The Top 5 Holy Grail Skincare Products…and When To Start Using Them

I get asked all the time by young customers when they should start using certain products. Some ingredients the experts agree upon, and some have differing opinions. So, with all the conflicting advice, […]

Packing a Makeup Bag for Different Occasions

I have a few trips planned this summer…some with kids and some without. Not only are my wardrobe choices completely different, it seems my beauty bag requires a different selection, as well. When […]

Westman Atelier: Clean Meets Luxe and Changes the Game Forever

For the past ten years or so, the requests we get for “clean” beauty have grown exponentially, and over the years, I have tried several lines in an attempt to find a line […]

First the Bag, Now the Whole Drawer: Elizabeth’s Makeup Makeover

Last week I invited you all to bring your makeup wardrobe to Bellacara. Elizabeth Todd decided to take me up on my offer. She brought everything she had and dumped it out on […]

Treat Your Makeup Drawer Like Your Closet

If you hired a wardrobe consultant, the first thing they would do is look at your closet. They’d ask you to pull out anything you haven’t worn in the past year and put […]

Makeup Bag Clean Out, Elizabeth Todd Edition

Elizabeth Todd, owner of The Shoe Hive and The Hive, has a fierce wardrobe. I’ve seen her closet, strike that, closets. So when she pulled her cosmetic bag out of her purse one […]

Splurge vs Steal: Can an At-Home Treatment Replace In-Office Services?

We’re all busy. It seems a fact of life that there aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done. It’s even more difficult to find time to take care of ourselves. […]

How Vitamins Can Help Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy & Youthful

We all know that the most effective anti-aging product is sunscreen. Avoid the sun and use a sunscreen every day, that’s what we’re told by every dermatologist we encounter. But according to an […]

Why CBD May Be the Anti-Aging Ingredient Your Skincare Regimen Is Missing

We know the calming effects that CBD taken orally can have. We also know the pain-relieving properties of CBD when applied topically. But what, if any, benefits can you derive from CBD in […]

Is Expired Sunscreen Better Than Nothing?

You’re out on a lovely, sunny day, you reach into your bag for your sunscreen and you notice it’s expired. Should you use it? Is it better than nothing? Well, that depends. If […]
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Those Annoying Bumps on Your Face, Arms, or Legs? We Can Help.

If you’ve always had bumps on the back of your arms, legs, or on your face, you’ve probably gotten so used to it that you’ve just assumed there isn’t anything you can do […]
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You’re Doing It Wrong: 5 Ways Your Makeup Is Making You Look Older

When I was little, I loved my birthday. After age 30, I started dreading my birthdays. Now, at almost 50, I am thankful for every birthday I have. As I’ve gotten older I’ve […]
Applying Under-Eye Setting Powder on a young brunette woman

You Should Be Using Under-Eye Setting Powder. Here’s Why.

It’s 8am and you’ve finished your makeup. You look good. Time to start the day. Fast-forward a couple of hours and you pass a mirror…double take…is that mascara under your eyes? Wait…is your […]
Close Up of a Mascara Wand applying apply sugar lip scrub to remove dead skin from your lips

9 Beauty Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

As the owner of a boutique that specializes in beauty, I often end up chatting with customers about their various rituals and routines. Every now and then, someone will share a tip that […]
Hairstyle: Double Bun

Our Four Favorite Easy Summer Hairstyles

When the summer sun comes out and the temperature rises, it’s time to find some chic ways to get your hair up and off your face and neck. Here are four of our […]

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