Writer. Mutt momma. Lipstick hoarder.

How To Prevent Makeup Stains On Clothes

Fashion and beauty are kind of like best friends. They can bring out the best in each other, they like to coordinate, and you probably don't consider one without the other. But that doesn't mean they always get along. Sometimes you need to prevent…
By Miki Hayes

This Skin Care Ingredient Could Cause Cancer

When it comes to skin care and makeup, many of us probably have a list of ingredients we would never put on our faces — some lists longer than others. But one ingredient with some heavily skewed opinions is polyaminopropyl biguanide, also known as…
By Miki Hayes

7 Ways To Make Your Favorite Shoes Last Longer

As exciting as it is to step out in a new pair of shoes, it's always equally scary too. Because once you walk out that door, your shoes will never look as fresh and clean again. But what if they could? Turns out there are actually a number of ways…
By Miki Hayes

16 Dupes For High-End Makeup

Beauty junkies have likely never met a cult beauty product they didn't like. But even though they've all been proven to be worth their higher price tags, sometimes we can't or don't want to shell out quite so much. Which is where drugstore dupes for…
By Miki Hayes

18 Beauty Products You Should Be Traveling With

If you're a bit of a beauty hoarder, choosing which products to travel with is basically the hardest thing to do when it comes to planning a summer vacation. But what makes matters worse is having to deal with all of those TSA requirements. Which is…
By Miki Hayes

Avoid These 7 Things If You Have Sensitive Skin

Keeping your skin happy and healthy can be quite a chore. And it can be even more difficult if you have sensitive skin. Because when you're not just concerned with what will clog your pores but also what might cause other types of reactions, your…
By Miki Hayes

This Is How You Should Heal Bug Bites

Whether they leave you with itchy bumps, painful welts, or just angry spots, bug bites are easily one of the most disliked side-effects of summer. So what's the best way to treat bug bites? Because for some reason, you almost never know you've been…
By Miki Hayes

What To Do After An Allergic Reaction To Makeup

Nothing kills the excitement of trying a new product faster than an allergic reaction. Whether it caused itchy hives, irritation, flaky skin, or even breakouts, many of us have a one-strike-you're-out rule, and can't wait to reset our skin and never…
By Miki Hayes

10 Cooling Remedies For Post-Sun Skin

As much as many of us love worshipping the sun during the warmer months, laying out or playing outside can leave your skin a little hot and sensitive. The best solution? Cooling products and treatments, of course! And no, relieving your skin from…
By Miki Hayes

12 Moisturizers That Feel Fresh, Not Greasy

Pretty much regardless of your skin type, moisturizer can become a tricky product to deal with during the summer months. Because whether you could always use extra moisture or you naturally have plenty to spare, one thing's for sure: A non-greasy…
By Miki Hayes

Why Skin Experts Would Never Use Pore Strips

Blackhead removal is so satisfying, and I'm always excited to try a new way to extract all that gunk from my face. But even though pore strips are generally my method of choice, it turns out they may not be the best way to keep pores clean. When I…
By Miki Hayes

7 Tips For Selecting The Best Sunglasses For Your Eyes

Sunglasses are a fun way to accessorize during the summer (and the rest of the year for that matter). But if you're not careful, your sunnies may not actually be providing as much benefit as you need. Because not all sunglasses fully protect your…
By Miki Hayes

7 Common Contouring Mistakes To Avoid

Contouring is one of those techniques that can be pretty difficult to master. Between it still being relatively new in mainstream makeup and being a technique that depends on your face shape and features, there are plenty of ways to make some common…
By Miki Hayes

Could A Laser Peel Prevent Skin Cancer?

Preventing skin cancer has a lot to do with staying out of the sun during peak hours and regularly applying sunscreen when you do spend time basking in its rays. But can skin treatments like laser peels also help prevent skin cancer? To find out, I…
By Miki Hayes

The Best UV Protection For Every Hair Color & Type

It's no secret that sun protection is critical for every part of you — even your hair. But do different hair types need different sun protection? With all of the different colors and textures, it seems like certain hair types might respond…
By Miki Hayes

Glossier CEO Emily Weiss Talks Mindfulness

Being a boss takes work. Whether managing your own life or an entire company, creating and owning your voice and perspective can be a challenge. But Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of Glossier, says mindfulness makes a difference. Weiss recently spoke…
By Miki Hayes

Don't Make These 6 Highlighting Mistakes

When it comes to makeup, highlighter is one of those products where you can usually just throw caution to the wind. It doesn't need to be sharp like winged liner or precise like lipstick. But whether you like a subtle glow or prefer to shine bright,…
By Miki Hayes

Don't Make These 8 Common Bronzer Mistakes

Bronzer is such a staple in any beauty arsenal. It can serve a variety of purposes from helping you fake a tan, to simply warming up your complexion, to even assisting an eye look. But even though there are many ways to use it, there are still some…
By Miki Hayes

Here's How To Make Pore Strips Even More Effective

I'm a huge fan of pore strips. There are few things more satisfying on this earth, IMO, than peeling off and examining a pore strip. All of that gunk that comes out of your face? So gross, yet so exhilarating. But are there ways to make pore strips…
By Miki Hayes

7 Tips For Protecting Your Skin From Summer Pollution

While pollution is a year-round problem, it can be worse in the summer. What with all of the heat, the stagnant air, and if you live in a city, all of the emissions, it may seem difficult if not impossible to protect your skin from pollution. But…
By Miki Hayes