Beauty

Beauty Reboot: 5 Easy Summer Makeup Updates

May 24, 2016
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Summertime is fun time and as temperatures and hemlines rise, you can turn up your beauty heat with some of these sizzling summer makeup updates. What’s on tap this season? Bright, bold lips, colorful peepers, dewy skin and a hint of sparkle.

Summer Makeup Trends 2016

Radiant Skin

Dump that heavy full-coverage mask and for the love of God, step off the Crusaders of Contouring Crazy Train. Opt for a light-as-air tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead and let the real you shine through!…

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May Glossybox – it’s amayzing + a Giveaway

May 20, 2016
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My love of beauty subscription boxes continues unabated. Today I’m revealing the beauty goodies in May’s Glossybox dubbed ‘aMAYzing.’ Get it? OK, moving on! Glossybox is consistently one of the best beauty subscription boxes on the market providing deluxe and full-sized samples of luxury skincare, makeup and hair care products. I’ve discovered some major gems courtesy of Glossybox and the aMAYzing box is stocked with new goodies and old favorites.

What’s In The Box

  • Rituals Cosmetics Shower Foam in Zensation
  • Versaspa Face Moisturizing Gradual Tanner
  • Nioxin System 3 Cleanser and Scalp Therapy Conditioner
  • Talika Photo-Hydra Day
  • Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara
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Why I Created a Spring Nail Polish Capsule Collection

May 16, 2016
Spring Nail Polish Capsule Collection

I’ve decided. I’m not buying another bottle of nail polish until fall. This will be difficult because even as I make this declaration, I’m getting anxious about all the gorgeous shades I’ll have to pass up in the coming months. I have a few beauty vices and chief among them are eyeshadow and nail polish. My polish passion is so strong, I credit it with launching my career as a beauty writer. Years ago, my beauty editor friend called me up and said ‘I see your nails all over Facebook, would you like to write for my magazine?’ And just like that, a new career emerged.…

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Style

Giving Spring the Cold Shoulder

May 7, 2016
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It’s all about the shoulder this spring: off-the-shoulder, one shoulder, cold shoulders. Since it’s been a little too chilly in NYC to go completely off-the-shoulder, I’m easing my way in with an easier-to-wear cold shoulder top. Of course, girding against the breeze isn’t the only reason I’m liking this blouse. I also love the swing factor that adds to my sashay as I stroll along the boulevards.

Kidding of course, there are no boulevards in my town and I rarely sashay.…

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Tech

Diamond Tears Amp Your Sound and Style

May 6, 2016
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I love a double-duty gadget and I’m super excited about the wave of high-tech gadgets and gear designed to double as ultra stylish accessories. It’s a Gadget & Glamour Girl’s dream come true and makes planning everyday looks much more fun! I just got a pair of the head turning Monster Diamond Tears Headphones and I fully consider them to be a snazzy addition to my jewelry and accessories wardrobe. A pair of headphones as jewelry?…

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