Index Background

6 Beauty Must-Haves for Back-to-School

by Kelly Glenn August 31, 2011



Back To School

It’s that time of year again, and while I can’t guarantee you’ll ace quantum physics and OChem – I can give you the 411 on Beauty 101 so you will at least look your best while you hardly study study hard.


READ MORE read more

The Low Down on Vitamins in Your Skin Care!

by Lindsey Holder July 26, 2011

Vitamin C Power


Ladies (& men) spend a gazillion dollars each year on skincare. Do you know what the Vitamins in your eye cream, cleanser, serum, mask or moisturizer are good for? Each vitamin has specific functions and below is the low down on them all to keep healthy & resilient skin:



Vit A: Great for fine lines & wrinkles. Synthetic Vit A compounds (like Tretinoin) help treat acne conditions.


Vit B: Helps with moisture retention


Vit C: (L-Ascorbic acid) Remember..Vit C=Collagen! Vit C has the ability to enhance the synthesis of collagen. It also aids in repairing sun damage & discoloration (also good for dark circles). Vit C plays an important role in healing skin and is a GREAT antioxidant to help combat free radicals. So note that Vit C Repairs, Protects & Promotes healthy skin!


Vit D: Also known as the “sunshine” vitamin! It is formed in the body in part by interaction with the sun light and is also antioxidant.


Vit E: Powerful antioxidant that helps in repairing dry, rough skin. Vit E is used more & more now with preventing skin damage.


Vit K: Helps with spider veins & under eye dark circles. How so? Topical Vit K enters deep to the damaged capillary (or artery) to help clot the blood. This helps stop any seepage(usually the cause of dark circles) & allows the tissue to heal itself. Combine Vit K & Vit C for an extra power punch for dark circles!


 Take this handy cheat sheet with you the next time you make your next Fountain of Youth purchase!




DIY At-Home Pedicure: Quick and Simple Sandal-Ready Feet for Summer!

by Kelly Glenn July 6, 2011

DIY Pedicure


It’s summertime ladies, and you know what that means: it’s time to get our twinkle toes in tip top shape!

Now I know not everyone has the time (or money) to spend on a luxury spa pedicure, especially with all those beach picnics, concerts in the park and backyard barbecues you have scheduled this season. So I put together some of my favorite tips for the ultimate spa soft feet at home, all you need is a few essentials and you’re ready to rock those sleek summer sandals.

READ MORE read more

10 Must-Have Beauty and Style Apps for iPad 2

by Kelly Glenn June 22, 2011



Getting a brand new iPad 2 a week before college finals and graduation.. that’s bad! Finally being able to use it once I’m finished (after having my roomie hide it for the week): that’s awesome! Needless to say I COULD-NOT-WAIT to scour the app store for the latest and greatest style, beauty and fashion apps. After hours upon hours of researching (read:playing) I’ve come up with a list of my top ultimate 10 must-have favorite apps (aside from Angry Birds and Fashion Story, which are insanely addicting btw!) that are totally worth checking out:


READ MORE read more