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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Eyelash Extensions- What you need to know

Photo courtesy of the NY Times

Two must read beauty articles on one week from the venerable New York Times??? Change is definitely a foot, or in this case, a face.

Bravo and thank you for a comprehensive article on the fad that is sweeping the faces of busy women everywhere.  I see them daily, on friends and clients.  And you can always spot them...I think by the time that most women are invested in the time and cost of getting extensions, "natural" = "why bother?".

Monday, September 25, 2017

Encore: Benefit's Gimme Brow

Gimme Brow

Benefit has given Gimme brow a very pretty makeover.  When I first reviewed it in 2013, it was housed in a dull, baby _hit brown tube.

Still, what was inside more than made up for banal packaging. Cleverly, it is infused with tiny gel fibers, that adhere seamlessly for added fullness.  The tapered tip is created to shape, the brush to fluff, fill and define.

Here is a case of head scratching, "why did I ever stop using this?" reflection.  It is simple to use and creates fairly flawless brows.  My one tiny gripe is the itty, bitty and may I throw in one more itty bit of product that one gets, for a whopping $24.

It occurred to me, that in 4 years time, somebody must have come up with a, "dupe". 'Sho nuff, Essence a brand that is available at Target and Ulta, (and is not even on my radar,) makes one for, wait for it...$2.99!!!

make me brow
$2.99 (!!!)

Make me brow, is extremely well reviewed and some bloggers like it even better, than Gimme Brow.  So, any second now, when I finish up my new Gimme Brow, you know exactly what I'm going to be purchasing next.

Love you Lovelies, and you are very welcome...


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Something Truly Helpful from NYT's Beauty File

I will admit that I usually don't give more than a cursory glance, to the New York Times beauty articles ...

They are often step-by-step tutorials, or celebrity "what's in my bag of very expensive tricks" lists. Somehow, they just don't resonate. Luv ya, but what's that got to do with me?

I was surprisingly pleased, to see this comprehensive tip list, from various make up artists, on how to apply mere mortal make up on a daily basis. 

Hence, I'm happy to share with you Lovelies! 

Worth a look IMO. Happy Sunday!


Monday, September 18, 2017

DivaDebbi's 2017 Emmy's Report Card

In my new role as Co-Owner of Mary Jane Denzer, my partner Anastasia Cucinella and I continuously searching for gorgeous evening wear for our clients Red Carpet moments.  In fact, that is what we were busy doing all day, on Emmy Sunday.

I missed all the Red Carpet arrivals, but did see most of the show and of course could research back with photos to choose my LOVES, LIKES and LOATHES.

A few trends emerged last night; many of the stars arrived in red, white, fuscia, forest green, silver and of course ubiquitous black.   The only thing that really concerns me is if it's beautiful and if it's tasteful.  I am not swayed by who designed it, or what their pedigree is either. Inevitably, a designer will have created something that makes both my LOVE and LOATHE list, (this time the amazingly talented Christian Siriano has that distinction.)

Let's get started, shall we???


Ravishing in red, Nicole is nearly always flawless
 on the RC.  Tonight was no exception
Lovely Felicity Huffman never, ever disappoints on the RC
Here in Tony Ward, a Lebanese designer by way of Paris
who we carry at Mary Jane Denzer

Forgive me, but cause ribbons are not my favorite accessory.

I'm starting a petition to ban Jessica Biel from wearing bangs.
The heavy fringe of bangs she has been wearing for the 

last few years completely obscures her stunning beauty. 
She looks spectacular, head 2 toe.


A whisper more support for the Girls would have been lovely!

Yay for Edie! She truly, has never looked better!

I forgot to include a picture of Zoe Kravitz in a multi-color Dior confection! I'm still on the fence, but when I saw it from all camera angles, it is growing on me.
What did you think???

I loved everything but the wig, hence the demotion


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Musings on N.Y. Fashion Week-Spring 2018

Front row selfie with Jeffrey Ciullo
V.P. of Sales at Pamella Roland

I read something spectacular in the Business of Fashion this week! IMG, the former powerhouse behind the tents at Bryant Park and the runway installments at Lincoln Center, is planning on bringing back an organized venue for Fashion Week at Spring Studios.

Pray God, it is so, because it is complete madness to dash all over town like a ping pong ball to see shows at a half a dozen or more spaces, sprinkled all over the City. 

Literally, the thrill is gone.  Fingers crossed, this will be up and running for the Fall shows in February.

My BFF is my Vogue runway app.  If you haven't downloaded it yet, stop reading please, do so and come back.

You are welcome...

Oh how I love to swipe through the collections in nanoseconds.  As Co-Owner's of Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains, my partner Anastasia Cucinella and I are always on the hunt for new talent. 

Runway of course, is always exaggerated for effect and for the press.  The truly salable, wearable clothes, live back at the showroom, where the real work gets done.

Still, I don't mind seeing something that is beautiful, wearable and salable on the runway. Here are some of the trends that threaded through many of the collections:

Pretty in Pink-

Pink at Pamella Roland

Ombre Pink at Pamella Roland

 Shades of Blue-
Gorgeous blue ombre tulle at Pamella Roland

 Long blazers, Strong Shoulders, Denim-

White Days and Nights-

Gorgeous LBD'S-

And with a nod to Spring, a touch and a flourish of flowers-

In the meanwhile,  we are very excited  about all our gorgeous goodies from New York and Paris that are currently in store, at Mary Jane Denzer for Fall.

In addition to the most beautiful clothes to wear for your important events, we have added more collections to suit your every day lifestyle needs. Please do, come visit.

As we like to say, "Come Experience the Extraordinary"!

Debra O'Shea

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Instanatural Vitamin C Serum; Simply the best

Instanatural Vitamin C Serum
&17.97 Amazon Prime

Why do I stray???

Well, every now and then I wonder if I can do better.  Sometimes I'm too lazy to swipe right on my Amazon app.(Yup. Doesn't get lazier than that!)   Trials of other serums from La Roche Posay, L'Oreal and Olay were just OK.  

Finally I caved...back to my tried and true, beloved Instanatural Vitamin C Serum.  It arrived in two days with Amazon Prime a service I'm sure I overpay for somehow, but nonetheless,  can no longer live without.


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