In general, my skin is fine. While, I did spend a lot of my teens and early twenties fighting suborn breakouts, at this point in my life I’d say my skin and I have called a truce. We’ve learned to live nicely with one another. My skin isn’t perfect, but it’s also not embarrassing. And, I might go as far as to say, on certain days, it looks great. Which is why I never investigated or bought a Clarisonic. However, late last year I started working at L’Oreal. They own Claisonic… so, I got one. And, then I got another one. Which seems excessive and it is, for sure. But, Amiram drank the juice too and then he wanted one, and I didn’t like the idea of sharing and well… now we’re a Clarisonic family. Just. Like. That. I know… barf.
Anyway, all that aside, the real question is does the Clarisonic skincare system really give you better skin. (more…)
There’s a thin line in skincare between trying to hard, which usually leads to breakouts because you are piling on products morning and night, and straight up lazy, which usually leads to breakouts because you don’t wash your makeup off before bed. This is gross… unless of course you’re really really tired and then it’s completely acceptable. I’d like to imagine somewhere in between is perfection which leads to a gorgeous natural glow. But, I don’t have time for that so I usually ride along the line of lazy and goal for the best I can. I’m happiest there.
As I am sure you’ve seen for a while now, “natural glow” is a thing. I am also pretty sure this is the by-product of #IWokeUpLikeThis which I fully supported as long as it meant I could go out the way I woke up because I do it every Saturday and having it be on trend was a dream come true. However, I was skeptical of glow. Natural glow seems like if it isn’t managed properly it can turn to regular ole greasy and I am already prone to that. (more…)
Contouring is pretty simple. Few things in life changed my entire makeup game like the idea of contouring did. In fact, I often wonder just what I looked like before I discovered the power of contouring with bronzer. Now, at the time I didn’t realize this was “contouring”. I thought I was just “using bronzer.”
The whole idea of contouring is to create a contrast between light and dark which gives the illusion of a thinner frame. Therefore there are highlights and lowlights.