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How to Give Yourself the Most Relaxing At-Home Facial Massage

Did you know there are 43 muscles in your face? They're pretty important muscles - if you consider everything they allow you to do, like smile and frown - and yet, they're often forgotten about. Try to think of the last time you gave yourself a good facial massage. Many people spend a lot of time on the outside of their face layering on products and creams for a length skin-care routine, but rarely take the extra step and indulge in a full massage routine. Here's why you should: facial massages...
Tags: Massage, Beauty, Facial, Beauty tips, Beauty Tutorial, FaceGym


Jonathan Van Ness Gave Jimmy Fallon Tips on Cutting Your Hair at Home

Last night, Jonathan Van Ness appeared on Jimmy Fallon's talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Since self-isolating, Fallon has taken his late-night show online and video chats with guests in the new format. Among other things, Fallon asked Van Ness one important question we've all been wondering ourselves since social distancing started: how do you cut your own hair at home while salons are closed? Given Van Ness's professional experience, he didn't need to think too hard ...
Tags: Jimmy Fallon, Beauty, Hair, Haircut, Fallon, Van Ness, Beauty News, Hair Tips, Jonathan Van Ness


Shiseido Volcanic, Firecracker, Lantern Red VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Volcanic (218) Shiseido Volcanic (218) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange-red with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage applied evenly in one layer and delivered nearly opaque pigmentation. The texture felt lightweight and creamy as it skated along my lips comfortably, though some of that slip disappeared as the product “set” a bit so it didn’t slide around durin...
Tags: Toronto, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Shiseido, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fraser UK, Givenchy Carmin Escarpin, Pat McGrath Elson, Tom Ford Beauty Maurice, Chanel Camelia Rouge, MAC Smarticle LE


Didja Get In On That Good Fenty Beauty Killawatt Deal Today?

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter and Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter are 30% off today, $25 each, at Sephora.com! I was thinking of picking up Mimosa Sunrise/Sangria Sunset for Summer (at which point I hope I’m outside and enjoying life again). Anyone grab these? Snag ’em at Sephora! Where to buy Sephora You may also enjoy... It Cosmetics 25% Off Coupon Code Friends and Family 2015 SaleJuice Beauty Friends and Family Sale25% Off It Cosmetics Holiday 2015 Friends and ...
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NARS Summer 2020: Paradise Found + Laguna Collection

Release Date + About the Launch For summer, NARS expands the Laguna Collection with new shades of Matte and Shimmer Powder Bronzers, Laguna Afterglow Lip Balm and Tinted Lip Oil, plus a special edition in a jumbo size of Laguna Bronzer. There are also two new Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigments! Now online at Sephora, 4/1 at NARS ...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Sephora, San Juan, Christine, Laguna, Samoa, NARS Cosmetics, Year: 2020 Launches, Summer 2020, Laguna Collection, NARS NARS Sephora Products, Polynesian Monoi de Tahiti, Quirimba Deep, Punta Cana Diffused, Mini Laguna Bronzer Lip Oil


How To Create A Luxurious At Home Spa

We’ve experienced a whirlwind of emotions over the past week. We’ve cried, laughed, panicked and laughed some more. To say it’s a crazy time right now is an understatement. But in the spirit of keeping calm and carrying on, this weekend we set up a luxury spa in the comfort of our own home, and indulged in our favourite beauty treatments. It was bliss. It helped calm our anxieties. And it felt bloody good. So good in fact, that we’ve decided it has to be a weekly thing. ‘Self-care Sunday’ is wh...
Tags: Fashion, Beauty, Health & Beauty, Facial, Don, Self-care, Manicure, Face Mask, Pedicure, Cecilia Tran


Miley Cyrus Cut Her Own Bangs in Self-Isolation, and Compared the Results to Tiger King

Miley Cyrus has been very productive during self-isolation. In addition to starting her own mini talk show on Instagram Live called Brightminded, she's also decided to give herself a DIY bang trim, and her candidness on the result has us rolling. On her Tuesday episode of Brightminded, Cyrus talked all things self-care with hairstylist Justin Anderson and special guest Kristin Cavallari, and revealed she cut her own bangs with a pair of scissors she found in her home. She then compared her fina...
Tags: Netflix, Beauty, Hair, Miley Cyrus, Kristin Cavallari, Haircut, Justin Anderson, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Anderson Cavallari


Shiseido Noble Plum & Sleeping Dragon VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Noble Plum (224) Shiseido Noble Plum (224) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, darker burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that could have applied more evenly, especially along the inner area of my lips. There was a bit of product that sank into deeper lip lines, and I felt like this caught on imperfections (despite being the last shade I swatched aka afte...
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Ok, So Now Is The Time We Need To Break Out That Finishing Touch Flawless Brow

You may know I own one of those Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover that was gifted to me by the brand back in 2017. Since that time I purchased another because it’s actually a handy little tool to have around for touch ups. As you know one of the beauty rituals/routines I’m currently missing is brow threading. People, I’m rocking the cave woman look with my eyes over here! They grow like weeds! I’ve been thinking how I’m going to tame these wild brows lately and I have no idea why it did...
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Summer Feels 76 Years Away But Here’s Your First Summer 2020 Collection

Some of the Stila Summer 2020 Collection arrived last week and today they released the Road Less Traveled Eye Shadow Palette which gave me old Stila Girl Travel Palette vibes due to the name! I still have every single one! They aren’t usable anymore but still I have ’em on the old beauty archive. I’m trying to remember why I was obsessed with owning every single one. Probably the price that was around $10 to $14 per palette. Anyway, Stila Summer 2020 is here and I noticed something exciting...
Tags: Beauty, Horizon, North Star, Stila, Ulta Stila, Summer Collections 2020, Stila Girl Travel Palette, Beauty Boss Lip Gloss, Complete Harmony Lip Cheek Stick


Fenty Beauty Cognac Candy Diamond Bomb Veil Review & Swatches

Cognac Candy Fenty Beauty Cognac Candy Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, coppery-orange base with flecks of gold and copper sparkle throughout. It had sheer coverage, which could be built up to semi-sheer coverage at most, with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that felt like a cream-powder hybrid by touch in the pan but quickly turned to powder-like when it came into contact with my skin. The p...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Smashbox, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Summer 2020, Cognac Candy LE Limited Edition


Fenty Beauty Cognac Candy Body Lava Review & Swatches

Cognac Candy Fenty Beauty Cognac Candy Body Lava Body Luminizer ($60.00 for 3.0 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, orange-copper tinted base with fine gold and copper pearl throughout. It had a finer shimmer that produced a glowing sheen when applied to bare skin–lightly dewy and shiny but pearlescent. It produced the level of coverage anticipated based on the formula’s claims, and whether the tint is really giving a bronzed effect will ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Fenty Beauty, Becca Rose Gold, Summer 2020, Cognac Candy LE Limited Edition, Fenty Beauty Cognac Candy Body Lava Review


How My Skin-Care Routine Has Become a Form of Self-Care During These Uncertain Times

We were one week into shelter-in-place in the Bay Area, and I felt like I was letting things really fall apart. I struggled to find the balance of being a parent and an employee (still do!), ate sad meals I quickly hacked together, and lived in my sweatpants. I still took my daily shower, but I'd say my efforts to take care of myself were at about 15 percent of normal. Then, that night, I washed my face. I followed that with toner, serum, and my night cream. It was the first time I had completed...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Bay Area, Self-care, Beauty Shopping, Personal Essay


A Makeup Artist Shared His Insider Tips For Setting Your Makeup With Translucent Powder

Setting powder is one of those makeup products that you either use every day in your routine without fail or you're not quite sure what it's for, let alone how to use it properly. There are a lot of different ways you can apply translucent powder - it's not just limited to baking your makeup (we won't even get into that one right now). If you want to extend the wear of your makeup, applying a little powder can be key to making your products stay put way past their initial claim. Want to know th...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Laura Mercier, Beauty tips, Jason Hoffman, Setting Powder


Lush's Mother's Day Collection Is Back With 9 Products, Including a Butt-Shaped Soap Bar

Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift can be a tricky process sometimes, especially if you're not able to spend that quality time with the person who raised you in real life. Luckily, you can never go wrong with a few cozy bath products. Speaking of bath and body products, Lush just dropped its annual Mother's Day collection, which includes several spring-themed goodies that are bound to make your mom finally admit that you're their favorite. The collection includes everything from cult-favorite...
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3 Common Hair Loss Myths (and the Truth), According to a Dermatologist

Every other day when I'm searching for new hair products to try, I can always count on coming across several different products that all target one specific problem: hair loss. It's a problem that approximately 30 million women and as many as 50 million men suffer from, while many others can only hope to never have to experience it at all. Still, it's common, and so are the many myths that are associated with it. We spoke to an expert about the most common hair loss myths, as well as what reall...
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Lipstick Queen and NARS is On Sale

Pulse check in. How you doing out there world? Everyone ok? If you didn’t notice I’m pulling myself out of my funk and trying to get back to blogging normally again! How’s your routines going? Word of advice for you! Stick to them! Your routines that is. They’ll bring comfort and a sense of security. Don’t walk around in your pjs in a daze all day! Get up, shower, put your makeup on, it’ll make you feel normal when things are definitely NOT normal. A small amount of good news today! L...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Don, Steals and Deals, Lipstick Queen, Truth Lipstick Queen Reign Shine Lip Gloss


Miley Cyrus Shared an Easy Nail-Art Look That Needs No Tools During Her Instagram Live

Miley Cyrus talked all things self-care and beauty on today's episode of her new Instagram Live show, Bright Minded. In the extended live stream, she covered everything from the DIY bang trim she recently gave herself (which she joked resembles that of Joe Exotic from Netflix's Tiger King) to how to experiment with makeup while staying home, and she even gave viewers an easy at-home manicure tutorial with help from celebrity manicurist Steph Stone. Stone has worked with stars like Lucy Boynton,...
Tags: Netflix, Beauty, Miley Cyrus, Nails, Nail Art, Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Manicure, Nail Tutorial, Steph Stone Stone, Lucy Boynton Lili Reinhart Camila Mendes


11 Easy DIYs That Will Give You Gorgeous Hair While You Sleep

Hitting snooze and getting a few more fleeting minutes of sleep brings us true joy. The only thing that would make this ritual even more satisfying is to wake up to one less beauty routine step to follow. So we are listening to YouTube tutorial masters who have given us an incredible gift: overnight hair DIYs. These tutorials don't require you to have a certain hair texture or length! These videos demonstrate how to straighten strands without heat styling, add bouncy curls, and infuse deep mois...
Tags: Youtube, Beauty, Hair, Beauty tips, Hair Tutorials, DIY Beauty


Revlon Black Cherry & Sleek Mulberry Melting Glass Shine Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Black Cherry (012) Revlon Black Cherry (012) Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick ($9.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy finish with barely-there pearl. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage that applied evenly but the color was prone to migrating into fine lines, which made it look less-even (the color itself didn’t seem particularly streaky or the like). The texture...
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Botched Your Own Haircut or Dye Job? Here's How to Fix Your At-Home Hair Mistakes

Maybe giving yourself bangs for the first time since childhood felt like an overdue change, or maybe, you decided your split ends needed a trim, or your roots covering. No matter what lead you to committing one of these common at-home hair mistakes, there is a way to fix it. We get it: salons are closed, you're spending more time inside, and taking matters into your own hands might seem like a good idea at the time. We're all for experimentation with beauty, especially in the name of self-care, ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Haircut, Hair Color, Beauty News, Hair Tips


Will I Like Tatcha The Liquid Silk Canvas Featherweight Protective Primer if I Didn’t Like The Silk Canvas Protective Primer?

The question begging to be answered at the moment is will I like the new Tatcha The Liquid Silk Canvas Featherweight Protective Primer if I didn’t like the Silk Canvas Protective Primer? I found the Silk Canvas Protective Primer oddly greasy on my dry skin and was disappointed overall in the product! It just wasn’t my thing! I will say E.L.F. did a better job with the Poreless Putty Primer in my opinion plus, hey, it’s cheaper too! Tatcha The Liquid Silk Canvas Featherweight Protective Pr...
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Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Is A Vanilla Flavored And That’s All I Had to Hear

My hands are dry, my forehead in flaky, and my lips are super dry. This staying inside thing is just not working out for me. I can’t figure out exactly why my skin is so dry lately! I’m blaming steam heat. It’s been chilly in New York (last night it went down to 33 degrees) and I all the steam heat is just doing a number on my skin I guess. Summer Fridays has a new Lip Butter Balm and they had me when they said it was vanilla flavored. Doesn’t it feel like every single lip balm and treatmen...
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Melt Cosmetics Rust Eyeshadow Palette (2020) Review & Swatches

Rust Melt Cosmetics Rust 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.66 oz.) is a new–probably permanent–palette that extends the original Rust Eyeshadow Stack with five additional shades. The brand indicated that Rott was changed slightly, but in terms of being better in quality but also a bit in color. Rust P Permanent . $58.00. ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Redox, Rott, Stila, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Mascara, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Pan Eyeshadow Palette, Kat Von D Moulder


Estee Lauder’s Wild Blossoms Set Has Some Cute Stuff But I Just Want This Set for The Bag

I’m in love with the Estee Lauder Wild Blossom Set at the moment because oh my god the bag! Totally reminds me of a Tom Baker style! The bag is really adorable! It’s $42.50 with free shipping at nordstrom.com and it includes some cool goodies: Full-size Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Rose Tea and Boldface Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow in Fiery Saffron #2, Ivory Power #3, Ivory Power #2, Ivory Power #4, Currant Desire #4 and Defiant Nude #5 Deluxe Pure Color Envy Blush in Allur...
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Need to Learn How to Cornrow Your Own Hair? Check Out These 5 Easy Tutorials

Sometimes I wish people knew how hard it is to be someone who's not blessed with the ability to braid or cornrow. It's disheartening, really, although it's something I can usually deal with since, when I choose to wear my hair in protective styles, I'm normally able to pay for someone else to do it. But every now and again, when I'm crunched for time or money, this issue finds a way to re-present itself. Like right now, with most people staying home as much as possible, it seems like a convenien...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women


Rosalía Just Cut Her Own Bangs at Home, and We're Not Mad About It

View this post on Instagram A post shared by ROSALÍA (@rosalia.vt) on Mar 31, 2020 at 8:13am PDT Rosalía is just one of many people who will soon emerge from this period of isolation with an all-new hairstyle. The singer took to Instagram on March 31 to surprise her 10 million followers with a new haircut - bangs, to be exact. She opted for straight-across fringe in place of her normally wavy hair, and she later...
Tags: Beauty, Bangs, Rosalia, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Haircuts, PDT Rosalía


These At-Home Box Braid Tutorials Will Help You Master the Protective Style in No Time

Protective style season will be here before we know it, and there's no look in the spring and summer months that's more fitting for the season than box braids. Convenient and easy to maintain, box braids are a go-to style for many for a multitude of reasons. Not only do they encourage growth by keeping the manipulation of your natural hair at a minimum, but as a bonus, they're also good for helping you shave several minutes off of your getting-ready routine. With that said, since most people are...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids


11 Easy DIY Tutorials That Will Give You Gorgeous Hair While You Sleep

Hitting snooze and getting a few more fleeting minutes of sleep brings us true joy. The only thing that would make this ritual even more satisfying is to wake up to one less beauty routine step to follow. So, we are listening to YouTube tutorial masters who have given us an incredible gift: overnight hair DIYs. These tutorials don't require you to have a certain hair texture or length. The videos demonstrate how to straighten hair without heat styling, add bouncy curls, and infuse deep moisture...
Tags: Youtube, Beauty, Hair, Beauty tips, Hair Tutorials, DIY Beauty


The Bright Spot to All This Extra Time at Home? These 26 New Skin-Care Products

Harley Quinn once described "normal" as nothing but a setting on your hair dryer, and, for all intents and purposes, she's not wrong. Yet, right now - in a time of so much fear and uncertainty spread across the globe - the desire to find some sense of normalcy while self-isolating is a feeling we all can appreciate. In some cases, and for many people, that can be as simple as doing your regular skin-care routine every day. It can also mean looking to your stash of skin-care products that spark j...
Tags: Beauty, Harley Quinn, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Popsugar, Must Haves, Beauty Review