About

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Photo: Benjamin Stone for Popsugar

Hi, I'm Alaina. I work as a beauty writer for Popsugar dot com.  My work has also appeared on sites like ELLE, Us Weekly, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Food Network, and HGTV.

Before graduating from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing, I attended an all-girls' boarding school in Connecticut and worked on a blueberry farm in New Hampshire. I've written plays that have been performed in London, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut.

I'm a long-distance runner, mountain climber, and romantic comedy enthusiast. I've also never met a pair of flare jeans that I didn't like.  I believe in the redemptive power of a dark red lipstick, that time — and a good haircut — heals all wounds, and that you should never, ever go to bed without washing your face first.

 Photo: The Confetti Project

Photo: The Confetti Project