Confessions of a Retail Beauty Advisor

“In the factory, we make lipstick. In the store, we sell hope” – Charles Revson, Founder of Revlon Cosmetics 1983 was a very big year for me. It’s the year I entered high school (9th grade) and I wanted something monumental to mark the occasion. My mother took me to...

Confessions of an Artisan Skincare Maker

Confessions of an Artisan Skincare Maker

This post first appeared in the She’s So Eco blog earlier this summer.  It is probably the most important thing I’ve ever written…The forward is written by Stephanie Deline, eco beauty blogger. “I could make that myself”. “What’s so bad about my current...


The Anti-Aging Tip You Never Saw Coming

Like most of us with a vague New Year’s Resolution List, somewhere in between getting in shape and travel, lies the ubiquitous get organized. It has different meanings to different people. For me it seems as elusive as run a marathon (Who am I kidding? That's never...

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Life in the Slow Lane

One of the things I've been working on this year has been discovering how to slow down. I believe that this simple concept holds the key to aging gracefully. I do mention it from time to time in my newsletters, but what I've learned and put into practice cannot be...

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The Story of Us

Well, we made it. This time twelve years ago, I was a first time entrepreneur trying to launch a business for the very first time. I had thoughts of Melanie Griffith in the movie Working Girl swirling in my head, and I believe I listened to that movie soundtrack at...

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Breaking the Fourth Wall

There is something in acting called the fourth wall. It's an invisible, imaginary wall which separates actors from the audience. While the audience can see through this "wall", the convention assumes the actors act as if they cannot. The same thing can be applied to a...

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Just Say No to Dogma

4 lbs of laughter. That's what I brought home from my annual week-long girls trip. Really, it was 4 lbs of fat but hey, tomato/tomatoe, what's in a word? Truth is, I spent the entire week non-stop laughing with six of the most amazing industry friends. We meet every...

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The Real Measure of Success

I've told you before that I have spent the last couple of years actively divesting my time, attention, energy, and money from things that no longer serve the preservation of my life, health and sanity.   This world spends a lot to try and distract you, and a lot...

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