Another Awesome Cosmetic Bag

You know I love a good cosmetic bag. One comes along every few years that I feel is worthy of a writeup. This one is for all you frequent fliers out there. Here’s why […]

My Travel Cosmetic Bag: What Made The Cut

Well ladies, it’s here. I had to make hard choices. I have never packed this lean in my life and I am down to the bare bones. Not just in cosmetics and skincare, […]

What Is This Thing On My Face?

I have a lot of customers who come in asking for a cream to help with the dry, flaky and slightly itchy patches of skin on their face. Most of the time when […]

A Sun-kissed Glow in Just a Couple Drops

We’ve all heard the saying “a healthy glow.”  Most of the time we mean a little tan, and the truth is…a tan is actually not that healthy. So, how do we fake it […]

Is Online Shopping Like Eating In Front Of The TV?

I often hear from people in the store that they do a lot of their shopping online because it’s less expensive. But according to a recent study of 1,000 subjects, they spent twice […]

Some Things Are Meant To Be Rediscovered

Everything old is new again…I often feel that way about fashion. I mean how many times can we bring neon back? Some things are better left in the past. But some things are […]

Your Flat Iron Is Ruining Your Hair Color

I was sitting in the chair at my hairstylist’s and I was discussing my plan for caring for my color while on vacation. After discussing shampoos, conditioners, and masks, she asked which flat […]

Buy Less. Buy Better.

I know. You’re thinking, “who owns a store and says buy less?” Well, I guess I do. As I’ve gotten older I buy significantly less. It’s true. Maybe it was the countless times […]

Laura Mercier Has Arrived (Thanks to You)

For as far back as I can remember, I have wanted the Laura Mercier line at Bellacara. When Bellacara first opened we didn’t sell much makeup. It took time to build the credibility […]

Product Review: Self-Tan Remover

Most of us have had at least one self-tan fail, if not a few. You know the feeling: you wake up the morning after applying self-tanner only to look in the mirror and […]

Chemical vs. Physical Exfoliation: Which Is Better?

If you’ve read my articles before, you know I’m a big fan of chemical exfoliators. AHA / BHA, glycolic, and retinol are my go-to’s. After years in my youth of using St. Ives […]

Product Review: Lord Jones Royal Oil

The response to our CBD line Lord Jones has been amazing. I love hearing stories about how the body lotion relieves aches and pains. Those of you with arthritis or carpal tunnel have […]

Is the Sunscreen in Your Moisturizer Hurting You?

Well, okay, not exactly hurting you…but definitely putting you at risk. When women come in and ask for a moisturizer with SPF in it, I immediately get nervous. My response is generally to […]

Wait, Does Sunscreen Go on Before or After Moisturizer? 

This is a question we get asked a lot. It always surprises me because I thought the answer was something we were all taught and was well settled: after, of course. But after […]

Chemical Sunscreens: Are They Safe?

We’ve been told over and over to use sunscreen and not just to use it, but to use it in copious amounts and make sure we reapply it every few hours. But is […]

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