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Glow and Tell — New NARS Cosmetics Banc de Sable Highlighting Palette


There’s a unique mystique to a banc de sable or sandbank, how its surface rises above a body of water, how it seems to play peek-a-boo and only emerge to reveal itself when the tide is low.


Solid as a Rock — New Issey Miyake x United Nude Rock Sandals


Over the years, footwear brand United Nude has collaborated with some of the biggest boundary-pushing, rule-breaking, out-of-the-box thinkers in the fashion and art worlds — among them Iris van Herpen and Antoine Peters.


Beauty and the Beast‘s Mrs. Potts Would Be Delighted Over this Jet Set Candy Charm!


Today, the much-anticipated live action version of Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast hits theaters, and those of us who grew up watching Belle twirling around in a floor-sweeping, off-the-shoulder yellow gown with a voluminous skirt, looking up adoringly at a now-gentler Beast as they danced a waltz on the palace’s ballroom dance floor, well, we’re excited.


The Protector (And Perfector!) — Meet the IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid + SPF 50


I may love makeup, but I know better than to wear a full-coverage foundation, blush, mascara, and a long-wearing lipstick when going to the gym or playing outside with my son and our dog.


Sea of Love — OSEA Malibu Looks to the Ocean for its Skin-Loving Ingredients



Albert Camus once wrote, “I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.” If you’ve every lived by the sea, then you understand this sentiment: there’s a magic to the ocean.


10 Lessons Learned After Completing the 2017 Warrior Dash in Austin, Texas


When the Oakheart Genuine Spiced Rum publicity team asked me if I’d be interested in attending and covering the second Warrior Dash of 2017 here in Austin, Texas, I jumped at the opportunity.


Pink Quick! — 20 Spring Wardrobe Must-Haves That’ll Make You Blush!


Pantone announced that “greenery” was the color of the Spring 2017 season, but we beg to differ!


CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin” Segment On ’90s Beauty Trends That Are Making A Huge Comeback


Those of us who were on the verge of adolescence as the ’90s kicked off remember the era in all its glory: how Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell ruled the catwalk; how Drew Barrymore was still a daisy-loving wild child who made David Letterman blush by flashing her breasts during a televised visit; how Dawson, Joey, Jen, and Pacey played a romantic musical chairs on Dawson’s Creek; how Gwen Stefani and Shirley Manson led a new wave of powerful female rockstars; how the “Rachel” was the most coveted haircut in the entire country; and how the musical landscape encompassed everything from bubblegum pop (think Britney Spears) to grunge (led by Nirvana) and Latin pop (thanks to stars like Ricky Martin and Shakira going mainstream).


Would the Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Collection Get Your First Impression Rose?



Designed to give limp and lifeless strands a boost, the new Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose collection will likely enchant you with just one sniff — after all, these products smell like a fresh bouquet of roses.


Une Petite Merveille — Le Petit Marseillais Body Washes Are A Small Wonder


My husband is one of those special folks who can’t remember what he ate for breakfast yesterday but who can sing the theme song to every ’80s and ’90s sitcom — not to mention the jingle of every commercial to air during his childhood.