Beauty


March 12, 2012 Spring is just around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about fabulous weather, bold accessories,  SHOES, fashion and the season’s hottest nail colors and trends. Let’s face it, nothing can make or break an outfit like your nails.  Last season, everyone was in a frenzy about, dark grays, different shades of blue, brown and let’s not forget about the shatter polish everyone was rocking.…
February 27, 2012 Menthol. Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate. Titanium dioxide. Trideceth-9.  No, this is not a list of ingredients for a home-made bomb. They are the listed ingredients of a name brand, over-the-counter face wash. #Truestory.  Facial cleansing products these days have a somewhat intimidating range of chemicals in them that we gleefully lather on our face daily. This is why, when it comes to beauty products, I am a…
January 3, 2012 OK folks, I don't know about you but when I look in the mirror and see my pearly whites, I can't help but think they could be a bit pearlier.  The foods we eat and drinks we drink can discolor them over time, and the idea of jazzing up my smile has appealed to me for a while.  When Crest WhiteStrips hit the market several years ago,…
Beauty // November 8, 2011 Winter has finally decided to arrive in LA (this week at least) and she brings with her much excitement. Can you say “holiday parties??” But with the change in weather comes a much needed change in your stock of beauty supplies. Yes, it's time to retire your summer suntan lotion and stock up on goodies that will keep you looking fresh and fabulous this holiday…
October 24, 2011We’ve all heard the saying “less is more,” but I often find myself challenging this notion when it comes to fashion.  I admit it; I’m a label lover.  But even I know that there is a time for searching for a steal AND a time for letting yourself splurge.  A healthy combination of both is the way to go when it’s time to revamp your wardrobe.But what about…
October 10, 2011I’m lucky. I stumbled upon a job in an industry that I LOVE by accident.  I was job-searching like crazy when I saw a posting on my business school’s career site for a position at Smashbox Cosmetics.  I applied to this job (along with about a million others), and somehow landed an interview. AND it just so happened that the man who interviewed me was an alum of…
September 12, 2011Every week it seems like there is a new “Must Have/New And Improved/Will Change Your Life And Make You Look Like J.Lo” gadget put on the market by beauty companies. And with beauty products getting more technologically advanced, expensive, and sometimes just weird--it’s hard to know exactly what is necessary. Here’s a look at a few gadgets that you may want to add to your beauty tool belt.It’s…
Women are loyal to their make up like they're loyal to their men. Once you find "The One," there is little reason to look elsewhere. What a lot of women seem to to overlook, however, is that there is a huge difference between being loyal to your favorite volumizing mascara, and being loyal to the very first volumizing mascara you bought over a year ago. Holding on to makeup for…
  August 15, 2011 Menthol. Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate. Titanium dioxide. Trideceth-9.  No, this is not a list of ingredients for a home-made bomb. They are the listed ingredients of a name brand, over-the-counter face wash. #Truestory.  Facial cleansing products these days have a somewhat intimidating range of chemicals in them that we gleefully lather on our face daily. This is why, when it comes to beauty products, I am…
I’m writing this anonymously. Maybe I’ll even use a pseudonym. I don’t think my superiors at the high-end makeup line where I work will appreciate what I’m about to write. On second thought, maybe I should close my door. And lock it. And pull down the window shades. In all seriousness, I really do work for a very popular, higher-end cosmetic line and am constantly receiving free swag—but for some…
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