Nars Summer Shopping Spree and the Chicest Bottle of Water

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Although I’ve been a beauty editor for decades (my young face is a testament to all the anti-aging products I’ve tried), I still get excited about new makeup colors. That said, I can’t remember the last time I bought makeup (for myself) and am pretty lazy about changing up my usual repertoire of BB Cream, blush, and mascara. But when I was at an event the other day and realized I was wearing matte burgundy lipstick (not very appropriate for sunny L.A. weather), I knew it was time for some makeup overhaul. So I headed to the slick Nars flagship store on Melrose in Los Angeles and had a summer makeup shopping spree. Here’s what I splurged on: Continue reading

Am I turning into an old lady?

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I was in London last month on assignment for Marie Claire (I love my job!) and became obsessed with Liberty prints. How can you not love these adorable shower caps with pastel flowers (above)? Am I turning into an old lady with this grandmotherly taste?

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This Year’s Best Holiday Gift Set (and how to make almond jelly)

I’ve always loved almond scents. I think it’s because almond jelly, flavored with bizarre-but-delicious imitation almond extract, was one of the few things my dad could cook. It was always a treat when he made this simple dessert and I still associate the sweet smell of almonds with comfort and cleanliness (maybe because of almond jelly’s pristine white color?). That’s why my pick for this year’s best holiday gift set is L’Occitane’s Almond Enchantment. Not only is it a great value at $68 (instead of $98), but it also comes packed with a just-for-holiday jumbo bottle of my favorite Almond Shower Oil—with a pump!  Continue reading