Tag Archives: eye creams

A Refresher on Eye Cream + How to Prevent Concealer from Creasing

how to prevent concealer from creasing

There’s already a mantra about eye cream: you have to stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. And also the best time to start using an eye cream is yesterday. Eye creams are sometimes that forgotten about skincare product people don’t think about until it’s about too late. I, too, at one point many moons ago wasn’t sure I really needed an eye cream in my routine. But through my profession of writing about beauty, I’ve spoken to many derms and skincare experts over the years and have seen the light. The sensitive eye area which typically doesn’t get to see enough much-needed moisture, needs some major TLC (not the chasing waterfalls kind). And for some of you who have trouble preventing your under eye concealer from creasing, eye creams might be even more helpful.

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How to Not Overpack Your Beauty Bag for a Long Weekend Trip

travel beauty bag

I am a recovering overpacker. Years of traveling have helped me to learn from my superfluous ways—when I was 12 I went on a 15-day school trip to Australia and New Zealand and brought two HUGE suitcases filled with clothes that I had to lug around as we went from city to city. I didn’t even wear half of the stuff I packed. It still took until I was in my 30s to somewhat learn my lesson. Even then I went from doing well with packing clothes to taking WAY too many beauty items with me—you can see that in my past What’s Going in My Beauty Bag posts.

I partly blame my Caribbean upbringing for my overpacking ways—there wasn’t a single time in my entire life that I saw any of my family going to and from Trinidad with less than like three suitcases (or grips as they call them)…lol.

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What I’m Using on My Skin Right Now: Adult Acne Winter/Spring Transition

winter spring transition skincare routine

One of the most important things about caring for your skin is recognizing changes and adjusting accordingly. This can be if your skin starts behaving differently and/or when the season changes. This time I’m on the cusp of both so here’s what I’m using on my skin right now.

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What I’m Using on My Skin Right Now: The Winter Edition

winter skincare oily skin products

OK so before you look at the pictures in this post (because I suspect too many people just look at pictures and don’t read the entire post—I can tell sometimes by the comments…lol) and think “WOW THAT’S A LOT OF PRODUCT!!!” lemme explain…lol. I DO NOT USE ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS AT THE SAME TIME. This winter has been very unpredictable when it comes to weather. There were weeks of 60 degree weather and even near 80 degree days in December. Then it seemed all the winter came all at once via the Jonas blizzard and then right after that it was in the 50s again. I base my skincare on several factors which include obviously my skin type but also the weather (temps affect how my skin behaves) and what my skin might need at the time. So I rotate the cleansers and moisturizers depending on the weather and what my skin needs and then I use treatment products (i.e. dark spot and acne treatments) when I need them.

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Eye Cream: Stay Ready So You Don’t Have to Get Ready

roc eye cream

Here’s the thing with eye cream: you gotta use it before you need it. By the time you NEED an eye cream, it might already be too late for them to make any drastic changes over time. You should obviously still use an eye cream because that part of the skin is very delicate and needs all the moisture it can get—plus many eye creams have great ingredients that can help diminish the look of wrinkles, dark circles, etc. But there’s a certain point where an eye cream can do all it can do and your saving grace is a polite trip to the derm.

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Answers to Your Questions About Dark Spots, Retinol + More {Part 1}

roc skincare

Not too long ago I took to my Instagram and Facebook accounts (are you following me there? you SO should) and asked you to send over your most pressing questions as it pertained to hyperpigmenation (aka those dreaded dark spots), retinol, eye cream, and anti-aging. You guys showed up and delivered with the skincare questions. I mean, of course you did. Our skin is SUCH an important part of not only our beauty routines, but also as it pertains to our personal style—–better skin goes with everything in your closet. So I teamed up with RoC Skincare, a brand I’ve known since forever that is dedicated to bringing products that work with ingredients typically found at the department store level at prices and availability we all can enjoy at the drugstore. But now that many of us are electric sliding out of our 20s and into our 30s and 40s (present company included), our skincare routines are getting more complex and I’m sure so many of you are looking for products to add to your routine to help fight that which ails you.

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