Fall extravaganzas: From craft fairs to art markets, this is where to drool over handmade goods in the Houston area
Want to purchase quality items from the person who made them? Here are several craft fairs, art markets and festivals where you can shop for unique goods while supporting local artists and businesses.
🔒 Pick up the perfect gifts at these shops, small businesses you’ll only find in Houston
Where we spend our money matters and when we buy local, our money does more good for our community than it does when we shop at big-box stores, so when you go shopping for surprises, whether they be for a birthday, holiday or major life milestone, consider supporting local entrepreneurs.
Time to say goodbye to those sweatpants: If you’re going back to work IRL and not sure what to wear, start here
Maybe you’re preparing to return to in-person work. Perhaps you came back to the office months ago. Or maybe you’ll be doing some combination of remote employment and in-office days, balancing Zoom calls from your living room with physical appearances.
Is ‘slugging’ safe? Houston dermatologist weighs in on TikTok’s skincare trend
HOUSTON – The latest trend on TikTok is slugging, a beauty hack that promises to give you hydrated, dewy skin by applying Vaseline at night before bed. Dr. Sherry Ingraham, dermatologist at Advance Dermatology, breaks down the dos and don’ts of slugging. Top view of young women use Vaseline (iStock)“Dermatologists love Vaseline. “It forms a seal over the skin, preventing water loss and keeps moisture in your skin. If your skin is super dry, apply a light moisturizer like plain Cerave lotion before slugging,” said Ingraham.
The $26 jumpsuit that looks good on literally EVERYONE
Five Houston women try one jumpsuit with thousands of positive reviews on Amazon. COURTNEY:Five Houston women try one jumpsuit with thousands of positive reviews on Amazon. I understand why there are three-thousand 4 - 5 star reviews.”MARZI:Five Houston women try one jumpsuit with thousands of positive reviews on Amazon. It’s just here for show.”TERA:Five Houston women try one jumpsuit with thousands of positive reviews on Amazon. LAUREN:Five Houston women try one jumpsuit with thousands of positive reviews on Amazon.
Houston designer Alan Gonzalez is using his talent for fashion to help seniors in need
HOUSTON – When Houston designer Alan González stopped by our studio in January to show us his latest collection, he had no idea face masks would be one of the most sought-after items in 2020. He's now making those masks with a new purpose and he shared with Houston Life details on these special designs. pic.twitter.com/48yPF70dx1 — Alan Gonzalez (@Alantude) April 24, 2020“It started with just her and I making about a hundred, then the number grew. To catch a glimpse of his talents as a designer with his clothing line Alantude, see below a clip of González’s appearance on Houston Life earlier this year. To purchase González’s face mask, click here.
KPRC 2 anchor Dominique Sachse shares how to look and sound your best on Zoom calls
Luckily, KPRC 2 anchor and youtuber Dominique Sachse is a TV pro, and she shared tips to help you look and sound your best on your video calls. If your using Zoom in a work environment, Sachse recommends using presentable wardrobe. KEEP THE CAMERA AT EYE LEVELDominique Sachse shares how to look good on Zoom (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.) LOOK INTO THE CAMERADominique Sachse on Zoom (YouTube, Dominique Sachse)“Avoid the temptation to look everywhere when you’re speaking,” said Sachse, who shared a simple tip to help you. BACKGROUND CHECKDominique Sachse shows how to look good on Zoom calls (YouTube)“Watch out what’s going on behind you.
3 easy hairstyles and beauty deals to get you holiday ready
Holiday Gift IdeasBut first, if you’re still looking for some last-minute gifts, these beauty finds are still available and can ship in time for Christmas Day. Houston Life viewers can get 25% OFF with the code - Houston25. And, if you need a fun stocking stuffer idea, the Mojave Face Mask/Facial Set is available at ShopTrademarkBeauty.com. Houston Life viewers can get 20% OFF sitewide with the code - HoustonLife. Holiday Hair InspirationGo glam this holiday season with Hollywood waves.
Want to save some money or declutter your bathroom? Try these multipurpose beauty products
We could all stand to save a few bucks whenever we can, so why not declutter your bathroom and start using some beauty products that can do more than one thing? StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan is well versed when it comes to beauty products, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to condensing your inventory and only using the products that you really need in your daily life. You can obviously use the product for washing your hair, but Jordan suggests you try it as a body wash, as well. Another great product that can be used in different ways is something men may have in their bathroom: beard oil. There are lots of other things Jordan recommends, so watch the entire video to get all the tips from a professional.
This makeup routine will have you ready in 10 minutes or less
Getting ready for dinner with the girls or having a date night with your partner can always be such a rush when you’re a busy person, but we guarantee this makeup routine will have you ready to go and out the door in 10 minutes -- or maybe even faster. Katrina has been doing this for years, so if anyone knows how to put on an elegant face of makeup quickly, it’s her. Let’s say you’re going to work, so you do a simple and quick makeup base before you head out the door in the morning. You already have a great primer for the more dramatic makeup to come later in the day. By the time you’re ready to to go out at night, you just have to let your hair down and you’ve got tons of volume to work with.
Great Halloween costumes you can get for less at Goodwill Houston
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. HOUSTON – Halloween is just around the corner, and if you are looking for Halloween costumes that won’t break the bank, thrift shopping is just what you need! Barbie Parker, Vice President of Fund Development and Community Relations with Goodwill Houston, shared human and pet costume ideas to help you stay on budget. Goodwill not only has costumes ready to purchase, but they also have book where you can flip through costume ideas for you to create a “spooktacular” look using separate pieces from the store. If you want more information about Goodwill Houston, you can call 713-692-6221, or you can visit their website goodwillhouston.org.
This Houston hairstylist is on a mission to empower breast cancer patients
HOUSTON – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better time to highlight the work that a local hairstylist has been doing to assist patients dealing with hair loss during treatment. Venita Graves (Beauty Beyond Breast Cancer)“17 years ago, I was doing my self-exam and I found a lump. We lift their esteem, motivate them and inspire them to feel that (there’s) beauty beyond breast cancer. The effect is an unforgettable experience for cancer patients and survivors. To donate or to connect with Beauty Beyond Breast Cancer, click here.
These are the tips and tricks you need to properly groom your eyebrows
One of the latest trends in fashion is heavily grooming your eyebrows, and there’s a lot to know and learn. You don’t want to end up over- or under-tweezing your brows. He’s even got tips if you want to add a little bit to your brow, like the right product to use and how to really draw on a great arch. Make sure you check out the full video, above, to get all the inside information -- and make sure you check out the StyleWise YouTube page so you never miss a single episode. Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe!
How you can work camo into your everyday wardrobe
Camo isn’t a print that most of us have in our everyday wardrobes (unless you were in the military or love hunting), but according to StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan, this is a print that anyone can wear and make stylish. Especially when it comes to jackets, you can go for something comfortable and casual, or even get a nicely fitted blazer with a camo print to make a real fashion statement. These jackets are great because they go with almost any color, so have some fun when it comes to an undershirt. Jordan also suggests pairing a camo jacket with a scarf that has a print. If you liked this StyleWise video, make sure you check out more -- and subscribe, so you never miss Jordan’s style advice.
How to figure out what types of skin care products are right for you
That’s why StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan is here to help you figure out what’s best for your face. You’ll often see skincare products that are either opaque or clear. Lotions that are cream-based and heavy are the opaque options, and products that are see-through are a little lighter on your skin. Jordan said that, depending on your preferences, one option is better than the other when it comes to your skin. The same can be applied to a lot of other beauty products, such as shampoo, conditioner and even facial mists.
How you can make wearing a mask fashionable and fun
Wearing a mask out in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is just another sign of the times these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan thinks this is a perfect time to up your fashion game and get creative when it comes to wearing a face covering, and most importantly, to make it easy when making your own face mask. Jordan suggest glamming up plain old black or white masks with something a little bit more exciting. As for a black mask, try embellishing it with a few rhinestones or jewels. Don’t go overboard with them, but a few could really make a black mask pop in the light.
Discover the skincare line customized for Houstons climate
HOUSTON If Houstons heat and humidity is wreaking havoc on your skin, a skincare line made in France promises to help. Ulli Haslacher, founder of Pour Moi Climate-Smart Skincare, has spent decades working on this customized line, and she shared details about how the products match where you live or where you are going. Its anti-aging skincare for your zip code, said Haslacher, who received a patent for this extraordinary innovation that gives your skin what it needs based on the climate you live in. For our Houston Life viewers, Pour Moi Climate-Smart has a special offer happening now through August 10. And to get in on this special offer, visit pourmoiskincare.com/houston, or call 909-243-1456.
Beardology 101: Best beard grooming for your face shape
This might be a news flash to all the men out in the world, but there are actual ways that you’re supposed to be shaving your beard, based from the shape of your face. Not only do you want to make sure you’re shaving high enough on your neck to create a beard line, but you’ll also need to pay attention as to where you should make the line on your cheeks. According to Jordan, the line placements depends on the shape of your face, so it can get complicated if you’re just shaving and not taking these factors into consideration. There are so many dos and don’ts when it comes to shaving, and luckily, Jordan has a solution for all of your grooming needs. You can watch the full video of Style Wise above, and make sure you like and subscribe so you never miss a single Style Wise episode with Jon Jordan.
Looking for a stylish mask? Here are 11 Houston shops where you can find that perfect design
If you are still looking for that perfect design, we compiled a list of 11 local shops you can support. The boutique offers Chloe Daos locally made collections, as well as carefully curated merchandise that are one of a kind. Website: forthandnomad.comPhone: (713) 814-8198Location: 731 Yale St. Houston, TX 77007Memorial TailorsAbout the Company: Mario Duarte has been in business since 1993 servicing in Houston. Website: memorial-tailors.square.site/Phone: (713) 461-2230Location: 9774 Katy Fwy Suite 350 Houston, TX 770554401 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006Sam & DavyAbout the Shop: Sam & Davy - The POP UP is located at River Oaks. The boutique offers handmade and customized nap mats, blankets, pillows, baby bedding and more.
Heres the one tool you absolutely need to get those perfect beach waves at home
HOUSTON Looking for some hair inspiration for your next Zoom call meeting? Joseph Maine, a celebrity hair stylist, recommends using Trademark Beauty Babe Waves Jumbo to get perfect beach waves at home. Joseph Maine, celebrity hair stylist, shares how to get perfect beachy waves at home. Joseph recommends boosting volume by strategically placing a clip in the back of your head to push up the hair. Joseph recommends these Trademark Beauty Headbands.
How to cut your son’s hair at home -- for blondes, it’s a little different
We’ve showed you how to master the at-home haircut during quarantine, but cutting hair on people who are blonde -- well, it’s a whole other rodeo. A lot of mistakes can be hidden with people who have dark hair because, well, their hair is dark. It may be noticeable to them, but the average person walking down the street probably isn’t going to notice a chunk of hair not blended in. But for people with blonde hair, however, it’s a different story. That’s why StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan recruited busy mom Lauren once again to give one of her sons another at-home haircut, and luckily, her second son is a blondie.
Did you know you can give yourself a full spa treatment, with ingredients found in your own home?
The spa might be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself while quarantining, right? Believe it or not, there are tons of remedies for facial and hair treatments -- that you can do with ingredients that you probably already have deep in your cupboard or refrigerator. StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan had his friend Katrina show him just how easy it is to create a supple face mask and color correctors for hair with pantry item staples, such as milk, honey, and yes, even ketchup. It might seem a little strange at first, but using organic and natural ingredients like milk and honey can make a luxurious face mask -- and if your hair is damaged by the sun or chlorine from a pool, ketchup can take care of that right away. Obviously, nothing compares to a day trip to a spa, getting waited on hand and foot, but with a little imagination (and some at-home ingredients), you can turn your home into the spa of your dreams, even in quarantine.
Cleaning, sanitizing your makeup brushes has never been so important
If you’ve never thought about sanitizing your makeup brushes, now may be the time to do it. Hopefully you’re not sharing any makeup brushes while you’re quarantined, but even if you’re not -- making sure you have a clean makeup brush can help stop the spread of any kind of germs that may be residing on your face. Cleaning the brushes with soap and water is a step in the right direction, but Jordan suggests making sure you soak the brushes in isopropyl alcohol so they are fully sanitized. And if you’re worried about the brushes drying out, just soak them in some water and hair conditioner after the alcohol. Even when it comes to the packaging of makeup products, Jordan suggests finding ones that are in bottles or have pumps; that way, you don’t cross-contaminate while touching the product.
Thrift Shop Throwdown: Can Derrick and Courtney score designer brands for less?
Now imagine scoring high end labels at bargain prices at a thrift store? They teamed up with Derrick Shore and Courtney Zavala and put them up to the test in a new edition of Thrift Shop Throwdown. The goal is to see between them, who can find the item with the highest retail value with a $25 budget. To see the throwdown, watch video above. And to see who won this time, watch the video below.
New Year, new 'do: 3 ways to change up your hairstyle for 2020
Add instant length and volumeHair extensions can easily give you that look without waiting a long time to grow out your hair. For this look, stylist Ashley Guerra used hand-tied weft extensions. A professional stylist can help you find the right match and color, so you can really get a natural look. Go short with a Pixie styleStylists share ways to change your look for the New Year. (KPRC)This cut is great if you’re wanting to make a drastic change, like going from a longer style to a shorter style.
From North Houston to ‘Project Runway’: Q&A with fashion designer Alan González
And even though he left the show earlier than expected, his rise to the top of the fashion world, has only just begun. Fashion designer Alan Gonzalez and his models. Q: Who is your favorite designer? Q: What is your favorite fashion accessory? Q: Best fashion advice you’ve ever received?
3 easy, holiday hairstyles you can actually do yourself
HOUSTON – It’s holiday party season and when it comes to styling your perfect look, don’t forget about your hair! Rachel Gower and Cecilia Kerr from The Upper Hand salon share 3 easy styles you can re-create at home. Look #1 - It all starts with a foundation of curlsThe stylists from The Upper Hand salon share their secrets to getting great holiday hair on "Houston Life." Look #3 – Celebrate the season with this fun party updoThe stylists from The Upper Hand salon share their secrets to getting great holiday hair on "Houston Life." To schedule an appointment with Kerr or one of the other stylists at The Upper Hand salon, visit www.theupperhand.com.
Going gray gracefully with Houston’s Upper Hand Salon
HOUSTON – If you're looking for a way to make your hair color pop this fall, have you thought about going gray? From the runway to the red carpet, the gray hair trend is still going strong. Genesis, Maggie and Margaret decide to embrace the gray hair trend on "Houston Life." She wanted to transition to her natural gray color. The TrendsetterMaggie had a moderate amount of gray hair, but wanted to embrace the trend.