There's a show called Big Brother that provides 24-hour live stream video of the contestants as they compete for a grand prize.  Recently, they launched their first celebrity edition of the show.  The moment I learned of this, the first thought that crossed my mind was that I would learn the beauty secrets of some of the celebrity houseguests.

I didn't watch the live stream as much as I wanted but, of the little I did watch, one thing became extremely clear.  When bored, most of the ladies lounged around with little masks under their eyes.  It was commonplace for them to hydrate their undereyes before every taping of the live show.

I thought it would be a great idea to try this for a little while and see if consistent use of these eye masks could really make a difference.  But I was concerned about the cost.  Since I don't earn millions of dollars a year, I had to come up with a cost-effective way to have ample amounts of under eye sheet masks at my disposal.

Thankfully, I found the perfect solution.
I've purchased under eye masks in the past but rarely used them.  Why? Because a lot of them are kinda pricey.  This keeps me from really committing to a regimen of using them consistently enough to see any long-term results.

*turns to the camera and says*  "There has to be a better way!"

There is a better way! And it's so cost-effective that I don't even blink at the thought of wearing eye masks daily.

Muji offers plain, dry eye mask sheets for only a few cents per pair.  They're made of thin cloth-like cotton that's super absorbent. They soak up your serums and lotions in a second and hold the moisture in while you hydrate your undereye.  You can grab 30 sets of under eye sheets for less than $10.00!  That is an absolute steal!

Don't worry about having to purchase serum for the mask, chances are you probably already have some at home.  I've alternated between using Missha Essence, La Mer's Treatment Lotion, or leftover serum from previous sheet masks.  Any liquid hydrator will work.

Sometimes I use these on my nasal labial folds, or forehead like Tracey Ellis Ross.  Once my eye area is adequately hydrated, I place the same sheets over my smile lines to get the most bang for my buck.

Now I can use sheet masks multiple times a week as I lounge around without an ounce of guilt.
For those who are interested, Muji also offers plain full-face sheet masks as well.  They're perfect if you have a ton of serums at home and want to quickly use up your serum/toner collection.  These eye masks are probably my favorite recent beauty purchase so, of course, I had to share the good news.

My plan for the next several months is to amass a small collection of statement midi length skirts.  These skirts will, hopefully, take the place of the denim that I typically default to.  I'm a huge fan of skirts but I haven't been intentional in refining my skirt collection. I wasn't really inspired to do so until now.

The "problem" with fuller-length skirts is figuring out how to wear them in a way that's young, fresh and stylish.  Sometimes longer skirts tend to look overly frumpy or outdated.  But, if done right, they can become the critical statement piece in a classic, feminine look.
Currently, I'm loving the pairing of a midi length skirt with a tailored crop.  The combination of the two pieces creates a wonderful balance of modesty with a hint of sexiness.
Not all crop tops are created equal.   Some are designed only to show off a only tiny bit of skin.  If you're not a fan of showing off your navel, feel free to opt for high waisted skirts.

Play around with different variations of this look depending on the event. For instance, I love how she added a cropped jacket as an additional layer elevate the look.
Honestly, you can't go wrong with this a skirt paired with a fitted top.  It's simple to put together and ultra versatile.  Play around with the perfect skirt length and top that best fits your individual style.