• Review: Michael Todd Beauty Total Refresher 3-in-1 Derm Rejuvenation System

    Michael Todd Beauty is launching a brand new 3-in-1 Derm Rejuvenation System on July 24, 2017 and I was lucky enough to receive this new skin system compliments of Michael Todd Beauty ...

  • 5 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Summer

    Warmer weather and higher humidity levels changes and expands our skin’s needs. We don’t just need to worry about our face and hands, now that the beach is calling our names we also ...

  • Review: Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow & Blush Palettes

    I have always firmly believed that Make up is an Art form, and I am often offended when Makeup is looked upon as a lesser form of artistic expression. This is one of the main reasons why I am so ...

  • Using Aromatherapy to Enhance Your Beauty – Does it Work?

    Aroma Therapy has been around for thousands of  years and it is widely believed that The Chinese culture is one of the first cultures to use aromatic plants for both physical and ...

  • Review: Extra Mineral Anti-Aging Obliphicha Cream SPF-30

    Extra Mineral is a new company to me. So, when I met some of the ladies that work there at the International Beauty Show in New York I was very curious to learn more about the brand, and I was ...

  • Review: Inglot Duraline – Magical Transformer

    For those of you unfamiliar with Duraline, it is a clear liquid that can transform makeup into liquid form. What? Let me explain. Duraline has become a cult favorite among Beauty Bloggers (myself ...

  • Review: H2O+ Beauty Oasis Hydrating Treatment

    After two months of daily use the H2O+ Beauty Oasis Hydrating Treatment has easily become one of my all-time favorite daily facial moisturizers without sunscreen! Here’s why: The bright blue gel ...

  • All About Orly Breathable Treatment + Color for Nails

    While I was attending the 100th Anniversary of the International Beauty Show I met with Kena from Orly that told me all about a brand new breathable nail polish they are making that is Halal ...

  • The Best Nail Care Tips and Products

    I have serious nail envy. Really I do. You see I was not blessed with beautiful long delicate fingers and nails like my bestie (she literally should have been a hand model). Instead I have short ...

  • Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner Review

    Eva NYC’s Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner is actually a unique hair care product unlike anything that I’ve come across on the market. It is actually a hybrid of sorts-It is a hair ...

  • 2016 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals & Steals

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are 2 of the hottest shopping days of the year! For the past 5 years I have skipped the stores and have done all my holiday shopping online. No lines, no messy ...

  • Discount Retailers

    Let’s be honest we all LOVE saving money. While shopping sales and using promo codes and coupons is always a great way to snag a bargain, I also really appreciate the off-price discount ...

  • Jackets: Being Stylish while Keeping Warm

    This season has a lot of beautiful jackets for all sorts of temperatures, body shapes and sizes as well as fashion aesthetics. In fact, this season seems to be all about anything goes. But, I ...

  • A Comprehensive List of Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands

    BeautyBallerina firmly believes that in this day and age it is hardly necessary to continue testing beauty products on animals. We strive to work with and feature brands on this site that ...

  • Review: SKINN Dimitri James Caviar Lip Cream

    I first heard about SKINN Dimitri James Caviar Lip Cream at the 2015 Generation Beauty Conference in NY when I visited their booth. If you have ever attended one of these events you know that it ...

  • Review: LumaRX IPL Full Body Hair Removal Device

    Especially now that it is summertime I am more self-conscious than ever about body hair. I always like to keep my legs, underarms and bikini area hair-free year round, but it is much more ...

  • Part 1 – PicaSure Laser Tattoo Removal

    I have seven tattoos (with more planned) and I couldn’t imagine wanting to remove any of them. Then again I never tatted the name of an ex, a band that is no longer cool, or a Tweety Bird ...

  • Waterproof Mascara: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    With summer less than a week away I wanted to spend a little time talking about waterproof mascara – what is great about it, what’s not great about it, and which are the better ...

  • Summer 2016’s Chicest Swim Cover-ups

    There are so many different kinds of swimsuit cover-ups this summer season and trying to decide what will look best can often be a challenge. Below, we curated a list of options at various price ...

  • The 8 Hottest Fragrances for Summer 2016

    Summertime hits us like a smack in the face in New York. One day I am wearing cozy sweaters and boots and the next I’m busting out the sandals and cute maxi dresses. Every time the weather ...

  • Pre-Poo Treatments – Are They Worth it?

    Pre-poo, or  Pre-shampoo Treatments are the latest buzz words being heaved around the beauty industry and by all those “in the know.” First of all, what on earth is a pre-poo ...

  • It’s all About Your Brows Baby!

    The days of thick and full brows are here to stay – but – the cool girls have tweaked 2015’s boxed-out  eyebrows (2015 brow on left) into a more natural and ...

  • Hack: Protect Your Hair Before Swimming

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I doubt that he ever imagined that he would be quoted in a beauty blog, no matter, as his wisdom is still just as ...

  • The Best Five-Free Nail Polish Brands

    Folks are more and more concerned with the safety of their beauty products, and with good reason-have you read what some of the ingredients are? We know how hard it is to sort through the ...

  • The Most Stylish and Affordable Bathing Suits EVER!

    Here at BeautyBallerina.com we scoured the web to find the most stylish, on-trend and flattering Swim Suits at affordable prices so you don’t have to. We have selected a number of designs ...

  • The Benefits of Using a Lip Scrub

    People do not always associate summertime with dry lips, however, your lips are even more susceptible to dryness at this time of year. For one you are spending a lot more time outdoors and in the ...

  • The Chicest Shades for Summer

    I personally wear sunglasses all year round, however, during the summer I go all out and wear my largest, boldest, hottest, hippest and chicest shades. I think the longer days and heat inspire me ...

  • Younger Looking Eyes in 5 Easy Steps

    Everyone wants bright, clear and young looking eyes. Of course the best way to achieve this is by eating well, sleeping 7+ hours a night, using a skin care regimen that works for you, not rubbing ...

  • Best Drugstore Foundations

        Everybody is always on the hunt for the perfect foundation and there is no reason to break the bank with this highly effective list of superior foundations that you can find right ...

  • The Cool Girl’s Guide to Jewelry this Summer

    This season is all about layering, dainty pieces, lariats, pendants and name and initial jewelry. You can mix silver, rose gold and gold together for the chicest and coolest on-trend looks. Here ...

  • Our Favorite Shoes for Summer featuring Vince Camuto

    There is something about summer that just makes me want to run out and buy every sandal, wedge, flip flop, slip on that there is. I mean the colors are amazing and the styles are sexy and fierce. ...

  • The Best Drugstore Face Washes

    Finding the right face wash for your specific skin needs is one of the most important things that you can do to perfect your beauty routine. As washing your face is generally one of the first ...

  • The Best Eye Shadow Primers for Summer

    Anyone that has ever used an eye shadow primer knows that a good one can be a game changer. It will brighten your eyes, hold your shadow and liner in place all day and keep your eye lids from ...

  • Top 10 Best Gifts for Father’s Day

    Father’s Day is quickly approaching and every year I try to think of new and interesting things to give my dad. Sometimes I have no creativity at all, and other years I have come up with ...

  • COSRX AHA Whitehead Power Liquid Review

    Everyone suffers from some form of acne, whether it is blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cystic acne, etc., it is all classified as Acne – and Acne is a real B I T C H, excuse the language, ...

  • Can a Brush Save Your Hair?

    It is no secret that color-treated and bleached hair like mine is more fragile and subject to breaking, tangling and split ends. Age, diet, hair care and heredity also play a major role in how ...

  • Favorite Skincare Travel Sets

    Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the Summertime “weekend-getaway.”  As a beauty junkie and beauty ritual devotee in the past this time of year always filled me with ...

  • Summer 2016’s Hottest New Nail Colors

    This summer’s hottest new nail colors are being brought to you straight from OPI and they are inspired by the movie Alice through the Looking Glass. Take a journey to Wonderland with these ...

  • (Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm Review

    I have severely dry lips, I mean my lips are ALWAYS chapped and peeling. It doesn’t matter if it is Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall I always have the most chapped lips of ALL! (Yeah – ...

  • Top 10 Ways to Get Your Best Hair Ever

    1. Use only sulfate free shampoos and conditioners Shampoos that contain sulfates are very harsh on your hair and scalp and they will also prematurely fade the hair color you paid a small fortune ...