Month: November 2013

  • Concealer Too Thick? Warm It Up

    Some concealers are just a pain to work with, aren’t they? Case in point: Benefit Erase Paste Concealer (now discontinued). It salmon hue completely covers even the darkest of dark circles and brightens up the eye area to boot. But, its thick, concentrated texture will tug at your skin. Plus, once on, it looks cakey […]


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    Can You Open Up Hair Cuticles For Better Conditioning?

    “Open the cuticles with warm water before you apply conditioner. It’ll help it better penetrate your hair and make it stronger.” If I had a penny for every time I’ve heard this advice, I’d be rich… Problem is, it doesn’t work! Let me explain… You Don’t Want To Open Hair Cuticles! Like all junk science […]


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    DIY Beauty: Homemade Mixing Medium

    Before the gods of makeup created Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, you had to use MAC Mixing Medium to foil loose eyeshadows. It has cult following because it makes eyeshadows look SO vibrant. Plus, it helps them adhere better to your lids too. What’s the secret ingredient that makes this magic trick possible? Glycerin and water. Yep, […]


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    9 Ingredients To Soothe Irritated And Sensitive Skin

    Is your skin all angry at you right now? Maybe you used a skincare product it doesn’t like. Or you’ve stayed in the sun a little too long. Or you’re dealing with another rosacea outbreak. Whatever the reason, your skin is now a big, red and inflamed mess. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Here […]


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    Vertical Ridges On Fingernails: What Causes Them?

    Do you have vertical lines on your nails? They’re totally normal. They’re just another sign of aging (like we needed another one…). By the way, they’re called onychorrhexis. Here’s all you need to know about them: What causes vertical ridges? Think of vertical ridges as wrinkles. As you get older, they’re gonna get you. Cosmetologist Jen […]