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The At-Home Spa Treatment I Can’t Get Enough Of: Guest Blogger

We’re a tiny bit in love with Shyema Azam’s blog, Beauty and the Feast. The freelance editor and writer—who’s worked for publications like Marie Claire, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar—writes about her everyday discoveries in the food and beauty world, often accompanying her posts with envy-inducing photos. Stay tuned all week for Shyema’s insider advice! Today, she tells us the product that helps her de-stress and stay zen.

Sundays are invariably my ‘me’ days, which means I turn my apartment into a mini spa—the most economical spa that there is. The robe comes out, the faux nail bar is erected in one corner of my room, my shower becomes “the sauna,” and I always, always have a face mask handy. Lately, I’ve gotten into paper face masks, like the ones from myfaceworks, for a number of reasons.

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Natural Spa-Treatments You Can Find in Your Kitchen: Guest Blogger

Jamie Serat, the bubbly voice behind Your Beauty Junkie, is a treasure trove of makeup wisdom—from her brilliant how-to tutorials (hello, sock bun) to her in-depth product reviews. We also look to her blog for healthy-conscious, yet totally delicious, recipes and reminders on how to keep a positive attitude. This week, she shares spa secrets we can find at home, how to amp up our night-time beauty rituals, and more. 

Did you know you probably have everything you need to give yourself a spa grade beauty treatment right in your own kitchen? Here are five beauty tricks to give you great hair and gorgeous, glowing skin without leaving your house.

Deep Hair Conditioner: Coconut Oil. Apply a healthy scoop of coconut oil to your hair focusing on the ends. Comb it through, then wrap into a bun and let it sit for 20 minutes while you do other things. Take a shower and style as you normally would. Your hair will be incredibly soft and luxurious feeling!

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Cocktails & DIY Spa Treatments = At-Home Retreat

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

Photo: Esperanza Resort

Given my obvious obsession with luxurious spa experiences, you’d think that I’ve seen it all when it comes to over-the-top pampering perks. I thought I was pretty savvy too, until I heard about Auberge Resorts’ ridiculously cool seasonal spa pairing packages. The concept: take spa treatments and match them with handcrafted cocktails that use similar ingredients. Genius much?

Sadly, we can’t all run off to swanky spa retreats. Instead, I’ll be doing the next best thing: pairing these four DIY Beauty Treatments with four tasty cocktails. 

1. Cleopatra’s Beauty Mask and a Pineapple Cherry Amaretto Sour: A fruity face mask matches perfectly with this tropical tippler, a blend of amaretto, cherry and pineapple juice, and seltzer water.

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Do You Have a Sunday Night Beauty Ritual?

Based in Washington D.C., Ayren Jackson-Cannady is so savvy that we wished she lived closer to NYC so that we could swap products with her. This beauty writer knows what’s up (she’s written for Fitness, Glamour, and Gloss Daily) and we’re excited to have her sharing her know-how and multi-culti beauty expertise as a contributing editor.

Am I the only one who gets all depressed on Sunday nights? After an amazing weekend full of naps on the sofa, sangria slushies, backyard barbecues, and everything in between, Sunday evening rolls around and it’s all over. But it doesn’t have to turn into a pity party.

Ever heard of the Sunday Night Beauty Ritual (SNBR)? Basically, you take the better part of Sunday evening to pamper yourself with a major at-home beauty treatment. I haven’t tried one yet, but all my beauty writer and editor buddies are on board with the practice. I have to say, their skin, hair, nails, (and sense of humor toward the work week) are seriously benefiting. Let’s get inspired together by these real life SNBRs:

“Sunday is my hair washing day. I wash and deep condition with a hair mask. Plus, I usually do any waxing and body scrubs that I don’t otherwise have time for during the week.”
—Nykia Spradley, Associate Beauty Editor at Ladies’ Home Journal

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How to Make Friends and Steal Summer Beauty Ideas: Guest Blogger

We love surfing Heather Walczuk’s blog, Beauty Unbiased, for her smart and on-point makeup reviews, pretty photos and her upbeat insight. The resident New Yorker always has great tips for making the most out of your products, which is why we’re excited that this week she’s sharing tips about her fave summer finds, makeup-artists must-haves, and how to get a gorgeous top knot.

It’s become inevitable lately that when I mention my blog, I’m asked about my favorite beauty products. Of course, then I’ll suddenly blank on the name of my new favorite mascara that I’ve just tweeted about. When social anxiety kicks in, I drop-kick it back to my new acquaintance by asking for their personal favorite beauty picks. See how I did that? Reverse beauty psychology. I steal their favorite beauty ideas and they leave feeling good about having shared their knowledge with me. It’s the main reason I love Birchbox—new beauty finds every month with minimal work on my part! That’s what I call a win-win.

Here are four of my favorite summer beauty discoveries that I’ve borrowed from other people:

1. Benefit’s Benetint: While Benetint has been around forever, I had an aversion to trying stains for a long time. But since I kept hearing friends rave on and on about it, I decided to give it a shot. It leaves a rosy glow that lasts all day but feels so lightweight.

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5 Up-and-Coming Beauty Brands You Need to Try: Guest Blogger

We love surfing Heather Walczuk’s blog, Beauty Unbiased, for her smart and on-point makeup reviews, pretty photos and her upbeat insight. The resident New Yorker always has great tips for making the most out of your products, which is why we’re excited that this week she’s sharing tips about her fave summer finds, makeup-artists must-haves, and how to get a gorgeous top knot.

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I’m all about the “humble brag” when I’ve discovered something before it gets big. That’s probably why I like to shop at vintage stores, frequent small, hidden restaurants, and watch independent films. But discovering smaller beauty brands isn’t always as easy. My indie beauty needs finally met their match at the HBA Global Expo, a beauty conference where editors handpicked 31 emerging beauty companies to be featured in a special exhibition called Splash Pavilion. Here are five of the up-and-coming beauty brands that you should be on the lookout for:

1. Karuna Skincare: I see better results for at home spa nights in your future. Karuna offers a collection of affordable yet luxurious cloth masks that trap serum deep in your pores. The newest product in their lineup is the Karuna Luxe Skin Restoring Mask, which hydrates and brightens skin.

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4 DIY Beauty Treatments for Foodies

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.


Photo: Stylo Girl

Although there are a host of fantastic beauty products on the market today, sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics and utilize the foods that contain natural beauty benefits. After you’ve graduated from the good old cucumber slice as a natural eye de-puffer trick, there are tons of other earth-friendly recipes out there that can be executed using yummy products from your fridge. Who knew that playing with your food could be a good thing? Here are four fun treatments to whip up at home:

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Jennifer Lopez Is Sporting Short, Curly Hair!

Short and curly: JLo’s latest look goes against the grain of her normal long, sleek style. (Photo: usweekly.com)

—Caroline

Check out Cynthia Rowley’s recent Band-Aid collection here!

DIY Face Mask For Anywhere, Anytime: Guest Blogger

This week’s guest blogger, Rodan Luo, is a lawyer by day and stylish blogger by night. We can’t get enough of her blog, full of eloquent musings and excellent advice. Since she’s also one of our jetsetter role models (the frequent traveler was most recently in Sayulita, Mexico), she’ll be blogging all week about ways to make travel even more awesome. 

(Photo: ashthemakeupartist.tumblr.com)

Practically everything comes packaged nicely in 3.4 fluid ounces these days - there’s even an awesome company that sells only travel sized luxury items for all product junkies out there. But…just because things come ready to go into your carry-on-bag, doesn’t mean you should always bring them. I try to travel with the mindset of taking only what I need. So, while some things in our beauty regime are essential (look out for my post tomorrow on sunscreen), other things should be left behind so there is room to squeeze in that fourth pair of heels for your weekend get away.

This means that while I love doing a weekly face mask, I will never bring my fresh Rose Face Mask with me. So what is a girl with dry skin problems to do? Enter the DIY face mask. Recently, while on a trip to luscious Bali, a friend of mine showed me a great moisturizing facemask with ingredients that can be found everywhere. Look below for an easy-to-make mask that you can do anywhere, anytime.

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I’m obsessed with myfaceworks Sheet Masks even though they make me look like an escapee from a horror. We’re teaming up with myfaceworks for a special Facebook contest: simply post a picture of yourself in your mask (it won’t show up on your feed, in case you were wondering), and you’ll be entered to win three boxes of masks — a $165 value. Here’s my pic - sexy, huh?
Click here to win $165 worth of amazing masks!

I’m obsessed with myfaceworks Sheet Masks even though they make me look like an escapee from a horror. We’re teaming up with myfaceworks for a special Facebook contest: simply post a picture of yourself in your mask (it won’t show up on your feed, in case you were wondering), and you’ll be entered to win three boxes of masks — a $165 value. Here’s my pic - sexy, huh?

Click here to win $165 worth of amazing masks!