Makeup Monday: Bloat Control and a New Take on the Ponytail

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I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and good company! Although we’re back to work this week, we’ve got cyber Monday deals to look forward to. Some of the sites I’ll be shopping? There’s 25% off Genetic Denim, 40% off Gorjana & Griffin, 25% off Stella & Bow and 20% off Butter London—and those are just a few of the amazing deals around the web today. Did you take advantage of  any Cyber Monday bargains? Which sites did you buy from today? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us at @MochiMag #MM. DIY Nail Polish Swatch Book

This DIY swatch book is such a simple idea—but it’s so cute and, most importantly, super easy! I have a massive nail polish collection and, of course, the color on the nail doesn’t always match the color in the bottle so I love the idea of having a swatch book to reference. Why dig through my collection when I can flip through a cute little book? I would also layer different polishes together and add notes to my favorite colors and combos so I can quickly reference them when in a rush. Definitely bookmarking this for winter break!

Damage Control: Sodium Edition

This handy guide for ways to combat post-salt bloat from Fitsugar is something to hold onto throughout the holidays (and definitely with finals around the corner!) Reducing sodium intake is crucial to a healthy diet, but it’s also important to enjoy life and splurge once in a while—especially when in good company with friends and family. Hydrating to help flush salt out of the system and working up a sweat will be my go-tos to beat the bloat.

Happy Healthy Skin

My sensitive skin does not like the cold dry air of winter—my face feels tight, and my legs get dry and itchy. And I know I’m not alone. Beauty High has put together some tips for caring for skin during the winter months. If your face gets super dry (like mine) definitely don’t skimp on the hydrating mask—try something like Fresh’s Rose Face Mask ($55) or Lancome’s Hydra-Intense Masque ($35). Most of their suggestions are tried and true, so use them to make sure your skin doesn’t act up this season.

An Underrated Hairstyle

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend any more than 30 seconds on your hair—even if you’re going to a formal holiday gala (okay, maybe you should spend a couple more minutes in that case). But The Fashion Spot proves that the low ponytail can take on multiple personalities. Tousle it a little bit and it’s boho chic, or slick it back and it’s classy and sophisticated—such a versatile and foolproof style that’ll be your little black dress of hair this season!