Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Help brighten up your outfit this season with the perfect polish! Spring 2014 is all about colorful pastels, vibrant neon, and feminine pinks. This season is all about freshness; keep your nails solid colors to add an extra pop against your outfit.
Visit your local beauty store and stock up on the season’s newest spring shades. My favorite brands are OPI, Essie and Sally Hansen. They are super cheap and have a great variety of colors.
My top three choices from OPI are (pictured left to right): ‘Lucky Lucky Lavender’, ‘I Just Can’t Cope-acabana’, and ‘Kiss Me On My Tulips’.
My top three choices from Essie are: ‘Resort Fling’, ‘Truth or Flare’, and ‘Dj Play that Song’.
My top three choices from Sally Hansen are: ‘Mint Sprint’, ‘Petal Pusher’, and ‘Peachy Breeze’.
At home manis are great for a quick fix or when you don’t have time to go in, but step up your nail game and try gel polish. Gel lasts 2+ weeks and instantly gives you that straight out of the salon look. Recently I started using an at home gel LED light and my life is now complete! You can purchase lights and polish for under $100 at local beauty supply stores, but check out this portable LED light for only $24.99 at ULTA. What a steal!
Gel polish goes on like regular nail polish and just curate your polish between coats under your light and, viola! You have the perfect manicure for spring!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Face wash: Basis
The secret to flawless skin starts on the surface with your skin! Removing every bit of makeup from your face is so important before you go to bed so your pores don't get clogged. It's no secret we are obsessed with keeping our skin perfect and we all have our go-to products that we use to keep our skin looking great. Karen discovered a face wash through her friend called Basis that not only removes every bit of makeup from your face (including mascara!), but also leaves your skin feeling silky smooth at a very reasonable price.
You can get Basis face wash pretty much anywhere nowadays and you can find the product for as little as $5. Places that sell this glorious face wash include: ULTA, Walmart, Target, and now even some grocery stores. To use the product, simply apply a small (quarter size) amount into your palm or on a face towel and then lather it into your face, scrubbing mildly. Make sure to lather and scrub around every part of your face where there is makeup, including your eyes. Once you're done applying the face wash, rinse off your face with warm water and dry with a face towel. Feel your face, and you will find that your makeup is completely off and your skin feels great!
Have a favorite face wash that you swear by? Leave a comment below sharing your face wash choice; we would love to hear!