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Test Driving the Brit Celeb Makeup Artist's Line at Selfridges I had a mission in London. The beauty industry had been buzzing about celeb makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s new line. The mascara was said to be next level. The concealer able to camouflage a decadent night...

The moment that you hear Sinatra’s rollicking Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas taking over the airwaves, it is a sign to kick up your style for the season. Yes, you need the requisite statement earrings, embellished sweater and fur accent piece. But, another easy...

How to Unleash Your Pearly White Smile Chocolate. Coffee. Red Wine. Unfortunately, all of these delightful substances wreak havoc on your teeth. How can you shrug off the discoloration and channel the pearly whites’ of yore? Sure there are lasers to whiten teeth (I tried the Zoom! process...

Grey hair. It is the badge of motherhood and it sucks. Once my greys starting sprouting from my temples, my whole persona seems to wilt. My shoulders sag, my feet drag and I feel like a hag. I’m vain, I know. But, for me, the...

ISSUE Super dry, winterized hair and skin. THE FIX Olive oil is a staple in many high end beauty products. Channel your inner Mediterranean and apply this hydrating oil to your body, face and hair. Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil $6.38...

THE ISSUE Sunscreen layered under makeup often leaves skin cakey or oily. How can you protect yourself from the sun and have a flawless looking complexion? THE FIX Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen and Primer SPF 50, $90 WHY This lightweight, oil-free combination sunscreen does double duty. It primes and...

One of the many perks of my job is to be on the receiving end of countless beauty products. Many beautify. Many hydrate. But many are forgettable. This month I was on a quest for magical potions with the power to transform. Drab to fab....

A SMOKY EYE THAT IS NEITHER SLUTTY NOR STUPID I have been long trying to master the smoldering Sofia Vergara eye.  Sexy and mysterious, a smoky eye is fiercely feminine. But, it is complicated stuff. If you are overzealous, you look like a prostitute. If you...