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6 DIY Beauty Recipes: From Fridge to Face

While you are busy shopping and spending copious amount of money on gifts for family and friends this holiday season – don’t forget to take care of yourself!If you are looking for beauty secrets on a budget to stay looking fresh amongst the stress that the holidays bring – Veria.com, an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living has you covered. Take your kitchen apron off for an hour, slip on your terry cloth robe and make some homemade beauty products that include ingredients found right at home in your refrigerator or pantry.6 DIY Beauty Recipes: From Fridge to Face...
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2 Steps to Clean Hair Without the Shower…

I have to admit, I got into pig mode last week and didn't wash my hair. Not for over a week. And NONE of you knew. Day after day...from the gym - to the office - to my kitchen cooking meals- to the bars and even a party filled with cigar smoke..and not one nasty, greasy, smelly lock to be found. In fact, on day 5 a very prominent hair expert commented on how NICE my hair looked.Yes, indeed - this is true and I can see your cringed faces and hear the "eww gross" comments loud and clear. But it was for the sake of a beauty product experiment. One that I proudly share with you as it passed with flying colors - and then some. My new obsession (and your future one)? Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo and Dry Condition.
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4 Easy Steps to Create my Thanksgiving Table in a Small Space

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away and you are probably starting to think about food shopping, cooking, and decorating your table (or eating if you aren't in charge of any of those things). Though I will be with my DNA family for the holidays, I celebrated the big day with my "NYC Family" last week. If you think you don't have enough room in your apartment to host such a gala - think again. With some creative placement of furniture (I used my couch as dining seats on one side) and a few fold out tables, I fit 12 people in my New York City 1 bedroom apartment. Yes, you can do that too.As you scramble to prep...here are some of the cute ideas you can steal from my Thanksgiving Dinner Table.
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4 Fabulous Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in NYC…

Eloise isn't the only girl that gets to enjoy NYC in The Plaza Hotel...now YOU can celebrate the holiday season in style with exclusive experiences and offerings sure to delight guests of all ages. The iconic building located in the heart of Manhattan at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South begins the festivities just in time for Thanksgiving and will continue through the New Year. From front row seats at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and access to both The Plaza’s Tree Lighting and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting to shopping excursions with a personal shopper at Saks Fifth Avenue and gourmet meals at The Palm Court and The Todd English Food Hall, there is truly no place like The Plaza for the holidays.
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Believe in Magic Makeup…

In one of my former lives, I was a publicist for Victoria's Secret Beauty - which included working the most famous fashion show of all time. It was behind the scenes at this very show, that I had the pleasure to meet Naomi Lowde-Priestly (yes, she is Brandon Walsh's real life wife). Her work was flawless, her artistry unique and her personality stunning. I listened, watched and took notes as she created magic behind the scenes. I recall knowing this woman had a gift that went far beyond that of classes and practice. She loved makeup - adored her work...and that made her one of my TOP experts.So it was no surprise, when I was sent a Sheer Cover kit to review that I discovered, she not only backs this mineral makeup, but is currently featured in the Sheer Cover Studio campaign (nationally) with Brooke Burke-Charvet and a host of other gorgeous women like Eva La Rue, Ali Fedotowsky, Nicky Whelan and Michelle Stafford.