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Lipstick Bleeding Into Fine Lines? Use This Makeup Technique

One of my favorite things about summer are the al fresco dinners my friend Julie hosts in her backyard. She always goes above and beyond to set the mood:  String lights hung above the table, Bossa Nova playing softly in the background, and an intoxicating smell of honeysuckle blossoms wafting through the air…  It’s magical […]

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LIFESTYLE

4 On-Trend Ways to Tie a Scarf

April 25, 2019 By Victoria R.

Today, I’ll be shining the spotlight on a major Hollywood icon and trendsetter… And I’ll show you four ways you can recreate her timeless Spring-ready look later in this blog post. You may know her from her Academy Award-winning performance in The Country Girl. You may have seen the luxurious Hermès bag named after her… […]

WELLNESS

Is Your Body Lotion Aging Your Skin?

February 19, 2019 By Victoria R.

Should you be concerned about alcohol in your body lotion? The answer is “yes”… and “no”. You see, there are “bad” alcohols… and then there are “good” alcohols. The bad alcohols have a toxic “pro-aging” effect –– and the good” alcohols are actually good for your skin.1 So, it’s very important to understand the difference. That’s why […]

BEAUTY

Want Silky, Shiny Hair? Wash it with Beer!

February 4, 2019 By Victoria R.

Did you know Facebook has TV shows now? It’s a platform called “Facebook Watch.” I’ve been catching up on a series called Queen America, starring Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as a sharp-tongued pageant queen coach. While watching, I couldn’t help but notice her gorgeous hair. At nearly 50, she’s still got incredibly luscious, full locks. I decided to dig […]

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BEAUTY

Fake a Facelift in 5 Minutes with this Contour Technique

February 4, 2019 By Victoria R.

Makeup has always been one of my favorite “anti-aging” tools. It’s amazing because it works instantly to smooth-out your complexion and cover-up dark spots, blemishes & wrinkles. But what if you could use makeup to actually “lift” the appearance of loose, saggy skin? Well, a makeup trend known as “contouring” has the power to do just […]