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, […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of August 12, 2019

Things that are a girl’s best friend are in this week’s top picks including some new jewelry you’ll want, a tray to put it in, and a beautiful new lipstick to add to […]

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 […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of August 5, 2019

We know you’ll want to add these leather pants to your “items to purchase for fall” list. In fact, go ahead and start a to-do list with this chic leather day planner. Add […]

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 […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 29, 2019

Easy, beautiful pieces that are perfect for summer, but transition well into fall make the Top Picks this week. There are a couple of items you’ll want to make sure you have in […]

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 […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 22, 2019

Things you didn’t know you needed but will wonder how you lived without comprise this week’s top picks, from a genius way to erase those annoying white deodorant smudges, to a travel-ready makeup […]

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 […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 15, 2019

All kinds of practical luxuries today, from a much-loved and missed lip balm that’s *finally* back in the U.S., to the coolest way to drink a Moscow Mule, literally, to a charming passport […]

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 […]

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