Archive for the ‘ Beauty ’ Category

What Would Betty Do Logo No-Chip Nail Polish: The Final Story (I Hope)

I’m taking a break from the usual Wednesday advice column to bring you the conclusion of a story that began months ago. I know from my analytics that many of you have checked out my previous posts about no-chip nail polish here and here. A recent comment from Tiffany reminded me that I haven’t posted […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fastinistas

Ooh, we get right into the controversy this week: Hi Betty, Did you catch the comments on the Fastinistas article in RW? WTF? What’s your take on the angry women in the comments? – Baffled in Boston Hi Baffled, If you didn’t catch this month’s Runner’s World magazine (what, you don’t read it religiously?), there […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Airbrush Tanning

I have freckles. I am the daughter of a redhead. Therefore it’s no surprise to realize that my natural skin tone is just a shade darker than translucent, particularly in the early days of spring when I haven’t seen sunlight in months. In April, we had a wedding to attend in Vegas. I bought the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo No-Chip Nail Polish: A Cautionary Tale

UPDATE: A follow-up post can be found┬áhere. I had a much different, much better outcome when it was done properly! I’ll start by saying that this is turning out to be a very different post than I originally planned to write when I sat in front of my computer, ranting. It’s turned out to be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cleaning With… Oil?

Many years ago, an aesthetician told me mid-facial that I needed to ditch my abrasive cleansers and clean my skin with oil. Oil. Riiight. Wasn’t that what I was trying to clean out of my pores?┬áNeedless to say, I ignored her completely. Fast forward a few years, and suddenly I found myself plagued with bad […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo About That Eye Makeup

If you met me in real life, you’d quickly realize that I rarely wear makeup. Sure, I’ll use a bit of eyeliner in the morning, but shadows, foundation and blush? Uh, how often do I attend weddings? It wasn’t until I spotted the expiration date on my mineral makeup that I realized that I was […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Hiding the Grays

Wednesday’s posts are usually dedicated to health topics, but I consider the topic of hair color to fall under the broader category of mental health. I’m prematurely gray. I spotted my first gray hair when I was 16, and the progress hasn’t slowed a bit in the last two decades. Judging by my roots, I’d […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo No-Chip Nail Polish

Your hands are only slightly less prominent than your face. Using this logic, you’d think that I’d get regular manicures to keep my fingers looking as good as my always-painted toes. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of a nice, simple manicure, but I’m the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo 99 Bottles of Sunscreens and Serums

Walk into any woman’s bathroom, and you’re likely to see enough bottles of creams, lotions, serums, moisturizers and foundations to prompt a round of, “99 Bottles of skin care products on the wall, 99 bottles of skin care…” Take one down, pass it around. But wait: when layering multiple products, which one comes first? I’ll […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo How to Choose a Sports Bra

Ladies, I didn’t think I’d be going here so soon, but the more time I spend at running and kickboxing, the more I realize that there is a sports bra crisis in this country, and someone needs to say something about it. Because good lord, ladies, you just shouldn’t be bouncing around like that. Why […] Read More