Gift Guide: Best Beauty Gifts post image

Gift Guide: Best Beauty Gifts

Gift-getting is awesome. Gift-giving, on the other hand, can be a bit more difficult. When it comes to the ladies in your life- friends, sisters, moms, grandmas, aunts, etc., you really can’t go wrong with something from the beauty department, because really, you can never have enough!

From makeup that bring on the glam to pampering products that replenish the skin as well as the soul, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for the ladies in your life.

Read on to see our top 10! [Click here to keep reading…]

Celeb Style Inspiration: Lauren Conrad post image

As much as I hate to admit it, Lauren Conrad is a consistent course of fashion inspiration for me.  She always manages to be on-trend without being hyper-trendy, bold but still polished, and sexy, but still sophisticated. And no matter what, she always looks effortlessly put together.

Lauren’s style is rooted in a feminine and flirty sensibility with a bit of an edge. She definitely loves floaty dresses and bold prints, but always maintains a balance with her ensembles, never going too far with a motif. A sharp blazer to toughen up a flirty frock, a Chanel bag to add some high-fashion to a downtown-hipster look, subtle accessories to keep from overpowering a strong outfit- when it comes to chic minimalism, this girl is the master.

One thing I especially admire about Lauren is that she knows exactly what works for her and always stays true to herself with her choices. Her clothes always fit perfectly, the shades always compliment her complexion, and she never  looks like she’s trying to be anything. Lauren has donned tons of amazing ensembles recently, but I narrowed in my four favorites for this edition of celeb style inspiration.

Get the exact looks as pictured above after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

Beauty Review: Get Your Faux-Glow On post image

I love a gorgeous sun-kissed glow as much as the next gal. I mean, there’s no denying that pretty much everyone looks better with a tan. On the opposite side of the coin, soaking up the sun, be it the actual sun or the UV lights in tanning beds, is really dangerous and can cause wrinkles, age spots, and of course, skin cancer.

I know it’s tempting to forgo the warnings to give your skin a ‘healthy glow’ but I don’t want any of you to suffer the dire consequences later on, which is why I’ve scoured the market to find the best products to help you get that healthy sun-kissed glow without the unhealthy repercussions. These days, there are amazing products that really do create a realistic glow, nothing oompa-loompa like, I promise!

Here are a few things to remember. When applying a self-tan cream or spray, make sure your skin is totally clean and exfoliated. When it comes to bronzers, dust over the nose, tops of cheeks and forehead- wherever the sun naturally first touches the skin, for a natural look.

Check out my fave faux-glow products after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

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