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 suggesting that we have to mummy-style in head-to-…
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 offers a “sand bath therapy” treatment, which invo…
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's nearly impossible to look at any women's lifest…
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 cups stuck to my back thanks to cupping therapy. I w…
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 leather flip flops every day for the last four months w…
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 out more of those stories here. In the current po…
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 care routine for spring, too? We all know that w…
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 whole other story. Cheap lash extensions can be inc…
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 clicked on a " Did Kylie/Kendall/Kim/Khloe/Kourtney…
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 face with a razor," I told her, having prepared f…
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, a severely dry scalp may be an indicator of a mo…
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 pretty much an option out there for everyone. But a…
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 or two, but the real issue with avoiding regular …
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 is straight up life changing. Enter "Zero Sebum,"…
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 amazing as jewelry can be on its own, some pieces g…
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 once in a while, whether it's after a late night,…
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 dermatologist can take a lot of time and end up c…
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 are really good at disguising these flakes (at lea…
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 lipstick or jewelry if you're rocking a yellow smile? T…
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 massages (which have always been my personal conspi…
By Zoe Weiner