Beyond Mascara: The Lash Lift

There’s a reason everyone makeup artist says their desert-island product is mascara. Lengthening, thickening, and darkening the lashes brightens your eyes like nothing else. It’s the one product that has the most drastic and immediate effect. While everyone’s on the prowl for the best mascara, I realized that no mascara could cure my particular woes. My eyelashes are un-curlable. Every day I would hold that lash … Continue reading Beyond Mascara: The Lash Lift

Embrace the Brown: Our Collective Eyeliner Problem

One of my biggest pet peeves is everyone and their brother using black and ONLY black eyeliner. Even the fairest, blondest, most pale ladies and gents are rimming their peepers with soot-colored liner, and they end up looking like an emo Legolas. Bitches, we need to stop. Black is a great color. I live in NYC, and it’s obligatory for a city dweller’s wardrobe; but … Continue reading Embrace the Brown: Our Collective Eyeliner Problem

Our Dirty, Little, Makeup Brush Secret

By now, most of us know that charcoal is renowned for its ability to suck up impurities. It’s in face masks, moisturizers, and even makeup. The porous “magnetic” like qualities of charcoal allow it to suck up oxidative agents on the skin’s surface, such as those from pollution. Oxidative agents are essentially chemicals that cause unwanted chemical reactions on the skin that can lead to … Continue reading Our Dirty, Little, Makeup Brush Secret

When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

With fall hitting us on the East coast like a ton of wonderful, orange & red, cozy, pumpkin-spice-scented bricks, the colors we’re wearing have never been more apparent. Our skin is looking paler, there’s less bright sun, and the dark, overcast days are casting a gray light on all of us. It’s super important that we wear colors that complement and flatter our undertones, but … Continue reading When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

Bow to the Brow: How to Determine What Products You Need

Eyebrows have firmly established themselves over the past several years, both in the beauty market but also on everyone’s face! Thick, well-groomed, what can only be described as statuesque brows are claiming their stake on people’s faces all across the U.S. and abroad. While many of us know what a good brow looks like, we’re not so sure of how to get it. In the … Continue reading Bow to the Brow: How to Determine What Products You Need

Sephora’s Rewards Bazaar: An Analysis

If you happen to receive Sephora emails on the daily, you may/may not have received their most recent eBlast introducing their latest venture: the Sephora Rewards Bazaar. Every Tuesday and Thursday between 9am-5pm Sephora will be posting and updated new rewards online for you to digitally fight to the death with hundreds of thousands of other women, a la Black Friday sales at Walmart.  It’s … Continue reading Sephora’s Rewards Bazaar: An Analysis

Franken-care: How to Care for Skin in Between Seasons

Summer months mean more clay masks, light lotions, and more diligent sunscreen application; while winter means heavier creams, moisture sheet masks, and lots of Chapstick. But what about the in-between? The transition time? The je ne sais quoi period between summer and fall, fall and winter, etc etc etc. Each day is a fresh hell of nonsensical weather that makes you regret wearing that face … Continue reading Franken-care: How to Care for Skin in Between Seasons

Golden Door: Gilded Mask of Champions

Spas might be great, but most of us don’t have the time to visit them on the regs. Who am I, Christina Aguilera? This diva has shit to do, people. I recently went to a spa, and, while I enjoyed the experience, I found my Type-A side wanting to take over. What is that? Why are you putting it there? What was that sound? I … Continue reading Golden Door: Gilded Mask of Champions

REVIEW: Better (and cheaper) than GlamGlow

If you’re a girl with pore issues like myself you’ve probably already tried (and fell in love with) GlamGlow’s Super Mud Clearing Treatment. This stuff is great because it packs a load of effective ingredients to degunk your pores. GlamGlow’s Super Mud (aka the one in the white jar) exfoliates with a slew of acids of both the BHA and AHA varieties, meaning it can get … Continue reading REVIEW: Better (and cheaper) than GlamGlow

Looxi Beauty: The Highlighter to Rule Them All

Highlighting is the new trendy trend finding its way to the interwebs these days, and, I gotta say, I’m way more on board with this trend than full-on contouring. Contouring involves WAY to much time, effort, product, and you really can’t contour your face without also doing your neck, décolleté, head, shoulders, knees, and toes. It’s a slippery slope, people. Slippery slope. Highlighting, also known … Continue reading Looxi Beauty: The Highlighter to Rule Them All