Now the new 40 is the new 30, more and more women are making the extra effort make time and effort on their looks and health.
I’ve noticed a few changes in my own skin, even though I am not in my 30′s I don’t want to look like I am in my late 40′s. At times I noticed my skin doesn’t have the same tightness or glow I use to have, now I often feel it looks dull. On several occasions I noticed my eyes look tried and sagging. Most of us have our drawers and bathroom full of skin care and makeup however I feel below are some of my everyday must haves to give my skin that awakened, glowing, radiant and flawless look. I am listing some of my favorites which have truly improved in glow, radiance, more tightness and smoothness.
So lets begin: All these items can be found at Sephora Read More»
April is one of my favorite months of year, not too hot or cold. Getting ready for all my scandals that means treating myself to pedicures and manicures. Here is a list of my favorite Zoya Nail colors for April. Most of these colors will compliment most skin tones especially those with Medium Tan to Darker Skin Tones.
A little about Zoya: Big 5 Free, toxin free nail polish, formula contain no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor.
Most Zoya is sold at Ulta, Zoya website, local beauty supply stores:
Welcome to 2016!!!, Had a wonderful 2015 and crazy busy which is tons of fun but at the same time, time can fly by. It has been a long time since any posts. Since I have been traveling all over the countries, making acquaintances with new and exciting people. Some of my favorites: Read More»
The color of the year by Pantone for 2015 is Marsala. How do we exactly describe Marsala. It a naturally robust and earthy wine reds, kind of a dark burgundy with deep browns mixed in. I am totally loving the color. What I love most about this color, you only need one item to make a statement. Here are few of my favorites picks based on this color. Check it out…. Read More»
Finally it’s here, love love love this luxurious oil-free moisturizer cream with BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30. Well thanks to Dr. Perricone he has done it again, creating the most amazing moisturizer for the day Photo Plasma by Perricone MD.
Why I love this so much,
- Non-chemical UVA and UVB–mineral Titanium Dioxide sunscreen.
- No heaviness or chalky white residue on your skin,
- Protects against sun exposure, dehydration, pollution, excessive heat, harsh wind, extreme cold, heavy metal, smoke, stress, and chemical irritants.
- It is formulated with Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester to help brighten the skin and smooth surface imperfections.
- Paraben Free
- Being of a darker skin tone, I love how flawless my skin looks, there is no oily or heavy feel to the products, it’s like silk on your skin.
Just buy it, you won’t be sorry. Get it at Amazon for about $69
Totally loving this dark burgundy lipstick from YSL. This luminous satin texture lipstick, provides all day hydration and long wear. Its a must have color for fall.
YSL Lipstick N54 Prune Avenue
As most of you know me, I usually talk about makeup and skin care. But this last week, I have been in search for a fun, sexy, kind of a 1920′s style dress but with a modern twist to it. After weeks and weeks of searching I found it, but to my surprise it was sold out, and I was determined to find it. Day after day, I searched and searched and searched and searched and no luck,and yes it is completely sold out. To my surprise, I found one last night at http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/all-neutral-dress Designer Ryu…thank you for this dress, looking forward to adding more dresses from your collection.
Summer is finally here. My favorite must haves for the summer
1. Protect you skin from UV sun Rays with SPF 30 by Skinceuticals –Personal I prefer Physical sunblocks over Chemical
SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
2. Get that GLOWING skin withDr. Dennis Gross “Alpha Beta Glow Pad”, anti-aging exfoliating self tanner with Active Vitamin D. Use it the night before and wake up to a beautiful self adjusting tan the next day. Great on all skin colors
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad Anti-Aging Exfoliating Self-Tanner
3. Pop of nail color great on hands and toes by OPI, for the perfect summer dress or swim wear
4. Great for the frizz uncontrollable hair. This Dry oil Mist from Alterna Bamboo creates shiny, lustrous hair while protecting your color and boosting the health of your hair.
ALTERNA BAMBOO Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist
5. Perfect color for lip and cheek by Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown Pot Rogue for Lips & Cheeks "calypso coral"
6. Finally the perfect Hat for the summer. Nordstrom
Jonathan Adler Floppy Straw Sun Hat
I have met quite a few Indian girls and some darker skin tone girls asking me how to find the best nude lipsticks. It is a challenge to find that perfect nude lipstick for any skin tone but especially challenging for tan to darker skin tones.
Few pointers to look into before purchasing your nude lipstick…
- Under tones to your skin color: yellow, bronze, reddish,
- Color of your lips: deep pink, deep plum, dark brown, or two tone (your inner lips are a lighter than outer lips, usually your outer lips are a lot darker)
- What kind of nude are you comfortable wearing, where you don’t look washed out.
Tips for perfect nude
Lip-liners are a must, especially 2 to 3 shades darker than the lipstick color, especially if you have a two tone or darker brown tone to your lips.
Lip-gloss adds more a radiance and plumping effect to your lips and you don’t look washed out.
How put on the nude lips
- make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized
- dap a little foundation on your lips before applying the lipstick
- apply lipstick
- after applying your lipstick, outline your lips with the pencil. When out lining your lips , make sure you are shading the outer corners of your lips, kind of like feathering motion. Don’t be too heavy with the lip-liner (it is a good idea to use a lip brush for blending the liner with lipstick), the idea is just to outline the lips without making it look like an Oreo cookie.
- finish by applying the lip-gloss to the center of the lips just a little to give it a glossy effect.
Here are my picks: Read More»
Here are some fun Valentine’s Pick
Stila Valentine Day Cheek Palette Nordstrom
Stila Valentine Day cheek Palette
M.A.C. Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass Nordstrom
M.A.C. Viva Glam Nicki 2Lipglass
Hanky Panky ‘Naughty & Nice’ Lace Thongs 2(Pack) Nordstrom
Hanky Panky 'Naughty & Nice' Lace Thongs 2 Pack