Our beauty tips on beating the winter blues!

Beat Those Winter Blues!

Despite the fact that Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, was last month, I think this whole season can be called Blue Winter. In fact, it’s snowing right now. And it snowed yesterday. And this weekend? Yes, two storms will roll through the Big Apple. More than ever before, I’ve been...

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Here's how you can wake up looking beautiful and feeling confident.

How To Wake Up Looking Beautiful

This post is entirely inspired by supermom Cheryl Kramer Kaye, Beauty Director of Star and Shape magazines, who revealed some genius pre-bedtime beauty tips to wake up looking vibrant and refreshed. (FYI, she is...

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Rachel Hayes, founder of Pretty Impressed, with husband Stuart Gayle

Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means tons of articles, posts, and ads pushing the bombshell thing. Do we want to look pretty and pulled together? Yes! But the sexy vixen thing may be overkill. That said, all the Valentine’s Day buzz does make you think a bit more about your date night beauty routine—and...

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To keep you skin soft and smooth, layer on your moisturizers.

World’s Easiest Beauty Tip To Winterize Your Skin

Hello Polar Vortex! One thing that helps me feel as warm and comfortable as possible: soft, smooth skin. There’s no medical backup that I’m aware of that actually proves that softer skin keeps your body warmer than dry, itchy skin, but it’s all about feeling snuggly and comfortable under layers and layers and layers of...

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Supermom Cheryl Kramer Kaye, Executive Beauty Director of Star and Shape Magazines and mom of twins.

Cheryl Kramer Kaye On Twins, Two Jobs (Shape & Star Magazines) and Hanging Her Head Upside Down

Two jobs, two kids—it’s no wonder that Cheryl Kramer Kaye‘s only “me time” is somewhere between midnight and 4 a.m. As the Executive Beauty Director of both Star and SHAPE magazines, Cheryl spends her days racing around New York City networking with...

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From left to right: Espa Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, Amorepacific Moisture Bound Masque, Talika Eye Dream, Darphin Ideal Resource Light Re-Birth Overnight Cream, Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase

Post-Holiday Rx: Best Overnight Beauty Treatments

The holidays are a magical time, but the minute the last houseguest leaves, don’t you feel somewhat relieved it’s all over? Yes, we love our family, we love Santa, we love to eat, drink and be merry. But, payback is a bitch. I’m talking about exhausting post-party house cleaning, travel stress, and a ridiculous carbo-loading...

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My article in Self Magazine about how to take a great profile picture.

How To Look Great In A Photo

Just in time for holiday party pic season, I have an article in the December issue of Self about How To Love Your New Profile Pic, featuring a ton of great tips on how to pose like a natural-born pro. You’ll find some great recommendations...

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Supermom Celebrity Esthetician Joanna Vargas

Celebrity Esthetician Joanna Vargas On Tired Skin, Fast Makeup and Chic’n’Easy Fashion

I’ve written several skincare articles over the past few months (Allure, Self, MSN among others) and there’s one esthetician who is always on the editor’s recommended source list: Joanna Vargas, New York City based spa owner and skincare guru to celebrity moms like Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Julianne Moore....

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NYC facialist Jillian Wright, founder of Jillian Wright Skin Clinic, shares her best glowing skin tips for crazy busy moms.

NYC Facialist Jillian Wright’s Glowing Skin Tips For Busy Moms

I’m so passionate about Pretty Impressed because I’m truly inspired by how other supermoms can be such achievers in the work place, raise amazing kids and look awesome while doing it all. I’m particularly impressed by Jillian Wright’s glowing skin—she beams! Jillian is a top NYC facialist with...

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Pretty Impressed founder Rachel Hayes demonstrates how to look more youthful thanks to an anti-aging blush tip using cream blush,such as Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Flushed, Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Blush and Tarte Airblush Maracuja Blush.

Try This Anti-Aging Blush Trick Now!

I recently worked with an amazing makeup artist, Alice Lane, on a beauty shoot for Glamour magazine. We did a story called Wake Up Your Makeup, and while Alice is still in her 20’s, she taught me this amazing blush trick that instantly makes you look more youthful: Instead...

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