Courtney Leiva
Courtney Leiva is a lifestyles writer who has contributed to Women's Health, SheKnows, NewBeauty, Byrdie, HelloGiggles, StyleBistro and many more. Aside from being a failed Disney Princess, Courtney is a proud salted caramel aficionado!

Latest Articles

I Used Bra Inserts To Apply My Makeup & It Worked

If the struggle for seamless foundation is something you’re very familiar with, you may have already heard that beauty vloggers are starting to use special silicone sponges to achieve the perfect blen...
By Courtney Leiva

I Washed My Face With Rice Water For A Week

Confession: Reddit is probably my biggest addiction as of late. Not only do I fangirl over the ingenious recipes, bra-hacks, and TV show theories found on countless subreddits, but it’s probably the b...
By Courtney Leiva

How My Hair Changed When I Cut Out Dry Shampoo

When you’re a bottled blonde fighting insanely dark roots, dry shampoo has been a lifesaver when you’re trying to scale back on daily shampooing. However, frequent use dry shampoo products has left my...
By Courtney Leiva

I Tried A Parasite Cleanse To Clear Up My Acne

Holistic beauty dares have somewhat become my middle name, as I’ve tried insane new age beauty hacks that probably would make most people’s head spin. But while I’ve investigated DIY probiotic skin ca...
By Courtney Leiva

I Tried Adding Probiotics To My Skin Care

When it comes to hip, new skin care, probiotics are probably the last thing you’d think to name. Unlike gold-infused products or
By Courtney Leiva

Hair Color Trends To Try Before 2016 Is Over

Last year’s biggest hair color trends were all about bright and bold tones, which popped up on runways and social media posts everywhere. But as 2016 color trends continue to permeate into the seco
By Courtney Leiva

I Recreated The Makeup I Wore For My Senior Pic

Time really does move at lightening speed. It’s strange to think that the year 2006 was only 10 years ago. I mean, reality TV (Flavor of Love anyone?) was still in its prime, MySpace was still a top s...
By Courtney Leiva

How To Dye Your Brown Hair Rainbow

Breathtaking rainbow colored hair has definitely been tickling our color fancy as of late. But while unicorn and mermaid colored hues may look irresistible on social media (just look at the rainbow ha...
By Courtney Leiva

What To Know Before Your First Hair Dye

Whether you’re dreaming of a soft and natural ombre, or find yourself lusting after adventurous rainbow locks, it’s definitely safe to say that
By Courtney Leiva

The Product That Makes Women Feel Most Confident

I won’t lie: A sweep of black mascara and a pop of bold lipstick can definitely make me feel like the responsible adult I’m totally not. However, before I declare
By Courtney Leiva

Perfectly Stylish Raincoats For Dreary Days

Sundress and bikini season may be approaching fast, but until then, it's wise to arm your wardrobe with essential staples, that can help you get through all those rainy days in-between. While you may ...
By Courtney Leiva

I Tried Greta Garbo's Favorite Beauty Hack

Testing old Hollywood beauty hacks has kind of become a hobby of mine. This particular time around, I decided to take some inspiration from Greta Garbo, an iconic '30s film actress, best known for her...
By Courtney Leiva

I Recreated All The Hairstyles From 'Clueless'

Even 21 years after it’s release, I’ll proudly admit I still have Clueless very much on brain. Maybe it’s because being
By Courtney Leiva

How Dry Shampoo Actually Works

Dry shampoo is one of those super convenient beauty tools we really couldn’t imagine living without, especially since it comes in handy on all those dirty ‘do days, when our locks need a well-deserved...
By Courtney Leiva

Read This Before Your Next Waxing Session

As summer grows gradually closer, you may already have short shorts and bikinis on your mind. And for some people, that also means thinking about the best ways to wax, shave, or otherwise get rid of t...
By Courtney Leiva

How To Know You're Wearing The Right Bra

Like the tedious task of selecting the perfect bathing suit, finding the right bra can be a difficult, frustrating challenge. Not only can certain bras make your boobs look super awkward, but some fit...
By Courtney Leiva

Bikinis That Actually Fit Bigger Boobs

Finding the perfect bikini top is much like finding the perfect bra: The search can seem endless, and not all tops are created equal. But to take the confusion out of finding your best match, it’s imp...
By Courtney Leiva

Signs You're Not Washing Your Face The Right Way

The act of washing your face every day may seem like a pretty fool-proof task, but surprisingly, it’s something people do more incorrectly than not. And even when you arm your beauty arsenal with the ...
By Courtney Leiva

Signs Your Acne Might Not Actually Be Acne

Managing pimples and zits can be a huge pain in anyone's backside. And, to make matters even more confusing, even if think we know all the ins-and-outs of the skin we’re in, sometimes those obnoxious ...
By Courtney Leiva

The Blush Hacks Every Lazy Girl Should Know

If you are the kind of girl who likes sleeping until the last minute every morning, you’re probably always on the hunt for some time saving beauty tips that will allow you to hit the snooze button, an...
By Courtney Leiva

Easy Greasy Hair Hacks Everyone Can Use

Managing greasy locks can be a frustrating challenge, especially since that icky and slimy feeling can make you want to shampoo more than you should. But if you think your oily hair is simply caused b...
By Courtney Leiva