Category: Rituals & Routines

7 Simple Ways to Look Younger Overnight

September 6th, 2015 by

I’m not going to lie. I could use a little extra beauty sleep. Okay, a lot. Hours and hours, actually. Since that’s not going to happen, I need to take advantage of the precious few hours I do have, and make them count, beauty-wise. And that means so much more than just taking my makeup off before […]

3 Fast Ways to Look Younger: Anti-Aging Week

August 3rd, 2015 by

Tonight, I had a chance to catch up with a dear friend, and we talked about how everything and nothing had changed since we met at 12 years old. Growing up as neighbors, we spent many hours discussing the princes we would marry (literal princes, with titles and castles) and the trips we would take. Now, […]

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 […]

5 DIY Beauty Treatments for Summer

June 30th, 2015 by
DIY beauty

Little known fact about me: Before I was a beauty (and fashion) writer and editor, I was a product developer. I was something of a prodigy, really, whipping up proprietary formulas in my home laboratory at the age of 10 and forcing them on unsuspecting neighbors. These exotic concoctions consisted of whatever I could find around […]

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 […]

10 Best Skincare Tips from The Pros

June 11th, 2015 by

The late great Nora Ephron wrote a book called I Feel Bad About My Neck. I feel the same way about my face, and at least she could wear a scarf. I know what you’re thinking: How could a 20-something beauty writer with so much expertise and knowledge about skincare be having skin problems? (Isn’t it convenient […]

Fitness Week! Momspiration from Franci Cohen

April 12th, 2015 by

When I first read about New York City mom Franci Cohen, I was a little intimidated. She’s gorgeous, and fit, and she has 4 kids. So I had one of those “how does she do it?” conversations with Kevin, ending it with: “And she has 4 kids.” His response? “Maybe you should have 2 more.” Funny. I decided to […]

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 […]

Spring for a Skin Gadget: 30 Days to Gorgeous Mom Style

January 27th, 2015 by
NuFace Trinity Facial Device, $325, Amazon

I am not exactly a DIY-er, but I’m learning. For example, before kids, I did not do my own nails. Ever. I had a standing appointment for a manicure and a pedicure, and I let the experts take care of them. And I had the same philosophy when it came to my skin, enlisting a […]