“No Makeup” Sunday: 5 Essentials For Looking Pulled Together

Clearly, I love makeup.  However, I like to give my skin a break sometimes and go bare-faced.  I feel like it gives skin a chance to breathe and recover from all the makeup I typically wear.  I reserve these no-makeup days for … Continue reading

Marilyn Monroe’s Beauty Essentials

I came across an article about Marilyn Monroe in my latest issue of Allure and it shared some of her favorite beauty products. I was so intrigued to know what this beauty icon used to achieve her luminous skin and overall banging sex appeal that I figured there are more people out there who would be just as curious. Here are some of the items Marilyn swore by that are still sold today:


Nivea Creme


Marilyn used both Nivea cream and Vaseline to make her skin glow under the bright studio lights

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil

Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream

Erno Laszlo Active Phelityl Cream


Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Marilyn reportedly took ice baths that had drops of No. 5 in it

Yardley English Lavender Perfume


Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Espresso

Helena Rubenstein Long Lash Mascara

Source: Allure Magazine