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The other day my friend – a self-proclaimed “product whore” – sent me a text that said (and this is a direct quote): “I have tried every product out there. And somehow I always come full circle back to Clinique. I just got their Turnaround Night Cream and this morning I look three years younger.” From there, we went back…

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It’s not exactly a new product, but it’s new-ish to me  (I think it’s been around since Giorgio Armani Beauty launched). Someone gave me Fluid Sheer a couple years ago and I didn’t think much of it because I didn’t understand what it was. Was it a bronzer? A shimmer? A foundation? It stayed in my closet in its elegantly…

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Sneak Peeking

06-26-2013

Today my brother was – I think – trying to motivate me by telling me how delinquent I have been on updating this site. He acted horrified. He has a point. The problem is that the more I have things going on to talk about, the less time I have to tell anyone about anything. But he has sufficiently motivated…

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The weather in NYC is hot, warm, cold, cold, hot, warm, cold. It’s hard to say on any given day if you need a jacket or tank top, snow boots or flip-flops. The other day I actually did start the day in tall leather boots and finished it in flip-flops. And no one knows what to do with the buildings….

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My daughter Lucy LOVES makeup, almost to the point of obsession. If she sees anything that looks like makeup, she’ll grab it and say, “It’s MINE.” She’ll notice if you have any—even the tiniest bit—of makeup on. If she sees me go into the bathroom and hears the cabinet door open, she’ll run in as fast as she can, look…

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These are some of the images we created for Kelly Bruggema’s Soo Ihn Kim Jewelry. Kelly is a talented jewelry designer who also photographs her beautiful designs. Or you can say she’s a talented photographer who started her own jewelry line. And though it’s a fairly young company, her collections have already been seen on celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Zoe Saldana –…

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When my cousin Linda was diagnosed with cancer, I could not believe it. Ever since I was a little girl, I looked up to her. She was the awesome cousin with a giant pink flowered bedroom and the best dolls. Later she was the beautiful, cool artist cousin who won awards for painting pictures of Jim Morrison and had all The…

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For awhile now, I’ve wanted to write about the remarkable women I meet, know and work with. I know so many, and each inspires me. These are women who show us what and how we can be in the world and how dreams are made true. They are the essence of beauty – they do and create things of beauty,…

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If you’re a golfer, you may already have the latest issue of Golf Digest. If you’re reading this, however, I am guessing you probably don’t. Either way I think we can all appreciate a group of accomplished and handsome gentlemen walking across the green, right? The January 2013 Golf Digest cover shows celebrity golf pros Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Lee…

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Every year I think that if I wait long enough, inspiration will suddenly hit me and I’ll get perfect presents for everyone. It’s happened before! More often, however, waiting for inspiration turns into running out of time and then, at that point, any gift will do. This year I decided to do it differently, even if I don’t find the…

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