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I’ve been talking so much about sunscreen and protecting yourself when you’re outside, which you most definitely should do (seriously, wear your SPF). But sometimes, things happen. You go in the pool and forget to reapply. Or you’re running around outside all sweaty and think that SPF 20 you put on in the AM will still protect you. More
Please, please, please, can Gwyneth Paltrow promise not to come up with a kids self-tanning line? And can Tan Mom not hear about this and do the same (except not organic and possibly made of Popov with bronzer in it)? Thanks! More
I’ve written before about how I’m trying to transition into using mostly all-natural beauty products on my skin and hair. A few months ago, I picked up a bottle of rose water on a whim; I remembered my grandmother using it when I was a kid, and I thought rose water might be an awesome, all-natural product to incorporate into my skincare routine. I quickly became obsessed with the stuff, and here’s why you should be, too. More
Rather than looking cute and doll-like, as freckles are often associated with, you will look like your face was bizarrely stained by lumpy, uneven mud. Actually, playing in the mud is quite youthful, so perhaps there is some truth behind this technique! More
This BB-thing trend might be getting out of hand. First there were BB creams, then CC creams, then BB creams for hair, and now somebody has invented a BB tea. More
In Pick Of The Week, I highlight a nifty fashion/home/beauty item that I’ve discovered in my travels. More
I got to spend my teen years blessedly free of breakouts. Through college, I had a blemish every now and again. Right around graduation, maybe a little before, I noticed an uptick in spots. Then, I moved to New York City, current reigning champ of America’s dirtiest metropolises. It’s the only city I’ve ever lived where you can step over a puddle of urine only to accidentally step on a rat–pray it’s not one of the rabies kinds.
Needless to say, my skin worsened. More
“It’s almost embarrassing, how simple it is,” she said in low tones. “It’s just one easy secret.” She waved her hand in a formless gesture. She looked almost embarrassed. Well. She looked almost embarrassed, and she looked 27. That was why I had come. More
Breaking news: Not everyone on the entire planet was super down with Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance. Expect asteroids in 5…4…3… More
At 14-years-old, I went from a 118 lb. size 0 to a 140 lb. size 8/10 in just nine months. Nine months. Think of the last time you gained enough weight to constitute a size jump, and imagine that a few times over. My body could not accommodate this level of growth and — voila! Stretch marks abound.
(Somewhat NSFW, by the way: bra shots and underboob shots and thigh cream, so if you’ve got a stricter workplace, I’d save this one for a wee bit later.) More
My friend’s face currently looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. It’s as though someone mistook it for canvas and covered it in red paint that has no direction, but in which some artist might find meaning. She finds no humor in this comparison; normally, her skin is perfect. More
Rihanna‘s naked skin is being used for contrast against a nude shade in her perfume advertisements. Because Rihanna’s skin is not the same color as the one the nude fragrance is marketing. More
How does someone kill 650 women and then bathe in their blood? I mean, I understand how Elizabeth Bathory did it, though accounts vary. But I am baffled as to how – psychologically – one becomes the most prolific female serial killer in history.