oh dear. asking me about what the best mascara is like asking me what the best color is—there’s no one right answer. the truth is that shopping for mascaras is like shopping for jeans… what works/fits for one person might fail wildly on another person. so much depends on your lashes—fine or thick? straight or naturally curled? short or long? a few of my favorite mascaras though—and if they work on my super straight, sparse lashes, they’ll likely work on anyone’s (and caveat #2 I like the long and ultra-defined look, not the thick “I should’ve just used false lashes” look): CoverGirl Lash Blast Length, Eyeko Fat Mascara, Blinc tubing mascara, Lancome Doll Lash, and Shiseido Perfect Mascara
oh my goodness, you’re asking for like a one-size-fits-all product for three-maybe-four entirely different needs! to prevent future wrinkles: wear SPF (I’m using Olay Regenerist SPF 50 these days) and don’t smoke/tan/sunbed-tan (obviously). to prevent acne: use a retinoid (if your skin can tolerate it, I use one twice a week at night) or a daily product with salicylic acid in it. to add some nutrients: eat healthily—nourishing your skin from the inside out is really the best tactic (lots of water, cut back on processed foods, tons of leafy greens and healthy fats). lastly, bite the bullet! night creams and day creams are usually formulated in entirely different ways. get a simple night cream (no need to break the bank) like Yes to Carrots, Neutrogena, or Aveeno—your skin will thank you
ugh, you’re so lucky to be 5’10! that’s my dream height ^.^ (I’m 5’9”, for the record). I actually get asked this question a lot, in varying forms (I’m tall, should I wear heels? I’m short, can I carry a big bag? I’m skinny, can I wear sack dresses? I’m not skinny, can I wear pencil skirts… the list goes on). my philosophy, which I’ve arrived on after agonizing in my youth regarding various fashion decisions, is: wear what you want. if people look at you askance or make petty comments, that’s their lack of fashion sense—not yours. stand tall in your chicness (literally)!