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it’s scary how much good you can do

October 15, 2014

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This year, I’m attending EAC Network’s Halloween Party to Protect Children. It’s a fundraiser whose proceeds go directly toward the nonprofit’s Protecting Children Programs, which help thousands of at-risk children each year. Some of you are shy. I get emails…
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pies and peas

March 6, 2014

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There are some who’d say that all a woman really needs is a good lipstick, that it can lift the face and a mood with just a swipe. While I believe this is truer of blush, I still submit to…
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three good things

January 13, 2014

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I‘m sitting here with a stack of Blood Sugar and mostly anti-grain cookbooks stacked before me, what with the New Year breathing its frosted resolution breath in the face of my slight double chin, why not? I don’t have high…
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non-traditional holiday movie list

December 18, 2013

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Upon request, I’m re-posting this list because it’s timely. Because there’s snow. Because ’tis the season. I will also say that HOLIDAY AFFAIR has made the list this year after falling in love, deep-deep love, with it last year. Oh,…
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I’ve always wanted to…

December 12, 2013

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What’s your “I’ve always wanted to…”? And what’s your “Why Not Today?” Oh, to see the careful to-do list scrawled on the back of this writing prompt pad. I’m at Target now, as I type this, crossing even this off…
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backstage beauty NYFW S/S 2014

September 23, 2013

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Backstage at the Spring/Summer 2014 J. Mendel collection showcased at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman created a bronzy beachy sporty look, with dewy bronzed skin and a glossy brick lip. With a lot of pastels in…
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vulnerability in writing

September 18, 2013

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When I’m afraid to publish something, online or otherwise, I run through a cursory checklist, trying to pinpoint the origin of my discomfort. Does it fall into the “what will people think of me?” category? Do I fear it’s just…
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the “don’t give me no lip” lip: beauty trend

September 9, 2013

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Inspired by the vigor and vibrancy surrounding the World Cup in Brazil, Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, created a bold lip for Rag & Bone’s Spring/Summer ’14 Collection at New York Fashion Week. Applied with a brush were a…
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