Bethany's Blog (11)

5 Totally Normal Habits That Are Making You Break Out

1) Using the same pillowcase night after night

As you sleep, bacteria from your eyes, nose and ears and oil from your hair gather on your pillowcase. This is unavoidable, even if you diligently wash your face every night. The bacteria that gather can stick to your skin causing breakouts.

The Solution: Change your…

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Added by Bethany on March 28, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

BB Cream Review!

I know some of you found the BB cream topic I posted last month to be interesting. During the last two weeks I tested three different BB Creams. One from a drugstore, one from a popular cosmetics company found in department stores, and one that is made in Korea and can be found at Sephora.
I wanted to let you know that you can read my reviews on my personal blog,…
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Added by Bethany on March 15, 2013 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

BB Cream Breakdown: What Is It and Should You Try It?

In the last few months you've probably noticed BB creams popping up in all your favorite makeup shopping spots. It seems as though just about everyone has a version of BB cream these days from drugstore favorites like Garnier to department store mainstays such as Estée Lauder and Clinique. But, what is BB cream? And, more importantly, do you need it?

BB cream, also known as beauty balm or blemish balm, is basically a one-stop-shop for your face. Most formulas do three things:…

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Added by Bethany on February 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

How to Dress for an Interview

Job interviews are daunting. In addition to putting your best professional foot forward, you have to look the part. I've interviewed for about five major jobs in my day (more than one interview for a few), and I've also been the interviewer. I've got to say, I'm sometimes shocked at what people wear.



While every industry has different standards for their employees' appearances, there are some general rules that I encourage women to follow when…

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Added by Bethany on July 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Beauty Lessons From French Women

My fiancé and I just returned from a fantastic vacation to Paris. We had been plotting the sights we'd see and the cuisine we'd taste for months, but secretly I was most excited to scope out the elusive and oft-admired French women in their natural habitat. Rumors abound that French women possess secrets to lasting beauty that we Americans can only dream about.



I must admit that I did find quite a bit to admire about the French approach to beauty (when it comes to…

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Added by Bethany on July 20, 2012 at 12:35pm — 7 Comments

10 Beauty Products That Make Life Easier

Let's face it, summer is advertised as a time for relaxation, but it often turns into the busiest season of the year. Between weddings, road trips, graduations and lots of happy hours outdoors, any time-saver is welcome. These 10 products are no-brainers and will save you time, money and stress!



1. Lip Stain

Summer sun can melt lipstick right off. Skip it and go with a beautiful lip stain that will stay put for hours. No more reapplying every 15 minutes! Just…

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Added by Bethany on June 21, 2012 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

Dress Better, Spend Less

I'm a big proponent of quality over quantity when it comes to buying clothing. Whenever possible, I spend my money on pieces that I know will last instead of a cheaper, easier-to-obtain item. It's a tough thing to do, especially with so many fast-fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 offering affordable options. The best strategy is to buy the best when it comes to your basic, wear-them-all-the-time items and save on trendy…

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Added by Bethany on June 14, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

How to Look "Dressed" in the Heat

Imagine it's about 90 degrees outside and as you stare at your closet the only thing that looks appealing is a wispy tank top and a pair of shorts. How do you make your heat-beating, bare essentials look like an outfit?

  1. Accessorize

    Your best bets for dressing up a simple look are statement jewelry, sunglasses and belts. Even the simplest outfit can be dressed up with a fantastic necklace and big movie-star shades. Belts in this season's neon shades and…
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Added by Bethany on June 13, 2012 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

How to Summer-Proof Your Hair

When it comes to sun protection, skin gets most of the focus, but our hair needs some consideration as well. As anyone who's ever suffered from stringy strands or a burned scalp knows, the sun can do some major damage to your tresses.



Here are some tips to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy all summer long.



1.  Avoid the Burn

Your scalp needs SPF, too. Nothing is worse than an itchy red scalp that peels after a bad burn.…

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Added by Bethany on June 13, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

5 Easy Steps for Overhauling Your Closet

Every year when the weather starts to warm up I get the itch to overhaul my closet. I'm sure we've all had days when we wake up and stare blankly at our wardrobes wishing we could throw everything out and start over. Since that's not possible for most of us, I've found that simply doing a closet cleanout with the change of seasons can make your clothing choices seem fresh again.



If it seems like a big undertaking, don't sweat it. All you need is a free afternoon, a good Pandora…

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Added by Bethany on May 24, 2012 at 11:46am — 5 Comments

Three Easy Hairstyles to Get Through Summer

When the weather gets hot, I find myself wearing my hair up more and more. While the old standby ponytail works for casual occasions, I've found that I often need a more polished look. These three styles will take you from work to brunch to a weekend wedding.

The Sock Bun:







Mastering this style was easy, and it's a definite step up from my normal messy-bun weekend look. Start with a regular, black…

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Added by Bethany on May 10, 2012 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

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