Mom and me, circa 1979
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I’m so excited. Not just because Mr. Spoiled Pretty and my son, Westley, are treating me to a decadent brunch. But because it’s an opportunity to celebrate my hero, Andrea Stamps.
I must admit that until two years ago, Mother’s Day was just another CONTINUE READING
At Christmastime, I agonized over what to get my son's daycare teachers. There are 12 of them - and even though he has his two main teachers, they all have interaction with him and take excellent care of him. So I needed to buy 12 gifts to show my appreciation, without breaking the bank. $10 each seemed doable, except CONTINUE READING
As a beauty expert, I’m embarrassed by how late I am to the BB Cream party. In the past year, so many friends and colleagues have asked me about BB Creams—what’s the buzz, which brands are the best, etc. —and they would look at me funny when I admitted to not having tried BB Creams yet. I mean, they CONTINUE READING
I’m very fickle about my fingernails. Before I paint my nails or get them professionally did, I spend a inordinate amount of time pondering my polish options. I consider the season, recent trends, my wardrobe that week and anywhere special I might go. But despite all of this planning, I’m usually over my polish choice before it even dries.
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After beauty products, handbags are my secondary addiction. But when it comes to arm candy, I have discriminating taste. For me, the perfect handbag seamlessly marries fashion with function, is handcrafted from high-quality materials, has really unique hardware and is classic but edgy - all at the same time. I don't like to carry the of-the-moment "it" bag. I CONTINUE READING
Earlier this month, Kate Spade (aka creator of cuteness and the reason why I can't seem to keep money in my wallet), launched a brand new line called Kate Spade Saturday.
Kate Spade Saturday is a new global lifestyle brand created to channel the spirit of Saturday seven days a week. This younger, more accessible sister to kate spade new CONTINUE READING
Artist Noel Cruz took an ordinary doll, removed the factory paint and repainted the figurine using acrylics after he was inspired by the ‘enigmatic beauty’ of Angelina Jolie. What resulted is, perhaps, one of the most lifelike and creepy dolls I’ve ever seen.
The doll is missing Angie’s signature tattoos. But Cruz, who specializes in painting dolls to resemble celebrities, says that they can be added for an extra cost of between £10 and £20, depending on the complexity of the design. And the doll can don different wigs for a variety of looks.
So how much will one of these doppelganger dolls run you? A private bidder recently paid £2,000 for his/her own mini Angelina.
I’d bet cash money that the anonymous buyer is none other Jennifer Aniston, and that she’s sticking pins in that thing like it’s her J-O-B.
For 25 years, Hasbro’s My Little Pony has brought fun, friendship, and joy of play to millions of little girls around the world. To celebrate a quarter century, Hasbro created a special program, “The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years” – to benefit Give Kids the World Village, a resort in Orlando that hosts children with life-threatening illnesses and their families for a cost-free stay and visit to the Central Florida theme parks and attractions.
“The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years” is an international collection of one-of-a-kind 18-inch figures designed by popular culture influentials, including celebrities, fashion designers, artists and My Little Pony fans, like Kimora Lee Simmons and John Stamos (who would’ve thunk it?).
The complete collection can be seen here and 100% of the sale of each figure will benefit Give Kids the World.
I’m a beauty addict with a nasty little habit. I don’t like to play by the rules.
If a face mask says to leave it on for a half hour, I’m watching an entire episode of Project Runway before I take it off. When a product recommends using a dime-sized amount, I squeeze out a silver dollar. And if a conditioner says to rinse after 3-5 minutes, you best believe I’m letting it marinate like a mutha.
Why am I compelled to rebel? Perhaps it’s because I think that by using more product or leaving it on longer, I’ll be more happy with the results. Silly, I realize…but I’ve been behaving this way for so long, I can’t help myself.
Does anyone else do this? I can’t be the only rule breaker.
So yesterday, I met up with Amber, who was in town visiting the parental units. Before heading to St. Stephen’s Green – a little brasserie around the corner from my apartment (they have the yummiest hummus) – we stopped at my neighborhood bodega so that I could hit up the ATM (or MAC machine, as we say in these parts). As we’re walking out of the store, the owner looks at me strangely before saying, “Something’s different about you. Oh, I know…you’re wearing makeup.” OMG! I’d been outed by the bodega lady…and in front of a fellow beauty blogger, to boot. Amber thought it was HILAR.
You see – like many beauty editors, I’m too busy (lazy) to wear a full face of makeup on the regular. So 9 times out of 10, I’m walking around with a nekkid face, save for mascara and lipgloss. But when I do wear makeup, I get the most wide-eyed stares and confusion ensues…like it’s the big reveal at the end of an eppy of Extreme Makeover.
Makes me wonder just how busted I must look 90 percent of the time. Ugh…I shudder to think.
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