womenTALK: The Beauty Blog

Friday, May 09th 2014

5 Beauty Secrets From India

authored by Erin Zaikis

While I was living in Mumbai, my hair was frizzy and my skin was out of control. But, considering I was surrounded by some of the most beautiful women I had ever seen, I couldn’t blame my habitat. I needed some beauty TLC, stat. 

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Friday, Jun 21st 2013

Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Makeover

authored by Rashelle Isip

Medicine cabinets tend to be unceremonious dumping grounds for old, unused and long-forgotten makeup and medication. What's more, you may be putting your health at risk by keeping and using expired beauty products and medicines.

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Friday, Jun 14th 2013

Chemical-Free Power Drink: Lemon Water

authored by Kristen Mucci-Mosier


Bored of plain old water? Why not try adding lemon to it? It will not only boost the taste, but the health benefits as well. A common recommendation in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to begin each day with a glass of water with fresh-squeezed lemon (extra bonus if it's luke warm or room temperature). Lemon water is alkalizing for the body, ridding it of acidity that can have harmful affects on digestion, liver function and skin health.

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Thursday, Aug 02nd 2012

Ingredients for Skin Success

authored by Bethany Porter

A friend and I had lunch yesterday and she pointed out that she never knows what ingredients to look for and to avoid when she chooses beauty products. I've been investigating this for a couple years now, trying to hone in on the best and worst ingredients out there. I couldn't name every terrible and beneficial concoction; however, I do have a short list of ingredients to look for and to avoid that I thought I'd share.

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Thursday, Jul 26th 2012

How to Dress for an Interview

authored by Bethany Porter

Job interviews are daunting. In addition to putting your best professional foot forward, you have to look the part. I've interviewed for about five major jobs in my day (more than one interview for a few), and I've also been the interviewer. I've got to say, I'm sometimes shocked at what people wear.

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Thursday, Jul 19th 2012

Beauty Lessons From French Women

authored by Bethany Porter

My fiancé and I just returned from a fantastic vacation to Paris. We had been plotting the sights we'd see and the cuisine we'd taste for months, but secretly I was most excited to scope out the elusive and oft-admired French women in their natural habitat. Rumors abound that French women possess secrets to lasting beauty that we Americans can only dream about.

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Thursday, Jun 28th 2012

Are You Using the Right Cleanser?

authored by Bethany Porter

We all fall into beauty routines, often washing our face with the same cleanser day after day. Recently, a friend of mine was having a lot of trouble with her skin. She was using the same cleanser she had been using for years but, over the course of a few months, the condition of her facial skin had gone south. My first tip for her was: change your cleanser!

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Thursday, Jun 21st 2012

10 Beauty Products That Make Life Easier

authored by Bethany Porter

Let's face it, summer is often advertised as a time for relaxation, but it often turns into the busiest season of the year. Between weddings, road trips, graduations and lots of happy hours outdoors, any time-saver is welcome. These 10 products are no-brainers and will save you time, money and stress!

1. Lip Stain

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Thursday, Jun 14th 2012

Dress Better, Spend Less

authored by Bethany Porter

I'm a big proponent of quality over quantity when it comes to buying clothing. Whenever possible, I spend my money on pieces that I know will last instead of a cheaper, easier-to-obtain item. It's a tough thing to do, especially with so many fast-fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 offering affordable options. The best strategy is to buy the best when it comes to your basic, wear-them-all-the-time items and save on trendy clothing.

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Thursday, Jun 07th 2012

How to Look "Dressed" in the Heat

authored by Bethany Porter

Imagine it's about 90 degrees outside and as you stare at your closet the only thing that looks appealing is a wispy tank top and a pair of shorts. How do you make your heat-beating, bare essentials look like an outfit?

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