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The Perfect Scent by Chandler Burr

I just finished reading The Perfect Scent by Chandler Burr, and oh my goodness, it is the best book! I learned so much about the perfume industry. Chandler Burr is the scent critic for the New York Time’s Style Magazine, … Continue reading

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Deluxe by Dana Thomas

I learned so much from reading Deluxe by Dana Thomas. You think you know about the fashion industry, but you don’t know it until you read this book. It’s easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. Dana is … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

It’s summer time, and whenever the weather improves, I go back to reading more than just the news.  I think it’s something about the slower pace of life that summer brings that inspires me to really want to get off … Continue reading

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Vogue Beauty

I’m drawn to books about beauty products I guess, and I’m really enjoying reading Vogue Beauty.  The book is written by a team of beauty writers and editors and features information on how beauty has changed through the past few … Continue reading

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Giada at Home

I rarely share tidbits about my offline life here on the blog (except when it relates to my makeup routine) but I’ll share this: I recently moved and ended a few months of topsy turvy living. I had been packing … Continue reading

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Here’s The Deal: Don’t Touch Me

Howie Mandel’s biography, Here’s The Deal: Don’t Touch Me, is probably the best biography I’ve ever read. Instead of a celebrity saying that he had problems and he made it big despite of them, Howie Mandel’s message is more that … Continue reading

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Julia Child’s Kitchen Wisdom

I grew up watching cooking shows with my dad, and one of the ones we used to watch way back when was Julia Child’s show. She really had spark, was totally real, and had some good recipes to boot. She … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes!

I adore Martha Stewart’s books and I just got her Cupcakes books!  Love it!  Every single recipe has a picture to go along with it, and there are recipies and techniques for icing the cupcakes as well. If you have … Continue reading

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Poppy King’s Story – How the Lipstick Queen Became Royalty

I haven’t had a ton of time to read in recent months, but I finally go through Lessons of a Lipstick Queen by Poppy King. Overall, fascinating book for the details that it gives you about Poppy herself and how … Continue reading

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