First let’s talk about what this post is not about. It’s not about cleansers, creams, peels, serums, exfoliants, or masks. It’s not about the latest and greatest cleansing device or a spa treatment more costly than a car payment. It is about acne, clear skin, and a complexion that looks like a genetic jackpot. I’m talking about cod liver oil.
Meet Jodie Patterson. She’s one of those effortlessly beautiful women you thought only existed within the confines of the Obama gene pool or a J. Crew catalog. Visit DOOBOP.com and you’ll meet her answer to the plunging gap between a demand for beauty e-tailers that speak to women of color and its limited supply. As Chief Creative Officer of DOOBOP and founder of her own skincare line, Georgia by Jodie Patterson, she has a hand in many pots, jars, and tubes that amplify a woman’s innate beauty. Which are her favorites? We talk the beauty products worthy of a lifetime commitment, the ones that make her feel sexiest, sultry looks, and so much more.
The bad hair day corners the market in terms of public gripes, but it’s the bad skin day that does the most damage. I can conceal uncooperative hair with a hat and it’s called accessorizing; if I do the same with bad skin it’s confused with attempted burglary. A possible solution: Clearasil’s new Daily Clear Superfruit lineup.
People ask me about skincare often, it’s kind of my thing, and more often than not, the electronic face brush is a conversational fixture. My advice about the power brushes is similar to advice given to me when I debated the Blackberry to iPhone leap: don’t make the purchase unless you’re comfortable with feeling naked, needy, and up a creek without a paddle in its absence. Yes they’re addictive and no, you won’t ever feel as clean with just soap and water after you give the face brushes a try. So in the spirit of codependence, let’s explore the DDF Revolve Professional 500X.
I lack an essential estrogen receptor that makes awards shows painfully dull to me. Sure there may be a twinge of excitement when my best picture prediction rings true, but overall they just aren’t my thing. I will twerk for the pre-show though, when the gowns and face paints are on full display. I rounded up the three best beauty looks from last night’s Golden Globes and break down how you can recreate them at home.
It’s January 7, have you stayed true to your New Year’s resolutions? Generally speaking, my resolutions typically have the endurance of Justin Bieber at a spelling bee. So this year I’ve changed the game with healthy commitments so dummy proof my neighbor’s dog could do it, but more importantly, so could you.
If you’re anything like me, a steady steam of New Year’s Eve flicks and 8PM television slots in your adolescence left you with chimerical expectations for the last night of the year. I may have a few epic nights to recall from New Year’s Eves past, but those are easily outnumbered by unremarkable countdowns to the ball drop and maybe a year (or two) when sleep was a much more seductive midnight companion. I can promise you that not all of your New Year’s Eves will be a night to remember, but at least you can look good, speaking of which, allow me to present a suggestion.
You woke up and it’s a week until Christmas. What happened? Between end of the year deadlines, pumpkin pie feedings via gavage and December primetime finales, does it even matter? You’re human; that Scandal episode couldn’t be missed and all is forgiven. But now is time to get serious, so here’s the CliffsNotes on how to please everyone in your life.