Five Beauty Treatments From Your Kitchen

Forget the expensive beauty treatments that you buy in a store and which cost you half of your paycheck to purchase. Some of the best beauty products available can be found right on your kitchen shelves. Here are the top five beauty treatments that you could walk into your kitchen and make or use to improve your beauty regimen today. #1: A Teeth Whitener Like You’ve Never Seen Okay, this is going to sound crazy, but all you need to make the most amazing teeth whitener are some strawberries and some baking soda.

Beauty from India via SkinYoga

press sample International Beauty via Cosmoprof… Today we have Beauty from India that our editor/founder/chief beauty junkie Stef discovered at Cosmoprof last year, SkinYoga. So, settle into your asana and read on… SkinYoga was founded by three sisters who grew up with a chemical-free lifestyle that was deeply rooted in nature, with a strong belief in the importance of mental, physical and emotional balance. Sisters Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika personally seek out the best sources for their all-natural ingredients, which are inspired by ancient skincare wisdom throughout the world. And of course, they never test on animals (SO important to this animal lover!) I got to check out two products from the

Get the Golden Door Experience at Home with Golden Door Skincare

press sample Golden Face Oil review, and more… I don’t know about you, but the holiday stress hasn’t quite melted away for me yet. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spa day? And since we’re dreaming big, how about a spa day at the world’s #1 Destination Spa according to prestigious Travel & Leisure Magazine: the Golden Door Spa! The famed “Golden Door Experience,” a luxurious pampering of mind, body and spirit, is just what I need to soothe away my every care. Does someone have a spare $9,000 for me to book a week stay? No? Well

What’s Your First Beauty Purchase of the New Year?

press sample affiliate link We’re Freaking Out over the Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Collection! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 1.1.18 Question of the Week: New year = new beauty! What’s going to be your first beauty purchase of the new year? Answer: If we didn’t get it as a press sample

Lips by Pixi by Petra

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm and Mattelustre Lipstick swatches and review One of those brands that I always eye bang at Target’s beauty aisle is Pixi by Petra. Their offerings are both adorable AND affordable. And their cute, mint green plastic packaging is resilient in a travel bag. Not to mention the color selection is pretty darn fabulous! Today’s beauty ramblings will focus on two of my favorite lip products: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm and Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick. Now, some of you know about my excessive love for tinted lip balms. I mean, I don’t know that I’ve met a tinted balm I

Best Skin Care Products of the Year for Aging Skin

I had a big birthday this year. Yep…I hit the big 4-0. Almost as if a light switch was turned on I started to think more about anti aging products and skin care. I knew next to nothing about these topics so started subscribing to anti aging podcasts and Youtube channels, really diving into the subject to see where I should start. I wanted to improve the look of my skin, start taking better care of it, and prevent wrinkles.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick Swatches and Review

press sample affiliate link I went to the mall on Black Friday, intending to do some Christmas shopping for friends and family. Crazy, right? Just being there was a sensory overload, but things got even more intense at the MAC counter. I was mesmerized by the array of lip color on display. That’s where MAC blew my holiday shopping budget in record time with an updated release of their beyond-brilliant MAC Liptensity Lipsticks ($21) in nine new and three bring-back shades! I fell in love with Liptensity’s creamy, color-packed formula the first time around, and didn’t think I could love it

Let’s Play: What’s in Your Purse?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.18.17 Question of the Week: What’s in your purse? Answer: Oh, I love playing “What’s in your purse?” Here’s what I found today… • MAC Blot Powder, Pressed – The BEST for keeping shine at bay. • Sara Happ The Lip Slip, One Luxe Balm – glossy moisture, I’m addicted! • Kiehl’s

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Palette swatches, looks and review

press sample affiliate link ROCK goes GLAM this season… ROCK OUT with the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette, featuring 20 amped up exclusive shades of metallic eyeshadow with a completely new eyeshadow formula to deliver maximum metallic madness. It’s a seriously jaw dropping palette–every detail of this palette was designed to release your inner glam-rock goddess. And if you act QUICK, it’s on sale at

My Favorite New Beauty Product of the Year is…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.11.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite new beauty product of 2017? Answer: I can’t say anything but Pat McGrath Lipstick, both the velvety MatteTrance (shown above in 1995, a warm nude) and the shinier satin formula LuxeTrance. They’re hydrating (yep, even the matte), super pigmented and the shade range is bananas. Plus, I

Ren Perfect Canvas; a Primer, a Serum and Much, Much More

press sample affiliate link Ren Perfect Canvas review I love a perfect face. I haven’t got one, but one can dream. I may have a Botticelli body, but not that creamy Venus skin. My oily skin, big pores and rosacea bumps really make the look of perfection difficult. But I just tried Ren Perfect Canvas (30 ml $55), and I realized that my neglected, angry skin could look a whole lot closer to piece of art than I had ever hoped. I am an artist myself. Ish. I never really took it anywhere. There were

Cold Weather Wrecking Your Skin? This $15 Product Will Save It…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.4.17 Question of the Week: What product is most helping your skin deal with the changing weather? Answer: I love a good exfoliator, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Pixi Glow Tonic is gentle enough for everyday use but

Holiday Gift Guide for Fragrance Lovers (that ARE NOT perfume)

press sample affiliate link Don’t be that person. I’m talking about those of you like my brother who knows Mom loved Estee Lauder’s Youth Dew perfume, and has bought it for her for Christmas for the past forty years. Forty years. My Mom rarely wears perfume at all, but she likes Youth Dew. Or at least

What If You Could Design Your Own Makeup Line…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.27.17 Question of the Week: If you got to design a makeup line, what would be the signature piece? Answer: I’m tempted to say a light nude lipstick or a warm pink blush. But I’m going to have to go with a pink watermelon lipgloss with fine gold shimmer. Ooo, see? I got excited just typing that! Here’s what was up with the League last week… Blushing Noir – Secret Santa Gift Exchanges got you down? NO WORRIES. These gift ideas are all perfect picks for any beauty lover, PLUS they’re all under $

28 Days to Better Skin, Here’s How…

This post is sponsored post by Olay, but all opinions are my own. I have a feeling we’re a lot alike, my dear we heartsters. When you lie down to sleep at night are you utterly exhausted? Because I am! I do so much every day between work, family and general life and yet, somehow I never seem to get caught up on my perpetual to-do list. Sound familiar? I always make time to take care of my skin, though. Not just because I’m

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer and Powder

press sample affiliate link Kiss your acne and oily skin woes goodbye with IT Cosmetics As a 30-something year old who ADORES IT Cosmetics, and who still frequently struggles with acne and oily skin, I was stoked to see that IT Cosmetics was coming out with products specifically for my skin issues! I’ve always had great experiences with IT Cosmetics products in the past (especially their unbelievably soft cruelty-free makeup brushes, CC creams and concealer). The new IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Powder and Bye

Holiday Gift Guide for the Modern Bohemian

press sample affiliate link The Holiday Season is upon us, and with it expect a slew of gift guides from we heart this targeting someone on your “nice” list. Today, we’re aiming for that Boho member of your ranks, the modern hippie, if you will. So, let’s lay out a little Bohemian Rhapsody for those you list-readers. Cue the thunderbolts and lightening… 1. Target Project 62 Cream Tufted Wall Tapestry ($29.99) Target has created a collection

What’s Your Favorite Holiday Beauty Gift Set?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.20.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite holiday beauty gift set this season? Answer: Not quite a gift set, but I’m DYING over the Bobbi Brown Caviar and Rubies eye shadow palette ($75). I mean, will you

Beauty Product Thanksgiving…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.13.17 Question of the Week: If beauty products were like Thanksgiving dinner, what’s your gravy? (The product you use with/over EVERYTHING.) Answer: Yes, I’m talking about Kiehl’s Calendula Toner again. But it’s my gravy for sure, I can’t get enough! And it is indeed the only product that I use without fail EVERY day. (FYI, the REN Mask is no slouch either, though!) Here’s what was up with the League last week… we heart this – There’s a Beauty Advent Calendar this holiday season that’s

Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have Beauty Advent Calendar

press sample affiliate link The Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar Let’s just get this out of the way: You NEED this. You’ll want to get one as a gift (because you’re pretty much guaranteed eternal praise). But you? Yeah, you need it too. It’s the Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar. It has 9 full size and 3 deluxe samples for $99 with free shipping. Go

Need it NOW: Natasha Denona Joya eyeshadow palette

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.6.17 Question of the Week: We’ve got one more weekend for the Sephora Rouge 20% off sale. What the one item that you think everyone should pick up? Answer: I’ll give you TWO items! The Natasha Denona Holiday Eyeshadow Palette in Joya ($48) is a thing of beauty. Unexpected colors, incredible pigment and just the kind of bling

Craving New Beauty? Head to your local CVS…

sponsored post Featuring Skineez Skincarewear, an athleisure meets skincare must have Have you checked out the beauty selections at CVS lately? I’ve been a fan ever since I joined their ExtraCare Beauty Club. I got a 10% Shopping Pass just for signing up, a special offer during my birthday month and it seems like I’m always earning ExtraBucks Rewards on my beauty purchases (that means discounts on future purchases, more than likely to be more beauty purchases!) But it seems like their already awesome beauty aisles have gotten even more so. I recently took

What’s Your Ideal Mascara?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.30.17 Question of the Week: What does your ideal mascara do, and which one comes close to delivering it? Answer: I am surprisingly picky for someone who really doesn’t care about mascara that much! I know exactly what I need it to do: deliver long separated lashes with inky black richness. And I find that more often than not, that effect is delivered with a plastic bristle brush. Luckily, there are