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Hakuho-do: The Rolls Royce of makeup brushes

Those of you who know me are familiar with my obsession with Japan. It all started when I went on my first modeling trip to Tokyo way back in 1990! I was very green in the business and after a 14 hour flight I found myself catapulted into another world. Tokyo was the largest city […] Read more…

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Immortelle, the anti-aging flower

It’s the first thing you notice when you arrive in the beautiful island of Corsica, the heady scent of the maquis, the mix of indigenous plants that cover it’s territory. It’s been said that Napoleon could sense his approach towards the coast of his native island with his eyes closed, by scent only. A Maredda, […] Read more…

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Let’s talk about the beach…

Let’s talk about the beach…. Maybe it’s because I live close to the beach all year round that for me a trip to the sea has to be either one of two types: comfy lounge chair under an umbrella with drink service or a deserted location in a landscape far different from the one on […] Read more…

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Is your sleeping style causing you wrinkles?

  When I look at Audrey Hepburn in the still from ” Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, I am reminded of my own sleeping style, and not just because I have an orange cat! Flat on my stomach, face squished into my pillow, sleeping mask optional depending on how late I will be able to sleep in! […] Read more…

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French Favorites

When I travel I like to discover new beauty products and I often bring them home as souvenirs. I think one can learn a lot about a country by it’s beauty criteria and hence the beauty products that are on display. When I went to Singapore recently, the emphasis was on perfect complexions and there […] Read more…

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Summer evening Rose Gold look

Inspired by the pink, gold and soft tangerine shades that fill Miami’s skies at sunset, I created this rose gold look that works for warm summer evenings, after work cocktails or summer parties. An easy to achieve look by mixing gold and pink eyeshadows with a touch of copper. GET the LOOK – Even out […] Read more…

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Caviar Eye Repair Gel from Dermaesthetics

I have tried all sorts of eye creams and serums in the hopes of eliminating my dark circles and preventing more laugh lines from forming. (laugh lines sound so much better than crow’s feet!) Some have worked better than others, essentially masking the problem but not really helping to repair. A friend of mine who […] Read more…

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Leibster Award

I have been nominated for a Leibster award from the lovely blog Ladies and Croissants. The Leibster award is actually a way to discover new blogs through other bloggers. Once you are nominated for the award you can then nominate another blog and so on, like a chain of bloggers. It’s a fun way to […] Read more…

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How to cover up spider veins for sexy summer legs

by Colleen Summer…long days lounging at the beach, barbecues, short summer dresses, bikinis, shorts, does all this make you a bit wary about showing some skin? Are you like me with spider veins slowly creeping their way down your legs year after year? Here are a my tips to get your legs looking flawless for […] Read more…

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