After visiting the Officina Profumo Farmeceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, I discovered hair rinses and became very intrigued to try some of my own. I did a little research and got to experimenting.
You’ve applied your base, blush, eyeshadow, and lip color - and perhaps a few extras, like BRONZER - and what’s the final step? Why, you must set your look of course! :)
Two of my finishing products are super helpful for setting your makeup and banishing shine and oil, while diminishing redness and blemishes all at the same time. These are meant to be used as your final step, and will help your makeup to “stay put,” so to speak!
I don’t know about you, but I often day dream about how fabulous it must have been to have lived as a woman back in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The days of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
There is was something about those days of old Hollywood. The women conducted themselves beautifully and the way that they dressed was a dream.
And the makeup…
It was so sophisticated and simple. Thick eyeliner, a clean face, and a soft lip.
Old Hollywood screams glamour, and just looking at a photo or a video from back then always inspires me to apply my makeup more strategically. Who wouldn’t want to look like an iconic beauty?
We get asked quite often how to and what we clean our Everyday Minerals makeup brushes with, and our favorite cleanser, Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castille Soap. Dr. Bronner’s is certified organic and contains no synthetic foaming agents, thickeners, preservatives, fragrances, dyes, or whiteners.
On a recent trip to Italy, I visited the world mecca for holistic beauty. Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is the oldest known pharmacy still in operation today. But don’t be fooled when I say, “pharmacy.” This place is so much more than your average CVS or Walgreens. I was so struck and amazed by the institution, that I wanted to share a peek inside its walls. If you ever find yourself in Florence, please, pay the site a visit.
We often try to fix our skin issues from the outside in. We cover in cream, we scrub, we pick, we pop, we conceal - but really - the best thing is to start from within. People walking down the street with good skin, if not for sheer genes, have a beautiful glow because they take care of themselves in other ways first. Leading a healthy lifestyle and taking the steps below will invariably give you a better starting point. From there, please, wear sunscreen to avoid sunspots and aging, exfoliate, and once in a while, let your skin breathe.
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