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
In response to consumer demand, NARS created four foolproof beauty videos, providing a step-by-step guide on achieving flawless skin, rosy cheeks, pouty lips and sultry eyes. The first two videos, featuring how to’s on cheeks and complexion are now live on narscosmetics.com.
Video 1, A Healthy, Radiant Complexion, features NARS International Senior Stylist James Boehmer giving tips and tricks on using foundation and concealer.
Video 2, A Beautiful Cheek, provides a detailed guide on achieving gorgeous, contoured cheeks by NARS International Senior Stylist Uzo:
Two additional videos will be launched in the next six weeks – lips in early November and eyes in December. These videos will help keep you up to date with NARS’ products and expert techniques.
Halloween is just a few weeks away. Do you know what you’ll be this year? Why resort to cliches like ‘scary witch’ or ‘sexy nurse’ when MAC has ten Halloween inspired face charts with step-by-step instructions? Behold…the power of makeup.
Amphibian: A cool blue pool of shimmery aqua-reflections create your water sprite look. Float through the parade. Do the Wave.
Night Bloom: Fantasy blooms at midnight. Beautiful and expressive. This exotic floral arrangement will likely attract a few B’s (that’s boys).
Colour Spill: Colourful, minimal, abstract, modern, this Colour Spill loves to hang out where art’s the thing. If this is your canvas, your best accessory might be a frame.
Tronika: Part Robot, with a glimpse of Human, Tronika shows she’s hard-wired for Halloween techno-glamour.
Tribal: A striking mask of universal symbols. For all those new-age tribalists who consider Halloween a ritual.
She’s A Doll: Wide-eyed and with apple cheeks! A dolly mix of cutie and sweetie. Adorable!
Woody: A natural beauty. A woodsy nymph. Adroitly drawn lines in earthy organic tones articulate the look of wood. A tree-mendous look for eco-girls and -boys.
Space Diva: She comes from Out There. Her glittering metallic spaced-out looks make her a sexy, enigmatic rave at any Halloween party.
Skull Meister: Mr. Bones has nothing to hide – and dares you to expose your finest features – in ghoulish black and white. The ultimate shape and contour: X-ray style.
Play The Fool: With a little face painting, elements of this Renaissance harlequin prepare you for a mad-happy night of clowning around.
Boost Up Color Drops can be used to extend salon hair colorings and keep color fresh – or to instantly brighten, darken or add warmth to your regular hair color. In addition to its color enhancing properties, the product also moisturizes, invigorates, and conditions and replenishes lost protein. The best part? One shampoo and it’s back to the old you. “It’s like cosmetics for your hair,” Paves says.
Boost Up Color Drops are available in six shades: Beige, Black, Brown, Honey, Platinum and Red.
Get a .96 oz bottle for $39.95. Or purchase the Color Booster Explorer Kit from HSN (which includes a full-sized bottle of the Boost Up Color Drops plus shampoo, conditioner, shine serum and hair spray from Ken Paves’ new Healthy Hair line) for the same price. This is a no-brainer.
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