Laverne Cox’s limited-edition collaboration with ORLY, Celebrate Yourself by Laverne Cox, is the perfect party in a bottle!  Not only did the collection light up the sky at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, but its six shimmery metallic lacquers took things off the hook — without the alcohol!  Shine and Mirrorball offer sultry shades of silver, while Party In The Hills brings out our inner golden-girl.  For a romantic touch of rose gold, Halo (an homage to Queen Bey) and Million Dollar Views warm things up, while Cox calls the glittery-black Androgynie, “a sparkly showgirl with a dark side.”  All ORLY lacquers come with the award-winning Gripper Cap (a major tooth-saver) and are formulated without DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.  A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Celebrate Yourself by Laverne Cox will go to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and receive a free gift with purchase of ORLY Top 2 Bottom, its all-in-one basecoat and topcoat, while supplies last.

TUNE IN ALERT:  Check out Thursday’s debut of American Beauty Star on Lifetime, featuring many of ORLY’s talented nail technicians and lacquers!

ORLY is offering a limited number of lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG a 6 Pix of Celebrate Yourself by Laverne Cox (retail $49) simply by following them on Instagram (or  liking them on Facebook) and entering here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.


With advances in technology, workplace fatigue and sluggish production are becoming more and more evident.  One way to counteract the symptoms of over-stimulation is meditation.  “It’s not uncommon now for big corporations to encourage meditation during breaks and even hold meditation events during working hours,” says Dr. Barbara Cox, a consulting psychologist and coach who specializes in working with innovative leaders and organizations. “Research shows there are significant effects on physical and mental health for people who practice meditation, self-hypnosis and other stress-management tools.”  These benefits include:

Improved ability to manage stress. Life is filled with stress and the average work day can provide a host of new triggers that add to stress, whether it’s a demanding supervisor, a difficult client or uncooperative co-workers, just to name a few. “Stressful situations are going to happen,” Cox says. “So the question becomes how well you can handle the stress. Meditation can assist in that.”

Increased quality of sleep. Meditation can help people with their sleep issues, according to research by Harvard University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. That doesn’t mean meditating only before bedtime. It also helps to practice meditation during the day, so you can more easily get into that relaxed state at night. “And if you get a good night’s sleep,” Cox says, “you’re more likely to perform well at work the next day.” Read more of this story »


The 2017 Emmy Awards were marked by a return to Hollywood glamour.  While Stephen Colbert’s musical opening number entertained us and Sterling K. Brown’s speech moved us, the red carpet’s elegance really wowed us with exquisite hair, makeup, and wardrobe.  Some of our favorite looks came from (clockwise from top left) Zoë Kravitz in Dior Haute Couture, Michelle Pfeiffer in Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein by Appointment, Susan Kelechi Watson in Christina Ottaviano, Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo, Evan Rachel Wood in Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Thandie Newton in Jason Wu, and Yara Shahidi in Prada.  Which were yours?