Face Care Basics

Generation Green at The Forks

Establishing a proper skin care regimen is vital to having healthy, glowing skin, and a youthful complexion.

Skin types are broken into four groups:

  • Normal
  • Combination
  • Dry
  • Acne Prone.

It’s important when you are choosing your skin care line, that you find products that best match with your skin type.

Step 1 – Wash

  • Start by removing any eye makeup, using a gentle remover that won’t harm your eyes.
  • A simple DIY remover is mixing 50/50 witch hazel & olive oil.
  • Next, splash your face with lukewarm water and using a dime size amount of cleanser, gently massage into your skin.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water (this is important, too hot or cold can cause broken capillaries).
  • Pat Dry.

Step 2 – Tone

The importance of using a toner is basically to help restore the PH level of your skin.

A well-formulated toner can also help to reduce inflammation, remove those…

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Beauty Trends that Need to End

Interesting post, although I must admit I am not sure I am ready to give up Glitter just yet.

 

I’ve been mulling over this post for a while.  At first I was afraid to post it because I didn’t want to lose readership.  However, as a fashion & style blogger I feel it’s a part of my duty to keep y’all looking your best.  I’m looking at this as tough love.  But seriously, these trends need to go.  Your time is up, it’s been great knowing you, we’ll probably see you later.

I can’t say which one needs to go first.  They have their own quirks about them and like a mother trying to choose her favorite child, I just can’t do it.  So I’ll just start in the upper right-hand corner and go counter-clockwise.

Cat’s Eye Liner: I’m just tired of seeing this.  At first it started off cute and a little bit edgy, now I see it on 60 year old women and 12 year olds…

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Introducing the latest addition…

The Beauty Equation

Just because you came out looking bangin’ doesn’t mean you’ll be any less of a Trampire in my mind. You’ll just be a bangin’ hot Trampire.

And this lovely little picture of Kristen Stewart at the On The Road Premiere introduces, more eloquently than I ever could, the introduction of my Minx of the Week series that will start this Friday.

Here’s the run down. So every Friday I will post up my 5 Minx of the Week pics of looks that I have loved from the week (they likely won’t all be from that week, lesbehonest), and then on Sunday/Monday (depending on my schedule) I will make a video on one of the looks whether it be how to recreate a makeup look, how to style a similar outfit (aka A Look for Less style video), or maybe a DIY for one of pieces or something even more fabulous…

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I am always trying to master and reinvent the perfect eye. Some good tips to try.

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Hey guys!

I found this gorgeous picture of makeup (I’m really into makeup) and i have green eyes, so i thought this might be helpful to those of you like me or those of you who have brown eyes. This eye makeup is going to make your eyes pop and the color look vibrant instead of “blah”. 

1. After using an eyelid primer, line your top lashline, your waterline, and your lower lashline. When lining your lower lashline, smudge it a little along the bottom of your eye.

2. Apply a brown base for you eyeshadow right onto your lids up to your eyelid crease.

3. Apply a pink/wine colored shadow all over your lid until the crease again an a little past the crease, from the inner corner of your eyes to past your lashes. 

4. Apply a more raspberry/cranberry color to where the pinkish color ends near the…

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I am working on a top notch list for you but in the meantime check out some of these great finds.

Baking, Photography, and Sarcasm

Every once in a while, I discover a new brand or product that is worth writing about.  I have mentioned a couple of these items in the past but have never compiled an actual list of the products that I absolutely swear by.  I have one rule when it comes to something expensive: If you’re going to use it and it improves you FOR you, buy it.  Below is a list I have compiled of the products that I swear by.  In no way does this post reflect anything YOU should buy (you know yourself better than anyone) but it’s a few products to look out for just in case you ever want to try something new.

Juara Sweet Black Tea & Rice Facial Moisturizer: This moisturizer has saved my skin.  It’s so light and airy that you don’t even notice that you’re wearing it.  And it smells great…

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Now if this came in pink with Glitter it would be absolutely perfect!

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So, I love this beauty case.  You have to check it out.  I really love mine.  I keep my everyday makeup in it and have used it for travel as well.  You get a small and a large case as well as two extra pieces.  The inside sections are velcro so you can pull them out and swap them around.  It rolls up and closes shut.  It is great for makeup, crafting, scrapbooking, office supplies, sewing supplies, school supplies…I suppose anything you want to put in them would work.  I have the leopard pattern.  The smaller one is perfect for storing in a cabinet or a drawer as well.  It fits perfect, but if you have a lot of counter space, it might just look fine sitting on the counter.  It opens up quick and is very easy to use.

The larger version will hold full size hairspray and shampoo…

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Is it fall yet?

Yup, fall is among us and with it brings a change in your skin care regimen.  The leaves may be brown, the sky may be gray, but your complexion doesn’t have to be!  For this to come to fruition you need to up your moisturizer game.  What has been working for you all summer long probably wont cut it for the fall and winter months.  Breaking up is always hard to do, but it’s time for you and your summer moisturizer to spend some time apart.  It’s okay, embrace the change, you’ll see each other again next spring.  Until then trust me, I’ve kept hydrated with the best of them and for me…nothing beats Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense Cream.

During the summer, many of us go with lotions that are slightly lighter in texture so as not to clog our pores when the heat and humidity are out of control.  In winter, it’s time to transition to a cream.  Future Response Age Defense Cream hydrates in addition to helping the skin’s cells regenerate themselves, but that’s not why I love it.  This stuff goes on smooth and light,  keeps my face moisturized all day long and nary a poor is clogged.  So when it’s 15 below zero (as it is in Montreal sometimes) and your “epidermis” is showing, you won’t care because you know you’ll be well protected.

Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense Cream is sold at Neiman Marcus stores, Bergdorf GoodmanSephora and on theAmore Pacific website (it sells for $195 for 1.7 full oz.).  I know it’s not chump change, but it will last you an entire season and then some.  It’s my go to winter moisturizer and I hope you all like it.

“California Dreamin’ on such a (hydrated) winter’s day…”