Posts Tagged ‘winter skincare’

Top 5 winter-inspired manicures

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Need a nail polish idea for winter?Although it's not winter yet, the temperatures are dropping. By now, you've probably taken your cozy sweaters out of storage and stocked your pantry with hot chocolate, so why not get even further into the winter spirit by giving yourself a winter-themed manicure? Here are the top 5 ideas to try.

1. Snowflakes. Even if you live somewhere where snow isn't a possibility, it'd still be fun to paint snowflakes on your nails with white nail polish. Add a coat of Lippmann Collection – Bring On The Bling Nail Lacquer on top for sparkle.

2. Tree branches. The leaves are all gone by now, which leaves behind plenty of interesting branch shapes to look at. Use a black or brown polish to paint spidery twigs across your nails.

3. Metallics. Something about a cool metallic shade seems cold and wintery, so go for a silver, gold, bronze or copper color from Lippmann Collection – Nail Lacquers.

4. Holiday colors. Whether it's red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah or black, green and red for Kwanzaa, you can't go wrong by alternating holiday colors on your nails.

5. White glitter. Use white glitter polish to create a French manicure by painting layers of it on your nails, concentrating it more on the tips with each coat. It'll be like the tips of your fingers are frosted!

Three indispensable beauty tricks for winter

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Three indispensable beauty tricks for winterFrom penetrating blasts of cold air to frigid nights that rob your complexion of all its moisture, the winter season can be brutal on skin. While you likely know to bundle up with warm sweaters and coats when you leave the house, you may not be so sure how to lend some protection to your complexion. Consider these three great beauty tricks to arm you skin for the coldest days of the year!

1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Did we happen to mention, moisturize? During the winter, your skin can get so dry and flaky, it can feel like parchment beneath your fingertips. With a product like BORGHESE – Crema Ristorativo – 24 Continuous Hydration Moisturizer, you can hydrate your complexion and restore its natural radiance.

2. Be shower-savvy. On nights when the wind is whipping around your apartment, all you probably want to do is take a long, hot bath or shower. This is a major beauty faux pas and can break down the defenses that keep your skin cells intact. Instead, take brief showers and baths and be sure to moisturize as soon as you get out of the water.

3. Exfoliate – but be gentle. Whether you have normal or oily skin, a mild exfoliant like G.M. COLLIN – Oxygen PURACTIVE Mask can detoxify skin and slough away harmful pollutants that continue to accumulate on the surface, while also hydrating your complexion, making it one of the best-kept winter beauty secrets around. 

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?It's kind of an urban beauty myth, but one we can't help but shudder to think about – can wearing too much lip balm during the winter months actually dry out your pucker?

While balms like Dermalogica – Climate Control Lip Treatment can nourish your smacker and provide relief to chapped lips throughout the chilliest days of the year, some people suggest that the cooling ingredients found in certain glosses and balms can actually trigger a full-blown dependency!

As legend has it, women who stop using balms after consistently wearing them can begin to suffer from terrible dry and parched lips, but according to Allure's Beauty Blog, this couldn't be farther from the truth!

"ChapSticks and lip hydrators have waxes or emollients in them to create a barrier to keep lips hydrated," Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., told the news source. This, in turn, makes it next to impossible for lips to dry out after using balms.

If you're concerned about your skin staying hydrated throughout the cold season, try packing along L'Occitane – Shea Orchard Daily Duo Vineyard Rose, which is a great, on-the-go resource that can leave your hands and lips feeling replenished. 

Doctor Babor: The discovery is revealed

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Doctor Babor: The discovery is revealedFall and winter is when most women realize that they need to up their skincare games. Harsh weather, cold temperatures and the hot showers you take to combat them can all wreak havoc on your skin, drying it out, causing rashes or making fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. But with Doctor Babor’s Derma Cellular and Biogen Cellular lines, you can be on your way to a clear, youthful complexion in no time.

The Biogen Cellular collection is designed to help your skin recuperate from traumatic experiences, whether it was a surgical procedure, a day spent too long on the slopes or an allergic reaction. The botanical extract used in these products encourages your skin to repair itself faster, cutting down the time it’ll take you to get your complexion back in order. For example, the Biogen Cellular Ultimate Repair Gel-Cream does all this while improving your skin’s appearance.

The Derma Cellular collection aims to energize your skin’s cell renewal process, speeding up the rate at which new cells are revealed. This can help you combat a variety of issues, including fine lines, dark spots, discoloration and dark circles. Try the Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster For Lips for instance, which has an instant smoothing effect, plumping your lips from the inside.

Lotil Cream is back!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Lotil Cream is back at Beauty Bridge!Fall and winter come with plenty of awesome activities, from apple picking to pumpkin carving to baking cookies. But one thing that surely isn't putting you in the holiday spirit is dry skin – particularly on your hands, which are exposed to the elements on a regular basis. But, just in time for the cold weather season, Lotil Cream is back at Beauty Bridge!

Also known as "The Miracle Worker," Lotil Cream, which is imported from England, is regarded as the finest product on the market for soothing chapped hands and feet and preventing dry skin from returning. Rough, flaking, red and cracked soles and palms will get the protection and treatment they need after one application, and repeated use will ensure that your digits and toes stay soft throughout the season.

Try the Lotil Cream Jar for daily use, which goes on rich and creamy and absorbs quickly into your skin. Then pick up the Lotil Cream Tube for on-the-go treatment. It's the perfect thing to toss into your bag on ski trips or other cold-weather outings. Finally, try the Lotil Foot Cream, which uses rosemary extract and aloe vera to protect, soften and soothe hard, dry heels. You won't have to be embarrassed about chapped hands and feet this winter if you're armed with these moisturizers!

Jaqua is back!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Jaqua is back just in time for the colder seasons!Jaqua Bath and Body products are back at Beauty Bridge just in time for the fall and winter seasons, when skin tends to crave a little extra loving. Instead of relying on lackluster soaps and lotions when your body needs TLC after a long day at the office or a cold day on the ski slopes, treat yourself with this elegant yet whimsical line of products, many of which sound good enough to eat!

The Jaqua Bath and Body Care line is made up of several different collections, each of which has something unique to offer. For example, the BFF Buttercream Frosting group of products are rich, creamy delights for your skin that will moisturize with aloe vera and avocado oil, all while smelling like tasty cupcakes.

For a luxurious bath, try the intoxicating Pink Champagne collection, which leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh with the scents of red currant, green apple, peach and jasmine. Or, try the Santa Barbara Spa collection – a line of products infused with the rich aromas, natural essential oils and skin-loving ingredients that Santa Barbara is known for.

Whether it’s an indulgent scrub, body wash, lotion or scented candle you’re looking for, Jaqua Bath and Body Care products from Beauty Bridge can take your bathing experience to the next level.

Glowing Winter Skin

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Glowing Skin in Winter

Looking ultra glowy is fresh for winter

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Glowing skin is not just for summer!Glowing skin is a summer staple, and the warm weather and sunlight makes it relatively easy to achieve. However, if you want a similarly radiant complexion in the winter, it takes a bit more work. Luckily, Glamour magazine has a few suggestions that will make the process easy.

First, be sure to moisturize whenever possible. That means applying a rich lotion like Caswell-Massey – Almond & Aloe Body Balm right when you get out of the shower. You should also apply a thick facial moisturizer in the morning and at night, and keep a hand lotion in your purse for on-the-go softening throughout the day.

For shiny hair, serums are your best friends. Leonor Greyl – Serum de Soie Sublimateur will whip your strands into shape and protect them from frizz. If you want added softness, apply something like olive oil to the ends of your locks at night.

Finally, finish off the glowing look with shiny nails. Whether you choose a neutral nude or simply use a clear top coat, nails that reflect light look healthy.

Looking great on the slopes

Monday, February 6th, 2012

You can still look great on the slopes!If you're a skiier or snowboarder, you know the harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your look. However, that doesn't mean you have to totally sacrifice hotness when you're out on the slopes. Here's what Cosmopolitan magazine recommends wearing whenever you're outside being active in the winter.

First, apply sunscreen. Even though it's cold out and the sun may not be shining, there are still UV rays present that could damage your skin and give you a sunburn. Once you've got that on as a base, use a tinted moisturizer like TRUE Cosmetics – Transforming Skin-Tint to even out your complexion without looking too done-up.

Next, use a peachy-pink blush like Paula Dorf – Cheek Color on the apples of your cheeks. Just a little will go a long way, especially since you'll likely become naturally flushed outside. A bit of brown eyeliner and brown mascara will give your eyes definition without going overboard, and a sheer lip tint is all you need to finish the look. When paired with a cute jacket and hat, you'll be the definition of a ski bunny!

How to get the most out of a winter shower

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Your shower habits should change a bit in the winter!It feels great to take a nice, hot shower when you're cold in the winter, but you've probably heard how long, hot showers can dry out your skin. Here are a few tips from that you might want to consider next time you hop under the stream.

1. Lower the temperature. You don't have to take a freezing cold shower – just take the heat down a notch so it's warm, not hot.

2. Use a simple, creamy moisturizing body wash, like Dermalogica – Conditioning Body Wash. Gels and other clear washes can dry up your skin in the winter months.

3. Turn off the water while you're sudsing up. This will reduce the amount of heat and steam in the bathroom and limit the drying effects of being exposed to the water.

4. Do a quick cold rinse before you step out. This will not only wake you up a bit, but it will tighten your pores.

5. While you're still a bit wet after the shower, use a lotion like Caswell-Massey – Almond & Aloe Hand & Body Emulsion with Silk all over your body. It will soak in better on damp skin.