Lip Service

By: Tory  |  Published: January 14th, 2014   |  Category: Beauty, lip, make up, sephora

  Ok so I love wearing bright red lipstick. I feel fresh, I feel modern, I feel like I’m in a L’oreal ad.  This red lip is a staple of sexiness and I tend to sway my hips just a wee bit more when I’m wearing it. Only problem.: My husband hates red lipstick. So does every single man I’ve ever met. I asked about the red lip debate at my last dinner party and received these answers from the men in the room. “Your lips look chapped.” “You’re trying too hard.” “Hey Kool Aid Girl” (To be fair, that […]

The Bermuda Triangle of Concealer

By: Tory  |  Published: November 11th, 2013   |  Category: Beauty, Tory Shulman News

“I AM NOT A CLOWN” MONDAY I spend a lot of time thinking and contemplating make-up concealers. (note: I know this makes me sound like a huge asshole) But it’s because the art of applying good concealer is actually similar to an artistic technique that has always fascinated me: “Tromp L’oeil” otherwise known without the sassy French accent as Trick of the Eye. “Trompe-l’œil is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Forced perspective is a comparable illusion in architecture.” (Just FYI I am citing Wikipedia here UNLIKE […]

Feeling Exposed while in the Nude–This One is for Jessica Simpson

By: Tory  |  Published: February 22nd, 2012   |  Category: Beauty, Funny Stuff, Tory Shulman News

Could I do it? Could I be that girl? The kind of girl who wears 5 inch nude high heel shoes from The Jessica Simpson Collection? The short answer is yes. Oh yes. They are so hot and so perfect and so cheap. But this was, of course, after the whole fiasco. The other day, I decide that I am going to do a little personal shopping. This is quite rare since I have many anxieties some of which include: being afraid of driving, being afraid of malls, being afraid of driving to malls, being afraid of entering mall parking […]

The Betty Draper Experiment

By: Tory  |  Published: October 4th, 2011   |  Category: Beauty, betty draper, career, don draper, january jones, jon hamm, mad men, Tory Shulman News, women

Went home for a quick visit to DC to celebrate my Grandma’s 95th birthday party. She is the wild one in the family and I seem to share more traits with her than most-but sadly she has lost a bit of a grip on reality. Thankfully though, not her sense of humor. When asked how old she was–she proudly responded “12” and spit her tongue out at me when I tried to take away her Bourbon and soda. To keep myself occupied, I brought along Season 1 and Season 2 of Mad Men which I had never seen. I quickly […]