I love when people have a signature scent. Sometimes it is their perfume or cologne, or sometimes it’s a mixture of their laundry detergent and soap, or other times it’s the aroma of their home that they carry with them. You begin to associate them with that scent, and you could be miles and miles away from them but you catch a whiff of it and it makes you think of them. It tugs at your heart, brings back memories, can make you feel happy or at ease…scent is such a powerful thing. Read more »
Chopsticks have always been a good alternative to a hair tie when you want to quickly throw your hair up but need something to secure it with. With the recent October catalog being shot in Tokyo, we’ve really been inspired by Japanese culture and wanted to show some other ways to incorporate chopsticks into the hair. From hand painted sticks to the classic criss-cross method, here are some easy and creative ways we love using chopsticks in the hair! Read more »
Update: This post originally ran on July 25, 2013, but we love this beauty trick and wanted to make sure that you all had a chance to see it!
Cracked eye shadow is such a bummer. So many times I’ve gotten my hands on a color I love, used it a bit, thrown it in my bag, and then all of a sudden it’s ruined! I try to salvage as much of it as I can, but it just ends up getting everywhere. This got me thinking… there has to be a way to correct this mistake without buying an entirely new eye shadow. And there is. Read more »
Update: This post originally ran August 8, 2013, but we wanted to bring it back for any of you curly-haired beauties who may have missed it!
We often get requests from readers for us to do beauty posts that focus on curly hair. Those with natural curls know that curly hair behaves much differently than other types, and must be treated accordingly! To get some insiders tips on the matter, I looked no further than the curly-haired beauties right here in our home office.
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As much as I love the cool weather that rolls in with fall, this is when our skin starts to get dry and chapped – especially the lips. I have very sensitive skin, so I have always struggled with chapped lips this time of year. Whether it is from dehydration, allergies, or weather, nobody likes to have that annoying flaky skin or the pain that comes with it. As we enter this season, I wanted to share some natural remedies to keep your lips hydrated. Read more »
One of my favorite parts about entering a new season is how the shift in weather brings about a shift in our moods, and how that mood shift then translates to a change in colors in our wardrobe, hair, and makeup. Read more »
I have always been a beauty product fiend. I find it really fun to try out all different skin, hair, and makeup products to see how they make me feel, and I’m constantly on a search for that one miracle product that will change my life (ha). As I’ve gotten slightly wiser over the past few years, though, I’ve learned that there are so many products out there that do way more harm than good. Read more »
When I get creative with my hair, one of my favorite things to do is to incorporate a piece of fabric or a scarf into the style. Since the trend on our homepage this week is Girl Gone Grunge, I re-visited this technique, but this time using a piece of flannel fabric to add in a touch of grunge. Using the fabric to wrap around braids or tie in your hair is a different way to do something creative with your hair and it’s so simple to do! Read more »
It seems that everyone is welcoming fall with open arms. The crisp air, layered outfits, apple-and-cinnamon-spiced everything… it’s all a positive change as summer days near their end. Read more »
UPDATE: This post originally ran on August 14th, but fall is a great time to change up your look so we wanted to run it again! Read more »
New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off today, and we’re excited to be in the mix of it all, capturing inspiring street style to share with you all here on the blog! Read more »
We all know that berries stain. For clothing, this can be an unfortunate thing… but when it comes to beauty, it’s quite the opposite. Berries can be used to make a simple and effective lip stain that’s completely natural and tastes incredible! Read more »