Expert Advice: Top 5 Must-Have Skincare Products post image

 

The beauty world can be an overwhelming place, one where you’re flooded with countless products that all make big promises. All these options make it  hard to navigate what the must-haves are for your skin and what you can do without.

To help you figure it out, Anne-Cecile Curot, Aesthetician and Spa Director at Marc Harris salons in Boston, has shared her list of product essentials that should be in everyone’s beauty cabinet. [Click here to keep reading…]

Winter Skin Care Tips: Stay Silky Smooth From Head to Toe post image

 

Chapped lips, peeling forehead, brittle hands, and ashy legs. Did I mention split ends? We’ve all been there before and now we’re back. As I dried off after my shower last night, I mulled over another failed attempt at maintaining that silky smooth summer skin I so desire to achieve year round. There I stood, with a handful of dispensed my best moisturizing lotion blobbed onto my elbows and knees; and moist skin to no avail. I decided it was time to actively participate in the betterment of my skin.

 

So here are the steps I took in producing skin that puts those photo-shopped St. Ives girls to shame. Head to toe.

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Beauty Review: Tracy Anderson and Gwyneth Paltrow Approved Beauty Products post image

I recently attended a launch party for the Tracy Anderson Method Pregnancy Project DVD series at The Standard Hotel in NYC. Needless to say, it was an exciting event filled with glamorous women (Christy Turlington and Molly Sims, to name a few!), but unfortunately, I had to cut out early and miss the main reason I attended—to see Gwyneth! (Yes, Paltrow). However, my mood was lifted on the way out when I received a large bag bursting with goodies. Many of the items were for mommies, but thankfully there were a variety of products—many of which I have been enjoying on a daily basis.

Here is a rundown of my favorites: [Click here to keep reading…]

Beauty Products to Help You Sleep post image

Sleep is a beautiful thing and can do wonders for the way you look and feel. Sadly, most of us don’t get enough of it. In fact, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by sleep problems (including yours truly). With the recession, stress levels have hit an all time high and with that, more and more people are having trouble getting a good night’s rest. To help combat the issue, beauty companies have been developing new products formulated with essential oils and aromatic ingredients that will help you unwind and relax after a long, hard day. I was skeptical about these products at first but they really do provide miraculous results!

Check out my favorite sleepy-time products after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

ANM Beauty Review: L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Collection post image

I was extremely delighted one evening when I came home to a package containing the new L’Oreal Paris Youth Code collection. Getting free beauty products to try is always exciting but this arrival was even more fortuitous because I was at a point where I was increasingly frustrated by the expensive high-end skincare products I was relying on.

I was being as diligent as ever with my routine but they just weren’t working in the same way. My skin felt dry no matter how much moisturizer I slathered on and I was noticing several other unsettling changes. I had always heard that it all goes downhill after 25 (thanks mom!) and as I move further and further past the quarter century mark, I’ve discovered that this crude cautionary scare tactic has a lot of truth to it. I was seeing fine lines under my eyes, and the faint forming of parentheses around my mouth and visible pores! Some said I was being crazy, but that is just what you’re supposed to say to make someone feel better about the inevitable.

But I digress. So immediately after opening the box I reached for the day/night cream, applied just a touch to my face and watched as my skin instantly turned to velvet. Right then and there I knew I was onto something. I never cut myself off from all products to the exclusion of one, it’s just too hard as a beauty writer with so many amazing new products coming your way all the time. However, I was really curious to see how much of  an improvement these products alone would produce. It’s all in the name of research!

Read on for the results

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Winter Beauty Essentials


As the winter months are in full swing and the air is getting colder by the hour, our skin begs to be rescued from the brisk, dry air. To help you put your best face forward during these highly unpleasant months, we’ve tested countless products and rounded up our favorites.

Read on to see what made the cut. [Click here to keep reading…]

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Best Summer Skincare Picks


Soft, smooth, nourished skin is important year-round, but is especially essential during the hot summer months, where minimal clothing is the norm. Not only that, the summer months can wreak havoc on our largest organ- the skin. Dryness caused by loss of moisture and essential oils, redness, peeling, clogged pores, age spots, discoloration- ’tis the season to pay special attention to your most essential asset.

During the summer, your focus should not only be on getting your skin to look good, but also on keeping it healthy and nourished from the inside out to prevent any permanent damage.

Check out my to 10 summer skincare essentials after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

Small Beauty Tricks That Make A Big Difference post image

The old adage ‘a little bit goes a long way,’ is true of many things in life, especially makeup! You don’t need to be a makeup pro to know how to make the most out of the contents in your beauty drawer. You don’t even need a face full of perfectly applied on makeup to look amazing. All you really need is to know the right tricks that will deliver maximum results with minimal effort, now who doesn’t love that? Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of liner, or the perfect shade of lipstick, to take you from blah to beautiful in 10 seconds flat.

Read on for six simple little tricks that make a huge difference! [Click here to keep reading…]

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