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SavvySugar Shows You How to Look Like a Million Bucks

Even though we write about disparate topics, Savvy and I always find ourselves chatting about career and money issues. One of these days, I'm going to reveal the depth of my crush on economist Paul Krugman, and then we'll be BFFs. Fortunately, Savvy was kind enough to reveal her beauty and grooming secrets, and she's quite generous with her advice. Read on.

Which beauty products are your must-haves?
Kanebo Sensai Silk Emulsion, bare minerals foundation, and Kiehl’s lip gloss.

What’s your favorite beauty ritual?
I generally don’t ‘do’ my hair during the week and just let it dry on its own. But I love taking the time on my hair on Friday or Saturday night. A little mousse, a long blow-dry, and we’re talking volume that I absolutely love! It gets me excited to go out and celebrate the weekend.

To find out where Savvy splurges and saves,


What’s your go-to lip product?
It’s Kiehl’s lip gloss in Berry 1851. It’s not sticky at all, which is my glossy pet peeve — hair stuck on lips is not cute or comfortable! And the color is subtle but rich.

What is your morning beauty routine?
I start most days before 5am, so it’s definitely low-key. I call it my five-minute face, and it’s enough to make me appear more awake but it’s a totally natural look.

What’s your signature fragrance?
Bryant Park by Bond no. 9. My sister gave it to me as a gift for being her Maid of Honor, and she was spot on with her choice for me. You may even catch me sniffing my own wrist!

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t forget about your cheekbones. Some foundation can really drown them out, and just a pop of blush makes a world of difference.

And the worst advice?
The more bronze, the better!

Any tips or tricks you want to share with readers?
Beauty-wise, I spend the most money on my eyebrows. I have a professional pluck them for me, because having perfectly-shaped brows for my face makes a big difference. I had to grow them out before I started going to get them done but those shaggy weeks were well worth it.

Your favorite drugstore beauty product?
Does Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner count? I usually don’t buy drugstore makeup, simply because I use so little makeup that it lasts forever.

When do you feel the most beautiful?
After a hard workout. I love the natural flush it gives me and the endorphins released give my mood a huge boost.

Join The Conversation
austerity austerity 9 years
Oh Bella, you're a Paul Krugman fan?? I was reading this post yesterday while studying heavily for an exam that covers one of his books. When I read this post, I was like 'what'? I thought I had been studying too hard and my imagination had gone wild: Krugman on the SugarNetwork? Lol :) but you're right, he's pretty awesome (though I don't have a crush on him ;))
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
wow Savvy your very slick professional girl. Yes the weekends are for my hair, maybe its because, we have more time to, fix it.
givelivelove givelivelove 9 years
i definitely agree about the workout!
nuclear_winter nuclear_winter 9 years
Does anyone know where to buy kiehl products?
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I can't let my hair dry naturally. It will be incredibly flat and not cute.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Such good hair advice! No one should be expected to have fancy picture-worthy hair all the time and putting that extra attention into it when I go out always makes me feel glamorous too.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I always let my hair dry naturally. It still looks nice and is a lot easier for the week.
emalove emalove 9 years
That Kiehl's berry-tinted gloss is one of my favorite glosses!!! Love the feel of it on my lips and the color is pretty.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I only dry my hair when I'm going out. I hardly ever do it during the week, it looks pretty good when air dried.
dreamlover823 dreamlover823 9 years
I dont dry my hair either!
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Agree with the hair too!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I really want to try the Kiehl's gloss. I agree about blush, it's subtle but does so much for you.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahah savvy I am the same with my hair :) Weekdays, I leave it. I try to make it look nice - but no heat styling for me! Then when the weekends come, I get to make it all beautiful and big and it's so much fun!
rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
i agree about the eyebrows, i always get it done professionally and one time hd it messed up and had to grow it out before getting them waxed again. and yea i let my hair dry naturally too :)
ammura ammura 9 years
i agree with savvy and missyd...nothing makes me feel more beautiful than the natural flush after a hard workout!
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I love Kiehl’s lip gloss Too! They make the best skin care products!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ah yes being sweaty... ;)
missyd missyd 9 years
Savvy and I are the same in most of these regards. And yes, nothing makes me feel more beautiful that a hard workout!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I don't do my hair during the week either. It naturally dries pretty well, so I'm happy with it! And another person who gets their brows professionally waxed!
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