“Oh my god, your skin looks airbrushed. Every pixel is perfect. I’ve never seen your skin look like this,” said my husband. Yes, that was my greeting when I walked in the door, makeup-less, after a facial. Sold! Read More
Have you heard of beso.com? It’s a site devoted to shopping (need I say more). To help the hunt, they pick the brains of industry peeps like myself to see what’s on our lists, which may just inspire yours. So, when I was asked about the beauty products I’m all about right now, of course I had to tell. Read More
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Chemical peels get a bad rap. Blame Samantha Jones. Sometimes in our obsessive efforts to have the skin of a, well, pre-pubescent girl, we get sucked in to impulse treatments and procedures without proper research. Peels can reveal a hidden glow when done by an experienced doctor or professional. Samantha’s was a scabby disaster — a far cry from her typical post-orgasm radiance. Read More
It seems every beauty company got the same memo — formulate a BB cream. The “BB” stands for beauty balm (some also say blemish balm). These wonder creams have been popular in Asia for years and now they’re all the rage in the states. The main idea behind them is that they give light, even coverage like a tinted moisturizer, but they’re also a skincare product packed with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and sunscreen. Dr. Jart
, which I’ve talked about before, was first out of the gate, and it’s still one of my favorites. MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Garnier have also come out with their own versions. I definitely think they’re worth the try. And now you’ve gotten the memo, too.
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That is the question. And I get asked it a lot. There’s no right answer except what’s best for you. If you’re going to get it, here’s my one piece of advice: go to a dermatologist known for giving natural-looking results. The goal isn’t to make you look 10 years younger. It’s to make you look instantly refreshed in a way that your anti-aging moisturizer can’t. You should still look your age, and you should still be able to move your eyebrows. The below “before” and “after” are untouched photos taken of my friend (she’s letting me use these images of her sans makeup, so I promised I wouldn’t say her name), a thirty-something who got Botox for her first time to minimize the appearance of her crows feet (crinkles around the eyes). Can you see the difference? Would you try Botox?
Thank goodness for brainy science peeps who can use their techie prowess to create awesome innovations for the beauty industry. While we fiddle with our iPhones we can try on hundreds of nail polish colors and get personal hair consultations. Cosmetic companies have released some amazing beauty apps. See a few we’re having fun with right now:
I mentioned previously that I’ll be at Bath & Body Works
this Saturday at Oakbrook Center for the big party celebrating their Pink Chiffon fragrance launch. You’re invited, and I hope to see you at the store. It’ll be worth it for anyone who wears pink (score free product!
), is one of the first 50 peeps to say I sent you (score another free product!
) and who enters the raffle (you may win a trip to Hawaii
or a bedroom makeover!).
Plus, we can get our hair braided together (for free, of course) at the cool braid station. Choose a ribbon scented with your favorite Fine Fragrance Mist and it will be weaved into the braid
. In addition to the fun, I do have a serious job to do — share my top product picks and beauty tips with you.
Here’s a sneak peek of my top 5 BBW products…
$300+ gift bags, manis and brow waxes, raffles prizes galore, delicous food, a stocked bar and a crowd of happy mamas and moms-to-be all made our sold-out event a huge success. Enjoy this video montage highlighting the night’s festivities and the recap of my presentation. Plus, enter for your chance to win the coveted gift bag.
My top 10 beauty picks and tricks for busy moms
1. Meaningful Beauty Skincare. Yes, beautiful mom Cindy Crawford partnered with the esteemed Dr. Sebagh, but what I appreciate even more is how streamlined and affordable this skincare line is.
2. Phyto haircare. Sure, our hair is shinier and thicker during pregnancy. But our dreamy hair days are numbered. Phyto’s new Phytokeratine line has shampoo, conditiioning treatment and serum created specifically for fragile, weak hair and damaged ends.
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