5 Things I Learned About Women From THBD’s Photo Shoot

(L to R: Melissa McNamara, Amber Grace, Claire Bryett Andrew, Elizabeth Birmingham, Ava Navarrete, Me (Holly Fulger), Oja Fin, Leah Cohen)

The Hollywood Beauty Detective put together a photo shoot recently to introduce THBD’s 10 Legendary Looks: 10 Looks that reflect an ‘essence’ of a woman. With the generous help from Vera Bradley handbags and accessories, and Jane Iredale makeup, we had 12 women – friends and women in the company, even me (as The Enchantress) -personify each Look. Yes, we had doubles for The Inspirer and The Natural, hence the 12.  The ages of the women ranged from 19 to 72 and we had all shapes, sizes, and colors represented.

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Creating New Norms With Manny Gutierrez, Maybelline & THBD

Do you know who Manny Gutierrez is?  We all should. He is a brilliantly talented makeup artist, a YouTube star, and the man chosen by Maybelline as the face of its new campaign to promote its golden-tubed Big Shot Mascara, with Shayla Mitchell. Read more

The Hollywood Beauty Detective is Starting a Beauty Riot

beauty-riotIt’s 2017 and we’re ready to start a beauty riot! As The Hollywood Beauty Detective, my goal is to bring Hollywood to the masses and let the masses help me reframe and reclaim the concept of beauty. Read more

The Hollywood Beauty Detective: I Refuse To Wear Angel Wings

As The Hollywood Beauty Detective, I am all about supporting brands that want to reinvent the way we approach beauty, body image, and fashion. Challenging and demanding new and more diverse versions of beauty is what we need to continue to do. Read more

Reclaiming Beauty: In the Midst of a Female Revolution

Egypt Ufele, creator of ChubbiLine

Egypt Ufele, creator of ChubbiLine

If there is any doubt that women are in the midst of a tremendous shift in consciousness, one only needs to look to the news to know that, as women, we are all part of a ‘revolution.’ Read more

What Is A Leader: Cracking the Glass Ceiling With Hillary

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Tonight, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, history was made: Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. As a woman, if you don’t understand the depth of this nomination, try. Read more

When Hollywood Came to Lakewood, Ohio: Via Tom Hanks

In 1977, I was an intern at The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Lakewood, Ohio (my hometown). I was 20 years old. I had been at college (Hiram College), but quit school to work at the festival and pursue my dream of becoming an actress. For that summer, I was part of that company of actors. I had one line in Taming of the Shrew and assisted with props on that show, and I ran sound for Hamlet (big mistake for that production). It was, however, an amazing time. Read more

Ratchet Up the Backlash

Discovery Girls

Discovery Girls

My daughter, Sasha, is graduating high school next month. We are in the midst of prom dresses, graduation parties, and the future. It has been amazing watching my daughter become a young woman. Equally amazing has been seeing her friends step into their own, as well. I have known these girls since they were in kindergarten and have borne witness to their collective metamorphosis.  Read more

The Hollywood Beauty Detective’s 10 Legendary Looks

Holly & MelissaMelissa McNamara (THBD’s Beauty Director) and I met in 2007. We instantly connected and became fast friends. Not only did I love Melissa’s spirit, I also loved the way she expressed herself as a woman and I appreciated her perspective as a feminist.  Read more

Who Are You Without Your Mayfair Filter?

photoshop9When we shot Episode 1 of The Hollywood Beauty Detective, I wanted to get photoshopped. I worked with photographer, Greg Doherty, and we shot stills of me with no makeup – headshots and full body shots – then we shot the same shots with makeup and lights. Read more