Tag: TV

January Favorites and The End of My Favorite TV Show

Parenthood on Belle Belle Beauty

Anyone else celebrating (crying) with me tonight as the TV show Parenthood ends? I honestly think it is the smartest show on television – lovely actors, usually amazing story lines and “that hit home” moments. I will always love the Bravermans.

In honor of that milestone, I thought I would share my skin care routine along with my January favorites today. I am leaving town for a long stretch in a short bit and am a bit distraught about being away from my skin care goodies. I thought maybe sharing my current favorites would help me narrow down the lineup for the trip.

I have no idea how 10 years ago (in my twenties) I could muster a carry on for six weeks in Europe in seven different climates. These days, 7 days in two American cities just undoes me.

And my January favorites:

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POPSUGAR Now on Belle Belle Beauty
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about POPSUGAR NOW, all opinions are my own.

Holiday Beauty Gifts on FOX23’s Great Day Green Country


That’s right, guys! I’ll be on Great Day Green Country again this morning making it two weeks in a row. I love bringing beauty to the airwaves and it has inspired me to start a YouTube channel. Look for its debut here in the next few weeks.

Today it is all about the holidays. I am sharing my favorite presents for the beauty lover on your shopping list. There were so many favorite launches but these top out in my book:

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Beauty Myths Busted

Beauty Myths Busted // Belle Belle Beauty

Today, I am back on Fox 23’s Great Day Green Country to talk about beauty myths. Now, I am one to say there are no “rules” in beauty – what works for you is always the right answer. But I believe busting these five fallacies will really shake up your routine in the best of ways.


1. MYTH: Use mascara to the last drop. TRUTH: Mascara should be tossed every three months. Germ issues aside, mascara formula can dry out, resulting in suffering performance. To get the lushest, silkiest lashes, keep that tube fresh. Drugstore mascaras are outstanding for those who don’t want to splurge on something used for a short time. Try Maybelline’s new The Rocket Mascara and Volum’ Express Mega Plush Mascara.


2. MYTH: Rub in your perfume after you spray pulse points. TRUTH: The rubbing action crushes and corrupts the fragrance. Instead, spray on your neck and wrists and let dry for 30 seconds. I also love to spray perfume in unexpected places like my hair (don’t go too wild – it can dry hair out) and the back of my knees (for a more subtle scent).


3. MYTH: Foundation should be matched to your jawline, forehead, cheek or anywhere on your face. TRUTH: Foundation should actually be matched to your neck as it is representative of your true coloring. Not only will this prohibit a line where your foundation ends and your neck begins, but the shade will look more natural.


4. MYTH: You should wash your hair every day. TRUTH: Washing hair strips natural oils, making hair more brittle and dry. Shoot for 3-4 times a week, workouts permitting. I found that my hair became less greasy the less I shampooed as time went on. In the mean time, dry shampoo can really save the day. Spray on dry shampoo and wait five minutes for it to “activate”. Then work through your hair with fingers or a blow dryer.

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Gossip Girl Birchbox

Two of my favorite things: Monday nights with Gossip Girl and Birchbox. How can you NOT be excited? I’ve been a Birchbox subscriber for well over a year and am still thrilled by the arrival of each box. Monthly, they deliver personalized beauty samples from companies like Kiehl’s, Benefit, Deborah Lippmann and Stila. No, not every sample is perfect for me. But most are fabulous and getting beauty goodies in your mailbox is just too much fun.

And if you haven’t already signed up, get on board so you don’t miss May’s Gossip Girl special edition. The GG Makeup Artist, Amy Tagliamonti, and Hairstylist, Jennifer Johnson, will fill the box with beauty products inspired by Manhattan’s poshest social set. And get this: the box will have clues for the season finale on May 14th! If you aren’t a subscriber and don’t want to miss this box, sign up here.