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Welcome to Beauty Diary: Seven days of getting glam with an industry insider. From publicists to professional makeup artists, this is a week in the life of someone who lives and breathes beauty.
- I had my first shoot for NYLON since starting in October and it was a ton of fun. The model was a complete pro and the location, Gramercy Park Hotel, had a great Lynchian vibe.
- Being on set, all the beauty attention is on the model and I usually go pretty bare, but make sure to have a good hand moisturizer on hand-- all the unpacking and unzipping can take its toll on the cuticles.
- My band, Vomitface, played at a SUNY which had the most amazing classic change rooms.
- This show kicked off a bit of a mini-tour to get in some out-of-town shows before the weather gets too bad.
- Having green hair is actually not super high-maintenance (it seems to hold better than say pink or purple), but every now and then you have to freshen it up a bit. I usually rotate between different Manic Panic greens to layer since I don't have the pati
- We were in Boston playing a show, and the drive pretty much took up all of the day. All the bands on the bill were great, but we particularly enjoyed a new band, Child Ride, who opened up the show.
- I try to be a little cheeky with my stage make-up, which for me means lots of SPARKLES. The little Wet and Wild sparkle compacts are my favorite and a great deal for 99 cents a pop! I'm not a huge mascara girl, but Lancome has been my go-to for as long
- We played a rainy show in Providence. After a few shows, my hair is definitely the rock-n'-roll grunge look and the weather isn't helping.
- Thank God for dry shampoo! My fave is Sachajuan, which adds a ton of body while getting rid of the shine.
- I've always been politically-concerned (I even at one point thought politics would be my career), so I couldn't ignore the necessity of participating in the Millions March in NYC.
- It was reinvigorating to see that so many people were engaged and taking action to help fix a very broken system.
- It was a pretty chilly day so I made sure I serum-ed up. I even cheated a bit and used a night oil during the day. Ooops! I guess some rules are meant to be broken?
- Today was a total food and skin TLC day to reverse the damage from a busy week.
- The pampering consisted of a mix of Elemis and SK-II TLC. If your skin is dehydrated in any way, I find that nothing beats Elemis products to balance you out and plump you back up. The Cellular Recovery capsules in particular are miraculous. And pre-packa
- Things are pretty quiet at work with the holidays fast approaching, so I was able to get some errands done during the evening.
- A quick trip to the mall (I live in Jersey City so there are indeed malls!) was less painful than I had expected, so I was able to restock on some Clarins essentials. The marula oil cleanser is my favorite beauty product ever. I don't know what I'd do if
- With Christmas coming up so quickly after a late Thanksgiving, I haven't made much of the annual holiday party circuit, but made an exception to meet up with some friends at the Frenchkiss Records party at Baby's All Right. There was karaoke and I may hav
- I'm not usually one for tradition, but there's nothing like a classic red lip this time of year. And Tom Ford has a monopoly on the perfect red. My shade is Cherry Lush.
Lawyer-turned-style blogger-turned-fashion editor-slash-band member seems like kind of a dream career path if you ask us, but for Preetma Singh, it's a reality. Though she entered the fashion world later than most, because of, well, law school, Preetma has already graced the mastheads of the Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Vogue, and now, Nylon Magazine as market director.
For this week's beauty diary, we followed Preetma on tour with her band Vomitface, joining the Millions March NYC protest, and working spooky, Lynchian beauty shoots for Nylon. Most importantly, we found out how she keeps that green hair looking so fresh.
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