Snap Out Of Sunday Sadness NOW

6 things to look forward to and lift you up during the darkest hour of the darkest day of the week: 1. What Emoji Sequence Sums Up Your Love Life: At this point you should know that anything Emoji-related makes me happy. 2. True Detective AT&T Commercial: I miss this show, so these parodies are easing the pain 3. Who Has More Hair: But really... 4. Repurpose Beauty Duds: Of course you won't find any duds on this site, but if you did end up with a product that just wasn't you, here's Continue Reading [...]

Your New Favorite Balm: Lip Bang's Lip Freak

When my friend Aly went to a natural products expo for work, I was super pumped for all the chocolate she was going to give me. After stuffing my face on the latest snacks (there was a delish salted caramel, think Thin bar, that is coming out soon) I saw a lip balm at the bottom of my bag. "Are you new? I'm about two ABPR bags away from being put on an episode of Hoarders. Thank you for thinking of me, but you should really give it to your mom or another friend." Except it's not a regular lip Continue Reading [...]

New: Caress Fresh Collection Body Wash

The Caress Fresh Collection comes in 3 delicious body washes: Emerald Rush, Aqua Sparkle, and Juicy Escape. Brand ambassador Kelly Rowland is partial to the gardenia and citrus Emerald Rush, but on the super cold day I met her, we both agreed that nothing sounded better than getting into a bubble bath of the grapefruit infused Juicy Escape.   The Caress Fresh Collection body washes are available drugstores, $3.50 each. --Julia Casella Follow Julia on Twitter: @Julia_Casella. Continue Reading [...]

Maybelline’s New Spokesperson: Jourdan Dunn

Maybelline New York's new face to join the ranks of Christy Turlington and Emily DiDonato? London native, model Jourdan Dunn. I can't wait to see this beauty's flawless skin don some Dream Bouncy Blush. RIGHT? “It is an honor to be a spokesperson for such an iconic brand,” said Jourdan. “I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisements growing up. The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive. To now Continue Reading [...]

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Concentrate

My latest eye cream obfreshion, Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Concentrate, imparts moisture, diffuses fine lines and even ameliorates my dark shadows-the-likes-of-Barnabas-Collins siutation. Like the mask within the brand's black tea suite, this potent cream infuses moisture, reduces puffiness and lessens the look of dark circles so that I look as if I've gotten my 8 hours, even if my Jawbone UP band confirms that I most patently did not. Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate is available for Continue Reading [...]

On Wednesdays, We Scrub With Pink Lemon

St. Ives Apricot Scrub holds a very special place is my shower and I always find myself reaching for it when I want super scrubbed squeaky clean skin. But lately I have been loving the new, gentler Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub. The matching body wash is just as divine and they both leave your delicate skin feeling detoxed and fresh. How are you readying your skin for summer? --Julia Casella Follow Julia on Twitter: @Julia_Casella. Continue Reading [...]

Get Involved: Charmsies Iron-on Hair Studs

Doesn't it just seem as if "Drops of Jupiter" predicted Charmsies before Charmsies? If these aren't the cunning drops of Jupiter in her hair to which Train was referring, I don't know what ARE. You heard it here first: Iron-on hair charms are about to be A Thing. Remember you high school cheerleading team wore star stickers near the outer corners of the eye in the name of school spirit? This has the cool-gal effect, combined with the edge-factor of studs--and did I mention they go on your mane? Here's Continue Reading [...]

MTV Movie Awards 2014 Hairstyle: Kate Upton

Kate Upton's giant Valley of the Dolls locks was one of my favorite beauty looks of the evening.  Celeb hairstylist: Peter Butler for Moroccanoil's inspiration:  “When envisioning the hair look that I wanted to create to compliment Kate’s Versace mini-dress, I was inspired by the works of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin as well as the strong and powerful 80’s woman a la Cindy Crawford and Jerry Hall— I wanted big, polished hair.” Here's how he got the look, in his words. "To create Continue Reading [...]

MTV Movie Awards 2014 Hairstyle: Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann's mane is a covetable thing per ush, but never so much as it was at the MTV Movie Awards last night. In between striking poses with Nicki Minaj, Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton, the actress showed off her wavy hairstyle created by celebrity hair stylist Ryan Trygstad using Kenra Professional. Inspired by a modern Bridgett Bardot, Trygstad gave Mann sexy, full hair with lots of movement and texture to complement her polka-dotted Juan Carlos Obando dress and neon Saint Laurent stilettos. Continue Reading [...]