My Super-Simple, It’s-Almost-Summer Makeup Face

I’m about to write a pretty girly how-to makeup post. It would almost warrant a YouTube video—if it weren’t simple enough for a monkey! Two completely random events conspired last week for me to come up with a whole new makeup look (just when I thought I’d tried it all). 1) A 100-degree heat wave hit Los Angeles for two days putting the entire city in a sweat. And 2) I ran out of my favorite dirty mascara. And so, the look that... Read More

Happy Friday Deal From Kahina Giving Beauty!

Aww, yeah! Our old favorites are back in time for the holidays, and not a minute too late. I, for one, have simultaneously run out of my brightening serum, toning mist (more here), and cleanser, all of which I swear by for everyday use. And, really, I’m not sure there’s anything I want more for Christmas than the things I depend on daily to keep me feeling (and, OK, looking) my best.* Some reasons we love the products, if you’re... Read More

Help! I Need A Beauty Pick-Me-UP

I’m having a small case of the beauty blahs and I don’t know what to do… I want to feel fresh and new for spring but I’m a bit stumped on ideas. Who has done something totally drastic—but not totally chemy—in the last little while? Hair cuts, new makeup colors, awesome discoveries? Here are my ideas so far… 1. White eye liner. Has anybody tried this? Word is that it really makes eyes pop. 2. A bold new lip color.... Read More

Mad Men Makeup and Hair…Done Naturally

Life got a little bit better a few weeks ago when I noticed that Mad Men had become available on Netflix Instant. I love television. From Breaking Bad to Boardwalk Empire, I think that the little box often has movies beat these days. But nothing is as close to my heart as Mad Men. Part of it is that I’m an ad gal myself, so I get excited around that creation process. But what gets me even more is the women: Joan, Betty, and Peggy, in all of... Read More

The Powers of a New Summer Dress—What Makes You Feel Beautiful?

There’s been a whole lot of confessing going on on the site lately—and I must say, I’m finding it both cathartic to share, and comforting to hear from everyone and remember just how alike we all are in our struggles. So here’s another one for the circle of trust: I’ve been in a total beauty funk lately! Don’t get me wrong, my skin’s been behaving (thank you Tammy Fender), and my hair is happy, but I just haven’t... Read More

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