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How to Get Out of a Beauty Rut: Guest Blogger

Monique Valeris of home and design blog Decor Musings always has fantastic suggestions for how to spruce up your domestic space, but she’s also an avid beauty fan with a keen eye for products. Which is why she’s the perfect person to tell us how to meld our love of makeup and home design together. This week, she’s sharing her tips on the best beauty gifts for your house guests, the accent wall color she loves right now, and more.

Jessica Biel routinely changes up her beauty look by adding a touch of a new color, opting for bangs, or even trying innovative hairstyles. (Photo: Getty Images)

We all get stuck in an outdated beauty routine from time to time. So here are four easy tricks you can use to help shake things up: 

1. Take stock of the beauty products you currently have. Pay attention to the items that you use frequently as well as those you never reach for. Dividing them into two separate piles will help you see what you use too often and what you can experiment with more.

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A Lesson in Cobalt for Beauty & Home: Guest Blogger

Monique Valeris of home and design blog Decor Musings always has fantastic suggestions for how to spruce up your domestic space, but she’s also an avid beauty fan with a keen eye for products. Which is why she’s the perfect person to tell us how to meld our love of makeup and home design together. This week, she’s sharing her tips on the best beauty gifts for your house guests, the accent wall color she loves right now, and more.

(Photos, clockwise: astoriedstyle.com; nars.com; anthropologie.com)

I received the memo about oxblood being the color of the season, but for some reason I still can’t seem to part with cobalt. It’s such a lively color that translates well from beauty to home décor, so I’ve declared it my must-have color for the fall.

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Beauty Essentials to Make a Hotel Room Your Own: Guest Blogger

Monique Valeris of home and design blog Decor Musings always has fantastic suggestions for how to spruce up your domestic space, but she’s also an avid beauty fan with a keen eye for products. Which is why she’s the perfect person to tell us how to meld our love of makeup and home design together. This week, she’s sharing her tips on the best beauty gifts for your house guests, the accent wall color she loves right now, and more.

If you’re taking a vacation soon, don’t neglect to carry along a few beauty essentials to ensure that your hotel room is super comfortable. Here are my four suggestions:

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My Favorite Beauty Finds: Guest Blogger

Monique Valeris of home and design blog Decor Musings always has fantastic suggestions for how to spruce up your domestic space, but she’s also an avid beauty fan with a keen eye for products. Just in time for the seasonal revamping of our makeup bags, Monique told us the must-haves that are on her vanity now.

(Photo: potterybarn.com)

I’m such a sucker for beauty products. I can spend hours in Sephora or even my local Duane Reade in search of the perfect perfume, lip gloss or whatever else I’m after at the moment. Here are the products that I love right now:

Urban Decay Perversion Matte Eyeshadow: This is my top pick for a night on the town. Couple it with your favorite black eyeliner and you’ll look fab in an instant.

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Weaving Personal Touches Into Your Home Décor

It’s that time of year again: moving season! Everyone that we know seems to be packing up house and moseying over to swanky, if slightly bare, new digs. Which is why we asked home and design blogger Monique Valeris of Decor Musings to give us her best tips for sprucing up our homes. Here are her tricks for adding some personality and pop to your space.

Easy ways to add some great design to your decor. (Photo: marthastewart.com)

You know what it feels like to walk into a home that’s well decorated. Regardless of the design style the homeowner may have chosen to follow, one thing’s for sure—the space is filled with elements of his or her personality. To ensure that every inch of your home is infused with pieces of you, follow these tips:

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