skincare

Jul 30, 2016

Custom Facials are the Next Big Beauty Trend and We Love Them

From South Korean sheet masks to 100 layers of foundation, there is always some new (or crazy) trend making waves...

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Nov 5, 2015

5 Takes On The Skin Product Acne-Prone Girls NEED This Winter

I've finally found the secret to keeping your skin balanced in the winter.

Don’t Get Burned: SPF Myths Busted

Even though more people today are aware than ever before of the risks for skin cancer– and the importance of...

May 30, 2015

Does This Cheaper Alternative To The Clarisonic Measure Up?

We put Clarisonic's cheaper cousin, the Prosonic, to the test!

Jun 15, 2014

The Importance of Eye Cream in Your Skincare Routine

Attention ladies: we have some very important information you may not want to hear, but we're going to tell you anyway. Your skin starts to degenerate at age 25 whether you like it or not, and there is no time like the present to prepare.

Dec 20, 2013

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Aug 18, 2013

10 Back-to-College Skin and Hair Essentials

Going to Target or Walmart or wherever you do your shopping can be overwhelming, so I’m happy to put together this comprehensive guide with great skincare and haircare products.

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Jun 25, 2013

We’re Saying YES! to Grapefruits with This Daily Scrub

I'm surprised by how much I enjoy using the Yes to Grapefruits Daily Scrub! I love using it in the morning because the citrus scent really wakes me up and the exfoliating bits are gentle, yet effective.

Jun 18, 2013

Sunburns Are Gross, But These Lotions Will Help Your Angry Lobster Skin

People who get them don't like them because it makes them look ugly, and I don't like them because I don't like looking at people with pieces of themselves falling off.

Jan 5, 2013

2 Easy DIY Face Masks For Dry Winter Skin [DIY With CC]

Why for you so cold, Winter? Get it together, Nature. The worst part of winter - OK, maybe not the worst - but one of the downsides is dry skin and lips. It's almost impossible to not have to change your skincare routine when you're dealing with cold, dry weather.

Nov 10, 2012

5 Handbag Essentials to Combat Winter Beauty Woes

Most people are not thrilled about snow, winter and all around freezing their tits off. It's officially time to retire the flip flops and don those UGG boots.

Oct 16, 2012

Reviewing Clarins Lotus Oil Face Treatment [In Our Makeup Bag]

Skincare is an overlooked part of many makeup junkies beauty routines and that needs to change! It doesn't matter how much makeup you're slathering on; if your skin isn't good, it will still show through.

Aug 10, 2012

I’m Pale, Get Over It: A Fair-Skinned Manifesto [Friday Faves]

I was born with a skin-tone that falls somewhere between "fresh milk" and "blank paper." I've heard every "where are the Seven Dwarves?" and "Ah! You're blinding me!" joke in existence, replacing my joyful anticipation of summer with an ominous dread.

Jul 10, 2012

Reviewing Dr. Perricone’s SUPER Detox Elixir [In Our Makeup Bag]

SUPER by Dr. Nicholas Perricone is a great skincare brand that focuses on sourcing ingredients from "super" foods! The packaging is fun, spunky and youthful, and even though you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, SUPER's cover looks just as good as the products work.

Jan 29, 2012

CC Beauty Live: Say Yes To…

You've seen the Say Yes To brand all over the place unless you've been living under a rock. They've got some awesome lotion and chapstick, and it's all natural, organic, good-for-your-body stuff.

Sep 28, 2011

In Our Makeup Bag: SUPER by Perricone 3-Minute Facial

Skincare is one thing that I find college gals often overlook. I'll admit it -- it's much more fun to buy colorful makeup than boring, smelly soaps and serums. However, without a proper skincare regimen, your face and skin will never look its best! Dr. Nicholas Perricone is known for high-powered skincare. His newest line, SUPER, harnesses the power of nature's superfoods to help your skin be its best (and features adorable packaging).

Sep 18, 2011

CC Beauty Live: Painted Earth Skincare and Cosmetics

As you all know, I get the opportunity to try out a lot of products from well known brands. My favorite thing though is testing out small, independent brands that are trying to take on high-end, well known ones. When Joanne contacted me about trying Painted Earth, I was so excited!

Sep 11, 2011

CC Beauty Live: Back-To-School Stress Solvers

Stress is a problem, and it causes other problems like breakouts and lack of focus. I had the opportunity to test out three really cool products: Clearogen, no!no! Skin, and 21 Drops. Watch below!

Apr 3, 2011

CC Beauty Live: ABCDEs Of Moles

With summer coming, I've been quite focused on pumping you all with information about practicing safe sun. Well, get excited, because I have some more! A lot of you love tanning, I get it, but there's a way to do it safely.

Mar 6, 2011

CC Beauty Live: How To Prevent Sunburn

Spring Break is right around the corner!! Can you tell I'm really excited? Come on, I know I'm not the only one. But while it may seem like you can be as carefree as you want, truth is you need to take care of yourself, especially your skin!

Dec 10, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up: I Hate This Week

This week was pretty eh. I mean, between finals, grad school applications, and the 25 feet of snow outside, we’ve all had a rough few days. Luckily we've been writing feverishly (what else are we supposed to do when we’re cooped up inside?) so you have plenty to read while you’re procrastinating that 10-page research paper.

Dec 8, 2010

In Our Makeup Bag: Clarisonic Mia

I have fairly decent skin, except when I get stressed. I get these little bumps all over my chin and forehead. It's just atrocious and being stressed about my skin does nothing to help these bumps go away! I've heard rave reviews about the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Systems, so I was pretty excited to test out the Mia.

Nov 7, 2010

CC Beauty Live: The Body Deli

Like I mentioned last week, skin care is one of the most important things in a beauty regimen. I treasure my skincare products, and I think it's crucial to find a line of products that truly works for your skin. And it's not easy with the shelves and shelves full of "miracle products" that claim to fix everything wrong with your skin (and generally don't work).

Oct 3, 2010

CC Beauty Live: A Deeper Look

The past few weeks, I've been thinking about how all of you watching these videos don't get to see my flaws because 1) the camera is very deceiving, and 2) I always have makeup on. I am so flattered by your comments, but I feel that you're getting a one-sided look at me.

Jul 28, 2010

Web Spy: Beauty Story

I am completely obsessed with shopping for beauty products. Lipsticks and eyeshadows and mascaras (oh my!) are my guilty pleasures (OK, just some of my MANY guilty pleasures, right up there with brownie sundaes and True Blood). I literally have entire shelves and drawers dedicated to my vast collection of body lotions, perfumes, hair products, and makeup, and I'm always buying more.

Apr 25, 2010

CC Beauty Live: The Best Invention Ever

I have been waiting to do this review for a very long time, and I can't tell you how excited I am about my new obsession: My Clarisonic! I've been wanting this beauty tool for over a year, and I finally got it for my birthday this month. I have to tell you, I will never wash my face with my hands again.

Apr 23, 2010

Duke It Out: Preventative Botox

Hello, my name is Lauren, and I have a problem. I’d like to lay the blame on my mother (it’s just so convenient!) or maybe her mother before her, but the truth is it’s probably a lot of factors going back who knows how far that have led me to this moment: I’m obsessed with looking young.

Apr 20, 2010

How Far Would You Go To Get Rid of a Zit?

There's almost nothing worse than waking up in the morning and discovering a big, fat zit in the middle of your forehead. And it always seems to happen the day of sorority formal/a new ID photo/a presentation/any random Tuesday when you pass your crush on the way to class.

Nov 18, 2009

Want Some Placenta On Your Face?

I’m all for living an organic lifestyle. There’s simply no reason not to. But I draw the line at smearing birthing excrement on my face. Gross, I know, but Hollywood is telling me that the new fountain of youth comes from the very beginning of youth itself. So alert the media: the new craze for the beauty-obsessed is placenta facials.

Oct 29, 2009

Makeup 101: Wash Away Your Halloween

Last year for Halloween my best friend and I dressed up as Ernie and Bert, complete with yellow and orange face-paint. Can you say ‘hottest costumes ever’? The guy I was hooking up with didn’t seem to think so. I had seen him out earlier in the night and when we texted later to meet-up (read: hook-up) he said, “I’m on my way over. Wash that sh*t off your face before I get there.”

Oct 22, 2009

Makeup 101: Save Your Skin from Winter Weather

The cool days are officially starting, and here at Syracuse that means the cold days are just around the corner. I can just feel the winter depression setting in, and my skin feels the same way. My hands are already dry and eczema is surfacing. Yeah, I think that definitely makes someone wanna hold my hand…if that someone also happens to have winter lizardy skin.

Oct 14, 2009

Ask A Dude: Help Me Help My Man

Alright Dude, here goes: I've been dating my boyfriend for two years now and I love him to pieces. Our relationship is pretty great except there is one thing that is bothering me: his acne. He's 21 and still has acne all over his face, back, and chest. Understandably, this can be a major turnoff for me sometimes (getting up close and personal with whiteheads isn't really sexy).