These beauty blunders can add years to your face. Foundation that’s too light – If you use a foundation shade that’s paler than your skin tone it will exaggerate your fine lines and wrinkles. Contact your Independent Consultant to help match your skin tone perfectly with liquid or wet/dry foundation. Too much concealer on dark circles – Our skin under our eyes gets thinner and thinner each year as we age which can make thick concealer look like paste. Keep your concealer light and airy by applying with a brush to distribute the color more evenly. Be sure to only apply to the dark circles, not your entireRead More →

Were you one of the sun goddesses that laid out for hours on end, trying to get that much admired “golden glow”? I was. Well…sort of. I had a deep olive complexion growing up, from a Sicilian heritage on my dad’s side of the family, so I had no trouble getting that “glow” that everyone raved about. It actually only took me a few minutes in the sun to get that look, where other girls would either lay under the sun or in a tanning booth for hours. I was, however, a pool queen. I would swim for hours and hours, so my sun exposure was compounded.Read More →

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Sherry S. whose tweet comment won the drawing via Random Number generator!  Here’s the prize pack in our Spa for Ma 2011 giveaway! Spa for Ma 2011 is a collection of blogs that have been chosen to participate and give away prize packs worth at least $100!   Our prize is a gift pack with an estimated value of $107! The pack includes a BC Spa Sculpt Set, a Cheetah Spa Set, a Travel Bag and a gift certificate for $10 off!      The BC Spa Sculpt Set includes BC Spa Sculpt Body Sculpting Gel and Firming BodyRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! If you’re like me, you’re the Mom (or Dad) Taxi, and you’re in the car most of the day every day of the week. Now I know what my mom went through when my sisters and I were younger. Running around town, getting one kid to this event and hustling over to the next event to pick a kid up. There are times when I don’t even get a chance to grab something to drink, let alone eat lunch. Ever wonder how you can make your time in the car more pleasant, or at least less stressful? HereRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Years ago, no one ever thought their makeup could be the host for all sorts of little bad bugs, but now we know better. We also know that makeup and skin care can “spoil” just like food in your fridge. So how do we know when it’s time to give up that favorite eyeshadow, or toss the mascara? Here’s a general guide: Powers (foundation, eyeshadow, blush, etc): These actually keep for a while, sometimes up to 2 years. It just depends on the brand and how it’s made. If it starts to crumble easily, it’s probably timeRead More →

 Like this? Then share it with your friends! When you look in the mirror, do your pores seem to overpower your face? Are you plagued with little black dots that muddy your complexion? Your pores are telling you something, you better get them under control. First we need to talk about what makes them look so large in the first place. Your pores are actually little openings in your skin, where your sweat glands are located. The initial size of your pores is determined when you are born. Sweat and oil is secreted through these little openings to hydrate your skin. Excess oil, dirt andRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Everyone’s experienced it at lest once in their lives. You wake up and look in the mirror and don’t recognise that person in the mirror. Those dark circles that makes you look like you were punched in the eyes by a kangaroo, and undereye puffiness (a.k.a. eye bags!) that gives the impression that you haven’t slept in weeks. There are lots of causes for puffiness and dark circles, some of which are treatable and some that are not. Dark circles can come from weak or broken capillaries, or sometimes it’s just skin discoloration. Puffiness can come from water retention orRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! What Personal Care Companies Don’t Want You Know About Parabens Recently I noticed that I was running out of my favorite hair care product: Silk Therapy. Ever since I was introduced to it by a hairdresser about 5 years ago, I’ve used it religiously because my hair frizzes uncontrollably. I tried a bunch of other stuff back then, but I liked this much better. The price of Silk Therapy has skyrocketed since it’s popularity has increased, so I started on my search for a new product…before I ran out of my beloved Silk Therapy. Since I like the Garnier shampoo andRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Physical Sunblock, Vitamin C and Antioxidants All in One Do you only have the budget for ONE product, but you need a moisturizer, sunblock, antioxidants, and so on, and so on? Well, this is IT for only $31. I was amazed 2 years ago when I first tried this product, and I’ve haven’t been disappointed since. It goes on creamy and blends in really well. It only takes a pea size amount to do your whole face, a little more if you’re doing your neck (which you should be). I’ve heard that some have had an issue with the scent, butRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Winter can be harsh on your skin, even if you live in a milder climate. Wind, cold and lower humidity can wreak havoc on hair, nails and especially skin. But you can protect yourself from these foes, you just have to know how to fight them. When winter shows up on your doorstep, you’ll notice changes that are minor at first. Maybe your lips get a little chapped, or maybe your arms or legs get a little dry and itchy. But did you realize that everything about you changes? Your hair is probably a little drier, and your nails might chipRead More →