Author Archives: Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's hiking, soaking in a Korean salt room or in the high desert with her pit bull.

BeautyCon LA

This past Saturday, the biggest-yet BeautyCon Festival was held at the ReefLA downtown. In partnership with Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and Cosmo For Latina, the massive beauty-junkie heaven topped last year’s attendance-breaking records with hundreds of brands debuting new products and techniques, … Continue reading

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New Moon: Emotional Rescue

Oh, you crazy moon. Loony, lunatic, moon madness, your emotional sign in astrology, ruler of tides, werewolf-enabler. In July we’ve got Wednesday’s new moon sandwiched between two fulls – the second, a Blue Moon on the 31st. So what does … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Insomniac

I have been an insomniac for years. Like an old lover I can’t quite hang up on, I have learned to live with it. When it goes I forget it was ever here, as I pass out in a coma-like … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s New Moon: Here Comes the Summer

Goodbye, Mercury Rx and all that came, upside down, with it. For reconnections and research, it was a doozy (wacky phone calls, texts, emails, anyone? iMessage bug?) as it takes its time leaving. On the bright side – and there … Continue reading

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Flower Moon: The Empress Glinda

Ahh and here it comes. For us, a little before 9:15 because we get things first out here. It really is called the Flower Moon, Milk Moon, Mother’s Moon, Corn Planting Moon and all those things that tell you the … Continue reading

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Shakin’ It with Joico

Joico launched their newest product, Hair Shake, at the District by Hannah An. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars’ Peta Murgratroyd (performing the Hair Shake Dance), Joico’s Celeb Hairstylist Paul Norton created looks on guests and gave pointers on how … Continue reading

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New Moon: God of Hellfire

Saturday’s new moon in Aries = let me stand next to your fire. That’s your fire – if you want to invite others to share your S’mores, go for it, but this one belongs to you. Tired of feeling beholden, … Continue reading

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Spring Ahead: The Big Combo

Ushered in by a Solar Eclipse* happening off Scotland, Friday’s new moon (a Supermoon at that, arriving at 2:38 AM) also heralds the Vernal Equinox. A Solar Eclipse at an Equinox is quite rare – you’ll have to wait another … Continue reading

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Albert Maysles, Life Changer

I heard that Al Maysles passed away yesterday at his home in Manhattan. I was just talking about him last night. As a kid, the first thing I watched on our new betamax (!) was his film, Gimme Shelter. I … Continue reading

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Pre-Oscar Party Time: Beauty at the W

Secret Room Events hosted a day-long invite-only gifting and luxury suite for talent and industry insiders on Friday. Held at the W Westwood, the Beauty Bar and Luxury Lounge was jam packed with top-to-toe essentials for beauty inside and out. … Continue reading

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