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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just Padding Around

When I put out the A.P.B., that I was looking for effective anti-aging products for my body, I also heard from several companies that had developed some new offerings for the face.  I do love me some Glycolic Acid,  so I was excited about trying CANE+AUSTIN Retexturizing Pads, which uses pure pharmaceutical grade Glycolic Acid, derived from natural sugar cane.  I was nicely surprised to also received their Acne Treatment Pads.   If,  I had a teenage son at home, I could compare their effectiveness, with the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pads, that might be in the medicine cabinet.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Let's Hear It For The Girls

Ten years ago, when I found out that I had  indeed inherited a fluky BrCa 1 mutation from my Father, I finally knew why I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer at 37.  It was devastating to have confirmation of something potentially so lethal, but it felt like the mystery of my dash of bad luck, had a least been solved...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Can It

I don't know why the idea of spraying myself with aerosol foundation is even remotely appealing to me, but somehow, it is.   I envision a misty veil of perfectly placed, flawless, nearly invisible makeup, that does not require the touch of human hands.

A few months back, I was asked to try the Temptu Air Brush Foundation System.  This is what the Pros use, backstage at Fashion Week and what many makeup artists prefer to use on their celeb clients before Red Carpet appearances.  Of course, I accepted.  What I couldn't have anticipated, was that a black case, the size of a dishwasher, would show up at my front door...Neh-vah mind!!! Can you pick this bad boy up???   Nope!  Be careful what you hope for...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hands Down

Last week was crazier than usual...Between work, Fashion Week, Physical Therapy (it's amazing that I have spared y'all the saga of my fractured elbow and foot.  Suffice to say, as I enter week 5 in flats, I am not a happy camper), a committee meeting for a fundraiser I am Chairing and back-to-school obligations, I literally, didn't have a second to spare.  For the first time in my life, I had to scoot out of  a nail salon, without even a coat of clear!!!  By the light of dawn the next day, I was amazed to realize I liked how my nails looked sans polish.  Remarkable.  I swear  my hands look younger, but, that may be the result of a new product I am using on them too...

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Week That Was

Unless you have been cave dwelling, you know that last night concluded  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week  in N.Y.   As usual it was  a whirlwind.  It kicked off unofficially, Last Friday night, as all of N.Y. turned into a cocktail carnival, in celebration of the second installment of Fashion's Night Out.   FNO, was the brain child of  Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour,  who wanted to give a much needed boost,  to the Fashion and Beauty industry.  It was a brilliant spark, and a resounding success...Naturally it was back and better than ever, with hundreds of stores participating.   We hit the Meat Packing District, which was in full throttle, where I saw a Jimmy Choo boot at Jeffrey's,  that was taller than most fifth graders...a great New York night, destined to be an annual event.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

An Ounce of Prevention

One of my favorite Beauty Bloggers, Christine, of 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic, recently shared a link to Prevention Magazine's 2010 Anti-Aging Beauty Award Winners,  with her readers, me included.  I was impressed with their methodology and choice of  top Dermatologist's, who objectively measured the results, than determined the winners. Here is Prevention's explanation:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wishful Thinking

Remember when you were a kid and you lost an eyelash?  Some one would point it out and gently remove it, so you could make a wish.   I know I never gave it a second thought...not so now.  Whenever I remove my eye makeup and lose one or two, I'm a little cranky.  Who knows how long it takes to whip out a new one?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fall 2010- The Haves and The Have Nots

 I've spent the last 10 days, engaged in my usual summer ritual;   perusing several thousand pages of Fall magazines, not including the ads.  Must Haves  are always dictated in these tomes, but there must also,  be wiggle room for personal style.   It's a bit of a Chinese menu;  the only way to blow it, is to choose to purchase trends that are in style, but not your style.  It was a lot to digest...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Man Up

The Style Section of today's New York Time's, featured and article on, "imperfection correctors" for men...which is code for makeup.  Rest assured, no one is trying to, "enhance their beauty", the goal of these products is only to "mask problems".  What-evah!  One thing is for sure, it's a segment of the cosmetics industry that is experiencing explosive growth, mostly via the Internet.  Last years sales hit 4.8 billion dollars!!!


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