Category: Beauty & Wellness

The 17 Best Beauty Gifts

December 6th, 2017 by

So will someone just do me a favor and go ahead and send this entire list directly to Santa for me? I want allll the beauty gifts! The lotions and potions, the palettes and perfumes, the scents and the soaps. But you don’t have to be beauty-obsessed like I am to enjoy a few new […]

4 Things You’re Doing to Ruin Your Hair

July 25th, 2017 by

So much depends on hair, you guys. So much. I know it sounds crazy, but for me, good hair equals a good day. On a bad hair day, my entire outlook changes. I want to hide my head. It ain’t pretty. That’s a lot of pressure riding on my temperamental curls. And I know I’m […]

The Ultimate Beauty Packing List

June 8th, 2017 by

Why hasn’t the word maximalist caught on? I know it’s a little awkward to say, but in my opinion, the trend towards minimalism really discriminates against those of us who like lots of stuff. What happened to the collectors and the acquirers and the, um, shoppers? They make the world, or at least the economy, […]

5 Game Changing Products You’ve Never Heard of

June 7th, 2017 by

There was a time when I had allllll the products. All. Of. Them. As a former beauty editor, one of the best parts of my job was the steady stream of products I received every single day. When the very first box came, filled with my very first Kiehl’s products, I was hooked! Since then, I’ve seen […]

The 5 Best Natural Deodorants

June 6th, 2017 by

I’m not going to lie. I stink at a lot of things. Sports. Neatness. Burpees. Flying without panicking. Sports. Parallel parking. Also, sports. I literally stink at all of these things. But I don’t literally stink, you know? And for that I can thank the natural deodorants on this list. I have to admit that I’ve […]

5 Prettiest Summer Scents You’ve Never Heard Of

May 9th, 2017 by

I used to be a signature scent kind of girl, and part of me still longs for that one fragrance that screams me, but in a subtle way, you know? Basically eau de moi. The problem is I haven’t quite found eau de moi, and also, I’m easily bored, so I have become something of […]

5 Ways to Look Great in a Bathing Suit

March 23rd, 2017 by

Okay, so I’ve shown you about a bajillion bathing suits, but really, the actual suit-wearing only comprises a fraction of your summer: the swimming and sunning and sporting part. What do you wear when you’re not in the water? A cute coverup is critical, and in my opinion, it’s second only to the suit in importance. […]

4 Fresh, Pretty Spring Makeup Trends

March 15th, 2017 by

I love makeup. I just don’t love it enough to spend an hour applying it, so if you’re looking for an elaborate tutorial on contouring, this may not be the post for you. Instead, I focus here on what I focus on when doing my own makeup: quick, fresh and pretty makeup ideas for real […]

Makeup Rules at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

January 12th, 2016 by

Are you still wearing your 20s face, when you’re, you know, not? I almost made the same mistake myself a few weeks ago when I discovered a long-hidden box filled with my go-to makeup products from my late 20s. Not only did I have a fabulous job as as editorial director/beauty editor at a Boston magazine, but […]

Cheap, Quick Curly Hair Tutorial |10 Best Products for Curly Hair

August 19th, 2015 by

Not so fast! I see you trying to sneak away, thinking you can just skip this one because your hair is all straight and silky and doesn’t look like a tumbleweed on a humid day. You need to hear me out. How else are you going to know the lengths I go to avoid scaring you? […]