• 4 Beauty Swaps to Make Before Fall Begins

    August 29, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    With back to school and Labor Day weekend here, summer is finally coming to a close. As always, it was amazing while it lasted but I’m ready to switch up my beauty routine a bit. We all know that summer is for minimal, au naturel beauty looks – why bother with a 5-step beauty routine that will just melt away with the sun? Fall is more about experimenting with beauty and maybe even channeling a darker aesthetic. We’ll get to […]

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  • 10 Quotes to Live By

    August 28, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    For me, inspiration is huge. The key to tuning into your creativity and making something beautiful is to experience life and connect with other minds. Sometimes just a phrase or sentence can turn your whole day around and give you the motivation to move forward and follow your dreams. That’s why today I decided to post some inspiring words for you all – some beautiful quotes from other inspiring minds and some of my personal musings. No matter where you […]

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  • 3 Simple Ways to Store Makeup Brushes

    August 27, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    When you have as many makeup products as I do, it can become a mess quickly. It’s tempting to leave makeup littered across the countertops and run off to complete the day’s events, but items can be lost or dirtied in the clutter, not to mention that you might get an earful from your roommates or family. While there are endless beauty storage products, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a new organization system. There are plenty of […]

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  • 10 Things to Remember This School Year

    August 26, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    School may have started for some of you and for others it’s on the way this September. No matter what class you’re in or school you go to, heading to class every day can be tough. But it can also be amazing, and since you have to do it anyway, you might as well try to make it the best year yet! It may seem simple now, but these little reminders can make a world of difference a week or […]

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  • 4 Tricks for Getting Everything Out of the Bottle

    August 25, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    Few things are more frustrating than when you can’t get those last drops of product out of the bottle. It may not be as devastating as messing up your eye makeup, but it feels defeating! You can only bang the container against your hand so many times before giving up and tossing it.  Since we spend good money on our beauty products, we deserve every last drop in the bottle. So, to help you get your money’s worth and a […]

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  • The Beauty Benefits of Sea Water

    August 22, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    Every type of water you can imagine finds its way into our beauty routines at some point. You may not be making a conscious decision to incorporate different forms of water into your skincare regimen, but thermals, rose waters and others are ingredients in many of our face washes and sprays. That’s because these waters are nutrient-rich and can ease some of our least favorite skin issues. Did you notice that after all of those summer days at the beach […]

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  • Dorm Living: Décor Essentials

    August 21, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    Decorating your dorm is a major milestone in life. It’s a rite of passage for college-goers, and likely the first time you’ve ever had the opportunity to decorate your very own, independent space. If you share the space with a roommate, it’s fun to be able to create a fabulous living area together. After you’ve collected all your back to school goodies for the year and any dorm necessities, it’s time to think décor. Storage – When you live in […]

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  • Busy Girls’ 10 Minute Workout

    August 19, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    It seems like everyone’s busier in the fall. With classes starting or work picking up, September is a crazy month. A workout may seem like the last thing you have time for, but it’s essential for your physical and mental health. Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you must deprive your body of the many benefits of exercise – some of the best workouts happen to be the shortest. If you can’t make it to the gym or even leave your […]

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  • Beauty School: The Last Minute Chignon

    August 15, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    As we head into the last month of summer, there is no doubt that this is one of the funnest seasons of the year, but heading back to school can be equally exciting. It means seeing friends on a regular basis, catching up with those you haven’t seen in months, and learning new topics and skills (jewelry-making elective, anyone?). It is also a new beginning – an opportunity to reinvent yourself and your look. But spending a lot of time […]

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  • How to Find the Right Bra for Your Dress

    August 6, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    Awhile back, I received a message from a MichellePhan.com reader named Lisa asking if I could create a bra guide. I’m happy to say it’s finally here! With so many types of bras out there and even more dresses, it’s hard to know what style to pick. Just this summer, cutout dresses, sheer necklines, and backless maxis have been popping up all over the place. Now you can finally wear them without those pesky straps and hooks showing…   Low […]

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  • Back to School Giveaway

    Back to School Giveaway

    Hey Cuties! Ready for your first day of school? I remember planning out my first day of school outfit and changing it about a hundred times! Dress or jeans? Blouse or sweater? So many options! The first day is always exciting, fun and a little bit nerve-wracking but don’t stress, in my latest video I show you five fool-proof looks that will help make your first week back a breeze. And to make your back to school experience even easier […]

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  • The Perfect Heel Height for Any Occasion

    The Perfect Heel Height for Any Occasion

    Let’s face it, fashion can be tricky. It seems like there are a lot of rules when it comes to style and trends. While I think it’s important to always do what makes you most comfortable and happy, it’s nice to have a rule of thumb when you need it. Heels are such a fabulous accessory because they take both your outfit and your confidence up a notch. Here’s a guide you can pin to look back on when you’re not sure […]

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  • Inspiring Spaces: Geometric Décor

    Inspiring Spaces: Geometric Décor

    As much as I could talk all day about beauty and fashion, I’ve been wanting to update my site with more lifestyle topics so that I can share other tips and tricks for everyday life. One of the topics I’ve had on my to-blog list for quite some time is interiors and décor. The place you live, where you rest your head at night, has an influence on your mood and how you feel altogether. I’m a firm believer that […]

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  • 6 Beauty Tricks to Do With A Spoon

    6 Beauty Tricks to Do With A Spoon

    The best beauty tools aren’t always the ones you buy in the makeup department. They are the everyday items throughout your house that, with a little imagination, become the ultimate makeup multitaskers. You can use tea bags, scotch tape, business cards and more to revitalize everything from your face to your nails. But there is one household item that reigns queen when it comes to upping your beauty game – the spoon. You can use a spoon for, well, just […]

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  • How to Get Your Best Beauty Rest

    How to Get Your Best Beauty Rest

    After waking in the morning, it’s the first glimpse in a mirror that can make or break the day ahead. Because with one look you can see that lack of sleep and uncomfortable conditions are turning your desire for the ultimate beauty rest into a hoop dream. All of the makeup in the world can’t banish a sleep-deprived, tense body. Since we spend one third of our lives sleeping, it is invaluable to experience a proper night’s rest. Lack of […]

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  • 3 Surprising Face Masks to Consider

    3 Surprising Face Masks to Consider

    One of the best things about the health and beauty world is that it’s always changing and improving. There are so many ways to treat your body right from the inside and out, and it all starts with finding that perfect ingredient. When it comes to facial treatments, I tend to stick to something simple like a Manuka honey mask, but today I wanted to share a few unconventional face masks that I’ve come across recently. They’re all a little strange, […]

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  • 4 Morning Stretches To Start The Day Off Right

    4 Morning Stretches To Start The Day Off Right

    If you’re anything like me, you start many mornings off in a frenzy. Sometimes there isn’t enough time between getting the required amount of rest and running out the door! It’s in the morning though that we should be kindest to our body – refreshing, refueling and rejuvenating it. We want our thoughts to be clear and our bodies to be open, welcoming a new day with new energy. If you give yourself 5 extra minutes every morning to do […]

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  • Skincare Spotlight: Dry Oil

    Skincare Spotlight: Dry Oil

    Serums and facial oils are frequently suggested as beauty musts, and for good reason. Incorporating an effective facial oil into your daily routine will hydrate and nourish your skin with antioxidants and vitamins. Argan oil – and other beauty routine-worthy extracts – can work wonders on your skin, but there is one form of oil that we rarely discuss: dry oil. Dry oil may seem like a misnomer, but don’t let the name confuse you. Dry simply refers to its […]

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  • My To:ur Imagination Trip to Korea

    My To:ur Imagination Trip to Korea

    About a month ago, Dom and I traveled to Korea. It was such a magical and romantic getaway. Our trip started on the coast of Jejudo Island, and wow, was it beautiful. Did you know Jejudo Island is the largest volcanic island in Korea? How cool is that?! We then ventured to Cheongdam-dong to relax and rejuvenate at one of their spas. Everyone we met was friendly and hospitable; and with each destination, we had a new adventure (one more […]

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  • Your Guide to Edible Flowers

    Your Guide to Edible Flowers

    Long ago, flowers were more than a pretty sight and smell. They were used as ancient medicines, in rituals, and in traditional meals. We eat other plants, why shouldn’t flowers be on that list? While dining on flowers isn’t often met with the importance it used to be, there actually are endless culinary uses for them, such as in desserts, drinks, teas, on salads, and as garnishes. If you’ve participated in #MishSenses, you may already have flowers on the mind! […]

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