Zoe Weiner
Zoe's a writer in NYC working on getting her master's in journalism from Columbia. She contributes to Glamour.com, Bustle.com, Degree180.com and her own blog, LifeofZo.com. When she isn't sharing her life on the internet, she's busy living it.

Latest Articles

I Used A Face Mask On My Entire Body & Here's What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use a face mask on your body? (Or is that just me?) Personally, I’ve always thought it made absolutely no sense why our faces get all the love. I’m not ...
By Zoe Weiner

I Took A Bath In Volcanic Sand & I Barely Survived

Would you lie in a bathtub full of Volcanic Ash if it promised to give you younger looking skin? Well, I tried it, and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. The One Spa in Bangkok, Thailand ...
By Zoe Weiner

7 Weird Asian Beauty Rituals You Can Try At Home

In the last few years, we Westerners have finally come around to realizing just how amazing Asian beauty treatments really are. These days, K-Beauty masks dominate the aisles of CVS and Target, and it...
By Zoe Weiner

Here's How Cupping Therapy Actually Works

Living in Asia for the last few months, I've become totally obsessed with Eastern Medicine as a way to cure my ailments, which is how I found myself laying face down on a table with burning plastic cu...
By Zoe Weiner

This Is What A Fish Pedicure Feels Like

As far as relaxing spa treatments go, fish pedicures have to be dead last in the running. But, as they say, desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve been wearing the same pair of patent leath...
By Zoe Weiner

How 16 Hijabi Women Use Makeup To Express Themselves

Bustle presents our Beauty IRL package, a tribute to our readers' love of beauty and the way they use makeup and skin care to express themselves, to embrace their identities, and to self-soothe. Check...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Change Your Beauty Routine For Spring

It's official: Spring has sprung, which means skirts with no tights, shoes that aren't boots, and way less pressure to blow dry your hair every time you leave the house. But should you have a new skin...
By Zoe Weiner

5 Reasons Expensive Eyelash Extensions Are Worth It

Bargain hunting mascara is the backbone of most of our beauty routines (Maybelline Great Lash, FTW) and helps us justify spending $18 on a Kylie Lip Kit, but bargain hunting for lash extensions is a w...
By Zoe Weiner

This Is The Difference Between Cosmetic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

Whether it's related to lip injections, cheek fillers, or some sort of body sculpting, the phrase "cosmetic dermatology" has become more and more common throughout the internet (as anyone who's ever c...
By Zoe Weiner

I Shaved My Face With A Japanese Razor & I'm Obsessed

I was once in a job interview with a Korean-American beauty director who asked me what I thought the next new "big" thing in beauty was going to be. "At-home dermaplaning, where you sort of shave your...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Tell If Your Dry Scalp Is A Serious Problem

Between the itching and the flaking, having a dry scalp can be a seriously annoying issue — especially because it makes it really difficult to wear black clothes. But as frustrating it is to deal with...
By Zoe Weiner

I Tried This Korean Facial Hair Remover & It Actually Kind Of Worked

With so many “miracle” hair removal methods out there, it’s hard to keep track of which ones actually work. Between waxing, threading, laser, shaving, sugar scrubbing (you get the picture) — there’s p...
By Zoe Weiner

These Japanese Foot & Hand Masks Are My New Favorite Products

With all of the other adulting you have to do in your everyday life, finding time (and funding) for a regular mani/pedi isn't always easy. And sure, your nails don't exactly look amazing after a month...
By Zoe Weiner

This Korean Beauty Product Works As A Powder & A Dry Shampoo

In general, dry shampoo and oil-control powder are makeup bag heroes —especially after late nights and early mornings, when your skin and hair are feeling slick — so finding a product that can do both...
By Zoe Weiner

9 Multi-Functional Jewelry Pieces That Will Amaze You

Our jewelry is basically our armor. It can update an outfit, make a statement (like, "Hey, world! I'm engaged!") and give us all a little bit of bling-induced confidence when we need it most. But as a...
By Zoe Weiner

7 Makeup Products That Are Good For Your Skin

These days, makeup isn't just meant for covering skin "imperfections" anymore. If that were the case, things like Unicorn Highlighter and chocolate-scented eyeshadow probably wouldn't exist. But every...
By Zoe Weiner

This App Is Trying To Change The Way We Treat Acne

Real talk: Acne sucks. Trying to figure out which products to use to successfully treat your zits can be a brain drain (and a major wallet-suck), and when over the counter methods fail, getting to the...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Treat Dry Scalp For Curly Hair

For us naturally curly girls, dry scalp is pretty much a way of life. Most days it feels like no matter how much or how little we wash our hair, our scalps wind up feeling flaky. Thankfully our curls ...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Prep Your Teeth For A Big Event

You may have the perfect hair, makeup and outfit picked out but there's one thing you may be forgetting to check off your list before a big event: your teeth. After all, what good is the perfect lipst...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Take Care Of Your Feet In High Heels

Have you ever looked at those women who manage to wear stiletto heels morning, noon, and night and wonder, "How the eff does she do that?" Besides investing in a full-time car service and daily foot m...
By Zoe Weiner

Mona Kattan Opens Up About Lip Fillers

Scrolling thorugh Mona Kattan's Instagram, you can find out a lot of things about her: She's obsessed with all things beauty, is a sucker for a good meme, and loves her sisters (aka the other two memb...
By Zoe Weiner

I Got A Full Makeover At Mona Kattan's Dollhouse

Every beauty lover has a beauty bucket list with items like "get a gold-infused facial" and "own every color of Kylie Lip Kit ever made." I got to check a major item off of my own beauty bucket list w...
By Zoe Weiner

13 Bra Brands Big Breasted Women Swear By

Shopping for bras can be a nightmare. Between the terrifying looking 50 Shades of Grey-inspired lingerie, the glaring dressing room lights and the older woman following you around with a measuring tap...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Fight Dandruff Without Dandruff Shampoo

Snow is super pretty when it falls from the sky, but not so much when it falls from our heads and litters the shoulders of all of our all-black winter uniforms. Considering this "scalp snow" (aka dand...
By Zoe Weiner

The Ingredients We Started Caring About In 2016

We can choose to remember 2016 for a lot of pretty meh reasons, or we can choose to remember it as the year we smartened up about skin care. In the last 12 months, we've started caring about ingredien...
By Zoe Weiner

This Brand Is Designed Specifically For POC

If you look at any Internet roundup of "Best Drugstore Products For Women Of Color," there is one thing notably missing from the lists: Skin care for people of color. There are foundation, shampoo, an...
By Zoe Weiner

Why Anti-Aging Lip Care Matters

When my dermatologist told me I needed to start "integrating some anti-aging elements into my routine" three years ago, I came very close to trying to physically harm her. But I did what she said, and...
By Zoe Weiner

Where To Buy All Of 2016's Cult Beauty Products

2016 was a tough year for a lot of reasons (Hilldog, I still believe in you), but there was one serious silver lining: it brought us a whole slew of new, amazing beauty products to obsess over. It may...
By Zoe Weiner

The Best Drugstore Lip Balm Costs Less Than $3

Say what you will about moisturizers and body lotions, but this time of year there is on hero beauty product that stands above all the rest: lip balm. TBH, chapped lips can ruin an entire day (or, mor...
By Zoe Weiner

19 Fashion & Beauty Gifts For Teenagers

Remember when you were a stylish, beauty-obsessed teenager and your distant relatives gifted you ugly clothes and weird products that you would never be caught dead wearing? Now that you're the grown ...
By Zoe Weiner

Dying Your Hair With Nutella Is A Thing

As anyone who studied abroad knows, Nutella is the food of the gods. You can eat it on literally anything (I refuse to admit all of the things I've drunkenly tried to put it on), and now we've found a...
By Zoe Weiner

ColourPop x Hello Kitty's Restock Is Selling Fast

The restock and new items from the ColourPop x Hello Kitty line have been available for purchase for six hours already, so it's no surprise that a lot of things are already sold out. This is Hello Kit...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Pick Out The Best Cleanser For Your Skin

These days, there is so much skinformation (see what I did there?!) out there, it's often hard to figure out what, exactly, is right for you. Should you go with the best new all natural product you're...
By Zoe Weiner

What You Should Know About Anti-Pollution Skincare

We're constantly being bombarded with things we need to protect our skin from — the sun, the cold winter air, the dirt on our pillows. But there's one thing that may be messing with your pores that yo...
By Zoe Weiner

Why 2-In-1 Shampoo & Conditioner Isn't Real

In theory, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner is the best invention ever. Cutting an entire step out of your morning? Sounds like a dream. But does 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner actually work? Sadly, like se...
By Zoe Weiner

How To Get Kinks Out Of Your Neck At Home

The holidays are always stressful, but with all of the added awfulness of 2016 to consider, this year's going to be a real doozy. Add to that the prospect of sleeping on your grandmother's couch or in...
By Zoe Weiner

'Star Wars'-Themed Makeup Brushes Might Exist Soon

Welp. Storybook Cosmetics has done it again. The company that brought us Harry Potter-inspired makeup brushes and Mean Girls and Wizard of Oz palettes has a new project in the works, and it may just b...
By Zoe Weiner

Kylie Jenner Uses Facial Oil For Dry Skin

As the winter weather starts to turn your skin dry and creaky, take solace in the fact that at least you aren't alone. Everyone's skin gets gross this time of year, and celebs are no exception... not ...
By Zoe Weiner

What To Keep In Your Purse On New Year's Eve

Considering how straight up awful 2016 has been, I think we can all agree that we want to start 2017 off the right way with an early-2000's Carson Daly-approved New Years Eve. First thing's first: thi...
By Zoe Weiner

The Internet Is Here For Candy Cane Eyeliner

There is an unspoken competition going on at holiday parties that we all secretly take part in: Who can out-festive everyone else in the room. From ugly sweaters to glittery headbands, we all try our ...
By Zoe Weiner