Archive for January, 2012

Zits are for kids!

Zits are for kids!

Since my favorite PropaPH peel-off skin-clearing mask was discontinued years ago, I’ve tried just about every product out there to battle the occasional blemish (most likely to strike before an outdoor lunch date with an amazing-looking professional athlete…damn you daylight!). The next time you’re in a pinch (no, wait, don’t pinch!), check out the best […]

January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Downton Abbey’s Style Sense and Sartorial Sensibilities

Downton Abbey’s Style Sense and Sartorial Sensibilities

In the last few days, I’ve joined the cult of those obsessed with “Downton Abbey.” The PBS miniseries, which began airing its second season last week in the U.S., chronicles the lives of a British aristocrat, his family and the servants who live the the massive estate during the first two decades the 20th Century. […]

January 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Mastering the Art of Special Occasion Dressing with David Meister

Mastering the Art of Special Occasion Dressing with David Meister

This weekend marks the start of the annual Hollywood awards season with the telecast of the Golden Globes and the red carpet is a spot that’s familiar and comfortable for David Meister. The designer is known for classic cocktail dresses and elegant gala gown that have been worn by celebs such as Diane Lane, Emmanuelle […]

January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Ama-za-zing makeup

Ama-za-zing makeup

The color-blocking trend (wearing several bold, solid colors at once) is back for spring. And it’s sure to get you noticed, even lift your mood. If you’re like me, you’re probably less inclined to wear fire engine red denim with a purple blouse than you are to wear colorful makeup on your face. Because, thank […]

January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Stand by your mani

Stand by your mani

Stuck in a clear polish rut, or devoted to pearly white French tips? For an instant update to your look, look no further than the latest crop of muted nail colors. Grayish purples, nautical navys and army greens are on-trend for day or evening. Subtle. Versatile. And sure to catch the eye (make sure those […]

January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Whirl about town

Whirl about town

Chances are, you’ve seen the ads for it…in every fashion and beauty magazine…all over town. It’s the vibrating facial brush that supposedly cleans the skin deeper than cleansers and soaps alone. I was first introduced to the Clarisonic Mia during a facial at Nordstrom Spa in San Francisco. I rather liked the way the intense […]

January 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
It’s okay to hit the bottle

It’s okay to hit the bottle

It sounds counter-intuitive, but every woman should walk in high heels and a swimsuit once in a lifetime, even if it’s in the privacy of her own home in the middle of winter (set to music, of course…hope you have long hallways for strutting like nobody’s business). Back in the day when I was a […]

January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
New year, new you

New year, new you

Kick-start 2012 with these 20 beauty resolutions. Too ambitious? Just pick a new one every week. 1. Wash your pillowcases and makeup brushes weekly to maintain clear skin. 2. Implement a monthly “day of beauty”to care for yourself. Permission to take a day off work, granted. 3. Sip chamomile tea before bed to promote a […]

January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More