Eye Cream Worth Keeping
By Angelique Serrano | 05/04/2010 - 17:21

Eye creams confuse me. I know I need to use one, but I always forget to do it. Heavy eye treatments for night really turn me off because they leave my skin feeling greasy. They also leave a telltale stain on my pillow!

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Makeup Artist Concealer
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.

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Pistachio Perfume?
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, 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.

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Before You Apply Lipstick…
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, 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.

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Noxema Gets a Makeover
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.

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Carol’s Daughter Creates New Super-Moisturizing Shampoo
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 DaughterRosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner ($13 and $16, 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.

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Manchas, Be Gone!
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.

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Is Your Man a Dove Man?
By Angelique Serrano | 03/25/2010 - 12:00

I brought home a bottle of Dove Men+Care Body & Face Wash, Extra Fresh($6, 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?

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Mally, Where Have You Been All My Life?
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, in the prettiest shade of shimmering bronze.

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Dolce & Gabbana: The Make Up
By Angelique Serrano | 03/18/2010 - 13:00

I can’t afford a Dolce & Gabbana dress. But Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick ($30, is something I can purchase without sending my boyfriend and bank account plummeting. Dolce & Gabbana Make Up ( is something so glamorous, so special, so easy to covet that it wipes away all self-control and reasonable logic.

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