Category: Beauty & Wellness

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 […]

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 […]