Did you stay up way too late after a night of partying and then see dark circles under your eyes the day after? That’s actually not the only reason you might have dark circles. I just always seem to have that dark area under my eyes and sadly, it’s not because I’m partying all the time. While it might be a genetic thing, you can … Continue reading Cover Your Undereye Circles: Kaja Cat Nap and NYX Dark Circle Concealer
For those of you not familiar, Amazon Prime Day is the online shopaholic’s version of “Christmas in July”. Amazon sets aside one day–although now it’s two days, July 15 and 16 (starting 12am Pacific Time)–of deals that you won’t get on other days. But only if you’re a Prime Member. It’s kind of like a Black Friday deal for early holiday shoppers. Although you don’t … Continue reading Christmas in July Is Here: Amazon Prime Day, July 15-16!
The common dilemma: you’re on a date or at a work lunch meeting and suspect that you have something stuck in your teeth. The solution: either don’t ever eat salads (or poppyseed bagels) ever again–or–use your phone case mirror to check it out and fix it. Most people have their phones at reach at all times. I figured if I was going to always have … Continue reading Revisited: Get that Spinach Out of Your Teeth & Check Your Makeup with a Mirrored iPhone Case
If you’re new to the concept of sheet masks for your face, you might be a little hesitant to use these scary-looking sheet masks that have long been popular in Asia and now are more mainstream everywhere. These things work. But it’s an added expense to your existing skincare routine and you should know how to get the most out of them. In theory, it … Continue reading Money-Saving Skincare Tips: How to Use a Sheet Mask
You would think that the ultimate mascara would have been invented by now, since it’s been around since ancient Egyptian times. But there are so many different formulas and brands, it’s hard to get to the perfect one for you. Regardless of what brand you use, here are simple tips for using mascara. Separating lashes: People have all different ways to get the clumps out … Continue reading Mascara Hacks and How to Help Cute Animals
This could alternatively be titled, “The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Soft Skin”. Did you know that after you take a shower or bath, that you only have about 1-2 minutes to apply moisturizer before the water on your skin starts to evaporate? Applying moisturizer immediately helps lock in that precious water that can hydrate your skin better than if it was completely dry. But it’s … Continue reading Spray Your Way to Soft, Supple Skin: Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist
Every year it’s like Christmas in July. This year, Amazon gives Amazon Prime members (and non-Prime members) discounts from July 16-17. But wait–there are countdown discounts that start even before that! This is the time to buy higher-priced items on Amazon. This includes deals on everything from pricey electronics right now like $100 off the Echo Show, $40 off the Fire TV Cube + Cloud Cam … Continue reading Discounts on Amazon Prime Day NOW through July 17!
Oh, the things we do for beauty. Apparently the average woman spends $15,000 on beauty products in her lifetime. Is it just me or does that seem like a low number? 😉 Regardless, I can guarantee you that some of those beauty purchases were ones that didn’t work out: lipstick color that looked great on you in the store–but awful in your daily life, orangey-looking … Continue reading High-Priced Beauty on a Budget
Straight-haired, curly-haired, fine-haired, it doesn’t matter–most women have a bit of hair envy for what they don’t naturally have. Growing up with stick straight hair, I spent most of my teenage years trying various ways to easily create wavy hair that usually didn’t succeed. The solution came way too late in my life, but better late than never: the secret is to use a flat … Continue reading Reverse the Curse of Straight Hair: Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron
If you have straight eyelashes, finding mascara that doesn’t smudge is like going shopping for a pair of jeans: there are way too many options to try, there’s something off about almost all of them and the process just makes you feel bad about yourself in the end. 😉 A friend told me about Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara and it’s been the “holy grail” … Continue reading Raccoon Eyes No More: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara