Shut Down Sunburn in 3 Simple Steps


Sunburn got you down? Don’t fret!  Sometimes sun exposure can’t be avoided, so here are a few tips to combat red, icky, itchy skin:

1) Immediately soothe irritation:

Apply a cold water compress to the affected areas


Apply aloe vera gel by slicing open the side of a leaf



2) Apply a deep moisturizing cream multiple times daily:

The Body Shop Aloe Body Butter



Candlenut Body Creme

Candlenut Body Creme

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion


3) Speed up the healing process by applying overnight treatments:

Avocado Banana Moisture Mask

Avocado Banana Mask

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Night Cream

burt's bees

Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm


Ingredient Spotlight: Illipe Butter


Considered by some to be the richest of all butters!

With its high fat content and melting point, this exotic butter nourishes the skin and restores elasticity. Take a look at this list of impressive benefits:

  • Acts as a long lasting moisturizer
  • Shields the skin from harsh outside elements
  • Contains 50% fat, which helps our skin maintain a healthy membrane to prevent aging
  • Speeds up healing of sores
  • Revitalizes dry and over-processed hair

Impressed by all of the amazing things Illipe Butter can do for you, but not quite sure which products contain them? Here’s a quick list of my favorites:

Lush From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar



JUARA Candlenut Body Polish



Raw Illipe Butter


Illipe butter, which is extracted from the nut pictured above, can be massaged onto hair before showering as a deep conditioning treatment.


Asian Kale Salad Recipe


Kale is a fantastic superfood that is chock-full of nutrients, including vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper etc. Get your daily dose of kale with this spicy spin on the traditional salad!


-4 cups of chopped kale

-1/2 cup of cilantro

-2 green onions, thinly sliced

-1/2 cup of chopped, roasted almonds

-2 tablespoons of seasoned rice vinegar

-1 teaspoon of sesame oil

-Any additional veggies/dressings of your choice! Pick from:

  • Sriracha
  • Chili flakes
  • Lime Juice
  • Soy Sauce


-Combine all veggies and toss in a salad bowl

-Add sesame oil, rice vinegar and dressing of your choice and continue tossing

-Add your choice of toppings and voila!



Picture Perfect Skin Is In!



With  so many precious moments to be captured and cherished during the summer months (hello wedding season!), everybody wants to have healthy, radiant skin. Here are 5 tips that will leave you glowing from the inside out!


#1 Eat Your 3229281516_88941159af_oFruits & Veggies

Apples, strawberries, spinach, and tomatoes all have unique properties that make your skin look radiant from within. These superfoods are full of vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, potassium, iodine, etc. among other powerful nutrients. 


#2 Mix a mattefying moisturizer with an illuminator to keep oil at bay while sporting a healthy glow!


Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer

 mattefying moisturizer

Sweet Black Tea and Ginger Mattefying Moisturizer


#3 Always pick mattes over shimmers

Shimmers reflect light in flash photography and any extraneous sparkle  will take away from the focal point of the picture- you!


Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette


Inglot Freedom System Blush


#4 Prime your skin with Radiance Vitality Oil

before applying makeup for a smooth, flawless finish that will make you look instantly photoshopped!

radiance oil

Radiance Vitality Oil


#5 Lipstick can add a fun flair to any look, so play up your photos with a pop of color on your lips! 

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By Terry Aqua Tint Lip & Cheek

vino liner

MAC Lip Pencil in Vino