Today I interviewed Whitney Port. Our convo was easy, fun and cool – all the words I’d used to describe the 27-year-old reality star turned fashion designer and then some.
I’m not gonna lie. I was excited for our phone date. I’ve been following Whit on TV since she first appeared on “The Hills” working with LC as an intern at “Teen Vogue.” I watched her breakup with Jay on “The City” and struggle to create her first fashion collection. Sure, you can say the launching pad of her success had a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time. She admits that.
“I was working as an intern in the same offices as “Teen Vogue.” I heard about a job opening there and while applying I found out about this new TV show. They asked if I’d send in a casting tape, which I did, and on my first day the cameras were there.”
While driving to a photo shoot, Whitney, who talks and sounds just as she does on TV (not sure why I was happy/relieved about this) was open and friendly as I asked her about dating, fashion, beauty and other good stuff. Read More
Beauty sampling programs are blowing up. Birchbox has generated the most buzz, and now it seems everyone is doing it. If you’re interested in discovering new brands, testing products before buying the full-size bottle or getting a special delivery every month, this may be worth it. Each program is slightly different—click through the gallery to see what’s out there. We’ve highlighted some of the most promising. posted by Cody
Request a subscription invitation on their website and sign up for monthly deliveries of the Birchbox. For $10 a month, you will receive trial-sized samples of beauty products from indie brands and large cosmetics companies alike. A different selection of products comes each month and they’re kept a secret until you receive your package. Yearly and monthly subscriptions are available. Fall in love with a sample from your Birchbox? Buy the regular retail size on the Birchbox site and receive points that’ll go towards future purchases.
I had so much fun this morning at Windy City Live talking spring beauty trends and how to get them with products for all under $10. Check it out!
P.S. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots as WCL’s co-host Val and I get ready to go live.
photos by Tyler Furlan
We’ve heard of hair transplants for bald spots…but for your brows? Yes, the latest advancements in hair transplantation are allowing doctors to use hair from the legs and nape of the neck to bush-up eyebrows. Whether they’re pin thin from aging or from being tweezer happy (pluck too much and the hairs will stop growing back), this procedure takes filling in brows to a new level. While I do encourage a full, hearty frame for your face, which has been emphasized from season to season on the runways, I’m not that gung-ho.
Would you consider this procedure?
Have you heard of beso.com? It’s a site devoted to shopping (need I say more). To help the hunt, they pick the brains of industry peeps like myself to see what’s on our lists, which may just inspire yours. So, when I was asked about the beauty products I’m all about right now, of course I had to tell. Read More
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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