My VMAs Manicure with Essie’s New Fall Colors

Just had to share my #essieredcarpet manicure by @JulieKnailsNYC (creative director at The Paintbox in New York City). She used two of the new shades from Essie’s Fall 2014 color collection: Take It Outside (gray) and Dress To Kilt (burgundy). Side note: Cover Girl invited me to attend the MTV VMA awards with them (their spokesperson Katy Perry was nominated for Best Female Video–and won!!) last night so this was my VMA manicure. Needless to say, this weekend was a dream!

The No-Polish Manicure

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 5.59.17 PMI had lunch with THE celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann today in Westwood, who was in town celebrating the 15th anniversary of her brand (and to work the Emmy’s, making sure her star clients’ hands look picture perfect before they step out onto the red carpet). Seeing Deborah and talking polish shades reminded me of the Marie Claire article I recently interviewed her for, about how to look polished without wearing any nail polish (a true nude manicure). Click here to read the full story: A Show Of Hands


Why Candy Crush And Netflix Are Making You Look Older

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Just wanted to share my latest Marie Claire story (out now in the August 2014 issue). If you’re as addicted to mobile games as I am (Farm Heroes is my current favorite—those fruits and veggies are just too cute), this story about how technology speeds up skin aging is an absolute must read: Tech Skin August 2014