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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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

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

5 Makeup Tips from Drag Queens

Rupaul Mac Campaign

Why Drag Queens?  Some would say they are the true masters of transformation.  In fact, RuPaul is the inspiration for beauty in Mac’s Viva Glam Beauty Campaign.

Yes, I am slightly obsessed with Drag Queens. They have figured out beauty hacks to many dilemmas that we all have experienced. I’ve learned many of these from watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, in which the contestants compete in all kinds of crazy competitions to be named “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. 

Many of this tips are used by Drag Queens, as you can see by Season Six Winner, Bianca Del Rio.  Here are a few standouts from the runway that have caught my eye.

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The Hollywood Beauty Detective: Beauty Is The Essence of a Woman

A world full of comparison.

A world full of comparison.

We live in a society that thrives on a concept of beauty and on comparison. Just google “Who Wore It Better?” and you’ll see examples of hundreds of images of women wearing the same dress with the question, “Who wore it better?” at the top of the two pictures.

Is it me, or does anyone else think that being compared to someone else like this, publicly, would be terrifying…and humiliating. See, I know that I would be the one who looked old, or fat, or just really stupid.  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