I could not help but pick the brains of the fascinating Necar Zadegan (formerly of 24, you can now watch her on Bravo's new series Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce), with whom I had the pleasure of dining with in LA not long ago.
Readjust your vision. Refocus on what's true for you. What's that well inside you bringing forth? Where's that inner thrust leading you? Once you ma...
Thousands of times every day advertisers tell women, both young and old, that they are failing to be attractive and/or beautiful, while simultaneously telling women that being attractive and beautiful are the only conduits to pleasure and happiness.
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to look more like the women I saw in the magazines. By the time I was 18, I had dropped to 89lbs and was hospitalized for internal organ failure. If I could go back in time, here are the eight things I know now that I wish I'd known in my 20s.
Split ends are an all too common problem for us all. Naturally your hair type plays a role in how many and how often you get them, but certain habits are also responsible for causing split ends.
I believe hair should change like the seasons. Whether that change is subtle or dramatic is up to you but change should happen if, for no other reason, than to keep us out of a hair rut!
Although looking "pretty" is sometimes the aim of doing makeup, you'll be amazed to hear that it isn't usually my primary goal. I like makeup that is either interesting and challenging or ridiculous and ugly, depending on who you're talking to.
As a makeup artist and the founder of a global beauty brand, I believe it is important for me to share with my customers and clients when is the right time to throw out that foundation or mascara they've had lying around season after season.
If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.
Looking back, most of us were just too young to question whether going under the knife was ethically good or bad. You just got it done because your parents expected you to do it and then you didn't talk about it.
If the eyes are the window to the soul, certainly brows must be the curtain. Or maybe I'm just rationalizing what is surely a sign of insanity.
For those who will be updating, decorating or redecorating this season, you can tap any of the trends presented here regardless of budget or space.
I have to let go of all of those thoughts and doubts and limitations I put on myself personally, professionally, emotionally and physically. I have to trust that I am new. I have to know that I did the work. I have to believe in myself and my new wings as much as those that see me when I soar and glisten do.
What if we collectively, as women, stopped viewing the unrealistic images of women's bodies we see daily in the media as being normal and beautiful and started giving our bodies the love we so readily and unconditionally give everyone else in our lives?
Maybe if we balance our stress with the beauty around us, it will spill out in our interactions, grant grace to ourselves and to others, and make the world a better place. Maybe. Let's try. See beauty. Let it fill you. Live it. Now.
I created this helpful video to share one of my favorite skin care tips that I learned after a few months of working from home. And best of all, it's inexpensive and works every time! Enjoy!