Browsing Articles Written by

houseofpreservation

skin September 10, 2017

how to apply retinol

Ry uses obagi 2x/wk at night and
applies moisturizer on top for added hydration

B uses kate somerville 2x/wk at night
it’s a 2-in-1 combined with night cream


 
 
 

makeup August 30, 2017

the perfect mascara

finding the perfect mascara is like searching for a needle in a hay stack. they either flake, clump, or worse, run (there’s nothing like taking a trip to the ladies only to discover you look like the girl from the ring. its honestly made me question friendships. i mean, if your friends won’t tell you, are they really your friends? food for thought). anyways, our journey to find the perfect mascara was starting to seem impossible, until one day the crowds parted, and we were introduced to our savior

we’re not going to give you a list of recommendations, we’re only going to talk about one mascara. why? because we both use it, love it, and honestly haven’t found anything else that lives up to it. so, without further ado, and because we love you, here you go….

hair, skin, wellness August 25, 2017

pamper yourself beauty essentials

we’re firm believers that when you feel good, you look good, which is why we consider personal TLC time nonnegotiable. unfortunately, most of us only take time to pamper ourselves before a big event or night out, making excuses for other priorities. your body is your temple and if you take care of it, it will take care of you

these are our go-to beauty essentials when it comes to pampering…

skin August 24, 2017

how to layer skincare products

the Q: does it really matter what order in which you apply your skincare products?

the A: YES. layering incorrectly can prevent products from working properly and render them ineffective. for example, applying a cream before a serum would create a barrier, not allowing the serum to penetrate into the skin…

wellness August 21, 2017

the pills i pop daily for health & beauty

chlorella: i’m HOOKED on this stuff. it’s one of the most powerful superfoods in existence and contains more nutrients per gram than kale, spinach, and broccoli! the green color comes from the high concentration of chlorophyll, nature’s most powerful healer and detoxifier. eat a lot of fish? it detoxifies mercury and heavy metals. fly often? it protects against radiation and removes radioactive particles from the bod. it also contains protein, a slew of vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc. in short, there’s really not much it can’t do…

skin August 19, 2017

dr. dennis gross alpha beta peel pads

makeup August 16, 2017

mastering blush

to blush, or not to blush: that is the question. while it might seem like such a simple task, it can easily make or break your look, causing many to steer clear of the application altogether. unfortunately, most of us were told all our life to apply blush to the apples of our cheeks while smiling, however, this is the BIGGEST mistake you can make. think about it… when you smile your cheeks go up, but once that smile drops, so does the blush. and when blush is too far down, it ages your face- never a good look

however, if you apply blush the right way, it’s a total game changer. blush warms up your complexion, makes you look younger & can even create the illusion of cheek bones. it all boils down to selecting the right shade for your skin tone, knowing where to apply, & not having a heavy hand

how to select the right shade…

makeup August 14, 2017

makeup brush guide: the basics

with so many different makeup brushes to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones are worth investing in. trying to put a staple collection together can be overwhelming, so we don’t judge you for using your mac 239 to apply concealer (but stop)

makeup brushes are designed to target certain areas of the face, so if you choose one that’s the wrong size or shape, the product won’t be applied to the sweet spots. bottom line: you don’t need to become a brush hoarder, you just need to know the right brushes to collect and how to use them

here are our favorite must-have basics…

 

skin August 8, 2017

how to choose the right face mist for your skin type

choosing a face mist that’s right for you comes down to two categories: skin type and purpose. weather you’re searching for something to keep your makeup looking fresh, seeking midday hydration, or wanting to balance your skin’s pH, there’s a face mist suited for the task

 

we’ve done the due diligence & broken down the best mist for each sitch…