Beauty fixes to stock your pantry withLest you thought that all of your cosmetics belonged on your vanity table or in your bathroom cabinet, we encourage you to think again. Some of the most vital beauty fixes are things you would normally find in your kitchen, lending true meaning to the old adage – “you are what you eat.”

If you’ve already had it up to here with “the royal wedding this” and “the royal wedding that,” have mercy on us. We couldn’t help but be intrigued by Kate Middleton’s choice to do her own makeup for the grand affair, especially when you bear in mind the vast influence she’s had over feminine style and sensibility.

Even though makeup comes in a rainbow of varieties, it may not always feel as though we have that many choices as to which features we wish to emphasize. Do up your eyes, or go for a bold lip – never both, but still, these are only two routes to choose from.

The natural enthusiasm of the life force can be seen behind all the blossoming buds this spring, and we’re willing to bet some of you feel like a flower that’s ready to burst. Why not make it apparent for all to see with colorful, glossy springtime makeup?

It’s the mirror you want to do the reflecting – not your face. Unfortunately for some, though, the shininess tends to creep in at the most inopportune moments, sabotaging their suave entrance and subsequently any photos they’re in.

What with all this talk regarding Equal Pay Day, you’d think that someone would stand up to point out the flagrant inequalities between men and women’s skin (kidding, kidding). In all seriousness, though, men do have some distinct advantages when it comes to the aging process, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to level out the playing field.

Trends come and go with the seasons, but some things (in theory) should always stay the same. When it comes to your skincare regimen, especially, consistency is one practice that may just trump all the others when it comes to your effectiveness.

Everyone grows up with the sunscreen mantra, so much so that it is an ingrained practice in our culture to always lather up when poolside or beachside. But how many of us are aware of all those other moments we spend in the sun?

By the time you’ve entered your nightcap phase, all bets are out the window that you’ll show up to work the next morning with any semblance of normalcy. For those of you who have accepted this as truth, however, we’re here to tell you that there’s no need to settle.

Some things work as impulse buys. Saw a neat nail polish shade you can’t wait to try? If it costs less than your lunch did today, chances are it can’t hurt to throw it in with the rest of your purchases. But this is one mode of being that doesn’t always work out for the best, especially for things like perfume and cologne.

Some recipes call for sweetness while others are made for savory perfection – still others are designed to give you the shiny hair you’ve always wanted, though these are the ones that don’t always belong on your plate.

By now, it’s probably ingrained in everyone that sunscreen is the name of the game. Since day one, we’re lectured to never go to the beach without it, and some particularly health-conscious folks won’t even get the mail without a touch of SPF.