Autumn DIY: Ultra Healing Whipped Body Butter

As much of a treat as fall can be, it’s also a major period of transition for your skin. The best way to hang onto that glow, is to lock it in now.  Apply a layer of body butter after each and every shower and let it work it’s magic. Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil restore the…

DCIEM Skincare: The Ordinary

   The Ordinary. Some mornings after braving the brittle cold of this northern city, I run my fingers across a skin that feels unfamiliar.  My lips struggle to maintain their cushion-y pout.  Of course, I’ve sought out wisdom from every sector of the beauty world.  My mum, who radiates 24/7-365,  beauty bloggers, cosmetics counters, and truly–…

Summer16 Essentials

1. Kat Von Dee Liquid Eyeliner  SHOP   Stilla Smudge Stick  SHOP 2. Chanel Le Gel Top Coat  SHOP Chanel Le Vernis SHOP 3. Diptyque Lavande SHOP Save Save Save Save Save Save

Spiced Honey Face Mask

This blend of honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger boasts an impressive array of skin benefits. It evens and brightens your skin tone, eases signs of aging by plumping new cells, and reduces inflammation– which is great for breakouts. Each component of this mask is important, but the star of this recipe is nutmeg.  This…

Local Spotlight: Supernatural Soap

Supporting local crafters and artists is vital to the evolution of our cities and their markets. Being a Pittsburgh native, I have lived in the midst of a cultural rebirth nearly my whole life.  Craft shows, farmers markets, boutiques, and an array of other unique businesses, have nurtured the lure of the city to an…

May Renewal: Miracle-Moisturizing Sugar Scrub.

This sugar scrub is a decadent way to treat your body ||  Be  s w e e t  to your skin.   The combination of my favorite oils and the eternal symbol of love —rose petals, make this body-buffer my seasonal go-to.  I use this scrub after a long soak in a bubbly tub, or before…

May Renewal: Argan Oil Conditioning Hair Mask

What you will need: 3 tablespoons Olive oil 4 tablespoons Coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon Argan Beauty Oil  1 teaspoon Raw Honey Measure out your coconut oil, olive oil, and argan oil and combine in a small pot over a low heat. After about 1 minute remove from heat. Whisk in honey and set mixture aside…

Springtime Detox: Green French Clay Mask

Welcome Spring! A magical time is upon us, a season of sweet sunshine & growth! St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Another year, one more for the books: I have endured junk food, irish drinks & zero h20. A drastic detox is in order & I am itching to embrace it.  The earth is…