Category: Makeup

4 Fresh, Pretty Spring Makeup Trends

March 15th, 2017 by

I love makeup. I just don’t love it enough to spend an hour applying it, so if you’re looking for an elaborate tutorial on contouring, this may not be the post for you. Instead, I focus here on what I focus on when doing my own makeup: quick, fresh and pretty makeup ideas for real […]

BeautyMommy Buzz: Selfies, Nail Art

July 1st, 2016 by
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Most of the time, I try to write posts to be helpful, to problem solve, to offer solutions to the fashion challenges we all face. This is not that kind of post. A new weekly feature, BeautyMommy Buzz is all about the fun stuff—fabulous new launches, product reviews, fun tip and discoveries, even the occasional recipe. […]

4 Fast, Flattering Spring Makeup Trends

March 6th, 2016 by

One of the things I love about fashion is that, no matter what is going on in the world, the fashion industry is it’s own pretty little bubble where the news is all about colors and hemlines and everyone wears lipstick. Spring, in particular, is always shiny and happy, with color and pattern and fun. And […]

Makeup Rules at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

January 12th, 2016 by

Are you still wearing your 20s face, when you’re, you know, not? I almost made the same mistake myself a few weeks ago when I discovered a long-hidden box filled with my go-to makeup products from my late 20s. Not only did I have a fabulous job as as editorial director/beauty editor at a Boston magazine, but […]

5 Summer Beauty Hacks to Try Now

July 17th, 2015 by

Let me tell you a little thing about effortless beauty. It isn’t. All of those “easy” braids and “undone” hairstyles and natural glows flooding your Instagram feeds take work. Serious work. Looking gorgeous doesn’t just happen. Trust me, I know. Without regular maintenance, I’d look like one of those troll dolls at the end of […]

10 Tips for a Flawless Face

June 14th, 2015 by
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Listen, God already did his part. We were all born dewy-skinned and rosy-cheeked and flawless, but somewhere between 15 and, well, now, we’ve lost a little bit of that glow. Maybe it was age or heredity or teen acne that never quite went away, but I suspect it was something far more sinister. I suspect it was birthday […]

19 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Look Better Instantly

March 21st, 2015 by
19 quick actions you can do today to look better instantly

I used to love makeover shows, but I was always slightly dejected when each episode was over. There was no miraculous makeover in the cards for me. I was already giving it everything I had. But was I really? Sure, I was doing most of the big stuff, from semi-regular haircuts to flattering everyday makeup, but some […]

The Perfect Five Minute Face: Tips from a Pro

March 17th, 2015 by
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I knew I needed help the day my face fell. Perhaps I should explain. Most of the time, you are the reason I write. I choose topics that I hope you will find helpful, informative and entertaining. That’s why I do what I do, and I am passionate about it. But this week is a […]

7 Best Drugstore Beauty Products: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

February 1st, 2015 by
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I apologize for taking a couple of days off from the 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style Series. You see, I thought I was done. I was about to post the recap when I realized that I was only at 27. Ha! Fortunately, my styling skills are way better than my math, and I have […]

Master Eyebrow Shaping in 4 Simple Steps: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

January 28th, 2015 by
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Eyebrows are sort of a big deal in my family (as is hair removal in general, but that’s for a different blog). When I was in junior high (that’s what we called it then), my mother would heat honey to make “halawa” for waxing our legs, eyebrows, even arms. She took it very seriously. (We are Egyptian, […]