What I learned about Body Image from a Victoria’s Secret Model

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Once during an extensive case of being distracted on the Internet I stumbled upon a Victoria’s Secret model’s tips to looking the way she does. I am pretty sure it was Alessandra Ambrosio, but that is not important. You know what I am talking about, right? Well, if you don’t it starts innocently enough. (more…)

A Fragrance that Surprised Me

URBAN OUTFITTERS PETAL PERFUME OIL, A fragrance that surprised me, behind the mirror

Over the lifetime of my blog I can’t recall a time I’ve posted anything about fragrances. (more…)

Tips to Help Conceal Allergies


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I can’t remember the last time I walked outside of my apartment and my eyes didn’t burn. (more…)

5 Simple Changes for a Happier You

I am lazy as F$@#, you guys! Seriously. Sure, there are some things that I do on a regular basis and keep up with quite nicely, but as for the other stuff that I don’t really enjoy doing… well, those things never get done. There is no in-between for me. As the beautiful L’wren Scott (may she rest in peace) once said, “if there is no grey area, that means job well done.” (more…)

The Impossibility of Perfection


It is impossible to look perfect everyday. (more…)

Who, Me?

Amanda Teague, Behind the Mirror, Who Me?, About


It has been almost a year a while since we did an “about” post.

I am Amanda, and this is my blog. This is where you can find my quirky take on beauty, written from a fashion girl’s perspective to the annoyances and trials to maintain a successful beauty routine after our twenties while “shifting” into our thirties: trying to have it all, the family, the relationship, the energy, a career, and most importantly who we are as women. In short, this is a journey about happiness one beauty routine at a time.

Along with a lot of personal beauty adventures, you will find the site is frequently spiced up with more than beauty – inspiration from my travels, photo muses, stylish men and women who wear beauty well, magical concoctions, and occasional thoughts on music & fashion.


Amanda Teague, Behind the Mirror, Who Me?, About


I am a southerner turned New Yorker by way of Alphabet City over 10 years ago. I plan Marc Jacobs retail business by day. Therefore, you will often hear from my MJ girls who contribute to very informal and unscientific polls mainly conducted on g-chat. We also snoop Behind the Mirror of many new faces constantly.

Inspired after I was horrified to learn one of my best friends hadn’t applied lotion in seven months following the birth of her daughter, I set out to create a quick, easy site for women to go to for home remedies and news on the latest beauty products.

I love: time alone, long baths, big glasses of wine, the beach, a good book, Mr. Assouline, leopard, fashion magazines, to travel, oxford commas, and Portugal the Man a lot.


Amanda Teague, Behind the Mirror, Who Me?, About


So, now it is your turn. Who are you? Tell me in the comments.

Oh! And, I look like this now!

***beauty always comes from within, photos taken by Amiram Assouline & Katerina Stavreva, xoxo behind the mirror***

This is Not About Shaving

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Some time ago, in a long forgotten land, also known as my apartment, I put up a post on how to shave. Frankly, no one cared, no one commented, and it had about zero page views. (more…)

Spending the Day Off…

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My whole life I have been “on the go.” I couldn’t stand to not be out and about, “spinning my wheels” as my mother would say, not really doing anything. It’s part of the reason I think I have blended so effortlessly into the New York culture. (more…)

Ruff-ing it: A Beauty Guide for Furry Friends

Beauty Guide for Dogs, cockatoo in the snow, Cockatoo in snow clothes


As told to Behind the Mirror by Stacy Spire.

Like many New Yorkers, there’s no hiding it; when it comes to our dogs it’s not just love it’s an obsession. (more…)


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