Winter Skin Saviors

Has the never-ending polar vortex taken a toll on your sun-starved skin? These drugstore best-buys will have your skin looking (and feeling) better in no time. It’s official. There’s barely more than a month left of winter, a thought so welcome, I practically break out into song every time it crosses my mind. My skin (and soul!) are so ready for spring, after endless days spent in a humidity-free Read more ...

Pretty Picks: Pink + Red

Peanut butter & chocolate. Bey & Jay. Mini umbrellas & mai tais. It’s undeniable that some things are simply better together, including, in my humble opinion, the colors pink and red. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m here to share my all-time favorite products in these two beautiful hues, (almost) all priced under $10. 1. Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow Read more ...

Products We Love: Paula’s Choice Reviews

Our friends over at Paula’s Choice sent over some of their products for us to try, and we really put them to the test. Each of us used the products for 2 weeks and we loved the results. What we tested: Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 (New Product) RESIST C15 Super Booster (New Product) Check out our results below! Product Read more ...

Beautiful Lips for Less

It doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny to have a pretty pout. Several of these super-easy DIYs are made from supplies you’re likely to have on hand! Trick #1: Kool-Aid Lip Stain A long-lasting lip stain from the grocery-store aisle? The Beauty Department’s post covers everything you need to know, including a color guide and application how-to. Trick #2: DIY Lip Scrub Treat your Read more ...

Dry-Brushing for Dummies

Have the sins of the holiday season left you feeling sluggish? This simple, two-minute routine could be the cure. Anyone else feeling stuck in a lethargic state of post-holiday let-down? Perhaps it was the Christmas cookies I inhaled by the half-dozen or the number of nights spent on my couch with a takeout pizza and Netflix as companions, whatever the reason(s), I’m definitely feeling more loaf-like Read more ...

Top 10 Treat-Scented Beauty Products

Did you swear off sweets in 2014? These decadent beauty products are bound to satisfy (some of) your cravings, no calories, points or extra hours at the gym required. 1. Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream Kiss ($3.99) Soften lips with a kiss of sweet caramel, and a hit of intense long-lasting nourishment. 2. Demeter Cologne in Waffles ($10) A balanced combination buttercream and maple syrup Read more ...

Drugstore Sparklers

If I could sneak a peek at your date book, I’m guessing that between now and January 2nd, there’s a spate of holiday parties, happy hours and date nights on-the-town on the docket. And since it is the season of twinkly lights, sparkly ornaments and sequin-y sweaters, I don’t see the harm in upping the glitter game when it comes to going-out makeup. From lashes to fingertips, here are my all-time Read more ...

DIY Beauty Gifts in Jars

To me, there’s nothing more gratifying than giving a handmade gift. I know it sounds cheesy, but the heartfelt aspect of making and giving just can’t be matched buying store-bought presents. In order to save money, time and sanity during the busy holiday season, I’ve learned (the hard way, some years) to find ideas that can be made ahead, multiplied and don’t require a ton of expensive specialty Read more ...