How to make curls last longer

Day One: 1. Wash and detangle hair 2. Apply a silicone based styling product and strong hold mousse. I like this and this. Please note- this is not the curly girl method. You really need the silicone to give curls lasting hold and shine. 3. Plop and diffuse as usual. Normally, you would only dry hair 80-90%….

How to regrow severely damaged brows

  I was 14, standing in front of the mirror in the girls bathroom after school  with Holly and Tabitha- sisters whom I considered to be very pretty. My own reflection of braces and acne had brought me to a very dark place. I hoped that somehow, if I shaped my thick, dark brows, I…

How to Air-Dry Curls

For some of you, air-drying may be something you’ve always done, no big deal. But for curly-haired me, it had always meant frizzy, wavy-not-curly, limp hair. If I try to brush it and let it air dry, heaven help me. So it’s kind of a big deal that I can finally unplug and not sweat…

How I Follow the Curly Girl Method

After spending almost a year experimenting with products and techniques, I finally have a method of curl care that works for me. Here’s my technique: Wash hair upside down using sulfate-free shampoo. (Click here to see why I wash upside down.) With hair still upside down, work conditioner in from ends. First, I smooth it…

Mommy Makeover with Mandy

Welcome to a Mommy Makeover post where we give a beautiful mom a few minutes of “me” time! Todays model is my partner in crime (for some time now), Mandy. She’s been my friend for over 11 years, ever since she bombed in on a conversation in history class, while I was flirting with some…

Pop the kids in the tub and get New Years ready in 10 minutes!

Line eyes with dark brown liner or powder. Sweep copper shadow over lids and taupe powder under lower lash line. Pat red lipstick onto lips with ring finger. Make up done! On to hair: Prep hair by spritzing with dry shampoo, teasing the crown, and create a deep side part. Do a two-strand twist from…

Pretty in Pink Make Up Tutorial

If your idea of pink makeup makes you think of Molly Ringwald, it’s time for an update! Here’s an easy daytime look thats great for brunch with your girls or an afternoon at the mall. 1. Start with clean, moisturized skin. Apply foundation/concealer as usual. Fill brows as needed. 2. Use a highlighting pen under eyes, on…