Thanks and In Response….

HBD logoWell I’m really excited because my new show, The Hollywood Beauty Detective was written about by Jodie Layne for Bustle.com. Working on this series has consumed me for so long, and seeing people respond to it is thrilling…even though Jodie’s reaction was mixed. So Continue reading

Push Back and Find Your Voice

My role as Penelope

My role as Penelope

For the past three months I have been involved in a play called Penelope, a retelling Continue reading

Sexy at Any Age? You Bet Your Ass

Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs

Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs

Could it be that older women are becoming  the new faces of beauty? Absolutely. After years of living in a culture where being over 50 meant being invisible, things are changing in a very real way. I, for one, am inspired by this. Continue reading

My Obsession With Claire Underwood

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

In the brief time (five days) it took me to watch two seasons of House of Cards, I became obsessed with Claire Underwood. Continue reading

My Beauty Regimen…A Few of My Favorite Things

Me and Nidia Valencia at Nortstroms

Me and Nidia Valencia at Nortstroms

For Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share with you my beauty regimen and a few beauty treatments I love. Continue reading

Can I Love Fashion and Still Be A Feminist?

Feminist, Ashley Judd

Feminist, Ashley Judd

Can I love fashion and makeup and still be a feminist? This question has plagued me my entire life. Can makeup and fashion be a tool for self-expression and not a means to hide or conform to society? Continue reading

Aspirationally Pretty…Reality VS Illusion

Mariska Hargitay plays a NY detective

Mariska Hargitay plays a NY detective in Law & Order: SVU

I have a friend who is an executive at a television network. As Hollywood goes, it is a very important job. She looks at hundreds of scripts, hears countless pitches for ideas for series, and is involved in all the shows that get on the air for her network. What she thinks and feels about a project, a writer, an actor, or an actress matters. Continue reading

What’s Your Theme for 2014?

woman with scarfHave you given any thought to what you want 2014 to look like? What is your theme for the year? Continue reading

Express Yourself/What’s Your Word

Watch what Tara Windley and I did a few weeks ago, in our “Beauty Mobile,” as we went around to our friends, having them pick a word that best describes them. Express yourselves, ladies!!!!

Tales of a Sixth Grade Golden Retriever

pic for Golden Retriever BlogIn my last post, I wrote about the time two boys in my 5th grade class, Billy and Matt, told me that I was pretty.  It was the first time I’d been called pretty by someone other than my mother, and I was pretty darn excited about it.

My excitement, however, was short-lived.  Because less than a year later, something excruciating happened:

Sixth Grade. Continue reading