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Editorial: Cleaning out my Closet

Editorial: Cleaning out my Closet

 I've been continuously blogging on this site for about six months now, and it seems that I am continuously changing my focus, my voice, my priorities when it comes to subjects about which I write. In a previous life (paid to blog) I was a mean blogger. My subject was beauty and I chopped up folks […]

Fierce Fridays : Secret Weapon — Scent

“To attract men, I wear a perfume called ‘New Car Interior’” Rita Rudner Why is scent such a secret weapon? Well, one reason is that scent is memorable — good or bad.  Have you ever looked around a room or over your shoulder and mentally asked yourself, “Who is that????”  I’m sure we all have.  […]

What has Happened to Beautiful Young Men?

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland to be exact. And I love it!  Last Friday night a girl of 15 was brutally gang-raped and beaten for two hours near her high school campus; she was attending their homecoming dance.  To add insult to injury, spectators recorded the attack with their cell phone […]

Look Good Feel Better — Makeup Works

I volunteer for the Look Good…Feel Better program. This program assists women who have lost their hair and eyebrows with skincare, haircare (wigs) and makeup.  I’m so happy to “paint” faces for those who truly feel a boost in their mood when they see how color/makeup can transform their self-perception. I have to rant before […]

Fierce Fridays — The Eyes Have it

An old adage says that the eyes are the windows to the soul.  That very well may be the case when you are engaged in a heart-to-heart, but when you are in the market for some instant attention — major eye drama is key.  Here are my steps for simple eye drama for Friday Fierceness. 1. Smolder […]

Best Green Budget Beauty — Top 5 in Makeup

I am trying make my life greener and reduce my carbon footprint.   I use energy efficient light bulbs, green cleaners, drive less, recycle, recycle, recycle, use eco-friendly refillable water bottles, take my own bags to the grocery store and more.  But when it comes to makeup, I have been a little slow jumping on the […]

Shop Lierac to Support Gilda’s Club NYC

Lierac In-Store Event/Gilda’s Club Initiative – October 23, 2009 WHO: 100,000 consumers will have the opportunity to visit Lierac Paris European Skincare Centers at 700 participating CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs. WHAT: On October 23, 2009, customers will be able to contribute to Gilda’s Club of NYC with every Lierac purchase.  For each product bought, Lierac […]

A Cookie That Won’t Make You Fat

Not so long ago, I did a poll of my friends and readers about thier one can’t-live-without beauty product. Well, it was a pretty close time between lipgloss (numero uno) and lotion, a close runner-up.  Well, that made me realize that I really do love lotion.  The simple fact that I use four variations everyday […]

I’m Bringing 50 Back

What’s so bad about being 50? Or, should I say, what’s so bad about being a woman at 50. Well, there’s plenty I could complain about, but I won’t. Instead, think about the beauty of 50. So, I’m bringing 50 back. Sing it in your head. You know the song, that cute little Justin Timerlake, I […]

Simply Saturday — Lifestlye Tips to Ward off Breast Cancer

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and aside from doing my usualy self-exam and having regular mammograms, I think I need to fine-tune my habits and lifestyle for prevention.  The Mayo Clinic has some great information regarding lifestyle habits that I’m putting into action. 1.  Limit alcohol. A link exists between alcohol consumption and breast cancer. […]

Fierce Fridays: My Secret Weapon– Red Lipstick

I know I have gushed about my obsession with red lipstick on many occasion on this blog. I have even written a great piece on the Power of Red.  But what you need to remember is that red is such a powerful color. So it’s Friday night, you want to go out, but you don’t […]

What’s up With the Afros at Louis Vuitton?

I love afros. In my high school graduation portrait, circa 1975, I called myself rocking a ‘fro, but in retrospect it was pretty pathetic. My hair is soft and my afro never really stood up and saluted like it should have. I was quite envious of my cousin, then a student at UCLA whose Angela […]

ADD and Blogging Don’t Mix

ADD and Blogging Don’t Mix

I guess I was feeling all high on life after I saw Julie and Julie when I wrote my blog two Sundays ago.  For some insane reason, I decided that I was going to blog for 60 straight days.  What on earth possessed me to say such a thing?  I know myself — I'm the poster […]

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