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Are You Stuck On Life’s Treadmill

  I have been training for an upcoming race I will be running, so training has been essential.  The sun has been shining as of late, but a few weeks ago I put on my running shoes only to discover it was raining outside  So off to the gym I  go.  I jumped on the treadmill and I started running.  Usually I find the 1st mile the hardest before I get in my running groove.  This time after 3 miles in – I was still not “feeling it”.  I’m usually good at pushing through and getting it done but this time I just couldn’t and I didn’t make it my usual 6 miles.  I was frustrated with myself and a little perplexed as to why it was so difficult to accomplish.

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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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What the Buzz is About – Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Picks

Ever wonder what the experts in the industry keep going back to the drugstore for?  Some key products that are always in my makeup kit?  Here is an insider look at products under $10 that are MUST for you to try!

 

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Time to Conquer Your Fear – Lean In to Your Own Beauty

fear:   A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence of nearness of danger, evil, pain etc; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
Webster’s New World Dictionary

Let’s talk about fear ladies…
Fear of failure, but also a fear of success. I think a lot of us suffer with both these types of fear and it can be debilitating – and oh so scary. We are afraid of what others will say or think about us if we present ourselves as beautiful, or if we genuinely feel good about ourselves and let that fact be known. It’s the infamous double edged sword. Do I project confidence or is that considered to be arrogant?

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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

5 Top Drugstore Face Masks

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the benefit of a face mask. I decided to raid the shelves of Walmart to find the top 5 masks for under $20. Here are my top picks to get the best bang for your buck!

 

 

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Peel-Off Cucumber Mask ($6.45, Walmart.com)

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This mask is designed clarify and renew your skin with cucumber extract. Since it is so soothing, this is great for anyone with sensitive skin. It leaves skin feeling smooth and silky.

 

alba botanica Hawaiian Facial Mask ($11.10, Walmart.com)

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This mask is perfect for my clients that have large pores or acne.  It uses papaya enzymes that dissolve impurities from the skin and improves the skin’s texture.

 

St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask ($3.15, Walmart.com)

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If you have dry, dull winter skin, this mask is for you! Oatmeal is a 100% natural exfoliant that gently buffs away dry skin cells and better prepares your skin for your moisturizer. Get ready to glow!

 

L’Oreal Paris Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask ($8.89, Walmart.com)

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Who doesn’t love the feeling of a clay mask as it deep cleans and detoxes the skin? Once the mask dries, as you rinse it off, it energizes circulation brightens dull skin.

 

Hado Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Mask (4-count $7.37, Walmart.com)

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There’s just something extra special about this luxurious mask. I love how it ladhere’s perfectly to every contour of my face. It uses Hyaluronic Acid for deep hydration and collagen restore the skin’s firmness.

 

What’s your favorite face mask for under 20 bucks?  Please share!

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

What Is A Leader: Cracking the Glass Ceiling With Hillary

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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

Hollywood Beauty Tips: Best Beauty Balms

When it comes to summer skin, less is more.  Heavy foundations tend to cause breakouts, oily shine, and just aren’t plain comfortable!!  Here are the top 3 Beauty Balms that I always have stocked in my makeup kit.  Also, they are my clients favorites!

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