At times, my lips are so dry they resemble truck tires. And then when I wear matte lip colors or stains, they adhere to the dead skin leaving a patchwork mess. The look and feel isn’t attractive, trust. I have been on the hunt for a lip scrub to revive my pout for some time and was thrilled to receive this Liplift Peel. Keep reading »
I hate to break it to Kim and Kanye, but the word “luxury” is thrown around so much these days that it doesn’t mean jack shit. When a beauty product is called “Luxe” or “Luxury,” I don’t even assume that means it’s fancy anymore because you can buy “luxury bath beads” at the Dollar Store.
It’s a treat then to use a not-so-inexpensive hand cream that markets itself as “Luxe” and actually feel like I’m Donatella Versace luxuriating with her freshly moisturized paws while she rolls around on piles of money. That is an exact summation of how I feel after using the Luxe Care Hand Creme from the monthly nail polish club, Julep. I might have had mixed feelings about Julep’s monthly Maven program, but their decadent hand lotion is hands down (pun intended) the best I’ve ever used. Keep reading »
Has India.Arie been bleaching her dark skin to a lighter color?!?! That didn’t sound right to me when tongues started wagging last week that the famously self-accepting singer behind the song “I Am Not My Hair” might have either used skin bleaching creams — which is notoriously terrible for skin — or purposefully been lightened through the magic of Photoshop a la Beyoncé or Freida Pinto.
The alleged evidence was the artwork for her new single “Cocoa Butter” off the album Songversation, in which Indie.Arie is leaning against a beige wall and her normally-Serena-Williams-colored skin is more of a Kim Kardashian hue.
But Indie.Arie responded on Twitter on Friday and told us all to chill: Keep reading »
As a verifiable beauty junkie, I can’t get enough beauty products. My drawers are filled with them, my closet overflowing, and yet, if something new comes out, I have to try it. It’s a disease. That’s why I’m crazy for Beauty Bar’s Sample Society program, which sends deluxe-size samples of new products directly to your house. Once a month, Sample Society sends an adorable little package stuffed with five of their latest faves. So far, I’ve received some awesome skincare and beauty gizmos, including an eye gel pen from Skyn Iceland and face wash from Murad. Plus, you get a code that’s worth $15 off any purchase of $50 or more. Sounds like a pretty good deal — for non-junkies, too. [$15, Beauty Bar]
If you’re going to add one thing to your skincare routine, it should be a face mask — that is, if you don’t use one already. They come in so many different incarnations and address so many specific issues that it’s next to impossible to choose just one to make a habit of. Whatever your skin worry, there’s a mask out there for you. Admittedly, it can be a bit difficult to decipher the seller jargon, especially with so many new, hyper-effective ingredients available on the market. I’ll take the guesswork out of it — here’s 10 masks that will change your life… or maybe just your skin.
Last weekend, I stayed with a few of my dude besties at their house in Austin, Texas. In between eating tacos and marveling at the sheer number of terrible tattoos Austin has to offer, I went swimming and got some sun. Well, wouldn’t you know it, a house full of 20-something dudes didn’t have any fancy bath and beauty products. So, I had to forgo my weekly allotment of lotions in favor of whatever I could scrounge up in their bathroom. Thankfully, one of the three bought a tube of Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair Ointment, which I’m going to assume (la la la) was used to help heal his latest tattoo or cigarette burn. I put that stuff on my legs after a day in the sun, and wow, did it work a zillion times better than a $50 bottle of blood orange-infused moisturizer harvested from the bottom of the sea or whatever. Consider me converted. And Logan, Timmy and Charlie, sorry about using all your lotion.