Ah, finals week. In addition to being harmful to your mental state and social life, it can also wreak havoc on your skin. Collegiate breakouts are very real, especially during times of extreme stress. And finals week certainly qualifies as a time of extreme stress.
I didn't know that the way I combed and brushed my hair could be transformed, I didn't believe that any form of cleansing would make a difference on my fussy skin, but most importantly, I didn't know there was a top coat that worked.
I mean, no offense if you're into it, but the ultra-girly style that characterizes this season is just not my thing. I prefer black to lavender, stripes to florals, leather to lace, if you catch my drift.
Bright lips are SO in for Spring/Summer, but there's often a tradeoff between mad pigment and uncomfortable wear. Matte lip products are notoriously drying and by the end of the day I often regret my choice of lip product.
Earth is amazeballs as are our fingernails. Let us combine the two on this very important day.
The electronic dance music craze is in full. load. neon swing. Good thing? That's up for debate. But there's one thing I am absolutely positive about: EDM shows bring out some of the most appalling fashion I've ever seen.
So you want big hair? You got to work, bitch.
We've already established that you should own skirts. Now the question is: Should you shell out a little bit or a lot on them?
Only in Hollyweird.
Right now you're probably thinking, "Zara, get with the program. I don't have time to apply makeup during finals week, let alone read an article about the makeup I should be wearing during finals week." But hear me out.
The look that comes to mind when you think of a shirtdress might be slightly corporate and prim, but there are really tons of ways to style this piece. Here are five of my favorites.
It claims to give you "street-styled" hair and I think that's a good way to describe it. You'll look disheveled, but in an artsy way, like you just spent the day running around outside doing fabulous things.
It's time to bite the bullet and get some light, breezy, spring-ready jackets. That means nice colors, no more leather, and definitely no more thick, bulky coats.
I firmly believe that you don't need to spend a lot of money in order to find cute workout gear.
Because so many of you will be embarking on internships, interviews or even full-time jobs soon, you're going to need a pair of shoes (or seven) that are more comfortable than heels and more professional-looking than sandals (NO TOES SHOWING AT THE OFFICE, ladies).
Jesus will not be taking the wheel with these eyebrows.
College is a time for sleepless nights, poor eating habits and tons of booze - all things that can make those awful circles worse than ever.
Being, "young, willing and eager" holds a great deal of implication for a young woman entering the workforce.
Fashion's role in finals week is pretty minimal, but as far as I'm concerned every little bit counts when it come to making The Week From Hell more bearable.
Cream blush is perfect for that oh-so-natural makeup look. A good one melts into your skin or base and you can't tell where it begins or ends.
A few days ago, news broke that Wang will team up for a collaboration with H&M, which is, IMHO, the best thing to happen to the world of affordable fashion since Zara opened.
Fact: People rave about the Clarisonic skin brushes. Fact: These brushes are seriously pricey. And fact: I’m here to tell you that – in my humble opinion – you might want to consider saving your money.
Gotta love how history repeats itself!
Look, rain is never going to be our favorite things. How are we supposed to have good hair days with you around? But we're into looking on the bright side (even when there's no sun in sight) and one of April's many bright sides is fashion related.
Dry skin, lifeless hair, chapped and flaky lips - these are just a sampling of the beauty problems we'll all encounter. But before you go and buy out your local Sephora, why not use a few things you already have on hand to fix whatever beauty issue ails you?