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False lashes — you CAN do it! False lashes. Two frightening, fringe-fueled words able to strike fear into even the most confident cosmetics aficionados. But they’re really not that scary! No, seriously, I’m all thumbs, and even I can apply ‘em. I just follow a few suggestions and lessons I’ve learned along the way, like…

One day back in college, single and incredibly sad after a particularly heart-wrenching breakup a few days before Valentine’s Day, I wandered into the campus bookstore to just look around and take my mind off of things. Without realizing it, I ended up directly in front of the Hallmark display, completely surrounded by Valentine’s Day

I heart holiday glitter! Who says that glitter ain’t for grownups? The glitter police…? Forget that! Wearing what you want is one of the perks of being a grownup. I’m in my late 30s now, and I still can’t get enough of the sparkly stuff. Particularly this time of year, a dose of glitter can

Cat eyeliner. All day. Every day. That’s one of my favorite makeup mottos, and not just because I’m a certified crazy cat lady (I even have a card). I simply love the look. It’s a makeup classic! — bold enough to make a statement, and you can pretty much wear it with anything. Dressed up

My relationship with under-eye concealer is real-deal, all-caps SERIOUS. I mean, I don’t even walk outside to get the mail without applying at least a little, because if I don’t, I run the risk of my neighbors mistaking me for Uncle Fester (remember the dark circles under his eyes?). Being as important as this is

Metallic eyeshadows, one of this fall’s big trends Metal is having a major moment! Wait — before you put on your Metallica t-shirt and bust out your air guitar, I’m referring to metals, as in metallic makeup finishes. They’re big this fall, and totally worthy of a good head bang or two, because they make

After running out of one of my favorite skincare products a little ways back, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes Treatment, a pricey but darned-near perfect prince of a skin-smoothing product, I dashed over to spaceNK for a refill. At the register to pay for my prize, the sales associate asked to see my driver’s license, and

The heat is on, on the street. Inside your head, on every beat. And the beat’s so loud, deep inside. The pressure’s high, just to stay alive. ‘Cause the heat is on. You know, a lot of people don’t know this, but Glenn Frey wrote that song about the town of Novato, California. Okay, not

As a mom of 4 with one on the way, I’ve become very good throughout the years in applying quick makeup. My beauty routine went from  a relaxing experience in my pre-mom days to trying to get it done as fast as possible in 5-10 minutes. I have to say, I’ve gotten pretty good at

How-to: DIY Lip Scrub

    Apr 25, 2013 By

One of my absolute musts is making sure my lips are soft, flake-free and lipstick ready.  To get my pucker perfect, I concoct a lip scrub that works wonders:   Ingredients: 1/2 tsp. Olive Oil 2 tbsp. Sugar (I prefer white, it’s grainier) 1 tsp. Honey Combine the ingredients in the container of your choice,


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