Category Archives: Skin Care

Tinsley Mortimer Beauty Secrets

Tinsley Mortimer is the newest blonde on the Real Housewives of New York City. The onjocialite and NYC staple must have some kind of Benjamin Button disease because despite being born 8/11/75 (she’s 42!) she somehow still looks like she’s in her 20s.

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Tinsley has a classic, clean, chic, preppy style and is definitely not into change. One reason the Tinsley Mortimer always looks on point- she used to be a beauty editor at Vogue (source)!

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Tinsley Mortimer and her signature blonde curls always looks stunning on Real Housewives of NYC

“My Southern mother taught me to never be ashamed to wear a full face of makeup at all times. She started putting lip gloss on me in fourth grade. So it’s just sort of built in.” (source)

Tinsley Mortimer Makeup

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My Eyelash Extensions FAQs Tips and Tricks

My friend Jessica Jay (@msjessicajay on Instagram) has been doing my eyelash extensions for a few months and I love them so much! Here’s some

Eyelash Extension Basics

Your typical basic “Falsies”/Fake Lashes/Fake Eyelashes come in either a strip, individual, or in clusters and are glued along the lash line to make eyelashes appear more thicker, fuller, and/or longer. They only last 1 day and must be removed before bedtime. You can sometimes re-use them up to 30 times. Check out my post False Lashes for Beginners for more info.

Eyelash extensions on the other hand involve gluing special false individual eyelashes to the natural lashes. A strong adhesive is used to make the lashes last 2-4 weeks.

I was initially afraid they’d look strange since I have blonde eyelashes, but the extensions completely cover my natural lash so this is not an issue.

They did not make all of my eyelashes fall out, that being said @msjessicajay trained me well and I try to be VERY careful about them (see below). It’s also important to go to someone who is very good at what they do and who doesn’t use too heavy of a lash.

Some people do DIY eyelash extensions at home, but you have to have a steady hand, lots of time, and tons of patience. Check out my post on DIY Lash Extensions.

They are perfect for a bride/wedding and I made my sister (@hannahcburn) get hers done before her big day. I think they look better and more natural in pics than strip lashes. Don’t they look fabulous? Continue reading My Eyelash Extensions FAQs Tips and Tricks

Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm’s Beauty Secrets

I’ve been a huge fan of Southern Charm since the very first season and Cameran Eubanks consistently has absolutely amazing hair and makeup that look natural and effortless.

Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm with her husband Jason Wimberly on their wedding day.
Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm with her husband Jason Wimberly on their wedding day.

Since a lot of people have questions about her age- Cameran Eubanks aka Cameran Wimberly’s birthday is 11/21/83 making her currently 34 years old. One of Cameran’s biggest beauty secrets and the reason why she always looks so flawless- she used to be a makeup artist! (Source)

Cameran Eubanks Skin Care

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Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum

 

 

Cameran uses OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum ($48). This is a collagen boosting serum with vitamin C for brightening and all-day hydration. As we age we lose collagen so it helps keep things right and tight. It’s like a multi-vitamin for the skin and is oil-free. (Source)

 

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

 

 

For moisturizer Cameran uses CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ($15) both in the AM and in the PM because dermatologists say it has the same ingredients as $200 moisturizers. (Source)

Caudalie Vine [Activ] Overnight Detox Oil
Caudalie Vine [Activ] Overnight Detox Oil

 

At night Cameran uses the Caudalie Vine[Activ] Overnight Detox Night Oil ($50). She says it wakes you up a new person. Umm that sounds amazing and I need to try this immediately.  This oil helps to address skin damage caused by daytime external aggressors. Sonia Morgan is also a big fan of Caudalie skin care.

SkinCeuticals C + AHA Exfoliating Antioxidant Treatment
SkinCeuticals C + AHA Exfoliating Antioxidant Treatment

 

Cameran also loves the SkinCeuticals C + AHA Exfoliating Antioxidant Treatment ($135) which she said helped fade dark spots on her face after only 3 weeks! Impressive! This potent formula protects against damaging UVA/UVB rays, prevents premature signs of aging, and stimulates collagen production. The hydroxy acids exfoliate to smooth the skin and create a more youthful appearance. C+AHA uses both glycolic acid and lactic acid to slough off the rough outer layer of the skin revealing newer, youthful skin under the surface. Sonja Morgan also uses the C E + Feurulic from SkinCeuticals.

Cameran Eubanks Makeup

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IT Cosmetics CC Cream

 

Cameran’s most recent beauty-related post on Instagram showed she’s loving It Cosmetics CC (Color Correcting) Cream ($38).This CC Cream has amazing coverage, feels lightweight, covers up dark sports, and has SPF 50! I love it!! It’s my go to for day and night!

 

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Best Concealer to Cover Undereye Circles

If you have dark circles and discoloration around your eyes, you’re going to want to read this.  Here’s my secret to using concealer to cover up dark under eyes:

Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches
Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches
  1. Depuff Undereyes

I used my Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches ($22 for 4 pairs) that had been in the refrigerator to help reduce any puffiness. You can also go old school and use cold spoons! One of my new faves Mallory Ervin recommended these Tarte patches. You may also remember that Lady Sonja Morgan from Real Housewives of New York dips her whole face in an ice bath to help with puffiness!

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Sonja Morgan’s Makeup Secrets

sonja-morgan-makeup-bronzerSonja Morgan of Real Housewives of New York City has really nailed the “I’m not wearing that much makeup yet I look incredibly polished and chic at the same time” look. She never looks cakey or overdone, yet always looks flawless! If you saw my Sonja Morgan’s Beauty Secrets – Skincare, Botox, Facials, and More post you know that Sonja takes amazing care of her skin and eats very healthy, but what is she putting on her face and body that is making her look so flawless? I still can’t believe Queen Sonja Morgan herself reposted my last blog on her Facebook, I mean is this real life!?!?

Sonja Morgan’s Makeup

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Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 Reviews and Recommendations

I’d love it if you used this link or click on the banner below to shop the Sephora VIB sale and help support Blushing in Hollywood:

Sephora VIB Spring 2017 Discount Codes

Reminder: The sale is 10% off your entire purchase (for Beauty Insiders aka anyone that signs up for free) or 15% off your entire purchase if you have Sephora VIB or VIB Rouge. For Beauty Insiders the sale ends Sunday 4/23/17 both online and in store and the code is BISPRING.  For VIB the sale ends Monday 4/24/17 and the code is VIBSPRING. For VIB Rouge the sale ends the same day as VIB on Monday 4/24/17 and the code is ROUGESPRING.

I went a little HAM on the Fall 2016 Sephora VIB sale so let’s review my purchases! Continue reading Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 Reviews and Recommendations

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

4/19/17 Update– Sephora has released their 2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit ($32) and it looks amazing again!

2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Here’s what the new 2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit kit looks like:

I posted about this on my Snapchat (@lindsaycockburn) and lots of friends were impressed and a few have already gone out and bought it. The Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit (update: this link is to the 2017 version because the 2016 version is no longer available) has 15 different products in it. You think you’ve seen them all and then there’s a whole second side!! There’s SPF for face, body, BB cream, makeup setting spray with SPF, primer, SPF for your lips, and self tanner, it’s amazing! Here’s the info from the Sephora website on the 2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit: Continue reading Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 – How It Works, Post Round-Up, and Ebates

It’s almost Sephora VIB Sale time!!! I’d love it if you used this link or click on the banner below to shop the Sephora VIB sale and help support Blushing in Hollywood:

Ok time for a refresher- Sephora’s loyalty program has 3 different levels or tiers. There’s a few things that are true for all 3 tiers:

    • ANYONE can participate in the sale and use the discount code. All you have to do is sign up for free to be a Beauty Insider (see below).
    • You can use the discount online or in store including Sephora in JCPenney locations.
    • You can use the discount as many times as you want during the days it is available. NO LIMIT! You can do both in store and online purchases if you so please 🙂
    • It is valid on EVERY brand in the store (!!) The discount is on your entire purchase.
    • The discount is not applicable to gift cards, Sephora Play! Boxes, or Sephora Flash Shipping ($10/year for free 2-day shipping on every order). Anyone can purchase Flash Shipping for a year and if you are VIB Rouge it’s free/included.

    Sephora Beauty Insider – 4/20/17-4/23/17; 10% Discount

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    The base level is Beauty Insider. Anyone can be a Sephora Beauty Insider it’s free to sign up and there’s no minimum purchase. Once you sign up online or in store you’re eligible to get a free birthday gift during your birthday month (this year you can get a Tarte blush and lip gloss or 2 Caudalie skin care deluxe samples), you can get free beauty classes, and you are able to use the discounts during the Sephora VIB sales. Sephora has it’s biggest sale of the year in November where you will receive 15% off typically if you are a Beauty Insider (and 20% off for VIB and VIB Rouge). The “smaller” sale is in the Spring typically in April and you get 10% off if you are a Beauty Insider from Thursday 4/20/17 through Sunday 4/23/17 both online and in store. The code is BISPRING and if you do not receive the mailer, you can just tell the cashier you want to use the discount.

    Sephora VIB – 4/19/17-4/24/17; 15% Discount

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    What to Bring to Coachella

    Last year I posted about What to Wear to Coachella and today I’m back with some super practical tips (that’ I’ve updated for 2017!) about

    What to Bring to Coachella:

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