LAXMI PRODUCT REVIEW – LUXURY SKINCARE THAT SAVES …

I am truly excited to write a product review of Laxmi luxury skincare today. Why? Because it’s saving the world – and our skin. In this post, I’m going to skip straight to the punchline: I could not think of a better way to spend my money – and nor could you, dear reader. Give a woman work by buying this product. The universe will reward you with great skin. Now you decide if you want to read more…

BELLE’S BEST BEAUTY TUTORIALS

How about we take a break from all this Mexico-mania I’ve been posting to go on a round up of all my best beauty tutorials here on Belle Meets World today?! That’s right, it’s time to step up your beauty game, so I’ve pulled together Belle’s best lessons in one place. You’ll find tutorials on dark lipstick application, mastering the smokey eye, properly-applied bronzer, perfectly-groomed eyebrows, faking a short bob, using one lipstick to makeup your whole face, and even my best skincare recommendations. Read on!

THINNING HAIR SOLUTIONS

So this is an embarrassing topic, but we are going there today because it’s something we women face as we get older. If we don’t talk about it, how are we going to know how to deal with it?! A good friend recently took a few photographs of me and my fiance and because I am my own worst critic, all I could focus on in these amazing shots was a patch of thinning hair above my right temple where my part begins. “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!?!,” I screamed when I first saw the picture. I immediately sprang into action to learn what I could and then do something about it.

BEST YEAR-ROUND NAIL COLORS

If you’re like me, you get distracted and excited every season by all the new trends for nail colors. You run out to buy a bottle of the most amazing pool blue, use it once or twice and then throw it into the bucket of forgotten polishes, never to be used again. And while this is fun to do, what about those few dependable colors you can always rely on no matter what time of year, for any and every occasion? I’m talking work, play, holidays, the beach – you name it. Today, I’m sharing my best nail colors that work year round. 

TALES FROM CHARLESTON: DIY BODY SCRUBS + WHOLE …

I’m in Charleston for the month of December this year, and I’m going to write up a few of my adventures because this is an extraordinary city full of wonderful people and things to do! One of those was a recent Ladies’ Night at Whole Foods where we sipped on bubbly and made DIY bath scrubs from ingredients you buy right there in the store – perfect for inexpensive holiday gifts. I also found a locally-made bath and body brand to try! Read on for details, pictures, links and recipes.

GROOMING IN PUBLIC – ACCEPTABLE OR UNACCEPTABLE?

Grooming in public is rarely acceptable. I have always felt this way secretly, but I was recently inspired to publicly declare it after sitting next to a woman who filed her nails and combed her hair onto me throughout our entire 2-hour flight to NYC. At first I tried to talk myself out of my anger and disgust:  “Maybe I’m too sensitive,” I thought as I stared at her nail dust and hairs on my lap. Then I  got on the subway and ran smack into this sign, part of the MTA’s Courtesy Counts campaign. And now that I’ve been 100% vindicated by a public transportation ad, let’s get into specifics…