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Weather Or Not Part III
By Laurie Gail
It’s clear that winter and its assault on our senses are simply not showing any signs of retreating.  With that in mind, we’re digging deeper to unveil the best tips for nourishing your best winter skin…just in time for the next storm.Juice Beauty is known for meeting rigorous organic standards, purchasing ingredients locally so they can monitor quality and limit fuel waste, and manufacture the majority of their products with solar power.  In addition, ...
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Weather Or Not Part II
By Laurie Gail
Whether its 0 degrees or 30 degrees out, old man winter is determined to do a number on our fragile skin. Lilli Gordon gives us helpful tips to arm ourselves, and our skin against this windy winter. A native of Newton, Gordon is the founder and CEO of First Aid Beauty. See below for her tips for treating winter skin. Winter skin issues including dry, itchy, scaly, dull skin, stemming from a weakening and cracking ...
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Weather or Not Part I
By Laurie Gail
Now that temperatures have dropped below, you know, zero...we thought a refresher on protecting your skin during Armageddon, er, winter...would be advised. Read on for expert skin-saving advice from dermatologist-dermapathologist (and founder of VMV Hypoallergenics) Dr. Vermen Verallo-Rowell. • Keeping skin moisturized is key! Every day, most importantly in temperature-controlled environments like airplanes and office buildings, moisturize frequently to help fill up defects in the barrier layer to restore luster, make skin smooth and soft. ...
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Hairs to You Part II
By Laurie Gail
With parties a plenty, preparing for New Year’s Eve can be hair-raising.  EcoTools are known for their eco-conscious beauty products; their products are inspired by nature and are 100% cruelty free.  Christine Symonds, EcoTools Beauty Team member and celebrity hair stylist has worked with Kristen Bell, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, and Ali Lartner.  Read on for tips on keeping your party hair blown dry to perfection. A great blow-dry is the foundation to any holiday look.  My ...
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Fa La La La Flawless Part II
By Laurie Gail
Holiday soiree time is more than upon us, and we’re bringing out the big guns for tips on flawless, festive looks. Innovative makeup artist and beauty guru Jerome Alexander has answered the call. A driving force in the beauty business since 1968, Alexander is re-launching some of his favorite products.  See below for his tips on looking fab for the holidaze and festivities year-round: Highlight and contour If you want something a little more dramatic ...
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Fa La La La Flawless
By Laurie Gail
Holiday soiree time is more than upon us, and we’re bringing out the big guns for tips on flawless, festive looks. Innovative makeup artist and beauty guru Jerome Alexander has answered the call. A driving force in the beauty business since 1968, Alexander is re-launching some of his favorite products.  See below for his tips on looking fab for the holidaze and festivities year-round: Highlight and contour If you want something a little more dramatic ...
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Hairs to You
By Laurie Gail
Think shampooing is as simple as the old mantra “wash, rinse, repeat?” Think again. Hair health begins at the root, and the way you approach this essential step can make a big difference in its texture, bounce and luster. Common mistakes like over-cleansing, improper product application and scalding water could be damaging your strands daily. Top dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, MD, FAAD, shows us how to lather up the right way. Follow these smart cleansing tips ...
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Fall Into Flawlessness Part II
By Laurie Gail
As the cooler weather kicks in, it’s time to embrace the rich, lush hues of the season. Both bright and natural hues lend depth to the season’s beauty trends. I asked MAKE UP FOR EVER Vice President, Education and Artistry, Simone Ciafardini about her take on Fall/Winter 2014.  1. What are you seeing for fall/winter makeup trends? 

There are three really prominent trends for fall: 1. Purple on the eyes. Yes, radiant orchid is ...
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Breast Cancer Awareness II
By Laurie Gail
We continue our coverage of Breast Cancer Awareness month with Ouidad Founder, Ouidad.  She explains what Breast Cancer Awareness Month means to her.  “In 2002 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the same disease that took my mother's life. Fortunately, I was treated and made a full recovery, but I vowed to never let recovery be the end of my battle. We created Curls for a Cure to help raise money and awareness for Breast ...
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Breast Cancer Awareness 2014
By Laurie Gail
One cannot underestimate the importance of breast cancer awareness.  Many step up by attaching it to the announcement of beauty products to raise awareness and funds for the BCA organization of their choice.  See below for companies doing good by raising awareness for the cause during the month of October, its signature month. The eos BCA Collection pack contains eos’ Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere Lip Balm, Berry Blossom Hand Lotion, and a limited edition Strawberry ...
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Fall Into Flawlessness
By Laurie Gail
While we’re all about the beautiful, Crayola burnt-sienna tones of fall foliage, autumn’s brisk air reminds us that summer skin’s dewiness has passed.  Thankfully, your favorite brands are introducing new products to combat the dry, crisp air and usher in fall’s color trends. L’Oréal Paris Consulting Makeup Artist Billy B. offers up an application tip for fall’s eyeliner trend: “Bold statement eyeliner is still going strong!  Don't be intimidated. Use a pencil first, at the ...
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Cool To Be Kind Part 2
By Laurie Gail
LUSH knows the score when it comes to looking good and looking out for our animal friends in both land and sea. LUSH contributes to Cool To Be Kind Part 2 with their steadfast commitment to cruelty-free glam. 1. LUSH is against animal testing, please tell me more. At LUSH, we believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans. Unfortunately, it’s become ...
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Cool To Be Kind
By Laurie Gail
Shopping cruelty-free brands is simply a no-brainer, given all we have learned about animal-testing through the years. An early supporter, Kiss My Face, has been steadfast in offering a bevy of beauty options for the cruelty-conscious. Kiss My Face are cruelty-free leaders--please tell me more about that and what it means to you. As you know, Kiss My Face has produced products that are naturally effective and cruelty free for over 30 years. From its ...
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Facing The Truth -- It's a Skin Win Part II
By Laurie Gail
Sunny day…chasing the clouds away! Just make sure you’re ready for its warm and wild ways. This week we continue to stress the importance of sun protection. Portland, Maine dermatologist, J. Michael Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., recently launched his first skin care product, Ocean Elements Sheer Daily Moisture SPF 30.I asked him about the importance of sunscreen, how to apply, more about Ocean Elements Sheer Daily Moisture SPF 30, and his philanthropic work. The importance ...
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Facing The Truth -- It's A Skin Win
By Laurie Gail
Chances are you’ve gotten in the habit of applying sunscreen prior to heading to the beach or a summer concert. But, the giant orb is up there 365 days a year. Read on for tips on skin cancer prevention and ensuring you are prepared for the sun’s sneak attacks. Dr. Gary Rogers from Tufts University shares some tips on summer skin protection: Prevent future exposures – Wear sunscreen, hats or other protective clothing, limit time ...
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The Country 102.5 Country Music Festival 2014
By Laurie Gail
It’s that time of year again!  Country 102.5 ushers in the summer concert season with the Country 102.5's Country Music Festival 2014.  With the sun beating down on the Xfinity Center, you’ll need to make sure you’ve “got it covered.”I asked MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro & Media Educator Jessie Powers for tips (Instagram: @jessiepowers).1.    Now that the weather is getting warmer, how do you recommend people keep their make up in place?...
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Spring It On
By Laurie Gail
The weather is finally catching up to the calendar!  Celebrate the signs of spring with floral tones and dewy complexions. NYC Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Neil Scibelli talks about a couple of his favorite products for spring: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: These waterproof gel liners are on trend and perfect for spring and summer because they come in a variety of fun colors and they don't smudge! The UD formula is creamy ...
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Hair Springs Eternal
In many ways, the warm weather ushers in thoughts of lightening the load--spring cleaning, shedding layers, shorter sleeves, and lighter hair.  Read on, and color yourself spring- ready with these tips from one of New York’s hair apparent experts. Joel Warren, Co-owner of Warren-Tricomi Salons (in New York, LA, and elsewhere), answers a couple of questions about spring color trends. What color trends do you see for the spring? I’ve been doing a lot of ...
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Lasering in on Boston’s Best Skincare
By Laurie Gail
Lasering in on Boston’s Best Skincare Non-invasive laser treatments are a tried and true method gaining more and more momentum.  Newer technologies can help diminish signs of aging, acne scars, dry skin, and other skin conditions that drive you crazy!American Laser Skincare is the largest non-invasive skincare company in the nation.  They have recently announced that select clinics in the Boston area will be the first in the country to trial this latest skincare ...
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Earth Day 2014
By Laurie Gail
Each year, spring's new growth reminds us to be kinder to our Mother Earth.  In celebration of Earth Day we take a look at little ways we can make a difference, even with our beauty choices. Avalon Organics’ commitment to organic agriculture includes personal care formulation and a passion for home grown sustainability, cleaner environment, and personal health.   Director of Marketing Sarah Galusha discusses the philosophy of the brand. What does Earth Day mean to ...
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