Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

Beauty Test Drive: Frank Body Coffee Scrub Is A Caffeinated Adventure

Over the past few years, the lifestyle blogosphere (and Pinterest) has been overflowing with DIY coffee scrub recipes that claim to reduce cellulite and make our skin glow. First off, I know it’s been said that caffeine can reduce the appearance of cellulite, but has that been actually studied? (It probably has, I’m just suspicious.) I…

Claire Hannum / June 19, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Simple Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Scrub Is Heaven In A Jar

I had never heard of Simple Sugars scrubs until a few weeks ago (how is that possible?), but most of the world knows the product through the entrepreneur-focused reality show “Shark Tank.” Creator and company founder Lani Lazzari was just eighteen-years-old when she appeared on the show in 2013 to seek out investors, and her busine…

Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Bare Minerals Pop Of Passion Lip Oil-Balm Is My New BFF

Elaborate beauty routines are lovely when you can set aside some special time, but during the weekly grind, practicality (and realism about what we have time for) has its place in the makeup world. We’ve all got shit to do! Looking cute is fun, but it’s more fun when you can find a way to do so without making…

Claire Hannum / June 8, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Actually Does All The Things It Promises

Never succumb to the tyranny of false eyelashes again. …

Megan Reynolds / April 6, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Dermelect’s “ME” Nail Lacquer Is Chip-Free (For A While Anyway)

I have a mild obsession with any type of nail “system” that involves magic combinations of top coats and secret polish formulas. While I happily fork over cash for pointless purchases in other categories (ahem, overpriced coffee), I’m weirdly stingy when it comes to salon manicures and am always looking for fun ways to DIY it. I’m all…

Claire Hannum / April 1, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Bioré Charcoal Pore Strips, A Facial Cleanser For Drug Addicts

The best free samples in women’s magazines always do two things. 1) Defy the laws of physics and cosmetic packaging to fit flatly into an insert, and 2) never, ever work. Bioré’s Charcoal pore strips were no different.
A copy of Seventeen showed up at The Frisky offices last week and as I was complaining about the…

Beejoli Shah / March 5, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

I’ve never been into gel manicures, not only because they cost more than my lazy at-home DIY nail routine, but because the effort it takes to remove them kind of freaks me out. Gels aren’t known to be great for your health either, so I was mystified by Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel nail polish. It promises two weeks of gel-like color and…

Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Merle Norman Pro Glitter Eye Palette

While I used to love eye shadow in, say, the 7th grade, I’m generally pretty stumped on how to wear it in an everyday context. When I set out to test the Merle Norman Pro Glitter Eye Pallette I figured its rich, sparkly shades were a look I could only wear on a night out,…

Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Clinique Almost Lipstick In Black Honey

Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is a certified cult classic, the kind of lip color thing that shows up on best-of and must-have lists everywhere for years and years. It’s widely touted as a color that looks good on everybody. I am reluctant to believe that anything is ever one-size-fits-all. Clothing is not. Shoe…

Megan Reynolds / January 20, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick

In my ongoing mission to wear bold lipstick more regularly, I’ve been trying on whatever tubes of lipstick are put in front of me without much thought. When I swiped on Bite’s Luminous Creme lipstick, I fell in love. This stuff is the best.

Claire Hannum / January 16, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Doll

The Body Shop’s Lip & Cheek Doll stain has adorable packaging, but does the product on the inside match the outside? I love lip and cheek stains but I find them kind of stressful. When done right, they look fabulous, but when done wrong, they streak all over the place and can look like play…

Claire Hannum / January 4, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer In Lovers Creep And Bridge & Tunnel

I’ve been biting the hell out of my nails lately (disgusting, I know), which means I need to keep them constantly painted to prevent me from chewing. Since it’s the holiday season, I jumped on the chance to try Smith & Cult’s gorgeous holiday colors, a dark red called Lovers Creep and a shimmery gold…

Katie Oldenburg / December 6, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Own Day & Night Lip Treatments

Own Beauty is all about is all about healthy products that avoid harsh chemicals and are safe for sensitive skin. Their lip treatments are no different – the line is enriched with Vitamin C and E and offer a gentle avenue for moisturizing. On days when there’s no gloss on my lips, I have a…

Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Londontown Lakur Nail Polish, Base Coat & Hardener

I’ve been looking for a decent top coat for ages, so Londontown’s Kur top coat and nail hardener are more exciting to me than the line’s pretty fall colors. Londontown’s polish is vegan, 5-free, and ultimately better for your nails than a typical chemical-filled polish. The top coat and hardener promise to make nails strong, healthy and…

Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: TopShop Creamy Finish Lipstick In Wicked

I’m super into the dark lip trend that’s going on right now, but with my fair complexion it’s hard to find a color that doesn’t make me look like a vampire. When TopShop sent us some of their new fall/winter lipsticks, I spotted a burgundy color called “Wicked” that I knew I wanted to try.

Katie Oldenburg / November 9, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Yotel’s Nail Polish Collaboration With Habit Cosmetics

Sophie and I recently paid a visit to Yotel in Manhattan to check out the quirky hotel chain’s new nail polish collaboration with Habit Cosmetics. Habit is known for their chemical-free approach to nail care, and their Yotel collection is no exception. The polish is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 5-free. And, it turns out, it’…

Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Nails Inc. Matte Top Coat

When I first got my hands on a bottle of Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat, my first question was why anyone would even care whether their nails were matte. The matte trend has come around several times these past few years, but it never really made any sense to me. Most of the…

Claire Hannum / October 30, 2014
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