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Words of Wisdom – Gloria Steinem

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Cleansing Oil Shampoos

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I’ve long read of the carefree clean hair dreams that cleansing oil shampoos make come true. I’m a big fan of any oil for just about anything. Face oils, body oils, massage oils, cleansing oils, oil based body washes… you name it, and if it has oil, I am probably on board. Which is why I’ve wanted to try, what I understand to be the master of all cleansing oil shampoos, Shu Uemura Cleasing Oil Shampoo (and conditioner, obviously.)

This brings me to one of the first things we need to get caught up on. If you remember, a long long time ago – in a land far far away, I said Until Next Time because I was concentrating on my day time gig. And, I did. It went well… I still am, in fact. I left Marc Jacobs (pre cultural appropriation scandal) and started working for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics & Fragrances at L’Orèal. Dream. Come. True.

First Purchase – Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo. Love. (more…)

Oh! Hello There?

Oh! Hello There? I bet you weren’t expecting to hear from me… and one couldn’t blame you. But, alas I am here. We have a lot to get caught up on. There’s been lots of personal beauty adventures, beautiful trips that provided tons of inspiration, photo muses, lessons learned, and occasionally some music & fashion.

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Until Next Time

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A lot has been going on. A LOT! Which is precisely what we need to talk about. Before I jetted off on a work adventure to Paris and London, I promised a follow up to The Easiest Way to Figure out Your Face Shape. Which, I am definitely going to do, but the “next week” part of that clearly should have been taken lightly. (more…)

We’ll Always Have Paris

ParisWe’ll Always Have Paris (or so they say.)

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Mom and Me and Lipstick

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Life plays funny tricks on you that only become obvious as you get older. One of those funny tricks is how we turn into versions of our parents. As much as my teenage heart despises this notion it nonetheless proceeds to happen at an alarming rate.

It’s not so bad, which is why it’s a trick. All those years spent fighting and bickering because as Joan Didion explains “one of the mixed blessings of being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before.” (more…)

Simple Face Wash

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There is a reason why it is called a beauty routine. It’s because like with most routines beauty works best if done everyday. People take comfort in routine. It’s relaxing to know what events await us during our day. Things seem easier when you know the outcome.

You are never going to believe this… Shortly after I posted 5 easy ways to always be prepared, I was walking to Soho and it started to rain. I DID NOT have an umbrella. URG! Realizing quickly there was nothing I could do, I continued my walk in the rain only to enjoy it. It was only lightly sprinkling. I have a friend who lives in California. An ex-pat from the east coast. She lives there with her wife and enjoys all the things Cali offers. Her biggest complaint about California is the seasons never change. She claims to miss the rain, miss the snow, and the wind, and the cold. I understood this on my walk. While I was lost in routine, the rain served as a simple reminder that no two days are the same, whether they feel monotonous and repetitious. (more…)

Tuesday Tip: Eyebrows

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Spritz an old toothbrush or a clean mascara wand with hairspray to keep misbehaving brows in check.

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The Lucky Ones

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