A California girl transplanted to the wilds of suburban New Jersey, I’m a shoe-loving, book-obsessed writer and mama. I can also be found at BettyConfidential.com and my own blog, “My First Word Was Shoe.” My work has appeared on sites like SELF.com and The Huffington Post; other interests include running (badly), cooking (not so badly), and over-packing. Sometimes I get to do fun things like cover Fashion Week or “road test” beauty products, but most of the time I’m chained to my laptop or schlepping to pick-up in my PJs -- it’s good to have balance!
My skin gets SO dry in the winter, I practically start growing scales if I don't stay super hydrated and moisturized. But lotions aren't enough to keep me from turning into a giant alligator bag; I need a good body wash too. Here are seven of my moisturizing favorites ...
I haven't gone to the hairdresser ALL YEAR. I know. It's crazy. This is a long time, even for me (it's been a rough year), but it's not that crazy. Even though I write about beauty and fashion, and love getting dressed up and playing with makeup, and do crazy stuff like take beauty products on camping trips, I totally dread going to get my hair done.
I can kind of get away with it because my hair is basically dark blonde, so when my highlights grow out, it still looks fairly natural, but really, I should get to the salon as least twice a year to maintain the color I like and keep my split ends to a minimum. AT LEAST twice a year. Why don't I?
I just went and showed my husband my freshly painted nails (pictured here). I already knew he wouldn't really like them, but I was curious to see what he'd say. "Go ahead, you can be honest," I laughed. "How do you like this color?"
I was just at the drugstore, picking up blue hairspray, pumpkin-spice Hershey's Kisses, and some other Halloween essentials, when my beady little eye got sidetracked by the cosmetic aisles. Hmm, I thought. Here I am getting all these goodies for my daughter and the random trick-or-treaters who will come to my door ... how about a little somethin' for dear old mommy?! How about it, indeed?
Here are a few of the affordable little beauty treats that caught my eye. After all, 'tis the season to treat yourself!
Boo! Halloween is coming up, which means this weekend is the perfect time to indulge in some DIY nail art. I found seven great tutorials, most of which are totally easy. The slightly more difficult ones can be modified to suit your skill -- and patience! -- level.