November 12th, 2013

Q&A with Beauty Innovator Trish McEvoy

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There’s no argument that Trish McEvoy is one of the most esteemed names in the world of beauty. She’s changed the face of beauty from her convenient Makeup Planner to fragrances to skin care system.  The celebrated expert, who founded her eponymous line, became widely known for teaching The Power of Makeup, which empowered women to take control of their own beauty with her revolutionary system and techniques. // Click here for my Q&A with Trish McEvoy and  info on a virtual makeup class, Nov. 18, with the woman herself…

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February 26th, 2013

Q&A :: Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowellYou never know who a celeb will be when they step off the screen and into your day. I’ve often been surprised, and not always in a good way. But lovely and soft-spoken Southern belle Andie MacDowell was warm and gracious when we sat down for a one-on-one chat while she was here for the Ringling College of Art and Design’s Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab. Frankly, Andie seemed more like she was making new friends in Sarasota rather than acting like than the accomplished actress she is – remember sex, lies and videotape, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Ground Hog Day, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary? //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com

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January 18th, 2013

Q&A :: Celeb Makeup Artist Stephen Moleski

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International celebrity makeup artist Stephen Moleski has come a long way from his Bradenton roots. His beautiful body of work includes an unending list of credits in film, music, fashion and television – especially top rated shows like Australian X Factor and Keeping up with the Kardashians.  In fact, he’s been credited as the means that firmly placed Kim Kardashian on the beauty scene with the likes of his signature smokey eye technique.

His A-List clientele range from Jennifer Hudson to Gwyneth Paltrow to Julianne Hough.  And, if you loved Carrie Underwood’s wedding lashes, those were Stephen’s work, too. He designed and customized the Heart lash for Carrie and since then they’ve become the must-have for celeb weddings and her go-to lash. //READ MORE @SarasotaMagazine.com

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January 7th, 2013

Master Nail Artist Tom Tolliver Talks 2013 Trends

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One of the hottest accessories for spring/summer will be on your fingertips. And innovative Master Nail Stylist Tom Tolliver of NUOVO Salons knows what’s on trend in nail art. What’s more, Tom also has the secret to keep a detailed design or single-color manicure chip-free with some serious extended wear time for the active femme, up to an unheard-of two weeks: Shellac by Creative Nail Design. Here he shares why nearly all of his clients have converted. // CLICK HERE for more @SarasotaMagazine.com

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December 15th, 2012

XTREME LASHES :: How Do They Hold Up?

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March 24th, 2012

NAIL FILES :: Look Polished

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Taking a cue from the runway shows to the front row seats to the street stylists, nail art is your best new accessory. Not to point fingers, but if you’re tentative – start with your toes to try it on for size. For the nail junkies, here’s some playful to chic concepts to keep you on your nail game…// CLICK HERE FOR MORE @SARASOTAMAGAZINE.COM

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March 9th, 2012

PRODUCT PLACEMENT :: Beauty

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My new favorite brush in my makeup toolbox — which you may have already seen this recommendation in print — Sarasota Magazine’s March Fashion IQ, but the Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush is worth repeating.  // CLICK HERE FOR MORE @SARASOTAMAGAZINE.COM

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December 12th, 2011

CHRISTIAN DIOR’s Artist-in-Residence: BIL DONOVAN

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Fashion illustrator, author and educator BIL DONOVAN has lengthened his long and illustrious résumé with the distinct honor of being the first and only artist-in-residence for the iconic house of Dior. He also serves as brand ambassador for Christian Dior Beauty. Which is where I come into the sketch…// CLICK HERE for more at SARASOTAMAGAZINE.COM

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December 5th, 2011

EASY on the EYES: XTREME LASHES

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So, I’m what you’d call enthusiastically curious. But it’s my birthright as a New Yorker to be somewhat skeptical.  Which was the case when Rich Schineller connected me with Shoko of Shoko Skincare in Towles Court for a full set of Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions.    // Click Here for MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com

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October 29th, 2011

BRAIDS: Not Just for Little Girls Anymore

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If you haven’t heard, I’m here to tell you that braids have made a comeback, and in a major way.  I kid you not.  How’d they get here?  Well, I suspect it was Jennifer Aniston’s headband braid on the red carpet for the Academy Awards a couple of years ago.

But these aren’t your seventh grade pigtails and you can push delete on that image of Pippi Longstocking you have playing inside your head.

These braids are versatile in every sense – they can truly be your day to black tie look. Easy breezy to care for, it’s a style that can last for days. And, no worries about keeping it spray put because a messy tease adds texture.//Click Here for MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com

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