Beauty Snob
Thu 04.17
Trend Alert

Trend Alert: The Shoulder Length Haircut

Short hair, don’t care? I do! I’ve been thinking about going under the scissors for months now, but a shoulder length cut takes a certain hair texture to pull off – one that I don’t have. With my stick straight and heavy locks, I would come out looking like a librarian (not a bad thing, just not what I’m in the mood for right now).

Wed 04.16
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Sephora Collection Brush It Off Cleansing Brush Wipes

I’m awful about cleaning my brushes, which when you think about it is disgusting. I mean I use them all over my face! It’s not even laziness that has kept me from properly washing them. It’s that every time I have given them a deep cleanse they never seem to go back to quite their previous selves. Leave it to Sephora to come up with an answer.

Tue 04.15
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Valmont: Luxury Spa Beauty Products

Last year when I went to Thailand my friend Zoe (who works at the Plaza Athenee where there is a Valmont Spa), she could not stop talking my ear off about how great Valmont is. She said it would change my skin and that she swears by their facials (Plaza Athenee uses only Valmont products for their facials and I’m going to finally get one their next month!).

Mon 04.14
Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment

Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment

Don’t get me wrong – sulfur and salicylic acid are miracle workers for treating acne, as is glycolic acid since exfoliating is key to preventing breakouts. But nothing has proven as effective as benzoyl peroxide when it comes to treating my own breakouts.

Fri 04.11
TouchBack Temporary Color Marker

TouchBack Temporary Color Marker: Away with the Gray

Recently I was preparing to leave for a trip to New York when I realized that my grays were showing (yes, that’s my current reality!). Without time for a salon appointment, I popped on over to Duane Reade to pick up the TouchBack pen. This is a temporary solution just like dry shampoo, but sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do!

Thu 04.10
Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara

Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara: Growing Up and Out

A friend of mine recently removed her lash extensions only to find her own lashes greatly reduced in thickness and length. Rather than turn to a lash growth product like Latisse that might discolor eyelids or her blue irises, she tried a peptide-infused mascara.

Wed 04.09
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner: Makeup To Go

I’ve been using Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner ($24) for years. The black-as-can-be formula always stays put throughout the day, even out in the Texas heat. I like to layer my liner, and this is the first layer. The gel glides on, making for an easy application that will define eyes without pulling at the delicate skin and rubbing off lashes.

Tue 04.08
AERIN Beauty Rose Balm

AERIN Beauty Rose Balm

I’ve been traveling a ton lately – Puerto Rico, South Beach, London, Tokyo. It’s so important for me to have multi-duty products on hand (you think NYC TSA is annoying…they are nothing compared to some of the other ones!). It’s also not a secret that airplanes zap your skin’s moisture so having a product like AERIN Beauty Rose Balm ($58) is imperative.

Mon 04.07
Get the Look

Get the Look: The Faux Bob

With so many chic women cutting their hair into pixies or bobs, the desire to chop off our locks is stronger than ever. But when I cut my waist length hair into a straight bob on whim in my twenties (I cried for hours!), I vowed to never go that short again. My hair now falls a few inches below my shoulders, and tempted though I may be for a quick change, I’m not willing to make the cut again.