• One Month Challenge: Get Clear Skin, Week 4

    As this month comes to an end, so does this year and this challenge. To say I finished triumphantly would be a lie. This past week I have been depressed about a number of things, mainly this blessed holiday season. With that depression and added stress, I have broken out horrendously and I have been picking a lot.

  • One Month Challenge: Get Clear Skin, Week 3

    This week has gone a bit more smoothly and not nearly as bumpy as I expected it to have been. I worked very hard at not touching my skin and trying to get more sleep in then I was previously. I did though start reading The Hunger Games and that kept me up late for the past couple nights until I finished all of them. Even with lack of sleep I feel that my skin is becoming softer and smoother.

  • One Month Challenge: Get Clear Skin, Week Two

    This first week has been marginally difficult. While not touching my face has not been that hard, not popping any zits has been. Every time I have had the urge to touch my face and I acknowledge that it is happening, I stop and try to think about what I am feeling. Basically whenever I'm feeling bored, frustrated or down in the dumps, I tend to go crazy with wanting to get rid of the zits as fast as possible.

  • One Month Challenge: Get Clear Skin, Week One

    I have been popping my zits for 14 years. If you ask me if I’ve tried a specific skin solution, I’ve done it. Proactiv, done it. Clinque, tried it. The New and more Effective Proactiv, yep and had a reaction of my skin swelling around my eyes. Every skin care brand in Target, yes. I have been to a dermatologist and he told me that chances are likely that nothing will completely clear my skin since bad acne runs in my family.

  • CC Beauty Live: Quick & Dirty Review – Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

    I wanted to share this golden nugget of awesome with you: Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. Yes, it's quite the title, but it's not overcompensating for anything. I figured what better way to start off the New Year than to erase the dark spots of your past.

  • 11 Words That Make My Skin Crawl

    There are just some words that give us all the heebie-jeebies and after my mother used the word moist to describe how amazing her brownies were this morning, I decided 1) I'm too grossed out to eat a brownie right now and 2) it's time to make a list of the words that make me feel icky, uncomfortable and downright dirty.

  • Reasons Why I Don’t Miss My Teen Years

    Our friends over at The Gloss recently did a post on all the things they don’t miss about being in their twenties. But as a twenty-something myself, I’ve gotta say - I’m pretty content. Sure, there are moments I wish I had a little more cash or that my job was a bit cushier. But some of their points were reminiscent of things I realized in my teens.

  • 3 Steps For Your Morning Routine

    Mornings are hard enough without having to deal with fancy make-up techniques and surprise zits. Keep these 3 steps in mind when you're rushing out the door and you'll be sure not to show up to class with an eyeliner disaster.

  • Body Blog: Pimple Protection 101

    There is nothing like waking up ready to start a new day, only to behold what appears to be a gargantuan pimple on your face. Believe me, I’ve been there. Suddenly, what could have been a pleasant morning heads directly towards Awfulsville. Instead of looking forward to running into a crush, the goal becomes to walk very quickly in the opposite direction....with your face buried behind your hair.

  • CC Beauty Live – Quick & Dirty: Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Mask

    As a college student, I'm always on the lookout for bargains. And as a beauty addict, it can be difficult coughing up $30 for products. So that's why I get really excited when I find amazing products for even more amazing prices.

  • How Far Would You Go To Get Rid of a Zit?

    There's almost nothing worse than waking up in the morning and discovering a big, fat zit in the middle of your forehead. And it always seems to happen the day of sorority formal/a new ID photo/a presentation/any random Tuesday when you pass your crush on the way to class.

  • Candy Dish: Lady Gaga Does Her Thang

    • Is her stylist on ecstasy? • Who's the biggest ass of 2009? • What do you need to know about spring shoes? • Jay Leno's goin' home....to 11:30 pm. • Got a pimple? Don't pop it! • So this is how Tila Tequila mourns.

  • Candy Dish: What Did Everyone Wear to the AMAs?

    • Was it more about the music or the fashion last night? • Or maybe everything is all about Taylor Swift these days. • Adam Lambert turns up the (guy on guy) heat! • Why won't your acne go away... • Levi Johntson's Playgirl spread is a total letdown. • Victoria's Secret models make me hate myself.

  • Candy Dish: We Love a Sexy Accent

    • What's the sexiest accent? • Hailey Glassman hates Perez. We hate them both. • Mischa Barton gets in a bar brawl. • That causes acne?! • Kristin Stewart needs a new stylist. • Is a college job really worth it?

  • Ask A Dude: Help Me Help My Man

    Alright Dude, here goes: I've been dating my boyfriend for two years now and I love him to pieces. Our relationship is pretty great except there is one thing that is bothering me: his acne. He's 21 and still has acne all over his face, back, and chest. Understandably, this can be a major turnoff for me sometimes (getting up close and personal with whiteheads isn't really sexy).

  • CC Beauty Live: No Blemishes Here

    You wake up, go into your bathroom, and look into the mirror. You then scream "WHAT THE EFF IS ON MY FACE?!" It happens. We all break out. If you say you never do, either you're lying or you don't PMS. But I digress. You were supposed to go out today, but how can you possibly do that with honker like that on your face?

  • Shopping Your Closet: Old Jeans

    A few pairs of old jeans are probably taking up some of your precious closet space right now. They don't fit, they're out of style, and you haven't worn them in years. But don't be so quick to throw them out! Jeans are the easiest clothing items to update.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: Spring Stress

    For most of us, it’s the first week back from the Easter/Passover break, which, while relaxing, can also be stressful. Some of us found that being home for the holidays has its ups and downs, such as being able to eat yummy home cookin’ but also having to deal with our mom asking us to help her edit her Facebook profile (which reminded me to delete those suggestive pictures from last year’s Halloween party before I got an angry phone call from her).

  • Makeup 101: Why Breakouts Happen

    Sometimes it seems like your skin has a mind of its own, (an evil mind that wants to ruin parties, dances and dates). Remember that episode of Family Guy where Chris’s zit takes over his life and tries to kill him? Yeah I feel like my zits do a similar thing sometimes. And I want it to stop. Now.

  • Beware of Mutant Acne!

    Bad news for me, but good news for the giant under-the-surface zit brewing on my chin: acne bacteria may now be outsmarting the medicines we have been using to cure it. Say it with me: O.M.G.

  • An Open Letter to PMS

    Dear PMS: Why? Just why? Who do you think you are? I mean really. You come around once a month like that annoying friend you don't really want to hear from, yet every month, without fail, she asks you for plans and you feel sort of obligated.

  • The Weekly Wrap Up: Lame on Friday Night

    Fridays kill me. On the one hand I want nothing more than to head to the bar to drink away another long week (and simultaneously avoid creepers), but then I'm so tired I can barely get off the couch.

  • Makeup 101: Clear That Skin

    In middle school I had horrible skin. Constantly. By the end of high school it had really cleared up, but I feel like my years of pre-teen suffering were sufficient for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, middle school awkwardness does not justify a zit free life...

  • All Made Up: 3 Steps to a Flawless Face for Oily or Dry Skin

    Your skin type makes a huge difference in what products you should use. Skin problems and makeup woes are oftentimes caused by using the wrong products for your type. So I’m making it simple for you. Here are 3 basics for oily and dry skin.

  • All Made Up: Real Life Skin Care

    Let’s talk about skin care. Go into any beauty retailer, find a sales person and ask them to recommend a skin care regimen. Then duck, because you are about to get hit with an avalanche of products your skin “needs.” They’re going to try to sell you a makeup remover, a cleanser, a scrub, a toner, a serum, a moisturizer, a spot treatment...