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Tue 04.09

James Read Tanning: Sunlessly Sun-Kissed Skin

A tanned leg is a skinny leg, so even if you’re been ignoring the gym like it’s an evil ex-boyfriend, you can still get bikini ready at a moment’s notice. The guru of tanning makes it quick, easy, and sunspot free. Plus, unlike pretty much every other self-tanner out there, James Read’s products don’t stink. […]

Mon 11.19

Dolce & Gabbana Animalier

I nearly toppled over with excitement when I received a delivery with the above cougar-licious box of Dolce & Gabbana beauty goodies. The leopard print is an instant mood booster and the colors in the new makeup collection are in line with my current penchant for neutrals. The Eyeshadow Quad in Desert ($67) is my […]

Thu 09.06

CHANEL Lumieres de Artifices and Blush Les Tissages: Glow Snob

There are a few beauty products I can not live without this season, two of them being CHANEL compacts- Lumieres de artifices and the Blush Les Tissages. I do not tan my face, ever. I’ll let my stomach, legs, and arms roast but the face/neck/chest? Under wraps, hats, or SPF 65+. This makes for a […]

Wed 08.22

Shopping Find: The Detox Market

I’m completely obsessed with The Detox Market. I’m not even sure how exactly I stumbled upon this website, but they’ve got a killer selection of beauty products, including a number of under-the-radar brands. They specialize in non-toxic, natural brands and they have a store in Venice, California…how I missed it when I was on Abbot […]

Wed 08.08

Maui Babe Browning Lotion: Hawaii Five-Ooh!

Most of the time, I am so good. I avoid the sun and bury myself in wide-brimmed hats, breezy cover-ups, and cabanas the size of a small house. Key words: most of the time. Hell, it’s the summer, I’m finally at Laguna Beach after braving typhoons and viruses in Asia, and I need a little […]

Tue 07.10

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection: A Soft Touch

It was only a matter of time before consistently sensual (and bustier-obsessed) Dolce & Gabbana embraced sheer lace in their cosmetic line. And it suits them as well as you would expect! While their bronzer, a super-natural formula that glides on with supreme ease, looked intimidating in a the dark leopard Animalier formula, their Sicilian […]

Mon 05.14

Bobbi Brown Miami Collection: Turn the Beat Around

Bobbi Brown is feeling the heat this summer. More specifically, the Miami heat. Her seasonal collection is designed to make you look like you just spent the last few sunny days lounging in a cabana at the Delano. Or, as she says, it “recreates that fresh glowing look you get at the beach.” Think warm […]

Mon 04.23

Top 5 Fun-in-the-Sun Products: Sporty, Sexy, Cool

I don’t have to tell you I’m more of “lounge in the shade” than a volleyball-spearing, sand-kicking, wave-catching kind of beach bunny. But even if I am just relaxing in the cabana, sometimes I want a light, natural face of makeup that guarantees to stay put. Here are the best products that guarantee to last […]

Mon 04.16

Lolita-Inspired Beauty: Renewed Innocence

Perhaps the most controversial book of the twentieth century not only disturbs with its portrayal of one deeply disturbed dude – Lolita has become an inevitable style icon. The title character of Vladimir Nabokov’s groundbreaking 1955 novel was actually not a natural beauty, per se, but the girl had loads of allure. Sure, at a […]