5 Minute Makeup

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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...]

Meaningful Beauty: A Busy Mom’s Secret Weapon

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Know what is one of the worst things about getting older? That first time you have to check the next box on the survey… I have moved up an age group, folks. When did this happen? I swear I'm still 23 in my head. Sadly, though, when I look in the mirror, there is no longer a 23-year-old looking back … [Read more...]

Lovely Liners

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So many of us fall into one of two camps when it comes to eyeliner -- either totally terrified or black-all-the-time. I'm in the latter, and have a ton of friends in the former. Because liner makes such a dramatic difference, it can be tough to commit to using it at all, or changing up what you … [Read more...]

Dare to Try… The Best of Fall Beauty

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Your tan might have faded, but your spirit hasn't. As we head into fall, there's never been a better time to up the beauty ante with some of the latest products and colors on the market. So as not to obliterate the walls surrounding your comfort zone, thus throwing you even farther back in your … [Read more...]

Beauty Tips & Simple Skincare with Gita Bass

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We love hearing the latest and greatest from beauty gurus, and when the opportunity came up to interview celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass, we jumped at it. Bass is behind some of your favorite red carpet beauty looks on Katie Holmes, Elizabeth Olsen, Selena Gomez, Ashley Greene, Debra Messing, and … [Read more...]

Find the perfect fall 2014 makeup trend for your style

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Whether you are the natural makeup kind of lady or the never go out without your fake eyelashes fashionista, I bet you are as eager as I am to discover what colors and styles will rule the beauty world this coming fall. Yes, the lovely autumn season is upon us and will bring us these 4 marvelous … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Skin Solutions: Direct from the Trenches

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My college roomie-turned-sister-in-law and I have a running joke about our fated skin. First, we suffered from adolescent acne (8th-10th grades, you still haunt me). We combatted that and later found ourselves college freshman with anxiety-induced acne. This was followed by the glorious exercise … [Read more...]

CC Yourself with Glowing Skin — We’ll Tell You How

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There's been a lot of buzz in the past couple years about BB and CC creams, and many wonder if these so-called miracle solutions will help them achieve the glowing skin we all desire. I have to admit I too approached the concept with a degree of skepticism, especially as I tend to favor more … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Hacks for the Busy Mama

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Have you ever found yourself relaxing at the beach with the family, decided to trek up to the bathroom, and been instantly horrified by the reflection you see in the mirror? Hair in a mess, skin blotchy, minimal makeup that looked so cute at home, now sweat-streaked and spidery? We've all been … [Read more...]