Health & beauty
I've written before about how Yves Saint Laurent Paris , $68, is the only fragrance I've ever owned. But, to indoctrinate those of you who're new to the party, it's because my high school boyfriend's mother wore it and I became obsessed with it. (With him too, but that's a story for a different day -- and blog. Not to mention an Oedipal field day.) Over the years since, what, ninth…
Because I live near the beach in Southern California where it's pretty much warm and sunny all year round, it can be hard to get into right mindset for the holidays. After all, nothing says Santa like balmy 82-degree weather. So, over the years I've had to learn how to induce the holiday spirit for my family and me. How? With a little olfactory manipulation, of course.Each year at about this time…
Life's greatest sadness (for me, anyway) is that the sun is bad for you. I miss basking in it. A lot. The warmth; the feeling of the rays soaking into my skin; the tan...oh, how I miss the tan. Sigh. Because I am a responsible grown-up (yes, I'm typing this with a straight face), I have eschewed the sun's harmful rays for now 20 years. But that doesn't mean I've embraced my pale face. On the…
Do you prefer her as a brunette, redhead or blonde?
Mandy Moore is cool. The girl has had a seriously varied career. Loved her on "Entourage," she was perfectly evil in "The Princess Diaries" and her song "Extraordinary" is my ring tone. I'm a big fan.So imagine my glee when I found out she was lending her vocal talents to the latest Disney Princesses' romp "Tangled." She voices Rapunzel and I figured that since my 8-year-old daughter's going to…
Looking to add some oomph to your natural hair color but don't have the foggiest idea where to begin? To set you off on the right track, our fearless host, Rebekah, talked to hair color and makeup artists about what to consider before committing to a shade. Skin tone, eye color and more play into the decision, as you'll see when you watch the experts dole out their insider advice.And, if you're…
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