Skinterrogation: Dr. Lisa Airan

Lisa Airan once gave me the peel of my life and even dished with me about dating in NYC while the acids did their thing on my face. The aesthetic dermatologist is based in in Manhattan and loves to help her patients look as good as they feel through combinations of injectable botox and fillers, lasers and the strategic use of the most current technologies like the latest advances in platelet-rich plasma. I caught up with the skin savant to glean her best tips on acne care, hyperpgimentation, her Continue Reading [...]

Fictitious Fragrance Fan: Blair Waldorf of ‘Gossip Girl’

It's very hard to bottle Blair Waldorf-- she is smart and sophisticated but easily one of the biggest bitches to ever grace TV, and yet she still manages to be sweet. She eats macarons in the tub, has bow dresses, bright tights and single-handily brought back the headband. Ultimately a hopeless romantic, Blair deserves a sweet scent like Viktor & Rolf's BonBon,  more sophisticated than sugary and just the right amount of sexy. It attracts attention through seduction, but also by demanding Continue Reading [...]

Giveaway: Sofia By Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara joins the celebrity scent brigade with her new fragrance, Sofia By Sofia Vergara, which debuts on Thursday, April 24 at midnight on HSN. The juicy oriental floral scent is comprised of blackberry, Colombian rose and orchid (a shout-out to the Colombia native's home country), earthy woods and vanilla, all encased in a faceted bottle is inspired by the country’s native gemstone, the emerald. I caught up with the Modern Family actress to ask her some burning beauty questions regarding Continue Reading [...]

Pixi Picks For Spring

Head to Tarjay for these Pixi goodies I've been loving: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm: The subtlest sweetest little tint, in a super pretty tube. Mesmerizing Mineral Palette:  So many wearable colors that let you change/intensify your look throughout the day. Pixi Cheek Sheen: Gold glow is my current highlighter love-- really easy to apply and you can even skip bronzer. What are you stocking up on for spring? --Julia Casella Follow Julia on Twitter: @Julia_Casella. Continue Reading [...]

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 [...]