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Tue 12.11

Hello Kitty Wild Thing Brush Set: Love it or Hate it?

What is it about Hello Kitty that women of all ages seem to love? I actually like a number of Sanrio characters, just not Hello Kitty all that much. The kitty doesn’t look happy and she doesn’t have a mouth! I’m all about the much under-appreciated Little Twin Stars. That said I would take a […]

Thu 11.15

Bobbi Brown: Holiday Spice and Everything Nice

‘Scuse the smudge marks on my Bobbi Brown products! I get so excited when the mailman brings me new goodies that I rip them open immediately to play (even if it’s 10 p.m. and time for bed). Seriously, it’s like Christmas morning! I have to say this is by far one of my favorite BB […]

Fri 11.02

NARS Yachiyo Brush #27: Flawless Face

The trick to properly applying blush is getting it right on your cheekbones. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a big face, so for me, powdering my cheeks is somewhat complicated work.  Blush has to avoid the hollow below the cheekbones to exaggerated the contouring making it appear smaller instead of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fri 01.06

Take Runway to Reality: Opposites Attract at Chanel

And don’t they always when it comes to finding the fine balance for making up our faces? A strong eye requires a light lip, and vice versa, unless you want to look like an eighties-era streetwalker or a little girl who got lost in her mommy’s vanity. While the extreme raccoon eyes at the recent […]

Wed 12.21

Tangle Teezer, Original Detangling Brush: You’re Such a Teeze

I went to see my one true love yesterday: Neil Weisberg at the Neil George Salon. When it comes to hair, the man is a genius. I rolled out of bed this morning with amazing hair – he’s that good! I also came home with the Tangle Teezer brush because he told me to buy […]

Fri 11.18

Prescriptives is Back!

  Every so often I’ll get invited to an event where I’m asked to sign a document saying I won’t write about the products/information discussed until a certain date, but until an Estee Lauder event I attended last night I had never been invited to one where I was told that the brand it was […]

Thu 10.06

Claudio Riaz The Collection Set: Get the Brush Off

We spend so much money on products (isn’t it easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of fresh packaging and new releases?), we tend to forget that the tools we use for applying our makeup are just as important, if not more so. Many makeup artists will tell you with the right brushes, they […]