By Angelique Serrano | 04/27/2010 - 12:27
For the most part, having dark under-eye circles is a hereditary issue. But that doesn't mean we have to take it lying down! This three-step concealer is by far one of the best I have tried. If you have a few minutes to invest in the process, it will deliver professional results. Seriously.
By Angelique Serrano | 04/15/2010 - 12:00
I like a good lick of pistachio ice cream once in a while. But I was shocked to learn how much I love the Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache line of body products. This particular pistachio scent is so delicious you’ll be tempted to lick the pale green Souffle Body Crème ($55, lauramercier.com) right out of the jar. At once light, sweet and oh-so-unique, it'll be one decadent zero-calorie treat in which you can indulge.
By Angelique Serrano | 04/13/2010 - 12:00
Draw around the outside of your lips with a flesh-colored lipliner. I like Maybelline Color Sensational Lipliner, Nude ($6, Walmart.com). This will help define your lips and keep the lipstick from bleeding. And as opposed to using a liner that matches the color of your lipstick, with a flesh-tone outline you won’t be left with a dark ring around your mouth after your lipstick has long faded.
By Angelique Serrano | 04/08/2010 - 12:00
Every girl can recall the first time she smelled Noxema. I was 12, spending a summer week with my Aunt Hilda. I didn't have a skin care routine yet, but already longed for my own bottles and jars of magic beauty creams that would make me look pretty and grown-up. Before bed, my aunt gave me a tub of Noxema to wash my face. I unscrewed the blue lid and inhaled deeply. Oh, that creamy, tingly, slightly astringent scent; I would never forget it.
By Angelique Serrano | 04/01/2010 - 12:00
Since coloring my hair it’s been dry, dry, dry. I tried the new duo from Carol’s Daughter – Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner ($13 and $16, carolsdaughter.com)and now it’s soft, smooth and shiny! Really, my hair is softer and looks so much healthier than it did a few weeks ago. And I know it’s a direct result from switching to this shampoo and conditioner.
By Angelique Serrano | 03/30/2010 - 12:00
I’ve gotten two bad sunburns in my life. The first was when I was 13 years old, vacationing with my family in Puerto Rico. I got so sunburned the belly chain I was wearing felt like a belt of daggers on my red, inflamed skin. (And yes, I wore a belly chain. Whatever, it was cool back in the 90s!) The second was when I was 22, on vacation in Miami with friends. I got so sunburned I passed out that night and woke up with a blister on my forehead.
By Angelique Serrano | 03/25/2010 - 12:00
I brought home a bottle of Dove Men+Care Body & Face Wash, Extra Fresh($6, drugstore.com) a few weeks back and set it gingerly on the side of my bathtub. Would my man use it? From my experience, if soap doesn’t come in the form of a bar, some guys tend to back away. Is it because they fear the unknown? Is it because liquid soap is harder to distribute without the aid of a pink pouf? Who knows?
By Angelique Serrano | 03/23/2010 - 17:00
Makeup artist Mally Roncal created her makeup line, Mally, five years ago. Happy Anniversary, girl! And while I’ve always known about it, I just recently fell head-over-heels in love with her Evercolor Shadow Stick ($25, mallybeauty.com) in the prettiest shade of shimmering bronze.
By Angelique Serrano | 03/18/2010 - 13:00
I can’t afford a Dolce & Gabbana dress. But Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick ($30, saksfifthavenue.com) is something I can purchase without sending my boyfriend and bank account plummeting. Dolce & Gabbana Make Up (dolcegabbanamakeup.com) is something so glamorous, so special, so easy to covet that it wipes away all self-control and reasonable logic.
By Angelique Serrano | 03/16/2010 - 13:00
I knew a kid who used to eat butter right out of the tub. (It could have been my brother; or it could have been me. I'll never tell.) Whatever, the point is that now just the thought of eating butter grosses me out so completely I have to quickly change the subject. But before I do, let me tell you about a great find: Korres Lip Butter ($10, korresusa.com). The smooth balm feels soft and cushiony on your lips – and comes in tasty flavors far better than Parkay.