How old is that lipstick??

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

My husband and I moved this weekend. All last week I have been packing stuff at night and Shutterstock_906631 hauling it to work, and I drive straight to our new home after quitting time to unload and unpack. It’s been quite a week! Although moving is a pain, I do enjoy sorting out my belongings, throwing away the old and donating items that I haven’t used in years.

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Beauty – Pürr and Simple

Thursday, July 29, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

So, there is a cat bully in my apartment complex, a cat whoPurrr and Simple bullies other kitties, not a person who is mean to cats (that would be just plain terrible). There goes the neighborhood!  My husband is gravely concerned. Fur has flown on our patio (mostly our cat Tybee’s), and the bully scratched my poor kitten’s nose! What’s this got to do with beauty?  Simple. Unlike this malicious feline, Pür Minerals is not a cat bully, or a bully to any animal for that matter. That’s just not how we roll. 

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What Goes Around Comes Around

Thursday, July 22, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

300 If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “they don’t make them like they used
to” (at least in reference to fashion), then we’ve got a site for you.
Based in Sydney, Australia, The Vintage Dress
is an online boutique boasting a vast array of amazingly versatile
one-off pieces from the better half of the past century. From fab
sixties florals to vintage Vuitton, the site’s ever-changing menagerie
(they update their stock weekly) is part museum, part bazaar and totally
hip. We like this 80s button dress and leather-and-canvas twist belt
for a fun, fresh summer look that plays well with nude lips and
island-inspired coral eyes. Forget the thrift stores (TVD’s stylists have already picked them clean), and go straight to the source.

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Summertime Girl

Friday, May 14, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

2010 Summer Trend Report

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Short and Sweet

Thursday, March 18, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Scissors_haircutSpring is just around the corner, and summer will be here before we know it. I definitely let my hair get too long and out of control during the last few months, so I recently got a super fresh, springtime trim. I told Joy, my fabulous hair stylist “Chop it. Get rid of it. Hair must fly because it’s driving me bonkers!” I’ve worn varying lengths of short hair in the past, so this did not faze Joy at all.

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Put Some Pride in That Stride

Friday, March 05, 2010 | COLUMNS: Around Town, Uncategorized

Do you have Happy Feet but sad shoes? One of the best parts about spring is the footwear, but those sexyShutterstock_1126650, knee-high boots and classy, leather pumps can look drab after a while. Unless you’re looking for an excuse to go shoe shopping, don’t retire your favorite pair just yet. You can easily revive that glossy sheen with a little polish. Shoeshines are not just for men, nor are they just some outdated thing your dad use to do. Polishing your shoes is a simple and inexpensive way to make them last, and you owe it to yourself (and your loyal loafers and heels) to help your footwear go the extra mile.

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Nail the Look

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Liquid_Swatch When it comes to runway fashion, most of us look at the big picture—the outfits, the makeup, the hair—but often it’s the attention to detail that really nails the look. With this spring’s less-is-more attitude, it’s the little things that really make the difference. And if the view from the catwalk is any indication, fun, fresh nails are the finishing touch du jour.

In the Nude
Nude and neutral polishes are a springtime
no-brainer. While still fresh and fun, they’re the least in-your-face
and go with just about anything. Find the perfect shade for your skin
type (or outfit) at RescueBeauty.com, home of New York’s premier nail boutique, Rescue Beauty Lounge.

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Pucker-Up, Valentine.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Last week I confessed that I love any excuse to bust-out my red lipstick, and Valentine’s Day is the Shutterstock_11370694 perfect occasion for a sexy, bold pout. Whether you’re on a romantic date, shaking what your mama gave you at the club or having an anti-Valentine’s girls’-night-out; red lips are super hot and will definitely make a statement. Many women shy away from this classic yet daring look in fear of looking like a sleazy circus clown. Fear not! Rouge is not a ruse. With a little know-how and proper technique, you can wear your crimson smile with confidence!

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Mineral Mudd Masque is a Fashion Reader Fave!

Friday, February 05, 2010 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

MineralMud_New_CAP_2 It’s one thing when a magazine’s beauty department gives you a nod. It’s a whole other thing when its readers cry out your name. So, when Fashion magazine announced our Mineral Mudd Masque was a Reader Fave in its 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards, we were speechless. The best solution in such a situation? Let someone else do the talking:

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Pop Culture’s Perfect Storm: Fashion Week Meets “Jersey Shore”

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 | COLUMNS: Around Town, Uncategorized

I’m all for combining guilty pleasures. That’s why I was thrilled when the New York Post hinted at a possible merger of two of this year’s arguably biggest pop sensations—Fashion Week and MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” Alright, so Fashion Week isn’t exactly a guilty pleasure, but the fake bake boardwalk crew certainly is. And with their indulgently un-PC first season at an end, fans everywhere are looking for their next fix.

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