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

Cystic Acne Smasher

At first, I thought I was lucky. I was fortunate enough to go through all of my formative years sans acne. Yep. Aside from the occasional volcanic eruption on my face (and my naturally large pores), I was pretty clear-faced. Fast forward to 23. All of a sudden, deep, painful bumps started planting themselves all over my face. Not just my face either. I had them … Continue reading Cystic Acne Smasher

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

Prevent Old Lady Hands with this Gentle Soap

So when this product first came across my desk (and by desk, I mean mailbox with a slightly broken lock that I have to stand on my tippy toes to reach), I never thought I’d be writing a blog post about it. I mean, it’s hand soap, people. How sexy is hand soap? Hint: it’s not. It cleans germy subway gunk off your hands. You … Continue reading Prevent Old Lady Hands with this Gentle Soap

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

Sun Bum: Your Sunscreen Savior

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sunscreen fiend. I have fair skin and melanoma runs in my family, so I’m always applying, applying, applying! In addition to applying, I’m always SEARCHING. Yep, it feels pretty much like that. I prefer to use a sunscreen that has a mix of physical (mineral) as well as chemical sunblocks, because my research has shown that that … Continue reading Sun Bum: Your Sunscreen Savior

Dupe for Skin Fetish 003

Pat McGrath, makeup artist extraordinaire whom you may recognize from her tiny thumbnail photo that, for years, was always printed next to her makeup advice in Allure magazine, has finally released the latest product to add to her ostentatious-yet-demure makeup line. Currently out of stock on her website and no doubt running low at Sephora, Skin Fetish 003, as it’s affectionately known, is a tri-part series … Continue reading Dupe for Skin Fetish 003