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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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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

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

Feature Film Equity

The Conversation: Suzanne Curry, Co-Producer of Film “Equity”

The Hollywood Beauty Detective recently asked Suzanne Ordas Curry, Media Consultant and Co-Producer of the newly released Sony Pictures Classics film, Equity, to talk about the movie, how she got involved, and what it was like working with a mostly all-female production.

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

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