• European Beauty: 5 Must-Try Products

    July 25, 2014 at 3:00 am // by

    All around the world beauty routines are different. They can be reflective of a culture, there can be an array of products to assist just about every skin need and unique ingredients can become so popular that product awareness travels far and wide. While there is no denying the breadth of unbelievably effective beauty products throughout America, it is exciting to find international products and brands that appear to have been made especially for you. Illustrations by Rachael Yap. Follow […]

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  • 4 Tricks For The Best Beach Waves

    July 23, 2014 at 3:45 am // by

    There’s something about summer hair that makes your overall look more free-spirited and naturally beautiful. Maybe it’s the flood of loose braids and wavy sun-kissed locks seen on every beach, at brunches and at last minute get togethers that exude an effortlessness we all want to achieve. While there are braids to cover dirty hair days and braids that simply give you a fresh look, it’s mostly those beach waves I embrace this time of year. They look fabulous on […]

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  • How to Empower Yourself

    July 21, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    Have you seen my latest video, How to Build Self Confidence? In it I talk about how confidence comes from within—you don’t need anyone else to make you feel confidence; it’s all about your mindset. Today I want to share a similar topic, empowerment, that is so important for women to harness everyday. Empowerment is a product of confidence. When you feel confident in who you are, you have a sense that you can really do whatever you set out […]

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  • Quick Tip: The Better Blow Dry Trick

    July 18, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    Sure, good hair is hard to master, but if there’s one thing hairstylists make look way easier than it is, it’s blow-drying. What woman hasn’t tried to recreate the voluminous, effortless, and totally manageable salon-fresh look her hairstylist whipped up right after a color or cut? Of course, it never turns out the same. When you want a fresh new look, it’s nice to go to a professional, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pocket a few secrets for those (many) […]

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  • The Proper Way to Wash Your Face

    July 16, 2014 at 7:35 am // by

    Every night before you go to bed you wash your face. It’s the most necessary part of your skincare routine, but it’s also the step that some people take for granted. Since you’ve been doing it daily since you were little, it’s likely the process is second nature to you – similar to brushing your teeth. However, no matter how well you feel like you’re cleaning your skin, you might be doing it wrong. If you wash your face when […]

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  • Bobby Pin Breakdown: The Uses

    July 14, 2014 at 7:10 am // by

    The bobby pin might be one of the most interesting and simplistic hairstyling tools. It’s just one piece of metal that can work wonders on your hair. It’s also the one item that has made us start second guessing our original knowledge of how to use it.  First, there was the bobby pin trick that turned our whole world upside down. Now, I’m going to share what each type of pin is for. Because while you’ve probably used your fair […]

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  • Pre-order Make Up Now

    Pre-order Make Up Now

    This coming October is a very exciting month for me – It’s the release of my first book, Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style and Success – Online and Off! I already gave you a sneak peek of the cover, but now I can share more details about what will be inside. I’ve been in love with makeup, and its ability to transform your entire look, ever since I was able to wear eyeliner. I never knew that this […]

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  • Summer Glow Beauty Look + Amazon giveaway!

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