Since November is already here, I figured I’d kick off the month with some useful tips on how to update your skincare routine for fall. Just because fall is here doesn’t mean you can slack up on your skincare regimen. Your skin actually produces more oil in the summertime, so it’s super important to change things up for fall and winter. Harsh weather can do a number on your delicate skin. There are several important things you should know when the temperatures start to drop. Read on to find out what you can do to get primed for the new season. Read More
Posts by Ilona Shine:
Makeup is supposed to help accentuate our features and enhance our look but when used incorrectly, it can do just the opposite. I see some women willing to spend a lot of money on a lipstick but really skimp on the tools that might make their makeup application easier and their products last longer. I recommend everyone to splurge on the best quality brushes. Basic set of good quality brushes is a must because best make up application happens with the right brushes. There are two main categories: natural-hair brushes (quarrel, sable, goat) and man-made (synthetic, nylon, polyester). My favorite ones are brushes made of teddy bear hair. Teddy Bear Hair is super soft and luxurious and made of fiber that Read More
Everyday we get bombarded by all kinds of beauty products and one of the latest are – primers. It seems like primers are all over the beauty market now days. And they work! The complexion is not flat and smooth, it’s normal for the skin’s surface to be textured from pores, and fine lines. So when you apply foundation over bare skin, the foundation then can settle into every crevice, accentuating flaws and the appearance of pores. Primers act much like you’d use primer on a wall before painting it. Read More
Not every knows that Raw Honey is a wellness elixir and anti-aging super food. Honey is made by bees, but it is not all that simple. The 70,000 bees can travel as much as 50,000 miles and pollinate more that 2.5 million flowers to gather enough nectar to create just one pound of honey. There are more that 400 unique types of honey available in the US. I love honey whether i am eating it or applying it to my skin. Today i wanted to explore honey as a food source and its benefit to your health.
First and foremost, I will be discussing raw honey. Why is it better? Read More
We spend so much time and energy paying attention to preventing and erasing wrinkles on our faces that we tend to forget other parts of our body, for example -our hands. Hands can age just as fast, if not faster than our faces can. So this would be a good time to show them some TLC.
Hands are the most exposed and uncared for parts of the body. They begin showing signs of aging much earlier. If you are like many women, your at-home hand care is limited to using dish washing detergent with moisturizer and maybe a drugstore hand cream now and then. But with just a bit more effort, you can improve the appearance of your hands right now, and 20 years from now. There are three main factors that can make your hands age. Read More
Have you noticed that more and more products on the market contain an interesting ingredient called dimethicone (aka silicone). Shampoos and conditioners are loaded with it. Our facial creams and eye creams list it as one of the first ingredients. But what is so special about this important ingredient?
What is Silicone?
According to Wikipedia, Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically heat-resistant and rubber-like, they are used in sealants, adhesives, lubricants, medical applications (e.g., breast implants), cookware, and insulation. They normally end in -cone, -conol or -xane, and are abundantly found in hair shampoos, hair conditioners, and even in sunscreens. Read More