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Favin the Maven

Favin the Maven

Favin the Maven

Beauty blogger working at Groupon. For me, both beauty and fashion need to be accessible and not intimidating. I love a great deal and a good DIY beauty treatment. I pride myself on trying new trends, being open minded and getting a great treatment without breaking the bank. In the name of beauty I will try anything once.


About me

Favin the MavenBeauty blogger for Groupon. For me, both beauty AND fashion need to be accessible and not intimidating. I love a great deal and a good DIY beauty treatment. I pride myself on trying new trends, being open-minded, and getting a great treatment without breaking the bank. In the name of beauty I will try anything once. Follow me on TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.
Here’s the latest from my world:
Five Fun, Beauty-Centric White Elephant Gifts They’re all less than $15 on Groupon Goods, but more importantly, they’ll make you the life of the party.
How to Winterize Your Haircare Routine Three words of advice from Salon Envy stylist Matthew Jiovanni: Lock. In. Moisture.
i-Lipo Is Sort of Like a Shrink Ray for Your Fat Cells You can see me get the treatment (and fool around on the vibration machine) here!
The ABCs of Alphabet Creams I didn’t know the differences among BB, CC, DD, and EE creams. So I did some research.
Pampering Gifts for Every Person on Your List I’ve got suggestions for bookworms, gym-goers, techies, and even adrenaline junkies who can’t sit still for a pedicure!
Find my past posts here.
And a few articles from the Groupon Guide to Style & Beauty:
How to Get and How to Wear the Classic American Styles of Michael Kors | Michelle Schuman In anticipation of ideel’s Cyber Monday sale, learn about this versatile designer’s timeless inspirations.
How a Tailor’s Alterations Can Work Minor Miracles on Your Clothes | Shannon Jewitt Tailors can work magic, but that doesn’t make them magicians. Remember these things when taking your clothing in for alterations.
A Chiropractor Explains What Backs Really Want | Mae Rice Make quick adjustments, treat insidious pain, and heartily recommend firm mattresses.
What to Buy the Fashionista in Your Life | Groupon Guide Staff Instead of guessing whether they’d like neon jeggings, stick with quality wardrobe basics, creative accessories, and personal-care essentials.
How to Behave Before, During, and After a Massage | Shannon Grilli We asked a licensed massage therapist whether or not you should talk during your treatment, and why it’s best to be fully naked.
Photo: Mark William Mills, Groupon

Latest articles by Favin the Maven


My Most Memorable Beauty Experiments of 2014

My Most Memorable Beauty Experiments of 2014

1.9.2015

I had a lot of beauty-blogging adventures last year, but these 12 were my favorites.


My New Year's Beauty Resolutions

My New Year's Beauty Resolutions

1.12.2015

In 2015, I resolve to wear eye cream, read more, and stop picking off my gel polish.


Winter Outfit Essentials That Won’t Make You Look Like a Marshmallow

Winter Outfit Essentials That Won’t Make You Look Like a Marshmallow

1.15.2015

It’s possible to have it all, if by “it all” you mean stylishness and warmth.


How to Wear Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year, All Year Long

How to Wear Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year, All Year Long

1.21.2015

It’s a chic color for winter fashion, but what happens when summer hits?


A TV Reporter’s Tips for Getting Camera-Ready

A TV Reporter’s Tips for Getting Camera-Ready

1.27.2015

It’s hard to look great when you get to work at 3 a.m. Learn how to pull it off from this field reporter (and 'How to Get Away with Murder newscaster).


I Asked a Piercer About Nose Studs, Tooth Gems, and Pain

I Asked a Piercer About Nose Studs, Tooth Gems, and Pain

1.27.2015

If you want to be on trend, consider piercing your conch or your helix!


Alexis Stoudemire Loves Sweats, Burgers, and Wine Baths

Alexis Stoudemire Loves Sweats, Burgers, and Wine Baths

2.9.2015

I talked to Alexis, wife of NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, about her beauty routine, her paparazzi coping strategies, and vinotherapy.


Should You Get a Spray Tan from a Person or a Talking Robot?

Should You Get a Spray Tan from a Person or a Talking Robot?

9.10.2015

I tried both! And both times, I was very cold. Here are my field notes.


Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Bikram Yoga

Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Bikram Yoga

9.10.2015

I was prepared to be hot and sweaty, but I wasn’t ready to be upstaged by a senior citizen!


Next Time You Want to Work Out in a Hammock, Try Aerial Fitness

Next Time You Want to Work Out in a Hammock, Try Aerial Fitness

9.10.2015

When you're not hanging from a hammock, you'll sweat through a mix of cardio, Pilates, yoga, and barre.


This Is What It's Like to Get an Infrared Body Wrap

This Is What It's Like to Get an Infrared Body Wrap

12.15.2015

A lot of lying down, a little sweating, and an hour free to update your phone—finally.


Six Braids That Scream Spring

2.29.2016

They’re chic, and they don’t actually scream. Plus, only one of them takes more than 10 minutes!


Get Ready for a Spa Day with This To-Do List

Get Ready for a Spa Day with This To-Do List

3.1.2016

Preparing for a spa day is full of difficult decisions—even for professional beauty bloggers. So a little while ago when I was prepping for a weekend at Manhattan's Asanda AVEDA Spa Lounge with the two winners of my Facebook Beauty Week sweepstakes, I called up the managers at Balance Spa & Fitness in Chicago to ask them how to get ready. (To see how the weekend went, check out my recap.)


Red Lips for the Red Carpet and Beyond

Red Lips for the Red Carpet and Beyond

4.1.2016

I used to feel uncomfortable wearing red lipstick. Then I learned these four tips.


I Got My First V-Steam at King Spa & Sauna

4.11.2016

About a year ago, I read an article about V-steam, a cleansing spa treatment for, yes, the vagina. Variations of it have existed for centuries, purporting to help women with everything from infertility to menstrual cramps to hormonal acne. I immediately wanted to try it.


You Don’t Have to Be Hungover to Go to a Hangover IV Clinic

You Don’t Have to Be Hungover to Go to a Hangover IV Clinic

4.11.2016

I went to IVme Hydration Clinic after a totally sober night, and got a hydrating, vitamin-packed wellness IV.


Five Things I Learned from Spending an Hour in a Float Tank

Five Things I Learned from Spending an Hour in a Float Tank

4.11.2016

I thought I’d be claustrophobic, but instead I felt weightless and carefree.


I Got Eyelash Extensions and It Gave Me FOMO

I Got Eyelash Extensions and It Gave Me FOMO

4.14.2016

I got a full set of silk-synthetic blend eyelash extensions called the Kim K’s. Now I look like a glamazon.


Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About My Permanent Eyeliner

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About My Permanent Eyeliner

4.21.2016

When people find out I have permanent makeup, they tend to ask a lot of questions. Here are all the answers. (Yes, it hurt a bit.)


I Know What -240 Degrees Feels Like

I Know What -240 Degrees Feels Like

5.17.2016

Two minutes in a cryotherapy chamber might sound like (frozen) hell on earth, but a 9-year-old did it and so did I. It was awesome.