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Beauty Secrets – Amber Katz

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This week’s Beauty Secrets muse is Amber Katz. Amber and I have crossed paths many times over the years, but one of my favorite encounters is when I moderated a panel at HBA Global Expo where she was a speaker. She immediately proved herself to be the real deal – a whip smart beauty who really knows her stuff.

Amber is the founder of rouge18.com, a pop culture-infused beauty blog featuring everything from skin smoothers to hair spray to body scrubs. She is also a freelance writer, consultant and copy writer/editor.

A former financial copy writer, Amber started her blog in 2006 as an outlet from which to rave about her favorite lotions and potions to fellow beautyphiles—instead of her non-target audience of middle-aged (straight) male auditors at the office. Amber has written for Cosmopolitan, Vogue, ELLE.com, MTV.com, Allure.com, Glamour.com, Refinery29.com, TeenVogue.com, SELF.com and Yahoo Beauty.

Here are Amber’s beauty secrets:

  1. To feel beautiful, I’ve learned that working out 5 days a week is integral to my mood.
    “Right now, I’m a fan of Tracy Anderson‘s dance classes (I do them both at home and in the studio) and running along the East River.

2. Having a fresh manicure is vital to my emotional well-being (sad but true) so I get professional manicures every 2-3 weeks. In between, I use the Amope Electronic Nail Care System, the only thing that helps me achieve almond-shaped nails chez moi.

3. I’ve gone through an entire emotional arc with my skin over the past few years, but right now, I seemed to have hacked the system. For me, it’s all about a Spironolactone prescription, Sea Radiance Cleanser, nightly applications of Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid and thrice-weekly swipes with Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads.”

 

 

Sea Radiance Cleanser

Follow Amber!

Site: Rouge18.com

Twitter: @Glambr

Insta: @rouge_18

Snapchat: @Glambr

Facebook: facebook.com/rougeeighteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist, TV presenter, spokesperson, and educator, specializing in beauty, tech, apps, toys, gift guides, and smart shopping. She has appeared as an expert on dozens of TV shows and radio networks, including Today, Rachael Ray Show, Inside Edition, CNN, Reuters, CNBC.com, Sirius Radio, and numerous FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. Trae has been featured as a beauty tastemaker in Elle, Redbook, InStyle, and Essence, and her work has appeared on Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch, USNews.com, Credit.com, CBSNews.com, Time.com.