First Time at the Dermatologist — Learning About Skin Cancer and More

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When it comes to caring for the rest of my body, I’m quick to go to the doctor. In my life I’ve seen quite a few doctors and quite a few specialists, even. But when it comes to caring for my skin — the body’s largest organ, dontcha know — my ways of dealing with […]

Green Your Beauty Routine

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Transform Your Look – Daytime to Dramatic

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Another Way To Look Less Tired And More Clean, Crisp and Pulled Together

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It’s night time and you’re taking off your makeup. How do you do it? Do you use makeup wipes? Do you wash your face? Both? On more nights than I care to admit, I use makeup wipes and call it a night. Or I wash my face when I’m practically asleep and am not paying […]

Jody Watley On Life, Music, Beauty, Billy B and Being an Icon

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When you think of Jody Watley, very specific visuals might come to mind. Sleek hair. Bangin’ brows. Hoop earrings. A matte red lip. When I visualize Jody Watley, I always envision her in an all black ensemble. And for me that’s entirely because Jody Watley was one of my earliest beauty icons. Her Eighties hits […]

Billy B on Makeup, Jody Watley, Life, and Being a Legend

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When I first opened my eyes to the world of beauty and makeup and possibility that I too, might be an attractive girl in my own right….there was the makeup of Billy B to guide me. In case you don’t know, the celebrity makeup artist who today is beloved for his work on RuPaul’s Drag […]

The Best Mother’s Day Presents

Right before my wedding, 10 years ago!

Mama Bella, my mother, Peggy Aura Arlene Grell, is a woman of elegance and good taste. She loves the finer things in life. Every ounce of my fabulousness comes directly from her. Mama Bella knows what she LOVES and isn’t afraid to say it. She also isn’t afraid to respectfully speak her mind if she’s […]