5 Steps to Perfect Spring Skin

Despite the fact that New York is currently awaiting a massive snow storm right now (*sigh*), spring is right around the corner.

Aside from doing a deep clean of my closet and going on a major clothing haul to prep for the next few months of fashion posts, I also try I try to reevaluate my beauty/skincare routine each season. Spring is one of my favorite times, because it brings lots of beautiful colors and delicious new scents.

However, it can be a tricky transition going from the dry winter weather to luscious spring in the blink of an eye. Of course, this is always how it seems to happen in New York. Luckily though, I’ve established a few rules of thumb (totally through trial and error) that’ll help even the most troubled skin transition seamlessly into the upcoming season…

Why You Need to Dry Brush for Beautiful Skin (Or You’re Missing Out)

Dry brushing is one of those topics that I reference all the time and have been meaning to do a full-fledged post on for what seems like literal ages. I started dry brushing after reading another blogger’s lowdown on it a few years ago, and I’ve pretty much been obsessed ever since. It’s something that I try to do almost every time before I get in the shower, and my skin is definitely thankful for it! 

But wait, WTF is dry brushing? 

The Best 4-Ingredient Brightening Strawberry Clay Face Mask

If you read TBC’s Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (and you should, bc it features some real goodies), you’re probably not surprised to see more V-Day inspired content. It’s obvious that I love the color pink, so I’ll pretty much take advantage of any opportunity to exploit that passion — Valentine’s Day included, of course. 

Today’s post is extra special though — not just because it’s pretty, but because it’s a damn gem when it comes to skincare. You ladies know how I feel about sick-o unnatural products, especially when they cost a small fortune. I mean, how am I supposed to save up for this bag when I’m blowing my entire paycheck on glorified soap? Thanks, but no thanks. 

6 All-Natural Makeup Removers You Can Find in Your Pantry

Lately, I’ve become V picky about my nighttime routine. I only use a handful of products nowadays, and I’m always careful to check the ingredients before applying anything to my skin. After all, most people would be shocked to hear that, according to this source, women absorb up to FIVE POUNDS of damaging chemicals a year — all thanks to their beauty products. 

But does this mean you should immediately toss everything that’s currently housed on your vanity without second thought? Thank the Lord, no! My motto has always been that slow and steady wins the race. Cutting something out cold turkey doesn’t typically work for anyone, and I will always stand by the idea that one of the most important factors in creating a healthy lifestyle is about finding balance. Know your facts, and actively choose what you allow to go in (and on) your body.

Natural Beauty: Anti-Acne Green Tea Sugar Scrub Bars

If you read the ‘Best of 2016‘ roundup last week, you already know that one of my goals for this year is to publish more DIY beauty recipes. I only created a few in 2016, but they were some of my most-visited and shared posts of the entire year. This one even got featured in a Bloglovin’ edit, which was kind of a big deal considering it was the first natural beauty tutorial I’d ever posted here on The Blonde Chiffon.

So, cheers to the first DIY beauty remedy of 2017 here on TBC. It’s one of my favorite concoctions yet, so I know you’ll be just as obsessed as I am. 

How to Create the Perfect Glittery Eye for the Holidays

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyPureRelief #CollectiveBias It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. This is of course exciting for me, because it means a (debatably) much-deserved break from school and lots of time to work on the things that I love most (i.e. blogging). I’m also looking forward to the many holiday parties that characterize the season and help make it memorable. After all, good food plus good company equals a darn good time. Right?  Right. That being said, I’m really looking to step up my makeup game this season. I recently invested in some new eyeshadow palettes, and I can’t wait to finally have an excuse to use some of my favorite (most glittery) shades. I experimented with a sparkly eye look earlier this week, and it’s definitely worth redoing during the…

How To Have The Perfect At-Home Spa Day

Wow, I can’t remember the last time I’ve taken such a long hiatus from blogging! I hate that I’ve been absent for the past few weeks, but I have been sick as a dog. I’m talking the full nine yards. Fever, sore throat, cough, you name it.  YUCK.  However, being essentially couchridden for the past week has had at least one positive affect, since it’s the inspiration behind today’s post. Now that my immune system is finally starting to kick some a$$, I’m definitely in need of a spa day this weekend as a treat for such a rough time while I’ve been sick. Though feeling like CRAP is a perfect excuse for a little “me time”, we all need to love ourselves a little more often. Am I right?  I don’t know about you guys, but I’m constantly go, go, go. That’s why being so sick was so sucky.…