One thing I always keep in my bathroom is zit medicine. I want to be armed and ready whenever one appears. Some of my faves: Mario Badescu and Clearasil.
Then there are the days when I need/want extra enforcement. That’s when I bring in the TANDA Zap ($49). It’s like the pimple police. The handheld device uses a blue light technology to zap zits. The blue lights kills bacteria, the sonic vibration calms inflammation and the tip warms up to help open pores.
I (and my hubby) have used this in lieu of and in conjunction with zit cream and we’ve seen results both ways. However, you do have to use the device 2-3 times per day. It takes about 2 minutes per treatment, and I like that it doesn’t cause flaky skin or redness, both of which can happen if you pile on too much medicine.
I dropped by the studio (which is surprisingly small!) the night before to deliver my props.
Getting all the beauty products in order, thanks to the wonderful prop stylist.
I had so much fun dancing on the plaza while Flo Rida performed. Definitely knocked out any jitters.
Moments before the live tease that shows viewers my segment is coming up next.
60 seconds until I go live! I always thought there would be tons of people in the studio. Actually, it was very low key. Just me, Tamron and a couple of camera guys. Amazing how quickly 4 minutes and 30 seconds goes by when you're having fun.
Did you like the segment? Is there a beauty or style segment you’d like to see on TV? I wanna know…it could end up being the topic of my next segment.
To encourage you to participate in Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Pin It To Give It’ campaign (see below on how to get involved) I’m giving 2 peeps the chance to win Elizabeth Arden’s hero product — Eight Hour Cream. Read More
Tom Ford suiting is iconic. Jake Gyllenhaal, Usher, and Brad Pitt are all clients. Make the traditional tie gift exciting with a Tom Ford. Any guy who appreciates style and a special tie will appreciate it. Visit http://www.tomford.com/#/en/wheretobuy/retailers to find a Tom Ford retailer in your area.
Talking SPF, more is more. We have it in our moisturizer, primer, foundation and now our cleanser. You heard right—cleanser. The Silver Soap is a spherical bar of soap that leaves an SPF 15 film behind thanks to its star ingredient, sericin. Read More
People always ask me what skincare products I use. I get sent tons of different cleansers, masques, scrubs….you name it, and I’ve probably gotten it. I’m always trying a new formula, and lately I’ve been focusing on naturals. Here’s what’s in my current rotation.
river veda everyday primrose moisturizer is pure and simple. No high-tech ingredients here, so don’t expect fireworks. Rather, I feel good rubbing this cream with herbs and oil extracts including nutmeg, ylang ylang and evening primrose on my skin before bed.
Love, love, love (get the point?) derma e Hyaluronic Acid Rehydrating Serum. Does what it promises. I use this during the day. It’s light yet moisturizing and soaks right in.
For a basic cleanser I wash with Snowberry Instant Deep Cleanser, and when I’m excessively dry, I get relief with the soothing facial massage oil.
Have you heard of dermaplaning? More and more peeps have been asking me about it, so here’s the deal. It’s not terribly new. It was quietly introduced in the ’90s when med spas were getting hot. Dermaplaning is a technique that exfoliates the skin and removes peach fuzz on your face.
Beauty sampling programs are blowing up. Birchbox has generated the most buzz, and now it seems everyone is doing it. If you’re interested in discovering new brands, testing products before buying the full-size bottle or getting a special delivery every month, this may be worth it. Each program is slightly different—click through the gallery to see what’s out there. We’ve highlighted some of the most promising. posted by Cody
Request a subscription invitation on their website and sign up for monthly deliveries of the Birchbox. For $10 a month, you will receive trial-sized samples of beauty products from indie brands and large cosmetics companies alike. A different selection of products comes each month and they’re kept a secret until you receive your package. Yearly and monthly subscriptions are available. Fall in love with a sample from your Birchbox? Buy the regular retail size on the Birchbox site and receive points that’ll go towards future purchases.
I had so much fun this morning at Windy City Live talking spring beauty trends and how to get them with products for all under $10. Check it out!
P.S. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots as WCL’s co-host Val and I get ready to go live.
photos by Tyler Furlan
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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