Double-Duty Products that Simplify Your Summer Beauty Routine

Is your calendar set with a list of summer festivals to attend? Or maybe you have a few weddings or trips? Either way, you might want to lighten your bag load with some two-in-one beauty products. Streamline your summer beauty routine with these five double-duty bargains. 1. L’Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara ($13): A breakthrough, double-duty wonder, this mascara pairs up a growth-boosting Read more ...

5 Summer Makeup Must Haves

From melt-proof eyeliner to a primer that’s like an Instagram filter for your face, these drugstore buys belong in your warm-weather makeup bag. Once summer rolls around, I find my makeup bag lightens up considerably, both literally and figuratively. As temperatures increase and humidity abounds, I seek out products that are long-lasting yet light-feeling, that will withstand sweaty days (and Read more ...

8 Tricks to Organize Your Makeup Vanity

This week is all about the home! So we're incorporating beauty and home care with some makeup vanity organization. In search of beautiful and organized ideas, we turned to Pinterest--our favorite spot for inspiration. (You’re following us, aren't you?) After combing through thousands of images, here are the eight best tricks to organize your makeup vanity. 1. Trays: When it comes to corralling Read more ...

The 7 Best Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes Or Less

Has your over-scheduled, go-go-go lifestyle left you feeling a little (or a lot) stressed? You’re not alone! To relax in a flash, try one of these time-tested tension tamers. From aromatherapy to easy breathing techniques, most of these remedies can be executed anywhere, with little to no special equipment required. Read on to see which of these seven best ways to relax in five minutes or less Read more ...

How to Take a Triple-Ginger Salt Detox Bath

Looking for a good spring pick-me-up? A long, hot soak with these detoxifying bath salts will relieve water retention and stimulate circulation (especially when paired with dry-brushing). Try this triple-ginger salt detox bath DIY before a big event or whenever you’re feeling a little sluggish. The best part is making a batch takes all of two minutes! Here’s how to do it. Step 1: To start, Read more ...

5 Easy Overnight Beauty Tips You Didn’t Know Were Possible

These drugstore wonders give “sleeping beauty” a whole new meaning. Daylight savings be darned—as if we weren’t short enough already on hours in the day! With two jobs, a blog and a host of other commitments, I’ve often wished that it were possible to scratch items off my to-do list while I sleep. And while I don’t expect to ever wake up flawless like Beyonce, these five affordable products Read more ...

DIY Herbal & Floral Steam Facials

Spring clean your complexion the old-fashioned way! Spring has officially sprung, and I’ve got one thought on my brain: spring cleaning. Closets, drawers, windows, floors—nothing is off-limits once this annual bout of motivation strikes, including, of course, my complexion. Instead of investing in a series of peels, I prefer to steam-clean my face in the comfort of my own home. During this Read more ...

Mermaid Nails Tutorial – 3 Ways

When I was a little girl, I loved to watch The Little Mermaid on repeat. I distinctly remember staying up way past my bedtime with attentive eyes inches from the screen. Mouthing along to every song, I envied Ariel’s flowing red hair and graceful tail. As a landlocked Midwestern girl, how could I not be transfixed by the beautiful, strong-willed sea creature? Twenty-five years after the film’s Read more ...