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7 of the best beauty blogs you’ll ever read

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

The Beauty Brains were nominated as one of Marie Claire’s Best Beauty Blogs. Today is the LAST DAY before voting ends. Click here to vote for the Beauty Brains now. The last few days I’ve been telling you about our nomination in Marie Claire’s Best Beauty blog competition. I thought you might like to see […]

The Best Mascara

The Best Mascara


The Sweethome

After putting in 30 hours of research while considering more than 50 mascaras, we found that Buxom Lash Waterproof is the best mascara for most people.

It’s not you, it’s us.

by Emily @ Mommin' It Up!

Dear People Who Used to Read Mommin’ It Up, So… remember when we had a blog? And people read it? That was fun, wasn’t it? Somewhere along the way, though, we lost our mojo. Or Jenny became gainfully employed and stopped reminding me to post. Something like that. In any case, as it turns out, …

FAVORITE MASCARA TECHNIQUE

by Amy Nadine @ The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty.

Yes, I’ve shared a lot of mascara application techniques over the last six (!!) years here on TBD. But this one is probably my favorite! And I can’t stop doing it. On. Everyone! It allows you to really get at the base of the lashline and stamp the roots AND it is the quickest way to...

What’s the right order to apply a BHA serum?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Little Rhino asks…I would like to add a B5 Serum into my skincare routine. I use a BHA ( salycic acid 2% ) lotion in the am/pm. I works well with my skin and mild acne. However, I do need a little extra boost of hydration. So the B5 sounded like a great place to […]

Makeup basics from a makeup artist: The 10 best mascaras

Makeup basics from a makeup artist: The 10 best mascaras


Offbeat Home & Life

Because of my work as a makeup artist, I have tried a lot of different mascara on a lot of different eyes. Here are my top 10 best mascaras...

Are natural products as good as drug store brands? Episode 102

Are natural products as good as drug store brands? Episode 102

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Is this natural product as good as a drug store brand? Gemma asks (in the Beauty Brains Forum)…It seems as though you guys aren’t the biggest fans of “natural” and “organic” cosmetics, but there seems to be a wider offering of lines at places like Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Erewhon. Lines like Andalou Naturals, Avalon […]

Introducing Hard Lacquer: How About a Mascara-thon?

Introducing Hard Lacquer: How About a Mascara-thon?


Autostraddle

We’re kicking off a new beauty column, Hard Lacquer, with summer heat in mind — Aja’s tested and reviewed nine mascaras so you sirens don’t have to!

'NO MAKEUP' Makeup Tutorial! | Beauty and the Boutique

'NO MAKEUP' Makeup Tutorial! | Beauty and the Boutique


Beauty and the Boutique

Ever woken up, looked in the mirror and felt as though there was a ZOMBIE staring back at you? Me too!!! It's exactly on these days that I need my makeup skills the most! If we haven't met before, I'm Katie - Professional Makeup Artist and Founder of BeautyandtheBoutique.com. And today I'm going to show you how I 'cheat' a fresh-faced glow in the mornings! Have you ALWAYS wanted to learn the inside tips and tricks, while discovering the products makeup artists can't live without? Follow the easy steps in the video and transform your complexion from tired and washed out to sparkling and ALERT! We're delivering FREE worldwide TODAY! Testimonials from my Facebook community Here's a recap of my video… Looking fresh-faced AND glowing is a breeze when you know HOW! Imagine owning just FIVE products in your makeup bag that in a few simple steps helps you look like YOU but only more rested, fresh-faced and youthful! Here's how to get the look Prepping,

5 Perfect Heat-Proof Mascaras

5 Perfect Heat-Proof Mascaras


Prevention

Avoid a mascara meltdown with these sweat-resistant formulas

10 Best Mascaras | Glitter Guide

10 Best Mascaras | Glitter Guide


Glitter Guide

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies ($7.99): This may be our favorite drugstore mascara on the market. It’s got a great scoop brush that really lengthens lashes and adds just the right amount of dramatic volume.…

The Beauty Brains nominated for Marie Claire best beauty blog!

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Every year Marie Claire (US) publishes the Most Wanted Beauty Awards in the October issue. This year Perry and I are proud to announce that we’ve been nominated in the best blog/editorial site category.  If you like the work we do, you can help us out by voting for us HERE.  The voting ends June 30 so […]

Upgrade Your Beauty Products for Fall With the Meijer Beauty Sale

by Jenny @ Mommin' It Up!

*This post is sponsored by Meijer. All opinions are my onw! If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I am uber-vain and I LOVE my beauty products!! Mascara, blush, lipstick, eyeshadow, BRING IT ON. I want it all! Now, I love to coupon and get my beauty products …

24 Mascaras That’ll Make People Think You’re Wearing Falsies

24 Mascaras That’ll Make People Think You’re Wearing Falsies


BuzzFeed

Maybe you're born with it, maybe you just have really great mascara.

Is Hoof Maker cream for horses really good for your nails? Episode 111

Is Hoof Maker cream for horses really good for your nails? Episode 111

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trial at Audible.com Is Dr. Varon’s skin bleaching system safe? Sarah asks…I have some questions about Dr. Varon’s skin bleaching system. It uses 2% hydroquinone. Is it safe to keep using? First let’s talk about skin bleaching actives. Hydroquinone, like many other actives, HQ ,like many […]

The Case for Drugstore Mascara | A Cup of Jo

The Case for Drugstore Mascara | A Cup of Jo


A Cup of Jo

The best drugstore mascaras and why you should use them.

What’s the deal with topical Botox?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

CosmeticChem is curious…What is a topical Botox(tm)? Does it work the same way as injectable Botox(tm)? So far how many “In-vivo” studies have been done to check the efficacy? The Beauty Brains respond: Topical Botox? Yeah, right. That’s right up there with anti-wrinkle lotions that work like lasers, hair growth products, Bigfoot, and the Easter Bunny. […]

Blinc Mascara

Blinc Mascara


Okoboji Skin Care

If you're looking for a no-hassle, no-smudge mascara that you can take throughout your day with no re-application, blinc mascara is your answer. Instead of painting your lashes like conventional mascaras, blinc mascara forms tiny no-smudge, water-resistant "tubes" around your lashes.

The 17 Best Cruelty-Free Mascaras | Drugstore AND High-End

The 17 Best Cruelty-Free Mascaras | Drugstore AND High-End


Cruelty-Free Kitty

Whether you're looking for a mascara that volumizes, lengthens, or holds a curl, these are the best cruelty-free mascaras available.

The Ultimate Guide To Cruelty-Free Nail Polish

by Aly Laughlin @ Cruelty-Free Kitty

We’ve reached out to all the nail polish brands to bring you this post. The main thing I’d like to point out is that Essie and OPI, 2 of the most popular nail polish brands, DO test on animals by selling in China. Sally Hansen is another culprit. Regardless, you’ll notice that there are an […]

The post The Ultimate Guide To Cruelty-Free Nail Polish appeared first on Cruelty-Free Kitty.

The 3 kinds of mascara and the only one you need.

The 3 kinds of mascara and the only one you need.


Mamamia

What is tubular and waterproof mascaras? How do you remove it and should I be using one?

MAC Opulash Mascara Review

MAC Opulash Mascara Review


Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup

A review of MAC Opulash Mascara with pictures and product information.

5 Best Hair Straightening Irons

by Jodie Walker @ Style Down The Aisle

If you’re anything like me, then you won’t be able to even imagine leaving the house without making sure your hair is in the perfect order, whether that means straightening your hair with a flat iron or curling it with some nice hot rollers for long hair. I’ve been flat ironing my hair for 10 […]

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Do hair dye removing products like Color Oops really work? Episode 94

Do hair dye removing products like Color Oops really work? Episode 94

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Do hair dye removing products, like Color Oops, really work? Lenora in our Forum asks…There seems to be some debate on this in online forums, so I’m wondering if you guys can please answer if “Color Oops” can be damaging to the hair? Thanks for the question Lenora but I think before we can answer […]

Mascara Amplified

by Joe Cipolla @ blinc University

Do silicones really melt on your hair? Episode 131

Do silicones really melt on your hair? Episode 131

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Cosmetic Questions Do silicones melt on your hair? Kylie asks…I am attempting to remove years of black hair dye and came across Scott Cornwall and his product Decolour. He makes a claim that if it doesn’t work likely cause is hair plasticised due to using heat over 220 deg cel. Quote “If you use heated […]

Wanna know what’s in your mascara?

Wanna know what’s in your mascara?


KrisCarr.com

Find out how you can get lovely lashes the non-toxic and cruelty-free way…

Science of Mascara - YouBeauty.com

Science of Mascara - YouBeauty.com


YouBeauty

Find out how mascara really works.

How do you moisturize curly hair? Episode 104

How do you moisturize curly hair? Episode 104

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Question of the week: How do you moisturize curly hair? Chris says…My question is about the curly hair products that are out there now, brands like Diva Curl and Ouidad. They’re very expensive and targeted to people who have ethnic hair and want to go natural or girls with curly hair who don’t want to […]

Benefit mascara – how to find a cheaper version

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Ellen inquires…What is the best mascara? I use Benefit’s “They’re Real!” and for me, it does what it says – no flaking, smudging, comes off with a little oil. But it is about 22 dollars. Is there a less expensive brand with similar characteristics? They all make the same claim! I have had to try […]

The lowdown on tubing mascaras

The lowdown on tubing mascaras


beautyheaven

Mascara is mascara, right? Well, kind of.  While on the outside, most mascaras look pretty similar, a few advancements in the last few years have taken mascaras...

Advice for being the polyamorous partner to a monogamous spouse

Advice for being the polyamorous partner to a monogamous spouse

by Angel @ Offbeat Home & Life

I'm monogamous to my soul. My husband of 21 years recently dropped the Poly bomb. And, I'm sorry poly people, no matter how gently you think you're approaching it, it still feels like a bomb. But he doesn't want to lose his family, and God help me, I still love him, so I'm staying. He'll have his happiness, the girls will have their family and home intact, and I'll learn to live with it. That being said, there are some things you can do if your monogamous spouse agrees to open your marriage...

Eyeko Curvy and Skinny Mascara vs. Others - Pretty Gossip

Eyeko Curvy and Skinny Mascara vs. Others - Pretty Gossip


Pretty Gossip

I’m so happy to share a new mascara with you today- Eyeko! I’ve been using Eyeko’s Curvy and Skinny Brush mascaras for a couple of months now and been really enjoying it! Eyeko launched in 1999, but they recently re-named, re-worked and revamped their mascaras introducing: Fat, Skinny, and Curvy.… View Post

Blinc Mascara - The Beauty Lounge

Blinc Mascara - The Beauty Lounge


The Beauty Lounge

If you're looking for a no-hassle, no-smudge mascara that you can take throughout your day with no re-application, blinc mascara is your answer.Instead of painting your lashes like conventional mascaras, blinc mascara forms tiny no-smudge, water-resistant "tubes" around your lashes.Once applied, these mascara tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes.

There is no one perfect birth and postpartum model

There is no one perfect birth and postpartum model

by MetalMaggie @ Offbeat Home & Life

If you have never had a child, nothing prepares you for what your body goes through. Unless someone tells you. And even then, everyone is different. There is no guarantee that your experience is the same as anyone else's. Just like being pregnant. But I still feel like everyone that goes through a pregnancy has a model that they think they need to fit into...

The Best Vegan Cookbooks You Need in Your Kitchen

by Caitlin Sammons @ KrisCarr.com

Hiya Gorgeous! Here’s a little something you might not know about me. Most people have stacks of novels on their nightstand. Guess what I’ve got? Cookbooks! I read them like thrillers or page-turning romance tales. In fact, I have so many cookbooks that I have to do periodic purges. I love passing them on to...

The post The Best Vegan Cookbooks You Need in Your Kitchen appeared first on KrisCarr.com.

{Test This} Blinc mascara - FabOverFifty.com

{Test This} Blinc mascara - FabOverFifty.com


FabOverFifty.com

Go ahead, watch The Notebook or go for a jog while wearing Blinc mascara…because, its manufacturer promises, “it cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake…even if you rub your eyes, cry or sweat.” How is that possible? Unlike other mascaras that simply coat your lashes, Blinc mascara [retail value: $25] forms tiny water resistant “tubes” around … Continued

Deja Vu Skin & Vein Center: Newburgh, IN

Deja Vu Skin & Vein Center: Newburgh, IN


Deja Vu Skin & Vein Center: Newburgh, IN

From head to toe, Deja Vu Skin & Vein Center offers anti-aging procedures, products & skin care treatments that help YOU be yourself again!

L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes 570 Black Lash Extension Effect Mascara - Walmart.com

L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes 570 Black Lash Extension Effect Mascara - Walmart.com


Walmart.com

Reviews L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes 570 Black Lash Extension Effect Mascara at Walmart.com

Everything you need to know about fragrance allergens – Episode 126

Everything you need to know about fragrance allergens – Episode 126

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

This week you’ll learn all about fragrance allergies – what they are and how to avoid them.  Would you like to ask YOUR question on our Show? Here’s how to submit an audio question to the Beauty Brains. Question of the week Nicole’s question: I was recently diagnosed with orris root allergy. My doctor says […]

Is DIY perfume a bad idea? Episode 89

Is DIY perfume a bad idea? Episode 89

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Cosmetic science in colonial America For those of you who are listening to this show in real time we’re only a couple of days away from the Fourth of July holiday weekend. If you’re interested in learning what life was like in colonial America, you can find an excellent summary at Fortklock.com; the details of […]

Safe Mascara Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff

Safe Mascara Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff


Gimme the Good Stuff

In this new guide, you'll get our opinion on mascaras by 100% Pure, Cover Girl, Beautycounter, Physician's Formula, RMS Beauty, Jane Iredale, bareMinerals, +

Poofy Organics Products Unboxing!

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

You guys have been telling me how much you love Poofy Organics products for, like, ever. Once I investigated the ingredients in Poofy’s products, I quickly realized that it was ALL Good Stuff, and that I should sign up with…

Weekly Review | Mascara

Weekly Review | Mascara


Reflect Makeup Artistry

Disclaimer: I have not been paid for my feedback on any of the following products. These are my opinions!I learned some things testing 13 different mascara formulas: * The same techniques with different mascaras produced similar looks |  So I can get full, stand-out lashes w

blinc Smudgeproof Mascara Amplified - Beauty Bliss

blinc Smudgeproof Mascara Amplified - Beauty Bliss


Beauty Bliss

After almost a decade in development, blinc mascara AMPLIFIED provides incredible, buildable, glamorous volume and length, all while offering the Life Proof properties (i.e. smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant, flake-proof) of our original blinc mascara, that women have grown to love and depend upon.As with the original blinc mascara (formerly known as Kiss Me), blinc's AMPLIFIED mascara coats lashes with a glossy, volumizing and extending coat that forms tiny water resistant "tubes" around the lash. Unlike the original formula, blinc mascara AMPLIFIED applies more like a traditional mascara, giving you the ability to add as many coats as you want to build your desired look! Because it is not as wet of a formula, you can even go back and reapply if needed, after it dries.Removing blinc mascara AMPLIFIED is just as easy, and requires no makeup remover. Simply apply a little warm water along with some gentle pressure, and the tubes easily slide of your lashes. You will actually see the tiny tubes in your hand as blinc mascara AMPLIFIED comes off without leaving any messy black tint or residue behind.Shade: BlackCruelty-Free

Gifts to welcome your newly announced childfree friend into the fold

Gifts to welcome your newly announced childfree friend into the fold

by Catherine Clark @ Offbeat Home & Life

Being childfree (as in, choosing not to have children for any number of reasons) hasn't been and still isn't well accepted in a lot of circles, particularly more traditional ones. So the decision to declare yourself childfree to friends and family can be met with a lot of push-back. If you find yourself in a situation where a friend has told you they have decided to be childfree, perhaps you'd like to give them a token of support, and these childfree gifts are an awesome solution. Whether they'll be a traveling adventure-seeker, an kick-ass aunt or uncle, a devoted fur parent, or none of the above, there's a way to say you support them at every turn...

Best Tube Mascara Of 2017

Best Tube Mascara Of 2017


Style Down The Aisle

The best tube mascara products that you can buy in 2017. We have reviewed the most popular mascara tubes and ranked them.

The 15 Best Mascaras on the Market Right Now

The 15 Best Mascaras on the Market Right Now


LiveAbout

Here are the best mascaras of the year from cheap to steep and a bunch in between. Find out what drugstore brands and posh brands are worth the buy.

Product Review: Blinc Mascara Amplified

Product Review: Blinc Mascara Amplified


beautifulwithbrains.com

Blinc Mascara Amplified coating lashes with a black, buildable, formula that forms a little tube around each lash, preventing clumping, flaking, and smudging.

Blinc Mascara reviews, photos, ingredients

Blinc Mascara reviews, photos, ingredients


MakeupAlley

Blinc Mascara: rated 3.5 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 212 member reviews, ingredients and photos.

Can nail polish really be healthy?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

KrisInPhilly asks…Can nail polish, like from Remedy Nails, be “healthy”? Is their claim that they have the most unique polish on the market true? The Beauty Brains respond Kris thanks for such a great question. I just wish I had a definitive answer about Remedy Nails. Healthy polish? I had trouble finding much information about how […]

Battle of the Tube Mascaras

Battle of the Tube Mascaras


Justina's Gems

We had a reader request for a review on the Blinc mascara.  Luckily I had it and another similar product, so I decided to give you a mini review on both.  I don't have pictures of either on my lashes, so let me know in the comments if you'd like to see a picture comparison of them! Both of these...

Free Gift With Purchase – BECCA Beach Tint Soufflé

by Debby @ Beauty Bliss

Buy any 2 products from BECCA and receive a free Beach Tint Soufflé! The Shimmer Soufflé is a mix of the BECCA Beach Tint and the Shimmering Skin Perfector. They are an air-whipped blush and highlighter in one with a soft, mousse-like texture. (RRP $55) Get one of these as a free gift when you purchase any two […]

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Meet Tubing Mascara: The Best Mascara the Internet Swears By

Meet Tubing Mascara: The Best Mascara the Internet Swears By


StyleCaster

Smudges and smears, begone.

We Tested 12 Bestselling Mascaras To See What A Difference They Make

We Tested 12 Bestselling Mascaras To See What A Difference They Make


SELF

These side-by-side shots will make you love mascara even more.

Fall Wardobe Additions

by Kate @ The Small Things Blog

similar vest, similar mules, denim, similar sunglasses one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen Well it…

My Skin But Better- Easy to Wear Natural Finish Foundations

by justina @ Justina's Gems

At this stage in my life, I find that simple makeup suits me best. Keeping my makeup bag to a minimum on a daily basis makes wearing makeup more enjoyable for me. That said, I have a serious addiction to foundations that look like skin. I want my foundation to wear naturally but not be too […] Read more...

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Are "Tubular" Mascaras Better than Waterproof?

Are "Tubular" Mascaras Better than Waterproof?


InStyle.com

If I had a dollar for every time some well-meaning person told me my mascara was smudged, I’d have zero guilt about my daily Starbucks habit. It seemed...

Mascara Amplified - Black

Mascara Amplified - Black


blinc

Shop for blinc Mascara

Huge DDF Haul

by noreply@blogger.com (Rachel) @ Minimalist Beauty Reviews

I was excited when I got my email from Hautelook, an exclusive, invitation-only private sale site, this morning because one of the brands on sale was DDF (Doctor's Dermatologic Formula)! Everything is 50% off; this is awesome because DDF is such an expensive brand. I've heard pretty good things about it so I jumped on this immediately.

What I bought:
- Cellular Revitalization Age Renewal Cream
- Mesojection Healthy Cell Serum
- Glycolic 10% Toning Complex
- Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Oil Control Gel
- Intensive Holistic Lightener Serum

Damage: ~$200

I kind of wanted to purchase more, but I didn't want to spend an exorbitant amount, although I feel like I spent way too much already. The items are all final sale so hopefully they'll work well for me. If not, you'll definitely hear about it here in due time :-)

Has anyone ever tried these before? Any thoughts on how well they worked for you?

I really wanted to also get the RMX Essential Packets since they contain colustrum (Makeupalley tells me this is produced in human mother's milk!) and I can't find them being sold anywhere else anymore, but the description didn't say how many were in the box, which costs $100 even with the discount. Plus, I couldn't find the ingredients. That's just way too much for me to spend on something that might not even work or be returnable..

Anyway, if any of you are interested in buying DDF at Hautelook or just browsing the site, feel free to leave a comment with your email address if you don't have membership. I will send you an invite, never fear! ;-)

If Pantene is so good why isn’t it sold in salons? Episode 108

If Pantene is so good why isn’t it sold in salons? Episode 108

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trial at Audible.com. Question of the week: Why isn’t Pantene in salons? Tyler asks…I would just like to say if Pantene is sooo amazing and works so well them why isn’t it sold in a salon when the company could make way more money if they […]

Best Mascara for Straight Lashes of 2017

by AdminSDTA @ Style Down The Aisle

What is the Best Mascara for Straight Lashes? Most gals today definitely have started playing with dolls when they were little, even myself, and unknowingly, we had that inner desire to be as gorgeous as our dolls, most especially their enticing and drop-dead gorgeous, curly lashes. Who wouldn’t want to have such bold, curled and […]

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A simple plaid top

by Kate @ The Small Things Blog

Did anyone else feel like Target’s rebranding was kind of a flop? They built up a bit of hype and then when the clothing was…

Does Mascara Make Your Eyelashes Fall Out? - Man Repeller

Does Mascara Make Your Eyelashes Fall Out? - Man Repeller


Man Repeller

When discussing my choice to plead the fifth on makeup, the “I’m too lazy” clause should not go overlooked. Mascara is a stunning proof of this concept — there are few times when I don’t prefer how I look with thicker, fuller eyeball curtains, but because of something my mom once told me, I am frequently …

How To Find The Best Natural Mascara That Actually Works

How To Find The Best Natural Mascara That Actually Works


Food Babe

How To Find The Best Natural Mascara That Actually Works - Food Babe

NARS Bord De Plage Highlighting and Bronzing Palette

by justina @ Justina's Gems

After a particularly stressful day last week, I found myself at Sephora wanting to find a pick me up. In my opinion, Fall is when all the amazing new releases come out. As someone with lighter skin and darker hair, berry tones and neutrals flatter me and it seems like there is no shortage of […] Read more...

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La La Lashes!

La La Lashes!


Charm Magazine

a bimonthly magazine for women of all ages and stages

Blinc Mascara

Blinc Mascara


Allure

This water-resistant lengthening mascara doesn't leave lashes brittle or crunchy.

Summer / Fall Skincare Routine

by noreply@blogger.com (Rachel) @ Minimalist Beauty Reviews

I haven't posted a routine since the beginning of the year since I've been dealing with constant skin issues. Now, my skin has finally calmed down in what feels like ages, and I can get away with wearing little to no foundation or powder. I thought I'd post a routine for those of you who suffer from hormonal or genetic acne and are still struggling with choosing the right products. This has always been a challenge for me because I risk dehydrating and irritating my skin while treating the acne, and then causing more acne and oil when treating the dryness and flakes.

I've heard from many sources that birth control is an excellent way of managing acne, but I'd prefer to ingest hormones as a last resort. So far, this routine is helping aplenty.

My skin type: Normal-Combination, sometimes dehydrated and flakey, slightly oily on T-zone area by mid-day.
Prone to deep cystic acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, and comedones

MORNING:

1. Wash with DHC Mild Soap (any light, non-drying soap will do) or rinse with only warm water to take off the impurities and oils from during the night.
2. (Optional) Dab tea tree oil or acne medication on blemishes. I personally do not dilute my tea tree oil before applying, but most people prefer to.
3. A moisturizer that contains SPF. I've been rotating high-end and drugstore brands; anything will do as long as it is moisturizing. I prefer to use only products with SPF during the day, but you are welcome to use a moisturizer that doesn't contain sun protection properties.
4. High coverage sunscreen for face and eyes. My current favorites are Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 55 PA+++ and Shiseido Sun Protection Eye Cream SPF 32 PA+++. Wait a few minutes for everything to dry before applying makeup.

Because my morning routine is very simple, I cram in all the treatment and renewing steps at night.

NIGHT:

1. Wash off all the day's dirt, pollution, makeup, and oils from the face and neck with a cleansing oil. I use DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.
2. Cleanse with a tough duty cleanser to clean off any remaining dirt or makeup and residue from the cleansing oil. I recommend using liquid facial soap, cleansing pad/cloths, or foaming facial cleanser formulas. I am currently rotating between Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub and Dove Daily Hydrating Cleansing Cloths.
3. A couple times a week, exfoliate with a salicylic acid scrub. A good sign you need to exfoliate is when blackheads appear. I recommend using an aspirin mask (instructions easily found through Google) or St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub for Oily/Acne Prone Skin.
4. Tone with a gentle toner. Try not to use toners with alcohol. Any brand will do, even one from the drugstore.
5. (Optional) Use an exfoliant serum like Bliss Peeling Groovy, Clinique Turnaround Concentrate, or Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher. This helps your skin absorb the other skincare products as well as slough off dead cells.
6. Wait a couple minutes, then apply a moisturizing, anti-aging, or renewing serum. I like to use Jurlique's serums for brightening the skin.
7. Apply tea tree oil on any blemishes or pimples. Dilute with water if pure tea tree oil is too strong.
8. Apply a face and eye cream containing retinol. A great drugstore choice is Roc.
9. (Optional) Apply an additional moisturizer over the retinol cream. I am currently rotating between Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Egyptian Magic Cream, and DHC Virgin Olive Oil.


You do not have to use a retinol moisturizer every night. I started out with using retinol maybe once or twice a week, and then increased the frequency to 3 or 4 times a week. However, the combination of tea tree oil and retinol along with salicylic acid exfoliation is what helps really bring the acne down, so be sure to stick to it!
Of course, also pay attention to your health. Drink plenty of water, get enough exercise and sleep, and eat as many fruits and veggies as possible.
Hope this helps! Let me know if it works for you!

A new mascara

A new mascara


The Small Things Blog

My lashes are pretty sad. I’ve mentioned this in various places, so you may already know that. They are thin, sparse, stick-straight, and light. . . and I want are dark, thick, full, long, cu…

Holy shit, this single use appliance: The pizza box pizza oven!

Holy shit, this single use appliance: The pizza box pizza oven!

by Megan Finley Horowitz @ Offbeat Home & Life

In which I share with you this ridiculous single use appliances that I can't believe exists, but I'm so glad that it does, and apparently it is awesome: This pizza oven that is shaped like a pizza box!

What is Cupuacu?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Clara asks…What can you tell us about Cupuacu and the best place to buy it? The Beauty Brains respond Cupuacu is a tropical fruit (or is it a nut?) that is similar to the cacao nut (or is it fruit?) According to those in the know, Cupauacu smells like a cross between chocolate and pineapple and […]

Beauty Wednesday: They're Real! Mascara - Corporette.com

Beauty Wednesday: They're Real! Mascara - Corporette.com


Corporette.com

So it takes a lot for me to rave about a new beauty product, but I really do love this mascara that I recently bought, They're Real! from Benefit. I'm not sure if it's the formula, the brush, or what, but this is my new go-to for a night out. The mascara adds a ton of length, drama, and va-va-va-voom to my eyelashes. I have the mini size, available for $10 from Sephora; the full size is $22.On a day-to-day basis I'm liking (but not loving) Lancome's Defencils; prior to that I loved L'Oreal's Voluminous for daily wear.Readers, which are your favorite mascaras (both drugstore and high-end)? Have you found any other new rave-worthy beauty products?(L-all)

Are Lush products really self preserving? Episode 72

Are Lush products really self preserving? Episode 72

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

How can products like Lush’s Charity Pot be self preserving? Tune in to this week’s show to find out. Plus – more Beauty Science News! Claim to fame: How are Lush products self preserving? This is a popular new feature where we look at the claims of popular beauty products and explain what the claim […]

Is Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion really just a hairspray?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Dafne dares to ask…The other day I bought Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion by John Frieda. It works, but it feels just like hair spray, looks just like hair spray, and makes your hair sticky like hair spray. Might it actually be hair spray? And if so, can I use just any type of hair spray […]

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Mascara Evolution - Tubing

Mascara Evolution - Tubing


IN MY KIT

Mascara is one of the most basic steps in any beauty makeup application. Let's talk about it's evolution and the technology behind tubing mascara.

blinc Mascara, Black
$30.00
blinc Shadow Fusion Palette
$48.00
blinc Eyebrow Mousse, Black
$24.00
blinc Liquid Eyeliner, Black
$26.00
blinc Eyeliner Pencil, Black
$20.00
blinc Liquid Eyeliner Pen, Soft Black Sheen
$26.00
blinc Mascara Amplified, Black
$26.00
blinc Lash Primer, Black
$26.00
blinc Shadow Primer, Light Tone
$24.00
blinc Ultrathin Liquid Eyeliner Pen, Black
$26.00
blinc Micro Trimmer
$24.00
blinc Shadow Primer Brush
$26.00
Blinc Cosmetic Lash Comb
$28.00
blinc Heated Lash Curler
$24.00
L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lengthening Mascara, Black, 0.33 fl. oz.
$10.95
blinc Brow and Liner Duo Brush
$29.00
Blinc Cosmetic Brow and Liner Duo Brush
$28.93
blinc Shadow Blending Brush
$28.00
Mascara Primer and Lash Base Eyelash Conditioner with Wet Fibers Lengthening and Thickening Formula
$16.99
theBalm Stainiac
$17.00
Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights Body Lotion for Women, 6 Ounce
Pierre Cardin Legend Eau De Cologne Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
$34.39
Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Shine Eau De Toilette Spray for Women, 3.4 Ounce
$26.54
Pitbull Body Spray for Men, 6 Ounce
$11.99
Myrurgia Maja Perfumed Dusting Power with Puff, 5.3 Ounce
$18.19
Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 3.4 Ounce
$10.17
Christina Aguilera Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 1.7 Ounce
$34.89
Myrurgia Maja Perfumed Bath Shower Gel, 13.5 Ounce
$28.00
Jessica Simpson Fancy Love Shower Gel, 10 Ounce
$8.64
Donald Trump Empire Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
$27.93
Paris Hilton Shower Gel for Women, 10 Ounce
$7.99
Blinc Cosmetic All Over Shadow Brush
$28.00
Rihanna Nude Shower Gel for Women, 10 Ounce
$8.94
Pierre Cardin Cologne Stocking Stuffer for Men, 0.6 Ounce
$6.95
Paris Hilton Just Me Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 1.7 Ounce
$22.31
Jessica Simpson Signature Body Spray for Women, 8 Ounce
$13.87
Donald Trump Empire 4-Piece Gift Set
$65.00
Isaac Mizrahi Fabulous Eau De Toilette Natural Spray, 1 Ounce
$17.60
Blinc Lash Comb
$28.00
Paris Hilton Siren Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 3.4 Ounce
$40.00
Marc Ecko Orange Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 1.7 Ounce
$11.71
Paris Hilton Just Me 4-Piece Gift Set for Women
$40.00
Nicolle Miller Body Lotion for Women, 6.7 Ounce
$20.65
Jessica Simpson Fancy Body Lotion, 6.7 Ounce
$7.99
Pitbull Miami 3-Piece Gift Set for Women
$30.00
Rihanna Rebelle Fleur Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 3.4 Ounce
$30.30
Xoxo Luv Body Spray for Women, 8 Ounce
$13.87
Nicole Polizzi Snooki Couture Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 3.3 Ounce
$27.23
Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 1 Ounce
$8.44
Blinc Cosmetic Contour Shadow Brush
$26.00
Alfred Dunhill Desire Blue Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 1.7 Ounce
$20.20
Jessica Simpson Fancy Shower Gel, 10 Ounce
$13.35
Paris Hilton with Love Body Lotion for Women, 6.7 Ounce
$12.99
Rihanna Rebelle Fleur Shower Gel for Women, 10 Ounce
$8.94
Paris Hilton Can Can Shower Gel for Women, 10 Ounce
$15.00
Paris Hilton Heiress Eau De Parfum Pencil Spray, 0.34 Ounce
$9.09
Jennifer Lopez Wild Glow Eau De Toilette for Women, 3.4 Ounce
$18.17
Paris Hilton Tease Rollerball for Women, 0.34 Ounce
$20.00
Tommy Bahama Sail Martinique 3-Piece Gift Set
$68.00
Tommy Bahama Island Life for Her Eau De Parfum Spray , 1.7 Fl Oz
$66.00
Paris Hilton with Love Gift Set for Women
$20.00
blinc All Over Shadow Brush
$28.00
NY Yankees Black Men's Eau De Toilette Spray, 1 Ounce
$22.66
blinc Contour Shadow Brush
$26.00
Pierre Cardin Legend 3-Piece Gift Set for Men
$20.00
Paris Hilton Can Can Burlesque Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 1.7 Ounce
$33.27
Paris Hilton with Love Body Spray for Women, 8 Ounce
$7.97
Paris Hilton Passport In Eau De Toilette Spray, 1 Ounce
$9.63
Sean John I Am King Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 1.7 Ounce
$24.54
Paris Hilton Can Can Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 1.7 Ounce
$25.43
Gale Hayman Delicious Hot Pink Eau De Toilette Spray for Women, 3.3 Ounce
$22.84
Paris Hilton Can Can Gift Set with Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Eau De Parfum Spray
$48.29
Isaac Mizrahi Eau so Fabulous for Women, 1 Ounce
$58.06
Xoxo Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 3.4 Ounce
Kim Kardashian Gold 3-Piece Set with Fragrance, Lotion and Body Wash
$20.00
Pitbull Woman 3-Piece Gift Set
$43.85
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