We’ve been lurkers of fashion blogs long before we ever decided to start our own. Every year, hundreds of new blogs seem to pop up, and it can be hard to sort through them all. Over the years, we’ve seen many fashion bloggers come and go, but here are some old favorites that have stuck around and new fashion ingenues to follow right now.
Smokey eyes are sort of like the LBD of makeup looks, yet still mystifying to do on oneself. I know I’ve struggled with creating smokey eyes for years, but being able to watch tutorials on Youtube changed the game for me. Being able to see makeup artists actually create smokey eyes on their models helped me immensely when learning how to apply the same to my own eyes. Here are my top five Youtube tutorials that I return to quite frequently to brush up on my skills.
My skin has always been dry and extremely sensitive – prone to reacting to fragrances and essential oils in many beauty products. Throw eczema into the mix and cold New England winters and you get weeks of dry, itchy, flaky patchiness.
I’ve learned to take preventive measures now, which greatly decrease the amount of discomfort I get from my dry skin. For example, the moment that late fall rolls around, I take out my humidifier to keep in my bedroom. It can get really dry with the heating on, so making sure that you are keeping moisture in the air will help your skin retain some of its moisture as well.
I do recommend that if you suffer from eczema, you should make an appointment to see a dermatologist. They can prescribe you more specific creams targeting your eczema. Many of these creams, in fact, were recommended to me by my dermatologist. Read on to hear about my top 9 moisturizers for dry, sensitive skin.
Let’s talk about one of the beauty world’s best kept secrets.
There are some incredible deals to be gotten at Costco. I’m not talking about the actual warehouses, but Costco.com. I’ve seen some high end brands at amazing prices. Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks, Chanel moisturizers, Becca highlighters, Bobbi Brown lipsticks, Smashbox contouring palettes. They switch out inventory periodically – and each time they manage to get great deals for their members.
Today’s post is a review of the frequently out-of-stock Kyoto Red silk lipstick from Tatcha. It’s one of the few lipsticks that Tatcha makes and has become a cult favorite for its universally-flattering and moisturizing qualities. I’ve been keeping an eye on this one for a while, and finally decided to bite the bullet ($55) when it came back in stock. But does it live up to the hype?