Wednesday April 23, 2014
If you have dry, curly hair you might consider joining the "no-poo" movement. This continuing trend, which seemed to begin around 2008, involves skipping shampoos (which those in the no-poo movement claim can be drying to already-dry hair) and instead rinsing hair and using conditioner.
The idea behind this method is that shampoos can dry out the scalp and the scalp compensates by
Those in the know swear by weekly deep conditions using coconut oil or Moroccanoil. No shampoo a bit much for you? There's also a "lo-poo" option. Check out DevaCurl's Low-Poo Shampoo.
Monday April 21, 2014
Long hair will always be popular and while long hair is flattering on most face shapes, if you have a long or thin face consider a cut with bangs, which can mask a large forehead while visually "widening" your face.
Long hair can be tricky depending on your hair texture. It works wonderfully on curly hair, because the length weighs down the curl. Just make sure to get layers cut in so your hair has definition and doesn't look like an upside down Christmas tree. If you have fine hair, don't grow hair too long or your hair could appear lifeless. Ask your stylist to cut in long layers to give hair body. Wavy hair is a wonderful texture for long hair. You can get choppy layers or wear your hair all one length and curl the ends as Kate Middleton does.
Check out these photo galleries for inspiration:
Image: Sofia Vergara by Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images
Thursday April 17, 2014
if you couldn't care less about the dangerous toxins we may or may not be putting on our skin daily, this post isn't for you. But if you're the type who looks at the ingredients list on her makeup, skincare, haircare and nail products or you aspire to be that woman, this blog post is for you.
Rose-Marie Swift is a NYC-based makeup artist and founder of the pure organic skincare line rms beauty. She is revered among NY's coolest glamourati like stylist Lisa Marie Fernandez (love her). Since Swift is an organic beauty guru, I had to share her makeup removal trick, which is simply cold-pressed olive oil or almond oil with a cotton pad and warm water.
I love this makeup tips because I'm a huge fan of using oils on my skin. I slather coconut oil all over after a shower when my skin feels dry. I think I need to book an interview with Swift. I have a feeling she has a lot more tips to share with us....
Tuesday April 15, 2014
If your skin tans easily in summer, but is paler in winter (like mine!), then you likely have a foundation shade for each season.
Now that spring is here in full force and your skin may be starting to tan, consider mixing your winter and summer foundation shades. You might also consider moving to a more sheer tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier's super popular tinted moisturizer, pictured here. It's my favorite.