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  • The Best Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier vs. NARS

    It’s exhausting trying to find the perfect something. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of leather sneakers for about a month. I’ve been scouring Zappos, 6PM, DSW, and all of…

  • The First-Timer’s Guide to Eyelash Extensions

    The PLM Report Card | Eyelash Extensions  Pretty: A+ Low Maintenance: B- The topic I’m about to cover today is probably the most on-brand thing I’ve discussed on this blog to…

  • Sample Sale Survival: Notes from the Field

    The Report Card| Sample Sales Pretty: A  Low Maintenance: C+  Last week, I achieved a very important New Yorker milestone: I attended my first sample sale. Sample sales are basically the…

  • Don’t Buy This: $30 Mascara

    The Report Card| Diorshow Mascara Pretty: B+  Low Maintenance: D  Eyelash extensions are officially the new manicure. All the cool girls at my office are doing it, and they look amazing–…

  • Welcome to NYC: Our Haircuts are $300

    Welcome to New York. Home of concrete jungles, dreams both dead and alive, The Cronut, and… the $300 haircut. Now, before you go Googling the nearest Great Clips or bemoaning the…

  • My No-Poo Experiment (And Failure!)

    As someone who is always looking for low-maintenance beauty routines, The No-Poo Method seemed too good to be true: forgo shampoo, fight through some greasy days, and eventually end up with…

  • Eyebrow Essentials: The Only Two Products You Need

    “Eyebrows: There should be two!” I’ll give you one million dollars if you can tell me where that quote comes from (without Google!) Remember that part in Miss Congeniality when Sandra Bullock’s…

  • 14 Things to Do for a Solo Valentine’s Day

    It’s the most romantic time of the year. Kind of. Unless you’re single, in which case you’re expected to be in a picket line outside of Hallmark. Or downing vodka a la…

  • Namaste, Sweaty Palms

    I have had sweaty palms for my entire life. Whenever I’m about to shake someone’s hand, I immediately start thinking about how sweaty my hand might be– and my hands proceed…