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A Smooth Smooth Summer...

A Smooth Smooth Summer...

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

Years ago, in what I sweetly refer to as BC (Before Children) I worked for a well known beauty brand at Bergdorf Goodman. Just down the street, on East 57th St, there was and still is J. Sisters, known for being the pioneers of the Brazilian Bikini Waxing in the United States.

And in those BC years, every 4-5 weeks I would schedule my appointment and 20-30 minutes later, after warm wax and fabric strip after strip, my bikini line was completely bare and silky smooth (sorry if this is TMI ;-).

This summer I made it my mission to find a more convenient and less expensive substitute... And I believe I did!

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Cruelty-free... Some brands just don’t

Cruelty-free... Some brands just don’t "hop to it".

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

Wikipedia states"In the animal rights movement, cruelty-free is a label for products or activities that do not harm or kill animals anywhere in the world."

And so you would think that in this day and age that most cosmetic brands are cruelty-free… Well, think again... Many brands are cruelty-free in the USA but not around the world!! 

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People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing

Beware! What is in YOUR Makeup?

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

There’s a saying... "People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing".

Think about it... More than anything else, this saying should apply to your beauty products!

When I shop online it frustrates me when a website or brand does not share the product’s ingredient listing! I find this A LOT with the big beauty brands and all I can think is "What are you hiding?

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Mascara Makeover

Mascara Makeover

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

When it comes to taking care of our faces, most of us have good hygiene... We wash our faces morning and night, apply moisturizer, exfoliate etc. But facial hygiene also involves your makeup! Especially your mascara!

This has been said before but it is worth saying again... It is important to get a new mascara about every 3 months! Even if you think your mascara is still moist enough, or there is still plenty of product in the tube, at around the 3 month mark you should toss your mascara and buy a replacement. Here's why...

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Talc is a 4 letter word!

Talc is a 4 letter word!

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

TALC. It is a four letter word. And talc is an ingredient that you should avoid. Here’s why:

  • Talc can be drying to the skin.
  • Sensitive skins can (and usually do) have adverse reactions to talc.
  • Talc can "scratch" the skin.
  • And If talc is not processed properly, it may even contain some asbestos in it! 
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To BB or not to BB

To BB or not to BB

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

BB creams (and CC creams for that matter) have been all the rage for a while now.

And being that Mommy Makeup is the Best Beauty for Busy Women we have received several inquiries asking why we do not have our own BB cream.

The answer is quite simple... "I'm just not that into you".

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Top 8 Beauty Analogies for Busy Women

Top 8 Beauty Analogies for Busy Women

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

When working with my clients I always find myself making what I call Beauty Analogies... Which is when I compare a makeup tip or beauty product to something that has nothing to do with the face or beauty at all.

Here are my top 8 Beauty Analogies for Busy Women

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Lipcolor, Pantyhose & Tights. Oh my!

Lipcolor, Pantyhose & Tights. Oh my!

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

Which lip product should you choose?

When it come to the phrase, "Coverage", I want you to think of pantyhose and tights 😄

Here is our guide to selecting your best lip color!

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Fabulous Frugal Facial for Busy Women

Fabulous Frugal Facial for Busy Women

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

Here is a truly FABULOUS frugal facial that you can do at home! All you need is a bowl, some water and some baking soda...YES baking soda!
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Where It's Made, Matters

Where It's Made, Matters

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

At Mommy Makeup we are proud to say that all our cosmetics are Made in USA. Not all brands can say that... So, I wanted to take this opportunity to decipher what it means when I say, WHERE your cosmetics are made matters.
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How Can Mineral Makeup Contain Talc?

How Can Mineral Makeup Contain Talc?

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

  • Talc can be drying to the skin. 
  • Sensitive skins can (and usually do) have adverse reactions to talc. 
  • Talc can “scratch” the skin.
  • And If talc is not processed properly, it may even contain some asbestos in it! 
But apparently the folks at bareminerals feel differently!
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The Tissue Trick!

The Tissue Trick!

by Debra Rubin-Roberts

Everyone loves a great looking lip color! The issue that most busy women have is getting your favorite lip color to last longer! 

Here is an old stage makeup trick that will make your most favorite lip shades last longer.

I call this The Tissue Trick!

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