Seeing as November is National Gratitude Month coupled with the fact that we’ve been feeling in a funk over the last week, we’re especially eager to share all the little things we’re loving lately. Let’s start this morning off on a positive note and hop right to our current favorites. Continue reading
By De Elizabeth
Spring and summer manicures are great and all, but we are all about the darker colors – which are perfect for fall. There’s something about the shades of blue, gray, and black that go with almost every warm fuzzy sweater scarf or flannel button-down shirt. In honor of being fully immersed in fall weather at this point, here are 20 manicure ideas that you’ll want to steal throughout the colder months. Continue reading
Makeup had always been foreign to me. Aside from being likened to a doll in high school for my porcelain Mac liquid foundation look, which thinking back doesn’t seem like much of a compliment, I didn’t know what to do when it came to makeup. The one time I attempted to draw in my eyebrows because I’d accidentally shaved half off with a razor, I used black pencil eyeliner. I looked like I belonged in the next Hollywood blockbuster…horror film. Continue reading
By De Elizabeth
Lipstick (and, let’s face it, makeup in general) can sometimes become a bit of a habit. It’s part of so many of our morning routines. We apply our light nude matte before going out to work, or dab a pale gloss after lunch. While day makeup is essential (for some), it’s not always the most exciting. Sometimes you just need a ~*fun*~ lip color. Luckily, dark lips are allllll the rage this season. Continue reading
As a kid it was easy to be comfortable in my own skin because it didn’t matter what I looked like. Other kids would still play with me whether my hair was brushed or in a tangled mess. Adults weren’t concerned with my appearance because as a child, it’s expected that you’ll play around and have fun, and in the process, get a bit dirty or look a bit wild. Nothing wrong there. However, as I grew up I learned that it wasn’t acceptable to look like I’d been playing outside and having the time of my life. Rather, I was supposed to look put together at all times, no matter what I had just been doing. Continue reading
By Fiona Tapp
Today is “No Makeup Day.” Makeup, what’s makeup? Almost every day is No Makeup Day for me.
When I was nine, a teacher’s assistant gifted me a pale pink shimmery lipstick for Christmas and I took to wearing it every day. It was sheer and after a glug of my favorite Sunny D, it was all but gone. Yet it drove my Dad crazy, after enduring it all week, he announced just before Christmas that I was too young for lipstick and could not wear it at all in the new year. I was distraught. Continue reading
Remember when we were in middle school, and we’d go to the mall, and our parents would give us some money to buy whatever we wanted? And we’d make sure that our $20 (or whatever amount) would last as long as we needed it. We’d stretch that bill as far as we could; we’d nickle-and-dime every last tattoo choker necklace from Claire’s or jawbreaker from the candy store.
Unfortunately, adult life is a lot different. Continue reading
By De Elizabeth
If it seems like everyone is contouring their makeup but you, don’t worry – you’re not alone. The trend, which has gained exposure and momentum thanks to the Kardashians and the Jenners, began picking up waves last year, but it’s a technique that’s actually been around since the 1500s, where actors in England would apply soot to their faces. Luckily, you don’t need to go out and look for dirt to highlight your cheekbones – you can just go to your local CVS (or if you’re feelin’ fancy, Sephora.) Continue reading
Ah, the elusive cat-eye. It’s simultaneously the one of the trendiest looks but also one of the most challenging to master…or so you might think. You need a steady hand, right? Or at least the ability to draw a straight line? Not anymore. There are so many products out there that are just waiting to help you obtain that ~flawless~ cat-eye you’ve been dreaming of…during your catnaps. Continue reading