New Celebrity Fragrance: Queen Latifah

The News: Queen Latifah is the most recent star to jump on the celebrity perfume bandwagon. She has recently signed a deal with Parlux Fragrances—the same company that distributes perfumes from Jessica Simpson, GUESS?, Maria Sharapova and others—and will release her creation in Fall of 2009. What We Say: Wherever you look, there’s a celebrity […]

High vs. Low: Eye(shadow)-Candy

MAC eyeshadow has long been a staple of makeup artists, celebs, and real women alike, beloved for its heavily-pigmented formula – which ensures that what you see in the pot is what you get on your lids upon application. A trip to the MAC cosmetics counter brings us back to those kid-in-a-candy-store days: the array […]

For The Best Mascara: To Dior or Drugstore?

For full, gorgeous, look-at-me lashes, Diorshow mascara from the Dior Beauty cosmetics line has been the last word in mascara, winning acclaim and accolades from Elle, In Style, and Allure – not to mention countless satisfied customers worldwide. Described by many devotees as the false-eyelash look minus the hassle, what sets Diorshow apart from other […]

Dove Go Fresh Body Mist, Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Scent: Product Review

What: Robin gives the new Dove go fresh Body Mist in Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Scent, $4.99, a spritz or two. The Lowdown: Put me in front of a fragrance line up and I’ll choose the cucumber and green tea scent every time. And it’s weird because I’m not even a big cucumber […]

mark Flip For It Spring Color Kits: Product Review

What: With a soft spot for makeup kits, Robin wants to see if the mark Flip For It Spring Color Kits, $18, are really worth flipping over. The Lowdown: I love a well-thought-out makeup kit—considering I lose stuff all the time, the all-in-one function is fantastic for me. This kit, which is offered in three […]

Fashion Advice: How to Dress for a Conservative Evening Event and Still Have a Little Style

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m the female dinner speaker for an evening black tie military event (I’m not military). The soldiers will be dressed in blues and I need to be comfortable. What do you suggest? Answer: The key to situations like this, when you’re speaking to a more conservative and traditional audience, is simple elegance. […]

Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultimate Moisturizing Leave-In Spray: Product Review

What: Robin spritzes her hair with a conditioning treat; Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultimate Moisturizing Leave-In Spray, $9.99. The Lowdown: If you were constantly scrubbed, brushed and scalded with heating appliances, you’d want all the love you could get, right? That’s why I picked up the latest offerings from Nexxus. With coconut oil and honey extract, […]

Blo & Go: Product Review

What: The recently popular Blo & Go infomercial hypnotized Robin to pick up the phone and charge $19.99 + shipping and handling on her credit card. The Lowdown: The Blo & Go is one of those things that makes you kick yourself and think, “I could have come up with that!” But you didn’t.  Someone […]