[UPDATED WITH WINNER!] Notice Anything Different? (Also: We Have a Mega Site-Relaunch Giveaway!)

You know when you do something to change your looks and you half hope people will notice and say nice things to you, but you also half hope people won’t notice, lest they take you for someone who’s trying too hard? This isn’t like that. In fact, we hope you notice (and enjoy, and talk about, and share) all the changes you see here! And there are a lot of them. Regular readers may be familiar with our origin story, which is that Alexandra and I started this site because we’d written a book called No More Dirty Looks and everyone […]


Happy Friday Deal From Kahina Giving Beauty!

We’ve managed to squeak through most of the winter without the same kind of temperatures as last year (Polar Vortex anybody?), but despite that little reprieve one thing is certain — we couldn’t get through the winter without some of our fav’s from Kahina Giving Beauty. Thank goodness for this Friday Deal, because at least one of us is scraping the bottom of her Kahina Night Cream jar, and we’re sure you could use some new goodies, too! Kahina Giving Beauty is offering No More Dirty Looks readers 15% off site-wide! Just enter the code PUCKERUP at checkout to enjoy […]


Annalee’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

If you’re anything like us, you’ll love the mix of DIY and ready-made, easily accessible items in this routine. We’re dying to try the DIY cleansing grains, too! Enjoy this lovely routine! Name: Annalee Age: 21 City: Annapolis, MD Current Weather: Winter, freezing cold but the sun is out and the air is bracing and fresh! Skin: Extremely fair, combination, sensitive and prone to redness. Hair: Shoulder length – Naturally blonde, I color it dark brown. Favorite Star From the Past: How could it not be Audrey Hepburn? Funny Face is a particular favorite of mine. I’m young and in […]


How To Save Time Washing Your Hair

Ah the shower ritual. I have a few versions, ranging from long and luxuriating to holy cow I accidentally turned my alarm off instead of hitting snooze. Even if I’m not in a hurry, there are times when I just want to get in and out of the shower as efficiently as possible. I have a few shortcuts I rely on in these moments. Here’s one of them… Shampoo and condition your hair at the same time. As a society we seem to have all these rules about how to wash our hair. We do our best around here to […]


Happy Birthday Friday Deal From Stark Skincare!

Stark Skincare gives us the warm fuzzies. They were an early discovery for us and it’s been love ever since. The feeling is mutual we think, because every year Stark celebrates their birthday by offering NMDL readers a special Friday Deal. Put your birthday hats on people, because it’s Stark’s 3rd birthday! We’ve followed as Stark has grown over the last 3 years, bringing new items into the fold like the Neroli Midnight Oil and the Meadowfoam Body Oil — love these two so much. Did you know that Stark recently launched perfume oils? We have yet to sniff, so […]


How To Take Care of Your Cuticles

Cuticles are one of those easily overlooked but crazy important details that protect our body and keep our nail beds strong and healthy. For most of my life, I haven’t given my cuticles much thought except when one would snag or rip, causing an annoyingly painful little disturbance. Granted, I have always pushed my cuticles back when painting my nails, but only because it leaves more space for an even application of polish. A few months ago I received a cuticle oil in the R.L. Linden Autumn Beauty Box, and my relationship with cuticle care began to transform. I started […]


Susannah’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

We love everything about this routine from one of our readers in Utah. From Susannah’s admiration for Diana Vreeland to her enthusiastic discussion of deodorant and dental hygiene, we think you’ll enjoy this one. NMDL readers, you inspire us! Name: Susannah Age: 24 Current weather: Mid-30s to mid-40s. The only place in the country besides California that’s not freezing. That’s not a humble brag; I’m actually jealous. I love winter! City: Salt Lake City, Utah Hair: Medium brown, thick, wavy/curly depending on how it dries. I just recently chopped it from being all the way down my back to my shoulders. It’s a nice change […]


Happy Friday Deal From Zweena!

Nicolle and Alexandra have both reviewed Zweena, and funny enough, though their reviews ran three years apart, both have titles that proclaim Zweena a “winter must-have”. Coincidence? Synchronicity? The beauty of it is that they were talking about different products from the same line. Alexandra loved the Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum and Nicolle thanked her lucky stars for the Argan Rose Lustrous Hair Elixir and Argan Ultra-Nourish Eye Serum. Check out their reviews here and here for the juicy details. Then try Zweena for yourself and give winter dryness a kick in the booty. We have an awesome Friday Deal […]


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