a blog about pretty things by AnnaRose Kern- hairstylist, makeup artist and beauty product junkie.

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Sushi date with the BFF. Wearing the amazing new “Kurt Cobain” sweater from her summer line. Pretty much the proudest of her. ❤️ @jacvanek  (at Franklin Village)

Sushi date with the BFF. Wearing the amazing new “Kurt Cobain” sweater from her summer line. Pretty much the proudest of her. ❤️ @jacvanek (at Franklin Village)

Today’s incredible inspiration. Thank you @sophiabush.  (at Paramount Pictures)

Today’s incredible inspiration. Thank you @sophiabush. (at Paramount Pictures)

Is there such a thing as too many healing gemstone bracelets? Nah. I’ll be listing these tonight on my etsy store for those interested in buying!

Is there such a thing as too many healing gemstone bracelets? Nah. I’ll be listing these tonight on my etsy store for those interested in buying!

Testing the new @kenraprofessional Dry Texture Spray and Texturizing Taffy today. They both smell delicious and give soft, touchable feel (not dry and starchy like most texture sprays).

Testing the new @kenraprofessional Dry Texture Spray and Texturizing Taffy today. They both smell delicious and give soft, touchable feel (not dry and starchy like most texture sprays).

Wait a minute…. Am I dreaming or did my friends at @kenraprofessional just send me a whole bunch of new toys to play with (including their new dry texture spray)?! Somebody pinch me! Thank you Kenra!

Wait a minute…. Am I dreaming or did my friends at @kenraprofessional just send me a whole bunch of new toys to play with (including their new dry texture spray)?! Somebody pinch me! Thank you Kenra!

Experimenting with some new gems. Chryscolla, fluorite and serpentine with a Tibetan silver charm. Peaceful vibes.

Experimenting with some new gems. Chryscolla, fluorite and serpentine with a Tibetan silver charm. Peaceful vibes.

The view on my walk home from work is pretty easy on the eyes.

The view on my walk home from work is pretty easy on the eyes.

Here’s a drawing of what’s been occupying my brain today.

Here’s a drawing of what’s been occupying my brain today.

Inspiration. Loving these rosette braids and this steely blue blonde!

Inspiration. Loving these rosette braids and this steely blue blonde!

Spreading some healing crystal magic with my pretty ladies in the makeup trailer.

Spreading some healing crystal magic with my pretty ladies in the makeup trailer.

A little tease action for my girl @emonilovesmusic before her last Sing Off show in LA.  (at House of Blues Sunset Strip)

A little tease action for my girl @emonilovesmusic before her last Sing Off show in LA. (at House of Blues Sunset Strip)

Now hang me out to dry…  (at Sunset Gower: Stages 15/16)

Now hang me out to dry… (at Sunset Gower: Stages 15/16)

Cleansing with Oil

Oil is good for your skin. Thats right, I said it. Oil is good for your skin. I know this seems contrary to everything we were taught as teenagers battling breakouts, but it’s true. For centuries, Asian cultures have been using oil to cleanse their skin and in case you haven’t noticed, those women have gorgeous, glowing complexions. 


Using a cleansing oil, like Shisedio, MAC cleanse off oil or NYX Cleansing oil, helps remove all traces of makeup and dirt without stripping any of the moisture from your skin. Foaming cleansers can remove the natural oils that your body produces to keep skin supple and dry out your skin. And dry skin shows signs of age more quickly, and no one wants that. 

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If you feel like you’re not getting your skin completely clean (which you are, I promise) you can use some witch hazel on a cotton pad to remove any traces of the oil. On top of using oil to cleanse, I drench my face with vitamin e oil nightly before my moisturizer. But, if thats too scary for you, then just concentrate it around your eyes. Vitamin E oil is the stuff of miracles, it has incredible anti aging and antioxidant properties, helps even skin tone, improve texture, repair sun damage and even help with stretch marks on the body.


 I know it seems counter intuitive to rub oil on your face but it’s truly the most natural and basic moisturizer you can find. I also use Aragan oil in my hair and Hemp Seed oil on my body. So clearly I am a big fan of oil as a beauty product. I highly recommend using it in your daily beauty routine. It takes a little bit of getting used to, but I promise you will notice a difference in your skin within a few weeks. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in my ask box!

Today’s meditation.

Today’s meditation.

The face of someone who is 100% over it.  (at Beverly Hills Hotel)

The face of someone who is 100% over it. (at Beverly Hills Hotel)

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