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Summertime Hues
By Laurie Gail
With flowers in bloom, and grass newly vibrant, its time to up our make up game so we can complement nature's newly gorgeous canvas. Priscilla Freire; A Muse Inspired Celebrity Make-up Artist, discusses the new Borghese summer line: Borghese launched six new 5-color palettes, and take note-- you need Five Shades of Fresh and Five Shades of Cool. Fresh represents a unique combination of greens, including Tender, your new everyday base shade. It's a bright ...
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Spring Into Fashion, Part 2
By Laurie Gail
Spring is in the air, and thanks to Pacifica, so is love! Pacifica President and Brand Director, Brook Harvey Taylor, answers my questions below about Pacifica’s Power of Love Collection and its positive impact on the beauty industry and its customers. How and why did you develop the collection?The Power of Love Collection, exclusive to Target and created for the Made to Matter program, is based on Pacifica’s core value, compassion. It is this ...
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Spring Into Fashion, Part 1
By Laurie Gail
Hope Springs eternal. We have triumphed over the grueling winter and have made it towards the light at the end of the tunnel: Snow has melted, buds are peeking through once frozen ground, and Newbury Street shopping season is upon us. So grab the sunscreen and treat yourself to these fresh-face beauty and skin care options inspired by Spring. Bright, bold lips were featured on the runway at Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni and Zac Posen. ...
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Earth Day, Part 2
By Laurie Gail
April 22nd serves as a much needed annual reminder to respect our mother earth. As such, Earth Day is also the perfect time to recognize those companies dedicated to producing daily use skin, hair, and body care products that are earth-friendly year round. Mineral Fusion is committed to making their line of products effective and healthy while contributing to the wellbeing of the community. All of their products are 100% vegetarian, and most are 100% ...
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Earth Day, Part 1
By Laurie Gail
Earth Day, credited with launching the modern environmental movement, celebrates its 45th anniversary on April 22. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify, and mobilize the environmental movement. Some companies within beauty industry embrace green values year round. Alba Botanica offers 100% vegetarian personal care products that are cruelty-free and environmentally responsible. I asked Alba Botanica Director of Marketing Sarah Galusha ...
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Pant-Own Your Look
By Laurie Gail
“I’ll have the mascara, the liner medium well, and the lipstick marsala.”  The votes are in, and once again Pantone, the world’s authority on the vastness of the rainbow’s spectrum, has spoken.  This is the year of rich and warm Marsala. M∙A∙C Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry, Gregory Arlt (@MAC_Gregory_A), throws some shade on Pantone’s color of the year – Marsala. On eyes: Go smoky with a marsala colored shadow, like M∙A∙C Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Folie. ...
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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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