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how to apply bronzer

It’s that time of year…time to pull out the bronzer. A sun-kissed glow without the harmful rays. But what is the best way to apply it? Although there are many techniques, the easiest […]

make-up: there’s an app for that

You are in your in your bathroom, make-up strewn everywhere. You want to do a smoky eye, and feel like you’ve put enough eye shadow on your lids to scare young children, but […]

when to avoid spf

Rachel: I am having my headshot taken and my tinted moisturizer has SPF in it. Is it true that for photos, I should avoid anything with SPF? Angela: Ask your photographer if he […]

bellacara’s look: the st. tropez tan

Kate Moss looks like she’s been frolicking in the Caribbean in this photo. The truth is she hasn’t. She’s had St. Tropez self-tanner applied all over to give her that sunkissed look. Use […]

cult classics: past and present

Last week, I traveled back home to Wisconsin for my sister’s baby shower and of course forgot my hairdryer. As I was digging through drawers and cupboards trying to locate one, I happened […]

training your hair

Robin: I am going to a festival this summer that involves camping. What do I do to keep my hair from getting overly greasy? Angela: This trip is a great opportunity to start […]

product love: keeping fresh on the go

As a yoga teacher with a full time 9 to 5 job, I frequently find myself headed home at night sweaty and wearing yoga pants with a pair of wedges. It’s quite the […]

street style: angelica talan

Angelica is the founder and publisher of Clarendon Moms, one of the most popular NOVA/DC area blogs, read by thousands each day. Clarendon Moms serves as a lifestyle resource for local moms and […]

exfoliators revealed: the secret to a bright complexion

One of my favorite things to do in Old Town is walk through the neighborhoods off King Street and appreciate all of the beautiful vibrant flowers and greenery. The prolonged winter season seems, […]

the look: tousled, wavy hair

For tousled, wavy hair like this even if your hair is generally straight it just takes a bit of product and a hair towel. I love the windswept look for my hair, but […]

bellacara’s look: sunkissed

Carrie Underwood’s summer glow is perfect for a night out when the temperatures rise. Punchy coral lipstick, bold liner and dreamy golden skin–accomplish this same look with these five products, all from Bellacara. […]

the bronze buffer

by Angela, Bellacara The weather is changing and we are eager to look like we’ve been frolicking in the sun. Enter our favorite self-tanner. Of course, a year has passed since we’ve applied […]

self-tanner mishaps

Olivia: I used a self-tanner for the first time and overdid it. My feet are REALLY dark. What do I do now? Angela, Bellacara: Most everyone who has used self tanner has experienced […]

instyle’s best beauty buys

by Angela, Bellacara Every year at Bellacara we can’t wait for the issue of InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys. They ask all the skincare, makeup and hair care experts to vote for their favorite […]

packing compacts for travel

Meghan: I have a question for Angela at Bellacara regarding travel make up. I’ve had two products that I purchased at Bellacara completely break up and fall apart in their compact (a blush […]

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