Wowza! (Yeah we just said wowza). BYL hair stylist @katkoncept Is amazing at color. She will give you exactly what you want 👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌

Wowza! (Yeah we just said wowza). BYL hair stylist @katkoncept Is amazing at color. She will give you exactly what you want 👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌

Book Your Look makeup artist Annie Samples tells us about her most recent find and new favorite product. 
Cloth face masks are all the rage in Japanese and Korean skincare, and seeing as almost all Japanese and Korean women I’ve met have utterly flawless skin I’ve been dying to give one a try. As much as I’d love to, I am certainly in no position to shell out the big bucks for the super popular SK-II cloth masks, so when I saw the pharmacy by my house had a selection of an inexpensive variety I decided to put my curiosity to rest. 

My pharmacy carries a line of cloth face masks called ‘Beauty Treats’ and has a selection of aloe, cucumber, collagen, green tea, q-10 or strawberry. I chose the green tea because judging by it’s main ingredients (hyaluronic acid, algae, witch hazel and cucumber, chamomile and green tea extracts) I figured this mask would be detoxifying and soothing.

After taking a nice, long, steamy shower to get my pores open and ready for product, I opened my individually sealed mask, peeled off the backing and gently placed the slimy cloth mask over my face according to the cut outs for your eyes, nose and mouth.


Pretty cute, right? Anyway, despite aforementioned sliminess and it’s absolutely terrifying appearance, this mask feels super cooling and refreshing on the skin. I did worry a bit about it sliding off so while this mask set I parked it supine for about 20 minutes while doing some deep breathing and pretending like I was in a spa (us New Yorkers have to take it where we can get it). I have to admit — super relaxing.

After 20 minutes, the mask’s package instructs you to gently peel off the mask (no problem because the mask maintains its wet consistency) and then massage any excess fluid into the skin. I did as I was told and noticed my skin glowing, plump and super hydrated! At $3, I will absolutely be taking another opportunity to turn a typical Tuesday night into my very own Korean spa experience!

Snatch up your own on Amazon.

Book Your Look makeup artist Annie Samples tells us about her most recent find and new favorite product. 

Cloth face masks are all the rage in Japanese and Korean skincare, and seeing as almost all Japanese and Korean women I’ve met have utterly flawless skin I’ve been dying to give one a try. As much as I’d love to, I am certainly in no position to shell out the big bucks for the super popular SK-II cloth masks, so when I saw the pharmacy by my house had a selection of an inexpensive variety I decided to put my curiosity to rest.

My pharmacy carries a line of cloth face masks called ‘Beauty Treats’ and has a selection of aloe, cucumber, collagen, green tea, q-10 or strawberry. I chose the green tea because judging by it’s main ingredients (hyaluronic acid, algae, witch hazel and cucumber, chamomile and green tea extracts) I figured this mask would be detoxifying and soothing.

After taking a nice, long, steamy shower to get my pores open and ready for product, I opened my individually sealed mask, peeled off the backing and gently placed the slimy cloth mask over my face according to the cut outs for your eyes, nose and mouth.

Pretty cute, right? Anyway, despite aforementioned sliminess and it’s absolutely terrifying appearance, this mask feels super cooling and refreshing on the skin. I did worry a bit about it sliding off so while this mask set I parked it supine for about 20 minutes while doing some deep breathing and pretending like I was in a spa (us New Yorkers have to take it where we can get it). I have to admit — super relaxing.

After 20 minutes, the mask’s package instructs you to gently peel off the mask (no problem because the mask maintains its wet consistency) and then massage any excess fluid into the skin. I did as I was told and noticed my skin glowing, plump and super hydrated! At $3, I will absolutely be taking another opportunity to turn a typical Tuesday night into my very own Korean spa experience!

Snatch up your own on Amazon.

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

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Many people skip over one of the most important parts of doing your makeup - cleaning your brushes. For the non-professional, we recommend washing your brushes around once a month. Why? It’s important to get rid of the buildup, it keeps your tools sanitary, and it ensures long-wear for your brushes. With proper care, good brushes can last you 10-15 years. 

What You Need:

• A sink

• A brush cleaner like this one, or a gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo

• A shallow bowl

• Paper towels or a drying rack

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

  1. Start by running your brushes under lukewarm water, making sure not to get water above the barrel of the brush. 
  2. Fill the shallow bowl with lukewarm water and a dollop of shampoo.
  3. Gently swirl your brush tip in the water. For your brushes that are used often, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather. For synthetic brushes (lip, gel liner, cream blush), you can use a squirt of Dawn Dish Soap (seriously!) to break up the color.
  4. Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat until the water runs clear from the brush.
  5. Make a circle with your thumb and forefinger - pull the brush through, squeezing tight to get rid of excess water and reshape the brush.
  6. Lay your brushes flat on a paper towel to dry, with the heads of the brushes over the counter, or use a drying rack.

Drying rack options: We are big fans of the original Brush Tree for space saving, but you can easily make your own using the method below. 

Best Skincare from Beauty Editors

Skincare is intimidating - the companies give you 4 options for your skin type (Sensitive, Dry, Combo, & Oily) and expect you to know 1) which one you are and 2) how to correctly use their product. Neither is easy to determine, and you will often get different “expert” opinions on which skin type you are. 

The best way we’ve found to determine your skin type sure ain’t easy and it takes time, but it’s what works. It’s trial + error - there is no “perfect” cleanser - Cerave will work for some sensitive skin, but not others. Scented things won’t break out your oily skin but they will your sister’s. You just have to keep on trying until you find a routine and product that works for you. 

However, we can still follow recommendations as a place to get started! Make sure your skin is exfoliated - that is the first step to knowing your skin type. Then, check out some of these favorited beauty products from Elle’s Beauty Editors and go from there!

DIY Teeth Whitening: Oil Pulling

                        

We are equal parts completely into DIY hippie everything over here at Book Your Look and skeptical of anything that resembles snake oil. We’ve been hearing rumblings of Oil Pulling for a DIY teeth whitener for awhile now, so we thought - it’s worth a shot! Traditional folk remedy? Check. Ancient Ayurvedic technique? Check. No actual scientific studies or proof? We’ll take it!

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Magic Pads 4-in-1 by Rob Harmon

We’re always looking to make our lives easier - and we just may have found a way with Rob Harmon’s Magic Pads.

The Magic Pads are a 4-in-1 cleansing wipe that you can use in the AM, before bed, or throughout the day just to freshen up your skin! They make pores smaller, clear up acne, and balance out your skin. 

Rob sat down with the good people over at theFashionSpot recently and 

theFashionSpot: What are The Magic Pads and how do they work?

Rob Harmon: The Magic Pads are my product intended to help clear blemishes and wipe away unnecessary signs of aging. They are a gentle daily cleansing and treatment pad that can clear and prevent breakouts faster than anything I’ve ever seen, while leaving the skin moisturized and glowing.  

 tFS: What makes TMP different from other skin products?  

RH: No one has ever made an anti-blemish, anti-aging and moisturizing product all in one! Not only is it a one-step wonder, but it is also fragrance free, with no parabens, preservatives, petro-chemicals, no dyes, technically its Vegan, natural, gentle and made for ALL skin types!

To get perfect angel skin like these ladies below, check out Rob’s Magic Pads. 

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How adorable is Book Your Look hair stylist Clara Leopard? 
Print on Print on Print. Right on trend. 

How adorable is Book Your Look hair stylist Clara Leopard

Print on Print on Print. Right on trend. 

Green Beauty + Expert Picks

The Spirit Beauty Lounge is our go-to for all things beauty related when we want to keep it green, organic, and clean. We trust them completely - they’ve done the research for us! They have makeup, hair care, bath+body, fragrance, even gift ideas.

We found the site via one of our favorite green (and celebrity) makeup artists - Katey Denno and her awesome blog, “The Beauty of It Is.” One of the best parts of Spirit Beauty Lounge is their Expert Picks - the part where they tell us their favorite main-stays and the best of the best in organic beauty. 

Add this to your bookmarks stat - we did!

Brightening Green Tea + Lemon Body Polish {DIY}

Green Tea and Lemon have wonderful brightening and anti-oxident properties - we use them in this body scrub to shed the dry, winter skin and reveal plump, happy new skin! See below for our adapted recipe (<— love this site!) for this super easy, 4-step DIY body polish. 

Ingredients:

5 cups Sugar

2 cup Epsom Salt

1/3 cup Lemon Oil

2/3 cup Olive Oil

1/3 cup Orange Blossom Honey

1 cup of loose Green Tea

3 Lemons, zested

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Glass Jar

(Serving Size: 72 oz, or 9 8-oz jars)

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Step 1: Gather all ingredients. 

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Step 2: Add sugar, salt, honey, and olive oil (both kinds) to a big bowl. Mix using spatula.

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Step 3: Add grated lemon zest and loose green tea. You can use a food processor to blend the green tea if you want.image

Step 4: Add lemon juice and mix in. Spoon into glass jars - as many as you’d like. Voila!

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You’re done! Easy, DIY beauty - now your skin can look as beautiful as ever. Keep in the shower and use 1-2x a week, scrub all over body, can use wet or dry.