Undercover Behavior

After a rough day last week, I was so pleasantly surprised to find a Sephora gift certificate and card FedEx'd to me from my friend S! I mean, is there any better way to lift my spirits? (There isn't). It sounds shallow, but really? I short mini-excursh midday during work for some Sephoria really made me feel 100% better. Thanks, S, you're THE BEST. I purchased a new Laura Mercier Secret Concealer. Have you tried this? You MUST. Combined with Hylexin, it eliminates the hell out of dark circles Continue Reading [...]

While You’re at Sephora

Picking up some Diorshow, you may as well toss the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler into your black mesh basket. Don't mess with the Shu. It's the best eyelash curler on the market. Blast it first with your blowdryer for 30 seconds, then curl your lashes before applying mascara. Even if you're so hungover you can't conceive of doing anything other than watching a Who's the Boss marathon in bed, you'll look WIDE awake. Trust. I use it to help train my one rogue eyelash that grows in the opposite direction. Continue Reading [...]

The New Holy Grail Mascara

That's right, friends. It's over between me and my Clinique Lash Doubling. I know. I KNOW. I've become involved with Diorshow mascara and there's NO going back.For weeks on end, every time I saw someone with drag queen lashes and asked them how on earth they achieved such a feat, the answer was always the same: Diorshow. I would go on to defend my trusty Clinique Lash Doubling, but really. The writing was on the wall. I was GOING to have to stray. I also no longer subscribe to the "drugstore mascara Continue Reading [...]

Oh, hi!

I NEVER go a week without a post dolls, sorry. I was away in Florida from Friday to Monday on vacay. Unfortch, I returned paler than I left. The weather was certainly warmer than it was in NYC, but alas, there were few dips in the pool. I'm totally pissy about it because I was beyond excited to use my Guerlain Terracotta Tan Booster. The stuff looks great, it allegedly prepares, activates and EXTENDS your tan. I guess I'll have to wait until summer to try it out. Purchased a GREAT Mint dress in Continue Reading [...]

Givenchy Magic Khol Eyeliner

Also a stellar item from the Julia Givenchy/Guerlain bag of delight: Givenchy Magic Khol Eyeliner in number 11, a gorge aquamarine blue shade. When I first saw it, I thought, I haven't rocked a color like that since I used to mail order small caboodles of Bonne Bell makeup in 1988 (oh, I've ALWAYS been like this, even when I was 8). This color, I mused, is SO Helen Conti. PS, I adore Helen Conti (she's my friend Ang's mother whom I've known for years) and also? She CAN rock the aquamarine liner on Continue Reading [...]

"It’s a Trifle!"

Quick Wednesday story, since I have time on my hands as Maureen is still not columning. On Monday, I sedar'd it up in Upper Saddle River at my friend S's family friends' house. When we were being briefed on the various desserts, the hostess informed us that one especially delectable looking bowl contained a trifle. S immediately goes, "The first layer is ladyfingers, then beef, sauteed with peas and onions!" The delivery was totally Rachel Green. I'm not gonna lie, I'm STILL laughing about it. Continue Reading [...]

Happy Birthday, Blog!

Yay, the blog turns one today! Just one year ago, I was working in marketing at a big 4 accounting firm, so beyond bored of Sarbanes Oxley and needed a release during downtime while traveling to various conferences. I suggested that one of the beauty editors at Jane magazine try Dr. Hauschka's eyebalm and she thoroughly enjoyed it and gave me a shoutout. Natch, I was beyond excited about this and decided that that was grounds for creating my own blog where I tell the world at LARGE what products Continue Reading [...]