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New articles this week

New articles this week

Hello, friends! Happy spring! It’s been a whirlwind (with its fair share of wind and snow!) winter, and as April flowers are finally here, I’m hoping for a way more beautiful and serene spring. This last month or so has been pretty amazing in some other ways — I got to spend St. Patrick’s Day in DUBLIN! In fact, check out the photo attached to this post. I was IN the parade this year. Once in a lifetime moment, for sure! The trip to Ireland was as a guest of Jameson Whiskey, and it was an amazing experience I’ll be sharing in further detail very soon. While my blog has been the forgotten stepchild for way too long, I’ve been doing a ton of writing in other areas. Here’s some stories that went live in the last week or so....

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Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30

  As pale as I am, it’s always been really difficult to find product shading that really works for my complexion. This week, I was asked to try out a product from the Estee Lauder Double Wear line — I chose the Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup — and use it to keep me gorgeous for a key moment. It was a week that included me hardly leaving my apartment at all (cue post tax return mental meltdown), so my eventual re-entry to the world was this weekend, for the seder at my parents’ house. Happy holidays, to all, by the way, and I hope whatever you are celebrating, you are enjoying lots of delicious food and family time this weekend! Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is a foundation with clinically proven staying...

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Save the Date: #Stretchex Twitter Party 4/9 at 1pm ET!

Save the Date:  #Stretchex Twitter Party 4/9 at 1pm ET!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, whatever holiday you are celebrating (or not celebrating)! It’s one of the first truly spring-like days of the season, and we’re looking forward to…Spring beauty! Join me at the #Stretchex twitter party later this week, Thursday 4/9 at 1 pm ET. Lots of surprises are in store!

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Don’t Miss The #EyeBooster Twitter Party This Thursday 3/26!

Don’t  Miss The #EyeBooster Twitter Party This Thursday 3/26!

In some areas of life, bigger is better. This may or may not apply to menfolk — the jury is out — but when it comes to hair, be it my lashes or my locks, I totally agree. This weekend, I tried out the new Physicians Formula Instant Extensions kit , which promises to transform lashes dramatically in just two minutes, and I loved it. As someone who has gone through the expense (both time and money!) of lash extensions in the past, I’m into any option that gives me beautiful lashes without all the work or money. Here’s how this works: 1 – Straightforward enough, you sweep on last boosting mascara; this is to prep for fibers and layer on the lash-boosting ingredients 2 – Gently tap the “extensions” brush to release any...

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Oscars Recap: Going #BehindtheGlow With Neutrogena

Oscars Recap: Going #BehindtheGlow With Neutrogena

The average award show evening will find me in my pjs, bottle of wine at my side, snarking along with my friends on Twitter as we watch the red carpet starlets go by. This weekend was a special case in that I had the opportunity to spend the most important award evening of the year — the Academy Awards — at a party with some dear friends. My sister friend Bryce Gruber and I teamed up to host an intimate viewing party at our very favorite hotel in the city, Langham Place New York at Fifth Avenue — I love them so much I just featured them this month in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine as THE spot to stay and spa (and eat!) during a visit to NYC. With the Langham as our setting, the stage was already set for glamour, and we had ten or so of our friends...

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Steal the Look: Margot Robbie at the Academy Awards

Steal the Look: Margot Robbie at the Academy Awards

Blondes continue to just have more fun, and Margot Robbie looked hotter than ever on the  red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards. The Australian actress, a presenter last night, was gorgeous in a black Saint Laurent dress, a vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace and fiery orange-red lips. “We were inspired by old Hollywood glamour and wanted to make a statement,” says makeup artist Tyron Macchausen. “It’s the Oscars after all.” Tyron began by prepping the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer to ensure a flawless makeup application. He then used Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Honey & Beige on her skin and Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Sand under the eyes. He then lightly contoured with Hourglass Ambient...

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Steal the Look: Gina Rodriguez at the Academy Awards

Steal the Look: Gina Rodriguez at the Academy Awards

The stars were out full force last night for the Academy Awards, the biggest red carpet of the award season. Celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton gave Gina Rodriguez a sophisticated and timeless up do for the 2015 Academy Awards. “Gina’s hair is versatile, she can look great with any hairstyle but today we wanted to give her a glamorous look for the Oscars,” said Norton. Here’s how to steal the look: First, Norton prepped damp hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer to create a foundation for a frizz-free hairstyle in the not-frizz-friendly LA weather.  After blowing out her hair with a round brush, Norton divided her hair into two sections, from ear to ear, clipping the back part out of the way and set hot rollers to the...

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