Posts Categorized: beauty

Sunscreens I’ve Known and Loved

Here in the U.S., high summer is upon us, which means we’re spending far more time outside soaking up the sun’s warming rays. I live in a climate with a six-month winter, so I would never scold anyone who spends every spare moment enjoying the warm weather … unless she does so without first applying a serious sunscreen. Even if you’re reading from the wintry southern hemisphere, I hope you’ll stick with me today because sun protection is a year-round game! And finding sunscreens and sunblocks that truly work for your skin and lifestyle is essential to staying healthy and protected. So with that in mind, here are three of my favorites, and the reasons why I love ’em. read more

Wear “Unflattering” Make Up, Look Like An Alien Sexpot

By Kristine Rose, AP Contributor

When it comes to any facet of the beauty industry, “flattering” is a hard concept to shake. People can be grouped according to different body shapes, face shapes, or hair types. There are even specific lines of makeup designed to coordinate with your eye, hair, or skin color. The idea is to come as close to “ideal” or conventional attractiveness as possible. However, flattery doesn’t have to be so all or nothing. You can pick and choose the parts that appeal to you. You can also disregard it entirely. read more


The idea of a “signature look” is hotly debated. Every other article sings the praises of a fashion or make-up uniform, an easily identifiable short cut to what makes you you. Then there’s the inevitable backlash, stating that you don’t need to make such a firm commitment, and your daily look should reflect how you feel in the current moment.

Both points of view are totally valid but I enjoy the idea of a consistent look on a daily basis.

It easily sets you apart from the crowd, it makes you feel like yourself, and if you’re doing it right, it compliments your whole wardrobe. But there’s another reason this concept appeals to me. A darker more sinister motivation, lurking under the glittery surface. Like many of you, I’m poor and lazy. To work around these debilitating afflictions, I try to keep my daily product usage under four items. It keeps both cost and time commitment down. A versatile technique, eyelight can work with an almost bare daytime face, or a smokey night time look. read more