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Historically, when I thought of charcoal, I thought of this black thing, that easily stained, felt chalky and helped start a fire. And that’s pretty much what it is, charcoal is a lightweight form of black residue made of carbon and ash and usually lacks oxygen. It’s been used for art, medicine, and fuel. I never […]

January 30, 2017 at 8:49 AM

I live in the middle of the Caribbean and our winter is pretty much just having a little more breeze than usual. But lately, we have been experiencing the low 60s-70s and it’s been really pleasant for most of us! The interesting thing here is that if you have normal to oily skin like I […]

I was invited to have a mini facial with Sjal Skincare at Space NK in NYC. I had heard a bit about the crystal infused skincare line and I was intrigued. When I arrived I met co-owner Kristin Petrovich she was lovely right from the start. I sat down and saw a wonderful collection of […]

All of us have been there. You have a beauty emergency and time is running out. You don’t have time to run to the store and you are limited to what you have inside your home. What do you do? You may be surprised to learn that there are many great beauty uses for household […]

It’s time for me to be brutally honest. As much as I hate to admit it (and I hate even more to tell people), I suffer from scalp psoriasis. Being a part-time model with full-time NYC hustle, I’m sure you can imagine how this cramps my style to say the very least. I’m always wondering […]

January 11, 2017 at 8:03 AM

What female doesn’t love to take care of their skin? There is a vast marketplace out there for skin care products, and we eat it up. We love to have soft, supple skin and if we can smell good while rocking good skin, it’s even better! Unfortunately, in a lot of those lovely purple and […]

We spend so much time trying to look younger or hide our age. But what happens in the end? We get older anyway. We age no matter what. So what’s the big deal and why’s there so much pressure to look young? Actress Courteney Cox spoke out about looking youthful in Hollywood and that pressure […]

Sunscreen has a distinct smell to it most of the time, and it’s not normally a refreshing or sought-after one. So if you had the chance, would you choose to wear sunscreen that could make you smell like fried chicken? Thanks to KFC, now you can have a bottle of their Extra Crispy Sunscreen. Well, […]

August 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Move over, ladies. There are some men who want some MANicures, too. Men have been wearing nail polish for years, but the #malepolish trend has recently skyrocketed. Designer Marc Jacobs probably had a bit of direction in that. Mani-Monday @jinsoonchoi #deeppurple #malepolish A photo posted by Marc Jacobs (@themarcjacobs) on Mar 14, 2016 at 2:05pm […]

All a parent wants is for their newborn to be healthy. So when Washington baby Harper Foy was born with a rare genetic condition that made her skin shed every four hours, her parents must’ve been worried sick. Foy, who may be the youngest person in the world with this condition, has Harlequin Ichthyosis. Infants are […]

August 15, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Flash tattoos have always been fun and stylish, but now, they can do so much more. DuoSkin is a collaboration between MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research. Together, they’ve created customizable interfaces you put on your skin in the form of a flash tattoo. There are three different types of on-skin interfaces: communication, input and […]

You may never realize how uncomfortable you are with your naked self until you do three things: Sleep naked Let someone see you naked Look at yourself naked in the mirror Sleeping naked may not feel comfortable if you’re used to sleeping in clothing. There are so many stories out there about how sleeping naked […]

If tinting your eyebrows with a temporary hair dye is too much for you, try using coffee grounds. Not only can the natural alternative be more gentle on your skin, but also on your eyebrow hairs and your eyeballs. (Does hair dye make your eyes water sometimes? That’s the worst). Beauty vlogger Jennifer Chiu is […]

Do you ever look at your nose in the mirror and wonder why it looks like a strawberry? Some days, my pores look more prominent or clogged up than others. I can tell because it looks like a certain summer fruit with the yellow dots all over my pores. Warning: If you think that’s a gross […]

Makeup is a tool that can be used to hide secrets. That’s how former model Breanne Rice used it for more than 10 years. Umm so yeah these flowers sent to my room aren’t from my Dad and apparently I have an admirer ???? #rose #flowers #secretadmirer #omg #vegas #lasvegas #thankyou #sunshine #fun A photo […]

July 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Makeup mistakes are inevitable. The more mistakes you make, the more you learn from them. But sometimes, you’re just in a rush and you make mistakes and you need to fix them ASAP. R Here are simple ways to fix and avoid any “Oops!” moments.   EYE SHADOW FALLOUT No one really wants specks of eye […]

July 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Have you ever put liquid 24K gold on your skin? Now, you can. With the handful of different brands that carry products with gold in them, you can have your pick of which luxurious one you’d splurge on. We’re here for it. 1. Treatment Pump some liquid gold ($525, La Prairie) onto your skin for a […]

July 27, 2016 at 8:30 AM

What do you know about skincare? Most of us don’t go to the dermatologist nearly as much as we should, and we *really* hope you’re taking off that makeup at night. Taking care of that gorgeous face can be frustrating, but these books might make it a bit easier. 1. The Little Book of Skin Care […]

How do you pick your spa treatments? Usually, you choose to get a massage when your back is sore. Or you go in for a facial when there’s something going on with your skin. But could you imagine getting your blood drawn before your spa appointment and choosing spa treatments that a medical professional recommends […]

July 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM

LVMH recently took a stake in South Korea’s Clio Cosmetics. We totally are not stunned because Korean beauty products have been all the rage. The focus has been primarily in skin care, but they are 100% stepping up their makeup game. Check out some of our favorites below! 1. AmorePacific Yes, this may be pricey, but […]

July 25, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Too much glitter? Never! You can wear glitter all year round and all over your face and body. Here are eight beauty products that will help take your glitter game to the next level. 1. Stila eye shadow Get a glittery shadow ($32, Stila) you can use wet or dry on your lids.   2. Glitter […]

July 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM

It’s one thing to wear makeup to create a new look for yourself, but it’s another to transform yourself into someone new. Makeup artists, beauty vloggers and those who are skilled with makeup and paint have been transforming themselves into other people, animals and things for a while now. Here are a handful to keep […]

The air on airplanes can really do a number on your skin. It could get super oily or super dry. Be sure you take care of your face on your next plane trip. Try bringing any of these 8 items with you to help prep your skin and make sure you walk off that plane […]

Do you ever wonder who names different shades of makeup and nail polish? Here are eight that make me wonder for different reasons. 1. Yaassss Can you say, “Yaassss?” This Tarte lip paint ($20, Sephora) makes me want to say exactly that.   2. Better Than Sex The Better Than Sex mascara ($23, Too Faced) may […]

July 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM

“You should really get a tan.” If I hear someone tell me this one more time, I think I’ll scream. Yes, I know I’m as pale as it gets, but why does that mean I need to get a tan? “It’s summer! You should get a tan,” and, “It’s winter, you should get a tan,” […]

July 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Walmart recently identified eight hazardous chemicals to be removed from certain products on their shelves, including beauty products. Instead of worrying about hazardous chemicals the next time you pop into the store, here are 8 organic beauty buys to consider. 1. Cleansing gel Try this Avalon Organics Vitamin C Cleansing Gel ($7, Walmart) for a […]

July 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

“I’d die if I got fat.” “All my clothes make me look fat.” Stop. Just stop. Do you realize saying statements like these is fat-shaming yourself? Yes, I’m guilting of doing this as well. But recently, I’ve noticed a lot of people fat-shaming themselves, and I can’t help but wonder why. It makes me cringe […]

July 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Going to a spa is super relaxing, but can get really expensive. If you’re looking to save some money, have a spa day at home. Invite all your gal pals over and have everyone bring their favorite skincare products. This way, it’ll be a happier day on your wallet and a new way to see […]

One of the worst feelings is an oily face full of cakey makeup. Beat the heat with more lightweight products this summer. 1. Lipstick This lipstick ($6, NYX Cosmetics) will glide onto your lips like butter, but feels so lightweight.   2. BB cream Switch over from a full-coverage foundation to a BB cream ($9, […]

July 18, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Having smooth skin all year round is great, but can get more difficult during the intense winters and harsh summers. The status of our skin can change in an instant, from feeling flaky, really oily or too dry. There are millions of skincare products out there for your skin, but these five types of products […]

July 15, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Sunburns aren’t fun no matter where you get them on your body. Usually, when you get a sunburn on your scalp, it sneaks up on you. No one wants a flaky head or one that hurts when you’re just trying to wash your hair. But there’s nothing to fear. There are a handful of ways […]

Guess what? Your kitchen is basically the beauty section of Ulta. Okay, maybe not entirely, but there’s a ton of useful stuff in there. Don’t worry, there aren’t a handful of ingredients to go out and buy, a DIY recipe to follow, or a Pinterest fail to fear. Here are a few items you may […]

Some women wake up and walk out of the house with no makeup on to start their day. Other women spend time applying makeup every morning before they leave the house. Let’s be clear, both are fabulous. I normally wear makeup on a daily basis if I plan on leaving the house. Some days you […]