her best, and makeup is one of those tools that can turn your reflection from dull to glowing in a matter of minutes. But, when applied wrong, makeup can also age your appearance and damage your skin. When you know how to apply your makeup smoothly, it can make all the difference to your morning routine. So, here are a few tips for getting it right every time.
It’s been a long time coming, but you finally got that appointment at the Glam Nails bar. It took a couple of hours, but you’re delighted with the result. They’ve never looked longer, stronger, or more glam! The girls in the office are going to be jealous, and you’re going to look fabulous for your date at the weekend. At least, your nails would still be looking glam at the end of the working week if you didn’t have to deal with these nail-breaking jobs first:
We all long to have luscious, beautiful locks, and we can if we look after our hair properly. Good hair care begins in the home. It doesn’t matter how much you pay for luxurious hair salon treatments and cuts from the very best hairdressers, you need to look after your hair on a daily basis at home. Plus, if you are someone who doesn’t like going to the hairdresser’s or you can’t afford to have someone else do your hair, even more reason to get your home hair care right! Read on for some of the golden rules to follow.
We all have goals. Some of us will want to be the next Hillary, others will want to be a kind and caring mom, and lots of us will want to do both. But regardless of what you want to do with your life, it’s highly likely that you’re going to have beauty goals. As much as we’d all like to think we’re not that focused on our looks, it’s always good to look and feel nice. So if you’ve found yourself feeling a bit frumpy or just unhappy with your current beauty situation, you could be in need of some goals to make you feel a bit better.