5 on 5: Beauty Resolutions for 2013


I hope that the first few days of 2013 have been happy ones for you!

For this month’s list-of-five-things, I’m going to share a few beauty-related New Year’s Resolutions. I have some larger, more serious resolutions in mind, as well, but I’m keeping those private!

Let’s see… I resolve to:

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5 on 5: Favorites at the BUST Magazine Holiday 2012 Craftacular

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Last Saturday I paid a visit to the “Craftacular” gift fair organized and sponsored by BUST Magazine. It only ran two days, and I’m glad I made the trip. I had intended to do some early Christmas shopping. Inevitably, I ended up doing plenty of goggling at things I wouldn’t mind owning myself. Here are five vendors that made an impression on me…  Continue reading “5 on 5: Favorites at the BUST Magazine Holiday 2012 Craftacular”

5 on 5: My Favorite Things (Hurricane Edition)

It’s been an eventful week or so in my part of the country, thanks to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the damage she left in her wake. I’m very thankful that our home remained safe and sound, and that all our friends and family got through the storm without harm. Still, it was a scary twenty-four hours or so, as the skies turned dark and the eye of the storm moved up the coast into the NYC metro area.

Here are five things that helped keep me calm and comfortable during that windy day and night.

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5 on 5: Current Drugstore Favorites

I do most of my shopping for toiletries at Whole Foods and Lifethyme in New York, and I have a weakness for higher-end cosmetics lines that show up at places like Bergdorf and Barneys. On the other hand, some of my favorite basics come from the drugstore. Here are five of my current favorites in the “cheap thrills” department.

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Five on Five: Desk-Drawer Beauty Essentials

I recently began a new job, and in addition to the big positive picture of having work that challenges and satisfies me, it feels great to have a fresh new desk where I can get organized.

I’ve also been setting my usual small stash of beauty products in a drawer, for mid-day maintenance and small emergencies. Here are five of my essentials…

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