Sunday, October 28, 2018

My Top Party Season "WOW FACTOR" Beauty Picks

Makeup is front and center at this time of year and I am eagerly anticipating playing with new products and looks for the upcoming holiday and party season.  My general philosophy for going out at the holidays is to go big or stay home!  While some days are a little more rushed than others as I go from parenting, to business, to parties, I still want to up the glam factor and arrive looking like I am there to celebrate and have a good time.  And really, with a little help from amazing products it doesn’t have to take that much time to go from business as usual to social butterfly. 

This year’s crop of new beauty treats is filled with products that glimmer, highlight without sparkle, plump, create drama, shape, and glow, all without making me look like an extra from Elsa.  Bonus - many of these products can be used throughout the winter without going overboard into snow princess territory.  Application and restraint is everything.

I start with a base that gives good coverage without looking like I am wearing a heavy foundation.  I want my skin to look amazing without an overdone, caked-on look.  I use a highlighter palette and blush together to give my complexion a healthy glow with a bit of definition.  I love to play up my eyes with long lashes, dramatic metallics, and shaped brows.  This usually means a more natural lip color with a bit of glimmer since a strong lip would be overkill - it’s the holidays, not Halloween.  I finish up with a luxurious dusting of sheer highlighter pressed powder on the highest part of my cheekbones, my shoulders, and collarbones, and voila: party time! 

Here are my top picks that will get me in full celebration mode this season.  Let the parties begin!

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Back It Up: Winter Body Skin Woes - Solved

It is easy to forget about your  body skin hidden under loads of heavy layers, but the season is  no excuse for neglecting the skin you don’t often see. Treating it with a bit of TLC now means you won’t shy away from baring shoulders, back, and decollete at holiday parties, not to mention on your wished-for warm-weather winter escape.  

Indoor heating and warm layers can suffocate skin making breakouts more common so use a body wash specially formulated to control it if your skin is prone to “bac-ne”.   Skin doesn’t get much of a chance to breathe post-workout in the colder months before going under wraps, so taking time to detox the skin and relax the muscles using the right products in the shower is time well-spent and as good for your mind as it is for your skin. 

Bi-weekly exfoliation is essential for all skin types to brush off dead cells, making it better able to absorb and hold moisture, and leaving it supple and refreshed.  The best new products suit all skin types including sensitive skin, and are deliciously scented.  Body washes with essential oils provide an extra barrier against moisture loss and give skin radiance. 

Sun exposure, hormones, and lack of regular care can leave skin looking older than it is, with discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles. Treating body skin with glycolic acid products reduces the appearance of these concerns and gives skin a healthy glow, just like similar products formulated for the  face.  The final step is to moisturize with a rich cream to give skin a youthful and firm texture.  Look for long-wearing products that absorb well and don’t easily rub off under warm layers. 

I’ve done the research for you and here are my choices for the top products to address winter body skin woes:

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The best part about taking a little extra care of your body skin over the winter months is that is feels decadent and indulgent, and many of the products have warm scents and rich textures, so spending a couple of extra minutes in the shower or bath might just become your favorite part of your day.  

                                                                  XOXO Shelley

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Found: The Best New Products for Winter Hair Woes

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Cooler days will be bearing down on us soon and the time is now to prepare your hair for the drying conditions of indoor heating and static electricity, and to keep it in good condition to create amazing holiday hair.  Think of all the selfies and photos you will be taking where great hair is non-negotiable.  If you need to touch up your roots or get a trim, make the appointments now.  It’s time to winterize your beauty routine and that includes switching up your haircare products for those that are formulated to treat cold weather haircare issues. 

Hair appliances can be tough on hair and add to any damage you already have, so using protective products and making hair treatments such as masks and leave-in conditioners a routine part of your hair care regime are key to keeping your locks gorgeous over the winter months. 

Here are my favorite newly-released hair treats available online at   My own concerns are strengthening follicles to grow my hair longer, serums to repair split ends, products to protect from heated appliances, and dry scalp treatments.  If you take good care of the condition of your scalp and hair you are much less likely to need products to boost shine, and your new favorite holiday look just might be your own natural style without resorting to up-dos or ponytails to hide damage or neglected hair.   

I’m starting this weekend - you KNOW beautiful hair is a BIG DEAL to me!  

                                                                XOXO Shelley

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Falling in Love with the Top New Fall Beauty Picks

The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dipping lower, and fashion is getting cozier. Pumpkin spice lattes are a daily ritual and I am switching out my summer beauty palette for deeper tones and pigments, and warmer shades.  Summer was all about bronzer and glowing skin, holiday will be metallics and richer tones, and fall shades give us a nice bridge between the summer’s beach glow and party season’s glam. 

This season’s top beauty picks channel fall leaves, firelight, wild berries, and spices like cinnamon, turmeric and nutmeg, merlot, and harvest moon sunsets.  I love the change of seasons and all that fall has to offer and these delicious new makeup products add to the festive feeling as we head into the holiday season.  More on that in a later post! This girl LOVES the holidays! 

In the meantime, I’ll be warming myself up with tall boots, sweaters and scarves, pumpkin spice everything, and this fall’s irresistible shades of beauty. 

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