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finally a mascara worth rebuying | bite upswing mascara review

The dark, soul piercing stare broken only by the soft beating of luscious eye lashes – that natural wing from the perfect curl fanning out towards the tips of perfectly manicured eyebrows. Lashes captivate us. Mascara, not so much.  After being underwhelmed by mascara since the not-really-that great pink cover girl tube, I knew it was time to find a new love. Yet, tube after tube was thrown away in bitter disappointment. They clumped, the made your eyelashes fall out, they left panda circles under your eyes by 5pm, or they just didn’t really do anything at all. When Bite Beauty sent me one of their first types of Upswing full-volume mascara, I was skeptical to say the least. No doubt they are masters of lip scrubs, liners, glosses and lipsticks alike. And they’r’e made with clean, natural ingredients we can all trust.  But what does a lip beauty brand know about mascara?  Needless to say, it took me weeks before I even bothered to give it a try. But alas, after my most recent …

immunocologie skincare review

the science of beauty with Immunocologie

Ever wish you could tap into and hack the chemistry of your skin? With insight into your skin’s biology, you would have the power to address your skin’s needs before they happen – preventing irritation, pollution, dryness and sensitivities. Well, Immunocologie is attempting to do just that. With over 10 years of research and development, their skincare team has worked to develop a line of skincare products with science at the forefront. Working with natural ingredients to provide defense from environmental stressors, Immunocologie prevents skin damage by nourishing your skin with the essential minerals and nutrients it needs to stay healthy, happy and protected. I have pretty sensitive skin, and I understand the side affects involved with placing unnatural elements in or on your body. My first attraction to Immunocologie began with the ingredient list. I’m pretty careful what I put on my skin, and if there’s a natural or home remedy – I’m likely to give it a try before resorting to packaged goods. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | skincare regime …

DIY turmeric mask home remedy for anti-aging, skin sensitivities, and fading dark spots

For all of you with sensitive skin, redness acne or just people who want to maintain a young, healthy skin glow – here’s a lifestyle blog DIY recipe for a turmeric face mask that’s a natural method for skin SOS. Let’s start with the background. My boyfriend is Indian, so he’s recommended turmeric to me before for its healing properties that have been used in India for centuries both when applied topically directly to the skin or consumed in foods – but I wasn’t quite sold. I have fairly healthy skin, so it just didn’t seem worth the effort. This week (whether due to changes in weather, stress levels, or a new face wash I tried) whatever it was my skin freaked out. I was out having girls night when my chin started hurting. I quick graze revealed a small cluster of breakouts on the bottom of my chin, which has literally never happened. One of my friends gave me tea tree oil, but the issue persisted in the morning. So finally – I gave …