DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub

Give yourself a sensory experience while softening up your feet in preparation for an at-home pedi. Erika Katz, beauty expert and author of Bonding over Beauty, has created a DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub that is the perfect mix of delicious fragrance and skin-softening ingredients! Just follow these simple simple Read more

IT Cosmetics Cushion Compact Review

Last spring and summer while in Southeast Asia, I became intrigued by cushion compacts. Cushion compacts, like the BB cream, are the beauty brainchild of Korea...I really would like to go on a beauty passage through Korea. They seemed to be everywhere and I made mental note to myself to grab a couple before Read more

Foods That Stain and Whiten Your Teeth

If coffee, cigarettes, red wine and food have left their mark on your teeth, you’re not alone. "The rule of thumb is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too," says Sharde Harvey, D.D.S and principal in New York-based Smiles Park Avenue, a practice that Read more

The Perfect Pink Lipsticks and Lip Glosses for Dark Skin

Sometimes with my dark skin tone, it can be a bit hard to find the right lip color, especially when it comes to pink. So I was super excited when I received several different shades of pink lip glosses and lipsticks from NARS, Mehron and Uslu Airlines. I'm pretty sure a lot of Read more

DIY Coffee Grounds, Baking Soda, Lemon Body Scrub

This past Saturday night all I wanted to do was stay in and have an at-home spa night. Spa as in facial, hair masks, mani and pedi as well as total body exfoliation. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients for my perfect at home spa night with the exception of Read more

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theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Review – Glow On!

This time of year more than ever, it’s all about the glow. Whether you choose a powder or liquid luminizer, you’ll want to sparkle (but not TOO much) for all those holiday parties and get -togethers. Enter theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer ($24).  It’s a highlighter…no it’s an eye shadow…no it’s a candlelight glow in a pressed powder!  Read more

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theBalm Cheater! Mascara Review

the Balm is highly underrated cosmetics brand in my opinion.  They’re quirky whimsical packaging always catches my eye so when the brand was on sale at Hautelook recently I took advantage and purchased a few things. Being a bit of a mascara maven, I chose to try Cheater! mascara. It promises endless drama with the “stars” Vince Volume, Donnie Dark-Coat, Thomas Thick and Lance Longlash. Quite a cast characters huh? Let’s see how faithful they are to my lashes!  Read more

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theBalm TimeBalm Concealer – High Performance for a Small Price!

Concealer is one (if not THE) most important makeup product in your repertoire. Everyone wants a flawless face! However, finding the correct formula and shade can sometimes present a challenge.

theBalm presents TimeBalm, an anti-wrinkle concealer with anti-aging ingredients like Vitamin A, C and E, soybean oil, panthenol, linoleic acid and phospholipids to help you look fresh around the clock!

TimeBalm is available in the following 6 shades:

  • Lighter than Light
  • Light
  • Light/Medium
  • Medium
  • Mid-Medium
  • Medium/Dark  Read more
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