Beauty

Night Time Rituals

  Get your most beneficial rest, while beautifying as you sleep. Use those precious hours of rest, to hydrate your skin and wake up with a luminous glow.

I recently discovered this Pearl Sleeping mask by Sephora. It does wonders to plump up your skin and add to a dewy complexion for the A.M.  Apply it to freshly washed damp skin, right before bed to lock in moisture and add hydration.

As a stylist, I feel as though my hands are always dry. To combat this, I swear by using Neutrogena’s Norwegian hand cream. This humectant rich cream, is perfect to apply right before bed as it can be a touch heavy. Let it really work it’s magic by applying a dime size over hands and popping some thick gloves on while you sleep. This allows the cream to fully absorb into your skin. 

Up your H2o intake to help hydrate your body from the inside out!

Elle’s Picks: Favorite Blowdryer’s


A good blow dryer makes all of the difference. I love Parlux… I am currently using the Lightweight Parlux. I also love the brands: Babyliss Pro and T3. My previous Babyliss lasted me for years.

Any of these will cut down on your blow-drying time. For a salon quality look, use the cold shot on the blow dryer, after you are done completely drying the hair. This will assure lots of shine, as the cold air closes the cuticle, making the surface super shiny and eliminating any frizz.

These professional dryers have a great motor in them being that stylists can use them continuously all day long, so it will last forever if you are just using it at home. Totally worth investing in a good one!
Be sure to get good clips if you are going to section your hair, it will make your life much easier. If you are looking for a good round brush to give your hair a bit of volume, Creative Ceramics are great, I especially love their triangular ones! Ibiza brushes are my go to for smoothing the hair. Ask me if you have any questions on picking the best blow dryer or brush for you!

I’m Loving Now: Makeup Brush Cleaner

 

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Cleaning my makeup brushes has never been as easy as it is now, using Parian Spirit. I almost find it relaxing and therapeutic… if that doesn’t sound weird enough. Rather than swirl my brushes around endlessly, trying to make the brushes clean and the steam of water clear, this quick solution cleans, disinfects and conditions the brushes all in one. Super easy and with a fresh citrus scent, I would recommend having this triple threat  on hand. Read more about it here.

Smith & Cult

My newest nail obsession, is Smith & Cult. I came across the line, working in the Hampton’s last summer and have been hooked ever since. Their exclusive 5-free formula, is formulated without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor, making it a great option to throw into the mix. Admittedly, I will do gel on my nails when I know my schedule will be crazy or I will be traveling, as the longevity is insane. This polish is great to come back to though, as I feel like I can give my nails a break from a lot of the added chemicals found in other polish lines. The packaging is super cute, and although the nail polish top is a bit heavy, it actually makes it easy to apply the polish. The durability is great, and I am usually able to get a good two weeks out of a manicure.. that says a whole lot, being that my hands are always in water.

A bit of a splurge at $18 a pop, it’s totally worth it for the great coverage, shine and 5-free formula. With it’s playful names, Stockholm Syndrome has been my go-to color as of lately. I’m going to to add the Kundalini Hustle, a fun poppy red, into the rotation soon! Check all of the shades out here.