Baby Foot!

March 15, 2016 Permalink 0


I don’t mean to be uppity, but I have really lovely feet.  I wouldn’t say I have a foot fetish, I just really like to keep my feet beautifully maintained.  I cannot say the same for my hands since for some anxiety-related reason I continue to destroy them on a daily basis.  I’d love it if someone were to bring back gloves, then I could conceal my mangled and wounded fingers beneath a ladylike accessory.  But until they do, I will continue to throw focus to my pristinely pedicured feet.



Enter Baby Foot.  I’m a sucker for any “makes your feet softer”  product and Baby Foot makes a boldfaced promise to return even the nastiest cracked and dry feet to baby-like softness.  Order placed.  In a nutshell, you wear a plastic bag filled with gel on your feet for an hour and then rinse it off.  Over the next 2 weeks your feet will shed all of their horrors until you are left with nothing but magical baby hooves.  And yea, It works.







It takes a few days but when your feet do begin to peel, look out.  One morning a few days after, I went to a barre class as usual and began noticing some icky stuff on my mat.  “What the eff?!” I thought to myself. “These mats are nasty!  They’re supposed to clean these things!  I am SO going to complain…”   And then it hit me like a Mack truck, the nasty stuff on my mat was my dead  foot.  I tried to be cool as I quickly put on my socks.  Lesson learned.  This stuff is legit.


*This is not my foot, I have a small amount of pride left that I want to keep in tact. But this is the sitch.

***This is not my foot.  I have a small amount of pride left that I want to keep intact. But this is fairly accurate imagery.


I am down with Baby Foot.  When you finish molting, you will indeed have very soft feet.  However, during the molting process, you should do the following:


  1. Employ the use of a dustbuster.  Often.  Like every 5 minutes.
  2. Refrain from shoe shopping.  Unless you want the rumor mill to churn out the idea that you have contracted leprosy, hold off on the shoe spree.  This is not the time.
  3. Wear nothing but boots or athletic shoes.  These are your ONLY options.  I had no choice but to go to the Metropolitan Opera in a bootie last weekend, not because it was fashionable (my god, it’s March) but because it was the most reasonable covering for snake foot.
  4.  Get a broom and learn how to work it.  The dustbuster will need backup.
  5. Text photos of your gross peeling feet to all of your friends.  They absolutely need to see this.




 Amazing.  With a side order of gross.



Winter Beauty: Give Me Some Lip!

January 19, 2016 Permalink 0
Model Quinn Cooper /

Model Quinn Cooper /



BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!  This morning I stumbled out into the cold, drunken-hobo style, to truck the meager four blocks to meet my trainer at the gym.  It was freezing!  18 degrees in NYC and I had slathered my face with moisturizing oils and caked my lips with Rosebud Salve.  Lookout Equinox.  But even more than I dreaded having my derriere kicked by Kevin, I dreaded having to go home and makeup my freezing face.


Applying makeup in the dead of winter always annoys me to death.  The final result generally stinks.  Everything looks dry and cakey and the moisture level is on par with construction paper.  So I am throwing in the towel and changing it up for this Arctic season.  On the days when it is just too cold to breathe, I will be taking the whole face paint regimen down to only one product.  Yep, you heard me.  ONE.




Do not get me wrong.  I will of course be moisturizing like it is my job and wearing sunscreen like my life depends on it (it does and so does yours).  But I am only going to wear lipstick.  The power of a bright lip has been underestimated in recent years.  Nude lips have been all the rage and in my personal estimation, all wrong.  Nothing brightens your face and does more for you than a standout lip. So what are you waiting for chicas?  Be bold this winter and give ’em some lip!


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There are a zillion choices for lip color out there, but here are a few of my favorites.


Tom Ford Bruised Plum

bruised plum



Tom Ford Cherry Lush




MAC Ruby Woo






Nars Trans Siberian






YSL Fuschia in Excess





Not quite ready for the completely bare face this winter??  Go in for the 3 step face.  Black mascara, Touche Eclat under the eyes as concealer / highlighter, and a bold lip.  That’s it.  Nothing else.  You’re done.


*** Touche Eclat is YSL’s genius product that can be used for everything from eye makeup primer to foundation.  Every makeup artist in the world swears by Touche Eclat and so do I.  


Lip colors are available at and









December 8, 2015 Permalink 0

Star Wars Mascara Dynamic Shot


Ok friends, one last Star Wars themed loot special.  One of the great American makeup brands is getting in on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens hysteria.  COVERGIRL has created a collection of Star Wars-inspired makeup to celebrate the release of the upcoming film.


10 COVERGIRL SuperSizer Mascaras.

 5 Light Side (Waterproof) and 5 Dark Side (Regular) that include iconic Star Wars movie lines.

Star Wars Regular Secondary Card

Star Wars Waterproof Secondary Card

Star Wars Mascara_Back

6 COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipsticks.

3 for the Dark Side (Stormtrooper – Dark Purple, Dark Apprentice – Red, Chrome Captain – Silver).

3 for the Light Side (Droid – Gold, Mystic – Lilac, Jedi – Nude).

Star Wars Limited Edition Lipstick Cap Off

Star Wars Limited Edition Lipstick Cap On

3 Star Wars Nail Glosses in Speed of Light, Nemesis, and Revenge Red.

Star Wars Nails_Speed of Light_Nemesis_Red Revenge

These sensational products are a limited edition, so you better move quickly.

Need some inspiration as to how to use these unique colors?

Look to these six stunning looks created by COVERGIRL Global Creative Design Director Pat McGrath.


Chrome Captain


Dark Apprentice


Resistance Pilot



Blending In!

July 19, 2015 Permalink 0


TRD - Beautyblender


Can a $20 BeautyBlender sponge make THAT much difference in your makeup??  Honestly, my thought was no even though my makeup artists in both NYC and LA all swear by it.  I mean, a sponge is a sponge, right?


I passed on the BeautyBlender many many times thinking, “I don’t really need this.”  But a couple of months ago during one of my zillion trips to Sephora, I finally threw down my $20 for this magical sponge.  I am not sorry.


I don’t know why it is better than other sponges, but it is.  Go with me on this one.   Your makeup will look flawless.





Feeling very superior about my discovery, I attempted to share my new magic wand with a 22 year old friend.  “Oh my god yes,” she says.  “I have been using one for years!”  So much for schooling the youth.  I had no idea this fresh-faced beauty even wore foundation, a tribute to the genius of the BeautyBlender.








Two types of cleansers are available, a liquid and a solid soap.  They work great.







Or do as I do and just use your shampoo to clean it.  Works just as well.


Bottom line:  My $20 sponge and I are very happy together.



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