Behind the Blog: Get Ready with Leslie Alvarado of ‘itsLeslieAlvarado’

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We hit the follow button on Leslie Alvarado’s YouTube channel a long time ago. Leslie was recently named one of the top Latina beauty bloggers to follow by BuzzFeed. Her channel is filled with makeup, hair and fashion tutorials. What we love most about Leslie is that she tries all the trends first – enthusiastically. If you ever wanted to know how to recreate Kim Kardashian’s dewy complexion, Kylie Jenner’s pouty lips or Rihanna’s bad gal style – just follow Leslie. It’s a shimmery, glam road to success. She’s already convinced more than 100,000 subscribers to get ready with her, so we asked Leslie about her morning routine. Continue reading Behind the Blog: Get Ready with Leslie Alvarado of ‘itsLeslieAlvarado’

An Apple a Day…

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There is no such thing as a bad apple. At least, there is no such thing as a bad apple when it comes to skin care. Malic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that is typically found in apples. When eaten, Malic Acid is to thank for that sour taste, but don’t let that deter you from adding it to your skin care. Continue reading An Apple a Day…

How to Calm Down: A Skin Care Guide

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We’ve all heard it before – especially when we get flushed and aggravated. It’s what we tell our skin when we are having a breakout too. Lavender has been long loved for its aromatherapy properties. It’s soothing and relaxing and its notes are used in high-end fragrances by Tom Ford to Hermès. Skin care professionals would agree that lavender can be used to calm more than the senses. Continue reading How to Calm Down: A Skin Care Guide

Get Fit for the New Year with Tone Up Total Eye Fitness

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Basil.  Tumeric.  Eggplant.

This sounds like the beginning of a grocery list. It’s not. It’s not even a “New Year – New You” juice cleanse or a diet plan. It’s the secret to dancing the night away with no signs of no sleep the next morning. This tasty threesome helps pump up the volume in PÜR’s Tone Up Total Eye Fitness to reduce the look of fatigue, puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Continue reading Get Fit for the New Year with Tone Up Total Eye Fitness

Behind the Blog: Q & A with Greta Gasparian of For The Love of Makeup Baby

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Greta Gasparian was teaching the basics while learning the basics. Greta started her beauty blog fortheloveofmakeupbaby.com in 2012 while she was in her first year at UCLA. Recently, the busy entrepreneur and popular beauty blogger has launched Makeup Tonight – a series of roving, themed, hands-on makeup classes at local hot-spots in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The events give guests the opportunity to sip, mingle, perfect a new look and ask a makeup artist all their burning beauty questions. Continue reading Behind the Blog: Q & A with Greta Gasparian of For The Love of Makeup Baby

Behind the Blog: Q & A with Michelle of Ready, Set, Glamour

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Being a beauty junkie has its rewards. Michelle is a beauty and fashion YouTube star.  You can find her at ReadySetGlamour.com and across social media on @readysetglamour. When she is not organizing her expansive makeup collection, promoting self-confidence and creating new looks on her social channels, she is blogging about fashion and beauty. What we love the most about Michelle are her easy tips to update your look and lighten the mood: “When in doubt, pile on the highlight.” Continue reading Behind the Blog: Q & A with Michelle of Ready, Set, Glamour

Behind the Brush: One-on-One with Celebrity Makeup Artist Anthony Merante

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Anthony Merante discovered his love for painting and photography at an early age and was inherently drawn to the art of makeup.  Over the past 10 years, Anthony has perfected his signature look – a flawless, “no makeup” appearance with illuminating, radiant skin. His client list includes some of the best-know celebrities, such as Taraji P. Henson, Lady Gaga and Pia Mia.  Continue reading Behind the Brush: One-on-One with Celebrity Makeup Artist Anthony Merante