BEAUTY Hey, fellas? I’d like to chat with you about an educational film my junior high health class was forced to watch: Some of Your Bits Ain’t Nice. The filmmakers wanted to impress upon our puberty-laden minds that washing hands, brushing teeth, and bathing were central to attractiveness. At that time cleanliness was all it took to not be repellent.
BEAUTY I recently told someone I’d jumped back into skin-care masking. This isn’t an entirely true statement since I’d never jumped out. My beauty shelves are laden with face masks: clay, honey, marine algae, charcoal, and things with odd names of whose origin I’m not entirely sure. You name it, and I have it and use it with some regularity.
BEAUTY The Gallery Building on North Palm Canyon Drive has seen more than a few transformations since it served as the El Mirador Hotel’s garage. The chauffeurs who once bunked upstairs are gone, as are the gas station and the art gallery, to say nothing of the glamorous hotel across the street, long since made over into Desert Regional Medical
BEAUTY If the slew of texts I received from girlfriends recently are any indication, the average and even occasional makeup wearer has questions about makeup primers. How do I use this stuff? What’s this supposed to do for me? Is the extra step worth it? Which primer do you suggest? This behind-the-scenes product seems to be everywhere you look. Cosmetics
BEAUTY My summer months are travel-heavy with weekend weddings, short excursions to see friends, and even a proper island vacation. Whether the trip is for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, preparing to travel leaves me feeling short on time and full of anxiety. So when it comes to my beauty bag, I crave convenience. TSA-approved bottles
BEAUTY Sandal season took longer than usual to arrive this year (when was the last time there was snow on the mountains in April?), which means we all had a little too much time to be lazy about foot care. I can admit it: When my feet are covered up, I don’t think about changing the polish on my toes
BEAUTY I happened to be in the beauty department of our local Saks Fifth Avenue on a recent Thursday afternoon with my shopping date, Jill, when we heard an announcement about an aesthetician offering a no-downtime facial peel. I’m not all that keen on skin care procedures performed in a bustling, potentially unhygienic department store. However, after hearing the Bobbi
BEAUTY Cotton swabs, blotting paper, and my lipstick-of-the-day are usually the only items in my arsenal of on-the-go beauty products. But for any beauty-loving music reveler dancing on the grassy polo fields in Indio this month, these items alone won’t be enough to combat hours of merriment, temperatures that fluctuate between scorching and frigid, and Lawrence of Arabia levels of
valley BEAUTY “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ ” —Robin Williams I’m delighted by our climate. I like to brag about warm weather springing into the desert long before it arrives anywhere else by snapping poolside selfies to send to snow-weary friends (a practice that endears me to no one). I can’t stop myself; it’s glorious! The conditions
BEAUTY In the 1970s, my mother had some odd contraptions she used in the name of beauty. I can only assume they were the high-tech gadgets and tools of the time and, if that’s the case, what dark times they were. The Bride of Frankenstein reanimation scene comes to mind. There was the Facial Beautifying Mist from Lady Schick, a