So much of my life has changed since I found out I was expecting. Aside from my rapidly increasing weight (and waistline) and dwindling wardrobe and food choices, I’ve also been forced out of my old daily beauty routine. And I’m not just talking about giving up mani and pedi sessions for doctor appointments and [...]
Author Archives: Gracee
Occupation: Beauty Editor
About Me: I’m a lot of things. I consider myself an avid traveler, a street-food lover, a bookworm, a movie buff, a postcard collector, an unabashed bargain-hunter, a frustrated singer, and a photography enthusiast. I’ve just discovered my beauty junkie personality, and my current obsession involves finding the right beauty products that would make me look effortlessly immaculate, something along the lines of I-don’t-care-about-my-look-but-I-still-look-pretty-awesome. I know it sounds like a tall order, but I really think I’m onto something.
What is in your makeup bag? My five-minute face kit: Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation, Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer-Tan, Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Jar SPF 30 Matte – Tan-Almost Clear, Face Stockholm Blush-On – Korsbar, Kevyn Aucoin The Mascara – Volume – Rich Pitch Black, ,Dr. Hauschka Kajal Eyeliner – 06 Eucalyptus Dew Green, Chapstick and a curlash.
Your best beauty/skin care tip: It’s never too early to worry about wrinkles!
#1 Must-Have Product: It has to be the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System – Yellow. I feel dirty without it.
Favorite Brands: Too many to mention! I’m never a loyal customer!
Biggest Beauty Concern: Dry skin and uneven skin tone.
Skin Type: Dry
When we talk about aging, we only talk about wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin and graying hair. Very rarely is the subject of thinning hair, hair loss or alopecia, both in men and women, openly discussed, even if this condition affects roughly 40 million men and 30 million women in the United States alone. Blame [...]
Ah, it’s that time of the year again, the season of sugar cookies, tree trimming, secret santa, holiday soirees and, of course, shopping for the perfect holiday presents for your loved ones! As a woman—and a beauty junkie—I know shopping should be fun and, to some extent, stress relieving. But to me, it really isn’t. [...]
Being a beauty reporter has a lot of perks, the best of which—aside from getting new beauty products to try almost every day—is gaining access to a wealth of information about skin care ingredients. One of my most recent beauty discoveries? The benefits of turmeric on skin—yes, that same edible spice that makes Indian curry [...]
A new beauty oil sweeping the market, a makeup tool guaranteed to fake flawless complexion, a disturbing deodorant discovery, and the one makeup primer you just gotta try–read the latest and most talked about beauty news this week! Latest Beauty Oil: Camellia Oil The search for the newest beauty oil has taken us as far [...]
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a nail color connoisseur? It turns out it’s one of the toughest jobs in the world! And we know this for sure because we read the diary of Essie Weingarten, president and founder of Essie Cosmetics. In her never-ending quest for nail color inspiration, she had to scour [...]
As if being part of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards isn’t glamorous enough. Everyone knows being part of music’s biggest night has its perks—as for what exactly those perks are, mere spectators like us can only guess. However, last Saturday, I was one of the few lucky ones who scored a golden ticket to the [...]
“Modern Family” may have lost to HBO’s “Girls” last Sunday for the Best Television Series Award for Musical or Comedy, but we thought Julie Bowen’s look that night was a clear winner! In her turquoise one-shoulder Halston gown, which was paired with sultry smoky eyes and a glowing complexion, she dazzled like a precious gem [...]
I have various reasons for disliking glitter makeup. First, it’s hard to pull off unless it’s Halloween (and you’re dressed as a pixie). Second, it takes forever to apply and remove. Third, it’s messy, it requires a lot of cleaning up after application, and it tends to explode in my purse. And fourth, the tiny [...]
Warning: This post is not for the faint of heart. Mites living and breeding on our faces, and causing unexplained redness, pus-filled pimples, spidery veins and bloodshot eyes? That sounds like a plot straight out of a sci-fi movie to me—but not according to the Journal of Medical Microbiology, whose recent study states that a [...]