Your Skin Can Have It All with Pardon My Pretty

Everyone wants to look and feel good, but I think many people will also say they want to smell good too. One thing I have often disliked about many scented products is the artificial ingredients or strong, lingering odor even after it’s been on a while. Pardon My Pretty (PMP) has a range of products that not only make you smell good without overpowering your nostrils, but also do it with natural ingredients so it is good for your skin too. Read more

Why Are Makeup Sponges Important?

You could be using the best foundation in the world, but without the right tools to put it on, it could still end up looking too cakey, too streaky, or just plain meh. That’s where makeup sponges come in. What originated in triangle form back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth (or sometime just after that), have now taken on rounded curvy new shapes and colors. But what the heck is the difference between all of them? We asked makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci to break down it down. Here’s your shorthand guide for which sponges to use when and how. Read more

Keep Your Hair and Skin Hydrated in Summer Heat

We understand how the start of summer can bring you waves of excitement, but before you skip out to the beach or park to lay out, don’t forget to apply sunblock. We know you’re eager for a tan but don’t just skip the SPF. If you do you’ll cause your skin more problems and potential long-term health risks. Make sure you take the necessary pre and post cautions when sun bathing. Read more

Get Longer, Fuller Lashes Without the Damage

Not everyone is born with long, dark full lashes. Some of us have short lashes, blonde lashes or sparse and unimpressive. For many people mascara is the solution to the glamorous lash blues. There are tons of different types of mascara out there. As much as these different beauty brands like to boast, how realistic is the promise they make to you on that magic tube? Read more

Treat Your Hair and Skin’s Sunburn Fast If You Can’t Prevent It

We know the beginning of summer can bring you waves of excitement, but don’t skip out to the beach or park to lay out and forget to apply sunblock. Many people are so eager for a tan that they’ll probably tell themselves it’s the first tanning session of the summer … I’ll just skip the SPF to make sure I get some color. Nope, you’re wrong. You’ll cause your skin more problems and long-term risks than if you’d just taken the necessary pre and post-cautions when sun bathing. Read more

Selfies Igniting New Cosmetic Surgery Trend

It seems taking #selfies has become the new pastime for people young and old of late. Capturing that perfect #selfie may require more than just the right camera angle these days however. If that crooked nose or drooping eyelid appears more pronounced through the camera lens, some people are resorting to plastic surgery for a self-ix. It isn’t just the “older” crowd going in for a nip tuck these days. Guys and gals under 30 are turning to cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance and correct imperfections. Read more

Look Good on Your Summer Vacation

It’s almost summertime and many people are already planning their summer vacations. For many, one of the stressors in preparation before departure is the packing. What do you take with you without taking too much?

Everyone wants to look good on their vacation, and in the many photos they take to share with friends and family, but no one wants to look like they got beat up by the sun! Find out what you can bring with you on your next trip to keep you looking your best and feeling fresh.
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Exercise Is More than Just Good for Your Heart, It Can Make You Look Younger

Every article or book you read about exercise tells you about the countless benefits exercise has on your body. It’s almost cliche at this point. One thing you might not know however, is that lifting weights or going for a run can also help prevent and undo skin damage that causes aging. Yep – you read that right. Read more