5 of My Favorite How-To Beauty Posts and Tips of the Year

Published in: Beauty Tips, Just For Fun

Mad Men, look out! Big hair is back, ladies, and you may have to duck through doorways if you have this literally hair-raising experience. 🙂


How to bring a pimple to a head

Whoever said that patience is a virtue probably never had one of those sore, swollen pimples just under the surface of their skin. When you can’t take it any more and NEED zit help NOW, here’s a list of tips that might help — from hot compresses to hydrocortisone cream.

Here’s a quick way to handle one of the more annoying things that sometimes happens when applying mascara.

DIY Lipstick Organizer

Who else loves organized makeup? 🙂 This post gave me some great ideas. I’d forgotten how much fun playing with cardboard can be.

Avoiding Nail Polish Stains

Yargh! That’s the thing about wearing rich, dark nail polishes, right? — staining. But staining’s no problemo thanks to these backstage Fashion Week tips.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy Monday, girls! Did your week get off to a good start? Are you feeling the holiday hangover?


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  1. Rae says:

    Aww, thanks for the link Karen! I’m so glad you liked the post 🙂 I’m still using my organizers and looove them — but then again, I’m a major clean freak!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… The prettiest packaging of 2009 =-.

  2. diane says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these! Especially the ones referring to mascara and nail stains.

    Happy New Year!

    .-= diane’s last blog post… My Christmas outfits 🙂 =-.

  3. amy says:

    Thanks for the great links, especially the one for the pimples!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol II Product Pictures,Review and Swatches =-.

  4. K says:

    Very nice. My sister was actually asking me whether I thought some polishes would stain, and I had no idea. I hope she sees this and will work with it!
    .-= K’s last blog post… Making do with what I have: Cigarette pants =-.

  5. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the links – I’ve been looking for some additional beauty blogs…

    (Although I love this one, and theNotice, you can never have too many!)

  6. vnssa906 says:

    love this! thanks K! I just found a new website [weheartthis.com]

  7. Sarah says:

    Thank you for posting about avoiding dark polish stains. I adore dark polish but I spend so much time wiping the sides of my nails with acetone soaked quips. Hopefully these tips will help reduce my clean up.
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… The 9th Day of Dieting =-.

  8. Stef says:

    Thanks for the link Karen! I think I’m still washing hairspray out of my hair…
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… We really heart this – review team’s top 10 picks =-.

  9. YouTube is such a great resource for teaching yourself new beauty tricks. I used it so much when researching how to style hair for a pinup photoshoot I did. Very informative!

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