Winter Hair 101: How To Prevent + Heal Winter Hair Damage

February 13, 2017

How To Prevent + Heal Winter Hair Damage By Alexis Wolfer As the weather continues to dip and the air becomes drier and drier, it’s not just our skin that feels the effects; it’s our hair too! Dry, brittle hair, though, isn’t merely less attractive, it’s also more prone to breakage and damage too – […]

In Defense of Delete: When Politics Isn’t Pretty

January 31, 2017

We have Real Problems Here, Updos Aren’t One Of ‘Em By Alexis Wolfer My inbox is overflowing with “Get The Look!!!!” emails (yes, they always include wayyyyy too many exclamation points), touting the steps you need (er, should?) follow to look just like your favorite red-carpet walking celebrity. And usually we run these DIY the celebrity look […]

What Do You Have To Lose?

January 29, 2017

I Will Not Stand Silent On The Sidelines Of The Wrong Side Of History. By Alexis Wolfer I’ve been largely silent since the election. Partly because I’ve been using my voice so damn much off of the internet that the words seem gone before I get to the computer type. Partly because, I tell myself, this […]

To Everyone Who Marched…

January 22, 2017

To Everyone Who Marched… Whether in DC or elsewhere. With signs or tweets. In an organized march or in silent protest. In formation or meditation. By calling your Senator or calling your mom. By hibernating. By yelling. By crying. No matter how you protested, how you reconciled your feelings of sadness/hurt/anger, how you let your […]

Healthy Recipe: Stuffed Acorn Squash with Chickpeas + Pesto

December 23, 2016

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Chickpeas + Pesto I recently made this stuffed acorn squash with chickpeas and pesto and it was YUMMY! I first made this when my friend Allie Pohl (artist and jewelry designer extraordinaire!) wanted to learn how to cook some healthy, quick and easy recipes, so I invited her over for a quick cooking […]

Quick + Easy DIY Face Mask For Dry Skin

December 21, 2016

DIY Dry Skin Facial Mask I just landed in Florida a few days ago for some much-loved family time and, well, dry skin was the topic of conversation. For me, it was the result of spending the last few weeks going from LA to DC to NYC to FL. Needless to say, going from warm […]

The Lala Names ‘Top 5 Women Redefining Beauty Norms’

December 9, 2016

The Lala Names Alexis Wolfer The #1 Woman ‘Redefining Body Image in the Media’ Want to know what transgender model Andreja Pejić, Barbie (yup, THE Barbie), #StopTheBeautyMadness‘ Robin Rice, plus-sized super model Ashley Graham, and I have in common?! (Yup, so did I because, well, damn that’s cool company to be in.) According to The Lala, we’re the top […]

Beauty Hacks: How To Make A Homemade Face Scrub For Free

November 25, 2016

Your AlexisRx Beauty Prescription For Dry Skin Hey guys! I’m excited to share another AlexisRx beauty prescription with you! This time, I’m replying to April in New York who tweeted me asking: “Help me find a natural, organic, easy + affordable facial scrub please!  #AlexisRx” Well, April, I’m so glad you asked because this is one […]

The Best Anti-Acne Facial in LA

November 10, 2016

Vanessa Hernandez Gives Pores A Run For Their Money With The Best Anti-Acne Facial in LA If you have acne – cystic, whiteheads, blackheads, any kind! – you’ve gotta get to Vanessa Hernandez. Damn that woman knows how to clear out your pores. Her secret: a no-steam facial (it softens the skin, which makes it […]

Turn Clocks Back. Not The Country.

November 6, 2016

We’re Counting On You! This is your gentle reminder to turn your clocks back for daylight savings time. Also, to vote. Because, well, we need you. We need strong women (nasty women, perhaps!) to let their voices be heard. We need to show up as our bold, beautiful, and beyond the bullshit shelves. And we […]

No, You Do NOT Need To Lighten Your Vulva

October 27, 2016

There’s A New Skin Lightening Cream Designed For Your Vagina. We Wish We Were Kidding. This was not part of TheBeautyBean’s “regularly scheduled programming” for this week, but, well, we just got an email asking us to review and cover a “skin whitening cream (mainly for intimate areas!)” and needed to vent. There is no reason – […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan, + Protein-Packed Savory Oatmeal Recipe

October 16, 2016

Savory Oatmeal Recipe With Chickpeas + Scallions By Alexis Wolfer I’m much more of a salty girl than a sweet one. I can skip the desserts but give me a bag or tortilla chips and I’m a goner! That doesn’t, though, mean that I don’t like playing with typically sweet dishes (especially breakfast ones) and […]

Vitamin D Deficiency: Sunshine + Supplements

September 6, 2016

I Was Vitamin D Deficient. Here’s What I Learned. By Alexis Wolfer Vitamin D (AKA “the sunshine vitamin”) isn’t just about the rays. Well, at least not in our SPF-obsessed (for good reason!) culture… Turns out, I was Vitamin D deficient (ask your doc to check your Vitamin D levels next time he or she […]

Activated Charcoal: Dr. Mait’s Pulse & Remedy Heals Head To Toe

September 1, 2016

Dr. Mait’s Pulse & Remedy Activated Charcoal Beautifies Skin, Whitens Teeth, Calms Stomach Aches + Detoxes Your Body Dr. Jarred Mait is the kind of doctor Grey’s Anatomy was written about. Well, at least in the super smart, uber attractive, and ridiculously innovative kind of way. (As for his on-call room sex life, well, you’ll have to […]

There’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate In My Mouthwash?!

July 13, 2016

My Mouthwash Has Sodium Lauryl Sulfate + I’m Pissed Yesterday, after brushing my teeth, I reached for my formerly trusted Listerine mouthwash and for some reason (because I’m ingredient obsessed, that’s why!) flipped over the bottle to check out the ingredients. It’s actually quite shocking I hadn’t done this sooner considering how thoughtful – some […]

Do You REALLY Need To Brush Your Hair?

February 10, 2016

Why You Need To Marcia Brady It Up + Brush Your Hair 100x Each Night I never brush my hair. Or, I should say, I never used to brush my hair. It always seemed like a dispensable step my super-streamlined beauty routine. In my world: the quicker the better and brushing my hair at all, let […]

How To Reinvigorate Your Resolutions + Stay On Track

January 27, 2016

Feel your New Year’s resolution already slipping away from you? By Alexis Wolfer What if we told you it wasn’t a lack of willpower to blame, but rather a lack of confidence! Turns out, in a recent Invisalign® survey, 9 out of 10 women didn’t achieve a New Year’s resolution because they were too afraid […]

Getting Married (Or Know Someone Who Is)? ‘Radiant Bride’ Is Here!

January 5, 2016

‘Radiant Bride’ Has Officially Hit Shelves! Hey Beauty Bean-ers, So, today is the big day: Radiant Bride, my new book, is officially on sale wherever books are sold (including here!) – and it’s already been called “a bride’s must-have secret weapon!” For most women, their wedding day is their single, all-eyes-on-me, moment to shine. Yet […]

Resolutions Don’t Work. Here’s How To Be Happy Instead.

January 2, 2016

How To Be Happy: Quit Your New Year’s Resolutions + Do This Hey BeautyBean-ers, It’s a New Year and, if I had to guess, a lot of you are spending time thinking about this “new year, new you” business everyone is seemingly throwing around and, as a result, embarking on your resolutions. But here’s the […]

What I’m Grateful For…

December 10, 2015

Hey BeautyBean-ers, While a lot of people at this time of the year tend to focus on the parties and the presents, the magic of the holiday season is (well, for me at least!) in the spirit of thanks and the act of giving. So, today I wanted to share this video I made showcasing some […]

Beauty Products To Save You Time

November 23, 2015

Time-Saving Beauty Products To Keep You Looking Your Best, In A Snap!   We’re about to embark on one of the busiest times of the year! Between Thanksgiving and New Years we’re all time-strapped, stressed out, and (as if we didn’t already have reason enough to want to look our best), socially stretched thin with […]

Casper: My New Game-Changing Mattress

November 20, 2015

Thanks To Casper, My Bed Feels Hotel-Worthy! Any of you who know me (or just follow me on Instagram!) know that I’m a terrible sleeper. It’s rare I’m not replying to emails at 2am or wide-awake at 5am! The pros: early morning workouts and an occasional sunrise. The cons: exhaustion. Over the last week, though, […]

Cryotherapy: The Coolest New Wellness Trend (Literally)

November 3, 2015

I Spent 2 Minutes In A Minus 250 Degree Chamber For Health + Beauty: My Cryotherapy Experience By Alexis Wolfer It’s 75-degrees in LA and I’m wearing a cashmere sweater. I tell you this not to give you fashion inspiration, but to help you gauge my body’s natural temperature. I run cold. And run from the […]

My Path To A Picture-Perfect Smile

October 26, 2015

It’s National Orthodontic Health Month + I’m Sharing My Story October is National Orthodontic Health Month and, well, a (albeit random) celebratory month seems like as good an opportunity as any to fill you in on my path to a picture perfect smile… Call it ‘mind over matter’ or just plain stubbornness, but I was […]

The #1 Beauty Product You Need At Every Age

October 19, 2015

The Single Beauty Product You Need At Every Age By Alexis Wolfer When it comes to skincare, it can be hard to figure out exactly what products you should be using at each stage in your life. So, to make it easy for you, I created this simple guide to the single beauty product you […]

Set These Goals Now To Feel More Confident STAT

October 2, 2015

There’s Still Time To Set Resolutions! A lot of us set lofty goals in the New Year – and it’s neither too late too achieve them nor to set new ones. In fact, a new survey conducted by Kelton and sponsored by the makers of Invisalign® clear aligners (full disclosure: Invisalign has been a partner of mine), found […]

DIY Acne Mask For Dry Skin

September 21, 2015

Skin Dry AND Breaking Out? Make this DIY Acne Mask For Dry Skin. By Alexis Wolfer When it feels like the skincare gods are frowning on you (or you just overdid it with the retinols/sun exposure/blemish-busters) and your skin is both breaking out and dry, this is the DIY acne mask you need for both unclogged and hydrated skin. […]

5 Picks For Gorgeous, Glowing Skin (AS SEEN ON TV!)

September 3, 2015

5 Beauty Finds To Get You Through The Change of Seasons – As Seen On NBC! By Alexis Wolfer As we start to think about the seasons changing, we all want to know how to transform our summer glow into fresh fall beauty… and I have the solutions! Here are the 5 fall beauty products […]

Double Braided Headband: How To DIY The Boho Braided Updo

September 1, 2015

How To DIY A Double Braided Headband By Alexis Wolfer When it comes to braiding my own hair, I’ve barely mastered the wrapped braided bun. The chain braid and lobster tail braid? Well, they far exceed my very limited skill set. So when I was invited to get my hair braided my Kerastase’s superstar stylists, let’s […]

Stuffed Dates: The Best Sweet, Healthy, Easy Snack (Ever?!)

August 13, 2015

Stuffed Dates Recipe? The Best Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free + Guilt-Free Dessert Recipe (AKA: The Post In Which I Become Your New BFF)   By Alexis Wolfer It’s 3pm (or, let’s be honest, 10am) and you’re craving a cookie. Or a brownie. No, definitely candy. Screw it. You want all 3. And a donut. Definitely a donut. […]

My #1 Best Beauty Tip… + 5 Tips For A Prettier Smile

August 10, 2015

5 Smile Enhancing Tips By Alexis Wolfer I get asked ALL. THE. TIME. for my #1 best beauty tip. And it’s always an easy answer: SMILE! It’s incredible what it does for your entire face, immediately making you look younger, more vibrant, healthier, happier, and more beautiful. Plus, studies actually show that smiling is one place […]

6 Healthy Beauty Products: They’re Better For You + The Environment

July 10, 2015

Healthy Beauty: 6 Products That Are Healthier For You + The Environment Beauty may have a price, but it shouldn’t be on your health or the environment. Yet far too many of our beauty products are either bad for us, Mother Earth, or both. But they don’t have to be. Here are 6 healthy beauty […]

4 Beauty Upgrades You Want This Summer… And How To Get ‘Em!

June 16, 2015

Women Want To Feel More Confident About Their Body, Skin, Teeth and Hair This Summer. Here’s How You’re Going To Do It! You may think that looking and feeling your best this summer is all about hitting the gym, but it’s not the whole story. In fact, according to a recent survey commissioned by the […]

Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free Raspberry Pecan Muffins

June 13, 2015

Paleo Recipe: Raspberry + Pecan Muffins By Alexis Wolfer   If you love muffins as much I do, but also try to be pretty healthy (think: gluten-free, dairy-fee, paleo, a clean-eater, or whatever else…), you’ve likely been abstaining from this insanely delicious baked good for far too long. Well, until now. I made these a few days […]

4 Quick + Easy Exercises For A Total Body Workout At Home!

April 27, 2015

Lacey Stone + I Sweat It Out With You! Want to get sweating with celebrity trainer (and one of my BFFs!) Lacey Stone and me?! Well, now you can! We stopped by the Pop Sugar offices to show you all how to revamp your summer workout. Click below to see 4 exercises you can do […]

Dark Spot Remedies: DIY Geishas’ Secret Toner For Bright, Even Skin

April 17, 2015

The Best Dark Spot Remedies For Age Spots + Sun Spots, Brought To You By AlexisRx When we first launched AlexisRx, I got an email from my amazing Aunt Suzette (related by love, not blood – Savvy Auntie Style) saying: “I have a problem. Every day when I awaken there is a new brown spot on my […]

Pimple Buster: How To Zap Zits Fast

April 10, 2015

Clear Pimples In 24 Hours With This AlexisRx Beauty Prescription     Hey guys! With spring (FINALLY!) upon us, I’m excited to share this AlexisRx beauty prescription for you! Amanda in NJ reached out asking: “Packing for spring break…wishing I could leave my breakouts behind! Help #AlexisRx” Amanda – and everyone else out there looking for […]

7 Ways To Look + Feel Your Best

April 6, 2015

2015 Can STILL Be Your Year! By Alexis Wolfer 3 months down – 9 to go – which means there is PLENTY of time to make 2015 your best year yet. Already lost steam on your new year’s resolutions? Now’s the time to revive your 2015 goals and commit to living your best year ever. […]

5 High-Tech Beauty Advances You Don’t Want To Miss!

April 3, 2015

High-Tech Beauty Finds We Love You usually think of medicine when you think of cutting edge technological advances, but you may want to think beauty once you check out these new products that take the latest advances in beauty – from research on what makes people more beautiful (and how to fake it!) to breakthroughs […]

DIY Homemade Toner For Acne-Prone Skin

March 21, 2015

An AlexisRx Beauty Prescription For A Homemade Toner For Acne-Prone Skin Hey there, Beauty Beaners! I have another AlexisRx Beauty Prescription for you! Today, I’m answering Linda’s question which asks: “What’s your favorite homemade toner for acne-prone skin? #AlexisRx” So, Linda (and anyone else with acne-prone skin – or even just enlarged pores), here you go! All you’ll need […]

The Best Under Eye Concealer

March 6, 2015

An AlexisRx Beauty Prescription For The Best Under Eye Concealer You Can Buy At A Drugstore           A few weeks ago, my friend Rebekah (who also happens to be a favorite YouTube host of mine!), posted a comment on my first AlexisRx beauty video asking for a recommendation for the best under eye concealer […]

Picked Pimple Treatment: What To Do After You Pick

February 20, 2015

Beauty Hacks: An AlexisRx Beauty Prescription For A Picked Pimple Hey there Beauty Beaners! I’m back…. with another AlexisRx Beauty Prescription for ya! Today, Allison in Colorado writes: “I picked a zit + now it’s even worse! Help! What do I do?! #AlexisRx” Listen, Allison (and everyone else out there!): we all do it. Sure, we know it’s […]

How To How To Get Rid Of Bacne (AKA Back Acne) STAT

February 13, 2015

An AlexisRx Beauty Prescription For Bacne, Beauty Hack Style!     One of TheBeautyBean’s best fans from waaaayyyy back in the day when we first launched (circa 2009!), tweeted me asking for an AlexisRx beauty prescription and, well, I was thrilled to able to give back to Lexa, a girl who consistently shares all our content and tells […]

Get Rid Of Facial Redness With Coffee

January 31, 2015

You Asked, We Answered: How Do I Get Rid Of Facial Redness? Another week, another beauty prescription for you! This time, we’re answering Bonnie’s question which asks: “I love to workout in the morning, but my face gets red + stays red for ages when I’m trying to get to work. Help #AlexisRx” Well, Bonnie (and […]

As Seen On TV: 5 Easy Tips To Boost Your Beauty + Wellness Resolutions

January 29, 2015

5 Easy Tips To Boost Your Beauty + Wellness Resolutions By Alexis Wolfer Experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but for most of us our new year’s resolutions are far from second nature… yet! To help you add some “umph” back into your resolutions, we did some digging to find out your […]

How To How To Get Rid Of Under-Eye Circles + Puffiness For Free

January 23, 2015

Watch The Premier of AlexisRx Hey y’all! Exciting news here at TheBeautyBean! Today we’re launching AlexisRx, a brand new video series where Alexis will be providing you with “beauty prescriptions,” answering all of your questions and sharing all of her favorite beauty hacks and DIY beauty tips, via YouTube! For our premier episode, she’s answering a question from one of our lovely […]

Healthy Lunch Ideas: Jolly Green Giant Scramble

January 18, 2015

Need New Healthy Lunch Ideas? Read On! By Alexis Wolfer Coming up with new healthy lunch ideas is always a challenge. Especially if you want something quick, easy, healthy, and cheap (because let’s be honest, with unlimited time, skills, and money I’d have healthy lunch ideas oozing out of my gluten-free pores). And even more […]

The Only Concealer You’ll Ever Need

October 1, 2014

By Alexis Wolfer If you’re like most women, you have different concealers for all your skincare woes. One for under eye circles, one for dark spots, one for uneven skin tone, and another for blemishes. But what if I told you that from today on, you would only need one concealer palette and it would […]

How To DIY Hailee Steinfeld’s Modern Smoky Eye

August 13, 2014

DIY A Modern Smoky Eye By Alexis Wolfer Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the Teen Choice Awards with Olay Fresh Effects – and while I didn’t know many of the stars in attendance (how did I get so old/out of touch with the tween demo?!), I most certainly knew Hailee Steinfeld, […]

30 Life Lessons I Learned Before 30

July 21, 2014

By Alexis Wolfer This past weekend I turned the big 3-0. While some seem to feel immense anxiety at the thought of leaving their 20s, I was pumped to embark on a new decade. Over the last few days, though, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned so, without further ado, here are […]

Boozy Beauty: Anti-Aging Red Wine Facial

May 9, 2014

A few weeks ago, after working out with my friend Liz DiAlto on the beach in a kick-ass preview of her Wild Soul Movement program (launching soon!), we walked back to my apartment to whip up some homemade facials from my book, The Recipe For Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets In Your Kitchen. Naturally, we […]

Celeb Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg + I Go Tip-4-Tip!

May 2, 2014

Last week celebrity markup artist (and all around cool chic), Jamie Greenberg, invited me to stop by her mark by Avon shoot. Naturally, we made a video going tip-for-tip. She: makeup. Me: DIY beauty. We had a blast. Hopefully you will too. (Or, at the very least, hopefully you’ll learn something new!) Enjoy!  

5 Foods To Eat For Better Skin STAT!

April 29, 2014

Want to eat for beauty? Sure, all my secrets are in my new book, The Recipe For Radiance, but if you’re looking for the Cliff’s Notes version, here are 5 foods to get you started. They’re always staples in my kitchen, and for good reason… Sweet Potatoes + Carrots. They’re packed with vitamin A, the same […]

Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets… In Your Kitchen!

April 23, 2014

Hey there, Beauty Bean-ers! Today I am so excited to announce that my book, The Recipe For Radiance, is on shelves nationwide – and awaiting your love! Jam-packed with all of my best recipes for beauty – as well as those of my celebrity friends and colleagues – The Recipe For Radiance takes you into […]

Brushing Your Teeth Just Got Delicious… with Crest

March 26, 2014

It’s no secret I’m a huge Crest fan – heck, put me one step closer to looking like Shakira and I’d be a fan of just about anything! (It is, after all, why I pinned for a brand ambassador role!) I’m also a fan on super yummy things. It’s why I wrote a cookbook, of […]

Debunking Barbie’s Beauty Standards

February 5, 2014

By Alexis Wolfer Monday, Kim Culmone, vice president of design for Barbie at Mattel (in an interview with Fast Company) defended Barbie’s unrealistic, often-criticized, and highly dangerous body proportions by arguing that her body shape and size is necessary “for real life fabrics to be able to be turned and sewn, and have the outfit still fall […]

I Put Elephant Shit On My Face…

January 11, 2014

Mud masks have been around for centuries. Pigs and elephants roll around in mud to keep themselves cool and protected from the sun. And many of us here at The Beauty Bean have even spent more money than we’d like to admit to have the same mud we’d immediately wash off our hands on any […]

How To DIY A Reverse French Braid Bun

November 13, 2013

How To Protect Hair From Blow Dryer Damage + DIY A Reverse French Braid Bun  Simple top-knots and basic side-braids are so 2012. To take your hair from holiday party to tropical getaway, update your go-to style with this reverse French braided bun. All the while protecting your hair from the damaging effects of heat styling. […]

Vegan + Gluten-Free Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe

November 12, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer If a gooey grilled cheese sandwich and hot bowl of creamy tomato soup is your idea of the perfect winter comfort food, you’re not alone. Similarly, you’re not alone in wanting a healthier version than your usual can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup. Craving a bowl of warming tomato soup as I landed […]

Sayonara Chapped Lips: 4 Lip Balms Guaranteed To Help Heal Parched Puckers

November 4, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer If the cooler, drier air has left your pucker parched, fret not. As a former-chronically-chapped girl, I feel you. More than that, though, I’m here to heal you! For sahara like conditions… nothing beats By Terry Rose de Baum ($60). It’s a small fortune (literally, a fortune for a small tub) but when […]

Are You A Shrinking Woman? Lily Myers’ Award Winning Poetry Slam

October 18, 2013

My niece sent me this video this morning. I’ve since watched it at least 5 times. Not only because I want Lily Myers to be my new best friend (seriously, Lily, if you see this, email me!). So I ask you to ponder this… Have you been taught to grow out or grow in? Are […]

Jennifer Lawrence on Body Image + Weight

October 3, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer Think Jennifer Lawrence has it all? Beauty. Success. Fame (whatever that means). It doesn’t mean she’s not affected by the unrealistic and extraordinarily dangerous body ideals perpetuated in the media. We all are. In the newest issue of Harper’s Bazaar U.K., the Oscar winner reveals her own body insecurities. “Somebody told me I […]

“You Are So Tiny!” Is NOT A Compliment (+ It’s Dangerous)

September 22, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer I was just perusing Facebook and stumbled upon a picture of a friend. In it, she looks beautiful (as always). In it, she looks petite (as always). The comment below, however, (from a friend of the friend, I imagine), read “You are so tiny!” (Exclamation point included.) I’m pretty sure she meant […]

Are You ‘Pretty’? (Better Hope Not)

August 31, 2013

Ever wonder if you’re pretty (enough)? You’re not alone. We all do it. We stare in the mirror, analyzing our under-eye circles, examining every (clogged?) pore. We apply concealer (to literally conceal our faces), makeup (sometimes in an attempt to literally make up and paint on some pre-conceived ideal of beauty). But still, you wonder: […]

My Down + Dirty Pore Unclogging Beauty Routine

August 14, 2013

As most of you know, I was in a bad horseback riding accident (now, about a month ago), and, well, let’s just say that spending almost 2 weeks in the hospital on a cocktail of drugs even Charlie Sheen would be jealous of, is not exactly the best recipe for radiating beauty. Yes, I’m EXTRAORDINARILY […]

How to Fake Flawless: When to Use BB Cream vs. CC Cream vs. Foundation

August 1, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer, in partnership with POPSUGAR Beauty Skin naturally flawless? Move on, lady, this one’s not for you. For all of you who deal with the occasional (or not so occasional) breakout or have age spots or other forms of uneven skin tone, though, faking flawless skin is now easier than ever. You just need to […]

5 Ways To Add A Pop Of Color To Your Eyes, Subtly… Or Not!

July 17, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer, in partnership with POPSUGAR Beauty Taking your eye makeup from basic to bold can make you feel like you’re towing an eyeliner-thin line between trendy and tacky, which, well, you kind of are. Sure, bright blue eyeliner and strongly winged cat eyes have been spotted on models and celebrities, but when it comes to […]

I’m In The Hot Seat with Liz DiAlto

July 11, 2013

I first met Liz DiAlto (now a contributor for The Beauty Bean!) when she was training one of my best friends from graduate school (shout out to Maureen Shaw!) and looking to interview female entrepreneurs. Since then, Liz has not only become a great friend, but also one of my favorite fellow fighters in the […]

Baby Bangs For Newborns (AKA Low Self Esteem in Wig-Form)

July 8, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer Just in case you were worried that your infant baby girl was developing a healthy self esteem unencumbered by unrealistic beauty ideals and unattainable standards of beauty, fret not: the geniuses behind Baby Bangs have come to the rescue, teaching young girls (err babies) both the unwavering importance of beauty and the need […]

Barbie In ‘Normal’ Proportions

July 3, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer If your Facebook newsfeed is anything like mine (AKA your friends are as body-image conscious as mine are!), your newsfeed has been sprinkled, if not inundated, with images of Artist Nickolay Lamm’s new Barbie. Using what the CDC considers the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman, Lamm has re-proportioned Barbie to look […]

Papaya Salad Recipe

June 10, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer If you love fruit salad but are looking for a more savory, filling take on your usual bowl of chopped fruit, try this filling, healthy and delicious papaya salad recipe. Inspired by the Thai papaya salad I love when eating out, but with a more tropical, refreshing and modern twist, this quick […]

Under Eye Wrinkles Be Gone: The Eye Cream That (I Think) Really Works

June 3, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer When it comes to anti-aging skincare, under eye wrinkles are my kryptonite. While it seems like all the other areas of my face respond well to antioxidant serums, hydrating gels, daytime lotions, night creams, peptides, retinols and, well, anything and everything else on the market designed to keep me looking not a […]

How To Get Bikini Ready By This Weekend

May 24, 2013

Want to get “bikini ready” by this weekend so you can srut your stuff confidently on the beach with all eyes peering your way? (Which, FYI, every magazine and blog – except The Beauty Bean, of course – seems to think is all anyone thinks about between January 1st and, uh, Labor Day (damn those […]

How To Be Happier + More Beautiful Immediately (Tips From a Doctor!)

May 16, 2013

Dr. Murad’s #1 tip for happiness – and it’s easy, affordable and will make you more beautiful too! On Tuesday, I spent the day with Dr. Howard Murad (yes, the celebrity dermatologist behind Murad skincare). Sure, I learned more about his fabulous skincare line, the science behind aging and have since started taking a ZILLION […]

How To: Blow Dry Like A Pro

April 23, 2013

Is there anything better than leaving a hair salon with perfectly blown out hair that looks like you just walked off the set of a Vidal Sassoon commercial? No. No there is not. Heck, it’s why an entire business of blow out only salons have popped up in the last few years: because women want […]

How Beautiful Are You? (Really.)

April 16, 2013

When you look in the mirror and criticize your large forehead, protruding chin and round face are you seeing yourself the way others see you? With only 4% of women describing themselves as beautiful, there must be a disconnect. Right?! Well, leave it to Dove to (yet again) shine a light on our perseptions of […]

How To: The Deconstructed Ponytail

April 10, 2013

If you’re anything like me, you have your go-to hair styles and you rarely deviate from the norm. For me, it’s either down or in a big ballerina bun. Or at least it used to be. Recently, I was extraordinarily fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Michael Forrey, Creative Director at Sassoon Salon […]

Barbie Without Makeup

April 3, 2013

The Iconic Doll Joins Makeup Free Mondays A photo posted to Imgur and attributed to artist Eddi Aguirre shows Barbie without makeup, a few freckles, a pimple and under-eye circles, making her, well, I’m not sure… Sure, she looks less attractive. (Or is this just because an overly sexualized and made-up Barbie has become the ingrained […]

If Real Women Have Curves, Are Skinny Girls Not Real?

March 29, 2013

By Alexis Wolfer As most of you know, I used to have an eating disorder – or maybe I still do… I struggle as to whether eating disorders are, like alcoholism, something you perhaps always have (I say have, not “are,” because I do not define myself by it) or something you truly can recover […]

How to Apply Self Tanner, Like Miss America

March 22, 2013

How A Beauty Queen Faux-Glows By Alexis Wolfer If anyone knows the key to rocking a killing fake tan, it’s a beauty pageant queen. (Am I right?!) So, when given the chance to chat with Miss. America 2013 Mallory Hagan, well, all I really wanted to know was how she keeps her self tanner streak-less […]

And Then I Rubbed Shit On My Face… In The Name Of Beauty

March 7, 2013

Yeah, you’re gonna wanna watch this one ;) And not just because you can see me cracking up – but because this really is one of the best, most yummilicious (yes, a made up word), DIY lip scrubs for super soft lips. Seriously, with a bit of this homemade lip scrub you can say ‘bye-bye’ […]

Thank You, Gloria Steinem

March 3, 2013

I fell in love with Gloria Steinem (again) this weekend. No, I’m not about to go on what some of you may call a “feminist rant” – I’ll save that for another time. Rather, I want to express my gratitude to a woman who has made it possible not only for me to run my […]

I Wear Diamonds On My Face

February 21, 2013

When it comes to looking younger, the key is in distracting suitors with extraordinarily large diamonds, right? Well, sorta…. Sure, it would be nice (albeit extraordinarily expensive) to blind friends with head to toe Harry Winston jewels in an attempt to look younger, but assuming that’s out of your budget, have I found the next […]

Eyebrow Shape Out Of Control? Here’s How To Fake It

February 20, 2013

Whether you’re trying to grow in over-plucked eyebrows or just can’t squeeze an appointment with your favorite brow gal and your brow shape is out of control, brow guru Kelley Baker knows how to fix it – and no, she doesn’t suggest you DIY it. (Put down the tweezers. Do. Not. DIY. It!) Sure, first on […]

Can A Haircut Be Feminist?

January 24, 2013

Mike Fowler Will Give You A Feminist Haircut Can a haircut be feminist? And, by that note, can some haircuts be whatever the opposite of feminist is (sexist, perhaps)? Mika Fowler thinks so and, well, she just may be on to something. I recently made my way to Gavert Atelier Salon in Beverly Hills where […]

Why I Love BB Cream

January 22, 2013

When it comes to BB creams I: A) know what a  BB cream is. B) think everyone should have a BB cream in her makeup bag. C) know that while BB creams are a one-stop-shop in skincare, we shouldn’t all be stopping at the same shop! D) am loving Dr. Jart+ BB creams. E) All […]

DIY Anti-Aging Wine Facial Recipe

January 16, 2013

Homemade Facial Mask: Anti-Aging Wine Facial Recipe Here’s a new way to think about a night in with a bottle of wine! Instead of pouring yourself  glass (although feel free to do that too!), mix up this DIY anti-aging wine facial mask. I use the facial mask whenever my skin feels dull, drab and in […]

Is Your Body A Bank Account or a Chem Lab?

January 3, 2013

I don’t usually watch weight-loss TV segments or support diet books of any kind (hell, if there were 1 diet book that worked for everyone there would be 1 best-selling diet book and we’d all be healthy, fit, glowing and – dare I say it – thin.). But, the other day I was watching the […]

DIY Emerald Nail Art

December 12, 2012

When it comes to Japanese nail art, no one does it better than, well, the Japanese. (Duh.) So, when I heard that Mars the Salon (the famous Tokyo nail art salon) had a West Hollywood outpost, I pretty much beelined it there the moment I landed at LAX. In a private room equipped with a flat […]

DIY BEAUTY: How To Get Rid Of Under-Eye Puffiness, Naturally

December 10, 2012

If you woke up with under-eye puffiness or dark circles this morning, you’re not alone! You don’t, though, have to carry those eye bags around all day (heck, if you’re anything like me you already carry enough sh*t around, and that’s not even counting your emotional baggage). Instead, try this homemade DIY beauty recipe to […]

Demi Lovato + Katie Couric Talk About Their Eating Disorders, I Cringe

October 5, 2012

I’m was in Florida visiting my parents for the week, working remotely and, well, was really excited when I heard Demi Lovato would be on Katie Couric‘s new show – not only because I don’t usually have the opportunity to watch daytime television and had yet to see Katie, but also because I appreciated the […]

The Key To Curls: 5 Steps To Crunch-Free Curls

October 1, 2012

When it comes to hair, curls are king (err, queen) in my book. At least for now, anyway! Maybe it’s a result of too many days spent trying to take my locks from slightly wavy to stick straight. Or perhaps it’s just that my impatience with blow drying, flat ironing, and more to get there […]

Does Religious Fasting Lead To Eating Disorders?

September 27, 2012

I want to preface the post by clarifying a few things. Firstly, I have nothing but the utmost respect for religious freedoms, so long as they don’t cause harm on others. Second, I deeply recognize the lengthy and profound history of religious fasting. Lastly, I grew up celebrating many Jewish holidays.  All that being said, […]

Cor Silver Soap: F’ing Fabulous Facial Cleanser

September 20, 2012

This post is short and sweet. A love letter, if you will, for my beloved COR Soap. Now, I know what you’re thinking… soap, really, how good could it really be?! Well, let me tell you: f’ing amazing. Brialliant, in fact. See, I’ve been a fan of bar facial cleansers for quite some time (Arcona […]

I Want(ed) Kerri Walsh’s Ass

August 12, 2012

I want(ed) a volleyball ass. The other day I walked into the gym and declared to my trainer that I want a volleyball ass. Not just any ass: Kerri Walsh‘s (now Kerri Walsh Jenning’s) ass in all its un-airbrushed glory. I know better than to look at images of models in magazines, on billboards, even […]

Lip Lotion – It’s A Game Changer

July 28, 2012

I’m pretty much a chapstick, lip balm, Aquaphor whore. Spill out any of my (many) handbags or empty any of my (also, many) jackets and you’re sure to find no fewer than 3 lip-hydrating products in the depths of each. Empty my desk drawer and, well, you could pretty much call me a hoarder. But […]

Cold Shower Benefits: Is Shivering in the Shower Really Better For You?

June 9, 2012

The thought of jumping into a freezing cold shower makes me, well, not want to shower. I love the feeling of hot water running down my back, loosening my muscles and blanketing me with warmth. A hot shower literally warms me both physically and mentally. Sure, I know it can dry out my skin – […]

DIY Yogurt Face Mask Recipe + Yogurt on My FACE!

May 31, 2012

DIY Face Mask Recipe: Honey, Yogurt + Oatmeal You asked… I answered. And likely definitely embarrassed my self in the process. Anyway, here’s my first attempt at getting down and dirty (LITERALLY!) and making some videos for you all (please be kind!). With yogurt, oatmeal and honey, I show you exactly how I make my favorite […]

Where is the Outrage When We Wage War On Ourselves?

May 22, 2012

Feel free to call this a rant. I call it an inspired response. :) I hope you enjoy it. At the very least, I hope it makes you think.  Love, Alexis — I always find it amazing how quickly women rally when their bodies – or the bodies of other women – are at stake. We […]

Does Makeup Make You Prettier? Or Weaker?

May 14, 2012

Ever wonder what that swipe of lipstick really says about you? I had breakfast this morning with MeInMyPlace’s Michael Edwards – at the ever-charming Locanda Verde in Tribeca. While lots of things came out of this conversation, some of which will hopefully lead to the most feministy-take on soft-porn (maybe) that one could imagine (if you […]

DIY Avocado & Oatmeal Face Mask

May 13, 2012

Avocado + Oatmeal Face Mask Recipe Have an over-ripe avocado laying around? Make a homemade facial mask with it! This avocado-based homemade facial mask recipe will hydrate and calm dry or sensitive skin, while gently exfoliating too. How To Make An Avocado + Oatmeal Face Mask Blend 1 ripe avocado with 2-tablespoons of raw, organic […]

11 Life Lessons I Learned In Kindergarten…

April 24, 2012

It’s come to my attention that the vast majority of problems could be solved if we followed some fundamental rules. Nope, college courses are not necessary. Rather, all we need is a trip down memory lane… 11 Life Lessons I Learned In Kindergarten… 1. Share. It’s true: sharing is caring. Whether you’re a pro in […]

The Best Coconut Water (In a Bottle)

April 20, 2012

My Love For Coconut Water Let me start by saying that I love coconut water. A) Because it tastes uber-yummskies (I’m well aware I made up this word, but for some reason Microsoft Word is going with it, sans squiggly red lines, which makes me feel like a bonafide genius… maybe a career with Merriam […]

How I Never Wash My Hair (AKA The Best Dry Shampoo)

April 18, 2012

Since I’ve started coloring my hair red, it pretty much looks like I murdered someone in the bath tub every time I let shampoo hit my overly-processed locks. And while I LOVE my colorist (Michael Angelo at Wonderland Beauty Parlor), I’d rather not pay a visit to the salon every week in order to maintain […]

Ashley Judd Addresses ‘Puffy’ Face, Feminism & Real Beauty

April 10, 2012

Ashley Judd Talks Real Beauty, Feminism, Plastic Surgery & Aging – And Kicks Butt Doing It! After brutal speculation over her ‘puffy’ face that had numerous “news outlets” weighing in (pun intended) on potential weight gain, plastic surgery and more, Ashley Judd has spoken out, turning the finger that is so often pointed at women […]

For The Love Of Women: Why We’re Attracted To Tall Men & What It Means

March 31, 2012

Are You Playing Small? The vast majority of women I know are attracted to men who are taller than they are – and I’m no exception. And while I’ve never thought of it as anything more than an evolutionary adaptation whereby women want their offspring to be as big and strong as possible, when brute […]

How To Fake It, Flawlessly

March 25, 2012

My insider secrets to looking awake on (very) little sleep. Alrighty… so, last Wednesday (I know, this is late, I’m still getting used to this blogging thing) was one of those days… For me, “one of those days” means when I have to wake up at 3am in order to adequately caffeinate prior to being […]

I Did Pilates On Crack

January 30, 2012

By Alexis Wolfer Okay, let me back track… last Monday I was invited to SLT, a new fitness class (to New York anyway) that originated in LA and is slowly making its way across the country. It’s based on the principals of Pilates (which, if I do say so myself, I’ve become quite adept at […]

Barbie’s Famous Curves Inspire The Ideal Woman Necklace

January 15, 2012

By Elizabeth Monson What image pops into your head when you hear the words “ideal woman”? Is it someone with an ideal body like Brigitte Bardot or Megan Fox? Is it someone who taught you your ideals like your mom or grandmother? We’re guessing it isn’t yourself…just yet that is. Artist Allie Pohl is working […]

Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe: Mom’s Easy, Healthy & Delicious Recipe

January 31, 2011

By Alexis Wolfer Whether you’re bed-bound with a winter cold or just trying to healthfully beat the winter chill, soup is always the way to go. Canned varieties, though, are often loaded with unnecessary sodium, sugars and fats and, well, homemade versions seem like nothing short of a full time job. This one-pot recipe, however, […]

Take a Good Picture: 7 Tips on Striking the Perfect Pose

September 22, 2010

By Alexis Wolfer It seems as if celebrities always take a perfect picture. Whether on the red carpet, in editorial spreads or even in paparazzi-like shots, it seems as if the famous women of Hollywood rarely take a bad picture (well, when actually posing anyway and not caught off guard at Duane Reade). Yet, somehow, […]