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.
By Angelique Serrano | 03/11/2010 - 12:00
If you’ve been lucky enough to spend time in a spa, you’ll know the smell I’m talking about here. When you first walk through the doors of a spa, you’re usually met by the tranquil sounds of birds chirping and water falling from some zen-like indoor sculpture. And your nose is usually met with the faint scent of herbs and florals like orange, rosemary, chamomile and lavender. Now I’ve never been one to try and recreate a spa experience at home – who has the time?
By Angelique Serrano | 03/04/2010 - 13:58
The Body Shop's new Kiss of Color Cheek Blush ($14, thebodyshop-usa.com) has been my go-to secret for months now. I got a preview of the pop-up blush and have been addicted to it from the start. Here’s how it works: Unscrew the little white tube and a round sponge applicator pops out of one side; the other holds a cake of pressed blush powder.
By Angelique Serrano | 12/22/2009 - 19:00
If you have never tried this wildly popular shade of Clinique Almost Lipstick ($14, clinique.com), you might as well buy it now. Because everyone – and I mean everyone – who tries it, loves it. The sheer blackberry shade magically works on every skin tone and the light formula is a dream to wear. I own one, and have owned several others that were worn down to a nub. Oh, and it makes a great gift for any girlfriend, too!
By Angelique Serrano | 12/10/2009 - 16:00
I don’t carry eye shadow in my purse. Which is weird because I carry everything else in my purse—gift cards, bills, lipglosses, keys, old receipts, tweezers, spare earrings, essentials like that. I rarely wear eye shadow because it takes some thought beforehand (what color to choose?) and a bit of time and concentration to apply. But today I decided to play with the incredibly creamy Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner ($19, benefitcosmetics.com) in Birthday Suit.
By Angelique Serrano | 12/08/2009 - 14:34
I have a friend of a friend who feels the need to shorten words. And I have to admit, the habit is contage. Anyway, I was at a photo shoot recently where the makeup artist was raving about these Japanese blotting papers. They are literally made of gold—or speckled with gold leaf, that is. I was feeling like my skin was truly atrosh that day, so I tried the Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers (3 pack for $30, tatcha.com).