Category Archives: Beauty

9 Clever Makeup Tips for a Hectic Morning

Woman applying makeup in the mirror

There is no greater ode to self-care than taking the time to sit down in front of a mirror and put on your face step-by-step, from primer to setting spray. But if you’re prone to early starts and a chaotic schedule, you probably don’t have the luxury to dive into an elaborate makeup routine every […]

Top 16 Botanicals for Healthy Hair

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Botanicals have been a huge buzzword lately, basically referring to compounds that have been derived from plants. In addition to boosting your health when consumed orally, and improving your complexion when used topically, botanicals can also work wonders when it comes to your hair. Horsetail Many people have never heard of horsetail, but this grassy-smelling […]

Different Kinds of Curly Hair – and How to Make the Most of Yours

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Did you know that curly hair can be categorized into three different types? You may be wondering… Why does this matter? Well, if you know exactly what type of curls you have, you can then tailor your hair care routine to one that really suits your specific hair type, and truly make the most of […]

19 Nail Art Designs You Have to Try

Ombre nail art

Nail art seems to have taken off as an artistic genre all of its own. People everywhere are now using nail art designs as a form of self-expression. The designs are everything from tiny detailed pictures to geometric designs to tie-dye swirls to festive holiday options. Some of them are quite intricate while others are an […]

My At-Home Manicure

Friends doing an at-home manicure and pedicure

For most of my life, I had ‘difficult’ nails.  They used to split and peel terribly, and never grow.  For those reasons, I have always been hesitant to get professional manicures.  I’m very protective of my nails and don’t trust them to someone else.  But the flipside is that I’ve become pretty good at taking […]

How to Flatter Deep-Set Eyes

Brunette woman touching her face

Do you have deep set eyes?  One quick way to find out is to use a pencil and hold it flat against your eyebrow.  If it rests against your cheek without touching any other part of your eye, you indeed have deep-set eyes. While this particular eye shape is great for eye makeup because it […]

Small Touches that Make A Big Difference

Woman examining her face in the mirror

Sometimes we get caught up in the ‘bigger’ parts of our makeup routine, and forget to double-check the little things.  But if you make them a part of your regular routine, they really won’t add too much time to your morning.  Here are a few quick things that I try to pay attention to: Lip […]

My Five-Star Makeup Picks

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I have tried a lot of makeup in my exploration, but I think many of us have those top products that we always come back to.  The ones that no matter what else we try, they just seem to work better for us and our needs.  Here is a list of my top treats that […]

What’s In Your Makeup Bag?

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I like to know what my readers are using/wearing right now! My primary makeup bag changes seasonally as well as according to my mood and activities. Here is what I’m using on a (mostly) daily basis: Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm – I’m a huge fan of Dr. Jart’s beauty balms. I […]

Foundation 101: Advantages of Different Formulas

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It’s difficult enough to find the right shade of foundation, but when you throw in all of the different available formulas, it can become downright impossible it seems. Here is a quick guide about choosing the right formula for your needs and your preferences: Tinted moisturizer – Typically tinted moisturizer offers the sheerest coverage and […]