Beauty

Bumps Under Your Eyes?

www.ilonashine.comLately I’ve noticed strange white dots on my face! They’re called milia, and they’re more prevalent than you think. These small, benign keratin-filled cysts are very common on babies (half of all newborns are born with them), and they afflict the faces of many adults. “Think of them as pimples with no opening ,” says my personal Esthetisian Biba de Sousa. Unlike regular pimples and blemishes, the keratin in these tiny cysts is trapped without an opening, so you can’t pop them! Read More

Dolce & Gabbana Khol Collection for Spring 2012

Did you see Felicity Jones as a new face of Dolce & Gabbana, she is  just perfect model for the brand. In my opinion only Monica Bellucci could do it even better and she’s perfection! The new Spring 2012 makeup collection is called Khol and includes eye quad, eye liners and nail polishes. All of them are beautiful but one thing stood out for me is their Green nail polish!!! Dolce and Gabbana put the dramatic nail hue back on the map again. No longer reserved just for cool climates, rich shades easily wearable in the spring. Check out Wild Green and Blackened Purple on the picture above. What not to love, D&G always do it right.

The 10-Step Makeup Look By Bobbi Brown

Beauty guru Bobbi Brown always creates the prettiest fresh-faced looks and below, she teaches us how to go from drab to fab in 10 easy steps. Read on for each step and to see my take on the look! Always creates the prettiest fresh-faced looks and below, she teaches us how to go from drab to fab in 10 easy steps. Read on for each step and to see my take on the look!

Before you start, always apply an oil-free moisturizer and eye cream to help your makeup go on smoothly. Before you start, always apply an oil-free moisturizer and eye cream to help your makeup go on smoothly. Read More

Dark Under-eye Circles?

Do you wake up in the morning with eyes that look like the darkened hollows of a zombie? Is concealer your must-have makeup product? Unattractive under-eye half moon shapes (in shades of blue, black, purple, brown, green, or even yellow) can occur from aging, genetics, bad habits, or significant weight loss. So lets find out more about the five types of under-eye circles and the best way to disguise them. Read More

9 DELIGHTFUL BEAUTY TECHNIQUES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

Beauty Techniques are highly beneficial, but some of them are incredibly recycled. What I mean is, in my life, I always get the same pieces of advice. My friends and family members always share the same beauty techniques and yes, they are extremely helpful, but sometimes I’d like to hear something new, wouldn’t you? In that spirit, I’ve  gathered some amazing beauty techniques from all over the world! If you’ve ever wanted to know how women from India keep their hair so lustrous or how Scandinavian women keep their complexions so flawless, I’ve got you covered! Read More

How To Create a Simple Smokey Eye

Here is a step-by-step tutorials of one of my favorite looks, smoky eyes done by Phillis.

smoky eye tutorial

One thing I LOVE about the smoky look is how versatile it is. You can use pretty much any color and you can go from a soft smoky to a really dramatic one. My favorite colors to use on my brown eyes are purples, blues, greens, bronzes and charcoals. In my tutorial below, I used golds and browns but feel free to substitute them with other colors. Read More