Where the mineral SPF lip balms at?

It’s that time of year again, folks. The sun’s out, and so are we. After sheltering in place for months, we’re all craving some summer sunshine. Even me, the woman whose pale, pale skin really makes me question my Greek heritage. We all know to wear sunscreen. Duh. I’ve spent how many thousands of words waxing and waning about the various types of sunscreens (1, … Continue reading Where the mineral SPF lip balms at?

Let’s get radical… free radical

Free radicals. One of the biggest buzzwords in skincare since I can remember. Beauty editors, salespeople, and estheticians alike have told us to protect our skin from these reviled entities as if they’re Bathsheba from The Conjuring. Vera, I told you, they’re called free radicals. Given my background in science (B.S. in Neuroscience and former pre-med’er), I felt that I wanted to demystify these babies … Continue reading Let’s get radical… free radical

Send me nudes (lipstick that is)

Sorry I’ve been MIA while getting my MBA. For all of those who have worked full time and gone to school at night, it leaves little time for much else. I’ve graduated, am full of caffeine, and ready to blow your minds with more beauty goodness!! While bold lips are gorgeous and so much fun, I’ve got to be honest…. I get sick and tired … Continue reading Send me nudes (lipstick that is)

Bite Beauty’s Liquified Lipstick

Liquid lipstick has become synonymous with matte lips, but that’s not necessarily the finish it alway has. ‘Liquid lipstick’ just means the formula comes in a liquid, instead of a bullet. It can be glossy, satin, matte, what have you. As many of us are already aware, matte liquid lipsticks look fly, but leave your lips dry. *I totally didn’t mean to rhyme there, but … Continue reading Bite Beauty’s Liquified Lipstick

Beyond Mascara: The Lash Lift

There’s a reason everyone makeup artist says their desert-island product is mascara. Lengthening, thickening, and darkening the lashes brightens your eyes like nothing else. It’s the one product that has the most drastic and immediate effect. While everyone’s on the prowl for the best mascara, I realized that no mascara could cure my particular woes. My eyelashes are un-curlable. Every day I would hold that lash … Continue reading Beyond Mascara: The Lash Lift

Embrace the Brown: Our Collective Eyeliner Problem

One of my biggest pet peeves is everyone and their brother using black and ONLY black eyeliner. Even the fairest, blondest, most pale ladies and gents are rimming their peepers with soot-colored liner, and they end up looking like an emo Legolas. Bitches, we need to stop. Black is a great color. I live in NYC, and it’s obligatory for a city dweller’s wardrobe; but … Continue reading Embrace the Brown: Our Collective Eyeliner Problem

Our Dirty, Little, Makeup Brush Secret

By now, most of us know that charcoal is renowned for its ability to suck up impurities. It’s in face masks, moisturizers, and even makeup. The porous “magnetic” like qualities of charcoal allow it to suck up oxidative agents on the skin’s surface, such as those from pollution. Oxidative agents are essentially chemicals that cause unwanted chemical reactions on the skin that can lead to … Continue reading Our Dirty, Little, Makeup Brush Secret

When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

With fall hitting us on the East coast like a ton of wonderful, orange & red, cozy, pumpkin-spice-scented bricks, the colors we’re wearing have never been more apparent. Our skin is looking paler, there’s less bright sun, and the dark, overcast days are casting a gray light on all of us. It’s super important that we wear colors that complement and flatter our undertones, but … Continue reading When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

Bow to the Brow: How to Determine What Products You Need

Eyebrows have firmly established themselves over the past several years, both in the beauty market but also on everyone’s face! Thick, well-groomed, what can only be described as statuesque brows are claiming their stake on people’s faces all across the U.S. and abroad. While many of us know what a good brow looks like, we’re not so sure of how to get it. In the … Continue reading Bow to the Brow: How to Determine What Products You Need

Sephora’s Rewards Bazaar: An Analysis

If you happen to receive Sephora emails on the daily, you may/may not have received their most recent eBlast introducing their latest venture: the Sephora Rewards Bazaar. Every Tuesday and Thursday between 9am-5pm Sephora will be posting and updated new rewards online for you to digitally fight to the death with hundreds of thousands of other women, a la Black Friday sales at Walmart.  It’s … Continue reading Sephora’s Rewards Bazaar: An Analysis