My 11 Favorite Beauty Products

When I find a beauty product I love, I stick with it. Often it takes many years to find the ideal beauty product for you and sometimes you never find it. In fact I’ve been looking for the perfect mascara and hair spray since the late 1980s. Still searching! It’s a good thing I also love to try new beauty products. I always enjoy getting my hands on samples of beauty products I’ve not tried before or, even better, getting…

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A Festive Weekend

Happy Monday! I spent a festive weekend attending two holiday events, and wore Stella Carakasi to both of them. Last week I went to Berkeley to see the newest collection – Resort 2015 – in person at the Stella Studio. I always love to see my friends at Stella – and shop – so whenever I have an excuse to visit, I take it! I brought so many pretty things home with me, I couldn’t wait to…

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Eyelash Extensions

Before I get into my post today, I want to acknowledge what a tragic last few weeks it has been. The Paris and Beirut attacks, as well as the Russian jetliner explosion, have left many of us feeling sad, confused and lacking hope for peace. I took most of the week off from blogging because my heart wasn’t in it and it felt strange to write about frivolous things at time like this. But when a French…

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Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron

If there is one thing about my appearance I get a lot of comments about, aside from my height, it’s my hair. With the exception of a Madonna-inspired chin-length bob in the 1980s, I have always sported long locks. I am grateful to have thick, healthy hair with body. But because of its thickness and length, my hair is very heavy. Creating and maintaining volume above my chin-line is not easy. The weight of my hair…

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Rich Life Spring Makeover: Getting Ready for the Spring Luxe Event

Today is the BIG day! The Spring Luxe Event is just hours away. My friends at Stella Carakasi have been hard at work this week getting their Berkeley studio ready for guests and coordinating the final details. I’ve been getting prepared as well. The models are ready to go with the outfits they selected, my short speech is written, and I have a few helpers – my stepson, nephew and some friends – coming along…

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Halo Blow Dry Bar

Last week I visited a blow dry bar for the first time.  Halo Blow Dry Bar, with four locations around the South Bay Area, offers 45-minute shampoo, blow-out and style sessions, makeup services and brow waxing. I met Kim of Northern California Style for an afternoon of pampering and primping. We were getting ourselves all prettied up for an event later that evening. I arrived at this darling Halo Blow Dry Bar in the charming town of Los Altos…

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