Right now, I’m estimating there are approximately 923472984398265 lip glosses in my apartment. One of these days I’m going to find them all and lay them out for a photo that will blow everyone’s mind (including my own). But that being said…..I think I have found the most perfect lip gloss ever created. But before […]

SPOILER ALERT: The most amazing concealer ever is called……..Amazing Concealer. Just let that sink in. Here was my convo at Sephora a month ago in NYC: Me to the uber-groomed gay man with that “I know my shit” look about him: “I’m searching for a new concealer; any suggestions?” Him: “Ohmygod yes girl, we have the […]

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Walmart via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Walmart. I made a trip to Walmart with the challenge of stocking up on summer beauty essentials for $30. We all know $30 will get you approximately […]

lash extensions

What if there was a beauty trick that made you look and feel pretty even when you’re bloated, hungover, sleep-deprived, and winter white? And I don’t mean wearing a Beyonce mask. (PS, do they make those?) I’m talking about lash extensions, which I truly believe is the #1 beauty splurge every woman should try at […]

What a year it’s been. Miley Cyrus thought she was going to end 2013 as the most talked and tweeted-about female singer, then Beyonce blindsided us and snatched up the honor in the 11th hour (suck on that, Miley). Selfies literally took over the entire Internet. The president built the worst website of all time […]

Loading the player … Here’s the deal: Toyota Corolla lent me a 2014 whip for the weekend and encouraged me to pick up my girlfriends and ride around town. I was like, duh. Any chance to drive something other than my 2003 Xterra with (dog) fur-covered back seats and the “Service Engine” light on, I’ll […]

Happy (almost) Halloween, girls ghouls! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.) Hayden here bringing you another helping of top-notch product picks from the Pretty In My Pocket app. Each of these gems can help create all kinds of Halloween looks in addition to being just freaking awesome on a regular day. From feline to ’80s rock star, […]

primp pink stuff

It’s breast cancer awareness month (duh), which means #AllPinkEverything! Not only are there fun, new products to scoop up, but you’re giving back to an important cause when you buy them. Talk about a no brainer. Pretty In My Pocket chose some of their fave give-back goodies, so I had to share. Get ye to […]

Dry Oil

I love translucent finishing powder (I love Too Faced and Laura Mercier) to safeguard against shiny face syndrome, which can creep up (and screw up an otherwise pretty picture) even when you have dry skin like me. Dust it on after your BB cream/foundation/concealer/etc. for a flawless finish, and VOILA: No oily mess on your mug. BUT, […]

*Say hello to a new weekly series by our beauty product guru, Hayden Gray of Pretty In My Pocket (PRIMP), the badass app you all have by now (right?). Get excited! * Hayden from PRIMP here, bringing you your doctor-recommended, weekly dose of beauty booty from the PRIMP app. Seriously though, your mom called and […]

Editor’s Note: First of all, I LOVE this post from guest blogger Hayden because who doesn’t love beauty bargains AND an excuse to visit CVS (so I have a weird drugstore obsession – SO WHAT). Second of all, I saw one product on this list in particular (*cough* Wet n Wild) and was like, “Hayden […]

You may know this tip all too well and think, “DUH, ASHLEY, I never leave home without doing that, you dummy,” or I could be dropping a total beauty bomb on you, but either way, this is a makeup trick I’ve been doing for years, and it works like a charm for opening up your […]

Kids started school yesterday in Georgia. WHAT THE F*CK!? It’s early August!!! Where I’m from (Delaware, b*tches!), we sometimes started school AFTER Labor Day! These poor kids. It rained every day during their entire “summer” and now they have to go back to the classroom. How depressing. I mean, let’s hope they don’t start cutting. […]

Don’t worry, friends and faithful (or occasional) readers: This blog isn’t turning into a running photo montage of me. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t know how those fashion bloggers do it. Most workdays, I’m in workout pants and a sports bra with a disheveled ponytail and no makeup. Fellas, […]

I stumbled across this Refinery 29 piece featuring SUPERmodel Cara Delevingeineilenlegne on the cover of a mag claiming to be wearing #NoMakeup, and when I read the comments, I was seriously disgusted. Ok, children; pipe down. CLEARLY there is a filter or some sort of photo editing happening here. Anyone with eyes can see that, […]

I mainly shop Sephora, Woo, and Bloomie’s for my makeup (go ahead, call me a snob), but that’s not to say there aren’t great products on the drugstore shelves, and when I find ’em, I want to spread the budget beauty gospel! Guest blogger Hayden mentioned Revlon’s Lip Butters ($6) in a recent post, and maybe […]

We live in a day and age where couples get engaged and their first thought is “I can’t wait to post on Facebook!” instead of “I can’t wait to call my friends and family!” You know it’s true. And with that territory comes status updates that are more barf-tastic than a Jared Galleria of Jewelry […]

Apparently, there’s a sexy theme on W+P this week: Legs, selfies, and now the giveaway I’m announcing. Sorry if you’re a prude and/or are easily offended by riske chat, but I didn’t plan it this way. (But then again, if that’s the case, you’re reading the wrong blog.) ANYWAY, I’m giving away three beauty + […]

Eyes are so important. When I got my makeup done for New Year’s Eve (perfect smoky eyes, expert liner, just enough false lashes), I couldn’t stop stealing glances in the mirror (seriously, Julie at Woo is a magician). But when I woke up the next morning with hungover, bloodshot, raccoon peepers, I wanted to punch myself in […]

If you’ve ever said, “I can’t wear red lipstick,” you need to shut your mouth…and put this red lipstick on it. MAC’s Ruby Woo ($15) is beloved by blondes, brunettes, redheads, African-Americans, Asians, trannies, and more for its magical ability to look great on gals of every skin tone and hair color. My friend Lindsay […]

I don’t know about you girls, but when I pulled out my Maybelline Kissing Koolers in middle school, I felt as cool as Kelly Kapowski (despite my braces and training bra). I can still remember the pepperminty, bubblegummy taste perfectly. And then there was Bonne Bell Lip Smackers, and I had, like, 234098234 of those, […]

Clearly two of my great loves in life are alcohol and beauty, yet I haven’t created my own line for either of those things. (WHAT THE F*CK AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!) Well, Drew Barrymore has both and they’re totally legit (unlike this mess). Her Italian Pinot Grigio is quality, crisp, and delicious AND […]

We have another kickass post from guest blogger Hayden of Pretty In My Pocket (aka PRIMP, the awesome beauty app I’m sure you’ve already downloaded, right?). I’m especially excited about this topic and you’ll see why… *** Don’t worry. I’m not about to flood your brain with uncomfortable memories from junior high parties by mentioning […]

When I was in college and my early twenties, I went out (read: got drunk) like, a lot. And out of the 2304982011239 wild nights on the town, you want to know how many times I came home and took my makeup off? Three. Okay, two. In my LATE twenties (blah), I got a lot […]