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Just over a week ago we shot our very first tutorials along with our first "About Us" video. The experience was exciting (and exhausting). From the moment I woke up that morning I felt the pressure and critical nature of making this day successful...and the videos successful. First was styling the hair just right. Not only mine, but my mom's and the model's hair. I felt a little rusty on my 1920s hairstyling techniques. The last time I had to do this was for theater over a decade ago. Even after practicing the day before and checking out a few YouTube videos,...

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Sometimes no matter how much we practice for an interview, a tennis match, or a presentation, we still find that we are not prepared enough. ​My trip to Bolivia was one of those trips, I could have never prepared for enough."Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing"  ~Helen KellerSo high...My last day in Bolivia I relaxed in my Airbnb, 17 flights up and enjoying the view but looking forward to going home the next day. Reflecting on my trip, it was far from a walk in the...

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It's hard to believe it's been 4 months since our prelaunch at Art Deco weekend and 3.5 months since our store went online. We are so grateful for your support and are curious what you think and what you'd like to see more of.One thing we've heard from some of you is you'd like to see a tutorial on how to use our sultry eyes gel liner. How to apply it and what brushes to use? We plan to create a tutorial for this.We've also heard from you that you'd like to see tutorials with our new travel brushes. A few of...

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Last week I went to Cuba for the first time. As the prohibition era was once a time of hidden speakeasies, until recently for most Americans Cuba had been hidden.During the 1920s, the time of prohibition, many Americans went to Cuba. Vibrant bars sprung up to ease the Americans into their a new era of no libations. Little did anyone know only a few short decades later, Cuba would become the new prohibition to the Americans.Right before I left, I spoke to an old Cuban guy here in Miami. He reminisced about the old Havana, Cuba...I could see a twinkle...

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We all have our little secrets! This week we'd like to share three with you about 42 Dubonnet. Secret #1 Our first secret is that 42 Dubonnet is the address of our imaginary speakeasy. Our Art Deco packaging reflects the Prohibition era secrecy of the address. Dubonnet and all of our lipsticks and lip glosses are named after drinks that were popular during Prohibition.   Secret #2 The second secret is about our packaging. We support the Everglades Foundation and inside our packaging there is a pattern showing a scene of wildlife in the Everglades. That scene is the background...

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