Remember when this was an acceptable pool float? LOL Showing up to a pool party with one of those busted yoga mats these days is like a dude breaking out a Samsung flip phone to get a girl’s number. Sure it can be endearing (ish?), but bottom line: NOPE. Just like mobile phones, workout classes, […]

On the necessity scale of 1 to coffee, cleansing facial wipes are a grande triple nonfat latte (especially when you’re tired/hungover/on-the-go/all of the above). They’re perfect for getting makeup off and cleaning your skin when you just can’t muster the energy for a sink situation — and we all know how important it is to […]

‘Tis the season! HARK the angels! Joy to the world! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time of year when you swear you won’t gain 5-8 pounds again but end up saying ‘fuck it’ by mid-December and spend your evenings sipping chugging red wine and indulging in decadent food instead of at the gym because […]

Showering is overrated, AMIRITE? Oh, you think I’m gross now? Well your mom’s gross. Sorry I didn’t mean that. Your mom is an angel. But seriously, here are six reasons you can skip the sprinkle. 1. You don’t have time. Well you DID have time but then you settled into a Sex and the City […]

At this point, me telling you I’m hair-obsessed is like telling you vodka makes you prettier. WE ALL KNOW ALREADY. And as of late, I’ve been seriously oil-obsessed (remember this post just last week?). So let’s talk oil + hair. Unless you have the thinnest, finest, most oily hair on the planet, chances are you can […]

First of all, we shouldn’t be getting sunburn. It’s not cute and it increases your risk of skin cancer by like, a million. But sometimes it happens (even to me, as judgey as I am about it). If you’re out in the sun, I say always wear SPF 30 or higher (YOU CAN STILL TAN […]

Spoiler alert: I’m going to talk about cleansing your face with oil. DON’T HANG UP! Just hear me out. Oil has long been known for its makeup removing properties and of course, the moisturizing factor. As we all know, the more moisturized the skin, the more it glows and the YOUNGER YOU LOOK. Do I need […]

Summer means fun and sun, tanks and tans, beach and boys, pedis and pina coladas, bronzes and blackouts (what?). But also: Sweaty armpits. Bummer. The good news is: Deodorant. Here are the best sticks for dry pits (and a spray) whether you’re a sweaty sister or heated hippie chick.   Serious Sweater You can always […]

I have ’90s nostalgia like nobody’s business and I love to reminisce about the beauty products I was obsessed with back when I had braces, terrible bangs, no idea how to match foundation to my skin, and thought Bath & Body Works was the holy grail of life. Here are a handful of the best […]

Spring weather is here, which means time to sit out on your patio with a glass of moscato, listen to Drake, and paint your pretty little nails. I’ll hit the salon for pedis from time to time, but I really have taken to painting my own fingernails at home (especially with my fave at-home gel), […]

Newsflash: Sun exposure is the #1 factor in aging, so if you’re not SPF’ing it up when you’re outside, you’ve only got yourself to blame when wrinkles and sun spots show up to ruin your selfie life. And it’s not like you have to smear Banana Boat all over your perfectly made up face; thanks to […]

If there’s ONE thing that matters in life, it’s getting the perfect selfie. I mean, people literally die trying. And the selfie stick is fine (I mean, Melissa McCarthy used one at a Spy screening this week and I was front and center, nbd)…. But these contraptions can be a tad obtrusive. There has to […]

Compensation was provided by Jergens®. Can we talk about this winter? It has been worse than having 1% cell phone battery in the DMV while Nickelback is playing and there’s a baby screaming and your ex-boyfriend is there with his new girlfriend who just so happens to be Margot Robbie. In other words: THE WORST […]

Cancel that Botox appointment (for now); it’s ANTI-AGING BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH TIME! You may have heard about Marula oil being the new big thang on the product scene, and if not, BOY OH BOY am I excited to explain. But first, let it be known I am a longtime lover of oil for your skin–I will […]

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. It’s the holidaaaaaays! My favorite time of year and excuse for everything (drinking/eating excessively, going out on school nights, buying sequins, carrying mistletoe around in my […]

‘Tis the season for sequins, scarves, mistletoe, parties, cookies, red wine, weight gain, and most of all…..GIVING. I can’t provide you with any tips to avoid the December Six (pounds) because I literally have no idea, but I can tell you what to get for the ladies in your life this holiday season. If you’re […]

It’s official: Cold weather is a’coming. (Snow flurries on Halloween in Atlanta? I was drunk but apparently it happened.) But I do love to run with a chill in the air, provided the wind isn’t 4,000 MPH and I have the right gear. Here are some of the best items to keep you warm while […]

NEWSFLASH: Dry hand season is upon us. Great. If I’m not fully lubed up from now until March, you would mistake my mitts for an 86-year-old’s. Thankfully, there are a plethora of products to keep granny hands at bay. Here are my awards for the best. All-natural: HollyBeth Organics Orange Peppermint Shea Butter Cream ($25). Not […]

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 […]

Staying hydrated is always in style (seriously, it’s like the #1 FREE AND EASY beauty trick), but these days you can make even more of a statement with all the fashionable and functional water bottles on the market. Say sayonara to the days of funk-tasting H2O due to cheap plastic, not to mention the 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. Guess what, y’all? I packed up the ol’ pickup truck and went to Walmart AGAIN to stock up on beauty products. JK, I don’t have a pickup […]

Compensation was provided by Sally Hansen® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen®. Confession: I haven’t been to the nail salon in months and I’m proud of it. I have really been werking my at-home mani skills, and […]

A while ago, I wrote about Chuice–a ridiculously healthy raw food/drink that completely changed my life and body way back in October 2011. I drank it nearly every day for two years and even froze that ish and brought it to Europe with me in 2012 because there was no way I could go 10 […]

There are 93874298374893274 beauty products on the market today (give or take), but many of those will be gone in a year, into the #BeautyFail abyss. Yet some have been around since before your mom started wearing rouge and are still popular as ever because well, they work. Here are ten old-school classics that have […]