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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.

Summer Skin Brightener

Summer Skin Brightener

We all want to have clear, bright and radiant skin, right? For some of us though that can be a tall order.  I have pesky age spots that show up especially in the Summer and it's time to make them go away - for good!  Some people swear by Hydroquinone, considered the standard for skin bleaching and brightening, but its use globally has led to safety concerns. According to a report published by...

Everyday Makeup Inspiration

Everyday Makeup Inspiration

Celebrities are always gorgeous when they walk the red carpets! The hair, the makeup, the dresses!  But I don't have a whole team of stylists to help me so I went looking for natural looking makeup that is easy to recreate at home.   Something I found common in all my favorite looks was that they all had perfectly matched foundation, they all...

Summer Skincare Must Haves

Summer Skincare Must Haves

The days are getting longer and brighter and I can feel summer coming - it's just around the corner, or the next spring snow storm!  Are you as anxious waiting for the warmer weather? Instead of just longing for the sunshine I decided to start prepping for my Summer Skincare routine.  We should always...

How to Contour with Biofond

How to Contour with Biofond

Contouring with makeup gives you the artistic ability to create dimension through highlighting and shadowing the face for a more complimentary appearance.  You can make your nose or chin appear smaller, your cheek bones more defined, or hide an uneven complexion due to skin damage or illness.   Makeup artist have been contouring faces for decades, it's not a new trend, but has gained a lot of traction in social media...

The best Essential Oil blend for All Skin Types

The best Essential Oil blend for All Skin Types

In my house, we refer to the Renaissance Active Oil as 'Magic Oil'.  We have literally used this super elixir on everything! Sunburns, Eczema, dry skin from Chemotherapy, 3rd degree burns, dry skin, acne, and diaper rashes.  RAO is a blend of 100% pharmaceutical grade essential oils (see our previous post on why that's important). The intrinsic and carefully cultivated formula helps to...

6 Makeup Steps for women 40+

6 Makeup Steps for women 40+

While watching some YouTube videos with self-proclaimed Beauty Artists and realized that women of all ages were trying to look like Kylie K., Mermaids or Mimi (from that tv show!).  That time has passed for me and I have no interest in attempting eyeliner to the sky or neon-pink lipstick, and that's okay.  So here are my best 6 Makeup tips for women 40+ ...

What does Pharmaceutical Grade mean?

What does Pharmaceutical Grade mean?

All of Gerda Spillmann’s skin care and cosmetic products are made with 100% Pharmaceutical Grade Ingredients. Why the fuss over such a title on ingredients? Pharmaceutical Grade – subject to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Regulation and must meet their requirement that products are 99.9% pure ingredients. This high quality level of ingredients must contain 0.1%, or...

Do I really need a skin care toner?

Do I really need a skin care toner?

Skincare Toner is one of the beauty products that has been constantly debated by experts and gurus - do you really need one?   First, lets define what a toner is and its primary purpose.  Toner is a light liquid that helps to cleanse and remove excess oil from the skin.  A quality toner will be alcohol free so that it doesn't overdry the skin but dissolves stubborn oil and bacteria...

6 Steps for Flawless Foundation Makeup

6 Steps for Flawless Foundation Makeup

Getting the magazine worthy flawless foundation is easy when you know the right steps.  We will walk you through 6 easy steps to improve your selfies and your beauty confidence! Great makeup always starts with great skincare.   1. Skincare Clean and...

5 Spring Makeup Trends for Anyone

5 Spring Makeup Trends for Anyone

It's finally Spring! For me it felt like the winter was never-ending.  Even now the wind is cold coming off the snowy mountains but I am relishing in the sunshine!  All this Vitamin D has me excited about the Spring Trends in Makeup happening right now. The great thing about these 5 trends is...

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