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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Greetings from Melbourne! This is my first Thanksgiving out of the states and while I miss being surrounded by my family and friends I feel so appreciative today. While I'm in a country that doesn't celebrate this holiday, it hasn't stopped me from … [Read More...]

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Feminist Hacker Barbie: Fighting Misogyny with Misandry?

As an avid news reader and tech enthusiast, I stumbled across the story of Feminist Hacker Barbie. For those who don't know, a story was written in the 90's that was to portray Barbie as a programmer and game developer. However, when you read the … [Read More...]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Teri Hatcher to Light Empire State to Help End Violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and actress Teri Hatcher will light the Empire State Building orange this morning to commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Women. The color, bright and optimistic is to help “Orange YOUR Neighborhood”, an initiative by the UN … [Read More...]

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Australia: PC Guide to Brisbane

As some of you know I decided to spend a month in Australia to avoid the harsh NYC winter - a week in Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney, exploring each city and its surrounding areas. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and is surrounded by great beach towns including Noosa, Gold Town, Byron Bay and as well as Fraser Island, Moreton … [Read More...]

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Nordstrom Beauty Holiday Preview

Even though the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting hasn't happened yet, the holidays are in full swing at Nordstrom. PC got a chance to jumpstart our shopping list at The Standard – Highline.  This year, we weren't telling Santa our Christmas list, we were vying to get on Nordstrom Beauty Directors' nice lists. This season, Nordstrom Beauty is a … [Read More...]

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Neutrogena Beauty Wonderland Chat with Emma Roberts

On Monday night, Neutrogena threw their annual holiday party, turning Paintbox in SoHo into a glittering white "Beauty Wonderland". The event, in partnership with Rogaine, Rembrandt, BaubleBar, and Band-Aid, was hosted by Neutrogena brand ambassador Emma Roberts. Between mini makeovers with Amy Oresman, holiday hairstyling with Neutrogena Brand … [Read More...]

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Beauty On 5 with Saks Fifth Avenue

On Tuesday, Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled their first permanent, one-stop location for Blink Brow Bar, Trish McEvoy, and Nails inc. Housed within a modern installation, Beauty on 5 allows customers to receive expert advice, throw their own Beauty on 5 pamper party, shop exclusive products, and experience an artistic manicure while sipping tea and … [Read More...]

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PC Featured on Patricia Field’s Blog and Our Interview with

While I've been non-stop snorkling down under, I came up for some air to two really exciting features. First off one of my mentors, and friend, Stylist Patricia Field (yes, the Patricia Field, costume designer for Sex and the City, Devil Wears Prada and countless others), featured me on her blog. Her intro was such a memorable quote and she … [Read More...]

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Touring Lady Elliot Island {Australia}

As most of you know I've been in Australia for the past week. I'll be going to four parts of the continent - Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney doing a week in each. A full recap of Brisbane and the surrounding areas is coming soon but I wanted to highlight one of the major gems of Queensland, Lady Elliot Island. … [Read More...]

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Dr. Jart+ NYC Pop-up Shop

Dr.Jart+ hosted its first US pop-up shop in NYC on Thursday, Nov. 13 to celebrate the brands 10-year anniversary. Industry insiders were invited to shop Dr.Jart+’s bestselling products while receiving free personalized skincare consultations and exploring the brands rich history in an exhibition format. Over the past 10 years, Dr.Jart+ has … [Read More...]

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Drinks with Jenny McCarthy (that will boost your energy)

I met Jenny McCarthy a few years back when I was on the red carpet doing interviews for COVERGIRL during a VMA party, and I was such a fan girl. I'm from the generation of Singled Out, and she was one of the first woman I observed being so confident and sexy while still being so approachable and down to earth. And that's something that hasn't … [Read More...]

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Inside the Sheraton Mirage Resort in Gold Coast

Well we made it to Australia! Our first stop Brisbane, although we drove right through, heading less then an hour south to the Gold Coast. The reputation of Gold Coast is it's the Miami of Australia, although I would have to broaden that stereotype to the Florida of Australia (or specifically somewhere between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami) with all the … [Read More...]

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Nanette Lepore for Origins Collaboration Clutch

It's never too early to start making your holiday wish-list and this year, Nanette Lepore for Origins' limited edition cosmetics bag tops ours! Perfectly timed for travel season, updated your carry-all to the fashion forward clutch that easily transitions from day to night. Using experiences from her global travel adventures, shopping in souks and … [Read More...]

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Confessions of a Cystic Acne Survivor

{This post is by one of my long time writers, and friend, Teresa Luong on her struggle with cystic acne and road to clear skin} Everyone wants that flawless, luminous, glowing skin, but for me it’s more than a desire; it’s an obsession.  Since nature’s cruel joke of puberty, I was cursed with the onset of hereditary cystic acne.  I had what … [Read More...]

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Workout Wednesday with Eddie Bauer and Brooks Running

{Jacket (pictured below) Eddie Bauer, Sweater: Brooks Running PureProject Henley LS, Top: Eddie Bauer Infinity V-Neck Tank, Leggings: Eddie Bauer Movement, Shoes: Brooks Running Adrenaline GTS 15, Bag: Eddie Bauer Zen Tote, Headband: Mark. Warm Wishes Headband} The thing about having spinal surgery, is once you get through it, you have a new … [Read More...]

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The Latest from #ShareYourBeauty + Your Chance to win over $2,000 in Beauty Products!

It's been a very inspiring couple of days. As some of you know I started the Share Your Beauty program last February through the non-profit, Family-to-Family, giving brands, editors, bloggers and beauty hoarders the opportunity to donate their unopened beauty products to homeless, and battered women’s shelters and those in need. After … [Read More...]

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PC featured on Century 21- Shop my Look!

It's no secret Century 21 is the place to find amazing designer deals and a fraction of their retail price.  So when it comes to updating your basics on a budget (without compromising the designer label of course), this is where I shop. I've been a loyal customer for well over a decade since I moved to NYC, and it's no wonder why so many tourists … [Read More...]

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An Inside Peak the Hard Candy Factory (Plus What’s NEW for Fall)

I had quite a treat a few weeks ago when Hard Candy invited me out to NuWorld Beauty in New Jersey to see where all the magic happens. And by magic I mean where all the formulations come together and the actual makeup is made and packaged. It was like an episode of I Love Lucy, except instead of chocolate, makeup was coming down the conveyer belt … [Read More...]

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Win the Beauty.com x Tess Giberson Bag filled with Beauty Products!

Whenever Beauty.com does a collaboration with a designer, I'm all over it! And this season they are partnering with Tess Giberson! I was just in St. Louis with with Tess where the fashion designer was being and honored and showing her latest collection. I'm so happy to see that she's been playing in the beauty world (she also currently doing a … [Read More...]

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Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner & Collection {Review}

Okay kids, i've been trying WEN's Sweet Almond Mint collection for the past few weeks and here's my thoughts. If you have you thick, frizzy or dry hair, this is a great collection for you! If you have thin hair it could go either way. I'm the rare mix of both, I have thin hair but a whole lot of it and the collection really helped me control it. … [Read More...]

Naturalizer Lara Shoe

Naturalizer has a LARA shoe!!! (See what else they have)

It's true! So while in St. Louis, the lovely people at Alive Magazine took us to the Naturalizer shoe store in the Galleria mall, where we met with the brand representatives and learned about the three lines carried in the store, BZEES, NAYA and of course Naturalizer. And we got to pick a pair! Go figure the ones I end up with are named LARA ($99, … [Read More...]

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Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Halloween

The popular twitter handle @Choupettes Diairy comes to life every week on Pretty Connected with ongoing commentary from the point of view of Karl Lagerfeld's fiercely, fashionable, high-maintenance cat, Choupette.   Trick or treat smell my paws (but don't make any fashion faux pas)! Since men and women alike idolize moi, honor my beauty by … [Read More...]