The art/habit of being pulled together lies in having a vision, being organized, mulitasking and employing time-management techniques -- concepts rarely associated with beauty but essential to stress-free beauty on the run.
The stress of new beginnings and putting your best foot (and face) forward can cause breakouts. School is in session and today our lesson plan is what you can do to lower your chances of that first day breakout.
Your blow-dryer can mean the difference between a good hair day and a bad one -- so why not splurge? One good reason: It's possible to get a great blow-out without blowing out your entire wallet. Here, ten drugstore hair-dryers that deliver shiny, happy results.
After much researching, swatching and demoing everything on this list, I can happily say they're all worth it.
There's no reason to have a boring manicure and what's more exciting than original art?
Most brands make one or two shades -- usually named after syrup flavors like mocha or caramel -- neither of those work for me.
"My hair was broken, extremely short and I developed patches of psoriasis on my scalp that never went away."
All you need is a little patience and the right hair products. If I can do it, you can too.
"I've worn my curls short(ish), long, highlighted and natural. I've tried gels, mousses, serums and creams."
"My hair was fried, dyed and generally unhealthy after I graduated high school."
"Before you even think about prejudging a woman (no matter her size), think really hard about what it says about you."
"When I was dissatisfied with myself in any capacity, I would take it out on my hair because it was the easiest target."
"Let's just pretend I'm going for the 'fiery redhead' thing and call it a day."
"I was constantly in pursuit of silky, shiny, blows-in-the-wind, 'white girl' hair."
I think I always knew that being pale in a tan-worshipping world was an uphill climb.
Having reviewed thousands of "natural" skin care lines, I have found a few that are exceptionally luxurious, ecologically-minded and effective -- at every price point. But let's face it, mom's can be sensitive so all of these have passed the test of yours truly's extremely irritable epidermis.