Mother’s Day on a Budget

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Mother_daughter With Mother’s Day only a few weeks away, it’s time to start looking for that perfect gift for Mom. Now is the one time of year when you can really show her just how much you love and appreciate all she’s done for you. But just because you want to express your gratitude doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Think outside the box and get creative; remember, it truly is the thought that counts. Here are a few fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas that require a big heart, not a big bankroll.

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Get Your Body Summer Ready

Monday, April 20, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Shutterstock_2423949 Okay, so you had good intentions to start shaping up in January. You promised yourself that you’d work out for 30 minutes, five days a week; eat your fruits and veggies; and get eight hours of sleep each night. If you’ve gotten a late start (or haven’t started at all), it’s still not too late to get moving. Here are a few easy ways to shape up this spring so that you’ll look summer fresh and beach ready in no time.

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Spring Makeup Tips

Friday, April 17, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Lynnette_powder_app Spring has sprung. What exactly does that mean for your makeup? New looks, new colours and an array of new products to refresh your makeup bag. While each season brings its own trends, spring makeup is generally lighter and brighter than its preceding winter colour. Here is a short and sweet list of our top Pür Minerals makeup tips for a gorgeous spring look, pür and simple style.

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How to Be a Bronzed Goddess

Friday, April 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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With spring now in full spring, the pressure is on to have a great tan. It’s no secret that a golden glow can make you look ten pounds thinner instantly. Sure, you want your body bikini-ready, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your skin at risk with a trip to the tanning bed. Tanning lotions and bronzers will give you a natural looking sun-kissed glow, minus the harmful effects of UV rays. Follow these simple tips to get a bronzed goddess look the healthy way.

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How to Camouflage Your Freckles

Monday, April 06, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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While freckles are for the most part harmless, and downright adorable on children under the age of 10, most grown women find this spotty condition to be a nuisance. The problem lies within the fact that freckles, which are caused by the presence of larger melanin-containing cells (melanocytes), become larger and deeper in color when the skin is exposed to sun.

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Sun Smarts

Thursday, April 02, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

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Like many natural resources, the sun has pros and cons. The vitamin D found in solar energy helps strengthen bones and teeth, and evidence shows that sunlight can positively influence on our mood and psyche. But in an age of global warming and tanning bed fever, it seems more important than ever to get the facts straight on solar UV radiation and sun care. Wearing sunscreen is an essential (NOT optional!) part of maintaining healthy skin. With spring already in full swing and summer rapidly approaching, we at Pür Minerals urge you to read on and boost your UV IQ!

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Haute Spring Hairstyles

Friday, March 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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If you’re like me, your tresses need a little pick-me-up from time to time. What better way to refresh your look for the new season than to try a fresh, new hairstyle? This spring brings a wealth of fashionable ‘dos for every occasion, so ditch your signature look and show your locks some love with one of these simple, pretty new styles.

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Nature’s Perfect Sunscreen

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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I’m a sucker for lists. Top tens, ratings, reviews—you name it. Textbooks call it glazomania. So, when I came across the Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen review in a random web search, I simply had to read on.

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How to Minimize Pores

Monday, March 23, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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Do you suffer from enlarged pores? Contrary to popular belief, this nuisance of a skin condition is not exclusive to oily or acneic skin types. Although overly oil or acne-prone skin makes it easy for excess oil to become trapped in pores, too little oil—due to aging or hormonal imbalance—can also cause pores to stretch slightly and appear larger. By using the right skin care products in your daily beauty regimen, you can minimize pores and keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

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Beauty to a “Tea”

Friday, March 20, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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