If we had a penny for every time we purchased makeup and used it just twice, we’d be rich enough to hoard more junk.
To help simplify our needs, we enlist eco-conscious makeup artist Kristen Arnett. In today’s Inside Story video, she shows us her personal beauty closet, including the five daily essentials you need in your cosmetics bag (and nothing else). Not only are they effective, they’re free of harsh (to you and the earth) chemicals.
Arnett knows her stuff: She’s been powdering famous faces — from Jude Law to basically every model you can think of — for years, using the most natural items on the market.
Instead of every item on the market.
For more information on Arnett, go to greenbeautyteam.com. Want to keep watching? Check out designer Chrissie Miller’s collection of rock ’n’ roll tees, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s fridge contents, and designer Kaelen Haworth’s New York apartment.
Our iPhones are third arms at this point. In today’s video, SuChin shares three apps that make them even more indispensable.
To fill your phone with more fun, check out our list of seventeen apps you can’t live without.
Juices or shakes? Carbs or Atkins? Stevia or agave? When it comes to healthy eating, sometimes it’s just easier to say, “Pass the Oreos.”
In today’s 5 Questions with SuChin Pak, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder answers our burning foodie FAQs, from her feelings on juice cleanses to the items she would add and subtract from everyone’s diets.
We took advantage of Snyder’s know-how (her latest book, The Beauty Detox Foods, came out yesterday) and snagged a hair-thickening Caesar salad recipe and a roundup of foods that combat cellulite, too.
It’s evident the health guru practices what she preaches: She’s flawless in person.
We’re lucky she sandwiched us in.
In this week’s installment, SuChin has three techy gadgets you never knew you needed: a tiny printer, a toothbrush sanitizer, and a portable humidifier.
In today’s video, SuChin Pak shares three of her favorite wardrobe items that go the distance from late winter through spring. She’s picked a dress that isn’t too girly despite its ruffles, a classic maroon leather jacket, and a mixed-media necklace.
We like to fashion our lives after the characters on Downton Abbey (minus getting jilted at the altar, going to war, death during childbirth, and that weird Mr. Pamuk scenario).
The first step: baking a rhubarb fool (a dessert resembling a trifle) like a Brit. In today’s video, chef Karen Hatfield (from L.A.’s The Sycamore Kitchen and Hatfield’s) shows us how to make a version with ginger sabayon.
Not only is it bloody simple, you can substitute any kind of berry if rhubarb isn’t your thing.
Just send Daisy to pick some up.
For more information on Hatfield’s restaurants, go to hatfieldsrestaurant.com or thesycamorekitchen.com. Still hungry? Check out Daniel Boulud’s burger, Sam Talbot’s fish tacos, and Eddie Huang’s pork bao.
Sorry, wallets everywhere. You’re about to get a lot thinner.
SuChin Pak’s latest Currently Coveting video is money: three gadgets that usher in spring-cleaning and organization. (Who doesn’t want a robot that mops the floor?)
The video’s part of our weekly series in which SuChin highlights a trio of goods she — and probably you — can’t live without. In case you missed the others, check out her favorite green beauty products, items that keep life cheerful through the winter, and gifts for significant others.
We launch a new installment every Tuesday. Next up: spring’s best outfit.
Good buy, Benjamins.
Want more? Check out SuChin’s YouTube playlist for her top videos across the Web.
Taylor Swift makes snow globes. Ryan Gosling knits.
We love when well-heeled people embrace their idiosyncrasies.
So we can’t get enough of Lindsay Segal, co-owner of Luxury Garage Sale (a Chicago-based upscale consignment service) and avid collector of robots, vintage plates, porcelain animals, and costume jewelry. In today’s Inside Story, she gives us a peek into her light-filled West Loop apartment.
It’s no surprise she’s accrued so many treasures — combing antique stores and estate sales is literally her job. The fact that most of her jewelry costs less than $100 is a testament to her keen eye for design.
This Segal’s a rare bird.
To shop Luxury Garage Sale, go to luxurygaragesale.com. For more Inside Stories, check out designer Lela Rose’s dream loft, actress/writer Mindy Kaling’s closet, and designer Heidi Merrick’s Silver Lake bungalow.
In this installment, SuChin Pak shares three items that’ll get you through the final days of winter: a sweater that’s half party/half relaxing at home, a dress so bright you have to wear shades, and bath melts you can make in your kitchen.
In the second installment of our new weekly series, SuChin Pak dishes about three gifts you should buy for yourself (or someone else, if that’s your thing) on Valentine’s Day.
Since it’s almost V-Day, we have a confession: We’ve had a crush on model Coco Rocha ever since she did an Irish jig down the catwalk at John Paul Gaultier in 2007.
Now that the 24-year-old is a mentor (alongside Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova) on Oxygen’s new model competition show, The Face, we thought it time to act. She’s the subject of our first-ever Five Questions with SuChin Pak video series.
From her first kiss (the answer to which will shock you) to what she’d be doing if she weren’t modeling, Rocha gets deep for our chief correspondent. And, yes, she’s as pretty and porcelain looking in person as on TV.
Our feelings only grow stronger.
Our woman about town, SuChin Pak, likes things. Lots of things. And in this new series, she’s showcasing three of them each week. They could range from a YouTube video on foot massage (that’s right) to her favorite outfit at that moment. Check back every Tuesday for a new video.
Usually, when we film an In the Kitchen video, the purpose is to teach viewers to re-create a recipe.
But during our shoot with Eddie Huang, chef at Baohaus in Manhattan, five minutes into making his pork bao he said, “Honestly, people can’t do this. If you want to do that, try Momofuku.”
Which sums up what drew us to Huang in the first place: His memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, out now. Huang, whose parents are Taiwanese, grew up in Orlando, moved to NYC, and became a lawyer, a hustler, a stand-up, and a restaurateur.
The book’s appeal is Huang’s honest, funny description of his experience growing up Asian-American, and finding both solace and strife in his Chinese heritage. We promise it’s like nothing you’ve ever read.
Like his baos, he’s inimitable.
Fresh Off the Boat is available at amazon.com, $14.
Your fridge is kind of like a graveyard: smelly and riddled with ghosts of meals past.
Resuscitate it (and your well-being) with today’s video: a peek into plant-based expert Heather Crosby’s fridge.
When not creating healthy recipes for her website, YumUniverse, Crosby can be found planting, sprouting, and engaging in otherwise enviable activities.
What she stores in the old icebox? Plenty of kale and homemade almond milk, to start.
It’s incentive enough to change your habits.
So you can R.I.P.
You drink green juices and eat kale salads. And then pizza, beer, and Ben & Jerry’s take you out in one fell swoop.
For those days when you don’t eat like a glowing goddess, you need a little extra nutrition. In this Inside Story, we explore the vitamin cabinet of Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, founders of Sakara Life organic meal delivery service in New York.
Though the ladies maintain vitamins are best absorbed from food, they still recommend a magnesium supplement to calm you down, a natural anti-inflammatory, and a “life-changing” probiotic. Plus, they share a mouthwash they’re newly obsessed with.
Because nobody’s perfect.
For more information on Sakara Life, go to sakaralife.com. To learn where to buy these supplements, check out our flipbook. For more help on your resolutions, watch grocery shopping tips from Dr. Frank Lipman and nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s fridge tour.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. Unless it’s someone else’s massive Manhattan townhouse, replete with a huge Christmas tree and 4-year-old twins singing “Jingle Bells.” (Yeah, we’ll take that.)
It belongs to Candela designer Gabriela Perezutti. In today’s Inside Story, she gives us a tour of the space she shares with husband Austin Hearst and daughters Olivia and Mia.
The house is currently decorated for the season, but evidence of Perezutti’s upbringing on a cattle ranch in Uruguay remains. We especially love the black and white photos of her mom on horseback.
They make us happy in a million ways.
For more information on Candela, go to candelanyc.com.
Before we bring you today’s regularly scheduled content, we want to mention our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To make a financial donation to help with disaster relief, go to redcross.org.
The appeal of dressing up as Honey Boo Boo tomorrow night is obvious (but you’d have to eat Cheetos the entire time to be realistic).
To get the necessary props, you’d need to elbow through the nightmarish Halloween store crowds and spend a Benjamin on wigs and boas.
Instead we’ve assembled ten costumes you can make with stuff around the house — from Fifty Shades of Grey and Ermahgerd Gersberms to something we’re calling “Gingham Style.”
None of them requires you to chug go-go juice (sorry).
But you’ll still be the queeeeeeeen.
There are celebs, and there are celebs.
In today’s video, we meet up with our favorite member of the latter: Uggie, a.k.a. star of The Artist, who takes time out of his busy A-lister schedule to show us how to do everything.
From spicing up your marriage to avoiding your landlord, he’s been there, done that. For further proof, check out his eponymous new autobiography (that’s right), Uggie.
And to answer your questions: Is he humble despite his millions? Yes. Is he shorter in person? Maybe just a little. Is he really a toddler dressed in a canine costume?
We didn’t get that kind of access.
The last thing we taught ourselves was the “Gangnam Style” dance. Someone thought it was the MC Hammer (so you can imagine how good it was).
New Yorker Rachel Brown, on the other hand, taught herself to sing and play guitar during her junior year at Harvard. Now three years later, Wyclef regularly joins her onstage and she’s opened for John Legend.
For today’s video, we invited her to our office to perform the cheerful “Bumblebee,” accompanied by a six-person band (before you ask, that crazy thing is called a kora).
The hype is justified. Notice she’s even picked up the ukulele.
Can’t touch that.