This week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. Prime Beauty is my go-to site for the best close-up and personal view of the latest beauty products. Recently she pushed me out of my same lipstick everyday rut, profiled the best of the after Christmas beauty sales and posted an Aveeno guide to radiant party skin.
Cindy is also committed to trying out new anti-aging tools and products and I am so excited that she will soon be doing a guest post on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. I am literally running out of skin parts and Cindy will share her own skin care experiences.
In my beauty resolutions mode, I picked up a copy of Beauty Confidential by uber blogger Nadine of Jolie in NYC. Nadine was a fast rising beauty editor who had worked at Instyle, Lucky and Ladies Home Journal. Annonymously, Nadine also wrote her hugely popular blog that dispensed beauty advice and celebrity and publishing gossip with equal enthusiasm. She was about to start as beauty editor at Seventeen, when her blogger status became public. In less than a day, the job at Seventeen was revoked. Jolie in NYC has continued to be an always entertaining souce of beauty and style news and advice.
Beauty Confidential is crammed with dozens of quick, easy beauty tips that really deliver. I tried out tried out her blow dry technique for tousled curls on a beauty buddy that looked like the work of a top tier salon. Her trick? Leave the ends of the curling iron off the curling rod so they remain straight to support the mass of curls. According to Nadine, bronze is a universal eyeshadow for all eye colors. It warms up the eyes much the way a bronzer warms up the face.
Nadine also has sensitive skin and she devotes an entire chapter to dealing with redness. I loved her list of seven basic rules for sensitive skin that includes choosing products with as few ingredients as posible and avoiding those with botanicals including rosemary and mint. She includes a lists of products that will work for people with rosacea, eczema and psoriasis that add to my own list of sensitive skin care tools. This year I made up a few beauty baskets for close friends and I included copies of Beauty Confidential. Its earned a permanent spot on my beauty bookshelf.