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A beauty focused how-to blog featuring makeup how-to's, plus modern skin care tips, reviews of beauty devices, our current obsessions, what inspires us, plus countless quick tips and tutorials from industry make-up artists and beauty insiders.

Hydro Pearls for Flawless Looking Skin

Hydro Pearls for Flawless Looking Skin

Make-up primer is ideal for most skin types; primer helps your makeup application last longer and remain natural looking. Preferably use a  water based primer which will work naturally with your skin; Silicone primers sit on top of the epidermis and can cause irritation, prevent the skin from breathing, and trap bacteria. GS has Hydro Pearls Makeup Primer which is...

Why is Biofond different

Why is Biofond different

With careful consideration of every ingredient how they work together and with our skin, Biofond is not just a topical vanity product but an investment into a healthy skin care regimen that helps to prevent breakout, aids in healing, offers sun protection and nourishes with pharmaceutical grade nutrients; allowing for a long-term gorgeous (and healthy!) complexion. Biofond wasn’t developed as...

How to even out a tan? Read this!

How to even out a tan? Read this!

Tan lines are up there with: Makeup that oxidises and makes me look orange.  Bad drivers—especially those who don't know how to merge.  The dentist. (I need that nitrous. STAT!) How to even out a tan:The good news:...

Summer Skin Repair

Summer Skin Repair

It's hard to believe that summer is over.  To help your skin prepare for winter, and the onslaught of holiday pictures and parties, now is the best time to start with a skin care regimen designed to help repair, renew and replenish your complexion.   Get your own Repair Kit here. ...

Overnight Facial for radiant skin

Overnight Facial for radiant skin

Monday’s are rough. Maybe it wasn’t Monday but the first day back to school. Or just a wicked day at the office. Whatever the occasion, you (and your skin!) need a pick-me-up before going back to the grind tomorrow. My favorite thing to do when I have little time but need a good spoil-myself moment is an overnight facial. I go to bed feeling pampered and...

How to find your skins undertone

How to find your skins undertone

Having trouble deciding if you are cool, warm or neutral? Don't worry, it's easy once you know a few tricks.  Determining your natural undertone is important in finding the right color foundation to match your skin. You don't want a foundation that mismatches your undertone or is too light because it can cause a "floating face" effect.  You also don't want your face to...

The Beauty of Back to Basics

The Beauty of Back to Basics

How was your summer? If it was anything like mine, I can't believe it's over already!  This sunny season was packed with hiking, picnics, friends, parties and even a small vacation.  But in-between all that my skin has taken a serious back-seat.  Sure I used my sunscreen and my exfoliating cleanser but my complexion really needs a pick me up.  Maybe a...

5 reasons to use a better moisturizer

5 reasons to use a better moisturizer

You get what you pay for is sometimes true, especially when it comes to the quality of products you apply to your body's largest organ - the skin! Did you know that most OTC (over the counter) moisturizers or lotions are made of just 1-2 nourishing ingredients and the rest is waxes, water or filler ingredients?  Need a...

Reverse Hyperpigmentation without Hydroquinone

Reverse Hyperpigmentation without Hydroquinone

Hyperpigmentation is defined as a common, usually harmless and painless condition where patches of skin may be darker in color than the skin tone more common to the rest of the body. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the body's natural pigment that produces skin color, forms deposits in the skin, often as a result ...

Why It's Time to Get Serious About Serums

Why It's Time to Get Serious About Serums

Why do I need a serum?Questions about what a serumis for and/or why it's necessary have filled our inbox on the regular. The short answer is essentially, yes, a face serum is a key part of any skin care routine—regardless of skin type. Unlike toners (balance skin's pH) and moisturizers (last step before makeup or going to bed, but not the only thing required for healthy skin), serums have the benefit of...

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