We can learn a lot from the partnership of Susanne Pruitt and Shelley Callaghan, founders of the Seattle-based home fragrance brand Antica Farmacista. They have not only built a leading brand that’s expanded into bath and body products, candles, personal perfume, bubble bath and bath salts—but they’ve done so as best friends. When Susanne and Shelley first forged their business relationship in 2003, they made a pact that their friendship was number one. They agreed that if they ever felt discord with one another, they would close the business.Read More »
Your sparkling personality needs some shimmer to match. And we have THE products that will give you that Hollywood-glam glow, starting with the ultimate starlette, By Terry’s Cellularose Blush Glace Allover Edition. It delicately flushes the cheeks with color for a plumped, preened finish.
This pot of liquid blush has shimmer that can be used as a blush or anywhere you want a little pizazz. Use as much or as little as you want...the long-wearing peachy hue is meant to be buildable.Read More »
Get the Limited Edition 450ml Eve Lom Cleanser before it's gone!
When it comes to Eve Lom Cleanser, women fall into one of two camps: they either haven't heard of the 25-year-old cult favorite, or they're completely obsessed with it. I admit to starting off in the first category, and after using it every night for a week, I've moved firmly to the second group. Yet the first time using it can be pretty surprising, especially if you've never tried a balm cleanser.Read More »
Hi ladies, your Beauty BFF here. Like any good girlfriend, I’m here to deliver the truth, and help you make educated (and empowered) choices. In this case, I’m here to recommend an amazing ingredient known to give you glowing skin: Glycolic Acid.Read More »
Put down the powder, ladies, we’ve got some game-changing beauty news to share. As you know, cushion foundations are an international sensation. It Cosmetics’ CC+™ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+ is the first cushion compact to hit the market by an American brand—and we have it!Read More »
Every great chick flick (think Pretty Woman, Clueless, Mean Girls, She's All That) has a makeover scene because we love seeing a surprising transformation unfold. So it's no wonder we're smitten with two transforming lip colors from Lipstick Queen that start out a little scary and end up soft and feminine.Read More »
When’s the last time you got a $10-18 nail salon mani? After reading the New York Times’ investigation of salons in New York City, The Price of Nice Nails, you’re probably going to feel very different about heading out to a nail salon. The details are not pretty.
After interviewing more than 150 nail salon workers and owners, The New York Times found that manicurists are routinely underpaid and exploited, and endure ethnic bias and other abuses. “You can be assured, if you go to a place with rock-bottom prices, that chances are the workers’ wages are being stolen,” said Nicole Hallett, a lecturer at Yale Law School who has worked on wage theft cases in salons. Some manicurists are paid less than $10 a day, or not paid at all.Read More »
The foundation of Nancy Twine’s natural hair care line Briogeo can be traced back to her grandmother’s rural farm in West Virginia. Her grandmother kept a journal of soap, lotion and hair care recipes created from the natural ingredients she harvested herself. Cut to many years later, Nancy Twine decides to leave her high-powered position at Goldman Sachs to create Briogeo. Learn how working in the corporate world contributed to Nancy’s approach to entrepreneurship and why her personal connection to natural (and authentic) beauty coupled with her grandmother’s formulas, has positioned her as a leader in natural hair care.Read More »
stila is smart, sexy and sophisticated makeup. We're smitten...and glowing big-time because we just added this legendary cosmetics brand to our site!
Beloved by many, stila shines at the intersection of high-fashion and innovative beauty. With NYFW collaborations with Rebecca Minkoff and Alice + Olivia (to name just a few!), awards from pretty much every publication you could shake a Smudge Stick at (more on this below), and the go-to brand for makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and everygirl cool across the land, you may be wondering where to begin, as by now we know you want to build your own stila makeup arsenal. Right?Read More »
The internet has been a-buzz with the New York Times’ investigation of nail salons in New York City, The Price of Nice Nails. The details are not pretty.
After interviewing more than 150 nail salon workers and owners in the New York City area, The New York Times chronicled a deep trend of manicurist exploitation. “You can be assured, if you go to a place with rock-bottom prices, that chances are the workers’ wages are being stolen,” said Nicole Hallett, a lecturer at Yale Law School who has worked on wage theft cases in salons. Some manicurists are paid less than $10 a day, or not paid at all.Read More »