Post-Holiday Pimples and How to De-Stress

In the last decade, my skin has been pretty clear, a nice change after years of frequent breakouts. But right after the holidays, I was hit with quite a few zingers. At first, I thought it was odd – why was I breaking when I was finally beginning to relax after holiday mayhem? But then I remembered something Dr. Kathie Fields (one of the founders of Proactiv) shared with me – pimples can start forming up to two weeks before they rear their ugly heads. Yes, two weeks!

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Use It or Lose It: A Guide to When Good Beauty Products Go Bad

Now that 2010 has arrived, I’ve been going through my beauty stuff and giving the boot to things that are past their prime. I was inspired by an article in Body + Soul magazine, especially when I read that old beauty products can become unsafe.

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Seven Party Perfect Beauty Tips

I love a good party, especially because it’s a wonderful opportunity to do glamorous, party makeup. Should you be heading out for a festive new year’s eve swaré, I offer up seven beauty tips to help you crank up the glamour.

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Beauty Benefits of Drinking Tea

Teas are plentiful in anti-aging, wrinkle-fighting antioxidants. As I wrote back in April, my health coach friend Christine Gonzalez says green and black teas have eight to ten times more antioxidants than fruits and veggies. That’s a lot of antioxidant goodness.

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Lovely beauty gifts that give back

Tis the season for holiday gift giving. Have you been doing a bit of shopping? Among the gajillion choices out there, it’s nice to see items that benefit great causes, gifts that give back, so to speak. Along with the cool stuff from the Elle/Fashion Delivers 12 Days of Chic collaboration that Jennine wrote about earlier this week, there are …

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How to get a sultry, holiday makeup look for less

I got to sit in on a chat with makeup artist Jemma Kidd about how to do holiday makeup looks for less and have some tips to share on how to do a sultry look she calls punk couture. I love this look, because it’s all about the smoky eyes.

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Love bold red lips? Check out the Ultimate Red holiday collection.

I normally don’t wear red lipstick too often, but the Estee Lauder Ultimate Red Collection has me clamoring for bold red lips. While most of this year’s holiday collections feature icy shimmer and sparkle, Lauder has gone for a classic holiday look with reds and golds that make me think of old Hollywood glamour.

SonjaLove bold red lips? Check out the Ultimate Red holiday collection.