The way we feel beautiful is different for every woman, and especially different at certain points in our lives. Personally, I have found that the definition of what I consider beautiful in myself has changed tremendously over the years. In my twenties, I felt beautiful if I had my acne under control, was rocking a smokey eye and was at the perfect weight. Truly fluffy stuff. Now, in my thirties, I find that I feel prettiest when I am as closet to natural as possible, have taken care of my skin, and laughing over wine and food with my friends (diets went out the window years ago).
Just as our ideas of beauty changes as we get older, so do our beauty needs. Below is a list of essentials for every age in our lives. Change is necessary, so why not embrace all the different transformations we have throughout our years. Each new era that you get to rediscover yourself is extraordinary.
20’s: This is the time when you can experiment with your makeup routine and hone in on your skincare needs. During our twenties, we need to keep our skin hydrated, and watch for breakouts due to hormonal fluctuations.
I had the pleasure of working with a personal client yesterday, and she asked me to compile a list of my top beauty favorites and recommendations to her. She was a striking woman in her early 40′s, with a stunning smile, and medium skin. After I made my list of recommendations for her, I realized how universal it was. This list is truly compiled of some of my all time favorite products that I use in my professional makeup kit, and my personal kit as well. You can easily tailor some of the recommendations to your skintone,and skin type. Enjoy!
by Christina Farrell
Best Of, Makeup Artist Tips, Makeup Products, Skincare
Tagged Clarins, Elure, Make Up For Ever, NARS, Orlane, Philosophy, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Youngblood
Breast Cancer Awareness month is a very personal cause that is close to my heart, and effecting someone who is incredibly close to me. This month is a daily reminder to me of her struggles.
by Christina Farrell
Beauty for a Cause, New Products
Tagged Breast Cancer Aware, e.l.f., EOS, Estee Lauder Dream Compact, Jane Iredale, Jane Iredale Cherish Lip Fixation, Philosophy, Philosophy Shower For The Cure, Skinn Cosmetics, Suki Skincare
If you haven’t heard, California is having a heat wave. Sitting here in my non-air conditioned apartment is like sitting in a sauna. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper. At all. On sweltering days such as this one, I tend to take alot of cold showers.
“next time you experience a chocolate craving, head to your shower. the smell of an ooey gooey fudge cake is too decadent for words! you'll want to take your sweet time when lathering with this shower gel because it's just that good! “
I bought this product based on the above description; can you blame me!? Not only am I a chocaholic, but I am a long time fan of Philosophy and their company. Their products are outstanding, and I am a sucker for the packaging and sayings on every bottle. If you are my friend, it is most likely you have been gifted something from Philosophy by me.
So, I was thrilled to bits to discover a new addition to my product collection with their Classic Fudge Cake 3 in 1 Shower Gel. Originally I purchased this to use as a shower gel, but just the other day I found out an amazing alternative use! While in the shower, I realized I ran out of my shaving cream (the horror), and decided to use this gel as a back up. Oh.
Philosophy ‘here Comes The Bride’ Set
I am going to one of my dearest and oldest friend Stephanie’s wedding today! So, in honor of the beautiful bride, I thought I would do a quick post on a great wedding gift idea.
Philosophy is always the brand I turn to when I want something cute, and endearing. They have special gift boxes for every occasion, and the sentiments on the box are always, well….special.