ROSY CHEEKS FOR WINTER
I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t really a huge blush girl throughout life. I think it’s because I never thought I would find a color that would really make my cheeks pop (being that I have tan skin). Once I started contouring my face, I realized the importance of blush in the process. This is when I discovered Clinique’s Blushwear Cream Stick. Here’s what I love: ...
Anonymous asked: Hi, how do you get rid of or try to deminish dark circles around the eye area? I suffer from it quite badly =/
VALENTINE'S DAY CRUSHES
Valentines day is around the corner! I have some product suggestions you’re going to love that are fun, flirty, and fit the spirit of the holiday. For those of you still on the hunt for a crush, you came to the right place. For those of you who already have crushes, what’s a few more? Here are three products to crush on this Valentine’s Day: FUN: Big Sexy Hair Spray ...
PAINT THE TOWN PINK THIS SPRING
I know it’s still a month away, but I am so excited for bright Spring fashion! I love Spring because it’s the time when you say bye to the neutrals you’ve been wearing all winter long and hello to loud, vivid colors. I wanted to share a new lipstick I bought today that I’m so excited to wear out. I tried it on at the store and had to get it. It was so out of my comfort zone...
HEY BIG SPENDER: AN EYE CREAM JUST FOR YOU
Everyone knows that I am a HUGE advocate for affordable products. I really do believe that there are some beauty necessities that you can get at your local grocery store that work wonders on your skin. If you read my post on Olay’s eye cream, than you know that I don’t necessarily believe that you have to go big or go home (when it comes to beauty products atleast). The Olay cream...
Anonymous asked: Hello: Just found your site & love the information. I wanted to get your thoughts on lines that favor south asian women. I'm Pakistani, so i have the brown/yellow skin tone. I love Bobbi Brown, Armani, however when I end up roaming around aimless & not knowing which line i should go towards. Any insight would be appreciated. Cheers! Fauzia
GLITZ & GLAM AT THE GLOBES
Award show season has finally begun! It’s time for the stars to bring their A game for the red carpet. Honestly, who really cares about the actual award show? My favorite part is watching the pre-show and seeing what stars are wearing and who they are with. If you follow my tweets (couldn’t stop tweeting during the show!), you would know that I had some pretty strong opinions on the...
I'M A CLINIQUE BEAUTY INSIDER!
A few months ago, I got asked by Clinique to be a beauty insider for them as apart of their “Clinique Insider’s Club”. Being as obsessed as I am with makeup, I was ecstatic! What was even more exciting was this huge assortment of products they sent me in my ‘Welcome Kit’! Here they are: The kit included: A flip cam to record my reviews Clinique Turnaround...
HAIR TRENDS: OMBRE ANYONE?
Whether it be highlights, streaks, or unnatural hair period, I’m not really a fan of hair coloring (after painful trial and error throughout my teenage years ofcourse-we all go through a phase of curiosity!). With that said, I do get an itching for a change every once in awhile! Having a solid hair color can get boring. At the same time, I don’t really want to go as drastic as cutting...
FOR THE FELLAS: HOLIDAY GIFT SET HE WILL LOVE FROM...
Christmas is just five days away and if you’re like me, you’re just now getting your holiday shopping started (don’t judge)! If you’re looking for a gift for a guy in your life, look no further. The Kiehl’s ‘Ultimate Man Collection’ has everything a guy needs. Whether it’s for a cousin, brother, dad, or boyfriend, Kiehl’s has you covered. ...
5 FOR 5: TOP 5 PRODUCTS FOR UNDER 5 BUCKS
It’s nice to have some fancy shmancy beauty products, but when it comes to certain items that we use day to day, it’s important to find brands that are not only affordable but are trust worthy. Being that it’s the holidays and we all have a million gifts to buy, I figured now would be the best time to share my favorite five beauty products that you can get for under 5 dollars....
Anonymous asked: Do you know a really good makeup for covering old acne scars? I've always used Bare Minerals.
Anonymous asked: What's your daily face/body regimen? i.e. in the AM what cleansers/scrub/face-eye creams/body lotion do you use? At night? Please advise, a step by step/order would be helpful! I've been using Cetaphil as a facial cleanser for years, looking for something to add a healthy glow? I know you use the Olay eye cream, and Kiehls body lotion I started both, working great! My skin is normal, but...
Anonymous asked: Can you show us how you do your make up?
NARS & MARC JACOBS COME TOGETHER FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner, and I have to say that I found my favorite stocking stuffer! How genius is this partnership? Marc Jacobs Gloves Set with NARS Nail Polish ($52) It’s an easy gift idea for everyone and anyone who loves when beauty comes together with fashion (aka every girl in the world), and...
OVERRATED VS. UNDERRATED: HAIRSPRAY EDITION
Everyone has different hair problems. Some deal with oily hair, some dry hair, some damaged hair, or some grey hairs (yikes). It’s important to find the products that works best for YOU rather than whatever the “it” product is at the moment, but of course the only way to find that is through experimentation! After years of trial and error, I found my go-to hairsprays that...
EYELASHES, TO FAKE OR NOT TO FAKE?
Being that it is Halloween, I thought what better day to talk about fake eyelashes? They are a great way to help make your eyes pop for that special holiday like today, on birthdays, for New Years Eve, or just a special night out. If you ever look at a picture of your favorite celeb and think to yourself “I wish my lashes were that full and lengthy” remember that they’re probably...
MAKEUP DO's AND DON'Ts: EMMY AWARDS EDITION
DO: Modern Family star Sofia Vergara looked absolutely stunning in a red (seemed to be the theme of the night) Vera Wang gown and chandelier emerald stoned earrings. I love the way her eyes pop because of her full lashes (used CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara, but I’m sure some fake lashes helped do the trick too!) and her lip color (CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor Rapture #280) looked as...
THINK RED LIPS ONLY WORK WITH BLACK OUTFITS?...
I am loving the recent trend of color blocking. It not only applies to your outfits, but believe it or not, it can be applied to how you do your makeup too! It’s allowing me to combine outfit colors I love together with red and pink lipsticks that I normally would not have paired. For all the non-believers, check out below to see how clashing colors are in this season: Red and pink...
SPLURGE WORTHY: ROSE OIL
I’ve struggled with dry skin my whole life and am continuously looking for products to help with the issue. I recently purchased a product that I have found to drastically make a difference in the way my skin feels. If you feel let down by all the moisturizers out there that promise to stop your face from flaking (like me), I highly recommend this product: REN Rose O12 Ultra-Moisture...
DIY HAIR TRENDS: SLICKED BACK CHIC
How many times have you gotten ready to go out and were so frustrated with your hair, just wanted to put it up, and not deal with it, but you couldn’t figure out how to and still look cute? Being that it happens to me hmm maybe twice a weekend, I decided to follow a common Hollywood trend of slicking my hair back. Here are a few different ways it’s being done: SLICKED BACK AND DOWN:...
NARS BRINGS OUT THE NIGHT, BUT IS IT WORTH IT?
Fall colors come early with NARS cosmetics new ‘Night Series’ Collection. When everyone else is doing bright, stand out this summer by doing DARK. The smoky shadows and unique polish hues will make you stand out this summer, but is it worth the price? NARS ‘Night Series’ Collection: The Palette ($55) Night Clubbing: black with gold pearls Night...
SMELL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS
DKNY comes out with the world’s first million dollar fragrance. After the success of their ‘Be Delicious’ fragrance packaged in the shape of the iconic NYC apple, DKNY recently launched a sister scent called ‘Golden Delicious’. The scent is described as follows: “About The Fragrance which is housed inside the ritzy bottle: DKNYGolden Delicious embraces a...
DIY HAIR TRENDS: BRAIDED UP
One of my favorite hair trend is anything and everything with braids. It’s so simple and can make an entire look so much more fashion forward. I love that it exudes effortless style and so easy to do yourself! Although the braid trend has been around forever, it’s evolved significantly. Who can forget the Lauren Conrad braid from The Hills days?! I love that you can wear the braid...
ARE YOU A NARSISSIST? GRAB THE DUO!
Eyeshadow lovers everywhere can sympathize with me in the dilemma that I always face whenever I go shopping- wanting it all! The NARS Duo Eyeshadow is one my favs because it solves my problem of not knowing which ONE shadow to pick by giving me TWO. The shadow lives up to the NARS name and glides on smoothly with an almost buttery feel. NARS DUO EYE SHADOW: The best...
MAKEUP DO’s & DON’Ts: TCA EDITION
MAKEUP DO: SUMMER GLOW LOVING Blake Lively’s look at the Teen Choice Awards this year. Her skin has the ideal summer glow and not to mention her gloss and blush accent each other perfectly. I love how she didn’t go heavy on the shadow or liner (notice how she started the bottom liner at the middle of her eye instead of in the corner) and really focused on the mascara. What better...
LOOK LIKE A CELEB, CONTOUR YOUR FACE
It’s the trick used by every girl walking the red carpet to make their nose look thinner/longer or their jaw line/cheek bones more defined. Rhinoplasty isn’t necessary to make that bump on your nose go away. You’d be surprised at how many plastic surgery rumors circle around (granted in Hollywood, most are true) when in reality it was a fab makeup artist who knew how to...
OLAY DID IT AGAIN: BEST, AFFORDABLE EYE CREAM
Bags, dark circles, wrinkles, and dryness- I don’t understand why any of these problems exist, but the fact of the matter is that they do, so as women we go on the hunt for the best possible way to treat the problem. There are thousands of eye creams out there that promise the same thing. They say they are the best out there and no other cream can compare to what their magic cream can do....
PACKAGING PERFECTION: BURBERRY LIP MIST LIPSTICK
I came across this lipstick a few months ago and couldn’t stop staring at it… #suckerforfabpackaging Burberry Lip Mist Natural Sheer Lipstick: Every detail about this lipstick is perfect. From the outer packaging to the intricate details on the actual shade itself. Beyond that, the texture of the long lasting lipstick is noticeably creamy. The idea behind the name of the lipstick...
THE KARDASHIAN...NAIL POLISH?
Earlier this year it was announced that the Kardashians would come out with a line of nail polish shades for OPI. Kim Kardashian took to her blog today to talk about their latest business venture and post a preview of the line. The nail polish collection titled ‘Kardashian Kolors’ stays true to their enterprises theme of labeling words with their signature letter ‘K’. This...
LIQUID SOAP, THE BRUSH CLEANER?
Most people just keep using their brushes and never take the time to clean them (I used to be that girl). It’s really gross thinking about the bacteria/natural oil that accumulates on your brushes within a few days, let alone the dust in the air that the brushes pick up before you put them on your face! For those who aren’t cleaning your brushes because the cleaners...
PORES BE GONE!
I read this article today sent to me by a skinDEEP reader that I really wanted to address from The New York Times. The article is centered around the obsession by women of getting their pores to appear smaller/relatively not exist. Some girls are going to the extreme of getting pore treatments done with a heat mask to “stimulate collagen”, a procedure that looks painful and (might I...
Anonymous asked: I am trying to transition from my current products to ones that are natural/organic and cruelty-free (no animal testing and animal by-products). Do you have any recommendations? I am particularly interested in skin-care products. Thanks!!!!
BEAUTY OF THE WEEK: SELENA GOMEZ
Has anyone else noticed how hot Selena Gomez is? Where did this even come from? From the streets of Waverly Place to roaming the beaches of Hawaii with Justin Bieber, Gomez has come a long way since her Disney days. She really caught my eye recently, (esp since the papz has been photographic her with her new boy toy- Bieber Fever duh). Her red carpet outfits are glamorous and...
FOR THE FELLAS: SCENTS WOMEN WILL LOVE
There are two kinds of guys out there- the laid back guy and the metro guy. They both wake up every morning with VERY different routines. One will probably throw on a pair of Nike shorts and an old school tshirt. The other takes his time to iron his button down shirt and put on his tailored pants. One thing that both these guys have in common, laid back or metro, is that they put on their cologne...
IT'S GRADUATION TIME!
It’s the end of May and that means graduations! For those of you who have the big celebration coming up, here are some makeup tips to keep in mind: Make sure to moisturize before applying any makeup: It’s going to be a long day with lots of pictures being taken, so make sure to keep your face hydrated and looking smooth Make sure not to go overboard with the makeup: Yes, it’s a...
NAIL TRENDS: 3 GO-TO NAIL COLORS FOR SUMMER
Don’t you hate when you’re getting your nails done and can’t figure out what shade you should pick? I always try to figure out what events I have coming up and corresponding outfits I’m going to wear. I don’t want to get bright pink nails if I have an interview. What if there is a wedding? Blue nails don’t usually go with an off white summer dress. Until...
Many people wonder whether they are suppose to wear foundation, powder, or both? It really depends on how much coverage you’re trying to get. Unless it’s a special occasion, I usually just put on powder. This is for a couple reasons: 1) I don’t want to look caked on 2) the powder I use happens to give GREAT coverage. I use MAC Studio Fix (my specific shade is NC42 which works...
BEAUTY OF THE WEEK: CHERYL COLE
If you don’t already know who Cheryl Cole is, you will very soon! My obsession for her started last semester when I studied abroad in the UK. She is basically their number one singing sensation and tabloid craze, especially after her controversial split with English soccer player Ashley Cole (in order of power it goes Queen>Victoria Bekham> Cheryl...
DO YOUR SKIN A FAVOR, USE KIEHLS
I have yet to come across a product that has done so much for my skin. Being someone with dry skin, it is really important to constantly stay moisturized. For those who don’t really have that problem, there is still a Kiehls lotion out there for you! From light weight to heavy body butters, Kiehls Creme De Corps is a MUST-HAVE product. So what makes this product so great? Why spend the...
HOT TO NOT: CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
The Cannes Film Festival kicked off yesterday, and I am already obsessed with so many of the looks! Several of my favorite celebs were out on the red carpet. Some of these looks put the Met Gala gowns to shame! The world’s best designers dresses were worn such as Marchesa, Gucci, Versace, Jason Wu, and many more. I was excited to see a few actresses in particular who I haven’t seen...
5 MINUTE MAKEUP
There are so many days when I am already 10 minutes late for class, 30 minutes late for an appointment, or hours late to meet up friends for dinner. I’m out of the shower, my hair is still soaking wet, and I have NO idea what I’m going to wear. It’s times like these that my 5 minute makeup routine comes into use. I think it’s great for women to develop a quick and efficient...
HOW TO ROCK IT: PINK LIPS
Heres a few tips to follow when wearing pink lips: MAKEUP: Pink lips work with the same rules as red lips or anyone other dramatic lip color. You can’t overdo the eye or face makeup if you’re wearing it or they look will go from glamish to clownish. CLOTHES: When picking out an outfit to go with your pink lips, try something different too! You’re already going out of your...
THE PERFECT PINK LIPS
I LOVE fun lip colors! I’ve always been a fan of red lips on my skin, but it’s been a struggle to find the right shade of pink to match my skin tone without making me look silly (by pink I mean a BRIGHT shade not a nude toned). I know a lot of my friends want to explore with different lipsticks too. Because they can’t find a shade that fits their skin, they resort to the typical...
Anonymous asked: Where is the best place to try on different types of makeup? Department stores?
OVERRATED VS. UNDERRATED: MASCARA EDITION
Being the makeup addict that I am, I have tried all sorts department store and drug store mascaras. I am def a sucker for a good marketing campaign. L’Oreal Paris, CoverGirl, and Revlon have some great commercials and brand ambassadors that draw me to their product (I wonder if the celebs endorsing the products actually use them?). I’m also a sucker for glam packaging which most of...
MET GALA GLAM!
The 2011 Met Institute Gala was last night and celebrities were out in full swing bringing their fiercest looks. I love when celebs step out of their comfort zone and experiment with new, daring colors. Here are a few of my favorites of the night: TAYLOR SWIFT: classic and elegant JESSICA ALBA: pregnant and glowing ...
MAKEUP: THE ROYAL WAY
FLAWLESS, SIMPLE, CLASSY. Those are the three words that come to mind when I think of Kate Middleton. The new duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle this morning at Westminster abbey wearing McQueen. I die for Kate’s look on her wedding day! I don’t think there is a person out there who could say she didn’t look stunning. When I heard that Kate was doing her own...