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Bobbi Brown’s All Over Bronzing Gel

Hi guys, I hope that you’re having a beautiful November! I am loving the change of seasons so much. Warm gold, orange, and red leaves seem to be everywhere. I love the smells and sounds of a blazing, crackling fireplace, and a warm soup on the stove. The only thing I don’t love, however, is…

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stange beauty inventions

Hey guys, here’s a link to a very cute article about strange beauty inventions. My friend Rachel sent it to me and I thought that you might enjoy it. My personal favorite is the toast and jam shower set. I mean c’mon, a toast-shaped shower sponge? On a similar note, I’ve been recently obsessed with…

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Basic Makeup Class

I taught such a fun class this past weekend! It was a basic makeup class designed for a group of high school girls that I know. Most of the girls in the class are also in a painting class that I take. My friend Marilyn teaches the painting class, and we get together monthly to…

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Searching for a good Sunscreen…

  So I’ve been testing out a couple of natural sunscreens and have come to a few realizations: a.Sunscreen with a super-high SPF can make you look like a pasty, white ghost. b.It’s almost impossible to wear an organic sunscreen without looking like a shiny/oily greaseball. c.I’m kind of practical (read:cheap) and prefer not to…

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Safe Sun for Summer

Have you guys heard that your sunblock could cause cancer? When I first read this, I practically fell off my chair. I have religiously practiced “safe sun” for as long as I can remember, applying sunblock every day. Then the other day I read an article stating that some common ingredients in sunscreen (such as…

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Golden Girls

Okay, how amazing was Betty White on SNL? That woman makes me laugh so much! At 88 years old, I find her completely inspiring for her energy and sense of humor. Seeing her always reminds me of Golden Girls, my all-time favorite TV show. I loved watching Dorothy, Rose, Blanch and Sofia having so much…

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Our new place

We finally moved into our new home! Dougall and I had been looking to buy a new place for well over a year in LA, which is way longer than we expected it to take. Who knew there were so many people in Los Angeles? We made four previous offers and got outbid on each…

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Oscar night!

The Oscars are one of my favorite TV events of the year. An avid lover of quality films, I enjoy supporting the achievements of great actors and…oh, who am I kidding? I love to get together with my friends and talk about what people are wearing. It is so much fun to see the ladies…

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Washing your makeup brushes

What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without washing your hair? A week? A month? If you’re a makeup brush, the likelihood is that you’ve never been washed at all. I often do private makeup applications for people, and they love to get my advice about their makeup bags. It is always shocking to me when…

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Kissing Potion

So I have to admit, I’m kind of a lip balm junkie. Ever since I was a kid and tried cherry Chap Stick, I loved the way that it made my lips feel smooth and slippery. Picture it: I was in upstate New York with my family, where we had gone for a New Year’s…