My Skin Care Routine for Clear, Radiant Skin (Plus Makeup!)

My Skin Care Routine for Clear, Radiant Skin (Plus Makeup!)

My skin care routine changes often due to all the lovely skin care products I am sent for review, and while so many of them are beautifully formulated, they are better suited to other skin types or concerns. Thus I am fiercely loyal to the rare gems that come across my desk, and they are the products that are most effective for me and that I come back to consistently. Over the years and with much trial and error, I have put together a skin care routine that suits my skin perfectly. It has given me clear and radiant skin, even while I was on long-haul flights and eating food that my body hasn’t experienced in years (chocolate-injected croissant, anyone?). Sure I get the occasional pimple, but the overall quality of my skin is due in part to this simple and stellar routine. HOW TO GET GREAT RESULTS: Remember that what works for my skin may not work for yours. Experiment, but give products a solid chance to work. It can take about 2-4 weeks for the skin to become acclimated to a new skin care product. Lightening or correcting skin care treatments require about 12 weeks to properly evaluate the results. Check out my new skin care guides for product suggestions for each skin type and skin concern. If you don’t spot your skin type or concern, leave a comment on this post so I can add it. Most of the links below will take you to my new curated collection shop, Epic Beauty Bar. I was getting a ton of requests to provide a shop where all...
Last-Minute Holiday Gifts 2011

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts 2011

Hey everyone! I’ve been completing my holiday shopping and I figured I would do a little last-minute holiday gift idea for those of you still stuck on what to get your family and friends. These are my favorites, and many happen to be on sale or offering special discounts. Hoorah! Here we go: (FTC: I was not paid or sponsored by any of the brands or companies mentioned below. Enjoy!) 1. Skin Apotheke Ayurvedic Skin Care. A favorite skin care line of mine, handmade and expertly formulated. The Rejuvenating Eye Creme is my all-time favorite eye cream, and I’ve mentioned it before (it was also on my must-have products list in 2010). Right now all products in the store are 10% off with coupon code HOLIDAY. 2. 23andMe DNA & Ancestry Test. One of the coolest, most unusual products out there. Normally $99 plus $9/month, it’s now on sale for $76. Just order a kit, the kit arrives, you spit in a little tube, send it back, and wait 2-6 weeks for your results! The test analyzes your DNA for fun things like hair color and ear wax, as well as serious things like health traits and disease risks (which you have the option of viewing or not). The best part for me was the health traits and ancestry testing, which shows your full genetic heritage. 3. DoMatcha Green Tea.This dainty little can contains matcha, a powerful powder chock full of antioxidants and amino acids. Plus, EGCG, which is responsible for helping with weight loss and cancer prevention, is 137 times more bioavailable than regular green tea. 4. Paleo...

25% off Vapour Organic Beauty Products – Ends Sunday May 22nd

Hey everyone! Just a quick heads up: Alex + Von is having a little special this weekend. 25% off Vapour Organic Beauty products. Shipping is also *free* when you buy $50 or more of Vapour products. easy payday online The sale ends this Sunday (May 22nd) at midnight (Pacific Time). No promotion code is required. Enjoy! I’m going to stock up on some Mezmerize Shimmer Eye Treatment sticks and a Halo Body Spotlight. I love good deals, yeehaw. 😉 ~Steph ...

Sigma Brush Giveaway (WINNER ANNOUNCED!)

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you guys know that I was contacted by Sigma a few days ago to do a giveaway of one brush from their awesome product line (I personally use and love Sigma brushes because they’re inexpensive and high quality). So of course I said yes and am announcing a little giveaway of the following Sigma brush: Sigma E30 Pencil Brush “Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.” been refused a loan To enter, simply leave a comment on my blog and the winner will be chosen randomly on February 14th, 2011. Good luck! ~Steph  x And the Winner by Random Selection is… Olga (d********2@yahoo.com) personal loan advice...

$110 Giveaway + 15% Off Vapour Organic Beauty Products

Hey everyone! You guys know I did a review of Vapour before (and a giveaway) and they are one of my favorite beauty brands with amazing beauty products. They recently just sent me all 5 shades of their new Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss to give away to one of you. 🙂 All you have to do is leave a comment on the video or this blog post (something more creative than “enter me” is always appreciated haha). {DISCOUNT DETAILS} Anywho, Vapour is also offering an exclusive discount to Epic Beauty Guide subscribers/readers only: 15% off your first purchase of Elixir Plumping Gloss,  Clarity or  Soft Focus Atmosphere, & Soft Focus Stratus. The coupon code is fallepic and it is good to use until October 31, 2010. They just came out with new eyeliners, new liquid foundation, new liquid Stratus skin perfector, and cheek/lip stains too, which I’m going to buy and try (I love lip stains). For more details, the video is below: FTC: Nope, I wasn’t paid to do the video nor do a review. I was sent free product to do this giveaway as a thank you to you guys. All opinions are my own and honest, as...