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A Guide to Reading Beauty Product Labels: What Works & What Doesn’t

Ladies, have you ever gone shopping for new makeup or skincare products and realized you had no idea what any of the ingredients on the product label mean? Reading and understanding product labels  is important to your health and well-being so here’s a handy guide (thanks Real Simple magazine) to READING BEAUTY-PRODUCT LABEL TERMS: Clinically Proven – The product had some kind of testing done in a clinical setting like a lab. You need... 

Timesaving Beauty Shortcuts

Ever since Summer ended and Fall started, we know you’ve been crazy hectic with school/work, family, and yes we already noticed the Christmas decor and knicknacks that are starting to pop-up instores. DON’T PANIC! Just take a deep breath and take one thing at a time. To help you de-stress, here’s some BEAUTY SHORTCUTS compliments of our fave magazine, Real Simple:  DRYING NAIL POLISH: Air dry nails for 2 minutes then dunk your... 

Taking a Break from your Beauty Routine

Phew…the Summer sure came by quickly didn’t it?Well just because you’re no longer on vacay doesn’t mean your face & body don’t deserve to be. Overcleansing leaves your hair, face, and body dry and dull. Your face and body sometimes needs its essentials oils which you end up removing! In Real Simple‘s August issue, we loved their article on how to TAKE A VACATION FROM YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE. Here’s our fave... 

Skincare Routine 101: How to Apply Skincare Products in Order

According to the NRDC, women use an average of 12 beauty products on a daily basis.That is  whole lot of time spent on our daily maintenance! If you’re like me and use a mix of different skincare and makeup brands and products, sometimes its confusing on what to put on first so here’s a quick guide from InStyle magazine’s August issue on WHAT TO APPLY FIRST: Dab an acne spot treatment first (if you use one) Then apply your serum... 

Serum 101 – Do I need One?

With all the different creams, gels, ointments, toners, and other skincare products out there, it makes you wonder whether you need all of them. Serums: are a liquid or gel-like formula packed with a high concentration of super effective ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants, and peptides made up of small molecules so it penetrates the skin deeper to give faster results than a lotion or cream can treat all kinds of skincare issues from acne, fine... 

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

In my 20’s, I used to buy those apricot scrubs  thinking that I was so smart in scrubbing off all the dirt and makeup from my face. Now that I’m in my 30’s, I’m now learning from my mistakes: LESSON LEARNED #1: Don’t use a facial scrub on a daily basis. Not only is it extremely rough on your skin, it strips off essential oils that your skin naturally needs. Use a facial scrub sparingly – at most once a week depending... 

Global Beauty: Natural Beauty Ingredients from Around the World

Beauty makes the world go round and vice versa! We’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest beauty trends from Asia but who knew that that beauty makes the world go round and vice versa! Here are some interesting ingredients from all over the world for quick fix beauty issues! China: Camellia oil Camellia oil is one of the most common cooking oils in southern China, but it’s also renowned for its ability to prevent stretch... 

OUCH! How to Treat Irritated Skin from a New Face Cream

Oh what we do for the sake of beauty! For those of you who are always applying your makeup in a hurry (like that hilarious All State Insurance commercial – “the makeup artist”), Real Simple has some great solutions to those last-minute beauty injuries like scratching your cornea with your mascara wand, burning yourself with your curling iron, and more! Here’s our favorite one to treat ITCHY, IRRITATED SKIN FROM A NEW FACE... 

Summer Cleanse: 50% off MLC’s Cleansing Clear Gel – Dual-Purpose Makeup Remover & Facial Cleanser

With today officially marking the beginning of Summer, its time to remember to REMOVE ALL YOUR MAKEUP before getting your beauty sleep. Our MLC Cleansing Clear Gel Makeup Remover removes EVERYTHING from waterproof mascara, foundation, lipstick, to sunscreen, dirt and other Summer grime. It’s an odorless gel that emulsifies from the heat from your fingertips and is very gentle & hydrating on your skin. The best part is that it also DOUBLES... 

New ways to use Aloe Vera: Ice-cubes and a…Bra?

OUCH! So you’ve enjoyed the hot rays of the sun hopefully in a safe sunscreen-protected way but now looking down at your pink skin and dreading the pain that’s about to come. Aloe vera gel is by far the BEST remedy in cooling off your sunburn and now there’s a collection of aloe-infused bras and undies! Simone Perele, a French lingerie brand founded in 1948, recently launched their Caressence collection of bras, undies, and bodysuits... 

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