• 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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  • The Perfect Heel Height for Any Occasion

    August 14, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    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

    August 13, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    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

    August 12, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    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

    August 11, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    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

    August 8, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    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

    August 7, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    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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  • 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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  • Skincare Spotlight: Dry Oil

    August 5, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    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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    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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  • 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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  • The Look: Embellished Shorts

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    Well guys, it’s almost August. It’s the hottest month of the year in a lot of places, and in some, extremely dry or really humid. When it’s so warm that you can’t even fathom choosing a cute outfit to run errands or meet friends for lunch in, it’s hard to think of style as a priority. That’s where loose-fitting, airy, and really adorable shorts come in. Forget denim, these flowy embellished shorts are all you need to pair with a […]

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  • European Beauty: 5 Must-Try Products

    European Beauty: 5 Must-Try Products

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  • 4 Tricks For The Best Beach Waves

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  • The Proper Way to Wash Your Face

    The Proper Way to Wash Your Face

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