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skin October 19, 2017

desert items

the likelihood of one of us getting stranded on a desert island is pretty slim to none. however, the thought of becoming the next gilligan made us wonder… if we had to leave everything behind, what would be the one item we couldn’t survive without? sadly, the thought of having to choose just ONE gave us mad anxiety, so we decided to pick three instead…

after careful consideration, here’s what made the cut…

makeup October 12, 2017

how to fill in your brows

 
 
 

skin October 7, 2017

Which mask is best for your skin?

your at-home skincare routine is far more important than any treatments you’re receiving. while you may get monthly facials, your hands are touching your face the other 30 days. think of it as the diet/exercise rule: 80% is your skincare routine, and 20% are the services you receive

one of the best ways to recharge your skin and keep that post-facial glow is by incorporating a face mask. masks are paramount for keeping your skin in optimal condition and the secret weapon for taking your results to the next level. they’re instant gratification with no down time. however, they’re not a one-size-fits-all, so it’s important you use the right mask for your skin type in order to reap the most benefits

allow us to break it down for you…

makeup September 25, 2017

how to contour + highlight



 
 
 

skin September 21, 2017

foolproof tricks and tips for applying sunless tanner

finding a sunless tanner that won’t leave you looking like an oompa loompa is no small feat. achieving a natural, bronzed glow (without damaging your skin) can be tricky, because not all self-tanners are created equal. it’s all about finding the right shade for your complexion and knowing the proper application technique

to help ease your quest for the perfect bronze, we’ve broken it down by skin type and given you our best tips for how to apply…

skin September 16, 2017

which moisturizer is right for you

moisturizers are key when it comes to preventing water loss. they create a protective layer over the surface of your skin to seal in moisture and reduce the risk of it being evaporated. by applying moisturizer on top of your serums, you ensures they stay put throughout the day and allow your skin to reap the full benefits of each product

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…