Wednesday December 4, 2013
Holiday parties call for a bit of drama when it comes to your makeup. Aside from maybe Halloween, there is never a better time to go all out with your makeup. You can add shimmer, try a smoky eye, put on some false lashes or keep everything simple but your lips, which you can paint a gorgeous red.
In my article,
Holiday Makeup: My 13 Best Tips, I share 14 of my best holiday makeup tips. Get inspired for your parties this year, but do follow my advice and practice beforehand. You don't want the hour before you leave to be the time you first try out a smoky eye.
Tuesday December 3, 2013
Kate Middleton recently spent 6 hours getting her brown hair dyed a deep chestnut brown (as reported here by E! Online), but what really interests me is this image which proves the Duchess of Cambridge's perfect long locks are graying. Close examination of her middle part shows a few strands of obvious gray.
This isn't exactly news, as the UK's Daily Mail reported last year that Kate dyes her hair to cover up the occasional gray hairs that she's found to her horror (her friends jokingly call them, "stress highlights.") But what this is, is proof that she is, in fact, graying.
Why is this a big deal at all? Well, it really isn't, except to prove that even at a relatively young age (Kate is 31), women can start seeing gray hairs pop up along their parts and hairlines. Even the Duchess of Cambridge is just like us.
To battle your own grays, you can head to a salon for root touch-ups in between your regular dye sessions or you can do it yourself with color from a box. To cover up roots, you can brush your part with a toothbrush dipped in color. It works wonders.
Image: Kate Middleton on Nov. 7, 2013 by Getty Images
Monday December 2, 2013
You are likely invited to at least one holiday party this year. Whether it's an office party that requires dressing up, or a house party where you'd love to make a splash (and maybe meet Mr. Right), parties are always more fun when you feel like you stand out from others or at least how you look on a daily basis.
I've perused many red carpet pictures to come up with this year's version of my favorite holiday hairstyles. Surely one of these would work with your hair?
15 Best Holiday Hairstyles for 2013
Image: Gwen Stefani by Getty Images
Wednesday November 27, 2013
Unless you live in New York or LA where nail salons are everywhere and therefore super cheap, you likely have to pay at least $30 for a professional pedicure. You can save a lot of money by doing them yourself.
I give step-by-step detailed instructions in How to Give Yourself a Professional Pedicure.
Image: Getty Images