Sunburns sound bad. I use the word “sound” because although I know brown people can get tans and sunburn (and should still wear spf!), it takes a lot more for us to get sunburned. I have so much empathy because this does not look like fun at all. Never mind how it feels but I’ve had roommates who couldn’t sit or lay down because it would just sting. Lather yourselves up in sunblock peeps, that Sun feels good but it will get you! Perhaps the worst part is that any part of you that is covered becomes some weird geometric shape that you probably have to live with for quite some time. Some people like to get sassy and make designs with their sunscreen which, I admit, can look like super cool henna tattoos. Seriously though, bless your hearts, people who sunburn easy. Bless your hearts. It takes courage and valor to go to the beach when this can happen. See more photos on College Candy…
We love coconut oil! Not only does it taste oh-so-delicious, it’s also super healthy and can be used in place of many conventional body care products. Since we also love the earth and saving money, swapping out coconut oil for traditional products is a no-brainer. From cooking to skincare to hair treatments to mouthwash, the coconut oil possibilities are endless. Buy yourself an industrial-sized tub of it at Costco, and check out the list below for loads of fun ways to use this “magic oil”… Keep reading »
I have always believed the secret to long, “flirty” eyelashes was simply an eyelash curler. I was wrong. It takes an eyelash curler and Benefit’s They’re Real mascara! Keep reading »
I have incredibly sensitive skin, so when it comes to my makeup remover, I rarely stray from my go-to: Clinique’s Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips. But on the day I was scheduled to step into The Frisky studio to test drive Topshop’s Smoky Eye Palette (see it here!), I forgot my beloved makeup remover and found myself panicking. “No fear!” said Jessica. “We just got some new makeup remover you can test drive!” And so I grabbed the Coast To Coast Coastal Ultra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover with wild rosella and calendula and went on my merry way. Note: I did not stay merry for long. Keep reading »
Via Reddit: “My friend was curling her eyelashes while walking and tripped. This happened.” This has been today’s beauty PSA. [Imgur]
I have probably asked every person I know “Do I smell?” or “Want to smell my armpits?” this week. For this week’s Beauty Test Drive, I’ve been taking whiffs of my own pits as frequently as possible. That’s right, mid-Pilates I was caught turning my head to confirm this natural deodorant was actually tackling my B.O.
I can honestly say I have never tried a natural deodorant before, and was skeptical of Lavender + Sage Schmidt’s glass jar. I try to be health conscious, but I have never looked at the ingredient list of my deodorant. I’ve considered the ingredients in my soap, lotion, and makeup … but my deodorant? What could my armpits possibly have to complain about? If it keeps them smelling fresh from dawn to dusk, what more could an armpit ask for? Keep reading »
Guys! I feel like a real grown up of the lady persuasion. I finally, with the help of Maybelline’s idiot-proof Line Stiletto eyeliner, have mastered the cat eye. It wasn’t easy, but after months of practice, I can now line my eyes in the morning in one, well, two swoops, and it’s been eons since I stabbed myself in the eye or ended up with black lines inches from their intended destination. I am a goddamn cat eye pro and I’m ready to advance. Here are 15 ways to take your eyeliner game to the next level!
A new product called Neotensil is being heralded as a game changer in the fight against aging, so much so that it’s being compared to “Spanx for your face.” Jennifer Aniston is apparently heavily involved, and I will basically do anything to my body that she tells me to do, so that seems like a smart choice. Read more on The Gloss…
I remember a few years ago when argan oil was first becoming a hot new beauty trend in the states, my boss at the time said, “You know where argan oil comes from, right? Goat poop.” Of course, I initially wrote her off as a goat poop conspiracy theorist, but it’s true. Goats in Tamri, Morocco have learned that a bit of acrobatic climbing of the local argan trees will earn them a sweet snack: argan berries. After enjoying their lunch high up in the trees, they digest the berries, which are then easily harvested from their droppings that fall to the ground. After the berries are removed from the excrement, they’re pressed to make oil for cooking, hair, and skin products. Kind of gross, kind of amazing, but definitely intriguing enough to add “go watch goats climb trees and poop out a high-end beauty product” to my bucket list. [When On Earth]
You may remember Australian mom Taryn Brumfitt from the unconventional “before and after” photos she released in 2013, which showcased her transition from an ultra-fit body-building physique to an equally beautiful post-baby body. The images went viral, and in the months since then, Brumfitt was inspired to create a documentary, “Embrace,” that encourages women to love their bodies as much as she loves hers — because like many others, the shift to self-acceptance wasn’t easy for Brumfitt. This trailer really strikes a cord, especially because Brumfitt’s honesty about her tough road to loving herself is much more relatable than the simplistic “everyone is beautiful!” rhetoric that puts responsibility on us to somehow magically ignore the constant barrage of advertising and entertainment that tells us otherwise. Keep reading »