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Fashion Week Beauty Must-Haves!

September 19th, 2014 · No Comments

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So, after eight straight Fashion Week seasons — I am a certified expert in packing for Fashion Week. 

Which is no small feat: let’s face it, it’s easy to over pack.  For many seasons, I’d cram every beauty product I could possibly want into a giant case, and then I’d get to the hotel and unpack them, and four or five days later, as I was packing them up again, I’d realize: I only used a handful of all those products.

Because, you know what?  Fashion Week isn’t the time to try the random sparkly glitter eyeshadow that you’ve never used before.  Fashion Week is the time to stick to your essentials, to pull out a few tried-and-true looks, and to keep your beauty routine streamlined and well-planned.

Fashion Week is the very worst time to have your skin react to a new product, or to realize that glitter eyeshadow doesn’t photograph quite as well as it looks in the mirror.

So now, my beauty case is a lot smaller.  I stick to my essentials, the products that I love so much that I couldn’t possibly leave them at home.  I add a few short-on-time necessities (makeup wipes, eye remover pads), and throw in an extra lipstick or two.  But for the most part, I stick to my favorite products.

Even though I didn’t make the trip this September, I plan to again in February!  So with that in mind, here’s what I’ll be packing:

Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes: These are the first thing I reach for whenever I pack for a trip, whether it’s for Fashion Week or work or a vacation.  When you’re too exhausted to take off your makeup at the end of the night (which, let’s face it, sometimes happens), they’re nothing short of lifesaving. 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette: I like bringing a palette of eyeshadows so I have some variety, but with colors I’ve tested and love.  This one is a few seasons old, but their Ammo Palette is pretty similar for colors. 

Lancome Flash Bronzer: I always try to get a spray tan before Fashion Week, but sometimes my skin needs a little touch of bronze a few days later.  This lotion is subtle, easy to apply yourself, and never streaks. 

Polish Touch-Ups: If I get a gel manicure beforehand, I don’t bring polish with me, but if not, I like to make sure I have colors that work for my fingers and toes.  Chipped nail polish is completely inevitable when you’re traveling and navigating the city, so backups are key! 

Simple Skincare Foaming Cleanser: I love how gentle this product is!  It’s amazing for removing all the city dirt and grime that accumulates on my skin.  Despite how much I love makeup wipes, I’m religious about washing my face with real cleanser twice a day, so this bottle is always a must-have.

Makeup: Again, stick to daily essentials with makeup.  A favorite mascara, concealer, and lipstick are must-have essentials!  For lipstick, I like to pick an everyday soft pink shade, and a bold coral or red for night!

Those are my streamlined Fashion Week must-haves!  What’s in your beauty bag for a big trip?

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Skin Benefits for the Yoga Skeptic

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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One thing I love about yoga is that it’s not just exercise — it’s great for your mind, body and your skin.

Yoga requires a lot of deep breaths that deliver more oxygen to your skin, and is known to help increase circulation to help flush out toxins

Doing yoga also improves flexibility, energy and posture, and builds core strength in a low-impact, relaxing way. It even helps with stress and immune system function, and has been linked to lower cholesterol.

Best of all?  You can do it in a studio or right at home!  There are great videos, websites, and apps to teach you the positions, and you don’t need anything more than a mat to get started!

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3 Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms

September 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Finding time to take care of your skin as a new mom is a big challenge, but it’s essential that you try. A happy mom makes for a happy baby and you should never feel guilty about taking a couple of minutes for yourself to get ready in the morning. 

Lack of sleep when caring for a baby can take a toll on your skin. It’s easy for new moms to neglect their skin — but taking a few minutes a day for your skincare routine can make a big difference.  I make sure to cleanse and moisturize daily, no matter what I have going on, to be kind to my skin.

Plus, these new mom beauty tips can apply to anyone with a busy or demanding schedule.

One-Minute

If you only have one minute a day for skincare (and trust me, every new mom has been there): Use a Makeup Wipe. 

Taking off your makeup before bed even if you’re too tired to wash your face can help keep your pores clear of debris and can also help exfoliate your skin. 

Of course a full skincare routine is preferable to just using a wipe but in a pinch, this is the one step you shouldn’t skip. A great makeup wipe (like Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes) will cleanse your skin, remove impurities and won’t irritate or dry out even sensitive skin.

Five-Minutes

If you have five minutes: Try a Bold Lip. 

Playing up your lips is a trusty new mom trick. A pop of color on your pout will distract from the pesky under-eye circles you might be struggling with! Don’t bother with lip liner, just pick a long-lasting shade and cover it with a clear gloss.

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A ponytail is terrific for keeping those little chubby fingers out of your hair, but do you know what’s even cuter?  A braid! A braided up-do (pictured above) takes less than fifteen minutes and keeps your hair out of your face all day long. 

Start with air-dried hair, pull it into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Braid the ponytail, and then pull out some pieces for a chic messy look. Gently remove the elastic and bobby pin the braid securely along your crown. 

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