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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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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!

foundation swatches

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Hollywood Makeup Tips: The Best Way to Keep Your Brushes Clean

 

brush cleaner

You may not think this is an important step in your beauty routine – But if you don’t do it, you are doing damage to your skin AND your makeup!   Ever have a breakout after you apply your makeup?  Or how about that hard shiny surface that forms on your powder…  How did that get there?  The painful truth is that your brushes carry oils and bacteria that NEED to be washed off.

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The Holidays and Beauty

Although the Holidays are a time that many people look forward to, they are also a time that can inspire dread for a variety of reasons. Holidays can magnify or bring to the fore loss, emptiness, or past painful experiences. For example, the absence of a loved one at a family gathering can trigger negative emotions, in the same way that the presence of a family member with whom one has a strained relationship can. Read more