Hey, maybe I’ll be big in Japan! (Aka, my Lost in Translation moment)

Today was a first: I hosted an an infomercial shoot down in Laguna for a Japanese skincare line! (All the Japanese women on set, meanwhile, told me I was super "kawaii", which means cute.  I'll take it!) I've always had a slightly Asian look to my face, due to my Circassian background, which is apparently ...

How to Dye Your Hair At Home (For Lazy Girls)

My hair has been driving me nuts recently: the roots are growing in...grays are popping up all over the place...it's been a disaster. I thought I'd save some money by waiting to visit my colorist Amanda George at Neil George Salon after the holidays...but today, I decided I could wait no longer. It was time ...

New hair obsession: LiQWD Giveaway!

Mama's got a brand new bag.  To my list of all-time favorite beauty obsession lines (including Bare Escentuals, Nude Skincare, Lancome, JolieMD and Shu Uemura), I now add LiQWD hair care! I discovered LiQWD a few months back, tried the products, and then was blown away by them, particularly the Volumizing line.  (Um, seriously.  Volumizing Catalyst?  ...

The Mineral Case organizes your mineral makeup

Mineral makeup is often unimaginably messy.  bareMinerals fans like me know the drill: a jar of loose powder accidentally opens inside your makeup bag, and suddenly makeup is everywhere, with industrial-level cleanup required.  (The more you rub, the more it resists!)  Bare Escentuals has recently revamped their foundation jars with a screw-lid, which minimizes mess--praise ...

Shiseido to Acquire Bare Escentuals

STOP.  THE.  PRESSES. Two of my favorite brands are about to make some babies: Shiseido is acquiring Bare Escentuals for $1.7 billion, reports WWD. Bare Escentuals ceo Leslie Blodgett, who holds 6 percent of BE--and is one of the most genius women in beauty, imo--will exchange 40 percent of her stake for an undisclosed interest ...