Category: Fast Beauty

5 Ways to Feel More Confident

April 10th, 2017 by
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When you’re raising girls, you think about confidence a lot. Sometimes, I get discouraged by the fact that some kids are born oozing it, while others are perpetually insecure. Where does this elusive thing called confidence come from, and how can we have more of it? I believe that true confidence comes from knowing that we are […]

5 Ways to Look Great in a Bathing Suit

March 23rd, 2017 by
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Okay, so I’ve shown you about a bajillion bathing suits, but really, the actual suit-wearing only comprises a fraction of your summer: the swimming and sunning and sporting part. What do you wear when you’re not in the water? A cute coverup is critical, and in my opinion, it’s second only to the suit in importance. […]

4 Fresh, Pretty Spring Makeup Trends

March 15th, 2017 by
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I love makeup. I just don’t love it enough to spend an hour applying it, so if you’re looking for an elaborate tutorial on contouring, this may not be the post for you. Instead, I focus here on what I focus on when doing my own makeup: quick, fresh and pretty makeup ideas for real […]

BeautyMommy Buzz: Sunshine and DIY Beauty Treatments

July 7th, 2016 by
Molton Brown Orange Bergamot Eau de Toilette, $65, MoltonBrown.com

I don’t know what summer is like where you live, but this summer in Florida is the hottest ever on record. (Disclaimer: No records were checked in the writing of this blog post, but my personal wilt-o-meter has confirmed that it’s a bajillion degrees. At least. Which is pretty hot). Because it’s so hot, you’d […]

BeautyMommy Buzz: Selfies, Nail Art

July 1st, 2016 by
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Most of the time, I try to write posts to be helpful, to problem solve, to offer solutions to the fashion challenges we all face. This is not that kind of post. A new weekly feature, BeautyMommy Buzz is all about the fun stuff—fabulous new launches, product reviews, fun tip and discoveries, even the occasional recipe. […]

3 Easy Steps to a Swimsuit Ready Body

March 14th, 2016 by
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Listen, I know that there are some people out there who will insist that the best way to get in shape for bathing suit season is to exercise, but you and I know that these people are simply trying to rob you of your joy. And, as one of my favorite Facebook memes says, you […]

4 Fast, Flattering Spring Makeup Trends

March 6th, 2016 by
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One of the things I love about fashion is that, no matter what is going on in the world, the fashion industry is it’s own pretty little bubble where the news is all about colors and hemlines and everyone wears lipstick. Spring, in particular, is always shiny and happy, with color and pattern and fun. And […]

Best Skincare Products You’ve Never Heard Of

January 15th, 2016 by
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Why are so many of my favorite products packaged in lavender boxes and bottles? I mean, my beauty product collection is legendary, but could companies actually be packaging their products to match my Art Deco bathroom? Thank you, world, for allowing my hoarding to look like decorating. Now let’s talk about skincare, which is a favorite subject of mine, because, […]

Makeup Rules at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

January 12th, 2016 by
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Are you still wearing your 20s face, when you’re, you know, not? I almost made the same mistake myself a few weeks ago when I discovered a long-hidden box filled with my go-to makeup products from my late 20s. Not only did I have a fabulous job as as editorial director/beauty editor at a Boston magazine, but […]

Best Beauty Gifts

November 19th, 2015 by
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I adore fashion, but beauty was really my first love, and I was a beauty editor for years before I switched to writing about fashion. My obsession has resulted in an almost encyclopedic knowledge of beauty products and the ability to recite obscure old beauty ad slogans on demand. I’m not telling you this to […]