Melanoma. Say it Isn’t So-ma.

Greetings All…. As I sit here at the crack of dawn, not sure what time it is where, from sunny freezing Stockholm, I’m pondering exactly why its taken me 4 months to actually stop and write this little something for my blogging younger sister.  Of course the obvious comes to mind:  a busy life, lots of countries, lots of cities, too many time zones to even want to remember.  But those thoughts are fleeting. It’s not hard in the quiet {Read More}

I Won’t Give Up the Antlers

Did you have a Merry Christmas? Mine was wonderful. The days leading up to the 25th were a delight, as well ~ largely due to a silly, impulsive purchase I made at Claire’s in early December. For those of you unfamiliar with Claire’s, it’s a small mall boutique targeted to girls and teens, ages 3 and up. If a pink elephant ate a bunch of disco balls, flamingoes, powder puffs, unicorns and Justin Bieber, and then threw up, you’d have {Read More}

Last-Minute New Year’s Magic

Need a little last-minute magic to ring in the New Year? Step into your stand-by “LBD” ~ and little blog will add just the right touch of sparkle! A smoky eye, bright red lips, a light dusting of illuminating powder (like this favorite from Laura Mercier), and a few well-chosen accessories are all you need. Statement necklaces have been huge for the past several seasons. But if you’re still not sure about big, blingy neckwear, let’s put the twinkle on {Read More}

Lovely Locks for Summer

Has fun in the sun taken a toll on your hair this summer? Is your hair a little lackluster or maybe feeling dry and brittle? No worries.  We’ve got you covered with a few simple steps to revive your strands! And any of these treatments can be done in a salon ~ or at home. Refresh and Restore Consider regular conditioning treatments. Restore your hair’s moisture balance and leave it feeling soft, silky and totally touchable. For DEEP conditioning, try {Read More}

Ask Ellbee ~ BBs, CCs and DDs

Dear Ellbee, I don’t use very much foundation.  I’m a big fan of tinted moisturizer, with a translucent powder to set and finish. I’m super interested in finding a BB cream to replace my moisturizer/light foundation/powder routine.  But there are SO many options.  What’s the difference between them, and what is your suggestion? Also, I think I know that a CC cream packs a bit more of a punch.  What else can you tell me about it? Thanks!  And keep {Read More}

Dr. George Answers the Burning Question

Summer is upon us and the sun is shining.  One burning question remains: What sunscreen should you use? As a dermatologist, I get asked this multiple times a day. I encourage all of my patients to use sunscreen on a daily basis. 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer; and the numbers are rising. Sun protection is the very best thing you can do to prevent aging and keep your skin looking healthy. Look for a sunscreen with {Read More}

Mr Wonderful to the (Beauty) Rescue!

I’ve mentioned my husband a few times in previous posts…. I lovingly refer to him as “Mr Wonderful.”  And, while some of you may have assumed a little tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, there is none.  Because Mr Wonderful is actually pretty wonderful.  He is my most favorite person in the whole world.  And, every single day, I am grateful that I am his favorite person, too. Our married life has been happy.  Though some could never fathom it, we spend nearly every {Read More}

Has the Rouge Gone Rogue?

We all know we’re not supposed to share our makeup. And most of us know we should wash our hands before applying products. But did you know you should replace your cosmetics on a regular basis? Even before you open a bottle, tube or palette box, the clock is ticking. — And once you break the seal, air and microbes are free to move in.  It’s only a matter of time before bacteria begins to grow. Yikes! Like to learn {Read More}

Cat’s Caboodle ~ Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream

There are a few things you should know about me: I love a good multitasking product, I adore Josie Maran’s argan oil line, and I am obsessed with keeping my skin and hair well-moisturized. If you’ve ever spent half an hour or more with me in person, you’ve seen me digging my lip balm and/or hand cream out of my purse at least once for a quick application. So when I received Sephora’s promotional email letting me know Josie Maran’s {Read More}

Jessica Designs ~ Heathy Nails (2)

  Jessica Guyton has graciously agreed to write a short series of “nail health” posts, complete with product recommendations for strengthening, growing and maintaining healthier nails. This is her second installment. When it comes to the most basic of manicures, filing is key.  And no matter what shape you embrace (round, square, pointy), it’s all about the tools you use. There are a lot of nail files out there….  Here’s a guide to help you choose the right one. But {Read More}