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

You Are Worth The Time!

It’s time for some real talk ladies!

Being beautiful isn’t just about what skincare, makeup or hair products and tools you use.  It’s about being the person you are on the inside. 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

Confessions of a Product Junkie: My Beauty Philosophy

By Guest Blogger:  Amber Grace

When you see this picture, I’m sure one of the first thing you think is – “Wow this girl is a product junkie!”. The next thing that crosses your mind is “Wow I wish I had all those products too!”.

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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

Be A Dreamer: Beauty Trends 2016

For Spring 2016, peach and bronze hues were seen all over the runway at  New York Fashion Week.  Very simple, beautifully bronzed, natural looking skin seems to be the trend this season.

From naked looking, glowing skin at Dior to fresh, peachy eyes and cheeks at Erdem – It’s time renew and refresh with a new beauty routine!

Dreamer Spring 2016


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Feeling Beautiful When You’re Surrounded By Hollywood

hollywoodThis morning I sat next to Jennifer Garner at breakfast. Yes, she’s as beautiful in person as she is on film – perhaps even more so.

Moments like this are a somewhat common occurrence when you live in Los Angeles, and for this Minnesota lady, it’s kind of surreal. Lucky for me I don’t get star struck, so I didn’t ask her for a picture but instead I went about eating my scrambled eggs like any other Wednesday morning. Read more

Boobs, Judgement, and Ageism in Hollywood

susan sA few weeks ago, The SAG Awards aired and all anyone could talk about was Susan Sarandon‘s cleavage. Read more

My Girl Crush

I have a girl crush on Amy Schumer. I think she is extraordinarily talented, funny and wildly sexy. And I love that she is my girl crush. When I was younger, I used to get girl crushes on models, from Jerry Hall to Linda Evangelista.

Could it be that things are changing? Read more