Recently I was preparing to leave for a trip to New York when I realized that my grays were showing (yes, that’s my current reality!). Without time for a salon appointment, I popped on over to Duane Reade to pick up the TouchBack pen. This is a temporary solution just like dry shampoo, but sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do!
A friend of mine recently removed her lash extensions only to find her own lashes greatly reduced in thickness and length. Rather than turn to a lash growth product like Latisse that might discolor eyelids or her blue irises, she tried a peptide-infused mascara.
I’ve been using Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner ($24) for years. The black-as-can-be formula always stays put throughout the day, even out in the Texas heat. I like to layer my liner, and this is the first layer. The gel glides on, making for an easy application that will define eyes without pulling at the delicate skin and rubbing off lashes.
I’ve been traveling a ton lately – Puerto Rico, South Beach, London, Tokyo. It’s so important for me to have multi-duty products on hand (you think NYC TSA is annoying…they are nothing compared to some of the other ones!). It’s also not a secret that airplanes zap your skin’s moisture so having a product like AERIN Beauty Rose Balm ($58) is imperative.
With so many chic women cutting their hair into pixies or bobs, the desire to chop off our locks is stronger than ever. But when I cut my waist length hair into a straight bob on whim in my twenties (I cried for hours!), I vowed to never go that short again. My hair now falls a few inches below my shoulders, and tempted though I may be for a quick change, I’m not willing to make the cut again.
Let’s get one thing out of the way…there is NO cream that is going to make your arms skinnier. Trust me, if there was such a magic potion it would be all over the news. That doesn’t mean it’s hopeless, however! In addition to diet and exercise, there are body products that can help enhance your physique like Bliss’ fatgirlslim armcandy (at Bliss for $38).
For anyone on a budget looking for beauty products to skimp on, the first thing to do is stop buying expensive body wash because drugstore ones are great. Hands down the best, in my opinion, has always been Dove. Their line of moisturizing washes don’t have a thick detergent-like lather, but rather a smooth and soft one and, just like its name indicates, the formulation is moisturizing.
Anglo-Russian brand Rouge Bunny Rouge recently launched stateside, and I had the chance to play around with some of their products. Initially I was intrigued because it’s a Moscow-based brand, and well….I’ve never, that I’m aware of, come across a luxury makeup brand from there.