New: Avon ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Avon, but all opinions herein are my own.   While my 20s were all about avoiding lifting creams and serums, my 30s are staaaarting to be about embracing them. Or at least trying them. In the sage words of Geri Halliwell's '90s hit? Lift me UP. Avon's ANEW Clinical Inflinite Lift Concentrated formula visibly helps skin defy gravity (which is cute for, you know, earth and Sandra Bullock; not so much your FACE). The massaging roller applicator Continue Reading [...]

Smooth Skin Secrets

Now that it’s a little warmer, take after our favorite ladies on the red carpet by showing your legs off at your next event. Even if you don’t have a sought-after stylist on speed dial, you can still have the legs of an A-lister. Here are a few simple tips to getting perfectly smooth legs — even for the most sensitive of skin. 1. Open Your Pores In order to soften the hair follicle, wait to start shaving until you’ve been in the shower for a few minutes. I like to do some of my shower Continue Reading [...]

Fictitious Fragrance Fans: ‘Broad City”s Ilana Wexler and Abbi Abrams

If you haven't started Broad City then you still can (actually, you must) catch up before Wednesday's finale. It's basically Frances Ha (the happy part) + Flight of the Concords + GIRLS - the morbidly selfish characters who suck + the realistic humor you only find in youtube series like SRSLY Girls and all those "Shit People Say" videos. The two main characters Abbi Abrams + Ilana Wexler are BFFs and unlike every other NYC show, these girls are not interested in book deals or art galleries Continue Reading [...]

Kate Upton Is The New Face Of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has announced that model Kate Upton has partnered with the makeup range as the brand’s second celebrity face following their first-ever celebrity spokesperson, actress Katie Holmes. Her fresh face and flawless skin are an excellent match for the casually chic makeup brand.  “I was drawn to Kate because – not only is she incredibly beautiful – she is healthy, comfortable in her own skin, has such positive energy, and is a woman who creates her own rules,” said Continue Reading [...]

Madison Reed Hair Color

In high school, I attempted home highlights for the first and last time. "I mean, I don't hate it, but I don't LIKE it," my friend confessed upon seeing my highlights, which rendered more polka dot than stripe when all was said and done. She went on to date my newly single ex-boyfriend approximately five minutes after we'd broken up. In the sage words of the Beastie Boys, sabotage? Perhaps, but that was the first and last time I attempted home hair color and few things have inspired me to give it Continue Reading [...]

Motivate Monday, Because This Woman Lost 100lbs While Her Husband Was Serving Our Country

Working out with a friend is where it's at! If only that friend could be Brad Pitt.... This woman lost 100 lbs while her husband was in the army! Watch their (skinny) reunion here. My big fat Greek lentil salad. The newest food trends cropping up in the LA food scene. Is it strange that I think grocery hauls are fun to watch? Watch this one and let me know! --Julia Casella Follow Julia on Twitter: @Julia_Casella. Continue Reading [...]

Snap Out Of Sunday Sadness 6 Fix

6 things to look forward to and lift you up during the darkest hour of the darkest day of the week:     1. Dita Von Teese Lingerie: If anyone knows lingerie, it's Dita. I am so excited for the whole collection, available now at Bloomingdales.  2. Cloak, the anti-social network: Avoiding people just got easier! 3. Shit Boston Guys Say: Yes I mentioned this in my Breaking Boston beauty post, but I really can't stop watching.   4. First Kiss Video Parodies: Continue Reading [...]

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West's Vogue Cover

  It took me a while to process my feelings on this Kimye Vogue cover, I'll be honest. When my brother called me tonight earnestly wanting me to tell him why this was such a big deal; why he'd heard about it all day, the explanation didn't come immediately. "Because Vogue is an INSTITUTION," I explained. But that wasn't really the whole thing. "So it'd be like a porn star winning an Oscar?" "No, that's, like, a 10; this is more of an 8 on that scale," I reasoned. We went back and forth Continue Reading [...]

Miranda Kerr Is The New Face Of Escada Joyful Fragrance

Miranda Kerr is a new fragrance face! The model has partnered with Escada to front their new scent, Joyful. "I'm very happy to be the new face for Escada Joyful. Escada, particularly the new fragrance, has a lot of synergy with my personal outlook. It encourages positivity and confidence to see the bright side of life. I'm delighted about this new partnership and look forward to sharing more on the fragrance in the coming months." What do you think of this partnership, ladies? Continue Reading [...]

Get The Look: Shailene Woodley's Makeup At The 'Divergent' Premiere

Divergent opens this weekend and the YA fangirl in me is anxiously awaiting my Saturday afternooon showtime.  Star Shailene Woodley looked stunning at the movie's premiere. Shailene’s go-to makeup artist, Roxy, created a spring-inspired look focusing on flawless skin with a pop of color on the lips that complimented her black, sleeveless Elie Saab jumper. Said Roxy, “We wanted to create an empowering, confident look and we drew inspiration from Audrey Hepburn's classic eyeliner. We then added Continue Reading [...]