Posts tagged "beauty"

Melvita Yellow Fruit Shower Scrub Makes Exfoliating Easy

I may tend to my face religiously, but I’m no saint: I commit a cardinal beauty sin every day by neglecting my skin from the neck down. I’ll cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize my mug until anyone in the vicinity is like, “Why is she still in the bathroom?,” but when it comes to the…

By: Rachel Krause / January 25, 2013

Makeup Bag: Keep Your Icy Cool This Winter

It’s always around this time of year that we notice our skin has taken a turn for the lackluster. We don’t know where to point fingers: the colder temperatures, the food, the drinks, the activities, or (most likely) some combination thereof? As it happens, it’s also around this time of year that our shimmery bronzer…

By: Rachel Krause / December 26, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Heavenly Bath Products To Get You Through The Season

Oh, yes, that time of year is approaching again, when all you really want to do is lay in the bathtub all day and night. When the weather gets cold and the days get short (like, so short) there’s nothing better to ease your Seasonal Affective Disorder-addled mind than to peel off the wool tight…

By: Rachel Krause / October 26, 2012

Win This! Soap & Glory The Best Things In Life Are Three Set Bath and Body ($35 Value)

You know what they always say ― The Best Things In Life Are Three. Soap & Glory, Britain’s hottest beauty brand, has packed up three of their most popular bath & body formulas into a fun, zip-top tall tote. The Righteous Butter Body Butter, Clean On Me Body Wash, and Hand Food Hand Cream are…

By: Rachel Krause / October 17, 2012

Win This! Soap & Glory Shower Trip Travel-Size Set ($50 Value)

Sometime in the next few months, you may want to consider exchanging your current (cold, dark, wintry) location for something just a bit more tropical. (Hawaii? The Caribbean? Just some ideas…) Whenever and wherever you decide to take flight, make it a Soap & Glory Shower Trip. Don’t fret about siphoning your favorite bath product…

By: Rachel Krause / October 12, 2012

The Look For Less: Get Keira Knightley’s Pretty Chanel Makeup Without The Chanel Prices

I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the cupcake-y dress Keira Knightley wore to the “Anna Karenina” UK premiere, but one thing is for absolute certain: her makeup was gorgeous. Keira is, you know, one of the most naturally beautiful people alive, but makeup artist Lisa Eldridge made the very best of the…

By: Rachel Krause / September 6, 2012

Beauty Trends To Watch: Burgundy Shadow Works On And Off The Runway

So we’ve covered both the top trends to watch this fall and the five must-haves you need to get them, but there’s one particular look that’s been safely concealed beneath the radar until now. Burgundy eyeshadow — or, well, any eyeshadow with warm reddish tones — doesn’t exactly sound like the most flattering of colors,…

By: Rachel Krause / September 4, 2012

Lust Vs. Must: Darphin Essential Oil Elixirs Leave You Smooth, Smelling Good, And $80 Richer

When it comes to products that I feel very strongly that I NEEEEEED, they generally cost more than my ConEd bill for any given month. I love luxury beauty because it makes me feel that I, by owning and using it, become luxurious by osmosis. It’s a little mind game that I like to play…

By: Rachel Krause / August 20, 2012

Makeup Bag: 7 Low-Maintenance Beauty Products For The Laziest Of Makeup Lovers

Individual makeup routines, and reasons for wearing makeup, vary. I wear makeup because, well, I don’t like the way my face looks without it.Gwen Stefani wears makeup so that her husband likes her more.  Some women are even devoted enough to wear makeup at the gym. But regardless of why or when you choose to…

By: Rachel Krause / August 10, 2012

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel Won’t Strip You Of Your Hard-Earned Cash

Exfoliation is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, but the approach has changed immensely over the past couple of years. Whereas a simple scrub once sufficed, we now have endless options that range from chemical exfoliators (like acids and peels) to intense, deep-cleansing physical tools (like the ever-popular Clarisonic).

By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2012

A Five-Step Program For Sweaty Summer Skin

The first step to getting over a problem is admitting that you have one. Now that we’ve divulged our summer beauty routines, I figured it was time to give up the goods on the five-step program that keeps my naturally oily skin looking summertime fly, and by that I mean dry. If you’re having grease…

By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2012

Birthday Beauty Inspiration: Andy Warhol And His Factory

Andy Warhol, the artist and luminary responsible for the postmodern visual movement known as pop, would have been 84 yesterday. Though his death at 58 was woefully premature, I have a feeling he wouldn’t have wanted to be around today — or, on the contrary, maybe he would, if only to see that America ha…

By: Rachel Krause / August 7, 2012

Beauty Files: Bare-Faced Beauty

In the world of runway and celebrity beauty, the term “bare-faced” doesn’t actually mean a face that’s, well, bare. In fact, its real definition is much to the contrary — it’s a face full of makeup that imitates the look of flawless naked skin, the reality of which very few people can lay claim to.

By: Rachel Krause / July 29, 2012

Makeup Bag: 9 Products To Put The Shine Back In (Or Prevent) Parched Summer Strands

We get the point — as good as the sun may feel (and it does), it’s not actually good for you. Now that the breaking news is out, let’s talk specifics. The sun’s rays aren’t only harmful to your skin; they also wreak havoc on your hair. Days spent lazing at the beach, by the…

By: Rachel Krause / June 29, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Product Picks For A Summer-Proof Face

I’m convinced that I am one of melting makeup’s worst victims. I have serious issues keeping my face on the other nine months of the year, let alone summer, when it’s prime time for super sexy sweaty skin. As such, I’ve been forced to develop some pretty hardcore techniques for keeping my makeup on a…

By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

What’s In My Makeup Bag?

I carry around a makeup bag with me every day. It’s a small makeup bag, but it’s not light, mostly because I have shoved things into it over capacity. I stuff it into whatever bag I’m carrying, even if it’s a teeny-tiny crossbody like the one I use during the week to offset my 1,000-pound lapto…

By: Rachel Krause / March 9, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Not Smell As Sweet

One whiff of Andy Tauer’s scent creation, Incense Rose, and I knew I never wanted to smell like anything else. This perfume is a contradiction, contrasting the darkly seductive and masculine scent of incense with the feminine sensuality of rose. It contains notes of clementine, bergamot, Bulgarian rose, orris, cedarwood, incense, myrrh, patchouli, and amber.

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 29, 2011

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Start To A Lip Gloss Addiction

Last week, we asked you to share how your lip gloss addiction began. We really enjoyed traveling down memory lane with you all, but there can be only one winner for the entire collection of Avon Glazewear Lip Glosses, and it’s thesirensong for her comment that shows the value of traditions and friendships:…

By: Annika Harris / June 4, 2010

Win This! The Entire Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss Collection

A lot of trial and error goes into purchasing a new lip gloss color online, because those little color swatches aren’t always accurate. Avon has made this task easier. The Glazewear app on Facebook lets you try on Glazewear Lip Glosses before buying. These high-shine glosses never go on tacky or gooey, and leave li…

By: Annika Harris / May 28, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

We’re generally pretty skeptical of any beauty product that claims to fix up our messy bits while we sleep. What happened to the whole beauty is pain concept? Suddenly beauty is supposed to be just easy? Well, apparently so. Kiehl’s new Midnight Recovery Concentrate did, in fact, have a visible effect on my face overnight.

By: Lily Q / May 26, 2010
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