15 November 2013

Skincare Discussion: Eczema




The dry season is once again  upon us, and that means eczema flares for many.  How can you treat it at home to get some relief from the redness and itching?

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12 November 2013

What Is Hypoallergenic Makeup?




We need to have a serious talk about getting wise to the way cosmetics are marketed to you, dear Friends. A number of Clients have asked me if the makeup I use is hypoallergenic, or warned me before application that they suffer from rosacea or eczema and as such can only use certain brands because their products are hypoallergenic and made specially for allergy sufferers and those with problem skin. What IS hypoallergenic makeup? (And what is in my kit that fits this description?)

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6 November 2013

Review: Aubrey Organics Clarifying Therapy Moisturizer




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31 October 2013

WIKD: Stearic Acid




This ingredient is present in probably 9 out of 10 beauty products.  But what is it. where does it come from, and should you avoid it?

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29 October 2013

Bdellium Tools Bambu Review : Eyes




I fell in love with Bdellium (the “B” is silent) Tools at the NY Make Up Show a few years ago. As a professional make up artist, I need brushes that will last and will give me consistent applications every time and as a dedicated cruelty free tree hugging artist, I need vegan fibers and sustainable materials! So here is my Bdellium Tools Eyes Only review.

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23 October 2013

Review: Beautiful Curls by Alaffia Shea Butter Curl Defining Gel




If you could have a crush on a beauty company, I think my biggest crush is Alaffia, who makes Beautiful Curls, Everyday Shea & Everyday Coconut, and Alaffia branded products. These amazing products are all natural, cruelty free, sustainable, Fair Trade, and help support schools and maternal health programs in Togo, West Africa.  Their curly hair products have become a staple in my professional hairstyling practice.  The Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Curl Defining Gel is unlike any gel you  have ever used.

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19 October 2013

WIKD: Linalool




Linalool is not related to lanolin, as I have found some people mistakenly believe.

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16 October 2013

Why Are Bridal Beauty Services So Expensive?: A brief introduction




I have recently been connecting with other bridal pros to talk shop and discuss some of the most common questions and inquiries we get, and it inspired me to write this FAQ/FYI series as a follow up to my previous post in conjunction with photographer Casey Fatchett.

Perhaps the top question people ask (directly or indirectly) is “Why are Bridal Beauty services so expensive?”

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10 October 2013

Review: Red Apple Lipstick Gluten Free Lipgloss




Warning: fan girl level gushing about to happen.

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9 October 2013

WIKD: Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack)




Bladder–what?!

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