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Tue 01.04

Napoleon Perdis’ Swept Away Collection

I love NYC, but I’m not made for cold weather! If I could stomach the thought of driving and leaving my family I would have moved to California a long time ago. Meanwhile warm-weather vacations and sitting atop my heater will have to do (even if it does mean my hands are always cracking…). I … Continue reading Napoleon Perdis’ Swept Away Collection

Fri 12.10

BeautyBlender Set

When it comes to sponge applicators, BeautyBlender is my absolute favorite. Not only does it have a bright, easy-to-spot pink color (do you other Beauty Snobs waste as much time as I do rummaging through your makeup arsenal looking for a particular item!??), but it also has a unique elliptical shape to help blend in … Continue reading BeautyBlender Set

Tue 10.26

Oprah’s Makeup Artist Teams with HissyFit

Reggie Wells, the Emmy award winning makeup artist behind Oprah Winfrey’s look for more than two decades, has been named the International Creative Director of Hissyfit. The Australian brand is still relatively new and is best known now for their 3-in-1 beauty products – their Body Double moisturizer ($39 – awesome because it has SPF … Continue reading Oprah’s Makeup Artist Teams with HissyFit

Wed 09.29

T3 Barrel Brush Large Ceramic + Tourmaline 3″

These giant brushes came inside swag bags on every seat at Derek Lam’s Spring 2011 show at Lincoln Center two weeks ago along with a set of Estee Lauder lipglosses (Derek’s sponsors, obviously).  Everyone took the Estee Lauder lipglosses out of their bags and left these brushes, me– I clutched on to mine all day … Continue reading T3 Barrel Brush Large Ceramic + Tourmaline 3″

Thu 05.27

Smythson Small Make-Up Brush Roll

Because clothing isn’t the part of your wardrobe that deserves some tender love and care when traveling, Smythson has created a make-up brush roll in a shocking magenta pink hue that’s guaranteed to tickle your style buds. Compact and stylish, the brush roll comes stocked with five make-up brushes and a set of tweezers and … Continue reading Smythson Small Make-Up Brush Roll

Tue 04.06

Hourglass Brushes

Prescriptives was one of my all-time fave beauty brands (RIP!), and among the items I always turned to them for were their brushes. While they weren’t the sleekest, their brushes were soft, yet dense and always applied the perfect amount of foundation/blush (note- you can still get some Prescriptives items online). I find that so … Continue reading Hourglass Brushes

Wed 03.10

Sephora Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

The day after the end of New York Fashion Week I made my way back to Bryant Park for an event that Sephora hosted to unveil their S/S 2010 collection. A number of goodies were revealed, but see below for the most exciting! All items will be launching nationwide at Sephoras in May. Color Play … Continue reading Sephora Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

Fri 01.15

Clarisonic Skin Care Brush

Everyone, stop what you’re doing and go out and buy this immediately. I LOVE this so much, I cannot imagine life without it. When I was considering it, I had to really justify $200 for a brush when seemingly my hands were perfectly functional and adequate for washing my face. I missed the last two … Continue reading Clarisonic Skin Care Brush

Wed 01.06

Klix Brushes

When I first started using make up brushes, I was told I needed to wash them regularly to rid of “bacteria”.  I ignored the advice in college cuz I kept thinking, it’s my germs and I’m not sharing the brushes with anyone so why should I worry.  Well, a forehead full of tiny bumps is … Continue reading Klix Brushes