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The latest products that make your life just a little bit easier and more organized.


Highlighter How-Tos

Highlighters are one of those cosmetics that I’ve written about a million times but never really used until recently. I’ve always found they make me look more greasy than glow-y. But then I discovered two highlighters that changed my outlook figuratively and literally. The first is BeneFit Ooh La Lift ($22, Sephora). I’ve started to place a dab of it in […]

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A Free App for Making Healthy Choices

Sure, you may read all about eating healthy on the go, but when you’re out and about—and hungry—it’s easy to forget which items are actually the best choices for you. Fortunately, the (free!) Google Search app takes the guesswork out of it and lets you compare the nutritional value of virtually any two foods. Just press the mic on your […]

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A Better Alternative to Rain Boots

There’s nothing wrong with a galosh, but with April showers upon us it’s a good time to think about stepping up your waterproof game. Rain boots don’t have to be that classic, clunky shape; they now come in all kinds of silhouettes so you don’t have to sacrifice your outfit to the weather gods. Try out one of these options […]

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An Affordable Luxury

I think I speak for all of us when I say that, were money not an issue, I’d probably indulge in pampering beauty treatments and products more often. That’s why I’m sharing these adorable hand creams from Molton Brown with you: they’re $15 each (for 40 ml), perfectly sized for your purse, and (if you’re like me) way more luxurious […]

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Help for Dry Hair

Is anyone else’s hair as dry as mine is right about now? I recently chopped it all off and it was healthy for about a day until it started to look like straw again. Full disclosure: My hair has been colored and keratin-straightened. And while both treatments are infused with moisturizing ingredients (in fact, keratin is simply protein, which is […]

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Are Facial Oils Good for My Skin?

Oil. It’s a word that strikes fear into the heart of any woman who has ever had a pimple on her face. I was raised in the Sea Breeze years myself; the squeakier clean you could make your skin, the less of a chance you’d get zits. With all due respect to Sea Breeze (which still gives me a cool […]

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Men’s Products You’ll Like, Too

My husband, kids and I live in tight quarters. It is a New York City apartment, after all. I’m not complaining. I love the city and am willing to sacrifice space. But in light of our space issues, I can’t horde. Especially not in the bathroom, which is itsy bitsy. So I share a lot of my husband’s beauty products. […]

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Easy At-Home Manicures

Want a wow-worthy manicure, but can’t find time to make it to the salon? With Nailed Kit, a DIY nail art set, it’s easy to tend to your own nails.

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The Best New Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve used liquid eyeliner as long as I’ve worn makeup (junior high?). It’s what my mom used, and therefore, the medium I mastered. Back then, the only options were liquid liners with those little paint-brush applicators. Now there are the felt-tip marker style, which I think are totally impossible to use. My original favorite was a Lancome liquid liner that […]

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Do You Always Forget Christmas Lyrics?

Before you go caroling today, have the Google Search app handy on your smartphone, if you happen to be bad with remembering lyrics. (It’s certainly one easy way to avoid a “Deck the halls with Buddy Holly” moment.) All you do is touch the app’s microphone symbol, say, “Let’s go caroling,” and you’ll be able to see the most popular […]

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