’s “The Best of the Best” Awards

Bryan Barron knows his beauty and that’s why he’s the Research and Content Director of What’s that you say? Oh, just the world’s largest database of more than 300 expert skincare and makeup reviews. Never heard of it, well now you have!

beautypediaAnd the site has just come out with their “The Best of the Best” Awards for 2014. Check out some of the winners here!

Harper’s Bazaar in the House

The famed and fashionable stylist Anita Patrickson stopped by to talk trends and share the magazine’s chicest finds for spring.


She covered everything from the latest fashion trends and accessories to skincare, haircare mascara and more.



It’s Allergy Season

And we are not happy about it over here at LifeMinute! The constant stuffy nose combined with itchy watery eyes just does not pair well with the fresh spring face we’re all trying to don. But thanks to Bahar Takhtehchian, from SHAPE, we’ve got some relief.

bahar1She gets through the season armed with a few allergy fighters like Nasacort, Allegra and Visine A. For more on these and other tips to surviving the season, check out

Spring Beauty Regime Reboot

No time is better than now to update your beauty look for Spring. But if you’re short on time (um who isn’t) we found a quick, easy and on budget way to do it…Laura Geller Beauty La Dolce Vita.



Our two faves form the fab kit are the hybrid crème powder and Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon in Watermelon Cooler. Score it for youtself, valued at  $124 exclusively at Ulta for just $39.

“Nail It” for Spring

If you’re getting the itch to update your look, but have a minimal budget, the answer is NAILS! And this season, anything goes. Our pal Elaine D’Farley filled us in on how to design our digits.


Basically, go with whatever your heart desires. Creative is key. Elaine likes to use Sally Hansen’s 3D textures because you just swipe them over your nail color for an instant style pick me up. So easy!

If you’re feeling funky, top on the glitter and add extra shine, or go bold with the cracked look…more sophisticated, try something matte. The point is to have fun! If you don’t like it, you can just take it off.

For more of Elaine’s Spring beauty tips check out

Happy April Fools’ Day: Heineken’s “The Guest of Honor” Challenge

Just in time for April Fools’ Day, Heineken debuted the brand’s latest and debatably craziest social experiment yet. The tables were flipped on unsuspecting theater goers when they were challenged to go from spectator to star–in what we think is the best prank we’ve seen.

Screen shot 2014-04-01 at 5.30.58 PMCheck out what ensued when those chosen for “The Guest of Honor” were faced with some wild and wacky situations at and

Pandora’s Prom Picks!

Our new favorite editor, Pandora Amoratis from OK! Magazine stopped by to share her picks for prom.

promblogWhen it comes to makeup, play up your everyday look. Pandora’s crushing on Essence cosmetics. They don’t break the bank and they have everything from eye shadow to nail polish. She really loves their matte stay lip colors.

And for the fashions, don’t hold back. You’ll probably only wear this dress once, so have fun! Check out David’s Bridal. Over 200 styles in a wide range of sizes, so a girl can really find her dream dress.

If Pandora could do it again, she’d rock one similar to the pale blue number Lupita Nyong’o wore at the Oscars.

For more prom tips check out

Fiddler at the Best Buy Theater

David Garrett is his name and he’s been playing the violin since he was just 4 years old.  We caught up with him at the Best Buy Theater in NYC before his concert that night to promote his new crossover album Music.


For more on David Garrett check out

A Bachelor No More!

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One of the coolest editors at Maxim magazine, Patrick Carone will be taking the plunge into marital bliss in just a few weeks. And even though he’ll no longer be a bachelor, he still wants to look good. So he stopped by to share a few of his faves that get him through the day. Guys listen up!

maximblogSchick Hydro 5 Razor
A 4-in-1, high-performance styling tool that shaves, grooms, edges and hydrates all while you shave. It has a shaver on one end and an adjustable power trimmer on the other, so all you need is one tool.
Edge Pro Relief Shave Gel
It’s kind of like a 1-2 punch. Dermatologist tested and made for men with sensitive skin to enhance the glide of the razor and help relieve skin irritation. It actually reduces the friction between the skin and the razor.

Degree Men Deodorant
48-hour protection to give you total confidence to do more. It also has a MotionSense, so the more you move, the more it protects. They released a limited edition NCAA sports defense line (just in time for March Madness).

Casio GA1000
Fashion meets technology – digital compass, thermometer, minute markers and a 12. 3, 9 o’clock blacklight that helps you read in the dark. It’s shock resistant, water resistant and has 5 daily alarms and world time.

Get Your Smile On for Spring

Your number one accessory this Spring is your smile and our friend Stacy Cox told us the best way to have a bright and white one is by having a healthy mouth.

stacy cox

She was in our studio talking medicine cabinet makeovers and suggested having an oral health care plan of action:

1. Update your toothbrush every 2-3 months

2. Use a mouth rinse daily

3. Don’t forget to floss

4. Denture wearers should use a product for support to prevent irritation

For more tips check out