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Try This One Trick for Glowing, Holiday-Ready Skin


Updated January 23, 2019

Ladies, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador, which means I’m compensated for sharing my experiences with the brand. This post is sponsored by RoC, and all opinions are my own. Can you believe Thanksgiving is in two short weeks? And once turkey Thursday hits, your calendar may look like a littered mess of holiday parties,…

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A New Addition to My Fav Skincare Line (Sponsored)


Updated March 2, 2020

Ladies, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador, which means I am compensated for sharing my experiences with RoC products. Rest assured, all opinions are my own. I have been using RoC products for more than a year now, and the results are fantastic. My skin is smoother and brighter, to the point where I venture…

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Want Eyelash Extensions? Try these Budget Alternatives Instead


Updated July 18, 2020

There’s always some beauty craze that sounds insane — until you see the results. Cue eyelash extensions, another beautifully over-the-top service spawned from the full-glam makeup trend. Eyelash extensions guarantee your eyes pop in photos (and real life) giving you gorgeous, fluttering lashes day-in and day-out. It’s part of many a Kardashian and celebrity beauty regime, ensuring even your most makeup-free selfies still have that…

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4 New Face Wash Alternatives


Updated March 7, 2019

The cleanser question used to be simple: foaming or cream. Then it was cream or exfoliating. And now? Well, that depends on your end game. If it’s a water-free cleanse, there’s an option for that. Non-stripping? There’s a couple of those. Wipe and go? No problem. The point is, today, that old tube of face wash comes in…

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Eyebrow Trends — Toss Those Tweezers!


Updated December 27, 2019

In the ’80s, no one much paid attention to eyebrow styles. Yeah, maybe for those truly unruly or super-straying hairs, we picked up a pair of tweezers. But we didn’t go beyond that. Big, bold brows were the rig du jour because, much like a head of hair, full was in. Ladies like Brooke Shields…

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Book Review: Beauty Tips for Women Over 50


Updated November 9, 2020

Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, which means I am compensated to try RoC products and share my experiences. All opinions are my own. I just finished reading “The Woman’s Wakeup: How To Shake Up Your Looks, Life, And Love After 50” by Lois Joy Johnson. The book is a quick read, filled with over…

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Updated! Makeup Baking: A Quick How-to


Updated January 25, 2019

You spend enough hours on YouTube watching beauty vlogs and you start to learn a thing or two. (We’re not obsessed…we swear, it’s all in the name of research.) For starters, there’s a massive highlighting/contouring trend happening right now. And two, this trend relies heavily on concealing. And any beauty fiend worth her epsom salt knows that…

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Hot Beauty Secret: Korean Skin Care


Updated June 2, 2020

The tale of European beauty products is one almost as old as time, but the price tag on that French face cream? Equally regal. But if we told you you could get a youthful, plump and fresh faced complexion for under $20 a product, you’d probably listen up, right? We’re here to tell you it’s possible, and…

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Your Skin Care Questions Answered (Sponsored)


Updated February 3, 2019

Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, which means I am compensated to try RoC products and share my experiences. All opinions are my own. We recently asked our readers (that’s YOU!) to share their top skin care questions. We poured through your questions and found, not surprisingly, that many of you expressed similar concerns. We saw…

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Hot Trend: Strobing Makeup Technique


Updated February 3, 2019

Ever since the Kardashians infiltrated our TVs, department stores and social media apps, we’ve been hyper-obsessed with finding — and mimicking — the makeup trends that deliver the red carpet-ready sheen the Kardashians have single-handedly perfected. First it was going big on bronzer, then the heavy contouring craze. And, now that we’re in the #nomakeup and #nofilter phases…

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6 Inexpensive Makeup Options for Teens


Updated October 16, 2020

Dear Budget Fashionista. I’m almost 13 and I want to start wearing makeup soon. I want to buy products maybe under $5. Any recommendations? Girls, your first foray into makeup should involve inexpensive products that are easy to apply. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some excellent makeup steals for $5 or…

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Updated! Spring Must-Have: The Mist


Updated February 3, 2019

That magical tool that keeps your face looking and feeling fresh in even the hottest heat? It exists and you absolutely need it in your cosmetics bag this spring season. A festival babe secret that’s turned into a warm weather staple for all, hydrating mists can save the day on more than one occasion. Keep…

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To-Die-For Lip Colors for Spring


Updated August 28, 2020

Pucker up ladies! This spring, there are oodles of gorgeous lip colors to try. Whether you prefer subtle and classy shade, or a vibrant and upbeat hue, these trendy shades won’t disappoint. So what makes the perfect lip color for spring 2015? Perhaps something soft and sweet, like the nude pink Rimmel London Lipstick worn…

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How to Get Rid of Wrinkles


Updated November 16, 2020

I swear, every year I see a few more fine lines on my face. Bah! Of course, nobody can buy time. So instead of wasting it wishing I were younger, I am a student of how to get rid of wrinkles without shrinking my bank account. Here is my checklist of “beauty on a budget” techniques for…

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E.L.F Cosmetics: Yes or No?


Updated January 27, 2019

You know we’re always on the hunt for a bargain, and e.l.f. cosmetics certainly fits under that category. If you’re out of the loop, e.l.f. is a makeup company that sells products through their online store and at local chains and drugstores. Some of their makeup products are in the $1 range with a few…

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Easy, Quick, All-Natural DIY Facial Recipes


Updated November 16, 2020

Keeping your complexion moisturized and radiant when the weather is rainy, cold and windy is definitely a challenge to say the least. Luckily, you don’t have to make a spa appointment to keep your skin looking its best. There are a few items in your pantry or refrigerator that you can whip up into DIY…

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Teens: Want to Start Wearing Makeup? Read This First


Updated August 28, 2020

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m 14 and I don’t normally wear makeup, but I want to start. I’m wondering what I should buy and what I don’t really need. Also, where should I shop for makeup and how much should I spend? Teen Makeup: Simple is Beautiful When it comes to makeup, the rule of thumb…

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The Top Skin Care Home Remedies


Updated January 21, 2019

There are tons of great skin care remedies that you can implement each and every day from exfoliating regularly to always placing cool cucumbers on your eyes. However, as much as we’d like to, we don’t live in a spa, and keeping up with these tasks can be daunting. So here’s what we propose: Let’s…

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Yearning for Flawless Skin? 7 Budget Foundations to Try Now


Updated November 16, 2020

When it comes to foundation, choosing the right color for your skin is only half the battle. You must also find a formula that moisturizes — but not too much. You also want it to last through the day without rubbing off or getting blotchy. I’ll admit that’s a lot to ask from a pint-sized…

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How to Moisturize Dry Skin


Updated November 16, 2020

The key to moisturizing dry skin isn’t expensive spa treatments, but mostly just taking care of your skin on a daily basis. To start, here are three tips on how to moisturize dry skin: 1. Wash One of the biggest culprits of dry skin are soaps that dry out your skin. Look for moisturizer based…