New makeup product alert! Urban Decay has launched their most controversial product yet. They claim their latest mascara called; Troublemaker is “sex proof.” Just before I commit to the full-size product, I tried out a sample size. I want to know what the hype is all about.
I lived in almost every borough in NYC, but I find myself always moving back to Brooklyn. For the sole purpose is Brooklyn is where I get most of my inspiration from. The Brooklyn art scene is something you can’t ignore; it’s outspoken, abstract, and underrepresented. A close friend of mine, Paloma Zapata has made her mark in the art scene and invited me to an art gallery. Of course, it gave me a reason to glam up. I dress my eyes with Marc Jacobs new eyeshadow palette called eye-conic.
A few weeks ago I attended a blogging mixer at New York City’s secret social restaurant, “The Parlor.” My friend Kevin Shahroozi (a high-end fashion designer) extended out his invitation to me. I panicked, my hair is dirty with excess oils from various beauty products. I wondered, “How can I pull this off in just a couple of hours.” Luckily for me, I opened up my beauty cabinet and heard an angel choir singing “ahh.” My answer appears right in front of my eyes, Hask Hair dry shampoos.
We all know financially men make more than women, although withholding the same place in a corporate setting. The unfortunate fact was drilled into my head when my former high school professor educated me. Gazing through the printout in front of me, at the harsh men vs. women statistics, it boiled my blood. I could not come to terms with the fact not only women are expected to do everything, at the end of the day we will just make less than our male coworker.
Given the facts of a sexist commercial work structure, many women drift off and decide to start their own business. Many women including myself have found ways to balance their jobs and personal lives seamlessly, remain high in the face of incredible challenges, and compete against even the toughest competitors.