When it comes to nail beauty, manicures and pedicures are a must. There’s nothing quite like slipping into a comfy chair and being exfoliated, trimmed, moisturized, and painted while you chat with a friend. Unfortunately,manis and pedis are usually one of the first things to go when it comes to cutting back on spending. If your budget is nail care-free, here’s a few tips for keeping your fingers and toes looking fabulous without the help of a nail salon.
Author Archives: Leanna Kelly
Occupation: DermStore Copywriter
Age: Younger than one might guess!
About me: I’m a sci-fi nerd who loves the internet, books and, most of all, beauty.
What’s in your makeup bag? Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, iS Clinical Active Serum, Jane Iredale Amazing Base SPF 20 – Neutral Tones in Bisque, Laura Geller Crease-Less Concealer in Light, Jane Iredale PureLash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black.
Your #1 must have product: Sonya Dakar Drying Potion. Or Juara Rice Facial Cleanser. Or Whish Shave Crave. Or Klorane Soothing Make-Up Remover Wipes. I can’t choose only one!
Favorite Brand(s): Juara, Caudalie, Whish, L’Occitane, Jane Iredale, Becca Cosmetics, Mama Mio
Your best beauty tip: Take the time to find the right skin care products for you. It took a while, but now that I have my ideal mismatched skin care regimen, my skin is happier and healthier than ever.
Your biggest beauty concern: Random breakouts, dry skin and lips, and caring for my infant son’s delicate skin!
Even if a sunburn leaves you just a little pink, the skin is truly damaged. Free radicals run amok and the formation of visible signs of aging is accelerated. On top of that, sunburns hurt, itch, peel and make you look, well, a little red in the face (or neck, shoulders, and legs)! If the sun leaves you looking a little lobster-y, remember these simple tips for regaining healthy and comfortable skin.
There are many topical treatments that address body issues, such as a loose tummy, puffy legs, or saggy ta-tas. These alternatives to surgery won’t provide the drastic changes of a boob job or liposuction treatment, but they’re a great choice for those who want to perfect their body without breaking the bank or going under the knife.
It may seem silly to write about not wearing makeup on a makeup and beauty blog, but the fact of the matter is that letting your skin exist without makeup for a day (or a week!) is as important as choosing the right skin care and makeup products. Our skin functions the best when it’s not suffocated by creams, powders and gels. Taking a break from your makeup routine, no matter how fun you find it, will help restore balance, beauty and health to your skin, plus it’ll give you a little extra time in the morning!
Lipstick is one beauty fashion accessory that will never go out of style. There’s nothing more elegant, feminine, or sexy than a woman applying a luscious layer of creamy lipstick. Even though lipstick should be a must-have for every basic makeup kit, many women don’t even own lipstick simply because they’re not sure how to choose lipstick the right shade for their complexion. If only they knew how easy it was to find a shade that would enhance and compliment their natural beauty! Read on to learn how to choose the best shade of red for you, including how to choose red lipstick!
By now, we’re all familiar with antioxidants. They’ve been on the buzzword list for quite some time, but unlike some buzzwords, antioxidants are here to stay. The benefits they can provide to our bodies and skin are proven, and more uses and benefits are currently being researched.
Just like the belief that no redness means no damage, there are a lot of other misconceptions surrounding sunscreen moisturizers. Here’s a quick look at the top five sunscreen misconceptions and the truth surrounding them.
While Ashley Greene is best known for her portrayal of Alice Cullen in the exceptionally popular Twilight films, she is almost equally as famous for her fresh faced beauty. Gabrielle at Examiner.com got the inside scoop on Ashley’s beauty product regimen, and now we’re sharing why her favorites are so fabulous!
I strayed from my unintentional ’60s theme for an ultra-vintage look from the roaring ’20s. For my last installment of Get the Vintage Look, I’m excited to detail the beauty secrets of silent film star Clara Bow.
Most babies don’t look like the Gerber baby. That gorgeous peaches-and-cream complexion may come later, but many newborns and babies suffer from common skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and acne. What most parents don’t realize is that their baby’s breakouts should actually be left alone – no acne treatment required! However, there are a few things you can do to help your baby stay comfortable while their skin clears up on its own.