Skin Deeper — Alayne's Blog

How To Keep Your Skin Alive In The Dead of Winter

If you are like most people, cold temperatures leave your skin dull, dry, and feeling like all the moisture has been sucked out. This isn't a good feeling and can linger for months causing discomfort and frustration. When you go to apply makeup and see cracked skin and flakes peeking through, you know it's time to change up your routine to keep your skin glowy…

I Did It

I DID IT

Standing in the kitchen cup of coffee in one hand and my phone in the other, checking Facebook messages, Instagram, Twitter, interest one after the other moving from one to another without so much as a thought. Automatic. Mindless. Again. And again. I wake up in the morning, check my phone.…

Gift Cards During The Giving Season

As much as everyone loves getting gifts, giving gifts during the holiday season is just as rewarding. The season of giving is a time to be thankful for our family and friends and giving a gift that is personalized for them and putting thought into the gift shows them just how much we care. Not to say that you should only be showing your affection via gifts - but it’s just one little…

A HAPPY ENDING

The cabinet, the dark almost black filigreed mahogany one shaped like a quadrangle, is that what those symbols were called in geometry class? You know part octogan, part square, where the front was more narrow than the back but it was kind of rectangularish? The cabinet with the maroon velvet inside that smelled like smoke and scotch and had an unlocked…

The Difference Between Hard Wax and Traditional Soft Wax

Waxing is, in general, something that many people are a bit weary of, but there’s really no need to be. When a skilled esthetician does it, it can be completed with ease and relatively little pain.

There are many types of…

6 Tips To Keep Your Skin Glowing This Winter

It’s no secret that the weather can have a pretty drastic affect your skin. In the colder months your skin can get itchy, red, dry, and flaky. Thankfully, though, there are simple ways to avoid - or control - those undesirable issues with small tweaks to your skincare routine that won’t break the bank.

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Pumpkin, Pumpkin Everywhere | Why It’s Essential For Your Skincare

Every year around this time pumpkin becomes positively prolific - whether you have a couple decorating your front porch or you swing by your local coffee stop for your daily pumpkin latte it’s hard to deny that it’s definitely one of the more popular seasonal gourds. (Okay, it’s actually probably the only popular…

Feeling Fluffy? | Guest Post By Jill Marinelli

In honor of  Summer being fully gone (I mean, yesterday up near Boston some people had SNOW!), Halloween sneaking up on us, and the Holidays right around the corner we're sharing these 7 tips from personal stylist Jill Marinelli on how to disguise your fluffy areas after indulging just a bit too much.

I know I'm not the only one…

The Art of Indulging

Regardless of who you are or what your profession is, we all need to indulge a bit sometimes. Yes, even the owner of a business that caters to indulging needs to unwind from things happening behind the scenes and in their personal life - to take a step back and just breathe.

Why You Should Never Sleep In Your Makeup

It’s something we’ve all probably fallen victim to at least once or twice in our lives (especially in our younger “I didn’t know any better!” or “that was a crazy night!” years) - sleeping with makeup on. We get it - sometimes after a rough day at work or a night of too much fun your bed seems like it’s literally calling your name and you just can’t help yourself… but please, please…