Beauty Tutorial: The Crown Braid, Two Ways.

Upon transitioning down to a more flexible schedule, one of the first things I did was reach out to my friend Jay to see if he’d be game to work on a series of hair tutorials. Jay (Jackson) is my most favorite stylist at DreamDry and also senior stylist/educator and member of their creative team. The man is majorly talented. He first did my hair for this event

The Baby Foot Peel.

Okay. If you are half reading this post, or just skimming through your feed, I’m going to need you to stop whatever else you are doing and give me your full, undivided attention for the next five minutes. Because this post could be singlehandedly the most disgusting, most important, and most fascinating post I’ve ever written.

Obsession: Beautycounter Lip Sheers.

What gets me most excited about blogging now is the same thing that got me excited about it five years ago. Discovering¬†cool stuff that I am completely obsessed with, and having a forum to share it in. The products that I would (and do) gush to all of my girlfriends about, and then get all of my coworkers obsessing over, too. Running a blog is different now – but the core mission, the love of a good “Stripe Find” is still the same.

How to Get Great Eyebrows.

If there is one piece of advice that I could give my younger self (well, besides study hard and don’t worry about what the cool kids think), it would be to leave my eyebrows alone. For whatever reason (much to the chagrin of my mother), I obsessively plucked my eyebrows during high school into a super thin arch. Ooph. I am still paying for it today.

Like Butter…

If you’re a regular reader in these parts, then you know I’ve got a thing for BITE¬†Beauty. I wrote about several of their products in this post, and have gotten pretty loyal to them when it comes to lipsticks… I’ve even gone to their lip lab in SoHo to make my own lipstick (such a fun experience if you live in or are visiting New York!) The first reason I love the brand so much is…

Get Glowing.

Bronzer makes me nervous. Back in college, I abused it a bit… and when I look back at old photos, I see an oompa loompa looking back at me. Alas, as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten a little bit better with using a lighter touch – resulting in a look that is more glowy and “sun-kissed” than ummm… “sun-drenched.” Applying bronzer should be all about adding warmth + radiance to the skin and enhancing your natural complexion to bring out your inner glow.