FYI: You should exfoliate your skin at least once a week, though most skin experts recommend twice weekly. Not only does a good exfoliating job make your skin feel and look brighter, it actually improves the functionality of your dermis. In layman’s terms: It makes your skin do its job better.
Halloween–only the best holiday of the year–is quickly encroaching. I’m sure you’ve already considered your Halloween outfit, but what about Halloween-inspired fingernails? Sure, a solid orange or black is always apropros, but what if I told you could easily take your holiday-themed nails one step further? Well, with the help of me and The Budget […]
This post is from our new sister site Mighty Beauty. Rich burgundy, steel gray and hunter green are just some of the beautiful tones you can pick from this fall season when you make your next manicure appointment (or set up your very own at-home “salon”). Neons are also suitable for fall, especially if your […]
I am just as obsessed will the fall season as the next fashionista, but there’s something about the seasons changing that makes me want to amp up my beauty routine. Whether it’s finding a new nail polish color or taking better care of my skin, the cooler weather has me craving some new products and […]
Even though I live in the Sonoran desert, where October and November temperatures still hover in the 80s, 90s and–Lord, have mercy– 100s, I still love the fall season. I lived in the Midwest long enough to remember the crisp autumn air, overcast skies and brilliant foliage that hung over roads like giant fiery canopies. […]
This post is from our new sister site Mighty Beauty. Shades of brown are all the rage this fall season—even when it comes to makeup. Hues of brown lipstick look stunning on women of color, and these shades are especially lovely in cooler weather. Here are a few varieties of brown lipstick that come alive […]
Any serious nail painting guru knows that independent nail polishes are where it’s at in terms of manicure “wow” factor. Sure, Zoya and China Glaze and Essie and OPI are always coming out with amazing colors and textures and sparkles, but when you’re wearing something that’s a little less “mainstream,” it’s almost as if you […]
A few weeks ago, I was in the kitchen mashing garlic potatoes for a tasty dinner when–all of a sudden–I experienced the traumatic event that is breaking a nail. Based on my reaction and mad dash to the bathroom, my husband thought I’d seriously injured myself. My body was fine. My nail was not.
Sometimes I’ll do manicures that are so complicated they literally take me the better part of the day to complete. Take my “famous paintings manicure,” for example, which depicts Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” and a landscape piece by Monet. These fancy, high-tech manicures do elicit some responses and a few “wows!” […]