It's finally warming up--and that's means keeping your body smooth and hairless. But who honestly has time (or money) to be booking wax appointments left and right at your local spa? I sure don't! Luckily, there are a ton of hair removal products out there that can get the job done and all at some pretty affordable prices. Check out a few of my favorites that won't cost you more than 10 bucks a pop!Continue Reading >
Curly Q: My hair is naturally curly, but I really like to wear it straight from time to time. How can I prevent heat styling from damaging my curls?
I'll admit, even though I was born with a head full of curly hair, I have my days (sometimes even months) where I'd just rather wear it straight. Most non-curlies don't get it, but the truth is sometimes I just want a change. You know, like a non-permanent change that requires a little less primping and maintenance in the morning.
And hey, just like straight-haired chicas like to pull out the curling iron every here and there, we like to occasionally blow-out or flat-iron our tresses. But I must warn you ladies, if not done correctly, with time you can wind up with some serious heat damage that can totally ruin your curl pattern. Believe me, I've been there!Continue Reading >
Even though it's been getting warmer outside, I've haven't been leaving my house without making sure to fully cover my face in foundation and concealer and no, it's not because I enjoy walking around with caked-on makeup. It's been in efforts to cover those super annoying dark spots that have recently been popping up.Continue Reading >
There's seriously nothing worse than dealing with a bad haircut and let's face it--we've all been there! You know that terrible cut that wound up being inches shorter than you had expected, that's insanely hard to style, or has you feeling depressed anytime you take a glance in the mirror. I recently got one of those and have to admit, the coping process has been taking a lot longer than I had anticipated. But it's also taught me that a bad chop doesn't have to be the end of the world. There are definitely ways to save your strand sanity without having to chop it all off and start from scratch.Continue Reading >
Just because it's getting warmer, doesn't mean we need to walk around like we just stepped out of a hot yoga class. Having makeup melting and running down your face has to be the most mortifying thing ever. Let's face it: keeping makeup from melting during the warm, humid months is a battle we often lose.Continue Reading >
Ladies, Mother's Day is tomorrow, so what better time than now to treat yourself to a chic DIY manicure? After all, you definitely deserve it! Our Associate Editor recently got the cutest floral nail art design by CoverGirl manicurist MarySoul Inzerillo right on time for the holiday. This super adorable mani, might seem complicated, but it's actually a lot easier than it looks to pull off. Check out a few of MarySoul's exclusive tips below to help you replicate this floral design yourself at home!Continue Reading >
Being a curly haired chica, I definitely know how it feels to struggle with dryness. When it comes to getting healthy curls, hydration is always key. But the truth is not all conditioners leave my curls moisturized, bouncy, and defined. In fact, a lot of them leave them smooth but weighed down.
So I decided to try out some conditioning treatments that are especially designed for curly tresses. I tested out two sulfate-free conditioners (because they say sulfate wreaks havoc on curls): L'Oréal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Conditioner ($8) against DevaCare One Conditioner ($19). Read on to find out which one of these made the cut!Continue Reading >
Guess who dyed her hair again--Demi Lovato, of course! The 20-year-old recently showed off newly blonde, shoulder length tresses while receiving an award earlier this week for her work in supporting children that struggle with mental illness.This chick definitely loves to switch it up. I've had a pretty bad experience with going dirty blonde back in the day, but after seeing how great the part-Mexican singer/actress looked it kind of had me wondering.Continue Reading >
Curly Q: My naturally curly hair gets very dry and limpy whenever I color it. How can I keep my color-treated curls healthy, shiny, and bouncy?
Color-treatments can wreak havoc on your hair if you're not careful, especially on curls which tend to be more prone to dryness. I've met chicas who have literally damaged their curl pattern from the insane amount of bleaching they had done to their tresses. Not to mention, the beach water and constant sun exposure from the summertime can cause further damage to color-treated curls. But don't' stress, Ouidad's Creative Color Director, Ian Dorey offered me a few tips on how you can keep your dyed locks looking healthier and shiner than ever. Check out a few tips below!Continue Reading >
I LOVE color-blocking, especially during the spring time. There's just something about coordinating bright, bold colors that really gets me in a cheerful spirit. So it only made sense for me to try to translate this trend onto my nails. I took a trip to SpaNail, a new nail salon spa in N.Y.C.'s SoHo that specializes in natural treatments and nail art for a one of a kind look. Manicurist Maki Mochiyoshi created a super cool design inspired by my tangerine and turquoise color-block necklace (both pictured here). How cool is that? I was so surprised at how easy and do-able the look was too. But don't worry, chicas, I took notes so you can try this spring-friendly style yourselves at home. Check out these easy-breezy steps below!Continue Reading >