10×10 with Christina Geyer

October 8, 2019 by

Hello SMU and happy Tuesday! Today, we are launching a new series, ’10×10′, where we sit down with prominent individuals in the fashion, beauty, journalism, and media fields for 10 minutes, to ask 10 questions. We’ll be discussing everything about their positions, how they got there, and what they envision for their futures.

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Clean Freak – Hair Edition

October 7, 2019 by

Happy Monday, ladies! Welcome to part four of our clean beauty series, ‘Clean Freak.’ In part one, we discussed what clean beauty is and why you should make the switch. The same applies to haircare. Studies have found that our scalp is extremely absorbent, so the ingredients in our shampoos and styling products, have a straight pathway into our bodies and bloodstreams. Secondly, styling products, such as hairspray are particularly harmful to not only your respiratory system, but also to the environment. Don’t do Mother Earth like that. 🙁

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Parent’s Weekend Food Guide

October 3, 2019 by

It’s a lot of pressure choosing a place to eat when your parents are coming into town. If you don’t want to take them to your normal spots, here are some places where you can all try something new. Time to start making reservations! Continue Reading

What Happens in Vegas…

October 2, 2019 by

Happy Wednesday, ladies of SMU! Fall break is just around the corner and for all of us seniors, that means one thing and one thing only…VEGAAASS! In preparation for a weekend of pool parties, sequin dresses and bottle service, I have been testing every hangover ‘cure’ in hopes to find the ultimate antidote to a night of champagne & vodka sodas. While I can’t promise you’ll wake up 100% refreshed and rejuvenated, these tricks will help ease the headaches and ensure you don’t miss a moment of this memorable (maybe?) weekend.

  1. A tall, sexy glass of water and a side of Excedrin. Need we say more?
  2.  Vitamin B6 – your new best friend. Proven to support cognition and energy levels – two things we all need after a long night out.
  3. We Are Wild Solid Water – keep this bad boy in the hotel mini fridge. Immediately after chugging your water and taking your vitamins, apply this probiotic toner to de-puff, rejuvenate and refresh the skin.
  4. Blowfish – The magic tablet. Drop one in a glass of water, the morning after, and I swear you will feel the difference. One tablet is packed with maximum strength aspirin to ease the pain, caffeine to boost energy levels and effervescence to rehydrate your body.
  5. Banana – You read that right. A night of drinking will suck the potassium right out of you, leading to the dreaded hangover. Replenish your body’s potassium with a fresh banana and you’ll be ready to kick off the day.
  6. The Party Patch – These water- resistant, medical grade patches are to be applied BEFORE you start drinking. Formulated with a combination of easily absorbed B Vitamins & Taurine, which help support metabolic & immune function, these bad boys prevent a hangover, naturally.
  7. Nipple Top Gatorade – preferably Glazier Freeze. Enough said.
  8. Patchology 5-Minute Eye Gels – too many vodka sodas = the under-eye circles from hell. These gel eye patches are a quick fix, making you look more rested and awake. Pop ’em on while you’re getting ready in the morning and voilaaa, you’re a whole new woman! 
  9. Complex Beauty Rose Glow Glycolic Mask – another beauty hangover essential, a brightening mask! We all know alcohol is very dehydrating, so revitalize your skin with a quick 5-minute morning mask. Didn’t get around to taking off your makeup the night before (tsk, tsk)? Then this mask, formulated with rose water to refreshen and glycolic acid to reduce dullness, is a nonnegotiable. 
  10. And if none of this does the trick, the only other option is the Hair of the Dog. Get to the pool, grab a cocktail and dance the day (and night) away.

All this being said, please drink responsibly and be safe!!!! We need everyone to get back to Texas ALIVE. I wish every senior the best weekend – celebrate big and don’t put all your money on a single number when playing roulette… I learned that the heard way. Until next time…