Everyone's given such great advice before, so now I'm hoping you can help me. What am I doing wrong here? I've been putting the almond oil on twice a day for five minutes, and then wiping it off with a wet, warm washcloth. Any ideas on what might be causing the problem?
For the last week, I've been trying makeup artist Petra Strand's new Week of Makeup Wakeup ($34), a palette-a-day kit that promises to get you out of your beauty routine rut. I wore all the color palettes faithfully, and now you can see how the shades look on and find out how each day's colors wore.
The kit definitely did shake up my beauty regimen, and even changed a few perceptions I had about which colors I could wear. Plus, trying something new every day was really fun, if a little scary sometimes. Check it out to see if you'd be up for the challenge, too.
Formulated with glycolic acid to help exfoliate and tone, along with Glyco Firming Complex to increase the firmness of the skin and beta carotene to help fight fine lines, the product does all of the above, but without leaving behind any tightness, pilling, or shininess. Think of it as an instant de-dullifier.
Thanks to its light texture, it goes on very evenly, and it feels amazing as you're putting it on, almost like your skin is waiting to just soak it all up. It's also weightless on the skin and has just a hint of subtle citrus aroma, so you won't be smelling (or feeling) it all day long.
While you'll still likely want to put a moisturizer on after for extra hydration, you can get away with using this treatment on its own in a pinch. It won't solve each and every one of your skin problems, but for its ability to illuminate the skin, improve its texture, and leave it fresh and rejuvenated, Complete Reform comes highly recommended.
Even better, the pencil needs no sharpening, and since its formulation is not overly emollient, it settles to a semimatte finish, staying put all day long. A soft spooly brush on the opposite end of the stick helps even out any harsh lines without erasing any of your work. The only unfortunate thing I have to say about the product is that Miriam, aka blond-haired Bella, is unable to use it because it's just too dark for her coloring. To see what other essential tool I now use for getting the perfect brows, just keep reading.
At around $9 a pop, depending where you get them, these temporary nail designs aren't exactly cheap. They're supposed to last for up to 10 days, so check back later for my report on the eventual wear and tear. But after having them on for just a few hours, I'm surprised at just how pretty a gold-and-black fishnet-stocking manicure can be. See what else I thought when you read more.
Similar to the company's highly-praised Leapster and Explorer units, the new app features interactive exercises designed to teach lil ones about letters and sounds. Scout and Violet (players can choose which character to use) can be personalized (just like their plush counterparts) to say up to three children's names, their favorite colors, food, and animals. Tots can then explore Scout's garden, pop bubbles, sprinkle seeds, play a whac-a-mole-like game, and listen to kid-friendly songs while practicing their letter skills. Each activity is offered three times before moving on to the next, under the belief that kids must be exposed to something three times before they've mastered it.