Skincare + Beauty

Top 10 Best Physicians Formula Products

Imagine your ideal beauty product, what does it look like? For me, it should be affordable, effective, and free of allergens. A beauty line with a healthy shade range that puts thought and science into their formulation is the dream. I’ve been a longtime fan of Physicians Formula and today I wanted to share my Top 10 Best Physicians Formula products that you need to…

I Tried The Best of K-Beauty – & I Have Thoughts

This post was created in partnership with iHerb. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that keep Simply up & running.  Like many of you, I’m so interested in the world of K-Beauty but have absolutely no idea where to begin. South Koreans are famous for their seemingly poreless perfection and glass skin and while good genes can certainly be a contributor, many of…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Retinol

So you’ve heard about retinol and you think it’s about time that you start to incorporate it into your skincare routine. Great! You’ve come to the right place. This is the complete beginner’s guide to retinol and I’ll walk you through everything that you need to know. Is it a lot? Yes. Is it interesting? I think so! Should you know this? Absolutely. Let’s get…

I Tried 10 New Beauty Products—Here Are My Honest Reviews

I’m a creature of habit. If something is working for me, I stick to it – which makes being a product tester uncomfortable and also kind of exhilarating. There are hundreds of new beauty products that come out every month and many of them make their way to me by means of PR boxes, random impulse buys, and late-night Amazon binges that I don’t remember…

Essence vs. Toner vs. Serum: What’s The Difference?

As if the world of skincare wasn’t complicated enough, it seems like new products are popping up everyday. Most nights if you manage to wash your face it’s a win, but if you’re looking to up your skincare game it’s important to learn the different types of products so you can determine which one is right for you. It gets a little complicated, but stay…

How To Use a Jade Roller – Expert Weighs In

It was somewhere between the second Royal Wedding and when Beyonce performed Coachella that Jade Rollers became a household name in the beauty space. Jade Rollers promise benefits for the chronically puffy and have ancient roots in Chinese medicine. We chatted with Atlanta esthetician and salon owner Maureen Herrman for a real-life chat on jade rollers and if they are really worth the hype. Related:…

How to Start a Skincare Routine for Beginners

When it comes to skincare, there isn’t a universal truth. In fact, estheticians, dermatologists, and other skincare professionals all disagree on many aspects of science. From what products are good for your skin to what constitutes a clinical trial, the results are all over the place – trust me, I’ve checked. One thing that everyone can agree on is that skincare is different for everyone. There…

6 BEST NAIL COLORS FOR EVERY SKINTONE

By popular request, I’m finally putting together my guide on the best nail polishes for every season. This started off as a summer guide, but I realized I wear one of these 6 shades year-round. So whether you are looking for a neutral nail polish guide, a summer nail polish lookbook, or an “IT” girl nail polish bible – here are my top picks!

How To Maintain & Groom Your Brows At Home

Whether it’s an apocalyptic pandemic or an impossibly busy schedule, we’ve all gotten to the point where our brows become unmanageable. For women, this can be anywhere between 2 weeks to 2 months after you get them done. It’s kinda like an extended-release five o’clock shadow, but for women. Whether your torture of choice is threading, waxing, or tweezing – every woman is a little…

What The Heck is Micellar Water – & How Do You Use It

After my post on Why Makeup Wipes Are The Devil, I got so many questions about alternative methods of removing your makeup at the end of the day. I think the first lesson here is to always wash your face before bed. No seriously, do it. It’s one of the cardinal sins of womanhood to sleep in your makeup. Okay, now that we clear that…