New York Fashion Week – Hair, Nails, Makeup for VPL Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

VPL makeup Spring 2014 NYFW backstage

Designer: VPL Key Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani for Makeup: Boots No. 7 The scoop:  Known for its geometric lines and shapes, the VPL Spring/Summer 2014 collection had a very active theme which was mirrored in its location in a gymnasium.  Lightweight foundation was applied to give a natural matte finish with a strong graphic/glossy eye [...]

The Best Conditioners for Curly, Wavy, Kinky, and Relaxed Hair


I started out 2011 convinced that I was going to slowly transition out of my relaxed hair into a more natural state. Boy, was I wrong. During the course of the year I cycled through conditioners as I tried to find the one conditioner that would work for the roughly four different hair textures occupying [...]

Asked & Answered: My Current Hair Care Routine


Hey guys – You’ve asked and now I’ve answered! I regularly get lots of questions on the blog, twitter, YouTube, and facebook about my hair care routine….so I finally sat down and did a little video for you guys.. Here’s my hair inspiration: I will also share with you, pictures of my hair at various [...]

ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – Nelson Vercher for Phyto at Costello Tagliapietra


Nelson Vercher’s hair design (for Phyto) at Costello Taglipietra‘s Spring/Summer 2011 is a modern twist on the chignon. The style revisits a time when women frequently wore hats.  The chignon is usually worn at the back of the head, so, wearing one on the side of the head in the form of a little hat, [...]

ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – Cocktails and Couture


For the last few seasons of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NY) my dear friend and Social Media Maven/Beauty Blogging Force Extraordinaire Lianne Farbes, has hosted THE soiree of the season — Cocktails & Couture. This IT event brings together national fashion reporters, editors, bloggers and social media gurus to discuss all things fashion, glamour and [...]

Fridays with Felicia: Volume 12


Fridays with Felicia: An intimate look behind the curtain as I share my favorite style/ beauty discoveries and ThisThatBeauty shenanigans from previous week. Hey everyone! It’s time for another wild and crazy beauty-filled column of “Fridays with Felicia”. Buckle up! I celebrated Bastille Day with Phyto Universe. If you have never visited the botanical sanctuary [...]

Fridays with Felicia: Volume 1


I am starting a new column on ThisThatBeauty, lets call her “Fridays with Felicia“. Do you know why I started ThisThatBeauty nearly two years ago? Well the stock response has always been that I had this intense urge to purge the style/beauty ramblings and insights taking up residence in my head. This response, while still [...]

ThisThatBeauty Discoveries: The Power of the Pre-Shampoo Treatment


Somewhere around 1989 I abandoned the pre-shampoo treatment concept. Bye-bye V05 Hot Oil Treatment. But like all things 80′s it’s baaaaack! And just like certain things from the 80′s that never really left (Egad, like your auntie who still wears heavily contoured blush)….if you google the term “pre-poo” (which is short for “pre-shampoo”), you will [...]