While the holidays are often full of fun and excitement, they can also be full of stress. Between all the eating, drinking, and traveling, it might be safe to say that—at least at the moment—what was once your daily routine … Continued
As a fan of Violets I couldn’t resist trying Serge Lutens Bois de Violette. Having tried its cousin, Feminite du …
We’ll admit that holiday shopping can be stressful. But these beauty gift sets make it easy! Who doesn’t enjoy a bundle of special, limited-edition products?
Nail polish is a fun and easy way to change up your look. Especially these days, with so many quality lines on the market, all of which are constantly releasing new shades and textures. (And that’s not to mention the … Continued
Americans spend $4.2 billion on fragrance each year. Much of that spending will be happening soon, with the holidays right around the corner. And while fragrance is a great gift idea (and stocking stuffer), it can be tricky when shopping … Continued
Remember not long ago, I participated in a nail-art challenge to create a prom-inspired manicure for a new magazine called Prom Canada? (I came up with this manicure incorporating freehand and nail-stamping designs.) Well, they’ve launched a new website (PromCanada.com), … Continued
We learn as children that if an eyelash falls, you simply kiss it away and make a wish. (Mine often revolved around good grades, new plates for my Spirograph, and my dad’s lasagna for dinner.) But as you grow older … Continued
Guess Seductive smells so generically of the recent fad for vanilla florals that it is almost as if someone invented …
As men take more and more of an interest in how they look (think on the job, in online dating profiles), men’s grooming is becoming a huge growth market for professional makeup artists. But don’t worry—you don’t have to reinvent … Continued
China Glaze Just Be-Claws is another stunning shade from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection. (They’re really on a roll for this Christmas collection!) If you liked the way OPI Underneath the Mistletoe looked, I think you’ll probably also adore China Glaze Just Be-Claws. … Continued
It’s the season that makeup fanatics patiently count down to. The time when beauty brands showcase what they’ve been working toward all year long. That’s right, bring on the crazy good deals, limited edition sets, and festive packaging!
Marc Jacobs Daisy has been a steady bestseller since its launch in 2007. With its distinctive bottle, it was …
Around here, we go crazy for anything having to do with nail polish, and this year’s crop of holiday nail gift sets doesn’t disappoint. In fact, there were so many great ones, we had to give them their own spotlight! … Continued
Now that December is here, I’m getting more into the festive spirit with red nail polishes. Well, I’ve worn several already, but I decided to blog about them this month, so it’s more timely. You can expect more holiday shades … Continued
Precious and quite rare…like a gathering of flowers, green leaves and spices from your private greenhouse. Reader, I think I …
Braids will never go out of style. But nowadays, it can feel like you’re almost expected to do something more than a basic braid, doesn’t it? It’s hard to keep up with all of the intricate variations out there.
Music and fitness go hand in hand like chocolate and peanut butter. Although they can, and do, exist separately, when you put them together, it’s a perfect match. And even though chocolate can still be delicious without peanut butter, working … Continued
New York City–based makeup artist Misha Shahzada made a rookie mistake early in her career: taking a job she wasn’t qualified for. Budding MUAs, don’t miss this tale! About 10 years ago, when I was very early into my career … Continued
Pink is always pretty, but add a hint of purple and it really packs a punch! Violet-hued pink lipsticks can be at once super sweet and surprisingly bold. Each of our favorite options below will brighten you up on even … Continued
We’re envious of those people who have no problem throwing a hairstyle together in less than 10 minutes. You know, the type of ’do that looks effortless yet professionally done? Luckily, this season is all about perfecting messy-chic hair.