Category Archives: Beauty

20 Gifts for Under $20

There is no reason to break the bank during the holidays. It’s more important to choose something thoughtful and fun instead of something expensive and predictable. These gifts are perfect for that work friend or the new date you don’t … Continue reading

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Poubelle Twins Calendar Release Party

The Poubelle Twins, longtime darlings of Los Angeles’ legendary Lucha VaVOOM, as well as countless burlesque stages (the iconic French Maids of The Velvet Hammer, naturellement!), comedy venues and wrestling rings from TJ to Stockholm, are releasing their 2015 calendar and to … Continue reading

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Lash Closet

If you’re on the go like I frequently am, Lash Closet is a lifesaver. Now offering a customizable subscription-based service (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and bi-monthly, although you can still purchase without a subscription package.)  For those serious about their lashes … Continue reading

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Glamour Ghoul: Halloween Makeup

Wondering how you can master your own spooky makeup, effects, or even body paint? Or maybe you’re desperate to win the office costume contest but greasepaint and rent-a-costume won’t cut it? Get it done in the comfort and privacy of … Continue reading

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Advanced Style comes to Los Angeles

I’ve been a big fan of Ari Seth Cohen’s “Advanced Style” blog since he began. Having had a great-aunt who was (and remains) one of my major style influencers, his work spoke to me immediately. Living in New York for … Continue reading

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Standing – Still!

I packed three pairs of false eyelashes, a tiara, over 6 sunscreens and far too many (is there such a thing?) high heels on this last trip. Obviously I’m a whiz when it comes to paring down to the essentials. … Continue reading

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Rich’s Argan Oil Elixir

I love skin and hair oils. Oils used to have a bad name until a few years back, but for me – going from the desert to humid New England in a month – travel has made my skin and … Continue reading

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On the Road Beauty: Repêchage

In the past month my skin has gone from high desert to humid New England, which is not exactly the kind of testing anyone wants (not to mention airplanes, the ultimate dehydrator.) So when Repêchage sent me three of their … Continue reading

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BeautyCon focus: Perfect365

. BeautyCon—the preeminent global summit for top digital fashion and beauty influencers, and their ever-growing number of fans—returned  to Los Angeles for its third-annual summit. BeautyCon Los Angeles was held in partnership with ELLE, at the LA Mart, on August … Continue reading

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Sexy Hair: Road Test, Part II

Shampooing while traveling is a mixed bag. Unless you’re familiar with the water, you can end up with problems like flat, lifeless locks (from hard water) to loss of color (too much chlorine.) I get my hair professionally washed weekly … Continue reading

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