Category: Beauty & Wellness

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial Over 40

September 22nd, 2022 by

I think makeup may be more important to me than clothes. It was definitely my first love, and the reason I started my magazine career as a beauty editor. I always understood, from a young age, that makeup had that magical before-and-after power that clothes just don’t always have. It’s linked to mood as well, […]

Polished vs Natural: What’s Your Aesthetic

August 8th, 2022 by

One of the things that hopefully we learn as we get older is that there is no point trying to be something that we’re not. We have earned the right, especially after 40, to let our style be a true outward expression of who we are and not a mask that makes us look like […]

Favorite Travel Beauty Products + How To Pack Beauty

June 20th, 2022 by

The older I get, the more I appreciate systems. I know they don’t sound sexy, but systems make decisions easier and life run more smoothly. As a fly-by-the-seat of-my-pants kind of girl for most of my life, this is pretty revolutionary to admit. But after over a decade of helping other women pack, I’ve developed […]

How To Turn Back The Clock in 2022

April 7th, 2022 by

When I was a teen, I used to say that by the time I was old enough to have wrinkles, they would have found a cure. Well, I am, and they have. Sort of. The tools and treatments and techniques that are currently available to us are truly transformative, and they go way beyond anything […]

How to Turn Back the Clock

February 3rd, 2022 by

My mind is seriously blown. For years I’ve been fooled into thinking that clean living and sunscreen and skincare and a little Botox here and there were the essential tools in my battle against aging. But I’m here to tell you that they lied to us. They LIED. This is what nobody tells you about […]

Products that Changed My Life in 2021

December 13th, 2021 by

From an ingenious little tool that easily secures my hair into a chic bun, to the most comfortable, flattering jeans I’ve ever tried, I’ve covered a lot of products in my videos this year. (And tried many more that never made it into the videos.) Let’s just say I have a little bit of a product testing problem. Except […]

Beauty Mistakes That Age You Over 40

December 2nd, 2021 by

I’d like to state once again, for those of you in the back, that beauty was actually my first love. Even as a young girl, I was inspired by makeovers and the transformative power of the perfect lipstick. Nothing can so quickly change how we feel about ourselves than a beauty update, whether it’s a […]

Quick Morning Makeup Routine | 5 Minute Morning with Merit Beauty

September 30th, 2021 by

People are often surprised to learn that I am all about a 5-minute makeup look. In my regular everyday life, I typically spend 10 minutes on skin, hair, and makeup every morning. I don’t need more than that to look fresh and awake and ready for the day. Okay, some days I might need more […]

10 Small Habits That Create Lasting Change

May 27th, 2021 by

It’s the little things. I used to think that getting some of the results I want in life, from better skin to tighter abs, would require a major life overhaul, and that the only way to achieve these goals would be to wake up at 5 a.m., spend 2.5 hours on my morning routine, and […]

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 […]