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Polyvore and Prose

There is so much to celebrate in June. Weddings, Father's Day and graduations. Standing on the cusp of summer, I find myself craving outdoor celebrations be it a wedding against the backdrop of wine country or a Father's Day barbecue poolside. This month I am looking forward to raising a glass to loved ones, sharing special moments and creating lasting memories with family and friends. Check back this month for:

Bridal Beauty Must-Haves

Little girls dream of the day. The day they walk down the aisle in a breath-taking white gown and say I do. But now that we are adults and it's actually time to get married we know what the day is really all about--it's the pictures! The most important job on your big day is to look flawless in your photos.

Paige’s Polyvore and Prose May 2012

May is all about Mother's Day. It's the day we take her out to lunch, pamper her with spa treatments and give her gifts. Last year I was fortunate enough to have my mother visiting me in Los Angeles on Mother's Day. We spent they day at the race track brunching, sipping champagne and betting on the ponies.

Cosmetic Chemistry 101: Hydroquinone

What: HYDROQUINONE Antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin bleaching agent, hair colorant. Where: Skin care, anti-aging, sunscreen and hair color. Banned in Canada and the EU and rates a 10 in toxicity in the EWG's Skin Deep database. Why: Immune system and respiratory toxicant; probable neurotoxin; possible carcinogen; irritant; animal studies show endocrine disruption.