At-Home Masks: A Luxury You Can Afford

A professional facial is one of life’s greatest luxuries. You walk out with clean, clear, dewy, plumped skin, and vow, “I am going to do this more often!” But of course, life (and […]

Not Your Grandmother’s Shower Cap

A few weeks ago I had a customer request a shower cap. She was shocked when I said we didn’t have any. I had never used one regularly. I had some in store […]

Age-Appropriate Makeup: A How To for Teens

One of my favorite things about being part of Bellacara for the last 18 years is the opportunity I have had to introduce people to products that solve a problem or make them […]

Dr. Lily Talakoub at Bellacara this Friday

As many of you read in my earlier article, Dr. Lily Talakoub will be popping up at Bellacara this Friday for consultations and injections. I myself had her administer Botox several weeks ago. […]

Swag Bag Sneak Peek

We gave you the heads up here, but in case you want a better idea just how great the giveaway at our Anniversary Party will be, we’re sharing a sneak peek of what […]

Oscars 2018: Best Hair & Makeup

The red carpet at the Oscars is always my favorite part of the night. To be honest, I don’t really care much who wins the actual awards. I love seeing the fashion, jewelry, […]

Bellacara’s 18th Anniversary Party with “a Giveaway To End All Giveaways”

March is here and that means Bellacara will turn 18. I can scarcely believe it has been that long. I certainly never could have imagined when the store first opened that I would […]

Follow the Law of Viscosity: Layer, Baby. Layer.

You’re a beauty junkie. Or maybe you’re just trying to do the best you can to insure your face doesn’t betray your age. Either way, you have a lot of potions and it […]

How’d They Do That? Secrets To Looking Great in Every Photo

There’s no iPhone alert that gets our attention faster than “You’ve Been Tagged!” It’s no surprise that people respond to a tag notification more quickly than any text, voicemail, or email, and for […]

The Not-So-Well-Known Product About To Become a Staple in Your Makeup Routine

The tug-of-war between wearing makeup and wanting to look natural is a game we have all played since we first started wearing makeup. And, as we age, makeup, especially foundation, can be a […]

Unintended Consequences: New Discoveries

The time honored phrase “out with the old and in with the new” is how I feel every January. I have certainly taken it to heart this year at the store. I have […]

Dry Shampoo: Which One is Right for You?

If there’s one product category that is not getting enough love right now, it’s dry shampoo. Only a few years ago, the only place you could find dry shampoo was the “Pssssst” brand […]

Botox, Revisited

Those of you who have read Stylebook for a while know about my Botox experience many years ago. For those of you who don’t, suffice it to say it did not go well. […]

Blow Drying Your Hair: You’re Doing It Wrong

A wise hair stylist told me many years ago, “You should treat your hair like a fine piece of cashmere.” That advice has stuck with me through the years, especially when I am […]

How I Shrank My Pores: Cane + Austin, a Review

I recently received a large box of product from a company called Cane + Austin. They are the beauty industry’s leading purveyor of glycolic acid peel pads. It’s no secret that I am […]

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