Archive for October, 2009

October 31st, 2009

Halloween Costume: Betty Draper from Mad Men

Last night, I gave my Halloween costume a hair and makeup test run: I’m going as Betty Draper from Mad Men.  (I think this costume was very popular last year, but the Jolie cares not.  We’re lazy here, people.)  I made these two videos last night while getting ready.  If you look carefully, you’ll notice […]

October 31st, 2009

Track down press releases with

Building up a list of press contacts–a necessary step for any budding beauty writer–takes months, if not years.  The relatively new site makes it easier; designed for beauty editors, it features press releases, industry contacts, and news on launches from 35 top brands, including Lush, Weleda, Marc Jacobs, RoC, Clean and Clear, Erno Lazlo, […]

October 30th, 2009

Happy 300th Birthday Tatler!

I adore Tatler magazine.  How could any gin-swilling, wellie-wearing, Queen-loving Anglophile not?  For 300 years, it has chronicled aristos, politicos, the rich and the hopelessly naff–sometimes one and the same–all with its trademark cheek and intelligence.  (Plus, pretty party people!  And polo!  And Kate Middleton!) The website, I am sorry to report, is complete and […]

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October 29th, 2009

Best haircare I’ve ever used: Shu Uemura Art of Hair

Most beauty gals are obsessed with Kerastase haircare.  Shu Uemura Art of Hair blows it out of the water.  I wrote at length in July about my transformative Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ceremony and about how it was the most glamorous haircare I’d ever used.  Still holds true!  My hair has been a bit […]

October 29th, 2009

Cologne burns her hair off, saves it with Inphenom treatment

Contributing Editor Cologne Schmidt writes: Last week I went in for a much needed deep conditioning treatment at Concept Salon in Midtown West—and I am obsessed. Love the treatment, love the salon, love the stylist! The fifteen minute treatment called Inphenom is a revolutionary new hair revitalizer meant for colored tresses of all types—damaged, distressed, […]

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