Why It’s Ridiculously Easy to Fall in Love with IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics Spring Collection

I didn’t expect to fall in love. But I did. Hard. The new Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination from IT Cosmetics is the real deal. It’s a full coverage foundation with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection along with a brightening color corrector, anti-aging serum, pore-minimizing primer, dark spot corrector and moisturizing day […]

Polished Brows: Your No-fail Style Accessory

brows

Tips and must-haves have for brow perfection. Eyebrows are just as much a defining facial feature as a strong chin or a wide forehead—except of course, that splendid brows can be shaped and even faked when necessary. So once you’ve established the arc (or arch depending on what look you’re aiming for) of perfection, how […]

Beauty Superfans: Let’s Go Shopping

Holiday Finds for Beauty Superfans

Whew, dodged that bullet! The Black Friday bullet of splurge-mania, that is. The pressure to buy massive amounts of cosmetics and skincare that you may or may not need is incredibly overwhelming during Black Friday weekend, don’t you think? What really makes me merry this time of year is not the sales, it’s the makeup palettes […]

Embracing His Man Beard: Billy Jealousy’s Beard Envy

Billy Jealousy Beard Envy

With a little man maintenance and effortless styling products, your man’s beard will seem like less of an unruly facial nuisance and more like the refined accessory of a dignified gentleman. Let me tell you a secret about what us men think beards can do for us. We believe they give us magical powers. We […]

Spa Sonic Skin Care System: The Other Skin Scrubber

Spa Sonic Skin Care System

When it comes to skincare, if it’s complicated, you’re going to lose my interest … Fast! While I totally value the importance of proper skincare, I’ve got things to do. Oh, and did I mention that I have five-month-old? Give me something easy, inexpensive and effective and you’ve got me for life. Enter the Spa Sonic […]

Spa and Salon Trends: Do Try this at Home!

Top spa and salon trends and how to recreate them at home. Salons and spas are fertile ground for nurturing new beauty fads. It’s when a fad gains trend status that the good stuff happens, and the beauty gods go to work crafting new products to help you create the looks at home. Here are […]

Cleaning Day: What to Toss After Your Holiday Shopping Spree

Ladies, if you’re more excited about Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales than roasted turkey and pumpkin pie, welcome to the club. It’s time again to stock up on your beauty faves, try out a little something daring and new, and snag up beauty bargains for gift-giving. That delicious trio of Michael Kors metallic nail […]

Pretty in My Pocket: The Must-Have App for Smart Beauties

Pretty in My Pocket App

Need on-the-spot beauty product advice? Yes, there’s a new app for that! So has this ever happened to you? You’re marching through the aisles of your favorite beauty superstore with one objective: You’re out of mascara. You need a new one. And you don’t want to blow your entire beauty budget on a mascara that […]

British Beauty Brands Invasion

The British are coming! Or at least the positively addictive drama, Downton Abby, is coming to a PBS station near you on Jan. 6. And along with their tea, crumpets and spotted dick (what is that stuff anyway?), the U.K. has also brought a bevy of cult beauty faves along with them to spoil us stateside. […]

Primping on the Cheap

Amazing Grace Body Spritz

Five things a Spa Girl’s gotta have … on the cheap! Between holiday parties and gift shopping, I’m feeling a bit broke. If you’re in the same boat and don’t want to max out your credit card on your must-have beauty splurges, here are a few products that will get you by (or even hooked) […]