When it comes to makeup, I have to admit, I'm a bit of a beauty junkie. I find myself inside Sephora every time I'm at the mall and I'm always in the makeup aisle at my CVS. I'm like a kid in a candy store! Since I spend a lot of my time trying out new products and playing around with different looks, I wanted to put together a list of some of my favorite products. These are my tried-and-true go t [...]
The heat is on! Summer is upon us and it is hot, hot, hot. If you're like me, then it's always tough trying to keep your makeup from melting off your face. To my surprise, there are some very easy tricks that will help your makeup stay put in the summer sun. Here's what I've learned:
Switch from liquid to powder
Liquid and cream makeups do not like heat, and melt super easily. Once the weath [...]
We're continuing our Made in the USA series with Mad Gab's Wildly Natural Lip Gloss this week. The most interesting part about this installment is that the company's back story is just as intriguing as its shimmery lip treatments. What began as a DIY experiment bloomed into an unbelievable mixture of talent and products. Mad Gab's main focus now is creating and marketing all-natural products tha [...]
You asked and we listened! Back in October, we posted a blog raving about one of our latest skincare obsessions, Pretty Please by Caren. Our stores got tons of feedback from you guys asking for the full-sized bottles of the Pretty Please Body Lotion. Well…your wish is our command! These fun – and pretty - products are back for Round 2 in our Made in the USA series, large bottles included [...]
From highlighter yellow to electric pink, neon shades have been hard to miss lately. Sporting this attention-grabbing trend is right at your finger tips – literally! A few coats of the latest Trend Table item (found at select Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstores, of course) and you’ll be on your way to a complete neon takeover.
Color Club Nail Polish (as its name suggests) focuses on one ma [...]
Are you looking for a newer, more fun approach to skincare? The beauty buffs at Caren believe in empowering girls and teaching them the importance of protecting their skin. From moisturizing lip balms to soap-infused shower sponges, they’ve got everything you need to keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful. Now available at select Barnes & Noble campus bookstores, beautiful skin is only [...]
Every year, tons of makeup trends flood the runways and begin to appear on the faces of models and celebrities everywhere. Some of these – metallic nail colors, glowing skin – are perfect for anyone, while other styles seem more suited for a Katy Perry music video. We decided to look at two of our favorite bold makeup trends and see if we could make them wearable for everyone. Keep reading to [...]
You've probably seen commercials for new the BB creams, but do you know what they are? BB cream is a lightweight, skin-perfecting cream that is said to moisturize, brighten, and even out skin tone for a perfect summer glow. These creams were originally a big hit in Asia and eventually made their way to the US. Now, almost all makeup companies are releasing their own BB cream. From drugstore to hig [...]
Now that you know how to keep your hair healthy in the summer (see Hairapy 101!), I want to let you know how to keep your skin at its best. The summer elements can really do a number on delicate skin, making it hard to keep it healthy and glowing. These products have always been my holy grail of skin care –my go-to skin savers!
1. Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer with SPF 30
The summertime brings many exciting things. Warmer weather. Days in the sun. Trips to the beach. While all of these might be good for your mood, they don't always mean great things for your makeup. How do you keep your face looking fresh despite the heat? We’ve got the scoop:
Invest in a good primer – Apply a good eyelid primer (like the one pictured, from e.l.f.) to your lid in order to ke [...]