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Three Brands of BB Cream to Try

The Best BB Cream: The Style Confessions

When the BB Cream beauty trend hit a couple years ago I was intrigued. It sounded like tinted moisturizer, one of my all time favorite beauty products, and I’d been trying to find a good tinted moisturizer at the drug store, unsuccessfully, for years. Maybe the BB creams that were hitting the mass market would be the perfect thing for me? I heard that “Beauty Balm” was thicker than tinted moisturizer, and had multiple skin benefits like integrated SPF and antioxidants. Eventually I invested in a tube of Too Faced BB Cream and loved it so much it played a staring roll in this post about my favorite makeup. But then I became fascinated with the original Asian versions of BB cream.  The more raves I read about “the real thing” the more I had to try it. Los Angeles has a large Korean-American community and I knew there were a lot of Asian beauty supply stores nearby, so I went out for a day of exploration.  After visiting more than four different beauty boutiques and two shopping malls, I found it what I’d been searching for an it was love at first try. The Asian beauty balm by Missha refueled my earlier obsessed and I started testing more of what the American market had to offer. Here are three I really like. One I found at an Korean beauty supply store, one you can find at your local department store beauty counter, and one is from the drugstore.

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Sunblock for the Beach – My Favorites from the Drugstore

The best sunblock for the beach from the drugstoreWalk into any drugstore in the summer months and you will be greeted with a wall of brightly colored bottles and tubes of every kind of sunblock and sunscreen imaginable. It is, in fact, a bit overwhelming. Which ones are good? What SPF is adequate? Is the spray-on sunblock worth the higher cost? Does the wet skin stuff work? What’s the best one for the face? These were the thoughts that ran though my head as I stared at the possibilities available at my local drugstore the week before I left on vacation. My family and I were about to spend a week at the beach and I needed to prepare for seven days of sunshine and salt water. Continue Reading →

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Bio-Oil (another great beauty product from the drugstore!)

Bio-Oil review - The Style ConfessionsBio-Oil is another wonderful beauty product sent to me by the same people who gave me the Elizabeth Arden products I raved about in this post. I like the Bio-Oil just as much but for different reasons. For one, this softly scented oil is affordable and available at my local drug store.  I love the way it smells and the way it makes my skin feel soft and moisturized for hours. Continue Reading →

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Long Lasting Nail Polish for Natural Nails (from the drugstore!)

Long Lasting Nail Polish for Natural Nails from the drugstore - The Style ConfessionsI’ve written about my struggles with my weak, soft, nails, natural nails in the past. My manicures used to last between a few hours to a couple days before chipping, then I found a polish that didn’t chip immediately and realized that there must be other brands that make long lasting nail polish for natural nails. I have now found what has to be my “Holy Grail” of laquer for soft, weak, nails, and it is not by an expensive company. It’s by Wet N Wild.

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This and That

Wet N Wild nail polish in Club Havana - The Style Confessions

I was planning a long post for today but I seem to having issues with tendonitis. A new keyboard is pending and will hopefully help the problem but in the meantime I thought I’d share a couple of things. First, I think I’ve found my summer pedicure color of choice.This bright coral color is called Club Havana and it’s by Wet n Wild. The stuff is cheap and tenacious. I love it!

Also in the post is a Pinterest challenge where you can win some new hair products. Next, people are always sending me infographics to share. Normally I don’t, but this one was really cute.  Have a great weekend everyone! Continue Reading →

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