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5 Best Drugstore Moisturizers Under $20

Some say that the best moisturizer for your skin is Creme de le Mer, that is if you have $410.00 for  a 3.4 oz. jar!  Personally, I just can’t justify that kind of cost for luxury.  So as our search intensified here at THBD for magic creams that are affordable, I selected some of our staff’s top picks.

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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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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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Curious About a Cannabis Massage? I Was!

I don’t know about you, but I have become increasingly curious about the medical benefits of cannabis.  I suffer from a lot of joint and muscle pain due to an auto-immune disease, so I am always looking for new ways to alleviate stress and pain.

So when my cousins recently visited me in Denver, where recreational marijuana is legalized, we decided to put this massage to the test!

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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

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

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.