Photo via Song of Style Ask any hairstylist in Los Angeles what all the girls are requesting (I asked our girl Alissa Smith from MeCHE), and it’s that signature blunt-cut + beachy wave. There’s one hairstyle that seems to reign from all of Sunset Boulevard to the rooftop of Ace Hotel: collarbone lobs, sunkissed strands, and a perfectly tousled bedhead that makes one think, “Welp, she had a good night.” Any glance at a salon’s Instagram (MeCHE, Ramirez Tran, Nine Zero One to name a few…) just shows how stylists have mastered the meticulous craft of the perfect lob…Los Angeles has become a lob factory, if you will. But
Not gonna lie, it’s pretty amazing that our kitchens have become our second beauty arsenals. Tumeric masks, yogurt, and honey facials–we’re looking at you. Add one more insanely good ingredient to this growing list: egg whites. Though the association with egg whites is typically via fit gurus who ingest protein like it’s going out of style, egg whites have two vital skincare components: protein and collagen, both of which fight acne, fine lines, and wrinkles while also improving skin elasticity. That’s why they’re becoming more popular in spa treatments + beauty products all over the world. Egg whites
Seaweed. You heard me. Those shiny, slippery plants from the sea are the secret to luminous beauty. But I’m not talking seaweed body wraps, or scrubs, or even seaweed in your shampoo. I’m suggesting that you eat the stuff. You see, seaweed is one of the best-known sources of minerals for the human body, and most every ancient culture found a way to eat plants that grew underwater. Seaweed is cultivated commercially in Maine, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska, as well as in parts of Asia. I didn’t grow up eating seaweed, so it was a transition for me, too.
Meet Jael Torrez–beauty entrepreneur, activist, and body scrub aficionado. Torrez’s signature sugar scrubs aren’t just the result of a DIY spa day inspired “a la Pinterest.” Her indie brand Blissfulicious is a passion project that came from very personal and poignant beginnings. Last year, Jael Torrez tested positive for the BRCA1 gene — the same “cancer gene” that Angelina Jolie took preventative measures for in order to outwit cancer, leading to her widely talked about mastectomy. We all remember that heart-wrenching NY Times article, right? P.S. For those who haven’t, you’ll want some tissues. After her disheartening health discovery,
Photo courtesy: Polyvore The word balance gets thrown around a lot. We are supposed to find the perfect work/life “balance”, eat a “balanced” diet, and strike a “balance” between … living our lives and thinking about balance all the time!! Luckily, balance is a natural thing. Your body is actually doing its best to find it for you, 24/7. No matter what hijinks you get up to, your lungs, your heart, your bloodstream, and every other major bodily process will find ways to compensate, helping you to survive. This inner balancing act is called homeostasis, and your body is a
It’s spring!! Time to clean out the closet, dump the Bad Boyfriend, and most importantly… start that grueling detox. … Or is it? As we turn this seasonal corner from winter to spring, it’s normal to feel a desire to purge; we want to diet, detox, and get the gunk out. But often, after a strict fast, or a veggie-broth cleanse, the body wants to boomerang back to carbs and comforting foods. Sometimes the springtime detox ends up… a re-tox. I’d like to propose an alternative: Alignment. You see, in spring, the energy changes; we transition from the heavy, relatively
Hello…it’s me, Kim, the new Makeup Blogger. I am a professional makeup artist with more than a decade of experience and have catapulted myself into the blogosphere. We’ve been working really hard this last month to bring you an upgraded website with an enhanced look and feel. (Stay tuned for the relaunch date.) We will bring fresh perspectives from contributing writers, industry experts and additional collaborators. We are noting your feedback on our social media platforms and are thrilled that you continue to subscribe to our newsletter. Your input will certainly be incorporated into the new content. I’d like to
Kim Do (pr. “dough”) grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she began smearing her mother’s makeup—quite recklessly--at the age of six. By eight, she noticed that her mom’s foundation wasn’t the perfect color for her skin tone. In middle school, she was developing new “looks” for her friends, doing slumber party makeovers, and sneaking contraband lip gloss into class.