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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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Cottage Cheese Days

For most of my life I’ve toed the line between radical self-love and utter self-hatred, with an occasional step into the pool of generic ambivalence.

 

Oh, you too?

 

You also spend some days looking into your mirror and soul and seeing the superhero lady your best friends claim you are, and other days thinking you might as well be made of expired cottage cheese?

 

Huh. What a coincidence.

 

According to the Dove Self-Esteem Project, “80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful, but do not see their own beauty.”* Read more

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: 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

Brenda Strong on Beauty in Hollywood

Actress, Brenda Strong

Actress, Brenda Strong

My relationship to beauty has been a strange journey. My parents had five girls and one boy, so you can imagine how that went. My sisters and I would do each others hair, share clothes (hand me downs since I was the youngest) and play games together. My mother and father valued nature, music, books, art, and education. We were led by example by two people with great integrity. We were rewarded with praise for our actions, our kindness, our intelligence, but never our beauty. 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