Paris in the Spring: Lancome’s New Hues


Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all pack a bag full of floral flocks and head to Paris for the springtime? If that's your plan, then enjoy it, girl. But the rest of us will be sitting here in marginally nice weather wearing inspired makeup to get us through. I get tons of press releases on new … [Read more...]

You Glow, Girl: Best Bronzers for Everybody


  The fairly pink cheek is a favorite, and I definitely am not going to suggest it's on its way out. But as you attempt to put your best face forward for spring, can I suggest cutting the pale and warming things up with the right bronzer? It can all get so confusing -- powder, gel, cream? … [Read more...]

Drugstore Beauty Buys


Every few months, I love to scope what's new in the beauty aisle at the drugstore. I find that purchasing seasonal or trend-driven products at super-low prices is a great way to figure out if they're right for me. (Why spend north of $30 on navy mascara if it ends up making you look weird?) So, … [Read more...]



As the trends turn away from a thick, dark strip of monotonous lashes and toward generous, pretty lengths with a more natural feel, we couldn't be more excited. Embrace the new with a few falsies mixed in among your real fringe, or simply up the ante with a strong, come-hither mascara. Here are some … [Read more...]

Five Beauty Buys to Try this Season


Stepping outside your beauty comfort zone is an important way to up your confidence and make it through winter with your personality intact. From mud masks to crimson lips, up your game this season and leave those cold-weather cares behind. Mud mask: warm up with a healing, detoxifying mud … [Read more...]

How to Use Hot Jewels

How to Apply Hot Jewels

Are you ready to try Hot Jewels? These super fun glitter temporary tattoos are perfect for adding sparkle without breaking the bank! Hot Jewels are easy to apply and stay on for days. There are so many awesome designs to choose from: As you can see Hot Jewels take seconds to apply! Here's … [Read more...]

Nail it with Neutrals


There's no denying that nude nails are still having a moment. But winter weather is so conducive to dark hues, it's tempting to keep reaching for navy, evergreen, charcoal, and so on. Freshen things up with a neutral nail that is anything but summery. It'll hit the reset button on your post-holiday … [Read more...]

Have the Confidence to Smile Brilliant *Giveaway*


Somewhere between the cheap (and not really effective) whitening strips and the super expensive whitening treatment at the dentist office, you'll find Smile Brilliant. Smile Brilliant is one of the fastest growing retailers of teeth whitening products in the US! And for good reason. This system is … [Read more...]

5 Minute Makeup


Confession: Until I was in college, I never wore makeup.  I know.  How I ever survived those adolescent years with nothing more than some drugstore cover-up is beyond me.  I suppose I was lucky that I did not need eyeshadow and all that jazz.  Certainly now as I'm nearing 30 (gulp) I have to apply … [Read more...]