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Tue 03.29
Splurge vs. Frugal

Splurge vs. Frugal: The Cleaning Gadgets You Need

At the risk of sounding like a “princess,” which is what my boyfriend calls me (and not in a nice way…) when I talk about this topic, it’s almost impossible to find someone who not only cleans well, but who you can trust in your apartment when you’re not home. I found such a gem of a person over a year ago, but he went to visit family in India for over two months, leaving me scrambling with a messy apartment. The only reliable person I could find charged such an absurd amount that I decided it was high time I try out all the cleaning products and gadgets I’ve been hearing so much about…

Mon 03.28
4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About

4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About

I’m sitting here eating a basket full of leftover Godiva Easter bunny chocolate wishing sugar wasn’t pure bliss and trying to block out that my boyfriend keeps reminding me that he wants me to toss my one-piece bathing suits in favor of bikinis (What can I say? Some chocolate is just worth it.). Transitioning into spring from the winter isn’t always easy! While there are countless beauty trends being hailed as “musts” for the season, I’ve rounded up four of the ones that, in my opinion, are the most versatile…

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4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About
4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About
4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About
4 Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know About
Fri 03.25
Clarisonic Mia Fit vs. Foreo Luna

Clarisonic Mia Fit vs. Foreo Luna: The Ultimate Showdown

Clarisonic knockoffs are a dime a dozen, but none have come close to being a viable alternative to the pioneering mechanical exfoliator until the recent launch of Luna ($169). I used the Clarisonic for YEARS. Swore by it…

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Luna versus Clarisonic
Luna versus Clarisonic
Luna versus Clarisonic
Tue 03.22
Proactiv Repairing Concealer

Proactiv Repairing Concealer: Fight Acne with Your Concealer

There are few things as annoying as having a breakout and knowing full well that by covering it up with makeup, you’re only making it worse. But then if you don’t, at least for me, it ends up heavily weighing down my confidence (and it doesn’t matter how many times my girlfriends tell me they don’t notice or my boyfriend tells me I’m beautiful). Finally, there’s an answer!

Thu 03.17
Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty: A New Bespoke Haircare Line (and It’s Affordable!)

Cartier diamonds and Maseratis aren’t in most people’s budgets, but luckily the saying “it’s the thought that counts” really does hold true in almost every case; this is why personalized gifts can have such a great impact. That said, whether you’re looking to give your loved one something that he or she will not only love, but use (and think of you!) daily or looking to pamper yourself with something unique, it’s not always easy to do that on a budget either, which is why Function of Beauty is such a great find.

Wed 03.16

Beard Bib: It’s a Thing and Every Man Needs One

I make my boyfriend watch Shark Tank with me every week. It’s my only guilty TV pleasure aside from all the Housewives shows, and I love him too much to make him sit through any of those! When I saw Beard Bib on the program, I thought what an embarrassing and useless idea. Who would use this?

Tue 03.15

The Benefits of an Indoor Herb Garden

I’m not much of cook, which is unfortunate because I’m paranoid about everything from pesticides to GMOs (I need this portable molecular sensor already!). Like most people, I’m left hoping that what’s labeled “organic” or “grass-fed” actually is (though I’ve read countless stories about how that is far too often not the case). While I clearly can’t grow all my produce in my NYC apartment or go out fishing for my salmon, there are small things that we all can do to not only improve our health and nutrition, but our overall wellbeing. One of the easiest things we can do is grow an indoor herb garden; yes, even without sunlight or rain, it can be easy!

Mon 03.14
Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 Beauty Trends

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 Beauty Trends

There’s a reason Paris Fashion Week is last…there’s just nothing like Paris! Even as a born-and-raised die-hard Manhattanite I can recognize this. With that, we saved the best for last; here’s a look at all the trends and looks you need to know about from the Fall 2016 Paris runways.

Fri 03.11
Heading to the Spa?

Heading to the Spa? Book a Hammam Treatment

You might have heard about high-intensity interval training (HIIT). They say it’s the most effective way to work out because not only do you build muscle and burn fat quickly (compared to other training methods), but you burn calories for hours after the workout is done. Why? There’s an increased oxygen demand in your body that lasts long after the workout, leading to continued calorie and fat-burning for up to 48 hours after…