cosmetics cocktailing

by Angela, Bellacara Never heard of cosmetics cocktailing? Chances are you have done it dozens of times if not more. Ever layer two lipsticks together to get the perfect shade? Then you have […]

bliss pout-o-matic

by Angela, Bellacara I used to suffer from terribly dry, chapped lips every winter. Over the years I have learned ways to keep them pretty healthy and looking good. This year however, I […]

a lip regimen

Elizabeth (yep, the one from The Shoe Hive): Coming off a long winter, my lips are a mess. What is the best lip remedy/regimen? Angela, Bellacara: This time of year our lips seem […]

must-have makeup brushes

by Angela, Bellacara There are many make-up brushes to choose from out there and the prices for quality brushes can make a person wince. If you are a cosmetics aficionado you may have […]

beauty (paris, part three)

Meredith: I’m heading to Paris in mid-May. Not only is this my first trip to Paris, this is my first International trip ever. I’ll be on my own quite a bit and plan […]

highlighting and contouring

by Angela, Bellacara Highlighting and contouring seems like the stuff of trained make-up artists to most of us. The truth is, however, that it’s really pretty simple. I plan to do a video […]

the art of make-up

by Angela, Bellacara We all know that beauty products can help us look better, but the truth is that used properly they can be downright transformative. It doesn’t take a lot of products […]

in-flight skincare

Karrie: Everyone says that the air on a flight dries skin out, but upon landing mine is always very oily. What’s that about? Angela, Bellacara: Most people are aware that flying can cause […]

packing beauty products for travel

by Angela, Bellacara Packing your beauty products for travel can be difficult if you’re anything like me. My husband often complains that an entire bag (small or otherwise) should consist of more than […]

lessons in hair care

If you had asked me prior to a warm-weather getaway if it were advisable to switch your hair maintenance routine while away, I would have told you to stick with what you know. […]

a dyed finger trend?

Madelyn: With appearances on a few runways and on Lorde at this year’s Grammys, should we expect a dyed finger trend?! Really, though, does this just mean that the dark nail trend continues? […]

runway to real life

by Angela, Bellacara Some beauty trends are fun for the runway, but like a lot of the clothes aren’t very practical for real life. Here are some we think you can easily pull […]

the top five age fighters

by Angela, Bellacara Antioxidants – A free radical is an unstable oxygen molecule with an uneven number of electrons. These free radicals are looking to steal electrons from your cells in order to […]

the primer solution

Heather: How can I keep my eye makeup from running/smudging? Is a primer really the answer? Angela, Bellacara: An eye primer can really help your shadow stay on, keep it from creasing and […]

winter beauty must-haves: what’s in my bag

by Angela, Bellacara This time of year is really hard on our skin, nails, hair and frankly well-beings! The past few months have been brutal, so I thought I would share the few […]

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