Updated With Links: Announcing the 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year! ...more

Thank you so much; I'm honored, nervous, and THRILLED. more

Hair Color Angst: To Dye or Not to Dye?

My experience with hair coloring is brief, but memorable. My first stint was in ninth grade when The Thing To Do was to buy a bottle of Jolen facial hair bleach, and paint two chunky streaks into the face-framing locks on either side of one's head to lighten them. The goal was, I believe, to achieve a modern and Friends-esque highlighted hairstyle that said "I am modern and enjoy the show Friends, as evinced by my modern, Friends-esque highlighted hairstyle. Could I BE any more awesome?"...more

Hair Color Angst: To Dye or Not to Dye?

My experience with hair coloring is brief, but memorable. My first stint was in ninth grade when The Thing To Do was to buy a bottle of Jolen facial hair bleach, and paint two chunky streaks into the face-framing locks on either side of one's head to lighten them. The goal was, I believe, to achieve a modern and Friends-esque highlighted hairstyle that said "I am modern and enjoy the show Friends, as evinced by my modern, Friends-esque highlighted hairstyle. Could I BE any more awesome?"...more

Okay, you guys. I'm doing it. Right NOW actually, and the anticipation of how it's going to ... more

When Mascara Attacks: Because not ALL beauty products are winners.

 At the risk of boring you with my intricate and multifaceted philosophies on where to spend and save in your beauty product budget (which, if I'm being honest, would likely involve charts, graphs, or at the very least, a Venn diagram or two), I will simply say this: I feel that mascara is one of the products where you can really save your money. The drugstore offers formulas that, in many instances, are of comparable quality to department store versions. And so it was that a few weeks ago, I found myself in the market for a new mascara, and the drugstore was my destination....more

Snigdhasen -- I don't wear contacts, but I've passed the question on, and I think one of the ... more

True Beauty Confessions (Yep, the Embarrassing Kind)

Ladies, I feel the need to come clean with you. Like a wise man (or maybe it was Usher, who may or may not be all that wise, I really don't know) once said, these are my confessions. My true beauty confessions....more

And may I just add: Convertible (and now-discontinued) Sally Hansen color pot that I ... more

True Beauty Confessions (Yep, the Embarrassing Kind)

Ladies, I feel the need to come clean with you. Like a wise man (or maybe it was Usher, who may or may not be all that wise, I really don't know) once said, these are my confessions. My true beauty confessions....more

You know all those guidelines about how long to keep cosmetics? Yeah. I, uh, don't really ... more

Finding the perfect formal dress (...by, uh, making it yourself)

Many of you, I'm sure, have seen or at least heard of the movie 27 Dresses, about a perennial bridesmaid, right? Well, to an extent, I have lived it. I have been in the wedding parties of...oh my GOD, over ten weddings. Most of these weddings have been Orthodox Jewish weddings, which require modest dress (i.e., possessing sleeves, and generally not showing too much skin...for more information about the hows and whys of Jewish weddings, I've written all about it here). ...more

Thank you all so much for your kind words and advice. I'll keep you posted as I (well, my ... more

One step up from pinching your cheeks: goofproof blushes that suit almost everyone

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Maybelline, Benefit and Neutrogena. ...more

On the Maybelline Dream Mousse stuff. It's amazing, and blends so seamlessly. LOVE it. My ... more

Golden Globes Watch - Red Carpet Trends for Real People (Like YOU!)

I love a good red carpet event -- it's so much fun to see people all dressed up and styled.  Especially since my definition of "dressed up" is anything other than yoga pants.  You know EXACTLY what I mean.   This year's Golden Globes were a treasure trove of style trends that will honestly work for every day -- here are the top five, for you to take home and experiment with.  Ready?   Go! ...more

I looooved her hair and makeup. Natural, but still "done" enough for an awards ... more

Which 5 beauty essentials would you choose if you were stranded on a deserted island?

That's what a reader asked me a few months ago: Which 5 beauty essentials would you choose if you were stranded on a deserted island?  Remember, you want to look great for the rescue team that's bound to arrive!  ...more

1. DiorShow Mascara- My very favorite.

2. Fekkai Glossing Cream (Thank you, ... more