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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 Trick-or-Treat Manicure

My Trick-or-Treat Manicure

10.29.2014

I sort of underplayed this in my last post, but I am a huge baby when it comes to scary stuff. I’m still creeped out by that American Horror Story clown makeup we shared the other day, and after stupidly agreeing to see the movie Annabelle this week, my thoughts are now haunted by evil dolls.


How to Winterize Your Skincare and Beauty Routine

How to Winterize Your Skincare and Beauty Routine

10.30.2014

I’m from Tucson, which averages less than an inch of snow per year, so I’m still not totally used to this whole Midwestern winter thing. So far, I know that neon lipstick looks a little weird with a duffel coat, and that my tan will fade once I have to start hibernating.


Pampering Gifts for Every Person on Your List

Pampering Gifts for Every Person on Your List

11.4.2014

This list was the inspiration for my Merry Makeover Contest! Now through December 12, you can nominate any deserving person you know to win a custom spa package designed by yours truly! Click here to nominate someone, and read on for more pampering gift ideas.



How to Winterize Your Haircare Routine

How to Winterize Your Haircare Routine

11.20.2014

Some people feel the winter in their bones. I feel it in my hair. My curls get less bouncy, and no matter how much conditioner I coat them in, they always dry out.


Five Fun, Beauty-Centric White Elephant Gifts

Five Fun, Beauty-Centric White Elephant Gifts

12.4.2014

I have plenty of normal hobbies, but I also like to browse the beauty products on Groupon Goods for fun. I’ve found hundreds of cute, kooky, affordable items this way, and although my own holiday wish list is just “coconut oil” in all caps, I think a lot of my Goods finds would make perfect White Elephant gifts.


The Beauty Benefits of Peppermint and Other Holiday Treats

The Beauty Benefits of Peppermint and Other Holiday Treats

12.15.2014

It’s time for chocolate scrubs, warm milk baths, and nutmeg on your face.


I Tried a Soup Cleanse and Only Felt Hungry in My Mind

I Tried a Soup Cleanse and Only Felt Hungry in My Mind

12.16.2014

My tummy didn't rumble once. Even when there were cupcakes and pizza in my face.


Prep for 2015 with the ABCs of Beauty Treatments

Prep for 2015 with the ABCs of Beauty Treatments

12.17.2014

From vitamin A to Zerona, I've got an entire alphabet's worth of treatments and ingredients to keep in mind for next year.


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.


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