5 More Minutes: The Workout Workup Beauty Routine

With swimsuit season upon us, we’re hitting the gym more than ever in the month of May. And when it comes to a great barre class, one of the hardest parts (other than simply showing up) is figuring out how to still make that 8pm dinner date looking put together and fresh. So we asked […]

The Right Products for Brows

My mama has taught me lots of very important things — always be on time, be nice to people, “Wear a pretty color!” — but, one of the most valuable lessons that she taught me was how to groom my eyebrows properly. My mom was a model in the eighties, when Brooke-Shields-esque thick brows were […]

The Party Eye

Here’s a real fashion secret: if you don’t have enough cash for a new dress this month, create a fresh look with your hair or makeup. We consulted with makeup artist Avery Allen at Sabia Salon to learn how to create a glamorous nighttime eye that would look great with our favorite old L.B.D. “For […]

Shake Up Your Makeup for Spring

Powder eyeshadow and matte lipstick are my staples during the winter, but around this time of year, I usually find myself craving a change-up in my makeup routine. My favorite way to shake things up? Checking out not just the fresh shades of the season, but the innovative new textures that are available. From demi-matte […]

DIY Blowout

Can we all agree that one of the hardest parts of being a modern woman (that guys just don’t appreciate at all) is how much hidden time and effort goes in to maintaining long hair? We need our blowouts to last — at least for a couple of days. And while we love a good […]

My Morning Skincare Ritual

I used to hate washing my face in the morning. When I woke up, I would almost dread having to groggily go through the steps I knew I was “supposed” to follow to start the day with clean skin. But somewhat recently, I began looking at my morning cleansing, toning, and moisturizing as a soothing ritual […]

The Best Products for Luscious Lips

Maybe it’s in my head, but I swear that I go through cycles where my lips are just so dry that almost nothing I try will truly eradicate that terrible parched feeling. Whether it’s a long plane ride, a night with one too many drinks, or (ahem) a nice long, dehydrating winter, it seems that […]

The Sew-It-Up Updo

When stylist Lauren Phillips of Sabia Salon introduced us to this secret updo technique we simply couldn’t wait to share it with you here on the blog. We’ll admit we were skeptical at first (will the string even hold?) but we’re full-blown converts now that we know it’s actually more secure than using bobby pins. […]

4 Steps to Fuller Brows

I love playing that game where you have to choose the one beauty product you’d take with you if you were trapped on a deserted island. This might surprise some of you, but if I could only wear a single article of makeup, I think I’d choose something to fill in my brows. I was not blessed […]

The Best New Spring Scents

Sure, warmer temperatures are wonderful, but the number-one thing I look forward to in the spring isn’t simply more sunshine and rising mercury. My favorite thing about those first few above-40-degrees days is the freshness and sweetness that comes into the air; the promise of flora and fauna that are to come. To complement the […]

The Lavender Eye

There’s no easier way to shake up your cold weather makeup routine than by adding an unexpected pop of color. We met up with uber-talented makeup artist Avery Allen at Sabia Salon to talk about what’s new for spring in terms of hue: “Lavender eye shadow was a big hit on the S/S 2015 runways, […]

6 Recipes for Beautiful Skin

Whether you’ve been struggling with skin problems for years, or are just trying to get a leg up on aging, there’s no doubt that most of us spend more time (and money!) on our skincare regimens than we care to admit. After my own decade-and-a-half long battle, my complexion finally mellowed out — and the answer wasn’t sitting […]

Multi-Use Makeup

As much as I love beauty products, an extensive product habit poses two problems. First, collecting lots of products is a bit expensive. Second, my arsenal of primping helpers takes up a fairly decent amount of space —  both at home, at on the go in my much-too-heavy purse. Thankfully, as much as I love […]

Best Tools for an At-Home Manicure

Despite the fact that I’ve always been a lover of all things beauty, I’ve never quite hopped on the professional mani-pedi train. I know that there are some women who thrive on the efficiency of the super-rushed, in-and-out NYC salon experience, but I usually find the whole thing uncomfortable, cramped, and bizarre. I usually sense that […]

The Fake Out Haircut

Is it just us, or does it seem like everyone is going shorter with their hair right now? From Lauren Conrad to Natalie Portman, we’re seeing the “lob” look fresh and modern on so many different faces. If you’re itching to try out this look yourself but freeze up every time you see a pair […]

Best Face Masks

Ever since I was a child, I’ve associated face masks with a sort of feminine mystique. Perhaps because it’s a cliché in movies for a woman to “primp” or “unwind” with green goo smeared on her face, I always thought that taking a few minutes to relax while some magical potion works its wonders on […]