Once reserved for guests of exclusive French hotels, the luxurious skincare line Russie Blanche has come stateside. The only way to get your hands on the products is to visit the Blue Harmony spa at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort or to purchase off their website (blueharmonyorlando.com).
Lucky for me, I was sent their best sellers to try. The line marries the traditions of Russian massage and aromatherapy with French skincare practices, and the key ingredients are siberian golden root, touted for fighting stress, siberian ginseng, known for its ability to survive in cold climates and essential oils. The kicker is that none of the products contain bad stuff like parabens, artificial colors, etc. Read More
I’ve always been hesitant to self tan my face. I’ve done my body, but the consequence of having a bad outcome on my face never seemed worth it. Plus, I’ve been more than happy using a tinted moisturizer
. It does a pretty good job at evening skin tone and adding a slight warmth to my skin. Read More
There are books devoted to beauty recipes you can make from kitchen ingredients. Avocado and olive oil
are some of the most popular. I’m not a regular do-it-yourself-er kind of girl, but my friend Ann, who knows her stuff when it comes to at-home masks, told me about one facial mask recipe, and it’s worth sharing. Read More
I’ve only got a few drops left of my Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($38), and I’m trying to make them last like I do the last pages of a great book. I love how the liquid formula smells like a crisp cucumber and that it melts my TV makeup off (even mascara!) easily without making my skin feel tight. Don’t expect anything fancy — it doesn’t claim to have some futuristic technology or anything, which I happen to think is very refreshing. Rather, this cleanser is pure, simple and most important — it works.
Moisturizers are like single people. All they want is for someone to love them. In order to stand out from the pack, many tell you what you want to hear. They pimp themselves out promising to “repair” and “restore” and meet all of your skin needs in hopes of attracting your attention. I’ve been a player when it comes to moisturizers. Then it happened. This week I found “the one.”
In case you're wondering about my mani, I'm wearing essie Short Shorts on nails with CND Gold Chrome on tips.
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.
The scary thing about highlighters is the wrong one can make you look radioactive.
We take this risk though because the right one can make your skin radiant – and there’s nothing more beautiful than that.
Read on for my favorite illuminators along with application tips…