Genevieve Monsma Genevieve Monsma is a lifestyle writer and editor with over two decades of experience in print and digital publishing. Highlights: * Began her career as an associate beauty editor at Redbook * Two years as beauty director at CosmoGirl * Five years as deputy beauty editor at Marie Claire * One year as beauty director at Shape * Seven years as beauty director at MORE * Founder of beauty blog, MediumBlonde * Her work has appeared in Real Simple, InStyle, Shape, and ELLE, among other publications. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.