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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.


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.


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.


Vice, Vice, Baby — Urban Decay’s Sinfully Delicious Vice Lipstick Collection


Last summer, I was quoted in a Cosmopolitan.com piece about Urban Decay superfans (guilty as charged), so it’s no surprise that, after just a taste of the brand’s new Vice Lipstick collection, this UD junkie was coming back for more.


My Latest “Studio 512” Segment On High-Tech Beauty Gadgets!


Some people get positively giddy when learning about new iPhone models, tinkering with virtual reality viewers, trying out new gaming consoles, and tracking calories burnt and hours slept with new wearable gadgets but, when it comes to tech innovations, I’m most excited learning about those pertaining to the beauty realm.


Clarins Enchants With Its Limited Edition “Tender Moments” Makeup Collection


Think about the physical manifestations of infatuation: that light skip to your step, the flushed tone your cheeks develop when you catch your beloved glancing at you, how the corners of your mouth instantly turn upwards when you hear his voice or smell his cologne, how you can’t help but bite your bottom lip or rub your lips together when you imagine his kiss…


Diamonds Are Your Skin’s Best Friend — New Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer and Illuminating Eye Creme



When Marilyn Monroe sang about diamonds being a girl’s best friend in 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, she couldn’t possibly have known just how true that statement would ring.