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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...

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...

How On-the-Go Gals Can Prevent Beauty Break Downs Beauty crises happen every day. How to prevent being caught in a mascara free zone? Always keep a beauty kit filled with five minute fixes in your car or office. This way, when the call for a last...

MY DINNER PARTY BASED ON SPRING FASHION TRENDS It all started with a show stopping 11 course meal at Grant Achatz’s gastro palace NEXT in Chicago last month. The intense flavors and crazy modern pairings were the stuff of food porn fantasies. The innovation of the meal left...

I am excited to be a part of SheKnows new EXPERT AMONG US program. I am obsessed with scarves. So, it should come as no surprise that my first post (and accompanying video) is all about how to wear a scarf. READ FULL STORY ...

HOW TO ENERGIZE A MIDDAY COMPLEXION THE ISSUE In the middle of the day, exhaustion sets in. And, it physically manifests in the form of cakey makeup and/or a dehydrated, I’ve-had-it looking complexion. THE FIX Resetting your radiance quotient is all about the skillful application of beauty products. This on-the-go...

THE ISSUE Who has time to remember a necklace? Accessories matter. They are outfit makers, the Bernaise sauce on a succulent filet. Jeans and a black tee shirt by itself? Eh. Jeans tricked out with a fab necklace, a scarf and some attention grabbing earrings-wow! But, in order to get...

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LBD INTO A HEAD-TURNER  THE ISSUE How to elevate a basic black dress into a look? A black dress is a black dress is a blah black dress. But, when you layer it with statement making elements, a forgettable garment is swiftly transformed into...

ISSUE Muffin top and bulging belly dripping over your waistband! THE FIX One of Spanx's newest products--the high waisted shorty--flattens the tummy and compresses the waist under any length garment. Spanx Haute Contour® High-Waisted Shorty $48 ...