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MEET VINCENT LONGO – MAKEUP ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

Posted by 04.15.12

Makeup artist and cosmetic brand developer, Vincent Longo was born in Swan Hill, Australia, and spent his childhood amidst the majestic beauty of the outback. The light, colors, textures, sounds and purity of wild nature made a life-long impression and deeply stimulated his exceptional “eye” for color.

While in his late teens, Vincent’s family immigrated back to Italy, and he enrolled in B.C.M. – the Beauty Center of Milan. With effort and passion, Vincent soon mastered the art of makeup application through working with Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Dolce and Gabbana and Gianfranco Ferre.

His career took off when he was booked to work on Cindy Crawford for the cover of Italian

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MAKEUP YOUR MIND WITH FRANCOIS NARS

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Posted by 02.22.12

When it comes to applying makeup, I have to admit, I’m no expert. I love changing up colors and textures but inevitably always end up using the same techniques. Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself, a new book by François Nars, founder of NARS Cosmetics, has changed all that with its plethora of tips that can help even a neophyte makeup artist like me.

This beautiful coffee-table size book begins with great tips from François Nars about skincare, proper makeup tools, and working with color (he says: “Have some fun! It’s only makeup!”). His skincare tips are particularly useful, as he explains the importance of clean skin as a canvas for makeup.

The book is divided by age grou

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MEET DR JULIE HARPER – FOUNDING DIRECTOR, AMERICAN ACNE & ROSACEA SOCIETY

Posted by 02.19.12

Dr. Julie Harper has a very personal reason for finding her way into dermatology. She was an acne sufferer as a teenager. But once under the care of a dermatologist, her quality of life greatly improved and she became inspired to offer that same relief to others. Today, she is director of the Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham, as well as a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

An expert in rosacea as well as acne, Dr. Harper is a founding director of the American Acne and Rosacea Society. She has extensively written and spoken on acne and rosacea. Some of her writings can be found in journals including Practical Dermatology,

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VALENTINE’S DAY FRAGRANCE GIFTS

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Posted by 02.14.12

If you haven’t yet found that perfect gift for your sister, mom, or best friend – never fear, BITB is here to help you out. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to indulge in a new fragrance, and we’ve rounded up some of the newest and most romantic on the market. Perhaps you are just looking for a way to treat yourself – and we’re all for that – fragrance is such a wonderful spirit booster. So check out the fragrant choices below – all perfect for that one day a year when indulging on candy and champagne and wearing red hearts is not only acceptable, but encouraged.

VELVET SUBLIME

Dolce and Gabbana: just the name sends thoughts of Italian luxury straight to our minds. T

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