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Makeup Tips: Beautiful Lashes Without Mascara

This may surprise you girls, but even though I adore getting all dolled up and spending forever getting my makeup just perfect, there are some days where I just want to skip it all and go natural. Maybe it’s just me, but I find a Zen-like quali...

Taking Your Makeup Look from Day to Night

In today’s world, we girls stay busy around the clock. It’s no rare occasion that we’re asked to go straight from work or running errands to an evening on the town. But your wimpy daytime swipe of mascara isn’t going to suffic...

How To: DIY Clip-In Hair Extensions

Ladies, have no fear! Hair extensions are some of the most exciting and fun beauty products to experiment with: using extensions, you can instantly transform your look and actually experience what a new hairstyle would be like in your usual day-to-da...

Beauty Tips: Brightening Dull Hair

I mentioned having problems with dullness in my hair recently, so I thought a post about some solution might be of use to any of my readers who despise those Pantene ads where Laetitia Casta’s hair looks like a big brunette ribbon of glossiness. Un...

Raw Natural Beauty’s Scoop on Mineral Makeup

I had the opportunity to hear a lot of enlightening information on beauty products in a session about mineral makeup from Christina Marcaccini, the founder of beauty company Raw Natural Beauty. Christina told us a lot of things I didn’t know...

#TheSkinProject Facial Serum & Using Serum For Your Skin

#TheSkinProject has led me to another interesting topic: skin serums. Serums are an interesting addition to the skincare arsenal: packed with active ingredients and eliminating moisture-retaining fillers like petrolatum, they are a great resource for...

When To Throw Your Makeup Away

It’s true, ladies: your makeup goes bad, just like your milk. Old makeup products can be a breeding ground for bacteria, but since cosmetics manufacturers aren’t yet required by law to put expiration dates on their products, it’s up...

Makeup Brush Maintenance: When Should I Clean My Makeup Brushes?

In order to keep your make-up brushes in great condition, you must take care of them. That means cleaning them correctly on a regular basis. Make up brushes should be cleaned approximately every 2-3 months. They should be thoroughly cleansed with a b...

How To: Choose The Right Haircut

Most of you ladies have probably gotten a haircut that looked beautiful – that day, at least. But we have to live with our hair every day, not just when we’ve come straight from the salon. The key to getting a great, versatile haircut tha...

Top 10 Ways To Grow Longer, Stronger Nails

The trend right now leans toward short, polished and slightly rounded nails – a great, low-maintenance windfall for ladies with healthy nails whose only concern is which polish color is the next big thing. But if your nails are constantly break...

#TheSkinProject Facial Toner & Toning Your Skin: What’s That About?

We’re back with another beautiful #TheSkinProject post, and this week we’re talking about toner. (We mean toner for your face, not for your printer. Nerd.) Toner is a controversial and highly misunderstood subject, much like attention def...

5 Anti-Aging Ingredients You Should Know About

The anti-aging sector of the skincare industry has seen huge scientific advancements in recent years. Nearly every product boasts about some difficult-to-pronounce compound it claims will work wonders for your skin – but who knows what these &#...

Hairstyle Guide: Make a Low Ponytail Look Gorgeous!

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of girls sporting a low ponytail. Whether spending a day at the beach, running errands, or dressing up for a date or Girls’ Night Out, this flexible hairstyle looks great on everybody – but if not styled prop...

29 Beautiful Ways To Use a Q-Tip

As you can probably guess from my inability to budget in the makeup department, I have a myriad of different high quality cosmetics brushes and makeup applicators from any number of illustrious brands at my disposal. However, my favorite beauty tool...

#TheSkinProject Exfoliating Your Skin

Welcome back to another #TheSkinProject post! This time, we’re talking about exfoliating. 2, 4, 6, 8 – how do we exfoliate? (Forgive me, I’m a goofball!) I love exfoliating. I had visible blackheads in the pores on my nose at age 11...

How To: Prevent Blackheads

I have had problems with blackheads since middle school, and I imagine a lot of you have faced the same issues. (Well, maybe you haven’t, but I’d feel better if I weren’t the only one, so humor me.) As you might assume, I’ve learned a trick o...

4 Tips For Applying Better Eyeshadow

Eye makeup is probably the most difficult thing to master in makeup artistry, and though it may feel like the impact comes with the liner and mascara, the truth is, your eyeshadowed lids are the canvas and the basis for the lovely work of art youR...

The Ultimate Guide to Vitamins For Hair, Nails And Skin

In all the chaos one day can bring, it’s hard to remember to stick to daily routines – like taking your vitamins. But vitamins can make a huge difference not only in general health, but in the strength of your hair, nails and skin too. Wh...

How To: Tame Your Curly Hair

Did you know that 65% of women in the US have naturally curly hair? It’s true. Don’t fight your curls, girls – embrace them! You can style without spending 3 hours with a flat iron. Here’s a quick guide on making your natural...

Beauty Tips: The Ultimate Secret to Luminous Skin is Simple

Beauty products promise us “hope in a jar” (sometimes literally) and we spend thousands of dollars a year in our collective endeavor for beautiful, youthful skin. (Meanwhile, men spend thousands of dollars a year in a similar quest for th...


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