This + That

We survived Valentine’s Day! This $5 bubble bath is a holiday week staple in our house: it relieves tired, achy muscles and puts me right to sleep. Need a place to house your ever-growing book hoard? *raises hand* Emily Henderson rounded up 81 bookshelves that combine form and function. My favorite seventh grade sneakers are making a…

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This + That

My new lazy-girl hair heroes: this invisible oil primer + air dry styling creme. I shampoo at night, follow up with these products, and air dry. In the morning I have a little extra volume and texture for a quick and easy ‘do: I pile it up in a messy top knot or add a…

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Why There’s Lip Balm In My Eyebrows

To File under: Weird Beauty Hacks The Internet Made Me Try. Ya’ll know I love full feathery brows. I tweeze mine just enough to keep them from growing together/into my hairline/down to my eyelids (seriously, they’re wild) and lately I like them brushed straight up, à la Brook Shields in the ’80s. Last week, thebeautydepartment.com dropped the bomb…

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This + That

I tried a sample of this vibrancy-boosting mask from Sephora this morning. First impression: it felt like I was spreading orange marmalade on my face. But when I removed it with a warm damp washcloth 10 minutes later, my skin felt balanced, soft and, dare I say, glowy? Speaking of skin care, I think I just used the…

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This + That

Handbag collection taking over your life? These purse storage ideas are functional and pretty. Is coconut oil really the all-in-one beauty miracle the Internet claims it to be? The best way to meditate, based on your personality type. My inner 90’s child loves the return of the embroidered denim trend. I’d like to make a big…

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This + That

Share this photo of lemons to help women detect breast cancer. This 4-year old honorary librarian is everything I want to be. I think I’ll make a batch of these pumpkin truffles tomorrow as part of my “bake something on Sundays” goal for the new year. (Although, technically, they’re no-bake.) Why it’s important to detox your skin. Get a…

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Sales Around the Web This Weekend

Neiman Marcus — Take $50 off $200, $125 off $500, or $275 off $1000 of your regular-price purchase with code NEWYEAR through Jan. 13. My Pick:  Le Specs ‘Cleopatra’ Sunglasses Anthropologie — The Winter Tag Sale is here! Take 40% off sale items with code TAGME. My Picks: Lien.Do Pachuca Pumps + Ivory Wool Dropwaist Dress American Eagle — Jeans BOGO 50%…

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My Fave 5: Under Eye Concealers

A good under eye concealer is an essential in my makeup stash these days (see: my tips for camouflaging dark circles). Since I’m all about fuss-free makeup, I look for concealer formulas that blend easily into the skin, brighten and minimize discoloration, and stay put throughout the day without touch-ups. Bonus points if they provide some…

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