Let’s talk about facial hair. Ok ladies, all that peach fuzz on your face can be removed – this includes the hair on your upper lip. And no, it will not grow in thicker. That is a myth. What will happen though is your makeup will go on smoother and look better and the biggest reason- NO hairy face!
How often do you see a stray hair on a friend and don’t even tell her?? Shame on you! No one wants a long stray hair hanging off their frickin’ face. Seriously – tell your friend! It’s different if it’s a stranger. Just do them a favor and share this blog with them, so they have this awesome information too 🙂
There are other ways to rid your face of hair such as waxing, Dermaplane, or depilatory cream (Nair for example). These are not my favorite methods. Waxing can be hard on your skin, dermaplaning is expensive, and depilatory creams are harsh chemicals.
In some severe cases, hormones may lead to crazy hair growth on some women. In this case laser hair removal may be in order.
This Panasonic trimmer gadget can really be helpful. There are many brands, that all work relatively the same. Here is an example of one that I like – so you have an idea what to look for.
This lip stain has staying power but not so much that I have to basically rip my lips off to get it off! It’s not drying like most either. There are different colors available and a multi-pack which is great for determining the color(s) that is right for you. Cool package, cool product, and cool colors. What more can I say?
Here are two ways you can wear the lip stain:
Achieve the gradient look: There are a lot of great YouTube videos that show you how to achieve this gradient look using concealer, lip stain, and lip gloss (in some cases). Here’s the one we found most straight-forward and uses the least amount of products:
Having trouble matching foundation to your skin color? Then this is a perfect match for you. Your color changes with each season, so this company does the work for you! So easy to do right on your phone! Yes, on your phone with their app! As you can see below, I did it.
I got my custom match and the bottle even came with my name on it! Check out the picture. It was a perfect match!
How does this all work?
Our hyper-intelligent technology takes five skin scans, analyzes your skin tone, and then blends a perfectly matched all-in-one foundation just for you. Each bottle is personalized with your name and the date that it was made. – MatchCo.
And now, this company has also partnered with Bare Minerals to make their products that much better (see the email ad I received below).
We’ve all heard it before – the skin is our largest organ. So, it’s imperative to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun. But, what about protecting it from the products we use everyday, maybe even multiple times a day? Have you ever really looked at the ingredients on the label of your favorite face cleanser, moisturizer, or even make-up?
Let’s start with some shocking information. According to the FDA website, “Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetic products and ingredients do not require FDA approval before they go on the market.” – SAY WHAT???
Apparently the onus is on us….OR a conscientious company like Beautycounter.
According to Amy McNamara, Senior Manager at Beauty Counter, “Beyond offering high performing and lux products (we have partnered with Goop, J Crew and others), we won’t compromise on the safety of our ingredients. No one should have to choose between safety and beauty. In case you are not aware, the FDA bans just 30 ingredients from personal care and cosmetic products. In the EU, they ban over 1,400 ingredients from use! As such, we have created a never list that includes over 1,500 ingredients that Beautycounter will intentionally refrain from use in all of our products. This list includes carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, allergy irritants or simply those that haven’t been tested for safety. ”
So naturally, when Amy asked if I’d be willing to sample some of the Beautycounter products, I jumped at the chance. I currently am using the Nourishing Cream Exfoliator and Rejuvenating Day Cream and couldn’t be happier. The products smell wonderful and they are making my skin look bright and refreshed. I will be definitely be trying more products from Beautycounter in the future!
Ever have that feeling like you shouldn’t be shopping for yourself in a store because they mainly market/sell to teens? Well, here’s a product you can purchase online and no one needs to know it’s for you….I mean, of course its for your t(w)een!
What do we (my tween and I) love about this product? This product smells great, it goes on matte without drying out your lips, and its easy to take off. Plus, it gets five stars for awesome packaging, which includes a personal note from Kylie Jenner (see below). A great gift idea for any teen (wink, wink).