Give a Girl Some Glam

Written by Bryce

From time to time I get tired of my “less is more” attitude and I just want to glam it up.  I want a sparkly dress that’s too short for my own good, some 6 inch heels, fabulously tan legs, and vibrant makeup in fun colors that just about skim the line of what’s socially acceptable.  Good news!  I have plenty of skanky dresses and slutty heels!  Unfortunately, I never seem to have the time to bronze my legs (and we all know that it’s hardly glamorous to be a leathery sun-slut), or to glam up my face.  But after visiting the DEX Salon & Studio in NYC, I’ve changed my tune entirely.


I went in simply thinking that I needed a kickass spray tan, and DEX does have the best one I’ve ever tried, but came out completely surprised.  Who knew I love lipstick? I had no idea.  I’ve never been a lipstick kinda gal… it’s always been too rich and too complicated for my taste.  I liked simple glosses and tinted balms, and couldn’t be bothered with cakey, old lady hues on my lips.  Then I found the most magical lipstick ever.  The lovely makeup team at Dex introduced me to a warm, apricot-like color that’s somehow flattering on just about every skintone.  Seriously, it looks great on my olive skin, I lent a little to a blonde/blue/fair friend the next day, and just yesterday I forced and Indian girlfriend of mine to try it.  Obviously everyone thought it was gorgeous.

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Dex New York in Court Street Apricot, you have my heart, and my $22.  Worth every last penny. And it’s made of kickass minerals! I’m considering buying an extra few tubes just in case there’s a world catastrophe or something.  Basically, lock me in a bomb shelter with a hot man and Court Street Apricot, and I’ll be happy for a long time.

Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber


  • Hi Bryce – Surprised and happy to see that you, too, have discovered my absolute favorite mineral makeup brand! I happened to walk by the store on my way to school just two weeks ago (FIT is right by their huge studio!) and got to meet their head makeup artist John Henry who was fabulous and taught me how to wear bold colors — a phenomenon for a color-scared girl like me! loved him. I’m now digging it — the bright yellow and deep sapphire blue is very doo-ri sporty-cute….oh and it never comes off. Try it! Gotta get the lipstick after reading your post xo

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