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The secret to seductive makeup

I have found over the years that men seem to approach women more easily when they aren’t wearing much makeup. Men seem to be a little scared off by dark matte or overly glossy lipsticks. It may be that they are just afraid of what it might be like kissing it! And who can blame […] Read more…

The supermodels are back!

THE SUPERMODELS ARE BACK! Have you seen the new Balmain campaign for spring 2016? It features three of the most iconic supermodels of the 1990’s, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, looking more incredible than ever. I, for one, am happy to see a fashion campaign featuring women my age. The supermodel era was […] Read more…

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The best foundations ever

Foundation is one of the most difficult makeup products to buy. The color has to match your skin tone, the formulation needs to be right for your skin type and it has to create the finish that you prefer. Achieve that perfect foundation trifecta and you have found yourself a winner. I was very interested […] Read more…

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Strobing- A winter skin perk up

It’s January. It’s cold and dry. Winter skin can always do with a perk up and the trendy makeup technique “strobing” is perfect to fake a healthy glow. I don’t think that strobing is really anything new, but just an updated version of the highlighting that makeup artists have been using all along. Strobing is […] Read more…

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Beauty Predictions for 2016

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! We are officially in Januaury 2016 and just like that the weather in Miami has decided to change. After roasting poolside all holiday long, it is now grey, rainy and only 63F this morning! Yes that is downright balmy compared to the rest of […] Read more…

Foreo Luna Mini- the review

I sometimes receive odd requests when I work on photoshoot productions, mostly makeup advice, but recently I had a client ask me in desperation where he could pick up a Clairsonic skin device ASAP. He’d forgotten to pack his and told me it was key to his flawless skin. Glowing and even, his complexion was […] Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide-Beauty

Gift giving is very personal. In this commercial world that we live in today, we feel compelled to give gifts on certain occasions. We sift through stores and online gift guides trying to find that perfect gift because we can’t ignore the fact that Christmas is around the corner and well, that’s the time to […] Read more…

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Why I am smearing Snail Mucin on my skin

I first tasted snails, or escargots, with minor trepidation while visiting my in-laws in Burgundy, France. Smothered in garlic butter and washed down with a glass of chilled Chablis, they were delectable! But snail mucin, or more plainly slime? On my face? Snail mucin has been used in Korea as a skin care ingredient for […] Read more…

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Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t only for electronics, there are some Cyber Monday beauty deals to be made as well. I noticed that apart from gift with purchases, beauty products rarely go on sale and so I thought it could be helpful to round up some beauty deals and share them with you. Enjoy! […] Read more…

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