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A Letter to Me…at 15

Dear 15-year-old Monique,

I’m going to make this short and to the point.

Stop it! Stop it right now! Stop hating your body. Stop hating your hair. Stop envying the “popular” girls. And please stop wishing you weren’t you. Read more

L’Oreal Paris, Beauty, and Giveaway!

Where are my L’Oreal Paris fans at? I wish I could’ve taken you with me to their suite at the HBO Luxury Lounge! It was all in honor of the Emmy’s. No celeb sightings this time, but lots of pampering at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You can’t turn that down!  Read more

I Think it’s Time for a Personal Beauty Intervention

Aging sucks. We’re all trying to avoid it. No one wants wrinkles or super droopy sagging body parts. Some of us will go to amazing lengths to stop the aging process, no matter how silly we look. Lifts here…injections there…it really is an uphill battle.  Read more

Beauty Buzz: *NEW* Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Collections

Tom Pecheux you are a genius. Estee Lauder’s new fall 2012 Pure Color collections are to…die…for! In case you’re wondering, Tom is the Creative Makeup Director for Estee Lauder and he created them. The colors are so amazingly brilliant, intense, and deep. It’s like they were made for me. They are the perfect fall colors, with some that could even transition into other seasons.  Read more

Estee Lauder & Derek Lam Spring 2013 Show

If you’re obsessed with New York Fashion Week, then you probably caught the Derek Lam show this past Sunday, September 9, 2012. His bold cuts, prints, and colors were complimented by the beauty of course. It was all courtesy of Estee Lauder for the sixth consecutive season.  Read more

Beauty Buzz: Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum

Unless you were born with full lashes and brows, you might not really care about this week’s Beauty Buzz. But, chances are you’re one of the many women with sparse eyelashes and eyebrows. For years I thought I had thick eyebrows, but now as I’m getting older (and wiser), I notice how thin they’re getting.  Read more

The Best of Me with Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair #Giveaway

Imagine a world with no make-up or skin care products. Would you even care what your skin looked like on a bare face? Did I just freak you out? To some of us, just the thought of going make-up free can be scary. Blemishes, discoloration, and dark spots can really stop us from celebrating our natural beauty. Read more

Surprise! The Lovely Beauty Box

Who loves surprises? I do! Well…sometimes I do. But, don’t let me find out you’re planning a surprise, because then I’ll try to figure it out! LOL! I definitely didn’t try to figure out what I was getting in my Lovely Beauty Box from the Lovely Beauty Shop! So, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up to see what was in their (first ever) box. Read more