While in Newport RI last weekend (a few weekends ago now) with a few of the girls we stumbled into a Soap Shop on Thames street and had to pop in – I am SO glad we did!! Half of the space is a store front while the other half is the actual “lab” where the magic happens – not only can you watch but you can make your own!
The store featured everything from room spray with essential oils to foot scrubs, soaps, lotions, candles and more. They even had something for my man 🙂 Beard oil – to moisturize those prickly buggers that I LOVE but always seem to scratch me.
The ladies skin care section caught my eye – with all natural essential oil based products ( keep an eye out for a post on my newest obsession ) such as cleansers, toners, masks, scrubs and even bath soaks. I could read everything on the ingredients label and the prices were unreal!!
Not only did we all leave with full bags – most of us had to go back for seconds once we discovered other must have goodies like these aromatherapy shower balls – you put one on the side of the shower where it will be hit with moisture but not directly getting soaked + you are in a spa like zen in no time. She had ones for sore muscles, decongesting, relaxing and even one to help with a nasty hangover!
I am OBSESSED with small businesses and the creativity that goes into them… I have so much respect for entrepreneurs that are just killin it! Cant wait to come back with the girls for a soap making party – little wine, little soap, my best girls… sounds like a fun night!!
No matter how much I apply chapstick it seems hopeless… even on the regular I can’t seem to keep them from being uncomfortably chapped. Now add in a make out last weekend and I am pretty much screwed… I feel like I have tried everything…
Carmex, Vaseline, Burts Beeswax… my newest trial is Figs + Rouge (another Glossy Box treasure). This is a tinted lip balm so its a little more than just chap stick – which I like – but now I feel like I am comparing apples to oranges – I do however like it so far! Ill keep you posted on the chapped level of my lips! What has worked for you guys?
Being a self proclaimed “marketers dream” I have tried a TON of skin care products, cleansers, toners, masks you name it. I have to say the ONE thing that has made a huge difference in my skin care routine is my Clarisonic brush. It leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean, removing all the makeup and actually cleaning my face and not leaving a bit of cleanser left on my face. Not to mention, it makes all cleansers last at least 2x as long, you can use the smallest amount!
I purchased mine months ago, now there are several types with different settings! What is the one part of your beauty routine you think has made a difference for you?
I love that this blog is forcing me to really educate myself on the more important things in life, like for example the difference between BB and CC creme.
BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. Typically lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizer.
According to SELF magazine the best BB Cream is Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm $43
CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness, whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits thrown in. “CC cream is a color corrector and will be typically lighter on the skin. “They have more of a whipped, light, fluffy feel and finish–kind of the new and improved BB.”
SELF magazine also has picked the best CC Cream, Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting CC Cream $22
While BB and CC creams are marketed for separate issues, and are supposedly different. I’ve tried many BBs and a few CC creams–and honestly, they’re almost the same. I think that the difference really comes in the brands – they are all for different specific targeted issues. Over all I have to say I dont think the CC cream is enough coverage for me. What do you use?
This may seem like a stupid post to some of you but – I never took the time to understand why there are 3 colors of concealer + what they are for. I feel as a smarter beauty rep and part of Bona Clara I should know this kind of thing. So allow me to enlighten those of you who, like me, have not ever taken the time to understand the rainbow of flaw cover ups most make up brands have to offer.
Apparently there is a method to the madness. Each of these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel and there for “cover up” or tone down the blemish.
Yellow, also known as Apricot in color, used to conceal bluish bruises, under-eye circles and mild red tones on the face.
Green is used to normalize yellow-colored skin imperfections such as sallow complexions and yellow bruises. It can also help conceal very dark under-eye circles and dark spots on bronze skin tones.
Purple is used to neutralize red tones on the skin. Use this for covering blemishes, zits, red blotches, rosacea, port-wine stains. Who would have thunk it… not me. Do you use colored concealers?