Texas Hill Country Lavender & Bluebonnet salt scrub for holiday gifts, inspired by our anniversary weekend at the Fredericksburg Herb Farm back in October & using the base recipe for my ever-popular coconut oil & salt scrub of half coarse salt, half epsom salt for sore & tired muscles, dried Hill Country lavender & bluebonnet essential oil.
As many of you know, earlier this year I started penning a monthly column for my friend Maggie over at Eat Boutique called DIY Home, all…
My ever popular coconut oil & lime scrub recipe, using a mix of salt and Epsom salt for sore & tired muscles and fresh lime juice & zest, originally featured on Boston.com in the story 6 DIY beauty treatments made with coconut oil – which now has over 5,000 pins on Pinterest!
We’ve all been there: you’re in the drugstore and you happen upon a shade of eyeshadow that seems absolutely perfect. That is, of course, until you get home, try it on, and find that the particular color combined with your skin tone leaves you looking like a zombie.
Friends of mine know that I have always been meticulous (one might say OCD) about plucking and shaping my own brows. It wasn’t a matter of budget, just something I started doing at an early age and took a lot of pride in doing myself.
It’s true that good things do come in small packages, and we’ve even come to love the TSA restrictions that have challenged us to find affordable versions of our favorite products in 3-oz-or-less bottles — and challenged top beauty brands to make travel sets more widely available.
Don’t let the labels fool you: Even so-called “non-toxic” nail polish is still considered hazardous waste.
Recessions may come and go, but one beauty product is forever: red lipstick. Leonard Lauder, CEO of Estee Lauder until 1999, even found that when times are hard, sales of his tinted tubes go through the roof — coining a term economists now call “The Lipstick Index.”
Every woman has her beauty staples and favorites. Personally, even if I’m in a rush to get out of the house, I never appear in public without a little CoverGirl LastBlash mascara, a touch of Clinique Blushing Brush Powder, and a spritz of DKNY Be Delicious. This has been my routine since I could drive myself to Macy’s — simple enough.
With summer in full swing, now is a great time to test out new and trendy beauty products and styles. Experimenting with your look or your locks can be daunting, though, and no one wants to end up with black nails when everyone is wearing green, or green hair when you wanted blonde.