Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Fashion Week

Bobbi Brown Heart Truth Bronze Shimmer Brick Set

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bobbi+brown+heart+truth+shimmer+brick Bobbi Brown Heart Truth Bronze Shimmer Brick Set

For the fifth year in a row, Bobbi Brown is proud to be a sponsor of the The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2010 Fashion Show. The show, which brings some of Hollywood’s leading ladies together on one runway, will be taking place on February 11th during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park.

This year Bobbi created an exclusive, limited-edition Bronze Shimmer Brick Set in partnership with The Heart Truth campaign and its annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Ideal for creating a warm, bronzy glow, the set includes Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick in Bronze and a Mini Face Blender Brush.

Only 500 of these limited-edition sets, which feature a specially designed package and the tagline “Listen to Your Heart,” will be available from bobbibrown.com for $40 each.

Puttin’ On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010

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 Puttin On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010A few weeks ago, while in New York for Fashion Week, I popped by the Bryant Park Hotel for a sneak peek of the Felix Rey Spring 2010 collection.

The brand’s signature details (bows, leopard, and hardware – oh my!) are back – and better than ever. But what sets these handbags and accessories apart from previous collections is the razzle dazzle factor. Using sequins and metal mesh, co-founders Lily Rafii Band and Sulaika Zarrouk (above left) have fashioned impossibly chic accessories that seamlessly transition from day to night.

 Puttin On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010

 Puttin On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010

 Puttin On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010

 Puttin On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010

 Puttin On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010

 Puttin On The Glitz: Felix Rey Spring 2010

Spoiled Pretty Exclusive: Kim Kardashian Fashion Week Hairstyles How-To

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kim+kardashian+16 Spoiled Pretty Exclusive: Kim Kardashian Fashion Week Hairstyles How To

Last week while in New York City for Fashion Week, I ran into celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic in Bryant Park. Sweetie that he is, Mario introduced me to the man responsible for Kim Kardashian‘s fierce Fashion Week hairstyles.

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Lucky for you, I had my Flipcam (along with 10,000 of my other worldy possessions) in my purse – so I conducted an impromptu interview. Watch as Rolando Beauchamp shares how to steal Lil Kimmy’s (my new nickname for her) Fashion Week hairstyles. Enjoy!


For more Kim Kardashian news, beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Pastis: Breakfast of Beauty Champions

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amber+nancy+jason+backe+daneen+pastis Pastis: Breakfast of Beauty ChampionsLast week while in town for New York Fashion Week, I shared a delish breakfast with beauty friends Amber, Nancy and my mane man, Jason Backe.

You might remember Jason from a post earlier this year, when the two of us hung out watching the Grammys – and he up and decided to dye my hair.

Jason is one of the most sought after colorists in New York, where he co-owns the Ted Gibson Salon. His list of celebrity clients (Anne Hathaway, Renée Zellweger, Amerie, Idina Menzel, Eltra Rossalini, and Lake Bell) reads like an issue of Us Magazine.

As if it’s even possible, Jason’s schedule book is about to get even more, well, booked. In the October 2009 issue of Allure Magazine, he was named “the best of the best.” If you’re in or passing through the NYC area, do yourself a favor and make an appointment. Get in where you fit in. Jason’s worth the wait.

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Check out Jason’s blog on Daily Makeover and follow my mane man on Twitter.

OK! Magazine Party Celebrates Kim Kardashian, New Contributing Beauty Editor

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kim+kardashian+ok+launch+party OK! Magazine Party Celebrates Kim Kardashian, New Contributing Beauty EditorZipping between backstage at New York Fashion Week shows is always a treat, but the biggest thrill of my recent trip was OK! Magazine‘s star-studded fete (Perez Hilton and Kelly Rowland made cameos) to celebrate the addition of new Contributing Beauty Editor, Kim Kardashian.

I couldn’t believe my luck when the opportunity to attend presented itself, and I found myself shaking when Amber and I arrived at The Griffin at the exact moment Kim took her spot on the red carpet.

Kim looked resplendent in a Badgley Mischka gown. Her flawless face was the handiwork of her makeup artist, and my beauty buddy, Mario Dedivanovic.

Hairstylist Rolondo, who I interviewed the following day (stay tuned for that video), created a 40′s finger-waved do.

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Mario and Me

After Kim thanked the crowd, lady luck smiled on Amber and me, and we found a place to sit and Tweet our good fortune.

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Amber and I (in my gorge Ann Taylor LBD) strike a pose

Midway through the party, as we noshed on mini pink cupcakes, the tragic news broke that the world had lost the incomparable Patrick Swayze. The DJ seamlessly transitioned from current jams into a Dirty Dancing medley. Though the shindig ended on a meloncholy note, I had the time of my life…and I owe it all to you oo oooo, Miss Kim.

For more Kim Kardashian news, beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Photo: kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

New York Fashion Week: Rebecca Taylor, Spring 2010

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rebecca+taylor+beauty+makeup+spring+2010 New York Fashion Week: Rebecca Taylor, Spring 2010At the Rebecca Taylor New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 show, the makeup took its inspiration from the 1940s.

“This woman is very strong, sensual, sophisticated and confident,” said Key Makeup Artist Rie Omoto. “The woman who wears these clothes doesn’t have to try hard to show how sexy she is.”

Rie started with a sheer, dewy base (achieved with MAC Face and Body Foundation, Select Moisturecover Concealer, and Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder).

Chiseled cheeks were created using MAC Sculpt Powder. Rie smudged MAC Costa Riche Eye Kohl into the crease of the eye, then layered a new MAC Pigment on top. Eyes were finished with a coat of with MAC Zoom Lash Mascara on top and bottom lashes.

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The matte coral lip (MAC Pigment in Fire Orange layered with Basic Red Paint Stick) provided a punchy contrast to the shimmering skin.

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Using Cutler Treatment Spray, Fly-Away Control Stick, and Redken Workforce 09 Flexible Volumizing Spray, Head Hairstylist Dai Michishita crafted evening-inspired coiffs to flatter the feminine and floaty frocks. By pulling hair back into a low pony and fashioning sleek chignons resembling bowties, Dai created a look that Rodney Cutler, founder of the Cutler Salon, called “clean, beautiful and young.”

New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet-Up

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Beauty+Blogger+Extravaganza New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up

On Saturday, I attended a beauty blogger tweet-up at the W Hotel in NYC, organized by Lianne Farbes (of The Makeup Girl) and Paul Baranda (of beyond Beyond Beauty Basics). Party sponsors included Caress, Suave, Pond’s, Q-tips, Degree Women, Ted Gibson, crazylibellule and the poppies, and FragranceNet.com.

Covering hair and makeup backstage at the Fashion Week shows is always exciting, but I must admit that my favorite Fashion Week experiences involve meeting new bloggers and catching up with old friends.

Adina Zilberman Ted Gibson Anne Fritz TheJetSetGirls Eileen Dautruche MissWhoeverYouAre Amy New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up

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Photos: Nathan Bush/DailyMakeover.com and Ron Llamas/Beyond Beauty Basics

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