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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…

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

Whether you’re a makeup minimalist who does little more than your brows, lashes and lips, or a die-hard diva who never leaves the house looking anything less than full-on drag queen fabulous, there is one task that binds all beauty babes together — washing makeup brushes. Yeah, it’s not one of my favorite things in

Although I’m sad to see summer set sail for another year (insert one lonely tear here), I’m super stoked about fall makeup. Smokey eyes, big brows and bold lips? — bring it on! Right now I’ve got my eye on one particularly fierce fall trend: berry lips. It seems like every line is coming out

Getting fired up and ready to face the day would probably be a lot tougher for me without makeup. It cheers me up and keeps me entertained, especially eye makeup. Doing my eye makeup in the morning sets the stage for my entire day, and next to treating my cheeks to blush and bronzer, it’s

Oh, hello, lipstick! It’s so nice to see you “Back,” and that’s “Back” with a capital B. With many beauty brands launching brand-spanking new lipstick lines this spring (at the drugstore and department store levels), it seems like there’s a new one there to tempt me every time I turn a corner! And sure, there’s

Tools Blush Brush Matte Bronzer   Thanks to the many bronzing products on the market, the beauty of glowing skin can be achieved without baking in the sun! Here’s my year-round solution to faking a sun-kissed glow:  

I feel like I’ve been counting down the days till spring since fall! — but now that the cherry blossoms are blooming here again in Northern California, it looks like my long wait is coming to an end. I love spring…and not just because of the longer days, pretty flowers and warmer weather. I also


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