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Dec 6, 2016
Beauty

New & Now: Find it, Buy it, Try it

A friend recently went on a trip to Asia and before he left he asked if there was anything I wanted him to bring back for me.  Silly question, of course there was.  In fact, I had started research...

Nov 28, 2016
Beauty

Mass Customization

I might be aging myself here, but I can clearly remember my first trip to a certain Bloomingdale’s counter where a prestige brand custom mixed makeup products. It was the first foundation I ever p...

Nov 1, 2016
Beauty

Do Consumers Crave Collaborations?

I ignore advertisements. I mute the TV when commercials come on, I opt for Netflix and radio shows that are commercial free, I skip the ads on YouTube every chance I can, and I honestly couldn’t m...

Sep 20, 2016
Beauty

Ready for Prime Time

Primers have become very popular items in the makeup category. Consumer usage of primers has increased by 10 percentage points to 39 percent*, and retail sales within prestige grew 20 percent last...

Aug 5, 2016
Beauty

Draping: A Trend I Can Get Behind

A fan of proportion and definition, I appreciate a statement brow and sculpted cheek when I see one. Imagine my excitement when contouring, or the art of creating such proportion and definition with t...

Jun 28, 2016
Beauty

Skincare, Edited

Social media has changed not only how we live, but how we shop. It’s difficult to find anyone who doesn’t have an Instagram account. This photo sharing social network has taken the world by storm,...

May 31, 2016
Beauty

Small Batch Beauty

A friend’s daughter has made herself some nice pocket cash with a small and lucrative business creating and selling all-natural, homemade sugar lip scrubs. Did I mention her daughter is 11-years old? ...

Apr 29, 2016
Beauty

Home Sweet (Smelling) Home

I have recently developed a new love. I have fallen in love with candles and reed diffusers. I used to have this irrational fear of candles being dangerous and thought that reed diffusers were too fus...

Mar 30, 2016
Beauty

Let’s Play

When I was a little girl, I remember watching my mother’s cleansing ritual with such awe. All the jars, potions, and lotions that she slathered seemed so glamorous compared to my splash of water. When...