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I was thrilled to be asked by Bella Magazine for my best tips and tricks and favorite products.  Enjoy!

How do you care for your hair after the summer holiday? I am very obsessed with a good hair mask! Use it once or twice a week in the shower, and it makes all the difference in the world.

How do you make your tan last longer? well, I don't tan... way too pale! But, I know that most tanning formulations make tan extending creams. Beautisol is a favorite of mine.

What are your beauty essentials? Concealer!! I have two on me at all times. Currently loving Orlane and Laura Mercier

Whats your biggest beauty sin, if any?
Biting my nails. It is an awful habit. Just horrible.

Whats your fave scent?
I love mixing Kiehls Musk with anything vanilla.

What's your top skincare tip? Always cleanse your face. If you are in a hurry, makeup wipes are a godsend.

Which upcoming autumn/winter beauty trends are your fave? I am always a fan of the deep berry lip.

Who gives you hair envy? Michelle Williams and her perfect pixie cut.

Any beauty gadgets you couldn't live without?
A tweezer for any eyebrow strays.

Which products are always in your make-up bag? Concealer, a cheek and lip stain, and mascara

Who has taught you the most about beauty? My partner Mike. When you find someone who loves you unconditionally and makes you laugh than you feel beautiful all the time. He taught me alot about learning to love your flaws and just have fun!

What makes you feel glamorous? When I am cooking in the kitchen with a glass of wine in my hand.

Is there anything you would change about your looks? oh my... my height and my belly.

What products are you dying to add to your beauty bag? Anything by Kerastase haircare



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Friday Top 5-Best Makeup Remover Wipes

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Almost every woman I know complains about having to remove their makeup at the end of the night. It is the last thing you want to worry about when you are exhausted from a long day, and just want to crash your head on the pillow. That is why I have always been obsessed with makeup remover wipes. Super easy and effective, they make makeup remover a snap! Here are my favorites.

1)Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes Refill Pack:
Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes are gentle, ultra soft cloths that have been my nighttime staples for years. Years! I buy them in bulk at Costco...so much that now Mike even knows where to pick them up when I am not with them. They gently dissolve all traces of dirt, oil and make-up and it is so effective it easily removes waterproof mascara. It leaves my skin feeling super soft, and is perfect when I am too tired to remove my makeup with my normal cleanser

2) Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes:
These wipes are ridiculously refreshing and use aloe vera to cleanse, remove makeup, and nourish skin...all in one swipe! Not only do these Yes To Cucumbers™ Facial Towelettes provide a spectacularly gentle clean, they are also: Hypoallergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Oil-Free Enriched with natural aloe vera & green tea. They are also made with biodegradable, natural cloth: FSC Fabric.  During the hot months of summer I keep these in the fridge for a mid day sweat removing swipe!

3)Eco-Beauty® Waterproof Makeup Remover Wipes:
I count on these wipes for when I have just come home from an event where I have my full makeup face on.  I mean waterproof and long-wearing makeup madness. These lavender-scented cleansing wipes break down and whisk away even the toughest waterproof formulas. With every swipe, eyes and lips get refreshed and nourished with a luscious six-oil blend of olive, jojoba, sesame, grapeseed, vitamin E and lavender. Perfection!

4)Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads:  another necessity when I have on alot of eye makeup and want it off fast! This wipes liquid liner, or any type of heavy duty makeup off in a jiffy, and leaves your eyes moisturized and feeling refreshed.  Great for sensitive eyes, and also comes in an oil free version as well!

5)MAC Wipes: Most makeup artists I know swear by these, and keep them in their makeup kit for on the go cleansing. Oversized, luxurious, super-saturated with special MAC cleanser and infused with protective vitamin E. Extremely refreshing. Totally addictive. Slickly packed, re-sealable, ready to go!

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Get The Look: Nashville

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Neutrogena Brand Ambassador Hayden Panettiere stars in my newest TV addiction ABC's Nashville.  Panettiere stars as Juliette Barnes, a sassy, bitchy country-music starlet whose looks range from everyday glow to glammed out country stage makeup.

Lead make-up artist Erin Koplow for the show and Panettiere join in the three videos below and show us how they create three different show-inspired looks.Make-Up From The Set: Nashville | Celebrity Style Guide Blog


Watch the video here Everyday Glow:

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Watch the video here Professionally Polished:

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Friday Top 5 – The Best Cleansers

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1) Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Radiant, clear skin is within your reach. For dull, congested skin, Mario Badescu’s lathering deep cleanser has the exfoliating power of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skin’s surface, reduce minor discoloration and minimize clogged pores which can cause pimples.

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The Best Body Washes For Your Shower

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If you haven’t heard, California is having a heat wave.  Sitting here in my non-air conditioned apartment is like sitting in a sauna. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper. At all.  On sweltering days such as this one, I tend to take alot of cold showers.

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Get The Look: Vanessa Hudgens at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards

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Usually the MTV Movie Awards entertain us with wacky performances (Britney anyone?) and even wackier outfits.  It is not the type of awards show that I look to for inspired makeup looks.  Yet, low and behold I saw a teen star that actually rocked the smokey eye!  Luckily for you, I was able to find out what her makeup artist used on her for the awards.  Enjoy!!

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Neutrogena MakeUp Remover Cleansing Towelettes

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You should never go to bed with your makeup on (or go to bed angry, but that’s another story).  I usually follow this advice and cleanse my face with a makeup remover, eye makeup remover, and skin cleanser.  Phew!  Now, you can understand why this task can seem daunting after a long day at work.  Sometimes all I want to do when I get home is crawl into bed, let alone take the time to remove a day’s worth of foundation and mascara.  But, being the skin care loving, beauty junkie that I am I make a point to get my face clean any way I can.

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