My Beauty Philosophy: Where I Splurge and Where I Save

The other day my friends and I were having a discussion on our beauty philosophies. We talked about what treatments and products we felt were worth the splurge versus which ones we’d rather save our money on. I couldn’t believe our difference in opinions. This conversation got me curious about what other women think is important enough to splurge on. Here’s my list that covers hair, skincare, makeup, grooming, and extras like self-tanning, and supplements. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you feel is splurge-worthy, and any tips you have to saving money when it comes to your beauty regime. Hair Care HaircutsRead More →

LED Light Therapy

About two years ago I incorporated LED light therapy into my daily skincare routine at the advice of my aesthetician. I was experiencing breakouts that were leaving purple marks behind and I needed to get rid of them. I asked her what could I do at home to help clear up my skin and prevent new breakouts from developing. She recommended several steps I could take, like using potent serums, DIY lunchtime peels, derma-rolling, and adopting Photon LED light therapy into my skincare routine. Out of these options I have to say the LED is my favorite. It’s safe and easy to use, requires noRead More →

New Beauty Trends to Try This Spring!

When it comes to seasonal trends, I usually put more effort into updating my closet than I do with my beauty routine. This year I did some research and looked for new beauty trends, which lead me to discover so many unique looks I can‘t wait to try. I started with makeup inspiration and fell in love with colorful eyeliner, dewy skin, bronzed cheeks, and rose gold eye makeup. Next up was looking for new hair trends. My go-to style consists of stepping out of the shower, applying leave in conditioner and serum, and then letting my hair air dry. This creates effortless beachy waves,Read More →

beauty gift guide

Whether you’re shopping for your mom who wants a luxurious facial serum, a friend who loves nail polish, or your girlfriend who asked for a new blush palette—it’s all here! Our beauty gift guide is broken down into three categories: $25 and under, $50 and under, and $75 and up. We’ve also included some of our favorite limited edition holiday items from our favorite beauty brands! Sunset Pink + Rose Gold Glitter Set | Skinnydip | $25 Avocado Sheet Face Mask | Oh K! | $3.99 Shiny Pretty Things Fix + Party Three-Piece Set | MAC | $12 Parental Advisory Pandemonium Eyeshadow Palette | Revolution |Read More →

manicure

I went from getting my nails done at the salon every two weeks to doing my manicure at home. I look forward to the “me time” I spend on Sunday afternoons doing my nails while binge-watching a favorite TV show. For inspiration I’ll watch Youtube tutorials on nail design and I follow nail technicians on Instagram. When I have extra time, I’ll apply nail decals, or do little designs. Depending on the time of the year, what I’m doing, or where I’m going, I have specific colors I use that correlate with the occasion. Here are my tried-and-true manicure steps, along with my go-to colorsRead More →

cosmetics and beauty

My mornings begin with a cup of coffee while sitting at my vanity getting ready for the day. My job in fashion requires me to look put together at all times so I make sure that the products I choose are going to last. Often I’ll go straight from work to an event with just enough time to do a quick touch up. These are my can‘t live without cosmetics and beauty products that I buy over and over again. 1. Tattoo Liner | Kat Von D: This is the only eyeliner I can precisely create a wing with. It also stays on throughout the dayRead More →

Lunchtime Chemical Peels

A few years ago I went to my aesthetician because I was suffering from a bad breakout. I assumed I was immune to blemishes since I never had to deal with these issues as a teen. Not only did I need to treat the breakout, but I had leftover purple marks I was looking to get rid of. The aesthetician suggested IPLs which I had already tried, and they are super expensive and only helped temporarily. She she also recommended other things that I could do at home that weren’t invasive: lunchtime chemical peels, derma-rollering, serums, and LED light therapy. I would space them outRead More →

Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box

Before I was gifted the Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box, my knowledge of essential oils was very minimal. I would add a few drops of eucalyptus or lavender to my diffuser at night and drift off to sleep. Over the last few years I’ve made a lot of changes in my life. I gave up eating meat, I try to avoid processed foods, and eat mainly organic. I’m always on the quest to live healthier and I continue to research new ways to improve my overall well-being, and that’s where Simply Earth comes in. I received the August essential oils recipe box and itRead More →

Behind the Salon

Behind the Salon is an independent haircare line under the YUKO brand. Products are distributed wholesale to salons and also available for retail sale. All products are sulfate free with natural ingredients. The purpose of the hair care line is to allow consumers to obtain a salon experience from the comfort of their own homes. Yuko are the originators of the Japanese Hair Straightening System. The system works by breaking down hair bonds through a chemical process. Hair is then straightened to leave it pin straight, however, the process is tedious and timely. Yuko has perfected the process to protect, condition, and restore damaged hair.Read More →