If there’s one thing everybody on earth universally loves, it’s a head massage. That’s often the best part of getting a haircut or blowout—that amazing shampoo and massage combo your hairdresser gives you that leaves your scalp tingling, and relaxes you into falling asleep at the sink. Recently, I tried a product called the Groove, a scalp massaging shampoo brush from Vanity Planet! Here’s what I thought.
Hi all! Today I have another cult favorite skincare item to review, as always, on my quest to find the perfect skincare regimen! I’ve locked into a good routine, but I always like to switch it up to find out what could work better for me. Today I’m reviewing the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash, a strong, pH-balanced foaming face wash with 18% glycolic acid. I’ve used glycolic acid face washes before, and was eager to try it out!
Hi all! Today I’m back detailing my never-ending quest for a miracle skincare product. Today I’m reviewing the Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish, a $72 product that combines physical, chemical, and enzyme exfoliators to really scrub at your skin. In case you need a refresher, I’ve been through dozens of skincare products in my day, from using a Clarisonic, to exfoliating with nutmeg, to using a baking soda/honey wash, to visiting a dermatologist. I’ve tried it all. Here’s my current skincare routine and a basic rundown of my skin type:
Hey all! Today I have a beauty review to share, about the Hyla3D HA Activating Complex by Jan Marini Skin Research. As you may know, I have super sensitive, combination skin that’s prone to breakouts. I also have a touch of rosacea and I tend to get bad blackheads. Over the past few years, I’ve found that keeping my skin super moisturized is the key to staying breakout- and blackhead-free! It’s weird, because I have oily skin, but washing my face with oils and slathering on moisturizer really works wonders for me.
Happy Monday! Today I have another beauty review for you, of the Greek Yogurt with Fig & Honey Hydrating Collection shampoo & conditioner by Hask! As you may know, I have tried many shampoos and conditioners by Hask in the past, like their Hask Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection as well as their Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Conditioner. I really like the Superfruit Collection, and the Volumizing one a little less, but today’s topic is their new range with Greek yogurt, fig, and honey, which is supposed to be intensely hydrating. So let’s see how it stacked up!
Hey all! Today I have a beauty review for you, about a company I am thrilled to work with. A lot of you may know I’ve always struggled with acne and breakouts, and have tried dozens of beauty products in my quest for clear skin. Eventually, I did settle on a combination of OTC and dermatologist-prescribed products, and was hesitant to add anything else in that may upset that happy equilibrium. However, I recently was asked to give Derma E products a try, and I was SO SURPRISED by how much I loved them!
Hello all! Today I have some exciting news: I’m hosting a Function of Beauty giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a gift card for their very own set of custom shampoo and conditioner by Function of Beauty, a service I’ve positively reviewed in the past and which I still use. The gift card is good for one set of 8 oz. bottles, formulated to your exact hair needs, featuring your own choice of scent and color, and bearing your name.
We are smack dab in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year, which means the stockings are hung and the lights are strung, eggnog and hot chocolate are our go-to drinks, and—last but certainly not least—our social calendars are overflowing with festive get-togethers and swanky celebrations. While you might already have your outfits all planned out, coming up with a party-ready hairstyle that’s equal parts elegant and effortless can often be a bit trickier. Whether you’re headed to an ugly sweater soiree or a black tie bash, we’ve got you covered with chic (and easy) holiday hair inspiration.
Retro Half Updo
Take a page from the ’60s with a hairstyle that emulates the decade’s chic and sultry vibes. With loose curls and plenty of volume, this particular ‘do is ideal for a laidback celebration, elegant evening out, or anything in between. Even better, this half updo is a cinch to create—as Allure writes, the hardest part about this style will be crafting that bump of volume along the crown. A few rugged pushes with a teasing comb (don’t be overly delicate) right at the crown should do the trick. Then, smooth the rest of your hair up and over before gathering the top layer into a small cluster and securing. Add in soft curls with a large barrel curling iron where needed.
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If you have dry or combination skin and are looking for a better solution than slathering your face in heavy moisturizer all the time, then check out this product, the HA7X Serum, something that I’ve tried recently and can honestly say I love. I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin that is very difficult to manage. I get flaky spots and oily patches, have trouble managing oil production, yet I break out instantly if my face is anything other than bathed in hydration. Needless to say, balancing my skin’s needs is a challenge. But the HA7X has truly helped.
Hey all! I’m back today with a review of a face primer, the Studio Gear Cosmetics Prime Objective silicone primer. My primer needs are pretty specific: oil absorbing and color correcting, and I’ve never used a silicone-heavy primer before, so I didn’t know what to expect initially when giving this primer a try. I’ve heard mixed things about makeup containing silicone, so I did my research! I’ve been using this primer for a few weeks now, so here’s my honest opinion of this Prime Objective Primer.