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Can High Tech and High Touch Coexist In Store?

Can high tech and high touch coexist to create a better in-store experience? The simple answer is “Yes”. But, we all know because something is simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to implement. Here’s the dilemma — retailers and brands have myriad of choices for slick high-tech tools to engage their customer. […]

Decadent Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season
Beauty

Decadent Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season

The next time someone asks me, “What’s the most decadent holiday gift of the season for my beauty junkie friend?” Here’s what I’ll say…. Let’s start at the very beginning…a very good place to start. When you read you begin with A. B. C. When you sing you begin with Do. Re. Me. […]

Your Holiday  Skincare Survival Guide
Beauty

Your Holiday Skincare Survival Guide

We all start with the best of intentions for the holiday season — I will exercise more I will skip the holiday office treats I will make good choices at the holiday parties I will not order Pizano’s at 11PM after making good food choices at the holiday parties, but […]

The Business of the Holiday Season
Workplace

The Business of the Holiday Season

Many of you know I’m a retail management consultant by day. In my best consulting speak, I focus on the retail vertical and whenever possible, the luxury industry. To put a finer point on it, I seek out players in the luxury beauty industry because I need to feed my addiction. […]

Three Tips for Wearing A Fur Vest
Fashion

Three Tips for Wearing A Fur Vest

Whether real or fake you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone wearing a fur vest. I finally broke down and bought my faux shaggy one from Nordstrom last year and I am so glad I did. But, people have asked, “How do I wear it?” My answer,“With anything!” Whether with jeans or […]

The Art of Wearing Fragrance
Beauty

The Art of Wearing Fragrance

It is a lost art — the ability to select and wear a signature fragrance. Most of us can conjure up a vivid memory of our mother, grandmother, or aunt who wore ‘her’ fragrance. You knew a special occasion was happening when the scent drifted by as she walked past. […]

Eating Clean: When is Enough, Enough?
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Eating Clean: When is Enough, Enough?

This past week, I attended a luncheon event that featured a “clean eating” guru as the speaker. I suppose I should have prepared myself to listen to a twenty minute diatribe on the horrors of modern day eating, but it was a business function, so I envisioned a talk on…you […]

Dress Like a Badass Every Day
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Dress Like a Badass Every Day

You know those mornings you wake up and immediately panic about what to wear to work? You know the ones I’m talking about…where you face your closet and find you own absolutely nothing acceptable to wear. You want the perfect badass dress that shouts, “Don’t mess with me because I feel […]

The Best Foundations for Every Day Wear
Beauty

The Best Foundations for Every Day Wear

Speaking of foundations… I’ve been a huge fan of CC creams as my everyday foundation since they emerged on the scene. In several posts, I endorsed Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, which is for ‘normal people’… non-foundation people, who want a bit of finish. But, fall calls for a titch more […]

My Top Five Red Lipstick Picks
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My Top Five Red Lipstick Picks

I’ve been very remiss in not posting this research sooner. As many of you know, I pride myself on being the #lipstickjunkie and red is my all time FAVORITE color to test. Earlier this year, I did a detailed expose of my “all time” favorite red(s), but alas, beauty is […]