Sticks ‘n Stones: The Best Indie Nail Polish Brand You’ve NEVER Heard Of

Sticks n' Stones Nail Polish

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 […]

Don’t Cry Over Broken Nails: Fix Them With This Tutorial

Quick Fixes for Broken Nails

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.

Nail Art DIY: Glorious Gradient Manicure

Glorious Gradient Manicure

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!” […]

How to Do Your Own DIY Foot Spa

How to Do Your Own DIY Foot Spa

I’m a major proponent of purchased pedicures. I love walking into a salon and having some other person work his or her magic on my little tootsies. All that scrubbing and buffing and painting–and don’t forget the massage finale–puts a lady in a fine mood. Honestly, I have absolutely zero problem spending $25 or $30 […]

Listen Up: Models and Photographers Teach You How to Take Awesome Profile Pics

Jen Lilley

Get ready to “like” this story. After all, you may never take a bad Facebook profile pic again. Having a great profile pic is just about as important as 1) Kathryn’s new found love of Crocs, 2) watching well-versed (or not so well-versed) political debates and 3) for me, scoring some cute skirts. And heels. […]

Review: Lush’s New Highlighter and Bronzer

Lush's New Highlighter and Bronzer

Charisma and Feeling Younger Skin Tints, $18.95 each from Lush I’m going to confide in you all for a second. When it comes to cosmetics, I’m kind of a straightforward kind of gal. I wear a tinted moisturizer (with SPF, please), a non-fancy eyeliner design, some eyeshadow, mascara and perhaps some ChapStick. Now, when it […]

Want Pearly Whites? First, Check Here to See If It’s Safe

Pearly White Teeth Tips

I’m a religious tea-drinker. Every morning, I fill a huge thermos with tea, and I bring it into work. I sip on this tea all. Day. Long. (Lady Gray is my fave, by the way!) Of course, while my tea habit helps me get through the day, it hasn’t helped my pearly whites stay, well…pearly […]

Autumn Spice: Amp Up Your Fall Makeup Routine with Orange Lipstick

Orange Lipsticks for Fall

This post is from our new sister site Mighty Beauty. It’s the color of carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkins—some of the wonderful things we love about autumn. And now you can recreate this yumminess with an orange lipstick that will celebrate the red, yellow, blue-green and golden undertones in your brown skin. Here are some […]