September 02, 2016
I have combination skin and have been struggling to keep up with it. What can I do to keep my skin clear?
If you think that you're the only one with a face that's partly oily and partly dry, think again. You've got combination skin and there are several ways to care for you skin without damaging other parts of it.
Cleanse: Use a mild cleanser on your entire face up to twice a day.
Moisturize: Use a good moisturizer on the dry areas only.
Balance: Look for toning products that normalize your skin, such as those that contain alpha hydroxy acids or the vitamin A derivative retinols.
Control: Use oil-absorbing makeup on oily areas to control shine.
Protect: Use a sunscreen daily (mimimum SPF 15).
Just remember these five tips and your skin should be glowing and gorgeous in no time!
July 27, 2016 1 Comment
She’s not your mama! Welcome back to another installment of Celebrity Spotlight! Today we will focus on everything Jennifer Lopez, from the block to this blog. As you might already know, here, BeautyofaSite will showcase the celebrity style of the moment and how you can replicate the top looks. Master the mold and you're on your way to beauty stardom!
Beauty Bio: Jennifer Lopez
Birthday: July 24, 1969, born in the Bronx of New York City, NY
Relationship Status: Currently split from on-again off-again boyfriend Casper Smart, but who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Biggest Hits: "Waiting for Tonight" (1999), "Love Don't Cost A Thing" (2001), "Jenny From The Block" (2002), "Get Right" (2005), "On The Floor" (2011, ft. Pitbull)
Style Staples: High Buns, Plunging Vs, Body Hugging Sheaths & Minis, Dazzles of Skin & Glitz
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Jennifer Lopez has been a beauty icon since the late 90s/2000s, and wow does she look the same. JLo just celebrated her 47th birthday over last weekend (while still piloting her mega-successful show in Vegas), setting some ridiculous beauty standards for rest of because, come on! That aside, what we’ve been loving about Jennifer’s summer style is it just exudes brightness! Just take a look at her Instagram, JLo's current favorite thing is a styled bun, tropic bright lipstick, and fabulous sheaths for the streets or suits for the beach. Check out one of her looks below for our style breakdown!
In this Insta Jennifer's sporting an effortless chic low bun with whispy bangs, great for getting hair out of the way in the summer heat! Jennifer's also a big fan of a slicked back high bun. What can really ruin these looks is frizzy hair (it's what summer does best!). The key to a clean looking bun is finishing of the style with anti-frizz serums or argan oil products.
Want skin that looks ageless like Jennifer Lopez? Investing in good anti-aging creams may seem like a chore, but it's worth the pay off. Look for something that is dermatologist tested for best results, and has deep moisturizing properties.
Jennifer Lopez has been rocking pin-up gone tropical style, featuring bright lips paired with her signature shades. Colors like sherbert oranges, terracotta reds, and electric corals pump up the volume in vibrancy without reading neon. If you choose to do a bold and bright lip, make sure to keep it relatively natural for the rest of your make-up so the lips remain the focal point.
July 15, 2016
Ready to get bad? Welcome back to another installment of Celebrity Spotlight! Today we will focus on the edgy styling of the bad girl icon, Rihanna. As you might already know, here, BeautyofaSite will showcase the celebrity style of the moment and how you can replicate the top looks. Master the mold and you're on your way to beauty stardom!
Beauty Bio: Rihanna
Birthday: February 20, 1988, born in tropical Saint Michael, Barbados
Relationship Status: The internet really wants her to be with rapper Drake
Biggest Hits: "Pon De Replay" (2005), "Umbrella" (2007, ft. Jay Z), "Rude Boy" (2009), "We Found Love" (2011, ft. Calvin Harris), "Diamonds" (2012), "Work" (2016, ft. Drake)
Style Staples: Bold Fur Jackets, Over-sized Graphic Tees, Sheer Layers, and Seriously Sick Kicks all play into RiRi's edgy style.
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Rihanna's got a lot of things going for her right now. This year she released her eighth studio album ANTI (featuring the smash track "Work"), is on a world tour for said album, and her song "Sledgehammer" is the feature single for the soundtrack of a little movie called Star Trek Beyond. No big deal. Rihanna's musical prowess isn't the only successes she's got going, she also has a really unique sense of fashion. While it maybe a bit difficult to replicate some of her best red carpet moments, we all can't be as cool and confident as Rihanna, there are style elements your can incorporate to get that Rihanna edge.
Rihanna’s kind of a chameleon when it comes to hair, she’s had just about every cut and color you can imagine. Let’s just break it down by album era (yes we researched this). There’s her debut soft brown waves from Music of the Sun, the blunt black bob from Good Girl Gone Bad, her blonde-dipped pixie undercut from Rated R, of course her fire engine red hair during the Loud era, and the list goes on. Changing up your hair color can really reinvent your look, and which Rihanna knows well, the possibilities are endless. So to best channel the spirit of Rihanna, try a new hair color and go crazy.
Want fabulous skin like Rihanna’s? Moisturizer is the answer. While it can be tempting to be lax on a skincare regime, your complexion will pay the price. So remember, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Also don’t forget about sun protection. Rihanna’s an island girl, she knows first-hand that you have to be aware of sun damage, so look for moisturize that has a good SPF.
Recently Rihanna has been showcasing some stripped back looks with selective make-up and more natural hair, sans the occasional bold lip for drama. What can make a minimalist look pop is a strong eyebrow (as seen above). Shaping and choosing an appropriate fill color are key for a great brow. A good rule of thumb is to not go more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color.
July 01, 2016
We love Instagram. Beauty bloggers and celebrities alike use it to share their best looks, and we are always up for some fashion inspiration! Here, BeautyofaSite will showcase the celebrity style of the moment and how you can replicate those looks! Master the mold and you're on your way to beauty stardom!
Beauty Bio: Blake Lively
Birthday: August 25th, 1987, born in sunny Los Angeles, California
Relationship Status: Married to Ryan Reynolds in 2012
Where You’ve Seen Her: Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005), Gossip Girl (2007-2012), The Town (2010), and The Age of Adaline (2015)
Style Staples: Classic, Glamour, Effortless, Bold Shapes
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Okay, okay so we know that the 2016 Cannes Film Festival was back in early May, which is like eons in Hollywood time, but bear with us. Blake Lively killed the game with some seriously flawless gowns (see above and below) and we are still in the afterglow. Her style is very much about pairing luxurious, glistening statement pieces with loose hair and soft, sultry make-up. Our favorite look of the festival was this stunning aqua-blue Atelier Versace moment. Check it out below with our tips so you can emulate Blake’s low-key, high glamour style!
Blake's hair is in a soft, flowing, mid-pony that gives some ease to the dramatic Atelier Versace dress. Texturizing sprays are great for this sort of hairstyle because they give great volume for free-flowing pony. And of course, don't forget hairspray to keep it all in place!
Blake's got the California girl look down to the sun-kissed skin. Her warm skin tone adds to the brightness of the dress. Tanning is not the only option to get that California glow, self-tanners do just the trick and save your skin from damage!
Blake’s gown and skin radiate warmth, so her make-up is surprisingly understated in comparison. Her lips feature a nice, dusty rose with a glossy finish, and pair with a barely there steel eye shadow. A muted make-up palette is a nice contrast against her otherwise saturated look.
April 30, 2010
Mother's Day is a particularly emotional and wonderful part of the year for me. Not yet being a mother myself, Mother's Day still very much makes me thankful for my wonderful mother. After spending a half an hour reading every card I could find at the grocery store, I decided to show her how special she was, with a few less words. Whether the woman in your life is a busy mom of five, a beloved parent figure or a dear friend, mothers everywhere deserve a little pampering on this wonderful holiday.
Pick out a gift that does all the talking
Help her pamper herself...
- ... with a pedicure.
Chasing toddlers, running around the office or working on her garden, she probably needs to give her peds some loving attention. Principessa's Perfetto Pedicure Deluxe Pedicure Set includes Principessa's luxurious and oh-so-effective foot balm, along with the files, buffers and moisturizing accessories she needs, all gift wrapped in a beautiful pink box. (Shop pedicure supplies here)
- ... with aromatherapy
You might not be able to send her away to her favorite vacation spot, but you can help to renew her mind and calm her spirit with just the right blend of essential oils. Skin An Apothecary's hand-mixed formulas feature unique fragrance blends that are designed to indulge, excite, calm or sooth. Explore all of their unique aroma blends here. (Shop Skin An Apothecary here).
- ... with ageless skin.
A woman's confidence and energy often come from her feeling beautiful. Help the cherished woman in your life to keep looking as young as she feels, every day. Help her indulge in professional Hale Cosmeceuticals skincare that will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, infuse a health glow and give her face a lift. (Shop Hale Cosmeceuticals Facial in a Bag here).