You’re Not Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes Enough

Let’s just admit it, cleaning our makeup brushes isn’t fun. It’s a chore. Not only that, we need them every day. Taking the time to clean them all properly is time consuming and […]

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 […]

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