Here are a few behind the scenes moments I captured of Nina Garcia, the creative director of Marie Claire, as she gets herself elegantly party-ready.
For years my curls were my enemy, but no more. I can now say without embarrassment that I love my curls. Everyone has something special, some natural-born qualities worth preserving and enhancing with pleasure, I believe.
An open letter to Taylor Swift's hair.
Lip colors are one of the key products to creating a stellar makeup look. Whether they are an accessory to your sultry eyes or a statement on their own, no one wants their lipstick disappearing by lunch time.
A couple of years ago, my mother, Dr. Barbara Polla, had the pleasure of meeting Mathilde Thomas, co-creator of Caudalie, in Paris for an article on women who created beauty brands. I remember feeling a tad envious.
Your love for tattoos has come to a head (literally!).
I had to strip down and face my tall, lanky frame -- what better place to do it than a bathhouse?
You won't find any weapons or explosives in my curly 'fro.
Things have gotten a bit smoother (literally!) since she's made this change.
Has the pressure to look perfect become so intense that an at-home makeup job doesn't cut it anymore?
Resting on your shelves are five multi-tasking beauty products that can upkeep your home.
Jonathan Pryce devotes certain hours of his day to document the beard culture, which he labels "a developing trend," in the British capital. His daily discoveries end up on his blog, also the home of his project, 100 Beards, 100 Days.
I was comfortable with my kink, but tired of all the work it took to maintain it.
As I rush to call the florist, buy and wrap the gifts, and select the perfect cards, I find myself annoyed, rushed and frazzled. Not because of the shopping duties, but instead, with the reality that I find myself with so little time to do what I think is most important.
As a makeup artist, I wanted to recreate that Americana-meets-Mediterranean approach to glamour.