DIY: An All-Natural Toothpaste that Tastes Good

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Posted on Feb. 27, 2015

My family is into organic and natural products, so we jump at any opportunity to make our own at home. That way we know exactly what's in the product. My oldest sister, Jeannette, was concerned about some of the ingredients listed in her toothpaste like sodium flouride and triclosan that are both considered toxic. So, she decided to look up "homemade natural toothpaste recipes" and make her own. After finding what she felt was the perfect recipe, she made her new, healthy toothpaste...

5 Beauty Products Worth the Investment

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015

People always ask me, "What's worth the splurge?" My answer will vary depending on what matters most to you. If you're a foundation person, for example, the last thing you want is for it to curdle or feel uncomfortable on your skin. Mascara, on the other hand, usually dries out after three months anyway. I'm a big believer in affordable beauty, but sometimes I give in...

My Sit-down with Celebrity Accessory Designer Alexis Bittar

Posted on Feb. 19, 2015

Carrie Bradshaw made his jewelry famous; Michelle Obama cemented it in the history books. Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar, who started selling his pieces on the streets of NYC, has created a global brand that's fresh yet ageless, high fashion yet wearable. I had a chance to chat with Alexis about his career, what it takes to build a brand in the age of social media, jewelry styling tips and more. Click "read more" to ...


Remedies for 3 Unbecoming Winter Beauty Issues

Posted on Feb. 12, 2015



Problem: Third Lip

What's a third lip? If you have young kids, you probably know what we're talking about. It's when a kid tries to remedy his chapped lips by licking them. The wetness dries and he licks again. He continues this habit and overcompensates by licking his entire mouth and the skin around it until he...

TV Segment: Beauty Lifesavers for Moms

Posted on Feb. 6, 2015

To all my fellow mamas, this one's for you. Here's my latest WGN TV segment sharing my beauty lifesavers for moms. P.S. Click here to register for our Beauty Bash and enjoy a night of pampering. Everyone goes home with $150 gift bags!


High Fashion Workout Clothes

Posted on Feb. 4, 2015

 With a new year, comes many resolutions. The most sought after being getting back into shape. If starting fresh isn't enough motivation to get to the gym, perhaps this high-style workout wear will tempt you. We love that fitness has merged with fashion and have put together a list of the coolest pieces you'll want to run out and get.


Un-Valentine's Day Gifts Every Girl Will Want

Posted on Feb. 2, 2015

Valentine's Day can be such a cliche. Red roses should be exiled to The Bachelor and chocolates are more cheesy than sweet. Being that this holiday is a double whammy for me, it's also my bday!, I've culled together the best gifts to give. I've had plenty of years of experience with this, so have no fear, there will be no heart-shaped necklaces, earrings or bracelets here.  


A Day In The Life of a Beauty Blogger

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015

When I was a magazine beauty editor in New York, I had a job description. My days consisted of pitching, writing and editing stories, attending market events where I'd learn about the newest beauty products before they launched, meeting with brands, etc. Lots of people held the position before and after I got there.

As a beauty blogger, I've been making it up as I go along. When I started The Beauty Girl, I was a freelance writer...

You're Invited: Beauty Bash is Back!

Posted on Jan. 28, 2015
Photo Credit: TK Photography

When I first partnered with The Bump Club to create a night out for mom and moms to be that's all about them, we had no idea this would turn into our signature event. It's been such a success, we've taken it on the road! Here are highlights from our most recent Beauty Bash in Austin. We're so excited to be bringing this...

How to Get Emma Stone's Head-Turning Red Lip for Under $10!

Posted on Jan. 26, 2015

Last night, as I was flipping between Miss Universe (ever since I was little, my mom and I have watched together, and we still keep up this tradition) and the SAG Awards, I was wowed by two things. 1. The pageant contestants' bodies. Each one was as slinky as the next. If you're wondering their secrets, so am I. 2. Emma Stone's red lip. While the headlines are...

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