The Annual Summer Hair Cut Dilemma

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Every year I have the same stinkin’ argument with myself. What to do with my hair? Trim? Cut? Chop? Long? Short? NOTE: “Short” is a relative term in my hair follicle vocabulary. Short equates above the bosom and still below the shoulders. Fellow curly haired ladies will understand that the weight of a longer length tends […]

Make A Lasting Impression with Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicure

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I have to take a sabbatical from my gel manicure routine. After three consecutive applications over a few months my nails were so brittle that they were peeling and cracking. I have also discovered that I am a chronic peeler. If the edges start to pull up I can’t resist tugging the whole bit off otherwise the snagging […]

Get the Look: Emma Stone at the 2014 MET Gala

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REVLON Global Brand Ambassador Emma Stone dazzled on the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala wearing a Thakoon gown and a glamorous yet relaxed makeup look inspired by the Spring season. Rachel Goodwin, CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist worked to create a fresh look to complement her vivid two tone pink dress. “Overall, we wanted […]

Favourite Spring/Summer 2014 Blushes

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For me every season is defined by a particular beauty product: fall is lipstick, winter is eye shadow (all those Christmas palettes!) and Spring is blush and Summer is highlighter. It is not until the past couple of years that I have become a real blush fiend. I use to think that NARS was the […]

Scent of a Woman: Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Black and White

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I’m fairly pessimistic when it comes to “celebrity” fragrance launches, but Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion line Elizabeth and James doesn’t really fit in to that category. Designers and visionaries in their own right, their brand is young and hip (if not obscenely over priced) and they have long since shed their tween dynasty images to […]

Not Meant to Be: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

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The makeup stars were never aligned for me and the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette to be destined. I stalked Sephora until this palette was released on December 5th and even used my precious VIB discount because I was determined to love it. Almost three weeks later (don’t even GET ME STARTED on Sephora’s shipping track […]

Scent of a Woman: I’m the “Femme” in Dolce Gabbana Pour Femme Eau de Parfum

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I am convinced that every woman should have a signature scent that embodies their personality and Dolce Gabbana Pour Femme comes pretty darn close for me. It has been fine-tuned from the original incarnation and has usurped Light Blue’s permanent spot on my perfume tray. After sampling the Pour Femme Intense I think it would have […]

I Can’t Stop Touching My Face Because of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Pressed Powder

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The new particularly ghastly and painful pimple on my cheek is my own fault. I know better than to touch my face but I am so enamoured the silken finish of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Press Powder that I can’t stop petting my own cheek. My struggle with adult acne related to a persistent medical […]

Get the Look: Olivia Wilde at the 2014 Oscars

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A radiant pregnant woman is a truly beautiful thing. At last night’s Oscars, Olivia Wilde,REVLON Global Brand Ambassador, embodied maternal bliss and was simply gorgeous wearing a Valentino gown and a sharp cat eye. Inspired by the 60’s, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Melanie Inglessis, created a classic French look with a sharp cat eye and dewy […]