amanda-peet-435Amanda Peet recently revealed her tremendous fears of cosmetic enhancement in Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s on-line publication, Lenny Letter.  In an essay, entitled, “Amanda Peet:  Never Crossing the Botox Rubicon,” Peet subtitles the piece, “It’s painfully obvious, but I’m still ashamed to admit this: I care about my looks.​”  Peet, who recently starred in the HBO series, Togetherness, has been an in-demand actress in Hollywood since her breakout role in the small-screen comedy, Jack & Jill.  Appearing in films such as Something’s Got To Give, Gulliver’s Travels, and Syriana, the 44-year-old has come to the realization that in Hollywood, “employability is based on looks.”  Additionally, she acknowledges that she is competing with younger talent (specifically naming Alicia Vikander), simply to remain relevant.

Peet has maintained her appearance over the years through “soft touches,” such as teeth bleaching, hair coloring, and skin lasering.  She even has a glam squad, consisting of a “trainer, stylist and my Barney’s card.”  Admittedly, “Nothing about this suggests I’m aging gracefully.”  So why not travel to the dark side, as many other have?  The actress simply admits that she is afraid:  “I’m afraid one visit to a cosmetic dermatologist would be my gateway drug. I’d go in for a tiny, circumscribed lift and come out looking like a blowfish.”  She is even more afraid to go under the knife to lift her “saggy boobs,” citing septic shock as a possible complication!

Nevertheless, armed with a good sense of humor and a dose of paranoia, Amanda Peet is a realist.  “Botox or no Botox, we shouldn’t feel bitter, because we’re ALL going to look like shit. Every last one of us. Even Alicia Vikander. (Sorry, Alicia.)”  Well, Amanda, you’ve made your choices and we will make ours to avoid looking like shit.  It doesn’t mean we’ll try Botox, but it also doesn’t mean we won’t consider the boob lift one day.


Pat McGrath Labs

In anticipation of Pat McGrath’s new skin transformative makeup kit, Skin Fetish 003, Kim Kardashian West posted this provocative image of herself entitled, “My Shoot With Pat McGrath.”  For those who’ve wondered how she got that dewy, luminous look, look no further.  The limited-edition (only 25,000 will be produced), three-piece set includes a dual-ended stuck with a creamy illuminator on one side and a nutrient-rich balm on the other. The components of the kit, which also includes a made-in-Japan blending brush and a glimmering pressed powder (available in nude and gold), can be used together, or alone.  This is not the first time Kim and Pat have teamed up together.  They last collaborated for a cover photo shoot for The Violet Files.

Pat McGrath Labs is setting aside 700 SKIN FETISH 003 kits in Nude + 700 SKIN FETISH 003 kits in Golden for her most loyal early-birds.  At 11AM ET on April 26 2016, simply go to and type in the access code, GETLIT, for the page to be unlocked.



As you’re spring cleaning the cosmetic bag and restocking up on your favorite beauty and skin essentials, it can be easy to stick to the brands you know you love.  However, for those who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer or other serious health issues, this is an excellent time to reevaluate one’s beauty regimen.  To help us navigate the beauty aisles, we have enlisted the help of the experts at Cure Diva, a service specializing in “stylish living with cancer.”  Here is what they suggest:

  1. Be gentle with your movements and your moisturizers — always read the label!
    Use only hypoallergenic products, or those that don’t have harsh ingredients such as acids, emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes or amines. You want happier, more comfortable skin, so scan your products for these ingredients and restock your supplies with organic, chemical-free and sensitive items.
  2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
    To prevent dryness and cracked, uncomfortable skin, be sure to moisturize immediately after washing and toweling dry. This means:
    for your body, apply moisturizer after the bath or shower; for your face, apply moisturizer in the morning and at night; for your hands, moisturize after washing many times during the day; for your lips, use a hydrating lip balm throughout the day Read more of this story »