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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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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

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

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

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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