Wrinkle Reducing Products

When we're young, we take our flawless skin for granted, never considering that what we do early on will affect us when we're older. We try to rush things, like wearing makeup (and always forgetting to take it off), skip things like sunscreen and make poor choices like smoking. Read more

Onsen $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

It's my birthday week and I am turning the big 4-0. What better way to welcome in my 40's than with a giveaway for an amazing anti-aging skin care line? Inspired by the countryside baths of Japan, Onsen skin care products are made with the same restorative minerals found at Read more

Best Body Lotions

  The best body lotions are the kind that leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, not just for hours, but for days at a time. I am incredibly picky when it comes to my beauty products, and when it comes to body lotion, I need something that delivers. Here's a Read more

Favorite Black Eyeliners

There's something that a black eyeliner conveys that brown or even brightly colored or metallic eyeliners can't duplicate. Black says bold, daring, classic, sexy. While there are times that I opt for brown or grey, a good black eyeliner is always my first choice. Some of my favorites include CoverGirl liquiline Read more

#AllDayLook Twitter Party August 19th at 1pm RSVP

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about beauty tips, celebrity looks and Neutrogena products available at Target. On August 19 from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #AllDayLook Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about achieving an all day beauty look with help from Read more

Zoya Nail Polish Truth or Dare Collection

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When I recently spoke at Cosmoprof North America, I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Michael Reyzis aka “the mad scientist” behind The Art of Beauty, the brand known for Qtica and Zoya Nail Polish. I also got to meet their VP, Leo Reyzis, who is quite awesome by the way.  While there, I got to see their new nail polish collection for fall–Truth or Dare. Read more

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Purple Lab’s Kiss and Tell Contest

20090723-huge-lips-skinny-hips-contestPurple Lab is having a pretty cool contest going on, but the prize is even better. As you may remember, I am in love with Huge Lips Skinny Hips (in Worship Kate) so I am all about this contest. Have you heard about it yet?

Go to www.purplelab.com/kissandtell and choose which lip gloss color you identify with. Upload a photo of yourself and say why. You review, vote and share and as you share, you get a viral map that shows where your content has gone all over the internet (as others share) and where around the world (on a google map!) So if you want to see how far your word of mouth goes, this is a great way to do it and see it visually! Read more

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Travel Beauty: Las Vegas

20090723-lasvegassignIt was my first trip to sin city where the temperature is hot and sometimes (Ok most times) the guys are even hotter.  I was in the city to speak at Cosmoprof North America on social media for Private Label, staying at the very luxurious Mandalay Bay. It quite honestly was the best time I have had in a very, very long time (and was much needed!) But this post isn’t about my time there, but instead to focus on my Travel Beauty series I like to do when I travel.

As always, I like to pack the necessities I can’t leave home without. This time it was a mix of some new products I am trying, as well as products I adore. Starting from left to right… Read more

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Inspired by the Isle of Capri: Sephora’s “Mermaid in the Shade” Collection by Opi

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Inspired by the Mediterranean island of Capri, the limited edition nailcolor collection, “Mermaid in the Shade” is the result of a collaboration between Sephora and Opi. Capri is famous for its stunning natural beauty, sun drenched beaches and gorgeous blue waters. It is a destination for luxury laden globetrotters and makes the perfect palette of inspiration for a set of summertime nail color. You may have noticed that blue is a popular trend this summer with all shades of blue infused into primarily eye color and nail color. Pair these dazzling colors for a pretty beach worthy look. Read more

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