The #MyTwoCents blog serves nutritious cosmetic FACTS…are you hungry?
I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge, and I make sure it’s relevant, well researched, factual, and fun.
This blog is full of tasty and nutritious cosmetic news, product reviews, makeup tutorials, industry gossip…and a rant or two. There’s always room at the table for one more, so pull up a seat and EAT!
QUESTION: What caused the paranoia surrounding parabens? ANSWER: Almost 14 years ago, a group of fear-mongering environmental activist groups intentionally misinterpreted a flawed study and the media sensationalized the inaccurate information. FIRST THE...read more
Makeup is FUN, but a six-color, double cut crease, with glitter, winged eyeliner, and false lashes is not for everyone. Let's hit the pause button on the YouTube and Instagram drag-inspired looks. I'm taking us back to three basic eyeshadow applications that enhance...read more
Makeup artistry, like any job, has its share of professional rivalry. I can appreciate healthy competitive spirit where the intent is to push ourselves towards higher goals. But when competition turns toxic, you cross the line into deceit, sabotage and plain old...read more
There’s a lot of misinformation about HD Powder – here are the facts about what it is, what it does, when to use it, and how to avoid mistakes.read more
These are my quick picks for a nourished, even toned and well-protected daily complexion…not matter how busy your schedule gets! Bioderma Sensible H2O gently yet effectively cleanses away city grime while removing makeup, without dehydrating skin. Its fatty acid...read more
Recent articles about social media beauty influencers have sparked a bitter battle between enthusiasts and established beauty professionals. There's been a tsunami of responses to the E! News article citing how Social Media has impacted the Celebrity Glam Squad. But...read more
Everyone's skin needs moisture (even oily skin), but a moisturizer with the latest state-of-the-art ingredients and a price tag to match is not always in our budget. Let's look at some of the best moisturizers under $40. CeraVe Moisturizers One of the most highly...read more
A few years ago, I was asked to write a bridal beauty article for Martha Stewart Weddings. Whether you hire a professional makeup artist (recommended) or decide to DIY (not recommended), I lovingly offer you THE BEST BRIDAL MAKEUP TIPS …ever! My Bridal Philosophy...read more
When the internet was a baby (with no social media), Allure Magazine featured the Ben Nye Fireworks Fantasy Wheel (image above) in their Editor's Choice section. Back then, beauty editors talked about products, application techniques, and makeup trends ONLY after...read more