Consumer Reports recently wrote an article comparing two pairs of black pumps -a $500 pair by Manolo Blahnik and a $69 pair by Nine West. According to the article, the Manolos were, in general, the better shoe, with better fabric, better construction, etc. This is 100% true. However, I think a better comparison would have [...] Read More
Here’s the problem I have with email. It seems like it gives people the right to be mean, rude, and just plain nasty…. Case in point, I received an email from a Mr. Jimmy Hair, who read an article in January’s Reader’s Digest that interviewed me (and several other “experts”) abouts ways to save money [...] Read More
Amazon has a wonderful, but barely advertised, 30-day price guarantee on products (including books) purchased through its site. Here’s some tips from the wonderful site lifehacker.com on how to get your refund: The first thing you’re going to want to do is to dig into your Amazon account and view any purchases you’ve made in [...] Read More
Something for my LA peeps. Savvy shoppers are invited to the Hollywood/Highland Sephora to meet celebrity makeup artist and creator of LORAC Cosmetics, Carol Shaw and hair stylist guru, Oscar Blandi (celebrity clients include Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner, Renee Zellweger, etc.). The two celebrity experts and their respective teams will provide makeup applications/hair consultations and [...] Read More
Dr. Kaplan is THE dermatologist to the stars, who happens to have his own, pretty pricey, skincare line. While it might be a bit of a stretch to spend $50 on his eye cream, you can use his tips for getting rid of the ash and keeping skin glowing and gorgeous in winter months. Winter [...] Read More
Some interesting shoe fit advice from my peeps at Samanta shoes. * Don’t plan on shoes stretching with wear. If you already own shoes that are too tight, ask your shoe repair shop if they can be stretched. * Because feet spread with age, have your feet measured every time you buy shoes. Both feet [...] Read More
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