Thursday, January 2, 2014

Skinny Tips: Winterize Your Skin

Winter is officially in full swing (yes, even here in LA) and we are always looking for ways to protect our skin from this chilly weather. With the wind and cold fronts that come with this snowy season, dry, tight, cracked skin can result. Fear and flakes be gone! Check out this “Winterize Your Skin” guide, which shares 8 simple tips that will help to keep your skin (and hair) hydrated and glowing all winter long! Thank us later :)
winterize your skin

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wise Words: Happiness

happiness

We believe in taking care of ourselves each and every day. We’ve seen baby steps turn into the most meaningful changes countless times! It’s fun to set resolutions for a new day, new month, or new year, as setting goals gives us something to look forward to and strive towards. But when we take great care of ourselves from minute to minute and hour to hour, and truly live in the present moment, that’s when we are happiness and meaning to our lives! We believe in setting goals but not in losing track of the here and now. So go ahead and look towards the future while still nourishing your mind, body, and spirit every single day! In the end, a happy mind will give us the strength to push harder towards our goals. With that, we wish everyone a happy, and safe, New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Skinny Tips: Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover DIY

We are always looking for natural ways to take care of our skin and our bodies as a whole! Which is why we are so thrilled that we stumbled upon the MaskCara Blog and found this Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover DIY! This simple and inexpensive way to remove your makeup at the end of the day is definitely SkinOwl approved!

coconut oil eye make up remover natural

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wise Words: Stay Above

We all know those people who use negativity as a way to put others down so they can attempt to lift themselves up. But the truth is that criticizing another will never bring you up! Calling someone dumb does not make you smarter, saying that someone is fat does not make you thinner, and so on. If someone is using these “put down” tactics, either towards you, or towards others around you, it is only an indication of how they feel about themselves. They need to make someone else seem small, so that they can seem big! We suggest steering clear of those people. Instead, we love to surround ourselves with people who are so high up on their positive cloud that, instead of kicking people off, they love it when others join them!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Clever Cookie Design

Do you want to take your simple sugar cookies up a notch?! We do! Which is why we had to share this simple and beautiful idea for giving a simple sugar cookie a great design… just use the bottom of your glasses! We don’t about you, but we have a few drinking classes in our cupboard that would be perfect to use as a cookie design. Or, if you don’t have these types of glasses you can make a quick trip to the flea market and pick some up… and then serve milk out of them to go with the cookies!  These adorable designs resemble snowflakes and are perfect for a winter cookie treat! Take a look …

 

clever cookie design ideas

clever cookie design ideas glasses

Source: Babes in Boyland

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Christmas-Inspired Nail Art

If you’ve been following us, you know we are big fans of celebrating the holidays in style and with nail art! This holiday season, we’ve seen everything from candy canes to snowmen to glitter, and we love the festive spirit! Here are a few of our favorites …
christmas nail art candy cane  christmas nail art red gold french tip christmas nail art santa belts christmas nail art snowflake

christmas nail art snowman

christmas nail art gold glitter

Friday, December 20, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Sugared Cranberries

We are starting to reach our sugar limit this holiday season BUT not before we serve some Sugared Cranberries at our Christmas Party! These tiny treats are just too cute to pass up. PLUS cranberries are a natural antioxidant which can help to regenerate, moisturize and brighten the skin! So go ahead and give these easy-to-make cuties a try! A couple more bites of sugar won’t hurt…
sugared cranberries simple recipe
Ingredients

1 cup + ⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh cranberries

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water. Cook until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and allow syrup to cool to room temperature. (If you want to cool it quickly, pour it into a large mixing bowl and stick it in the fridge or freezer).
Spread remaining ⅓-cup sugar on a plate. Stir cranberries into the cooled syrup, then use a slotted spoon to fish them out, letting excess syrup drip off. Roll the cranberries around in the sugar. Let them sit there for about 30 minutes, until sugar hardens.

 

Source: Foodess

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wise Words: Happy Feelings

Have you ever noticed that when you are feeling positive, a lot more positive things tend to happen… and when you are feeling down, a lot more negative things tend to pop up?! It’s the law of attraction. Like attracts like. So even when you are having a bad day, it’s important to find some bit of happiness in it. Because if you let those negative feelings take over, they will not only take over that day, but they will filter into your week, month, year, and… YIKES… your life! Which you definitely don’t want! So join us in keeping happy feelings alive! Find little things, a hobby, a movie, a friend, a piece of art, anything that takes you to your happy place, and keep that thing close by so that you can take it out, like a secret weapon that restores happiness, when life starts to get you down!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Skinny Tips: Save or Toss Makeup Expiration Guide

Do you ever find yourself looking through your makeup drawer and wondering just how long some of the items have been in there, and whether or not it’s time to throw them away?! Keeping makeup too long can lead to skin irritation and bacteria build up… and we know we don’t want that! So when we came across this “Save or Toss” Guide on Makeup.com, we just had to pass it along to you so that you can keep that skin radiant and glowing and free from harmful bacteria! Enjoy!
save or toss

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skinny Tips: How To Pull Off Red Eyeshadow

We talk a lot about what colors are best for your skin tone, your eye color, etc. But sometimes we forget that makeup also holds the key to spicing things up & challenging our everyday go-to colors. That said, we’ve decided to add some red eyeshadow to our holiday look. We found this great tutorial that pairs a hint of red shadow with charcoal. It’s a fantastic winter spice that will warm up your chilly days and make a true holiday statement! Take a look …