Mani of the Week: Pitch Black Perfection with Maybelline Patent Black

Maybelline Patent Black

I don’t wear a lot of black nail polish.  Truth be told, it’s a bit difficult to get it out of my cuticles and if it chips I have to remove it immediately or risk looking like someone who trolls for dates in back alleys. Patent Black Nail Polish from Maybelline’s  Color Show Back to Black [...]

NYFW 15 Get The Look: Hair, Hair and More Hair with Viviscal


All week I’ve been covering shows and sharing how Viviscal can help achieve the enviable lengths we’re seeing on the runway this season. I’ve never been super into length, but with Viviscal — game on! I suddenly find myself day dreaming about mid early summer and how awesome my hair will be (it takes about [...]

NYFW Get The Look: Tracy Reese FW 15

Tracy Reese FW 15

SHOW: Tracy Reese BEST BEAUTY: ‘70s African style knot with futuristic elements   GET THE LOOK: Apply SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Blow Out Cream to protect hair and add shine before drying. Using a paddle brush, dry hair brushing away from the face, towards the crown of the head. Massage SheaMoisture [...]

Get The Look: Carmen Marc Valvo FW 15

Carmen Marc Valvo FW 15 Hair

SHOW: Carmen Marc Valvo BEST BEAUTY: Schoolgirl Americana 2.0 GET THE LOOK: Ted Gibson describes this looks as “perfect for the girl who hasn’t had a shampoo in a couple of days and wants to do something other than a ponytail or a braid.” I’m a huge fan of protective styling as well as styles [...]

Benefit Cosmetics and Baublebar Launch Limited Edition Boxes

Baublebar x BEnefit collaboration box

If you are both a jewelry and makeup lover (and frankly if you love one, how can you not love the other?), then this next collaboration is most definitely for you. Baublebar has teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics to create three limited edition gift sets complete with treats from both brands. Each box contains 1-2 [...]

NYFW Get The Look: Rebecca Minkoff FW 15

Rebecca Minkoff AW 15

SHOW: Rebecca Minkoff FW 15 BEST BEAUTY: Night-before eyes and shaggy bangs GET THE LOOK: I’m still stuck on the runway look for Rebecca Minkoff. Night-before eyes (think: a tiny bit slept in) really resonate because we’ve all been there — partied super hard, and the next morning your “night-before” eyes are still somewhat present. [...]

Mani of the Week: Smiling Lips on Your Fingertips

lips tutorial

By now it’s no surprise to all of you that Valentine’s Day is one of my absolute fave nail art holidays. For this Mani of the Week, I’m going to teach you how to do fun lips to compliment all the smiling you’ll be doing! Whether you’re out celebrating with your best girlfriends or your [...]

NYFW Get The Look: Rachel Comey AW 15


SHOW: Rachel Comey AW 15 BEST BEAUTY: Skin and hair ruled at Rachel Comey. GET THE LOOK: Leave it to NARS (Lead Artist Maud Laceppe) to create skin so effortlessly fresh and dewy. And, quite frankly, I expect nothing less from the brand that brought us the cult classic blush, Orgasm. For face, the lead [...]

4 Cleansing Oils We’re Loving Right Now

Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Can you really clean your face with an oil?  The short answer is yes.  While you can clean with an oil, not all oils are created equal. The idea behind oil cleansing is that oils can break down the oily residue, makeup and other impurities on the skin allowing you to rinse them away. The [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Ella+Mila Nail Polish

Ella Mila Nail Polish

I love a good feel-good branding story and Ella+Mila is nothing if not that.  The brand is named after and  inspired by the twin daughters,   Ella and Mila,  of one of the founders. Ella+Mila is a 5 free (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor,)  vegan, Peta certified brand of nail polish, release [...]