With so many events, photoshoots, not enough sleep and high doses of stress (it’s that time of year!), it’s not surprising that in these past couple of months, after being heavily exposed to huge amounts of makeup, my skin became unusually stubborn and prone to breakouts.
Even after thoroughly cleansing my face two to three times per day, following a rigorous beauty routine and maintaining a healthy diet, nothing seemed to be working or helping it improve. My skin felt oilier than usual and the unwelcome breakouts continued to make its appearance about once per week.
My hair has changed so much this year, and part of it is due to washing it nearly every single day (daily workouts = sweaty scalp = yuck). So, needless to say, I’ve diverged from my old routine and started testing out different shampoos in hopes that one would eventually take my hair back to its former glory. (It went from being normal-dry to heavy and oily, which I dislike even more.)
A few weeks ago, when my husband and I were sick as dogs with a cold and flu that just wouldn’t go away, a good friend of ours suggested we look into the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. While doing my little research, I discovered that apple cider vinegar is not only a great aid for a number of health problems (in our case, stuffy noses and sore throats), it is also a trusted and highly recommended natural product for shiny and healthy-looking hair.
We are already mid-way into October and with November right around the corner, for those of us who live in Guatemala, one thing comes to mind: wedding season.
With the rain subsiding, nature flourishing and the temperatures at absolute perfection, there is no doubt that this time of year makes for ideal wedding conditions. For guests, however, multiple weddings mean one thing: multiple dresses and multiple hours spent at the salon.
New York Fashion Week is coming to an end, and although the main attraction of this big event is the 2014 Spring/Summer collections, at the end of the day, what the designers choose to complete the look and overall theme of their shows- which these days can be quite elaborate and cinematic- such as hair, makeup and even nails, make headlines and influence what the season’s must-have beauty trends will be.
I have yet to meet a woman who doesn't like being pampered by the hands of top beauty professionals. And yesterday, I felt like a kid in a candy store during my visit with Guerlain's International Make-up Artist, Jose Luis Yuve, who'll be in Guatemala for the next few days.
I’ve mentioned to you before that Into The Gloss is one of my favorite beauty blogs out there. I love everything about it, but mostly I’m highly obsessed with their “Top Shelf” segment. There’s something so intimate about peeking into someone else’s bathroom cabinets and beauty routine. Plus, the fact that those featured write the post themselves makes it raw, honest and a lot of fun to read.
Let's face it, sweaty armpits are uncomfortable and, depending on the occasion, even embarrassing. Men seem to get away with it more easily, but us women? Oh boy.