Okay, here goes. I'm watching Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer........alone......not a child in sight, just my inner one. 😉 Hmmmm....just had a thought, should it be Rudolph the ROUGE Nosed Reindeer? Who's next? Spill it y'all.
Ok so I have this friend that is extra white. Her skin is so white. She always uses Bronzer or self tanner but it leaves residue on her face and she comes to school orange. I love her but she is so delicate and I don't want to hurt her feelings. So I plan on buying her a self tanner or bronzer that won't leave spots of orange on her face. Any help or suggestions. ----Julissa
Hi all! Don't know if this is up yet but I thought we could post Cyber Monday deals here and update everyone?! Here are some new items I found ready for Cyber Monday I suppose: http://www.sephora.com/vanity-case-P403002?skuId=1 772839 http://www.sephora.com/lip-lab-limited-release-cre me-deluxe-lipstick-set-P403654?skuId=1761394 http://www.sephora.com/plum-away-with-me-color-col lection-P400154?skuId=1751510 http://www.sephora.com/red-over-heels-beauty-bundl e-P400848?skuId=1763333 http://www.sephora.com/ultimate-chocolate-box-P402 956?skuId=1771039 http://www.sephora.com/live-it-up-P402532?skuId=17 51072 http://www.sephora.com/beauty-remix-smokey-eye-che ek-palette-P404003?skuId=1764638 http://www.sephora.com/always-sharp-lip-liner-set- P402934?skuId=1761642 http://www.sephora.com/artist-shadow-collector-s-p alette-P401501?skuId=1749571
We're blabbing about everything else these days, I figured I'd check in and see what people are watching when it comes to TV shows and movies! It would be foolish to think that this thread could remain spoiler free, so let's be courteous to one another and be sure to spoiler your spoilers. If you don't know how, it's that super adorable little yellow button on the toolbar, located to the right of the bold/italic/underline/strikeout buttons. DONT FORGET: If you happen to be the most recent post, your first sentence or two of your post will show up EVEN IF ITS IN A SPOILER. So please take care if you're going to go dropping spoiler bombs. Anywho... I just saw the movie PHOENIX last night and it was absolutely spectacular. Like Academy Award spectacular. If you're fortunate enough have showings in your area, I cannot urge you enough to go see it. So whatcha'll watchin' these days? What are you anxiously waiting for to start back up?
Hi, I've had a really bad case of eczema on my face and the skin doesn't seem to be getting any better. I normally have really dry and sensitive skin and am looking for a good face wash and cleanser. I've tried a number of different drug store brands, but haven't been very successful. A lot of them actually burn my skin because it's so sensitive. I would love any suggestions on good creams and cleansers! Thanks
All of a sudden about two weeks ago I've been developing tiny bumps on my forehead and one side of my temple area. What could be causing this? For my skincare routine I only use philosophy's purity face wash with my clarisonic mia 2 with the normal brush head & I wear smashbox acne primer or soemtimes bare minerals primer and makeup forever hd foundation. Could any of those be cauing my problem or could it be the fact that the cleanser is getting rid of bacteria thus causing the breakouts to occur?
Hey Everyone! I'm 35 and recently saw my dermatologist who prescribed a retinoid for anti-aging and a bit of acne. My breakouts are limited to that time of the month with the main concern being treating and preventing fine line and wrinkles. After using the retinoid about 3 times / week for a couple of weeks I'm experiencing peeling, flaky skin. I know this is a normal side-effect but I'm looking for a moisturizer to treat and prevent this that is still suitable for my oily skin. As far as my current routine, I have a 2 step toning process. Either FAB facial radiance pads or Biologique Recherche P50 and Caudalie Grape Water. On nights when I'm not using the Rx retinoid, my serum is Sunday Riley Good Genes. I moisturize with Josie Maran Argan Oil Light. Apologies for the long post but I'd appreciate any moisturizer recommendations that you all have! Thanks!
Two years ago, I wrote an article on my blog called 'Chemicals Hiding in Your Beauty Products'. In the blog post, I mentioned that I would be staying away from the following: Dioxane and Quaternium-15 Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Parbens At the time, I went through all of my makeup products and threw out anything containing those ingredients - a lot of them had parabens. I know a lot has changed in the past two years and I'm wondering if there are other ingredients I should be avoiding as well. What do you ladies avoid?? Also, what is your favorite website for looking up ingredients if they aren't printed on the product itself?
Hello!! I recently visited a Sephora store and I was looking for something for the night that will serve as preventative for fine lines and etc. Now I am only 25 but I have been using Caudalie Detox Night Oil and I love it. I got a sample of Black Pine Antiwrinkle Firming & Lifting Night Cream and I love it! The smell is amazing and I feel like it brightened my skin and the texture is smoother and it just looks better. Can I actually use it? And should I try it with the other Korres Night products?
I am 15 years old and for the last year, my skin has been getting worse. I have been struggling to find products and routines that actually work. My acne has become one of my most self aware flaws and I have a hard time being confident in my own skin when my skin looks bad. I have combination skin and a lot of acne in my T-zone and on my chin as well as blackheads and small bumps that I just can't get control of. I am in desperate need for products and routines that work. PLEASE HELP
What are your holy grail products? I use hydrocortizone cream for spot itch reduction, and Aveeno, but it seems the relief is only temporary I also use a humidifier, which helps a bit, but I have these patches of raised rashes (sorry for TMI or grossness) and they are unsightly and itch like crazy. I'm open to home remedies, new products, high end products, weird products, voodoo, anything.
Up until 3 months ago I had ideal skin. A zit once and a while but that was it. But then I broke out with dermatitis and its been a long recovery. As it stands I have a fine forehead and cheeks, my chin area and AROUND my nose like the bottom where the nostrils are is very dry and keep breaking out and it feels like a vicious cycle. Normally I have a somewhat oily forehead, and chin. Then a very oily nose. And the rest dry. So with that. I am wondering what do you think would be best for me? Mia? Mia 2? Mia 3? The Olay brand of this kind of thing? Or one of the Clinique brands of this? Any advice would be great. Thank you!
I would like to know which is a good CC cream for oily skin with light to medium coverage and that also has SPF of 30 + that has skin benefit, i have tried the IT cream but that is more hydrating for my skin. Also which is good foundation for oily skin that does not have heavy coverage and looks more natural i dont like the heavy makeup look?.. and which is a good under eye concealer and eye cream that will help with dark circles and has benefits? please help thank you.
I Recently Became A VIB About 3 Weeks Ago And When I Log In To My Account It Still Says I Am A Beauty Insider ! That I Have 0 Points But When I Go Inside The Store They Tell Me I Have Over 600 Points , Please Help I Just Wanna Updated My Account
I'm looking for some advice on skincare for my 12 year old son. His skin is very oily and he's starting to get some pimples. I really want to start him off right and not use something super harsh on his skin. I'm also looking for simple so he will use it! Lol Thanks so much in advance!
Hey! I have oily, acne (I have moderate to severe acne) prone skin and I have quite a bit of scarring. I'm looking for a cleanser that'll help me. (I just bought the Foreo Luna, so I'd prefer recommendations compatible with it). I'm out of ideas, to be honest. I tried the Murad cleanser for a few months but it didn't seem to help :/ If y'all could recommend some cleansers/toners, I'd be grateful. Thanks!
Hello lovelies! A friend of mine is in the market for a new contour palette and is stuck deciding between the ABH Cream Contour and the Smashbox Contour Kit. Her Color IQ is 1y07 and in foundation she wears either NARS in Mont Blanc or Armani Silk Foundation in 5.25. Can anyone weigh in?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products? I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay. Examples: - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts. - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse. Products she gave a "poor" rating to: - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid. - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1. - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time... Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try.
Hey BT gals, Now that cooler weather's approaching (well, at least in some parts of the country), what are the changes you are looking to make in your skincare regime to make it more season-friendly? Do mention the products you are loving at the moment. Here are some of mine: - Amping up on face oils at night: TH Replenishing Nutrient Complex is quickly becoming a fave. - Increasing the hydration quotient - by using hydrating serums everyday, more hydrating masks during the week. The Caudalie Vinoperfect serum has been great in that respect since it feels quite hydrating although that's not it's main function. On the mask front, loving the sheet masks from Hada Labo for a boost of hyaluronic acid. - Sunscreen (always a must) - Slathering on lip balms: particularly love the Kari Gran Lip whip at night, and Jack Black during the day. - Thicker body lotions, butters: Currently loving the Sleep range from B&BW. Also eyeing the JM body butters for when the winter seriously kicks in. - Body oils: I love using Jojoba oil on my body at least once a week. Moisturizing w/o feeling greasy. - Burning more candles: Ok, this is not beauty related, but does help to set the mood Let's hear what changes you've made to your routine!
ok, so i've been thinking of what 'angle' to take for this thread. i'm not talking anything too hardcore, here. but i figured it could be a thread that inspires and informs the little "treats" we can give to our skin with the products a lot of us have at home. with the massive shift in weather this past week, my skin freaked out. it was so, so thirsty, as the cool air mixed with dry blasts of hot hair sucked all the moisture out. it was a double whammy for me because this cold front coincided with my skin's most vulnerable time of the month (if ya catch my drift). so when i got home from work yesterday, i...got to work. i wanted to hydrate hydrate hydrate, and soooothe. this is what i used: took makeup off with a balm. shown here is my usual clinique take the day off balm--i ended up using my boots botanics balm as it's just a bit more rich, which is what i wanted for these purposes. any balm would do though ! removed with warm water and a washcloth. dried skin then second cleansed with an oily non-foamy cleanser. my current FAVORITE cleanser, NUDE omega jelly. god i love it. massaged for a couple minutes then rinsed. (not pictured, but) i think did a VERY LIGHT exfoliation to ensure my skin was rid of any dead skin hanging about after being dried out. i used AVEDA botanical kinetics exfoliant (a liquid with salicylic acid) PETER THOMAS ROTH cucumber mask. what i love about this mask is how soothing it is. it's NOT hardcore. i put this on then proceeded to watch a movie or something. you can leave it on for as long as you'd like. i think i had it on for 30-45 minutes. then i took it off with lukewarm water and a wash cloth. my skin already felt so. much. better. i then used my new murad hydrating toner. i could've used this before the mask. but what's cool about it is that it helps your skin retain moisture as well as help balance pH levels. but any sort of hydrating toner / floral spritz would do. (caudalie beauty elixir, a rose water, etc) serum. i wanted to use a "hydra" serum--any sort of serum that helps with retaining water. i used this vichy aqualia thermal. caudalie s.o.s thirst quenching serum is also fantastic. oil -- i used my beloved clarins blue orchid oil. i put it on my drier cheeks, but actually...i also used it for a bit of spot treatment. i was getting a pimple below my lip, and now, no more pimple ! moisturizer. as my skin was severely dehydrated (rather than dry) i used my aveda botanical kinetics moisturizer: the first ingredient is water (hydrating) and the second ingredient is aloe (soothing). hours later i spritzed some beauty elixir and applied more moisturizer before bed. and today my skin is back to normal !! so...this is a sort of routine you can loosely follow (plug in whatever products into the steps) if you're skin is needing a bit of help with feeling tight / dry / thirsty. i'd like this to be a sort of thread people can use for a reference to see others' product recommendations or methods. all skins are different, so what are your tricks ?
Hey everyone! I have been breaking out across my cheeks, temples and neck for the past few months or more and I have tried maybe 6 different cleansers, serums, and spot treatments. Nothing is touching this. It's getting worse and actually have been having people notice and comment on my acne. I generally have had dry skin, but maybe not anymore? I never had acne growing up and I'm now 27 years old dealing with this. Any product recommendations? Please Help and Thank You!
With the cold, winter months quickly approaching I am looking to swap out some of my current skincare products for ones that will provide more moisture. I am currently using Clinique Moisture Surge as a nighttime moisturizer, but am looking to swap it out for a thicker, creamier moisturizer. What would you recommend? I would also like some suggestions for hydrating masks, facial oils, and/or facial mists to help keep my skin hydrated. Thank you in advance!