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09 .19 .14 The Week in Beauty
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It’s a Girl! Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are parents. No word on the name yet, which is not too surprising given they managed to keep Mendes’s pregnancy A secret until July.

Grace: Debra Messing on work, motherhood and the balance. I still miss Will and Grace, but I can’t wait to watch my favorite redhead in her new series The Mysteries of Laura. 

Brush Basics: Are you making the most of your makeup brushes? Here’s a nice guide to blending and blushing.

Love This! Great makeup tricks in quick, informative (and mesmerizing) GIFs.

Trend Alert: The 1990′s are baaaaaack in beauty.

Priorities: A nice guide to fall makeup must-haves.

Luxe: Gucci’s new cosmetic line launches.

More Luxe: The rest of fall’s very exciting new makeup launches from Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury and more.

Have a beautiful weekend!

 

 

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A lot of friends have asked me recently what I think of the Clarisonic cleansing brushes—do they really do anything? Are they worth the money? My answer, unequivocally, is YES and YES. And I don’t say this just because it feels good (it does) or because it seems more effective than using my hands or a washcloth (it is). And I definitely don’t recommend Clarisonic just because it looks so cute in pink on my sink. (You should see it against the white marble.)

I’m a huge fan of Clarisonic because there is actual science behind it. It’s no gimmick. There have been authentic studies conducted. The company has bonafide, proprietary sonic technology that powers the brush, separating it from imitators.

How it Works

Aforementioned proprietary sonic frequency produces over 300 movements per second. (This is not a rotating brush.) The flexing action works to loosen dirt and oil, enabling a much deeper cleanse, which leaves skin primed to better absorb your skincare. I use the Aria model shown above, which has three speeds, a timer to ensure even cleansing (unexpectedly helpful) and the ability to swap out brush heads.

60 Seconds to Use

Place cleanser of choice either directly on face or on the brush itself. Turn brush on speed of choice. Cleanse 20 seconds on forehead. 20 seconds on chin and nose. 10 seconds on each cheek. Rinse face, rinse brush. Voila!

Results

Smoother, more radiant and, yes, cleaner skin.

P.S. Clarisonic recently launched a new skincare line that I LOVE called Sonic Radiance, pictured above.

 

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The mom of two girls on The Late Show this week. She tells David Letterman her woes about parenthood, potty training and preschool admissions.

Priceless.

Have a good laugh and a beautiful weekend.

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If I could, I would probably change my nail color every other day. I love dark and stormy nails as much as I do brights and neutrals. The trouble is, a good manicure only lasts about two days before the tolls of motherhood show up on my (chipped) tips. And then I just want the fastest, easiest way to make my hands looks neat and not like the baby used my nails as a chew toy.

Behold this uniquely amazing nail treatment from the very cool nail brand RGB. It mimics the look of well-buffed nails: clean and shiny. It’s one easy step—a base, top and “no color” in one coat. Genius. It also contains healthy doses of vitamin E, calcium and biotin. It’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, and camphor, and the brand is also cruelty free.

P.S. The key to a flawless manicure at home.

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This Argan oil just might trump them all. It’s light, dries in quickly and can be used head to toe. I’ve been using it like crazy—on my cuticles, on my kids and lightly on my dry hair. My favorite part, though, is that it’s fairly traded and produced by an inspirational women’s cooperative in Morocco.

I really heart Neal’s Yard. Their products are organic, beautifully packaged and well priced. Find them here or at your local Whole Foods.

P.S. I also love their White Tea Facial Mist and organic body scrub.

 

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09 .05 .14 The Week in Beauty
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Congrats! Scarlett Johansson gave birth to a baby girl this week and named her Rose. Alyssa Milano also had a girl, her second child, and named her Elizabella.

Instagram: Jessica Simpson’s shared a sweet photo of her daughter doing her makeup.

How-To: An easy, streamlined cat eye.

Beauty Boost: The supplements that work.

NY Fashion Week: Beauty looks that stole the show.

Haute Hair: All the styles fit to be tried (and tied) seen at Fashion Week.

Question: Are girls easier to raise than boys?

R.I.P.: Joan Rivers. A trailblazer, a devoted mother and grandmother. Her mark on this world is indelible.

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