SPF 101: Everything You Never Knew

We all know that sunscreen is important when it comes to actually being in the sun. What’s relatively new information is that the ‘when and the why’ is much more complicated than I originally thought. Sun damage is the leading cause of aging in the skin and can lead to a myriad of different issues like scarring, brown spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. In…

6 Tricks To Make Your Clothes Look More Expensive

Basic, party of one? I’m not embarrassed that I’m slightly basic when it comes to my wardrobe. Of course, I love trendy pieces and statement elements, but for the most part, my clothes aren’t expensive. I love shopping at places like H&M, ASOS, Abercrombie and even Forever 21 and SheIn on occasion. What I’ve learned is that style isn’t about the clothes themselves, rather how…

Finally A Definitive Answer On ‘Who Should Pay When You’re Dating?’

In today’s edition of “Ask Simply” I’m tackling one of the most basic dating questions: Who should pay for dates when you are dating?” As a disclaimer, I haven’t been in the dating game for years and like the world of video games, dating has completely evolved. I’m pretty much a registered dinosaur because I still remember talking to my husband on the telephone (&…

4 Things That Helped My Adult Acne Outbreaks

What is it about being an adult that makes the universe want to pile it all on? As if having a mortgage, learning to cook, and finally getting around to folding the laundry that’s been sitting in the dryer wasn’t enough – now adult acne starts to rear its ugly head (pun slightly intended). Even though I study this -ish regularly, I still fall victim…

Hyaluronic Acid Sounds Scary, But Is It?

Per pretty much every chemistry class, rule #1 was no acids near the face. So be forewarned that this post is breaking that rule and you probably should too. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should casually crack open a beaker and drizzle it on your face – but you should look to learn more about certain acids that are good for the skin. . .

7 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE WAITING FOR LOVE

I started writing relationship posts a few years ago, but really picked up the pace when I realized how much you guys enjoyed them. All of my top 10 posts are about love & marriage (with this exception of this one year-round nail color post that just slays) and I love that you guys enjoy reading my favorite topic to write about. It’s crazy how many…

7 Trader Joe’s Products You Need To Try

Can’t decide if it’s awesome or appalling that this is now the third Trader Joe’s post that I’ve done, but let’s go with awesome. TJ’s is such a destination for affordable specialty items and it’s easy to get overwhelmed if you don’t know what you’re searching for. These 7 items are new finds that I’ve found and I’m including a full checklist if you below…

Why Mexico City Should Be The Next Trip You Make

My sister and brother in law were actually the masterminds behind this impromptu trip to Mexico City. They planned a much-needed family vacation for our side of the family. Both my sister and I travel more often with our in-laws so it was nice to do this one trip with our mom! They are both travel gurus and go to the most incredible places and always find the best insider tips. Sahir and I knew that this trip would be one that we would have to do little to no planning and everything would be perfect because those two are amazing when it comes to this kinda thing…

Don’t Buy More Skincare Until You Read This

Raise your hand if you’re a skincare junkie – just me? Okay fine, I’m a nerd. I love reading about the science behind skincare products. I want to know about the ingredients, the molecular makeup and the potential side effects of combining different products. Skincare has become the topic of the year, but how much do we really know about what we are putting on…