Category: Rituals & Routines

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 […]

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 […]

Guest Post: 6 Ways to Get Baby Soft Feet Overnight

July 21st, 2017 by

Our feet are one of the most over-used parts of our body yet they are also the part that we pay the least attention to. Standing for long hours and wearing uncomfortable shoes are only some of the things that we do that have a negative effect on our feet. Most of us have dry and […]

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 […]

7 Simple Ways to Look Younger Overnight

September 6th, 2015 by

I’m not going to lie. I could use a little extra beauty sleep. Okay, a lot. Hours and hours, actually. Since that’s not going to happen, I need to take advantage of the precious few hours I do have, and make them count, beauty-wise. And that means so much more than just taking my makeup off before […]

3 Fast Ways to Look Younger: Anti-Aging Week

August 3rd, 2015 by

Tonight, I had a chance to catch up with a dear friend, and we talked about how everything and nothing had changed since we met at 12 years old. Growing up as neighbors, we spent many hours discussing the princes we would marry (literal princes, with titles and castles) and the trips we would take. Now, […]

5 Summer Beauty Hacks to Try Now

July 17th, 2015 by

Let me tell you a little thing about effortless beauty. It isn’t. All of those “easy” braids and “undone” hairstyles and natural glows flooding your Instagram feeds take work. Serious work. Looking gorgeous doesn’t just happen. Trust me, I know. Without regular maintenance, I’d look like one of those troll dolls at the end of […]

5 DIY Beauty Treatments for Summer

June 30th, 2015 by
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Little known fact about me: Before I was a beauty (and fashion) writer and editor, I was a product developer. I was something of a prodigy, really, whipping up proprietary formulas in my home laboratory at the age of 10 and forcing them on unsuspecting neighbors. These exotic concoctions consisted of whatever I could find around […]

10 Tips for a Flawless Face

June 14th, 2015 by
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Listen, God already did his part. We were all born dewy-skinned and rosy-cheeked and flawless, but somewhere between 15 and, well, now, we’ve lost a little bit of that glow. Maybe it was age or heredity or teen acne that never quite went away, but I suspect it was something far more sinister. I suspect it was birthday […]

10 Best Skincare Tips from The Pros

June 11th, 2015 by

The late great Nora Ephron wrote a book called I Feel Bad About My Neck. I feel the same way about my face, and at least she could wear a scarf. I know what you’re thinking: How could a 20-something beauty writer with so much expertise and knowledge about skincare be having skin problems? (Isn’t it convenient […]