Last weekend I had to improvise with my skincare. I was in a pinch, so I “stole” from the resort we were staying at. Let me explain… My husband and I went down to San Diego to have a little weekend getaway. We stayed at a beautiful Spanish-style resort where we practiced yoga, hung out […]
One of my favorite things about summer are the al fresco dinners my friend Julie hosts in her backyard. She always goes above and beyond to set the mood: String lights hung above the table, Bossa Nova playing softly in the background, and an intoxicating smell of honeysuckle blossoms wafting through the air… It’s magical […]
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August 15, 2018 By Michelle R.
I know cold sores are a topic nobody likes to talk about. But really, there’s no reason not to. I mean, 50-80% of Americans get cold sores, and most people pick up the virus when they’re kids. However, since cold sores are a symptom of HSV-1 (oral herpes), there is a stigma around them because […]
My 12 year old niece came to visit this week, and she’s starting to experiment with cosmetics, so naturally she wanted to do my makeup. I told her she could give me a makeover as long as she promised to wear sunscreen and moisturizer every day (it’s never too early to teach them). She obliged, […]
August 9, 2018 By Anna B.
Ten years ago, most women interested in lip fillers were over age 40. But today there’s a growing trend for women in their twenties to get fillers — not because they’ve had volume loss, but because they want to experiment with their features. Due to celebrity spotlight, “selfie culture,” and society’s increasing nonchalance regarding cosmetic […]
July 18, 2018 By Victoria R.
The other day, I was waiting in the grocery checkout line. And my eyes landed on the conveyor belt. The man ahead of me was buying, among other things: Granola bars Breakfast cereal Sports drinks Orange juice Honey Flavored yogurt (Do you eat any of these foods?) His skin was flaky, dull, oily, and wrinkly. (I’m sorry […]
I’m going to show you how to make something which can soothe, refresh, and hydrate your skin… it’s called Rose Hydrosol Face Mist. Hydrosol is a just fancy way of saying steam-distilled floral water, and it’s easier to make than you’d think. The great news is, you don’t need any special equipment to make hydrosol […]
What is it about French women that’s earned them a reputation for being so effortlessly beautiful at any age? Here’s a hint: it has less to do with their outer appearance, and more with how they feel about themselves. That’s not to say they don’t pay attention to how they look — they definitely […]
Who can forget Sophia Loren? If you can believe it, the legendary Italian actress is now 83 years old — and we still look to her as an example of poise and confidence. I love her outlook on aging… She once told ABC News correspondent Chris Connelly, “There is always something to look forward to in life. Whatever age […]
June 4, 2018 By Victoria R.
For many women, perfect skin is the ultimate goal. But you might be shocked to find out how far some women will go for youthful-looking skin… and the unusual ingredients they’re using to do it. From pig collagen to bee venom, some surprising new trends are emerging. And there’s no place more obsessed with […]
June 1, 2018 By Anna B.
One of the best things about makeup is the opportunity to experiment with different looks depending on what mood you’re in. Whether you’re feeling glamorous, coy, or casual, there’s a lip look for that. But if you’re bored with the usual lipstick/liner combo, we’ve put together 5 easy looks you can try that will give […]
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