How to Cheat the Crop Top & Skirt Trend

Q. I’d like to get into the cropped top and skirt trend, but I don’t want to expose my midriff in the process. Any suggestions? A. I totally understand where you’re coming from. There are ways to get around this! First, try picking a wide-cut ...more

How to Do a Ballerina Bun

I never got into the sock bun trend because they just look too perfect. I prefer a more classic (but kinda messy) bun. I do my hair like this for my ballet classes, so I don't have to worry about hair flying all over the place. But I also like the ...more

I Never Leave Home Without Lipstick

When I was barely 13, I started wearing makeup, lots of makeup. As if overnight, I went from a girl who won ribbons at school for handball, made a cardboard castle for my guinea pig and played hide-and-seek with the neighborhood kids to a sultry ...more

A Complete Shoe Collection With Only 8 Pairs

I decided to come up with a strategy for how you can put together an entire shoe collection—and I mean having a shoe that will go with any outfit—with only eight pairs! Here goes nothing ... ...more

10 Favorite Sandals for Summer

Warmer weather is here, and it’s time to set those toes free! For running around during hot months, I like a flat or low-heeled sandal. Sometimes the occasion calls for casual; other times, the sandal should be a bit dressier. So here, in no ...more

My Experience With Frownies, With Before and After Photo!

Have you ever heard of Frownies? They are basically facial patches made out of brown paper tape. You just wet them, stick them on your wrinkles, and sleep with them! Today, I'd like to share with you my experience with Frownies. ...more
BlogHer I have always wondered about those little Frownies!!more

My Hair Is a Story. I Kept the Part About the Girl with a Backbone.

Somewhere around 2009, I decided to grow my hair out. To be 100% honest, as I always am on this blog, I decided to grow my hair because I thought I would be getting married in the next few years. Boy, did I miss the mark on that one (but found my Mark three years later ... wow, that was a cheesy pun)....more

5 Easy Tips for Longer Hair

It’s been said that hair growth is hereditary. That no matter what you do, the length your hair will grow is ultimately predetermined by genetics. Whether (or not) this is true, one thing is for sure: Growth is only one component of hair length. No matter how long your hair grows, if you treat it like crap and zap it of all its moisture, it’ll fray like the hem on a pair of blue jean cut-offs. ...more
Hi, Valerie! And tell the truth: Her hair looks awesome, doesn't it? Smart woman (and ...more

Yes, there are small Asians, but vanity sizing is still weird

So J. Crew is introducing size 000.  Hello, vanity sizing.  It's a real thing, and it's ridiculous.  I really liked this quote below, unattributed here because it's from somewhere else that you can find in the article and I left APA behind in grad school:...more

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara Review & Demo

I bought it. Affiliate links. Tarte has made some of the best mascaras & a lot of people turn to them for favorites ....more

China Glaze Indian Ocean #tbt

Nothing to Disclose I have another vintage China Glaze for this week’s Throwback Thursday post!...more

Matchy- Matchy with my Jord Wood Watch

(**Press Sample**) Hi hello and happy Thursday!...more

Jazmin - 22nd Street, SF

Find Jazmin at missjonesmedia.tumblr.com.Tweet ...more

Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more

NARS Nail Polish Pastorale & Amarapura

Press Sample. Affiliate Links. I like polish as much as the next girl but I rarely cover it ....more

Stripes, Beach Waves, and Busted Knees.

There’s something about summer that makes me forget my denim collection. Maybe it’s the KC heat ‘n humidity, or maybe it’s that I missed my summer dresses + shorts so much over the winter I throw myself into a pretty strict legs-out policy come late May, but either way it’s been a minute since I’ve slipped on a pair of jeans....more