Beauty 101 and Beyond

Here it is, I’m exposing my best kept secret. I’m girly in every sense of the word with exception of the fact that I can’t apply make-up for the life of me (err, and I have a slight case of potty mouth). But, for real, my morning make-up routine takes about 10-minutes tops; a generous gob of SPF moisturizer, my cant-live-with-out Laura Mercier tinted foundation, my good ole MAC studio fix NC-40, Nars orgasm blush and the real inexperienced make-up artist part of the ritual, eye shadow application via index finger before finishing off my look with Dior mascara.

Work, eat, sleep, repeat, repeat, REPEAT. There ya go.

What's Dark, Shiny, and Glamorous All Over?

NYE party plans? Check. LBD? Check. Bedazzling eyes? Check - once you've watched YouTube sensation and beauty guru Michelle Phan's tutorial below, that is. In this episode, she dishes out her recipe for a gaze so glamorous that once you've locked eyes with that dreamboat across the bar, he won't be able to look away.

Sounds great, right? And it's super-easy, too. Phan always makes her various guises look like effortless (how does she do it without a mirror?!), but this look really is quite simple and only requires a few key products beyond what you most likely already have.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, You Will Be The Fairest Of Them All

Michelle Phan has shown makeup amatuers everywhere how to get Lady Gaga, Barbie, Sailor Moon, Geisha, vampire looks, and more via her Youtube Channel. This Halloween season take a break from the typical costumes and connect with your inner child by dressing as a Disney Princess!

In just seven minutes Michelle brings you from bare skin to beautiful, wig and props included. See the tutorial below, and her Youtube channel for many other Halloween makeup ideas.

Big Beauty Bash For FNO at Sephora

It was a red carpet experience last night at Fashion's Night Out at Sephora on 5th Avenue. With complimentary treatments and treats, it was certainly pappering you could get used to. Eager guests stuck it out on the line that extended to both sides of the double doors, before entering an overwhelming and lively scene.

Starting at 6 p.m. Dr. Gross, founder of Dr. Gross Skincare, wowed the crowd with his skin consultations which normally cost around $250. His best tip for a girl after a night on the town like this: never go to sleep with makeup on, drink lots of water and don't drink coffee after 4 p.m. so that you can catch up with sleep the following night.

DIY Beauty: Make Your Own Pore Strips

Pore strips are a must for a clean, fresh-faced look, especially for that icky nose area! The unfortunate side of this great invention is the amount of money that you rack up when using them a few times a week. Thanks to Michelle Phan, you can make them in the comfort of your own home for less than a dollar! All you'll need are two simple products: non-flavored gelatin and milk, and these three simple steps:

1. Mix one tablespoon of any kind of milk found in the fridge with one tablespoon of gelatin mix.