Let’s talk foundation!

Liquid, powder, cream, stick!? Can’t decide what foundation is the right one for you?  The first step is letting your skin be the guide for that choice. If your skin is oily, you’d want a matte finish and the best choice for you is an oil-free stick foundation or powder foundation. If you choose the stick, it’s a good idea to finish it with a light layer of your favorite pressed powder which will help absorb any excess oil. If your skin is dry, choose a hydrating cream foundation, stick, or liquid foundation. BB cream is also a good idea if you are looking for light coverage. If you have combination skin, you can combine a liquid or cream foundation and strategically apply powder foundation, on those areas that are more prone to get oily.

When applying and choosing a foundation, remember:

• Having the right tools always help.

.• Use the right brush to apply your powder foundation. For cream or liquid foundation, use a makeup sponge, for better control and even distribution.

• Not too skilled with makeup? Have in mind that powder foundation is the easiest to apply, then stick, cream, and liquid is the one you should practice applying. 

• if you only want light coverage, you can use your clean fingers to apply your liquid, cream, or stick foundation. 

• For light-medium and even coverage use a foundation brush. 

• For full coverage, use a sponge and spread the foundation by buffing in small circles. 

Refresh Your Look

The way you apply your makeup has the ability to transform your face. Makeup can be used as a tool to refresh your look and even take years off your face. Eyeshadow is one of the most meaningful tools in your makeup bag because it can help express your mood with style and color. To use your eyeshadow as a tool to freshen up your look:

Go for the eyes first! Apply the rest of your makeup after your eyes are done. That way you can cover any eye makeup that may have fallen, without layering too much cover-up that could make you look too done or aged.

Choose good quality eyeshadows that apply smoothly and blend out evenly. This makes a big difference in creating a smoother surface or a patchy blotchy effect, that can enhance imperfections or wrinkles.

The way that you apply your eyeshadow will have the biggest effect on your look, for this is important to make sure you position the color in a way that lifts your eye. When applying, make the outer corner extend in an upward direction. If it goes out straight or down it will create the effect of sleepy or droopy eyes. Is always a good idea to use medical grade tape to guide your application.

Don’t be afraid of color! A vibrant eyeshadow can add vibrancy and personality to your look, and even add to a youthful appearance. Neutral shades can also be great in creating a youthful look, soft coral tones can add warmth and brightness to your eyes!

Play with eyeshadows, follow your mood, be confident, and show your personality!

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Winter Skincare

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

That’s the main mantra of your Winter skincare! Moisturising is a step you should never forget, especially during the cold dry months of the year. Wash your face with lukewarm water, and Just after you wash your face when it’s still damp, apply your moisturizer.

Your lips are always exposed during the Winter season. Give them special attention reapplying lip balm and wearing a rich, highly moisturizing lipstick.

Wear makeup that supplements or doubles as skincare.

Makeup with natural ingredients and nourishing oils will help your skin stay upbeat all day. Wearing a good BB Cream or foundation that is moisturizing and preferably cream or liquid, are your skin’s season-best friends.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Get inspire and inspire your friends and loved ones
to breast cancer awareness, and the importance of early detection!

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States.

Screening tests can detect cancer early, when chances for survival are highest, and it can be successfully treated.

Recognizing thins that can help keep you stay aware, keep your risk low:

Schedule regular screening tests.

Learn your family history and talk to your physician about your risk of breast cancer.

Have a clinical breast exam every 3 years starting at age 20.

If you are at average risk, have a yearly mammogram starting at age 40.

Limit hormone use.

Breastfeed, if you are able to.

Make healthy lifestyle choices, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, limit your alcohol intake and consume good amounts of fruits and vegetables.

Stick to clean, toxic-free makeup, beauty, and personal use products. Most mainstream cosmetics and products of daily use, are filled with components that have been directly linked to breast cancer, and other serious ailments. Read the labels, learn about toxic ingredients, carcinogenic, and hormonal disruptors to avoid, and choose healthily.

For help, resources, and your support to the cause visit

The National Breast Cancer Foundation

mask & Makeup

Since masks are now part of our daily attire, we must revise and adjust our skincare and makeup routine.

It is important to use gentle cleansers and makeup remover, stay away from harsh scrubs and heavy creams that could irritate and congest our skin. Remember to wash your mask frequently or replace the disposable ones after each use, keeping a clean mask help avoid reintroduction of dirt, oil and bacteria into the skin.

If you must wear foundation, keep it light, wear on exposed areas or opt for a BB cream. Since the attention is now focused in our eyes, get expressive with them. Opt for a natural concealer, have fun with colorful eyeshadows and eyeliners. Amp-up your eyelashes and frame your eyebrows.

Smile with your eyes and remember that makeup is still a great mood booster!

Clean Beauty

Know your products and be mindful about what you put on your skin!

Here’s a list of toxic, carcinogenic, and harmful chemicals & ingredients to avoid:

Widely found in almost every skincare, cosmetics, and personal care products including deodorants, lotions, and shampoos.

Parabens have been linked to health risks including hormonal disruptors and breast cancer.

Also found in almost every skincare, cosmetic, and personal care product. Thousands of highly allergenic, synthetic fragrances are used in personal care and cosmetic products.

Commonly found in lipstick and mascara.

Petroleum distillates are banned for use in cosmetics in European countries but still allowed to be used in the U.S. Evidence links petroleum distillates to cancer and other health ailments.

This ingredient is found in skin lightening and skin brightening skin care products.

Banned in Japan, Europe, and other parts of the world but is still allowed to be used in the United States. If overused, hydroquinone can destroy healthy cells and chromosomes, which can lead to cancer and other health ailments.

Commonly found in colorants or synthetic dyes for cosmetics, fragranced lotions, body wash and hair products.

Banned for use in cosmetics by the European Union but is still allowed to be used in the United States. Phthalates are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and has been known to be linked to certain forms of cancer.

Be wise, care for your skin and your health. Choose clean Beauty!

Pamper your skin!

Dedicating time to treat your skin can do great things for your stress level!

A great way to pamper and care for your skin at home , is making your own facial masks with simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

To detox your skin make a paste mixing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 of honey and gradually add baking soda until you create a paste. Apply evenly on your clean face, wait 5-10 minutes, rinse off and pat dry your face.

To exfoliate and make your skin glow, mix ¼ cup of mashed pineapple, 2 tablespoons of almond meal and 1 tsp coconut milk. Mix all of the ingredients, apply evenly on clean skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes , then rinse off.

To de-puff your skin mix 1 tablespoon of ground coffee, 1 tablespoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt. Apply evenly all over your skin, carefully including the under eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water followed by cold water.

Have fun pampering your skin, relax and enjoy your day!

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Is your skin stressed?

The skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and it can show signs of stress in different ways, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema, or dermatitis. Our skin can’t tell the difference between different types of stress, physical, emotional, psychological and environmental.

Just as the rest of your body, the longer your skin endure stress, the more it takes a toll on it. Stress can trigger internal inflammations and imbalances that reflect on our skin.

Stress can slow down digestion. The longer the stress lasts, the more its effect on your digestion. These effects can disrupt the bacteria in your gut. An imbalance on your
gut bacteria, can cause internal inflammation that can show on your skin as flare-ups of acne, eczema or psoriasis.

When you are under stress, your body can also react by experiencing abrupt increase of adrenaline and cortisol, this can cause your skin to experience it to become very dry or excessively oily. Stress hormones can get triggered, also causing acne and eczema, or making existing conditions to worsen.

Take care of your body and your skin. Take time to relax, keep a well balanced diet and maintain a healthy skincare routine. Avoid skincare products with hormonal disruptors and toxic ingredients that can worsen the effects of stress on your skin.

Love your skin, love yourself!

Self care doesn’t mean self indulgence, It’s about giving your mind, body, and spirit what they need in order to thrive. Choose to take action to maintain good health inside and outside, because what you put in your body, how you treat your skin, your eating habits and your outlook to life, all have an effect in your overall health. Improving your self image, and quality of life will open the door to a more joyful life, with happiness and confidence.

To help you maintain a healthy body, healthy skin and healthy mind:

• Practice good sleep

• Eat well, replenish and hydrate

• Meditate or pray

• Spend time in nature

• Take a break from electronics and social media

• Exercise at least three times a week

• Choose organic foods 

• Use chemical free cleaning products to avoid carcinogens, hormone disruptors, neurotoxins, skin and respiratory irritants

• Use toxic free personal care and beauty products, mainstream products like  deodorants, toothpaste, perfumes,  makeup and skincare products are also filled with carcinogens synthetic preservatives, dyes, allergens and other harmful ingredients.   

Create a safe and healthy environment, enjoy, care, love yourself and live better!