Alexandra Gonzalez
As the beauty assistant at Real Simple, Alexandra has the opportunity to fully embrace her love for all beauty products. After discovering her mom’s red lipsticks in a vanity drawer, she knew she would one day incorporate this into her job. From foot scrubs to hair products, she will try anything. (So be vocal if you want a tester for something specific!)

Previously, Alexandra freelanced at MORE Magazine and interned at Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily, Domino (may it rest in peace) and Sportswear International. As a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, she’s been living in New York City for 5 years.

After living in 5 apartments in less than 4 years, she has finally nestled herself in a studio apartment in Murray Hill. Her favorite features are her four closets, with one dedicated solely to beauty products—of course.

Recent Posts By Alexandra Gonzalez

Earth-Friendly Beauty Favorites

In celebration of Earth Day, I decided to wrangle together some of my favorite eco-friendly beauty brands. From head to toe, these 6 brands keep us beautiful without doing harm to our home.

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Easy Eyeliner Tips from a Makeup Artist

Recently, I was at an event where Make Up Forever’s Makeup Artist and National Educator, Jessie Powers, shared four easy tips on how to apply eye liner. I had never heard these tricks before, so I wanted to share them with all of you!

 

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Keep reading to get Jessie’s four-step process to applying eyeliner.

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How To Make Your Blowout Last for Four Days

We’ve discussed how I wish I could blow dry my own hair exactly the way my hair stylist does, but as of yet I haven’t figured it out. Until that day comes, I had stylist Paul Cucinello give me the secrets on how to make my blow out last four days. Yes, you read right: four days.

 

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How I’m Preparing My Skin for Summer

With these ever-changing temperatures, my face is starting to get a little weathered. Is yours as well? I found two treatments—an every-day and a nighttime routine—that have kept my skin glowing, soft, and clear.

 

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The Latest Hand Lotion We Love

Recently, one of our favorite brands launched a super hydrating hand lotion I love to flaunt. 

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The Secret to Getting A Flawless Complexion

One of my biggest pet peeves with makeup, is making sure that everything is blended seamlessly. From my tinted moisturizer to blush, everything works better together when there are no apparent distinctions. Make up artists, magazines and blogs have been raving out this little secret–and I, of course, had to share it with you!

 

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Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin

Have you ever thought that your biggest skin battles could be solved by adjusting what you’re digesting? Written by a dermatologist who admits to barely knowing how to cook, Dr. Wu’s book on the how-to of consuming the right foods for every skin problem–from acne to wrinkles–has become one of my recent favorites.

 

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What Is The One How-To That You Want To Master?

How many times have you seen a gorgeous style in a magazine or online, tried to replicate it, and fallen short? For me that is the worst. You finally decided to step out of your routine, but can’t figure out how the all-knowing expert worked their magic. What if Real Simple found a way to simplify the process? 

 

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What would you want to learn?

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Try A New Product Without Dropping A Dime

Love trying new products? I have the inside scoop on a freebie that you should definitely give a try.

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A Dermatologist Answers Your Questions (Part 2)

Part two has arrived! As promised earlier this week, here are the rest of the questions that Dr. Joel Schlessinger answered for us. This portion focuses on wrinkles, acne and sunspots. 

 

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