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 ...

Pamper Yourself With DIY Beauty Treatments

Natural beauty products are all the rage, so it makes sense that many people are experimenting with DIY beauty treatments. Here are some ways you can pamper and primp with low-cost items from your pantry. The main ingredient in most facial sprays is water, but that doesn't stop manufacturers from charging $20+ for them. To make your own, fill a mister bottle with water and add cucumber strips or Read more ...

How to Dress 10 Pounds Lighter

Black clothing is a staple in almost every wardrobe. It goes with everything, doesn’t show stains, and most importantly, it’s slimming. But it is possible to bring some color and pizzazz into your life while still looking absolutely fabulous. Here’s how you can dress 10 pounds lighter in any hue. While solid colors generally do your waistline wonders, it is possible to look lean in a printed Read more ...